The PB Challenge

23rd May 2020

The PB Challenge is being organised by Poole AC and is an afternoon of racing which is designed to challenge you and bring out the best of your ability. The event will host a series of 10,000mtr and 5000mtr races which will include the Dorset County Championships. There will also be a top class invitational Steeplechase and for the first time we will hold a  Dorset only athletes, English Schools qualifying time middle distance challenge. This will include some middle distance races with pacemakers to help the young athletes achieve the qualifying times required to be considered for selection. Invites to enter and further information will be sent out in due course for the junior races.

We are passionate about running here in Dorset and have listened to those of you that want to be able to race in graded races to the highest level that you can. Therefore we have created this event so that you can have the opportunity to do just that and see if you can get that new personal best performance. We are involving the local community including live streaming of the event by Magna Academy our local school, the Poole Town Band for event entertainment, local suppliers and of course you! So come along Run FAST! Bring your friends and family and support what promises to be a great event.

To whet your appetite, these are some of the details of the event:

There will be a licensed bar, street food, cakes, tea & coffee and roped off lanes so that spectators can get up close to the action and cheer the athletes on. We will also have live commentary and music from the knowledgeable and local DJ Ian Kennedy and all of this will be streamed live online. There will also be very generous cash prizes!

  • 4  x 10,000mtrs races,
  • 2 x 5,000mtr races
  • 10,000 mtrs and 5,000 mtrs Incorporating the Dorset County Championships and South West Inter County Championships
  • 2 x invitational Dorset  Junior athletes English schools qualifying time race
  • 2000mtrs sub 6 Steeplechase, Male
  • Pacemakers
  • Streamed online by Magna Academy (Local School)
  • Local Town band
  • Licensed Bar
  • Street Food/Hot Food/BBQ/Coffee Wagon/Snacks/Cakes
  • Event Photos
  • Potential for a shiny new PB!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity:

  • Breeze VW Poole (Main Sponsor)
  • X miles Endurance Sports Store
  • James & Sons chartered surveyors
  • Running free
  • England Athletics
  • Dorset County Athletics
  • Ashley Press

2020 Event

The Event takes place on 23rd May 2020.
Entries will open later in the year.

2020 Results

Results will be published at the bottom of this page

2020 Photos

Any event photos will be published here after the event


Ashdown Track Location

Ashdown Athletics Track
Everyone Active Leisure Centre,
Adastral Rd,
Canford Heath

BH17 8RE


Numbers to be collected on the day.

fullonsport logoOnline entries via Full on Sport

Entries for the 2020 event will open later in 2019

Postal entries

Entries for the 2020 event will open later in 2019