About

Our ladies team at the 2013 National Relays in Mansfield

Our ladies team at the 2013 National Relays

Barnet and District Athletic Club is based at Bramley Sports Ground in Southgate.  We hold our main training sessions at Trent Park, Allianz Park stadium and at Bramley Sports Ground.  Visit out location page to see all our training locations, and the training sessions page for more details on meeting times.

Barnet and District AC offers quality coaching and structured training sessions to runners of all abilities.  Whether you are a sprinter or an aspiring marathoner, whatever your age or abilities, whether you want to compete or just get fitter, we have a training group to suit you!

The club has a strong social scene, with many of our members spending more time in the Trent Park café than actually running. There are social events throughout the year, including summer barbecues and an annual training weekend at the Sandy Balls holiday camp in the New Forest.

 

Our Senior Men at the Met League Cross Country

Our Senior Men at the Met League Cross Country

We compete in Track and Field athletics, Cross Country and Road running, taking part in leagues for young athletes, seniors and veterans.  The club were the 1992 World over 50 10km team champions and continue to compete at a high level with several veteran athletes near the top of National, European and even World rankings in their age groups.

Our young athletes compete in track and field in the summer through the Eastern Young Athletes League, and opportunities are available for competition in Open and Championship events. The Senior Men & Women compete together in the summer in both the Southern Athletics League and the Mid-week Road Race League. During the winter months cross country and road racing opportunities abound as the Club competes in the Metropolitan, Chingford and North West London (Young Athletes) Leagues, in addition to numerous Championships and relays. The club is also involved in Sportshall Athletics, providing indoor athletics for the younger age groups.

The awkward moment of the 2011 Sandy Balls trip when we realised everyone had come in the same outfit.

An awkward moment during the 2011 Sandy Balls trip when members realised everyone had chosen the same outfit.

The club has its roots way back to the end of the 19th century. The present club was officially formed in January 1967, with the amalgamation of Hampstead Harriers and New Barnet AC. The club moved to the new clubhouse at Bramley Sports Ground in June 2013, after 25 years in New Barnet.