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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.

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 fulfill their potential.

England Athletics e-news issue 32

Race to the Stones – Jonathan Frary

… so that’s 100k done then… lots to blab on about and it’s a good emotional download after a long time on your feet!

Back in Feb I made a decision to move away from Triathlon for a bit after 9 years of racing, decided what I liked best was running long distances when it’s hot (I have raynauds, it’s literally what my body is made for!)

Moving to a slow pace and running long distances was a hard adaptation for the body to make but I knew I couldn’t do ‘long’ without adapting my body to what I was going to ask it to do… so that’s all I’ve been doing.

After a pretty successful first win at a 50k distance in 4 hours 11, I decided to do a 100k (albeit a bit too early in the training programme to do a 100k, I was broke after the first 50k I did!)

The race:

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Results update 14 July 2019 – Doncaster 5k, Grim up North, Snowdonia Trail Marathon and parkruns

Another great event in our hometown. Lots of great times, lots of first time 5km runners and well done to the Prize Winners.

1st in the Vet Race – Carl Ryde. Simon Wright was 1st M55. Kev Newman was 1st M60. Mick Page was 1st M65. Phill Bussey was 1st M70. Rose James was 2nd F40.

Our Doncaster mens vet team (Carl, Peter and Simon) took the team prize in their race.

Doncaster 5k Vet Results

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English Schools – Callie

Well done to all our athletes that competed at the English Schools competition at the weekend. We are always looking for event reports for the website and Lynsey wrote this:

” I just want to take this opportunity to thank all the coaches at DAC especially Les and Jude for getting Callie to this point in her Athletic journey yesterday. What an amazing experience to get to the English Schools. She has had so many wise words from Barry and Mike and Judith and the coaching from Les at the event it self which was amazing to watch, your dedication to travel that far for your Athletes is phenomenal.
Unfortunatley Callie just missed out on a medal coming 4th with a jump of 1m62 but still has a PB of 1m70 and remains the 2nd best in the UK. Hopefully she will go forward and smash this with her determination and drive she now has from feeling all these emotions she feels today.
To all you Athletes wanting to achieve….keep going, follow your dreams, you CAN do it, dont let anything stop you and be proud of your club and who you are. 
Thanks everyone, we are forever grateful❤”

Doncaster Town Centre Road Races

Congratulations to all who took part in the three races.

Many thanks to the army of volunteers who marshaled, timed, sorted entries, looked after safety, took photos, put out signs etc.

Thank you to all who supported the races, we hope everyone had a great evening.

We have some more events this year you may be interested in:

18 September 2019 – Sprint Endurance Evening

29 September 2019 – Cusworth 10k Road Race

And for the kids, our Summer Startrack Challenge in August – 5 to 13 years old

Results:

Open Race

Vet Race

Links to Photos:

Martin James

Gary Brooks

Colin Wright

Results update 8 July 2019 – Serpent Trail 50, St Aidens 10k, Withernsea 5, Ashbourne Half, 1/2 IM, European Duathlon and parkruns

Don’t forget to check out our 2019 Summer Startrack Challenge in August for 5 to 13 years old, non members welcome.

Targu Mures European duathlon Championships

Jayne Baldwin wrote “Time to reflect after a manic few days at Targu Mures European duathlon Championships. Great company, great racing and a truly memorable experience. Used the Sprint as a warm up and finished 4th overall. Wednesday was the Standard and after temperatures of 30+, the storm of all storms arrived – torrential rain, thunder and lightening delayed the start. Wet but just like the UK!!! Had a fantastic race and finished 2nd in Silver medal position and 1 up from Ibiza – win, win!! Special thanks to Garry – coach ‘carer’ and soulmate, all the training groups and all my friends and family for their continued support.”

The Serpent Trail 50km – 6 July 2019

Well done to Michael Reynolds who completed his first ultra marathon. He finished in 148th place with a time of 6:59:54.

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