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


club training

TUESDAY | 7:45-9PM | COLCHESTER GARRISON

All Club Members welcome.

 

club training

THURSDAY | 7:45-9PM | COLCHESTER GARRISON

All Club Members welcome.

 

 

 

Club committee

 


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christopher moore


president
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vice-president
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treasurer
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secretary
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jason wilson


social secretary & welfare officer
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toyin olufemi


communications officer
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christopher morton


cross country captain
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alumni officer
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volunteering & fundraising officer
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just play liaison officer