TRACK REFURBISHMENT DELAYED!

Further to the announcement about the Track Refurbishments, please note, this has been delayed due to the contractors not finishing their previous job. You may continue to use the track & field until further notice…

Bexley AC
Erith Sports Centre, Avenue Road, DA8 3AT
Use of their facility:
Monday & Wednesday – The track & field exclusively used for football therefore not available.
Tuesday & Thursdays – Able to accommodate all field athletes. Track athletes are more difficult to manage so have given three options;
Option 1: train between 5pm – 6:30pm
Option 2: train later between 8pm – 9pm
Option 3: train at the usual busy time but on a weekly rota – no more than 6 track athletes each session!

The fee to use the facility is the same concession rate that Bexley pay, please see their website http://www.bexleyac.org.uk/

If any groups wish to train at Bexley during peak times, we must insist coaches communicate with each other. We are all athletes within Kent and wish Dartford Harriers AC to remain on good terms with good working relationships in the County. We have a good reputation, with many of us sitting on various committees. We also help each other out with Club and County competitions (especially with officials that we are already so desperately lacking in) therefore this MUST continue.

MEDWAY & MAIDSTONE
Medway Park, Gillingham, ME7 1HL
Available for use from 6.30:8.00 – Tuesday & Thursday, happy to accommodate.
Car Park is free after 6.00pm
£3.00 entry

BLACKHEATH & BROMLEY AC
Norman Park, Bromley, BR2 9EF
Open from 6.30 onwards – Tuesday & Thursday.
£4.00 over 18′s
£2.80 under 18′s

CAMBRIDGE HARRIERS
Sutcliffe Park, Eltham, SE9 5LW
Open to all, but usually busy Tuesday and Thursday from 6.00pm onwards

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** CLUB RECORDS! **

Have a look at the revamped and updated Club Records page for news and details of our super Hoops record breakers!

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Dartford Half Results & Photo’s…

Photos from the Dartford Half Marathon are ready to view at Fast2Foto
Results are available from the Fixtures & Results tab
A massive Well Done! to everyone that entered… Thank you! for another fantastic day!

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DARTFORD PARK RUN!

Good news – Dartford parkrun is nearly here!

As some of you will be aware, parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world in pleasant parkland surroundings. They are safe and easy to take part in, open to everyone, encouraging people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all are welcome!

During the month of July, the final arrangements will take place to establish parkrun into Dartford’s Central Park, each Saturday morning at 9am. These parkruns will start on Saturday 26th July and will be every Saturday thereafter (52 weeks of the year only with the exception of the Dartford Festival weekend).

parkrun route
parkrun aeriel view route

parkruns are entirely volunteer-supported events. Runners & non-runners alike are needed on Saturday mornings for around an hour, to assist with a variety of roles, such as timekeepers, equipment support & marshals. If you feel you can lend some time to support Dartford parkrun, see the facebook page Dartford parkrun.

Dartford parkrun is going to be fabulous…
It’ll be a colourful, friendly, and welcoming event at which anyone can play a part.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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TRACK CLOSURE DETAILS!

Further to the announcement about the Track Refurbishments, the date is nearly upon us for the renovations to begin… Monday 28th July. During the renovations, the track & infield are unable to be used for a minimum of 10 weeks. The facility is still open, the clubhouse & outside grass areas (with limited availability at times) are in use. However, large groups all running grass loops would not be practical or necessarily effective. Please be patient, this work is for the greater good of the club and fantastic news in the long-term.

The groups on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1700 to 1800 hours are still going ahead but as explained above, events will be limited and health and safety must take priority.

If you are planning to train elsewhere, please bear in mind the majority of club training nights are Tuesdays & Thursdays. And if you are under 18, you would be required to have a qualified coach present whilst doing technical field events.

Dartford Harriers will be happy to approach another club on your behalf to enquire about usage, but remember you will have to abide by the relevant track rules and payments whilst you use their facilities.

Dartford Harriers AC are great value for money and we believe, the only club in the county that does not currently charge it’s members a track fee. This also means, and I trust you understand, there is no refund whilst the works take place.

All athletes, please talk to your coach to ensure you know what the plan is. Any questions or concerns, please ask the Clubs Management.

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** RESULTS: More outdoor competitions! **

Have a look at the results page for the latest news on all the Hoops Competitions: Results

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OPEN MEETING TONIGHT!!

Don’t forget the first DHAC OPEN MEETING is TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY 18th June!! One of the main events taking place is the Kent Champs 3k & 10k! Pre-entry for this has already closed.

This means there is no training for the younger ones, however, if you are 11 years and above please come along and take part in the competition!

Track and Field both start at 6:30pm so arrive in time for a warm-up & registration!

    18:30
    18:50
    19:10
    19:30
    100m (Round 1)
    400m
    100m (Round 2)
    Kent County Champs – 3k/10k
    Under 13 upwards
    Under 17 upwards
    Under 13 upwards
    Pre-entry closed
    18:30
    19:30
    19:30
    Hammer
    Shot Putt
    Hammer
    Under 13, Under 15 & Under 17 only
    Under 13 upwards
    Under 20, Senior & Master

£4 for the first event, £3 for subsequent events. Please register in the clubhouse on arrival.

Any volunteers willing to help on the track or field, please speak to Gill Skellon or Gary Capon

Look forward to seeing you all there!

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NEWSLETTER…

>> April’s Newsletter
- Reminder about the Rules when using the track and please ensure everyone remembers…
NO SPIKES TO BE WORN INSIDE!
- Memberships are due… please visit Membership page to download a form!
- Volunteers needed to help at the various County Champs!
- England Athletics Club Conferences details!
- Competition/Results updates!

>> January’s Newsletter
- Presentation Evening: Friday 7th March!
- Sport Relief Mile: Sunday 23rd March!
- Thanks from the Cross Country Co-ordinator
- Competition/Results updates!
- Reminder about the Rules when using the track!
- Brighton Marathon: Sunday 6th April!

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SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB!

Once again, we will be holding our Summer Holiday Club on Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th & Friday 25th July. This is different from past years due to the track being re-surfaced during the school summer holidays.

If you’re aged between 7 & 11, come along and take part… there is lots of fun to be had!

The sessions last for 3 hours from 10am – 1pm.

Activities include Fun Athletics running, jumping and throwing. Children should bring a packed lunch and dress suitably for outdoor athletics.

£7.50 per session
Cheques payable to Dartford Harriers AC. They can be sent to:

Summer Holiday Club
The Birches
23 Silver Birch Close
Wilmington
DA2 7NH
07778 747972

Cash can be paid directly at the Clubhouse. Sessions MUST be pre booked. No refunds available. Entry forms can be downloaded here!

Parents are welcome to stay to watch. There is a refreshment area available.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

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RUN, JUMP, THROW!

Calling all Dashers, don’t forget about the RUN, JUMP, THROW competition TODAY!!

If you’re aged between 4 & 12, come along and take part… there is lots of fun to be had!

Arrive at 3pm for a 3.30pm start

  • 4 – 6yrs
  • 7 – 9yrs
  • 10 – 12yrs
    60m, Long Jump & Javelin
    80m, Long Jump & Javelin
    100m, Long Jump & Hammer

All competitors receive a certificate!

Any volunteers willing to rake a sand pit, retrieve a javelin etc. please speak to Gary upon arrival

Look forward to seeing you all there!

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