From Social Runner to International Athlete

Dacorum and Tring Athletics Club

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Track and Field

The backbone of Dacorum & Tring AC is its’ track and field section, which boasts over 300 active members, from 9 years of age through to veteran athletes in the 60+ category. There are 23 track and field coaches, of whom 5 are ex-international athletes. Children progress through the U11 and U13 groups into the development squad or into the event specific squads. However, new members can be placed accordingly and are welcome to join at any time of the year.

Road running

The Dacorum & Tring AC Road Runners club is open to all standards of runners (both male and female) in a safe and friendly atmosphere. We meet at the Athletics track at Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm. As we cater to a wide range of athletic abilities and aspirations (hares and tortoises), you’ll always be able to find a suitable running mate.

We train on the roads and footpaths around Hemel Hempstead and on the track, running from 2 to 8 miles each session. There are always several groups of varying speeds and abilities, from pure beginners to keen marathoners, and each group is led by England Athletics ‘Leadership in Running’ coaches.

New members from 16 years and up are always welcome, regardless of ability, and you don’t have to commit yourselves immediately; just try us out for a couple of weeks to ensure we meet with your approval!

Although competing in races is not essential, we are currently in Division 1 of the Chiltern Cross Country League, which involves five races throughout the winter months, and we also participate in local, regional and national road running events.

We are open to all members of the community, from those who just want to run for pleasure and to keep fit, to athletes who enjoy the competitive aspect of the sport and thrive on competition.

Cross Country

Dacorum & Tring AC athletes participate keenly in cross-country throughout the autumn and winter, with runners from age 10 all the way up to veterans in the V60+ category contesting the highly-competitive Chiltern League series; many youngsters also take part in the Northwest London Young Athletes (NWLL) League. The club has had considerable success at county and national level over the years, and our coaches encourage their athletes to take part, to build strength and endurance for the summer athletics season.

The five annual Chiltern League fixtures take place from October through February, and are held on Saturdays; Dacorum & Tring compete in Division 1, the top tier of the Chiltern League, which in itself is considered one of the top leagues in the country.

The Northwest London League, for runners between the ages of 10 and 17, also consists of five events and takes place on Saturdays.

While cross-country often involves mud, hills and adverse weather conditions, it’s also a lot of fun! The Middle Distance Squad and the Road Running section in particular incorporate cross-country into their winter training schedules and runners of all levels take part, to earn points for the team and to have a good day out

Our Coaching Inspires success

Some of our Star Performers

Philly Lowe

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Esme O'Connell

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Destiny Ogali

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We love athletics

About Us

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.

Records

See who our record holders are by event and age group and what has been broken this year

Results

See the results from events​

Club Kit

Club kit is available to buy.

Committee

Find out more about our committee

Documents

Policies, codes of conduct, AGM minutes and other important documents

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Members and Helpers

We are a large and growing club, but we can only function effectively through the efforts of our members and helpers.  We have many exciting opportunities for you to become involved and learn new skills

 

Become a Member

We always welcome new members.  Becoming a member enables you to benefit from our excellent coaching, compete in matches for the club, compete in other events.
 

There is a waiting list for some groups. So please contact us to find out more

Become a Coach

Would you like to join our great team of coaches and help develop our athletes even further? If yes, then please read on:

Whatever your level and whatever your interest there is a rewarding opportunity waiting for you. Official training is provided by British Athletics and as a club we will support and mentor you on your journey.

Details of the opportunities and pathways can be found on the English Athletics website.

You can search for available courses here.

Become an Official

Officials truly are the beating heart of athletics and running and at the heart of all the action. Why not start your journey today?

We will support you as a club and England Athletics wants to inspire Officials by providing direct support through their track & field journey and endurance journey. Both journeys benefit from structured qualifications, practical competition experiences and ongoing development opportunities throughout.

And don’t forget we can lose points in league matches if we don’t provide enough officials.

Its never been simpler to get into Officiating with our four easy steps. Make a start by booking on to your course online today…

Volunteer Today

Volunteers and helpers play a key role in the success of this club. On match days, training nights, events and behind the scenes:

  • Collecting money and serving refreshments on training nights
  • Support the officials on match days
  • Help organise social events
  • Help the media team

 

And many  other ways….

 

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Social Events

It’s not just about the training and competition.  We need to enjoy the social side – whether it’s a weekly gathering after training or an annual event….

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News and Updates

World Mental Health Day

We’re a day late, in posting our support but it’s too important to let it pass by…. yesterday was World Mental Health Day. This year’s

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Annual Awards

The Dacorum and Tring Annual Awards ceremony took place at JFK School in Hemel on Saturday 5th October. Philly Lowe and Ben McGuinness “led from

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September Records

September Records – 13 club records broken in September – please check out the records section on our About page – well done to everyone!!!

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Meet Our Sponsors

They Believe In Us

Sponsorship plays a vital role in the development of the club.  Both the club and several athletes are sponsored by the following organisations.  

Do get in touch if you are interested in seeing your name here.

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