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Braintree & District

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Braintree & District Athletic Club

Welcome to Braintree & District Athletic 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 and 18 or over? Read about our “New to Running” group here. Also find details of our easy-going 5k/10k road running group on the Training page.

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.


Specific Braintree 5 Race information is given on our Braintree 5 webpage as well as on the race Facebook.
The latest advice from England Athletics can be found here. As of 30th April, competitions are cancelled through to 30th June 2020.
Our Awards Evening is postponed from Saturday 28th March to Saturday 26th September.
If you have entered either of the County Championship meetings, the Essex AA will contact you regarding the fees you have paid.
If you make regular payments for attendance at the track, these may be postponed until training resumes.
If anything changes, we will update this page as well as our Facebook Page

Our fixture list for 2020 has been added to our Activities/Track&Field webpage. NOTE: page 1 of this was updated on 24th February 2020 with a  few changes to the locations plus the addition of U15’s to the EAL details, but obviously everything is very fluid at present.

Details of the remaining Essex Championship events are on our Activities / Track & Field page.

Track & Field league match entry forms and timetables are on our Activities / Track & Field page.

General Data Protection Regulation: See Membership Privacy Notice here.


All of our news can be found on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. See links at the bottom of this page. Here is a snippet or two.

Taylor Gooding won the Under 14 Girls Junior Fell Race at the Dufton Show, Cumbria on Saturday 31st August 2019 on a very wet & windy day. In doing so she won her age category for the fourth year in a row. One of the fields contained some stampeding cows so the race organisers made a last minute change to the race route. Fortunately she was able to quickly recce part of the route just beforehand. Congratulations to Rose Sheppad who won the under 17 girls fell race at the Malham Show in the Yorkshire Dales on 24th August. Approx 2.5 miles with 500 ft total climb.

Here is our team at the Essex Road Relays, Harwich on 16th March 2019:


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