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SW Athletics Cross Country Championships February-12-2020

Ed Bird and Ryan Symington of Dorchester Athletics Club were representing Dorset Schools and finished in the top 5. Well done and many congratulations 


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February 12, 2020
SW Athletics Cross Country Championships

Ed Bird and Ryan Symington of Dorchester Athletics Club were representing Dorset Schools and finished in the top 5. Well done and many congratulations 

January 30, 2020
Develop Your Mental Strength

Be inspired by the successes of you and others;

Be inspiring towards yourself and others.

Get inspiration from this website to achieve more

January 29, 2020
Making a Champion

Champions are a combination of their Technical Skills, Mental Strength, Physical Fitness and Tactical Ability. Your Self-Belief must be equal to your Skills, Abilities and Performance in order to Win.

The Inspirations page of this website is an exploration into creating Mental Strength; it is based on my competing and coaching experiences. Chris is happy to share his knowledge with Dorchester Athletic Club athletes and answer any questions it raises; either in person on training days or asynchronously. See the Inspirations page for details.

Victor's Win First, then Compete.

January 20, 2020
2020 Fixtures

Athletic and Championship events are now uploaded to the Calendar on the Fixtures page

Wishing everyone every Success for 2020 

January 13, 2020
Southern Area Athletics Indoor Championships

Southern Area Athletics Indoor Championships opening the 2020 season 

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January 12, 2020
2020 Fixtures

As dates become available they are being entered into the fixtures calendar:

Already present: SEAA, SWAL, Wessex League

Awaiting: YDL, Dorset Schools, English Schools 

December 30, 2019

Dedication means training in all environments


October 22, 2019
After the season , Before the season


We celebrate our very successful 2019 season.

Training continues to prepare for the 2020 season.

Victors Win First, then Compete

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September 8, 2019
What a Year

DAC Athletes were in action this weekend to complete a wonderful year; representing Dorset County in the SEAA Championship and repreenting the Club in the Bournemouth Open.

This has been a remarkable year for individual, Club and County success.

With thanks to our Club, our coaches, our athletes and their supporters.

September 2, 2019
English U15 & U17 Championships

English U15 & U17 Championships Bedford 2019

The Sprint Group were in action on 31st August and 1st September, competing in the U15 100m, 200m, 300m & 75m Hurdles.

On Day 1, Katie Evans competed in the 100m achieiving a semi-final place and Vince Mason competed in the 300m, also achieveing a PB and semi-final place.

On Day 2, Molly White competed in the 75m Hurdles and Katie competed in the 200m. Both did well in their heats.

The competition attracted top athletes and this experience was a splendid introduction to National Level. We are proud of our athletes and look forward to seeing them develop and progress at this higher level.

Photos are available here

Videos of the races: 

U15 B 300m Heat 3 & Semi-Final 1

U15 G 100m Heat 2 & Semi-Final 2

U15 G 200m Heat 3

U15 G 75m Hurdles Heat 4

 ... are available on Vinco

August 17, 2019
U15 & U17 England Athletics Championships

Our season continues with some of our U15 & U17 athletes competing in the Championships at Bedford at the end of August.

We wish them every success 

August 5, 2019
2019 continues

Two further Club records were broken yesterday at the Southwest Athletic League Competition in Exeter:

4x300 Relay the U15 girls team came home in 3minutes exactly; congratulations to: Cora O'Brien, Zara English, Molly White & Katie Evans

Katie Evans smashed the 300m individual record with a time of 41.33secs; excellent, well done Katie

Club records can be seen on the History page

July 13, 2019
Congratulations Katie

Congratulations to Katie Evans for your 5th place in the 200m final with a PB at National Level Competition 25.45secs; and a new Club Record for the 200m, beating that set by Holly Butt in 2010


July 12, 2019
Cheer them on

It's time to cheer on our athletes competing in the English Schools Championship this weekend:

Olivia Wilmore: 400m Hurdles

Molly White: 75m Hurdles

Katie Evans: 200m

Madeleine Johnson: 1500m

Ed Bird: 1500m

Wishing you all every Success

July 10, 2019
U15 Boys Relay break 30-year Club Record
The stand out performance, at the latest SWAL Competition, was the new U15 Boys 4x100m club record of 48.67 which beat the old record of 49.0 set by an unknown quartet back in the 1980’s (date also unknown) and equalled in 2013. Hence, the old record must have stood for between 30 and 35 years.
Congratulations to Vince Mason, Charlie Brookes, Roni Brewer and Henry Bartlett.


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