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COVID19 Update from Dorchester Athletic Club and England Athletics 17 Mar 2020 March-17-2020

 

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It is with regret that Dorchester Athletic Club Committee has unanimously decided that all club activities, including training, competing and its AGM will be suspended with immediate effect.

The decision was reached in the best interests of all our athletes and their families.

Will all persons responsible for paying the athletes’ club fees please cancel their Standing Order payments with effect from 1st April 2020.

We wish you all the best of health and employment over the months ahead and look forward to your return when club activities resume.

 

England Athletics

"England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April."

 

"Qualifying races

We are currently undergoing a contingency planning process for qualifying races and will keep everyone updated as soon as possible.

Road Races

We will be working with our partner runbritain to coordinate a communication detailing appropriate advice and guidance to road race organisers in the immediate future.

Competitions

No emergency services will attend large gatherings so it is unavoidable that competitions will now be suspended until at least the end of April. We are in contact with event organisers to find suitable alternative dates within the competition calendar and the our cancellations page link is kept up to date: www.englandathletics.org/cancellations."

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March 17, 2020
COVID19 Update from Dorchester Athletic Club and England Athletics 17 Mar 2020

 

 DAC_Logo_resize.jpg

It is with regret that Dorchester Athletic Club Committee has unanimously decided that all club activities, including training, competing and its AGM will be suspended with immediate effect.

The decision was reached in the best interests of all our athletes and their families.

Will all persons responsible for paying the athletes’ club fees please cancel their Standing Order payments with effect from 1st April 2020.

We wish you all the best of health and employment over the months ahead and look forward to your return when club activities resume.

 

England Athletics

"England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April."

 

"Qualifying races

We are currently undergoing a contingency planning process for qualifying races and will keep everyone updated as soon as possible.

Road Races

We will be working with our partner runbritain to coordinate a communication detailing appropriate advice and guidance to road race organisers in the immediate future.

Competitions

No emergency services will attend large gatherings so it is unavoidable that competitions will now be suspended until at least the end of April. We are in contact with event organisers to find suitable alternative dates within the competition calendar and the our cancellations page link is kept up to date: www.englandathletics.org/cancellations."


March 1, 2020
Meaningful Training

Knowing the purpose and benefits of training motivates the Mind, exercises the Body and refeshes the Soul. 

Even the cold Winter wind wouldn't put this lot off!

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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

Dedication means training in all environments

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October 22, 2019
After the season , Before the season

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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

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