Dorchester Athletic Club

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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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Training Schedule

Monday night in the Thomas Hardye Lower Sportshall
Dean’s Sprint group: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Guy’s fitness group: 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Nigel’s Endurance group: see Nigel for details

Wednesday night at the track in Yeovil
Groups run by Dean, Guy, Nigel and Pete – 7:00 to 8:15 pm Until mid-April 

Wednesday night in the Thomas Hardye Lower Sportshall
Induction group: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Development group: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday
Sprint Training by the Sea
liaise with Dean for invitation to join, times and venues

Please speak to your coach if you have any queries about your training group


Training Photographs

 

Junior Induction Group

Coach: Jean Matthews

All new members under the age of 11 join the Induction Group.   The emphasis is on enjoyment and the opportunity to sample a wide range of athletic activities.  Athletes in this group have not specialised in specific disciplines such as sprints, middle distance running, throws or jumps. However there is a splendid League of Sports Hall Competitions, which provides an excellent introduction into competitive athletics.

Winter – (mid September – March) – indoor training in the lower sports hall of The Thomas Hardye School – Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Summer (April – mid September) – outdoor training on the grass athletics track at The Thomas Hardye School – Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00 pm providing the weather is dry or there is only light rain.  Training moves indoors to the Lower Sports Hall in the event of heavy rain.


Junior Development Group

Coach: Jackie Cameron

All new members over the age of 11 and selected existing members under 11 join the Development Group.

The emphasis is still on enjoyment of athletics and the opportunity to sample a wide range of athletics activities.  Athletes take part in fitness training to improve their overall performance and prepare them for the next level of competition; which also helps them to decide  their athletic strengths for specialising.

Winter – (mid September – March) – indoor training in the lower sports hall of The Thomas Hardye School – Wednesday 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

Summer (April – mid September) – outdoor training on the grass athletics track at The Thomas Hardye School – Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00 pm providing the weather is dry or there is only light rain.  Training moves indoors to the Lower Sports Hall in the event of heavy rain.

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