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Following on his excellent 3rd place on Friday 6th April in the Fordhouses 5k in a time of 16.38, Rob Meredith stormed to victory in the 2018 Action Heart 5 Mile Road Race on Sun 8th April with a time of 27.26, leading DASH to a clean sweep taking the first 3 places.  Ben Foster who also ran on Friday for 9th place, chased Rob home taking 2nd in 27.41, as Dave Nation completed the 1,2,3, with 3rd in a time of 28.04. Other DASH runners quickly followed as Elliot Jones finished 5th in 31.38, Darrell Bodin 6th in 31.41 and son Adam 13th in 32.57. Well Done lads and Coach Jim Brown for getting the lads in such good condition.                               

The 1st 3 Dave, Rob and Ben and then all DASH below.



Thanks to Neil and co for organising a great Awards Night, that I think everyone enjoyed, even those that lost money.

The 2017 Track Award Winners

                                                            2017/18 Cross Country Award Winners




DASH Christmas Handicap resulted in wins for Tom Slater in the 5km run and             Tyler Kendrick in the 1.6km event. Fastest Boys time in the 1.6km was by Luke Bailey and Charlotte Walters the Girls. In the 5km young William Kay again took the honours with Julie Everton fastest lady. A much better turnout than in recent years.  Thanks to all those who helped to organise what has been a long standing tradition in the club.      See Results Page for full details......   


The final Sports Hall meeting at Worcester took place on Sunday 17th December. DASH WON both Boys and Girls U/11 Events. Well Done to all those who competed and those selected to represent the Sportshall Team.


Away from the cross country DASH walkers have performed well in the Winter Walks League with series medals going to Katie May finishing 2nd U/13 Girls. Stuart Edgar 3rd Handicap in the senior races, as the DASH team finished 2nd overall. John Gordon and Peter Cassidy completing the team.


After 2 races in Div 2 of the Birmingham League DASH are mid table in 10 with 923pts. In both races Ben Foster has led the club home with Dave Nation and Rob Meredith close behind, giving the team a good start. In the 2nd race, Elliot Jones had his first run for DASH since returning to the club from W & B finishing an excellent 54th and 5th Junior. Martin Harrigan, Darrell Bodin and Simon Vines completed the clubs turnout.


Nancy Hitchmough wins Double Gold in the European Masters Championships being held in Denmark in August. Taking the W65 age group 800m and 1500m titles and then helping GB to a Silver in the 4 x 400.


A fantastic performance by the younger DASH athletes in the Triangular League, after the 3rd and final meeting, the club won  6 of the 7 Trophies available. Well Done to all who took part and to Gill, Claire and Eric for organising the teams.


CROSS COUNTRY AWARDS for 2016-2017...Follow Link

The winners after being presented with the Awards by club President Wendy Cuff.


 In winning the Pentathlon at the Wenlock Games Emily Sherwood set a new games record of 3286pts. Well Done Emily yet another podium finish.                                                                           


At the 3rd Vets League DASH had a team in the Medley Relay for the first time since the 1990's. Its therefore a club record!!!!       

Phil ran the 400, Dave the 800 with Darrell and Mark the 200's.



Shropshire 4 mile the June addition, this time Ben led the way home. Ben 6th 21.37, Rob 7th 21.39, Dave 21.46, Craig 42nd 24.02 and Mark 63rd in 25.46.

The Phoenix Flyer 5k was next race on 17th May and again a close battle ensued.    Dave 11th 16.40, Ben 12th 16.43, Rob 16.50, Craig Brown 48th 18.36,                     Mark Judge 19.30 and Simon Vines 71st 19.50

The DASH Senior Men where well to the fore in the Lilleshall 5 Mile Road Race as Dave Nation came 6th in 27.27 with Rob Meredith 7th and Ben Foster 8th close behind, with both given the same time of 27.32. Great running with 385 finishers. The race is the 1st race of the Telford Sexarathon, only another 5 races to go.


DASH runners formed a strong part of the Worcester Senior Men's team in the Inter Counties held at Loughborough on Saturday 11th March 2017 over 12km with Dave Nation 204th in 44.55, Ben Foster 225   in 45.31 and Rob Meredith 242 in 46.15 scoring for the team.                                                               Harry Walters finished 173rd in the U/15 Boys race with a time of 17.54.                                              The Senior scoring 6.



