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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

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.

July 1, 2019
Wessex League Success

Veni, Vidi, Vici

Once again superb training and preparation allowed our athletes to excell at the 2nd Wessex League Match, hosted by Swindon Harriers. A wonderful day in the sunshine with a light breeze to cool the heat of the day. Even this headwind was insufficient to douse our enlightened performances. Congratulations to all of our athletes, our splendid coaches and Club.

For a selection of photographs click here and scroll down the page


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