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 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 interested in local athletics and running with over 425 members.
WINTER TRAINING INFORMATION 2014 / 2015
We currently have a waiting list for junior members. None members are welcome to attend our Academy, until a place can be secured. 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.
Our final club membership training night, when the tuck shop and cabin reception are open will be Thursday 18th December and re-open Tuesday 6th January 2015. There will be no under 11s training during this period but senior coaching teams may train subject to the lead coach’s discretion. The long term forecast suggests freezing temperatures for January, should the track become ice-bound, a risk assessment will take place to advise whether or not training is possible. In the meantime the Club Directors wish everyone a merry christmas and every success for 2015
Roy has sent the results through, another great turnout. Please keep your numbers, we have that many runners doing them we need to use numbers now.
When you are finished please move away from the finish area to have a chat, we need space to manage the event. We plan to implement a finish funnel next time.
Well done everyone!
59 Doncaster AC athletes put on their off road spikes and enjoyed the great course of Campsall Country Park including water jump. Doncaster AC hosted the event (the fixture was a last minute arrangement due to problems at the original fixture). We are grateful for everyone who helped out, some people were on site before 8am and left after 2pm so it was a long day but worth it! The marshals did a great job! Some athletes from various clubs (not DAC) left the tape they wrap around the their spikes on the grass so we had to do a litter pick at the end, its a bit lazy guys (take it home please!)
Some of our athletes were new to cross country running, it is highly recommended that you invest in some off road running shoes or off road spikes.
Wishing Georgina a quick recovery after her fall.
Full set of photos on the photos tab and Keith Lindley has also uploaded a set to facebook.
U11 Girls Continue reading
I am taking names for these events:
All the events appear to be between £6 and £7 to enter (£6 for Yorkshire and £7 for Northern and National). Upon completion of the race DAC will give you £5 back.
Please email me details to email@example.com or message me on facebook or see me at the track.
Ferriby 10 Entries now open, nearly half full already (entries opened yesterday) – 9 DAC entered so far.
Leeds Abbey Dash – 16 November 2014
Cracking results from Leeds today, some excellent PB’s in what looked like great conditions.
Well done everyone, great to see the club turning out so many runners.
Some quotes from facebook:
Becci “So so so proud of us! 10k run without stopping or walking once! And both got PB’s whilst we were at it! In your face to everyone that said we’d never keep up running! ”
Chris Pye “Started today with a 10k pb of 40:37,abbey dash done,new 10k pb now stands at 38:48,well pleased ”
Gary “Leeds Abbey Dash 10k done, watch says 40:49, another big PB. Pleased considering I’ve not felt tip top since Great North Run. Still a bit more to be squeezed out I think.”
Michael “No running for 12 days but still managed to do a PB for 10k. It’s not quite what I wanted but a PB is a PB.”
Kelly “Leeds abby dash done!! 1.14 for me 1.15 for Becci. Pbs again!! Boom!!”
On Tuesday 18 November will be the second Time Trial at the Town Fields.
We allocated numbers at the last one and hopefully most of you have kept your number. You can find your number below so if necessary you can make a new one. Or we will make one for you on the night. Please fetch your safety pins. Anyone who needs a number allocating just pick one up on the night. Make sure your number is easily visible on your front.
When you arrive, make yourself known to Roy. Please arrive just after 6pm to get registered and warmed up, first runners off at 6:30. Fetch warm clothing which you can either leave at the start or put in a car at the start time.
We will be getting all the 1 & 2 lap runners off first then the 3 lap runners will go off at their normal handicap times.
When you finish please move away from the finish line so we can make the job of recording the times easier. Continue reading
To encourage growth of the club lottery the December draw (which will be made on 18 December 2014) will have double the prize money!
1st will be £100
2nd will be £50
3rd will be £25
Forms available from the cabin and the tuck shop, its just £5 per month and 50% of the funds raised go back into supporting the club..
Full details at the following link, payment can either be by cash or standing order.