Young Athletes

Young Athletes

Young athletes can start to compete for the club from school year 6 so the club will accept young athletes into training groups from the age of 10.


Colchester Harriers believe that all young athletes should receive coaching from qualified and registered coaches. To ensure that all young athletes can be placed with a coach the club employs a waiting list system.


During the summer all young athletes are encouraged to compete in the Eastern Young Athletes League. This is a good introduction to track and field.

In the winter months the club competes in the 53-12 Cross Country League and the Essex Cross Country League. Some athletes may also want to try their hand at SportsHall competitions.


Latest news, events & alerts

  • English Schools 2017

    Harriers excel at English Schools Champs Five members of Colchester Harriers were among the 2,000 young athletes who flew the flag for their Schools’ county teams at this year’s prestigious… Read more

  • Busy Weekend of Track and Field

    Darcey shines bright at National Champs On the 1 and 2 July, Colchester Harriers was represented by Darcey Monaghan at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships. Typhoo was delighted to… Read more

  • Eastern Championships, Cambridge University athletic track 24th June 2017.

    There was a reduced number of Harriers to previous years at this event, but those attending competed well in blustery conditions, with a number bringing home medals. The busiest athlete… Read more

  • U13, U15, U17 and U20 club records updated

    I have updated the club records this morning for U13, U15, U17 and U20 age groups including Charlie Dobson’s new under 20 200m record of 21.35s set yesterday at Bedford…. Read more

  • U20s Southern Championships

    Phillipa Davenall, Rebecca Jeggo and Charlie Dobson represented the Harriers at the Southern Outdoor Age Group Championships on Sunday 11 June. Thanks to wide-ranging improvements that have been, and are… Read more

  • Essex Schools Championships – Melbourne Park – Chelmsford

    Colchester Harriers athletes were again out in force mostly competing for the North East Essex team at the Essex Schools championships in Chelmsford on Saturday. There were some fantastic performances… Read more