Sunday 5th February at the Action Heart 5 Mile Road Race, 3 DASH athletes where well to the fore, as an old member in Lee Slater won the race. Again Dave Nation got the better of Ben Foster taking 3rd in a time of 28.17 with Ben 4th in 28.28. Just behind came Rob Meredith for 5th in 28.57.        Well done lads.


A small band of DASH athletes travelled to Wollaton Park for the all important National Cross Country Championships. With 1762 finishers in the Senior Men's Race Dave Nation and Ben Foster ran really well for 409th in 47.55 and 415th in 47.57. Pretty Close. In the U/15 Girls Race Grace Slater was 293rd in 20.18 and Ellie Taylor 406th in 23.31. The Boys U/15 Race saw Harry Walters continue his fine season for 179th in 16.59, like Grace only 2minutes behind the winner. Adam Bodin was 324th in 18.59. A fantastic event to be part of.


The following day the final WMYACC League race took place at Aldersley. DASH finished 14th overall from the 20 teams taking part. U/15 Harry Walters continued his good form for 10th on the day and 11th overall, just 1 point behind the 10th place runner. Other good runs from Grace Slater in the U/15 girls race for 32nd and 38th overall. Grace missed 1 race so would have finished a lot higher but for that. U/13 Chloe Everton despite a mixed season finished 30th O/A.

On the same day at Stourport in the Midland Road Walking Championships in cold weather, not good for race walking. Katie Haynes finished 1st in the U/15 Girls 3km race in a PB of 22.03 and 1st Worc. In the U/13 Girls 2km race Jolie Hamer was 2nd in 15.08 a PB and 1st Worc and Abigail Lycek came 3rd in 15.11 and 2nd Worc. The team was 1st.    Well done Girls





Ben and Dave  Over the log                                                     Rob over the mud                                                         


On a flat and fast parkland course at Coundon Park Coventry,  the final Birmingham Cross Country league race saw some great racing, it was not until the last 1 km the eventual winner managed to get clear. Likewise DASH athletes had some close races, as Dave Nation and Ben Foster battled all way round the 10k+course, with Dave coming home in 19th with a time of 39min 40sec, showing great consistency, his 3rd top 20 finish of the season. Ben never gave up the chase for 22nd in 39.46,  Ben's highest placing. Getting closer to the top 30, Rob Meredith had his best run for 33rd with 40.47, as did junior Ashleigh Bentley who despite a cold, ran well for 86th place in 43.46. DASH's last 2 scorers, Scot Palmer and Dave Ratcliffe ran most of the way together, as both have had injury problems but wanted to support the team. Especially Dave normally a top 30 finisher, but he was out sprinted by Scot, who took 102nd in 44.23 as Dave was 107th in 44.30.                       Martin Harrigan completed the DASH runners in 143rd in 46.49. With 6 to score DASH  finished 8th on the day so dropped 1 place to 6th overall, a good season.



Ashleigh                                                                           Scott and Dave




The 3rd race of Div 2 of the Birmingham Cross Country League took place over a very wet and muddy 5 1/2 miles at Lilleshall Sports Centre in January 2017, as DASH finished 6th team on the day, but remain 5th overall with just one more race to go. Ian Mansell had his best run of the season, finishing in 8th place, in such a high quality field this was a great performance especially with over 230 runners taking part, Ian was well backed up as Dave Nation finished 17th and Ben Foster ran well geting into the top 30 with 27th. Rob Merediith in 52nd, Scott Palmer 94th and junior Ashleigh Bentley 99th completed the team. Martin Harrigan in 114th and Eddie Fletcher was 216th.

The following day a small group of the younger athletes made the journey to Northampton for the 4th WMYACC League race. Harry Walters had another good run for 10th in the U/15 Boys race, but all the runners deserve praise for making the effort.


Harry Walters finishes 2nd in the U/15 Boys race at the Worcester CC Championships,  leading the team of Adam Bodin and Alex Hurrell to 3rd place.


The DASH Christmas Handicap 2016 could have done with a few more athletes, but those that ran performed well and Gill looks like she enjoyed it!!!


First home was 1.6k runner Jolie Hamer just 4 seconds in front of the first 5k finisher Chloe Everton. Fastest on the 1.6 course was Ben Wood in 7.31, with Harry Walters taking the Fastest 5k male in 19.13 and Grace Slater the fastest lady over the longer course in23.24.  More competitors next year please !!!!!!!!! Full Results in Club House


Harry Walters had a great run in the 3rd WMYACC League at Perry Park on the 11th December, finishing his best position of 6th in the U/15 Boys race. In the U/13 Girls race Chloe Everton had her best run of the season for 17th place. On the same day the Telford 10k took place, being one of the best in the country with over a 1000 runners and winning times well under 30min. 3 DASH athletes had good runs with Ian Mansell 138th in 34min 34sec, Ben Foster 144th in 34.41 and Rob Meredith 162nd in 35.28.


