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

  • Southern Bronze for Simon

    by Max Simon Olivia Simon and Hollie Martin-Whymark were the club’s only representatives at the South of England Age Group (u13/U15/U17) Championships held at Ashford this year. Delayed by road… Read more

  • Winning Finale to Harriers’ Season

    By Paul Young The Final SAL match of the season took place at a blustery but thankfully sunny Garrison track in Colchester on Saturday. The Harriers needed to win the… Read more

  • Jeggo Claims Superb Silver

    by Chris Jeggo The Manchester International took place at the Regional Arena on Wednesday 14th August. This is one of the main events in the national athletics calendar acting as a gateway… Read more


    By Rob Earle In ideal conditions, the Harriers throws group held the first of two development meetings during August on Thursday 8th. These are an excellent opportunity for athletes and… Read more

  • Sensational Second place for Harriers

    The final EYAL match of the year took place at the plush Allianz Park, Hendon on Sunday 11 August 2019. Harriers went onto the meet placed ninth in the League… Read more

  • Sizzling Success for Track and Field Athletes

    On Sunday 21 July, eight counties including Essex went head to head with their best U17 athletes in the annual Intercounties match, this year held at Chelmsford Athletics Centre. Earning… Read more