Knights Accreditation:

Reading University Knights Athletics Club


A relaxed, fun and friendly atheltics club which caters for all abilities. We hold 4 sessions a week for various levels of training and in addition, we regularly meet for sober and non-sober socials.

We aim to encourage as many people as possible to take up running and maintain their fitness, from experienced runners to beginners.

We participate in cross country, road running and track competitions during the academic year. Some of our training is also catered towards the Reading Half Marathon in the Spring as we gradually increase in fitness and distance over time.

Our training includes track and field, with two sessions a week catered to long and short distance running. The club runs training sessions 4 times a week whether it is an easy road run or circuit training. 

We compete in the London Universities League (LUCA) for cross country and athletics; this includes 5 cross country races, 1 indoor and 3 outdoor track meets each season. As well as our highlight fixture of the year, BUCS XC, we also attend various road and relay races such as the Hyde Park and Teddy Hall Relays. 

We have two socials a month: one sober social such as a Pub Quiz, Meal out or Formal dinner, as well as one non-sober including nights out and Pub Golf. 

We have two types of membership this year. The normal membership is £40 for those who wish to take part in training. This gives you FREE circuit training, a track session on Friday, two casual runs a week, entry to events such as LUCA and socials!

Alternatively, you can pay just £5 if you would like to just come along to social events. This DOES NOT include training sessions.

Please message the club on social media if you have any more questions about anything and one of our committee will be happy to reply to you!

Please join our Facebook group to see what has been happening and to keep up to date with training during freshers week and beyond!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions!

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Follow us on instagram @rukathletics for updates on training and events as well as some photos... the good, the bad and the ugly. 

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The RUKA Committee 2020/21

  • President - Caitlin Tevendale
  • Social Secretary - Lucas Coppin
  • Secretary - Adam Townsend
  • Treasurer - James Fox
  • Track Captain - Kai Whyne
  • XC Captain - Henry Stiff
  • Welfare Officer - Celine Taubman                      

Club Records

Event Male Time Female Time
100m Karl Tucker 10.69 (2017) Rachel Dickins 12.41 (2016)
200m Karl Tucker 22.91 (2017) Rachel Dickins 24.4 (2016)
400m Karl Tucker 52.07 (2017) Rachel Dickins 54.75 (2016)
800m Elliott Chard 2.02.99 (2018) Chloe Dearman 2.30.39 (2017)
1500m Elliott Chard 4.19.57 (2019) Chloe Dearman 4.59.65 i (2017)
3000m James Lyne 9.08.31i (2019) Chloe Dearman 11.20.59 (2017)
5000m / 5k James Lyne 15.51.12 (2019) Chloe Dearman 20.53 (2017)
Parkrun James Lyne 16.21 (2019) Chloe Dearman 20.51 (2018)
10k James Lyne 33.00 (2019) Natalie Plummer 40.10 (2016)
Half Marathon Simon Goldsworthy 73.00 (2016) Natalie Plummer 1.24h (2016)
Marathon     Natalie Plummer 3.08h (2016)
Pole Valt Sam Cunningham 3m (2016)    
Hammer Joshua Watson 18.91m (2016) Ziana Azariah 40.82 (2016)
Long Jump Karl Tucker 6m (2017) Zoe Styles 5.26m (2016)
High Jump Joshua Watson 1.98m (2016) Rosie Jacobs 1.5m (2016)
Tripple Jump Joshua Watson 12.11m (2016) Bethany Nasrallah 9.95m (2019)
Discus Joshua Watson 29.69m (2016) Ziana Azariah 19.18m (2016)
Shot Put Sam Cunningham 9.14m (2016) Ziana Azariah 8.9m (2016)
Javelin Michael Dzandu 41.77m (2019) Alice Rorke 11.34m (2017)

*Records since 2015



  • Athletics Refreshers Student Membership£25.15
  • Athletics Non-Student Membership£50.15


  • Athletics - Mizuno Hoodie£43.95
  • Athletics - ERASMUS Student Membership£20.15
  • Athletics - Bus Contribution£2.15
  • Athletics - Mizuno 1/4 Tech Fleece£51.15
  • Athletics - Mizuno Nara Skinny Track Pants£21.15
  • Athletics - BUCS Deposit£20.15
  • Athletics - BUCS XC Trip£70.15



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Committee members

Cross Country Captain


Track Captain




Social Secretary