Good team packing in the 2nd Birmingham League saw DASH finish in 5th place with 297pts and stay in 5th overall. On a new course over undulating ground with 2 climbs per lap, it proved a testing run. After a close tustle on the last lap, Dave Ratcliffe just outsprinted Dave Nation finishing 27th and 28th, with Ben Foster having another good run for 31st.Rob Meredith was 44th as both Scot Palmer and Ashleigh Bentley improved greatly for 73rd and 94th. Martin Harrigan was 106th and Eddie Fletcher making a welcome return was 224th. 247 runners finished the race.


The 2nd WMYACC League took place at Warley Woods on Sunday 21st November with a good turnout in both the U/11 and U/15 Boys saw both teams finish a lot higher up the table. Harry Walters in the U/15 Boys continued his good form improving to finish 9th in a time of 12.50, with William Kay just 6 seconds behind in 11th place. Alex Hurrell also improved to finish 34th as the team moved up to 6th overall.


DASH senior men started the Birmingham League season with a very solid performance in the first race at Leamington, over a muddy 10k course Dave Nation lead the way in 17th. A close battle between Dave Ratcliffe and Ian Mansell saw Dave get the better over the last half a lap for 25th, with Ian in 26th. Ben Foster still recovering from injury, had a good run for 30th and Rob Meredith ran really well for 36th as Scot Palmer in 130th closed the team out for 7th place.        Times and Teams on Results Page

DASH move up to 6th as Tamworth have penalty points added for not providing an official.


Same day as the Shocker on a more refined course the first WMYACCL took place at Hatton Country Park, Nuneaton. 15 athletes made the journey, with the best run of the day going to Harry Walters in 17th, leading the team to 10 from 20 clubs. Isabelle Plant had an excellent run to take 21st in the largest field of the day with 122 finishers.

Well done all athletes for competing !!!!


October 2016 produced some good performances as Dave Nation and Ian Mansell finished 2nd and 3rd in the Sheepwalk Shocker, anyone familiar with this area of Kinver knows how hilly it is, hence the name. Later in the month Dave Ratcliffe haad a great run in the Birmingham Half in 1hr 18min 54sec for 49th with Paul Mountford not far behind in 70th with a time of 1.21.02


25th September saw the DASH senior men in action at the Midland 6 Stage Road Relays at Sutton Park, finishing a very good 38th from 96 teams. Dave Nation ran 20.28 for 36th as Dave Ratcliffe improved to 34th in 20.52, with Ian Mansell taking DASH down to 31st running 20.57. Ben Foster returning from injury had a solid run of 21.10 handing over 31st place to Martin Harrigan who ran 22.35 for 38th, with Scott Palmer bringing the team home in 38th with 21.31




Emma Sherwood wins the Junior Girls High Jump at The English Schools Championships held at Gateshead with a clearance of 1.75m.


Dave Nation led the way home in 4th place inthe Fordhouses Fast 5km race in a time of 17.38. Harry Walters had an excellent run for11th in 18.46, with coach Darrell Bodin 22nd in 19.45. Adam Bodin was 40th with 21.11 and Erin Owen 60th in 22.57. well done for good performances in wet and muddy conditions.  Link to Pictures..........


Nancy Hitchmough takes a Silver Medal in the W65 800 at the Masters European Indoor Championship being held in Ancona Italy. Nancy's time of 2.52.78 was just 0.4 behind the winner Ros Tabor. 3 days later Nancy won another Silver in the 1500 again loosing out to Ros in a time of 5.52.8. Nancy was also part of the GB Relay team for the      W65  4 x 200 that also finished in 2nd place. Another Silver Medal!!



At Perry Park on the Sunday the younger athletes competed in the final WMYACC League as DASH finished 15th overall from 19 teams. Again only a small number of athletes ran, but good performances from Chloe Everton 23rd  U/13 Girls, Alex Hurrell 28th in the U/13 Boys race. Grace Slater finished 24th in the U/15 Girls race and Harry Walters was 24th in the U/15 Boys race.


