The Braintree 5 (Skyline 120)

 A 5 mile road race for all abilities organised by Braintree & District Athletic Club
starting in Skyline 120 Business Park adjacent to Great Notley Country Park.

Next Event: Braintree - 11:00am Sunday 17th April 2016

* * * ENTRIES NOW OPEN * * *

The 2016 Race:

For online entries, click here. For postal entries, click here.

Our charities for the race this year are:

BRA The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Charity. No 1048542.

The Friends of The Flitch Way. Charity No 1115617.

The Route:

A slightly undulating rural course starting and finishing in Skyline 120 Business Park, next to Great Notley Country Park, Braintree. The route goes down Queenborough Lane past Rayne Station, into Rayne Village and then onto the Flitch Way for a few hundred metres before turning back into Rayne, and back home.

Download the Official Course Map or checkout mapometer.

Certificate of course accuracy: Course No. 09/111
UKA Licence Number: 2016-16827


Our Race Director, Paul Miller.


We are privileged to have a number of generous sponsors, without whom we would not be able to put on this race.

Thank you to Econoprint for all your help.

Also we are grateful to Braintree District Council for their support with this event.

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Race Report, Sunday 29th March 2015

After months of planning, the day was finally upon us and the Braintree 5 was here. A very early start with an hour's less sleep saw the B5 team set up the start, finish, registration and the course.The day had started very drizzly and grey but gradually the runners braved the awful weather and made their way to the start line on the Skyline 120 Business Park to take part in the 6th Braintree 5 Race. A slightly smaller field than usual, due to a combination of clashes with other events coupled with the weather, started dead-on 11am. Led by our Lead Bike rider Scott the strong field of runners were cheered on by our ever faithful band of supporters and Marshalls.
All 300+ starters completed the course and although we had the First Aid team to hand I am pleased to report that their services were not needed. By 12.15 all runners were over the finish line along with Gary Sibley who acted as our Sweeper for this event. Goody bags and shirts were gratefully received, the need for a dry T-shirt being the most urgent with the majority of runners having contended with a very heavy shower of rain in their final stage of the Race.
Finally Presentations were made in the Discovery Centre by our Chairman, Tony Gordon, and once again the Braintree 5 Race was over for another year. With our thanks as usual to Countryside Properties for giving us permission to start and finish on their Skyline 120 Business Park, the staff at the Discovery Centre for their co-operation in the organising of this event, and our members and their friends, family and colleagues who turn out in all weathers to marshall, support and organise this event.

Results can be found here (Excel) or here (pdf)  and photos, courtesy of Andy Sheridan Photography are here.

We are delighted to have supported the following charities:

BRA The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Charity. No 1048542.
Parc Essex. Play & Resource Centre. Charity No. 1065854.

Our event raised £1298.63 to split between the two charities

2014 Race Report, Sunday 27th April 2014After what seems like a never ending winter the sun finally made appearance and the scene was set for a wonderful 4th Braintree 5 mile race. Temperatures were around 10 degrees and bright and sunny throughout.

Results are available at and as a pdf file: here.

1st Male Andrew Mynott, Springfield Striders 27m40s
Junior Male Joseph Nourse, Braintree 29m53s
MV40 Steve Cooper, Blackheath & Bromley 28m59s
MV50 Paul Mingay Tiptree 27m58s
MV60 Dave Cox 29m45s
MV70 John Wheatley Colchester Harriers 35m20s

1st Female Elizabeth Davies Springfield Striders 29m15s
Junior Female Abigail Morgan Tiptree 39m17s
FV35 Nikki Brockbank Springfield Striders 30m51s
FV45 Caroline Tuck Dagenham 88 35m19s
FV55 Joanne Marshall Serpentine 39m51s
FV65 Margaret Waddingham Ware Joggers 39m02s

Unaffiliated Runners:
Male Richard Green (Lives in Australia) 28m37s
Female Anita Cox 33m52s

Team Results:
Mens Running Club Springfield Striders
Ladies Running Club Springfield Striders
Business Team Delamode
Education Team Notley High School

2013 Race Results

Full Results from 2013 race.  More on the roadrunning news page and the 2013 gallery page.

2012 Race Results

Full Results from 2012 race.

2011 Race Results and Photos

2010 Race Results

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