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



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.


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:"


Latest News

March 31, 2019
We're Open

The Bournemouth Open Athletics Competition today proved that our Athletes are Open for business; over the coming months PBs will be made, Records will be broken and Medals will be Won; congratulations to competitors and coaches ... watch this space ... Greatness is near ... Click for larger image


March 28, 2019
Further than

Asking endurance runners how far they compete and expecting their reply in the category of 1500m, 5000, 10000m, marathon is naive. The Club has sprinters, middle distance, marathon runners and now extreme endurance athletes; who are preparing for both a 50mile and 100mile race


March 24, 2019
Beach Training before Competition Season Opens

Next weekend, 31st March, sees the opening of the Season with the Bournemouth Open Competition. In preparation, today's endurance training at an idyllic beach was the culmination of focused coaching throughout the Autumn and Winter. We wish all of our athletes every success.


Full size images can be requested via email, click here

March 3, 2019
Sprint Group Training

Even Storm Freya cannot dampen the enthusiasm of the Sprint Group to train 



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