DASH Avoid Relegation

In the final Birmingham League Division 2 race at Gloucester on 13th Feb 2016, DASH senior men finished 9th on the day with 327 points. This moved the club out of the relegation zone.  Dave Nation returning from injury was first home in 16th, followed by another athlete making a welcome return, M55 vet Ian Furness in 30th. Dave Ratcliffe had a solid run   for 48th, with Ian Mansell 64th and Ashleigh Bentley 75th and 5th Junior overall with Martin Harigan completing the team in 94th place. Scott Palmer ran well for 108th and Simon Vines was 122nd with 191 runners finishing.

Well done lads, lets hope Jim does not have to run next season


The following day a small team travelled to Burbage Common for the 4th WMYACC League and Alex Hurrell was rewarded with an excellent run in the U/13 Boys race claiming 12th place. Chloe Everton continued her solid season with 32nd in the U/13 Girls race. With such a small team the overall result saw DASH drop to 18th overall.


On a very muddy course DASH Senior Men closed the gap on the teams above them in the 3rd Birmingham League race at Gloucester, but are still in the relegation places, but only 85pts behind Newcastle. Ian Mansell had his best run of the season finishing an excellent 16th in 30.58, as Dave Nation made a welcome return from injury for 24th in 31.38. Another athlete improving through the winter Dave Ratcliffe had a good run for 40th in 32.26 with Junior Ashleigh Bentley in 80th in 33.42. Scott Palmer 97th in 34.14 and Martin Harrigan 116th in 34.48. Darrell Bodin was 143 in 35.44. The team score of 373pts was the best of the season and lifted DASH above Black Pear by 40pts.           Leaving all to run for in the final League race.


DASH where in action on both Saturday and Sunday over the weekend of the 5th/6th December, as the Senior men tried to close the gap on the teams above them in Div 2 of the Birmingham League. Ian Mansell was again first home for the club in 41st place as Dave Ratcliffe improved 36 places for 54th, with Ashleigh Bentley a solid 67th.          Dave Nation making a welcome return from injury, ran steady for 102nd as Darell Bodin in 141st and Scott Palmer 143rd completed the team. DASH will need some good runs in the final 2 meetings to try and avoid relegation.  The Sunday saw the younger athletes in action at Warley Woods as the team moved up 2 places to 13th overall, with strong team runs in the U/13 Girls as Chloe Everton 35th and Kiera Avery 57th saw them finish 9th team. Alex Hurrell had another solid run for 33rd in the U/13 Boys, as did Harry Walters with 37th in  the U/15 Boys race.


The opening Birmingham League Div 2 race at Leamington saw a depleted DASH team competing with Team Manager and Vet Jim Brown forced to run in order to prevent the club being automatically relegated for not completing a team. Jim's efforts paid off, for although we finished 16th of 17 teams, the club is not too many points behind the teams above. Ian Mansell had a good run in the large field for 40th and solid packing from Ashleigh Bentley 78th and 11th Junior, Dave Ratcliffe 90th and Martin Harrigan 97th. Jordan Smith did well for 151st as Jim brought the team home in 234th.


DASH Youngsters finish 15th overall in the first WMYACC League at Abingdon with      Alex Hurrell 30th in the Under 13 Boys race the best performance on the day



 A great run from Dave Nation in the Birmingham Half Marathon, finishing 46th in a field of over 12000 with a time of 1hr 17min 37sec



Pam and Eric Horwill receive Unsung Heroes Award from British Athletics

At the recent Diamond League meeting at Alexander Stadium, Pam and Eric were given the award in recognition of the service they have given to athletics over the past 60 years.


The DK 10k road race, with over 640 finishers, saw Wolverhampton's Phil Nicholls an easy winner, but Dudley and Stourbridge Harriers runners where well placed with Ian Mansell 3rd in 34.51. Dave Nation had a good run for 8th with 35.20, as under 17 athlete Elliot Jones came in an excellent 23rd in 38.01. Darrell Bodin was 52nd in 40.57, another under 17 athlete Ashleigh Bently 55th in 41.02 and Stacey Skitt finished 139th in 45.55 and 5th lady.

