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

  • Fabulous 4th Place Finish

    Fielding an almost full team sheet the young green vests enjoyed an excellent day of track and field action at the EYAL Plate Final on a warm and often breezy… Read more

  • Southern Intercounties and other T & F action!

    by Max Simon and Chris Jeggo Saturday 7th September was the date set for the annual South of England Inter county U15 and  U20 Championships held at Horspath in Oxfordshire,… Read more

  • Harrier’s Perform at British Champs

    The UKA British Championships took place at the Alexander Stadium Birmingham over the Bank Holiday weekend 24/ 25 August 2019. With the Championships also acting as trials for the World… Read more

  • 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