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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.


Our fixture list for 2020 has been added to our Activities/Track&Field webpage.

Hammer and discus training has now resumed. It is held on Tuesdays between 6:30 and 7:30. All interested just turn up or contact Mike Hills for information.

HELP PLEASE! February seems a long way off but we are looking for early commitments please. On Saturday 15th February, BDAC host the Essex League cross country at Great Notley Park. Approximately 500 runners across 5 race categories: 10:30 U13 boys and girls 3k, 11:00 U15 boys and girls 4k, 11:30 U17 and U20 women 5k, 12:00 U17 men and senior women 6k and 12:45 Senior men 8k. As usual we need marshals/volunteers to enable us to host the event Please consider volunteering and maybe rope in a family member or friend. They may actually like it! The day is non-stop action. Please let Stuart Phillips or Ross Boyer know if you can offer your services. Thank you.

The track will be closed from TUESDAY 24th December and reopen TUESDAY 7th January.

Information for the Essex and Eastern Counties Indoor Championships at Lee Valley next February have been added to our Activities / Track & Field web page.

Our cross country fixtures for 2019/2020 are listed via our Activities : Cross Country web page.

Our Braintree 5 race for 2020 has been added to the Braintree 5 web page on this site. Sunday 17th May 2020.

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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