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.
Derby Day Winners - 2017/18
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17
BUCS Outdoor Men's Javelin - Gold Medal - Harry Hughes - 2016/17, 2018/19
Essex Blades Victor Ludorum Award - Harry Hughes - 2018/19
Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2018/19
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.