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Doncaster Athletic Club caters for Track and Field, Road Running and Cross Country athletes of all levels, we now have over 500 members and we are proud to count hundreds of junior members from across Doncaster and beyond in our membership. Our Club training sessions for competing members only are Mondays (Invitation / Specialist night), Tuesday and Thursdays, all from 6pm, our location and travel advice can be found here.

We are a friendly club and new road runner members should visit our sister website, Doncaster Pacers.  All abilities are welcome from international athletes to 14 minute mile runners.  For further information about Doncaster Athletic Club please ring 07377899083, which will be monitored by our office staff between 5pm and 7.30pm on Club nights Tuesdays and Thursdays at other times please leave a message.  For membership details click here. Or join our facebook group – open to all interested in local athletics and running with over 500 members.

All new members aged under 11 must attend initial assessment on Saturdays, at Doncaster Academy of Athletics. All new members aged 11yrs or over must attend assessment on Wednesday evenings from 6pm, at our site on the Keepmoat Stadium complex.

All potential may attend a maximum of 6 sessions, at a cost of £5 each, before becoming a full member, paying the appropriate fee. Our assessment coaches will recommend new members to attend competing training nights once potential and a commitment to compete is identified. On becoming a member it will be expected that a club vest will be purchased (from our reception), which must be worn in all club competitions.

We are committed to equality of opportunity in sport for all, irrespective of gender, race, disability or age. Safety and personal achievement are our priorities, as members strive to reach personal goals in sport and fulfil their potential.

2017 Cross Country Information

Rovers fixtures 2017 / 2018

Please find below dates of Rovers Tuesday Home Games, which impact upon our training nights. Parking is restricted on these dates we have been allocated 60 parking places in car park 3.  Club reception and tuck shop will still be open on these nights, although occasionally a full closure of our site will be in action depending on the fixture.

Check with your coach to see if your training session is on.

Dates to be amended / added to / removed as we find out.

Rovers:

Tuesday 26 September

Tuesday 3 October

Tuesday 17 October

Tuesday 31 October

Tuesday 21 November

Bells (normal parking):

Thursday 12 October

Thursday 16 November

Results update 17 Septepber 2017 – Parkrun and Epworth Tri

Its Doncaster Parkruns 4th birthday on 23 September so please support at Sandal Park, club vests optional and please fetch cake!  This is also the 1 year anniversary of the loss of DAC member Michael Wakefield at Doncaster Parkrun.  Michael loved running, he loved the club and the Pacer Group helped Michael find his love of running again, as such it is fitting we can celebrate the parkrun birthday and remember Michael.  Club vests optional.


Entries are now open for our 2017 races – The Cusworth 10k – click here.

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them).


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Minutes from Coaches and Run Leaders Meeting 12/09/2017

DONCASTER ATHLETIC CLUB
COACHES AND RUN LEADERS MEETING
12th September 2017

Present
Barry Barnes, Emma Hurst (England Athletics (EA) Club Support Officer), Dave Blackburn, Bill Davies, Eric Whitehead, Martin Godfrey, Martin James, Mike Cooke, Kaydon Rowe, Janet Kerry, Sarah Smith, Jody Breeze

Apologies
Dan Winmill, Les Grant, Jude Allam, John Blackshaw, Judy Revitt, Wayne Dorey

Introductions
BB thanked everyone for their attendance and gave a brief outline of the evenings agenda. He introduced EH and she informed the group of the discussions and meeting that she has had with BB to ensure the group was moving in the right direction. She confirmed that the model that the group were being advised to adopt is one that EA endorses and that she is using this with other clubs she supports. EH was complimentary of the efforts the club was making with regards to coach development and asked that the efforts being made are fully supported

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2017 / 2018 Cross Country Information

This page will be updated over the coming weeks with Regional, National and Relay Information.  You must have a paid up UKA licence to take part in most of these.  You will need to obtain a Doncaster AC vest to take part, these are available from the cabin.

South Yorkshire Cross Country League

You can now pay £8 at the cabin and give your details to Pam, Name, Age-group, DOB and UKA number.  Numbers will be handed out when we have them.

Dates & Venues

15 Oct – Longley Park, Sheffield (Host club: City of Sheffield & Dearne)

29 Oct – Winterhill, Kimberworth (Host Club: Kimberwrth Striders & AC)

19 Nov – Penistone Showground (Host Club: Penistone Footpath Runners  AC)

17 Dec – Kiveton Community Woodland (Host Club: Rotherham Harriers & AC)

The cost is £8 per number as last year.  Your number cannot be swapped to another person part way through the season

  • Juniors (U11 – U17) – check you know your age group. Ages are taken from 31 August 2017. For example, if you were still 14 on that day, you will be U15 for all four fixtures, even if your 15th birthday is 1 September.
  • You must be aged at least 8 on the day of the first fixture in order to compete.
  • Vets – your age is as on the day of the first league fixture.
  • Your number is your number for the whole season. Hang on to it. You can’t give/sell it to someone else.
  • Register in exactly the name which is on your EA/UKA competition licence. This is important for verification purposes.

Full details here

Northern Cross Country Relays

The event is on Saturday 21 October 2017 and as usual it is at Sheffield (Graves Park).  Please add you name and details (DOB, Contact number and UKA number) to the team sheets in the cabin.  U11, U13, U15, U17 and Senior teams.  All are teams of 3 apart from senior men which are teams of 4.

Do not delay in getting your names down as the entries are done in the coming weeks.

Full details here.

National Cross Country Relays

The event is on Saturday 4 November 2017 and as usual it is at Mansfield.  Please add you name and details (DOB, Contact number and UKA number) to the team sheets in the cabin.  U13, U15, U17, Junior and Senior teams.  No U11’s at this event.  All are teams of 3 apart from senior men which are teams of 4.

Do not delay in getting your names down as the entries are done in the coming weeks.

Full details here.

 

Results update 11 September 2017 – GNR, Bawtry, York, Mablethorpe, Saxilby 5k and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races – The Cusworth 10k – click here.

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them).

Great North Run – 10 September 2017

Another great set of results for our athletes.  Not sure what our DAC ladies said to Mo over breakfast but their tips seam to have paid off for him.

Claire said “Quote of the Day today by Sarah Smith after we nattered all the way round Great North Run ..when’s the big hill coming? Only to realise we’d run up it and we’re on the down stretch to the finish #DACthesegirlscan!😂”

Glynn wrote “Didn’t even think I was even going to run GNR at beginning of the week. Been fighting off a cold, so haven’t run either. Then to finish it off had the worst nights sleep in a premier Inn ever in Durham last night, so to get under 2 hours well pleased. Good to see me old club mate, Trevor Lambert pass me at mile 6. Good to see you back at it buddy you were looking strong, well done mate”

Photo from this link, well done Trevor and all

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