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Braintree & District

Athletic Club


If you are not a member already, please click on Membership (above) for details of how to join before attending a training session.

So long as you are aged 9 or over you will have the chance to try most of the different athletic events. You can decide on which events that you are interested in and concentrate on those or even specialize in just one. U11 athletes (school years 4 and 5) may only participate in sprints, endurance, shot putt and long jump.

Club nights are on Tuesday and Thursday between 6pm – 8.30pm), at the Braintree Sport & Health Club (Braintree Leisure Centre athletics track), Panfield Lane, Braintree CM7 1FF.

Our coaches are trained and graded in accordance with UKAthletics guidelines, so you can be sure that they have the ability to improve your athletic skills.

Training Times

Tuesday evening 18.00 -19.00
Junior mixed events Group ideal for new members and younger athletes.
   (coached by Conor)
Sprints group (coached by Derek)
Long jump (coached by Steve)
Endurance all abilities (coached by Simon, Dean & Lennon)
Hammer, Discus and Shot Put (coached by Denise)
   (Note: this session is 18:00 – 19:30)
Tuesday evening 19.00 – 20.00
Javelin (coached by Neil)
Cage Throw training (coached by Denise)
High Jump (coached by Derek & Ruth)
Under 16 sprints (coached by Rob & Julie)
Senior (15+) sprints 100, 200 & 400m sessions (coached by Derek)
Endurance all abilities (coached by Simon, Dean & Lauren)
5k & 10k road runs (coached by Ross)
Tuesday evening 19.15
[5k road run – moved to 19:00, see above]
Thursday evening 18.00 – 19.00
Couch to 5k 10-week course commencing 6th April 2023, see above
Junior Sprints (coached by Leighton & Lennon)
Pole Vault (coached by Simon)
Junior Endurance (coached by Lauren)
Thursday evening 19.00 – 20.00
Senior (15+) sprints 100, 200 & 400m sessions (coached by Derek)
Hurdles (coached by Rob)
Long/Triple jump (coached by Steve & Lennon)
High Jump (coached by Derek)
Junior Endurance (coached by Simon & Lauren)
Thursday evening 19.15
Senior Endurance (coached by Ross)
The Tuesday night road runs start from the track and cater for a range of abilities. There will be a lead runner, a tail runner and more in-between so no-one will get lost. Contact Mark Thomas if interested. Once registered, there is no need to book before each attendance. There are a few rules here to ensure everyone’s safety.

Training Fees

When it comes to Training Fees, there are a two options available:

Option 1:  Athletes may pay £5.00 prior to each training session that they attend.

Option 2: Alternatively, BDAC encourages all of its members to setup a Standing Order to pay for training fees. This option costs £15.00 per month by Monthly Standing Order. Those who take up this option are able to make savings if training regularly (based on potential annual savings when compared with 2 x weekly sessions in summer and 1 x weekly session in winter).

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