ATHLETICS

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


CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS TO RESUME THE WEEK COMMENCING 13TH SEPTEMBER..

 

 

 

 

 

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

club training

WEDNESDAY | 2-3:30PM
COLCHESTER GARRISON

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

club training

SATURDAY | 9AM
CASTLE PARK, COLCHESTER

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


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ELLA BUTWELL


president
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kylah mclaren


vice-president
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Drew Johnston 


treasurer
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verity cotterrill


welfare officer
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ADAM SHEW


cross country captain
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Thevian Niranjan


cross country vice captain
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TBC


track & field captain
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tbc 


track & field vice captain
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kylah mclaren


communications & liason officer
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sara dubois


secretary
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sophie nixon


social secretary
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tbc


alumni officer
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tbc


volunteering & fundraising officer
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tbc


colchester harriers liaison officer
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tbc


1st year representative
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Athletics: Cross Country Championships 2022-23
4th February 9am - 5pm
TBC, United Kingdom

Key documents


Club constitution

CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

risk assessment