Braintree and District Athletic Club is actively promoting running for all in the community, and to this end we have introduced a Road Running section within the club.
This is for all standards, from beginner to experienced runner. We recognise that road runners look to gain different things from the sport, such as social running, general fitness, doing the London Marathon, or participating in the Race For Life.
We have a team of experienced male and female, UKA Level 1 to Level 3 qualified coaches to support you as an individual and to ensure your needs are met. When you come along, our coaches will work with you to help you achieve what you want out of running.
The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for varied training sessions, and we encourage groups to meet for runs at other times to suit their own needs.
We have a friendly, sociable and safe environment for all our runners, and most of all, we encourage respect, equality and support for everyone.
Running is great for fitness, wellbeing and also for meeting new friends. Come and give us a try, and you will be made very welcome.
A full list of road races can be found on the websites of Runners World, Real Buzz or RunBritain. There is also a good race calendar under “Events” on our Endurance Facebook page. Or just Google the event.
Don’t forget our own Braintree 5 race, see here.
If you would like to advise us of events or confirm dates and times please contact: Roadrunning@braintreeanddistrictac.co.uk
Club Records and Endurance Awards
Details of all the road running records achieved within the Club can be found here.
New Club Records must be verifiable at Power of 10 and are updated regularly from there by Mike Hills without the need to advise him.
The Club Endurance Awards will be based on road race performances over the 12 months starting from January 1st until December 31st.
To be considered, you must be over 18 and report your race date, description and time to Simon or Josie indicating whether or not a PB has been achieved. You must be a 1st claim club member and unless representing a charity, wearing your Club Vest. The race must be officially measured although parkruns are not eligible.
Full details are here.