Dacorum & Tring AC is the oldest athletics club in the borough of Dacorum. It was formed in 1995 when Dacorum Athletic Club and Tring Athletic Club joined forced to become Dacorum & Tring Athletics Club. Prior to that, each club had been in existence as individual clubs since 1976 and 1980 respectively.
The club is a vibrant and well-supported one, and draws its membership of over 500 active and social members from all around the county and beyond. Our coaches are all highly-qualified and devoted to training our athletes of all ages, from age 10 and up, to not just achieving their personal bests but ensuring they learn vital skills and fitness levels that will last them a lifetime. Many of our athletes, young and old, have gone on to achieve success at county, national level and international level, but equally, all our members benefit from taking part in an exciting and challenging sport in a friendly, supportive and fun environment.
The backbone of Dacorum & Tring AC is the Track and Field section, with some 300 active members of all ages. Our Road Runners section, the biggest road running club in the borough of Dacorum with some 250 members, is open to all runners age 16 and over who are interested in running with a friendly, social group, most of whom participate regularly in road, off-road, ‘adventure’-type races and triathlons. Many of our Road Runners are parents of youngsters who train with the track and field squads, and benefit from being run with the road running group while their children are at the track.
Athletes from both the track and field and road runners sections compete in Cross Country over the winter months, in the five-event Chiltern League and Northwest London League as well as county, South of England and national championships.
Dacorum & Tring AC was recognised as an outstanding sports club after receiving England Athletics ‘Accredited Club’ status in 2016 for the third consecutive three-year cycle. The club was first awarded Clubmark status in 2010 “in recognition of the high standards of coaching, training, administration and child welfare we provide”.
The club is supported by a core group of administrators, officials and other volunteers, who work tirelessly to make sure the club provides the best-possible arena for athletes young and old to practise their sport and achieve their targets. We welcome new members of any age and encourage them and their families to get involved and help to keep the sport of athletics in Dacorum as strong and vibrant as it has been for the last forty years.
Many thanks to our dedicated and generous photographers who have contributed to these galleries: Gary Mitchell, Barry Cornelius, Mark Easton and Keith Stonehouse.