Knights Accreditation:

Reading University Knights Athletics Club       

A relaxed, fun and friendly running club which caters for any ability. We hold 4 sessions a week for various training and in addition, we regularly meet for socials and nights out. 

We strive to encourage and support as many people to take up or continue running and maintain fitness, from experienced runners to novices. We participate in both cross country, track and road running competitions during the academic terms. A lot of people make the Reading Half Marathon their personal goal as we gradually increase in fitness and confidence throughout the year. 

We offer a whole range of training including track and field, with a particular focus on long and short distance running. The club runs training sessions 4 times a week whether it is an easy road run or a tough track session and circuit training. Our coach Gordon is a guru for all of your training needs and can organise personal training programmes so you can reach your potential! As well as training we have close ties with local athletics clubs and shops as well as having regular social events.

We have two strands of membership this year. The normal membership is £40, however the non-student membership comes to £50. This will give you free access to circuit training, Friday track session, two casual runs a week plus events such as LUCA. (as well as, of course, being able to get involved with the socials!) Please email the club if you have any more questions over memberships and we can explain all the finer details.

Please join our Facebook group and like our page 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 training!

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The RUKA Committee 2019/20

  • President - James Fox
  • Social Secretary - Georgie Judge
  • Secretary - Caitlin Tevendale
  • Treasurer - Henry Stiff
  • Track Captain - Charya Jayasinghe
  • XC Captain - Will Hayward
  • 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     Chloe Dearman 11.20.59 (2017)
5k Simon Goldsworthy 16.09 (2016) Chloe Dearman 20.53 (2017)
Parkrun James Lyne 17.09 (2018) Chloe Dearman 20.51 (2018)
10k James Lyne 34.26 (2018) Natalie Plummer 40.10 (2016)
Half Marathon Simon Goldsworthy 1.13h (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) Rosie Jacobs 9.58m (2016)
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 Full Student Membership£40.15
  • 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
  • Athletics - BUCS Trip (James L)£14.15



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