British Airways Athletics Club Membership Information
- Entry and use of facilities at The Concorde Club in Cranford near
BA Clubs website
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facilities at the Concorde Centre,
- and details of other UK regional clubs,
- and lists the other sports and leisure clubs that membership entitles
you to join.
- Entry into the monthly Club In-house Event (CIE),
- these events are usually designed to encourage full
participation by all club members regardless of ability or fitness.
- Entry into the monthly Club Socials
- with inclusive catering every other month (club funds
- Running colleagues for ad hoc and training runs...
- from the Concorde Centre on Wednesday evenings,
- and Track & Field every Monday,
- and lunchtimes from Waterside (the BA Head Quarters at Harmondsworth).
- Running opportunities covering Road Running, Park Runs, Cross Country, Team Relays
- Track and Field athletics,
- International events,
- Fitness Gym sessions,
- Opportunities to organise events or simply assist others doing so,
- Additional opportunities to gain entry into the London Marathon,
- Guilt free access to this website and regular club emails,
- Two pounds discount from most UK fee entry running events.
The Athletics Club was formally a closed club for employees of British
Airways but these days the organisation is more open with anyone welcome to
join. Potential joiners might like to be aware of the following summary of
eligibility rules. These are a summary - please contact the
secretary to confirm or discuss any details or eligibility flexibility.
Also note that the eligibility rules of BA Clubs and the Athletics Club are
subject to change over time but are likely to become more open, not less:
- To be a member of the British Airways Athletics Club you must be a member of
- BA Club membership is open to all current and former employees of
British Airways, employees of other aviation related companies, relatives of
other members and section sponsored individuals. Contact the membership
secretary to discuss being section sponsored by the Athletics Club. The
cost of joining BA Clubs depends on personal circumstances. Details can be
found on the BA Clubs website
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- You also need to join British Airways Athletics Club itself...
- This requires an annual fee paid in April for the year
from 1st April to 31st March. Details of how to join are provided below.
The current annual membership fee is £9.
- There is an optional additional fee of £10 to register for England Athletics
- This has various advantages the most significant being that
you are entitled to a £2 discount from most races organised under UK
Athletics rules (this covers most UK fee entry races).
- If you
already pay the £10 England Athletics fee via another running club you do not need to pay again.
- Please advise the membership secretary if you need
to transfer your England Athletics membership from a previous club to the BAAC.
- For many featured races BAAC will expect you to wear the BAAC registered
running vest. Additionally, if the entry discount has been used, England
Athletics may expect you to wear the club vest...
- See the Club Kit page for
details of the club vest. This rule is unlikely to be enforced if you are
running in a sponsored charity vest.
- Some BAAC featured events are restricted to airline employees, or to only
current and retired employees. Some of these events may allow non-airline
employees to take part but not to qualify for awards.
- Some BAAC featured events are team events. In these cases the BAAC
Team Captain will chose the team...
- They will initially take into account the gender and age
rules of the event. They will also take into account individual
qualities. These are likely to be performance related but can include
reliability and offers to assist with the logistics of the event. For
some events the need for a minimum team size may necessitate the inclusion of
non-club members into the team. Members should always be selected ahead
- Non-members are welcomed to join us for some events over the year...
fees may need to be charged to cover costs. Non-members who have attended
three or more events over the year will be strongly encouraged to join the club.
Joining the British Airways Athletics Club
Print off, fill in and mail the
membership form to the membership secretary at the address on the form
including a cheque to cover your initial year's membership. Optionally you
may also fill in an annual membership
direct debit form and the
instructions for your bank. Membership will start
once your membership fee has been processed.