Welcome to Braintree & District Athletic Club

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The Club
Braintree & District Athletic Club provides a wide range of Athletics Training and Competition for both new and experienced athletes in the Braintree Area. This includes track, field (jumping and throwing), multi event, road running, trail running and cross country.

The club has seen remarkable growth in the last few years, more than doubling in size, with growth seen particularly in the junior sections, endurance, and road running. We compete and train throughout the year with training nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Braintree Track.

Find out more about Membership or about becoming a Volunteer

New to Running?  Read about our “New to Running” group here.

AAA Standards  The club subscribes to the AAA Standards Scheme. You can find details of the scheme and a list of our athletes who have qualified here.


* Timetable for Club Championships, Saturday 24th September are here.
South Eastern Athletics Association Championships: Entries now open.
A high level competition just 1 level below the England Championships but with no
   qualifying standards. An excellent opportunity to gain experience at this level.
* The Club seeks a member or parent to co-ordinate its volunteers, see below.

Earlier announcements are on the relevant discipline news or the "about us - club news" pages.

Recent News

EAN Sportshall Programme - 2016/17
Entries for the first fixture at Chelmsford on Sunday 16th October are now open.  Details here. Entries via entry form here for Round 1. On-line entries can be made here.

AAA Standards Results Update
The outstanding performances continue. See the table near the foot of the Track & Field Records page. Well done everyone.

BDAC Endurance Awards
Here is a reminder to all endurance runners of the criteria for the 2016 BDAC Endurance Awards. Please note that revised information has been included for the PB Trophy (see here) and details of race results must be sent directly to bdacpb@gmail.com. If you have any queries on the information provided, please speak to Josie Sheffield, Simon Mennell, Trevor Sibley, Sam Hillyard or Stuart Phillips.

New Club Records by our Juniors
See the Track & Field Records page for new PBs by U13 Katie Churchman (70mH) and Rachel Carter (Pole Vault). Excellent performances by both these girls.

A very successful month for our female athletes 30th June 2016
The following records were broken as well as a catch-up on one in February.
Hannah and Eve both broke records that stood for 19 years and were held by athletes who went on to represent GB. Congratulations to the following:
  Eve Wright U15G 100m 12.28secs Cambridge 25/6/2016
  Hannah Smith U15G 60m hurdles 8.78secs Lee Valley 6/2/2016
  Hannah Smith U15G 75m hurdles 11.89 Cambridge 25/6/2016
  Chloe Cockell Senior Ladies Hammer 43.04m Braintree 18/6/2016
And we have a brand new club record for the first senior lady Pole Vaulter
  Chloe Cockell Senior Ladies Pole Vault 1m Braintree 18/6/2016

Club Vacancy for a Volunteer Co-ordinator
We are currently seeking the support of a member or parent to take on the committee role of volunteer co-ordinator. The volunteer co-ordinator helps us to recruit volunteers into the club and the role and organise if some are needed for an event, for example, and is supported by lots of great resources on the England Athletics website.
We need someone who is enthusiastic and would like to help the club. There is a once a month committee meeting and you need to be a fairly regular visitor to the club to be a contact point in case of query, but I assure you there is no great expectation that it will take up much of your time at all.
Full support would be given by our friendly and effective committee, so please come forward and support the club. Please see me on a club night or give me a call 07785 720023.
Thanks, Tony Gordon, Chairman.

Earlier news has been moved to the news pages of the appropriate disciplines.

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2016 HBO 10k Most of the BDAC team at the Hatfield Broad Oak 10k road race, 30th May 2016

BarryPlowman Barry Plowman's "Chase the Train", 22nd May 2016

2016Braintree5 The BDAC team at the Braintree 5 (Skyline 120), 17th April 2016

CharlieShingleton Barry Plowman at the Groundhog Track Marathon, Telford, 5th March 2016

Daisy PartridgeDaisy Partridge (U16w) wins East Anglian Orienteering Champs 14th Feb 2016

MidEssex League XC Mid-Essex League XC, Highwood 31st January 2016

For earlier pictures, see the Gallery page

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Braintree 5 Power of 10

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