With track season under way DASH athletes have been busy in numerous track leagues, with Ben Tuka-Noka getting of to a winning start in the UKA under 20 age group league, winning the 100m in 11.0 and then joining Ryan Lowe, Jamal Chambers and Kundai Matukwa to set a new club record for the 4 x 100 relay of 45.9.  The senior team in the midland league saw Richard Woodhall win all the 4 throwing events, with Joe Smith taking the same B events. The ladies team saw several winners as Emily Horne took the 100, 200 and the Long Jump. Emma Douras won the 100 hurdles, Natalie Stinton the 400 hurdles  and Emma Goulding the ladies triple jump.all in all a good start to the season


  CROSS COUNTRY AWARDS  -  2014 2015

 U/11 GIRLS...............................................EMMIE  CORBETT

 U/13 GIRLS.............................................. GRACE  SLATER

 U/15 GIRLS...............................................ERIN  OWEN

 U/17 LADIES.............................................DAISY  SLATER

SENIOR WOMEN.....................................STACEY  SKITT

 SPORTS TROPHY (Novice).....................ALICE RUMBLE

 SPORTS TROPHY (most improved).........CHLOE  EVERTON



 U/11 BOYS.................................................JOHN  SPARRY

 U/13 BOYS.................................................TOM SLATER

 U/15 BOYS................................................. JAVANA  PRIANTORO

 U/17 MEN...................................................ELLIOT  JONES

 JUNIOR MEN............................................ No award

 SENIOR MEN............................................ DAVE  NATION

 VETERAN MEN........................................ PAUL WABY

 SPORTS TROPHY (Novice)...................... HARRY  WALTERS

 SPORTS TROPHY (most improved)..........ADAM  BODEN


 MEDALS:   Dave Ratcliffe.   Robert Meredith.       


Action Heart 5 Mile Road Race 22nd February 2015

With over 440 finishers, Dudley and Stourbridge Harriers athletes where well to the fore in this weekends Action Heart 5 mile Road Race, with Dave Nation having a great run and leading the way to finish in 3rd ,Dave's time of 28min 15sec and was just 4seconds behind the second placed runner. Ian Mansell showed he is returning to some sort of form with 6th in 28.52, as Paul Mountford preparing for the London Marathon ran an excellent 29.57 for 12th. Distance coach Darrell Bodin was 25th in 32.42 as Stacey Skitt finished 55th in 35.36 and 4th lady.


4th Birmingham League Race at Aldersley February

Despite suffering from a cold all week Dudley & Stourbridge Harriers athlete Lee Slater still managed a great  2nd place in the 4th and final race in Division 2 of the Birmingham League cross country at Aldersley. Lee held on to eventual winner Ros Jones of W& B for over half of the race before the weeks lack of training took its toll, but with his second Lee secured the overall individual winner for both the best of 3 races and all 4 races. DASH finished 9th on the day and dropped to 7th overall from the 18 teams, but the club still gave a good team performance as Dave Nation had another solid run for 30th, with Ian Mansell, who had already won a Park Run earlier in the morning finishing 54th. Junior Alex Ashfield in his first senior cross country ran well for 62nd as Scott Palmer was 107th and Jordan Smith 146th to give the club a points score of 401pts. Joe Bolton in 177th place completed the DASH runners.


4th WMYA CC League at Burbage Common.

Even though only a small group off athletes made it to Nuneaton they were rewarded with some good performances on a very hard course. Tom Slater in the Under 13 Boys race led the team to great 4th team place. Tom finished in 6th followed by some close packing as Adam Horton was 36th, Harry Walters 38th, Adam Bodin 39th and Alex Hurrell in 64th. Well Done lads. Grace Slater had a good run for 24th place in the Under 13 Girls race as did Chloe Everton for 27th in the Under 11 Girls race. Again Well Done to all those who made the effort.


3rd Birmingham League Race at Nuneaton

Lee Slater continued his dominance of Division 2 with a comfortable win in the 3rd race at Nuneaton. On a very wet and muddy course, Lee took the lead towards the end of the first of three laps and was never headed as he pulled away for an easy win in 35min 13sec. Paul Waby chased Dave Nation all the way round the 6 mile race until finally getting past in the last half mile for 33rd in 39.01, with Dave just behind in 36th and a time of 39.07. Dave Ratcliffe had a strong run for 61st in 40.39 as Ian Mansell ran 40.56 for 69th place and Rob Meredith was 76th in 41.18 for a team score of 276pts and 7th place. DASH stay in 6th overall from the 18 teams in the division. Other DASH athletes finishers were Scott Palmer 92nd in 42.11, Jordan Smith 122nd in 43.53 and Joe Bolton in 46.01. With 235 finishers a good day for the clubs runners.


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