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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 main training evenings are Tuesday and Thursday at 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. Call Kev Lincoln, Club Chairman on 07739312835 for more information. For membership details click here. Or join our facebook group – open to all interested in local athletics and running with over 500 members.
We currently have a waiting list for junior members. Non-members are welcome to attend our Academy, where our coaches will work with each athlete to find a suitable place in the main club. 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.
Club AGM Tuesday 13th October, Players Lounge, Keepmoat. Refreshments provided, any items for discussion to be notified to Club Secretary (Barry Barnes), in writing no later than 3 weeks prior to meeting
Senior Doncaster athlete Chloe Bradley smashes her own 800m DAC record by nearly 3 seconds at the latest elite BMC Grande Prix endurance meeting at Solihull, Birmingham on Saturday. Chloe ran a great race to finish second in her heat, recording a new personal best time of 2mins 10.21secs, a time that moves her to 26 in the UK in the under 23 age group category.
Nicole Lannie competed at the U17 Northern Area championships at Middlesbrough last weekend and was in great form, winning the u13 girls long jump with a leap of 4.73m and in the shot produced a new personal best and club record throw of 9.26m. With no 70m hurdles or high jump events for the u13 girls, Nicole moved up an age group to run in the u15 girls 75m hurdles and finished in a creditable 3rd place in the heats and recorded a personal best in the event.
Also at the same meeting new Doncaster AC junior member Sam Hanley competed in his first major competition in the under 13 boys 100m. Sam had a comfortable win in his heat with a time of 12.90s. In the final he had a false start and was given a yellow card and when the race was restarted, Sam was slow off the start line, but came back strong in the latter parts of the race and was just beaten to the finish line by only a tenth of a second, winning the silver medal for his efforts with a new club record time of 12.78s.
Well done to Dave Birkett for finishing this 10k race in 42:09, 60th place. The winning time was 34:15 and 502 athletes finished.
Parkruns – 15 August 2015
Some interesting stats for our club, so far in 2015, 163 of us have done at least one parkrun and between us, that is a total of 735 runs or 3675km / 2283 miles. Going back less than two years and just a handful of our members had even heard of the parkrun concept, well done to all of us for embracing the concept and of course thanks to the thousands of volunteers all over the world giving up time each week.
The Doncaster AC parkrun league tables have been updated this week, I know of a couple of errors but let me know if you spot anything, The spreadsheet has 735 performances manually logged in it so errors will occur.