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.

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?  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.


***  Saturday 12th January cross country course map is on the XC fixtures page.
***  Rob & Mark's last 2018 sprint session is 18th December, restarting 8th Jan 2019
***  See our Cross Country & Trail Fixtures page for more to do this Autumn.
***  General Data Protection Regulation: See About Us / Membership Privacy Notice.
***  Equipment problem means no hammer or discus training until further notice.
***  See below for help needed for junior track & field events.

Earlier announcements are on the relevant discipline news or the "about us - club news" pages.  

Recent News

Call for help at our home XC Fixture, 18November2018
Sunday, October 18th 2018 at 10:30 has now been confirmed as our home fixture in the Mid Essex Sunday League cross country. We would encourage as many club members to don the famous red and yellow vest and take part in the race around Notley Park. This is open to all club members  (16yrs +) and all abilities so if you haven't tried XC yet please consider giving it a go.The course is 3 laps on grass of approx 3k each which is less than two park runs. Of course we will need marshals on the day but hopefully these can be sourced from those not wishing to run or unable to run etc. Offers please to Ross Boyer.

"RunandTalk" - a welcome new initiative being championed by your club
RunandTalk is an England Athletics initiative supported by MIND, the mental health charity, which aims to improve mental health through running in England by:
* Getting people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma.
* Providing support and guidance to raise awareness of mental health problems.
* Supporting people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active through running, whether that is to support them in starting, returning to, or continuing to run.
During a one-week period twice a year (linked to Time to Talk Day Jan/Feb and World Mental Health Day Oct) England Athletics are looking to encourage people to run one mile or further, and to have a chat with friends, family and other runners whilst doing it. This can take place during a normal training evening. We hope to have your support this coming October.
As part of the 'runandtalk' programme, England Athletics aim to establish a network of volunteers across Affiliated Clubs and RunTogther Groups in England to promote Mental Wellbeing through running. There are two volunteer support roles: Mental Health Champion and Mental Health Ambassador. Your club's Mental Health Champions are: Josephine Sheffield & Stuart Phillips.
If you are interested in learning more about either role please contact/speak to Josie or Stuart.

Could you help the Club run some of its junior track & field events?
The club are looking for an U13 boys and U15 boys team manager(s) for the forthcoming 2018 track and field season. If you are interested then please advise one of the coaches at the track on a Tuesday or Thursday night at training.

There are 9 fixtures throughout the summer for these age groups and it would be great if someone has some spare time to help support these age groups.

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

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High Dam
Oliver finishing the High Dam Individual Long Distance, 6th May 2017

Relay team
The relay team with Oliver at the British Orienteering Relay Champs, 7th May 2017 

Dylan: SW Triathle, May2017        Jessica & Dylan, Infinity Aquathlon, May 2017 

Dylan & Jessica, Essex Primary Schools XC Finals, Hadleigh Park, May 2017

For earlier pictures, see the Gallery page

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