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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

April 27, 2019
Team Dorset #1

Team Dorset come 1st overall at the first YDL meeting of this season at Walton-on-Thames. Dorchester Athletic Club make a significant impact with many PBs and podium finishes.


April 23, 2019
With Courage anything is Possible

Being proud of your achievements means congratulating yourself and accepting the praise of others.

Display your successes in your Hall of Fame and view them frequently to remind yourself that it is like you to be a Success.

Recognise your successes as milestones towards achieving your ambition.

Use the things you learn from each competition or training experience to create training goals, which when trained become performance solutions that you can use in competition to further your Success.

Be inspired by the Successes of others , for instance as a Hurdler you can gain inspiration from fellow Club Athlete Molly White who continues to shine as a 75m Hurdler, frequently bettering her PB. Congratulations Molly.

Success comes to those who train appropriately. Your Coach is your guide, Your Family and Club are your support network. Remember to thank them.

Wishing all of our athletes every Success this 2019 season and beyond.

April 9, 2019
Wessex League Opening Round

The opening round of the Wessex League at Poole.  Molly White regains her No.1 place in the South West with a PB in the Hurdles. New competitors take their starting positions and existing competitors chase down new PBs.


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