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Club AGM is on 9 October @ 7pm

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 main training evenings are Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm.  Our location and travel advice can be found here.

NEXT ROVERS HOME GAME 21 OCTOBER – TRAINING RESTRICTIONS

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We are a friendly club and new members should visit our sister website, Doncaster Pacers or call Kev Lincoln, Club Chairman on 07739312835.  For membership details click here. Or join our facebook group – open to all with over 400 members.

We currently have a waiting list for junior members. None members are welcome to attend our Saturday Club, at our track, between 10am and 12 midday, £5 charge for coached sessions in running, jumping and throwing. No need to book, just turn up on the day.  Senior members can just call down on a Tuesday or Thursday to have a chat and a run.

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.

National Awards for Doncaster Athletes

A clutch of prestigious awards were won by Doncaster Athletic Club athletes at the weekend. At the 2014 CP Sport National Championships in Grantham – the final event of the CP Sport calendar – Kayden Roe secured the CP Grand Prix Male Track award and Matthew Whitehead was the Guest Grand Prix Winner. Leaha Dixon received the Colin Rains Award which is given to an athlete selected for commitment and inspirational endeavour.

Shown in the photo are Doncaster’s athletes who attended the Championships. Left to right:

Matthew Whitehead, William Baxter, Leaha Dixon, Ben Heflin and Kayden Roe

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Tony Baxter

Paul Dixon

22 September 2014

Results update 21 September 2014 – Invictus Games, East Coast 1k, parkruns and Memory Walk

Get your cross country numbers now!  Just £5 (DAC subsiding the cost).  All age groups from 8+.

Invictus Games

Very well done to Dean Bousfield who competed for the British Armed Forces team at the Invictus Games last week, winning a bronze medal in the seated discus.

CaptureEast Coast Classic 10k – 14 September 2014

Pos Name Time Cat
163 Sarah Green 64:51 SL
164 Claire Whiteley 64:51 SL

Scunthorpe parkrun – 20 September 2014

Kevin and Phil were first 2 age graded athletes to finish.  Kev ran a 7 second PB and Phil a 12 second PB on the course.  The are both the age group record holders on the course. Continue reading

Cross Country Information for 2014 / 2015

The cross country season is almost upon us!  All members are able to compete from the age of 8 upwards (some events have age restrictions).

Cross country fixtures are great fun and an excellent opportunity to build up your strength over the winter and to keep race fit, start 2015 on top form.

On the local level we have the South Yorkshire Cross Country League the cost to Doncaster AC athletes is £5 (£2 discount from the cost of £7 paid by the club) , with four events across the country competing against all our friends at South Yorkshire clubs – £1.25 per race.  This year Doncaster AC are hosting one of the fixtures.  Doncaster AC is in division 1 and we need you to help us stay in division 1!  Keep your race number for the four races.  The forth race is the South Yorkshire Championships.

Doncaster AC uses the South Yorkshire league as our club championships, to qualify you need to complete three of the four fixtures and one of the three must be the last one.  Prizes are awarded to the first 3 in each age group.  Numbers for the South Yorkshire League should be available from Thursday 18 September, see Kev Lincoln.  You need your UKA number to get a race number and you must wear your DAC vest.

If your not a paid up member now is the perfect opportunity to join so you can compete in these events, click here for details.

You also have the opportunity to compete at the Yorkshire, Northern and National Cross Country Championships as well as the National Cross Country Relays.  More information to follow.

Date Event Location
28/09/14 Yorkshire Vets XC Champs Nunroyd Park, Leeds, LS19 7HR
12/10/14 SYCAA Cross Country 1 Mount St Mary College, Spinkhill
18/10/14 Cutler’s Relay Graves Park, Sheffield
26/10/14 SYCAA Cross Country 2 Wentworth Castle, Barnsley
01/11/14 National XC Relays Mansfield
16/11/14 SYCAA Cross Country 3 Northern Racing College, Doncaster
14/12/14 SYCAA Cross Country 4 (South Yorks Champs) Winter Hill, Kimberworth
27/12/14 Sheffield Open XC race Graves Park, Sheffield
? Yorkshire Championships TBC
? Northern  Championships TBC
? National  Championships Parliament Hill, London

Join Doncaster AC – we are accepting membership from 1 October for 2015

We are now accepting 2015 membership/renewals from 1st October, anyone under 17 wishing to join DAC must go through our formal Saturday morning assessment process. We do not accept non-members on club nights.

If you have been holding off joining Doncaster AC now is the time to get maximum value.

The membership fees can be found here.

The membership form can be found here.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE JOINING IN OCTOBER

Results update 15 September 2014 – 4 parkruns, Pretty Muddy Ladies and Chesterfield Marathon

Pretty Muddy Ladies – 13 and 14 September 2014

At the weekend we had about 12 ladies take part in the Pretty Muddy Race for Life at Clumber Park.  8000 ladies took part in this Cancer Research event.  What a great way to do something very worth while and have a great laugh which the ladies certainly did!

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Loch Park 5k

Barnsley AC held an Anniversaey 5k race at Loch Park on 10 September.  Chris Pye and Simon Parking went over and had good runs. Continue reading