If your child is aged 11-18 years old they are welcome to join our Youth Group. We accept the children from the start of the summer holiday after they have finished Year 6. The athletes are trained by UKA qualified coaches. They will train for distances of 800m and 1500m during the summer and we will train them for school and Essex League Cross Countrys in the winter. They are also welcome to join us for general fitness. We offer all our athletes the chance to enter local appropriate races, Open Graded Meetings and Cross Country’s if they would like to.

Benfleet Youth Group are a fully inclusive running club for all abilities. We are committed to creating the right environment for athletes of all abilities to participate and perform in athletics.

Our Youths train on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings every week throughout the year, including school holidays. During the summer we train on either Eastwood School Track or Waterside Track for one of the weekly sessions and off-road for the other session. During the autumn and winter, we are Cross Country Training on Saturdays and on-road training on Tuesday evenings.

Training Venues

Tuesday 7pm-8pm – April – September: Brook Road Playing Fields, Benfleet, SS7 5JF or Eastwood School Track or Waterside Track
Tuesday 7.15pm-8.15pm – September-April: BRC Clubhouse, Brook Road, Benfleet, SS7 5JF

Saturday 9am-10am – all year round: Various locations including John Burrows Playing Field, West Wood, Belfairs, Little Havens Nature Reserve, Benfleet and Hadleigh Downs

All sessions are open to all club members if you’re interested please contact us.

Our membership form can be downloaded from here