ATHLETICS

hello, we are the essex blades athletics club


Athletics is a sport of many athletic disciplines (e.g. 100m, 200m, Long Jump etc.). It is composed of 3 main categories; running, jumping and throwing. Many of these you will see in the Olympics. It is performed over 3 different terrains depending on which discipline you compete in. It is a team sport performed individually. Each individual will compete in a discipline(s) and points are awarded for the top 8 athletes. At the end of the competition the points are tallied and a winner is decided.

 

How many teams do we have?

We have 2 teams, a Track and Field team and a Cross-Country Team, however many of the cross country runners will also compete for the track and field team.

We attend 3 BUCS National competitions a year; Indoors, Outdoors and Cross Country. These are the most prestigious competitions for University level Athletics. We also partake in a London Universities and Colleges Athletics series which consists of an Indoor Championships, a 3 part Outdoor Series and a 5 part Cross Country League.

 

Recent honours?

Essex Blades Club of the Year 2015/16
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club 2015/16 & 2016/17
BUCS Outdoor 2016/17 Men's Javelin - Gold Medal - Harry Hughes

 

Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Shorts and trainers. However, additional pieces of kit such as running spikes, running shorts or leggings are required for high level competition performance.

Join us*


To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

Training times


Please note, club training times listed below are during University term-time only. sessions begin week commencing monday 8th october 2018.

club training

SATURDAY | 4-5:30PM
cOLCHESTER GARRISON

All full club members welcome.

 

 

Club committee

 


...

GRACE TAYLOR


president
...

filipa mcqueen goncalves


vice-president
...

dara emanuel


treasurer
...

jonathan devaux


secretary
...

WILL DONNELLY


 welfare officer
...

JOANNA KALEMA


communications officer
...

TOBECHUKWU OBI


TRACK & FIELD captain
...

wan ashraf tambrin


social secretary
...

helen croft


volunteering & fundraising officer
...

jonathan keogh


CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN