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 here or about becoming a Volunteer 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.
General Data Protection Regulation: See Membership Privacy Notice here.
>>> NOTE: For any 2023 club membership renewals not yet paid, please read the letter here, download the form from here and then pay as soon as possible. They are overdue. <<<
CORONA VIRUS: All Athletes are now welcome back to training and the club is now back to full capacity. Thank you all for you patience and understanding. Please check that you have read the updated Covid Fact sheet (28th March 2021) for information on how the club is operating during government restrictions due to Covid. The information on sessions and rules for Covid have been updated; see our Training page. The latest advice from England Athletics can be found here.
CLUB TRACK DEFIBRILLATOR: Anyone in cardiac arrest needs a defibrillator as quickly as possible to survive and the Club hopes to mount one at the track. The one inside the sports centre would take too long to access. AEDdonate have given the club a £400.00 grant towards one but a further £1,849.00 is needed. Please help us to raise this amount – every little helps and might save someone’s life. You can click on https://www.aeddonate.org.uk/projects/22-929/ or use the donation box at the track sign in desk or at the sports centre front reception desk. Our Club chairman is making a generous donation and also paying for the installation and electrical work required.
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.
SIMON MENNELL WINS “COACH OF THE YEAR” AWARD FROM ENGLAND ATHLETICS
Our head coach, Simon Mennell was presented with this prestigious award by England Athletics for all his hard work and dedication to coaching both on and off the track
BDAC ATHLETES EXCEL AT THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS NATIONAL XC FINALS
These BDAC athletes represented their schools in beautiful weather and on a dry mix terrain at Nottingham. In their respective age groups:
Charlie crossed the line in second place earning himself a silver medal.
Alistair ran a fantastic race winning Bronze.
Jack finished 12th position.
Heidi finished in 5th place.
Excellent results from these young Braintree & District Athletic Club athletesin a national competition!Congratulations team!
LEWIS THORN: SOUTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPION
Congratulations Lewis Thorn who broke his own 400m Club record to become the South Of England Champion on 13th June, only to break it again with 48.44 on 17 July in the Semi Final of the England Athletics Senior Championships.
CULHAM BREAKS CLUB MARATHON RECORD.
Congratulations to 21year old Braintree athlete and coach Conor Culham. At Dorney Lake Marathon today he has broken the 7 year old Senior Men marathon record of 2:44:03, in a fantastic time of 2:42.49.
Marathon training can’t be taken lightly, and today’s performance was following 11 years of hard work and dedication to endurance training in all weather conditions. Outstanding performance Conor!
SOME OF OUR JUNIOR’s SUCCESSES
|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: