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. It also provides opportunities for volunteer involvement through coaching, officiating at events, and various committee duties. If you could give up a little of your time to help, please see the volunteer link below and then contact us.

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?
If you want to take the first steps to enjoy running and getting into shape, join our “New to Running” group for anyone aged 18 to 70+ on Thursday nights 7-8pm to help you get fitter or faster.  Whatever you want to achieve, we can help you to start gently and work up to whatever you want to achieve. Please click here for more details.


* Annual awards night and party: Save the date! 18th March, Bocking Village Hall.
     Tickets and info available NOW. Always a great night!

Train to be a Track & Field official
, any age 14 upwards, see flier here.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL - See About Us: Membership page
See News below regarding new Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions.
Entries for the 2016 Skyline 120 (Braintree 5) now open. See Braintree 5 page.
* Entries for the Steeple Bumstead 10k multi-terrain race. See the XC page.
Earlier announcements are on the relevant discipline news or the "about us - club news" pages. 

Recent News

Eastern and Essex Championships, 2nd February 2016
Lots of medals for our young athletes.  Pictures below.

Club annual awards night and party, 18th March 2016
Tickets for our fantastic party and awards night are now in sale from the ladies at the front gate. Tickets, which include the disco and buffet are £2.50 per head and with it always being a great night, it would be brilliant to see lots of members and their families come along to join the fun and cheer on the award winners.......it might be you! Tickets go fast so please buy them as soon as possible if you want to be sure.

Mid-Essex League Cross Country, Highwood 31st January 2016
Nine club runners completed this hilly, wooded and muddy course. A great effort and well done Conor who aimed for the first 10 and came in 8th. See the XC results page & picture below.

Mid-Essex League Cross Country, Rivenhall 17th January 2016
On a bright but cold day, Claire Gordon, Conor Culham, Alex Ings, Miles Coulson & David Reaves represented the Club at this XC league match where the course was very interesting and apart from the ditches, the going remarkably good considering the weather we have had. See the XC results page. Full teams comprise 7 men and 4 ladies so it would be great to see more of you at the next race which is near Chelmsford on Sunday 31st January.
Lee Cousins reaches Park Run Milestone
Running for the Club, Lee completed his 50th Park Run on Saturday 4th January 2015. Lee finished in 7th position in a time of 22:13. Lee has also completed Park runs at Chelmsford's central park and the National Trust's Hatfield Forest.

New sessions at or from the track on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Tuesday evening road runs: there is now a weekly road run from 7.15 to 8.15 pm. This follows a5k route starting and ending at the Tabors Academy track, although faster runners have an opportunity to increase their distance by "looping back" to the tail runner during the session. All sessions have a leader and a tail runner and hi-vis bibs are provided.

Thursday evening: as well as Steve Partridge's new 6.30pm long jump session, there is now a technical running coaching session from 7.30 - 8.30 pm, starting and ending at the Tabors Academy track, aimed at regular and experienced runners who are keen to improve their technique.

All in addition to our normal track sessions which are listed on our Training page.

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

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Pictures from the 2015 EAL Final are on the Gallery page

Six pictures below from the Essex and Eastern Championships, w/e 7th Feb 2016:

Mahmoud BarrieMahmoud Barrie wins u20 60m gold

Melissa GurteenMelissa Gurteen wins 3rd place Eastern and 2nd place Essex in U17W TJ

Leah DuncanLeah Duncan wins U15 200m Eastern and Essex Gold

Rubén HedmanRubén Hedman wins u13 hurdles Essex bronze

Eve Wright and Leah DuncanEve Wright (silver) and Leah Duncan (bronze) in the Eastern and Essex 60m

Scarlett WilliamsScarlett Williams at her 1st track race, Eastern and Essex u13W 800m

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

Leah+Tony_BraintreeAwardsConor and Courtney Win U18 at Witham Boxing Day 5 miler, 26Dec2015

Leah+Tony_BraintreeAwardsLeah Duncan and Tony Gordon with Jason Fergus at the Braintree Sports Awards Ceremony, 02Nov2015

Essex League XCScarlett and Rose, Essex League XC,
U13 girls, Hockley 31st October 2015

Essex League XC
Essex League XC, Hockley 31st October 2015

Essex League XC
Lynne, Sam and Liz, Essex League XC, Hockley 31st October 2015

Earlier pictures are on the Gallery page

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