hello, we are the essex blades athletics club

Athletics is a sport of many disciplines, with both indoor and outdoor competitions. It is composed of 3 main event categories; running, jumping and throwing. Competitions can take place individually or as part of a team, where all individual results can contribute to the team score.


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?

Derby Day Winners - 2017/18
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
Shortlisted club of the year-2020/21
Team of the year-2020/21
Newcomer of the year 2020/21-Bob Sporle
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17, 2019/20, 2020/21 2021/2022 


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.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the club's code of conduct

LUCA Event Fee (1 per event)
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Training times







*Training sessions are currently provisional and could be subject to change.

social run

monday| 6.00 pm

All club members welcome. Meet at South Courts Car Park. 

club training


All club members welcome. Circular Road N, Colchester, CO2 7SU

club training


More information about Park Run can be found here. If it's your first Park Run, you will need to register here.

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time only.





Club committee

...Drew Hogger


...Lara Moffat


...Kenneth Lai


...frances chu

welfare officer

...adam shew

cross country captain

...Drew hogger

cross country vice captain

...Lara Moffat

track & field captain

...kenneth lai

track & field vice captain


communications & liason officer



lara moffat

social secretary


volunteering & fundraising officer

Xander styles

colchester harriers liaison officer


1st year representative


Key documents

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