Check out our Summer Startrack for young people aged 5 to 13 years in August 2019

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

Results update 8 August 2019 – Butcher’s Dog Leg, Salt Cellar Fell Race, The Trunce and parkruns

Butcher’s Dog Leg 4.5 – 1 August 2019

824:56  Jonathan Frary M35
5130:08 Mark Webster M45
5931:08 Simon Parkin M45
11635:43 Dawn Goodings F50
13837:55 John Johnston SM
16139:51 Bridget Boutell F55
16640:22 Vicky Lindley F35
16840:52 Claire Sayles F35
17743:30 Jeanette Walters SW
17944:04 Martyn Walter M55
18445:55Sam ProwseSM
18646:35Sam CarsonSL
18746:37 Sharon Carson F50
18846:44 Sandra Meakin SL
19149:30 Lynette Jenkins F55
19249:30 Mark Kenworthy M50

Salt Cellar Fell Race – 2/8/2019

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Coaching with Mike Cooke

Mike Cooke a qualified UK Athletics level 4 performance coach in both sprints and hurdles is looking for athletes interested in training and competing at top level.  Planned training starts from October and I’m looking to recruit athletes for the start of next years training programme.

Annual plan of training used for all athletes:

Planned training from October will improve strength and conditioning, to enhance technical speed strength, stamina and overall fitness for all events especially sprints and hurdles.  The sessions use a variety of modern training methods and equipment to enhance technical performance including free weights.

The planned weeks of  training from October-March

Preparation phase of training – building the athlete

Monday gym session depending on the number of athletes, strength endurance development 7-8pm

Tuesday track session speed and speed endurance development 6-7.30pm

Wednesday rest recovery

Thursday gym Plyometrics and technical event strength development

Friday mobility work, injury prevention 7-8pm

Saturday technical event speed development track from 9am

Sunday hill training technical speed strength endurance development from 10am

All athletes get target goals set, performance advice on nutrition, competition and training.

All athletes training is planned and evaluated as below

Athletes interested in training and competing at a high level then text or call Mike on 07484659535 or come down to the track for an informal chat.

Athlete evaluation

Photos show typical strength and conditioning layout for a training session in a modern school gym to deliver high quality Plyometrics and strength endurance training.

Results update 28 July 2019 – Grimsby / Castle Howard 10k, Round Donny Run, Snowdon Mountain Race, Beacons Way Ultra 100, Manvers and parkruns

Snowdon Mountain race – 20 July 2019

Well done to Mariusz who finished in 122nd place with a time of 1:29:47.

Mariusz Felczerek said “Absolutely the best mountain race ever, highly recommend I never thought I would be able to run summit of Snowdon in 57 minutes and downhill is absolutely bonkers”.

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UK Members Council Appointment Representative of Clubs Affiliated in England

Message from UKA – for your information

29 July 2019

Dear Secretary

UK Members Council Appointment;
Representative of Clubs Affiliated in England

The UK Members Council plays a vital role in examining the activities of UK Athletics and its Board members, acting on behalf of affiliated clubs and organisations.  Members of the Council are elected or nominated – dependent on the sector of the sport they represent.  Elected members serve a four year term of office and are eligible to serve a maximum of two terms of four years of office.

Nominations are invited for one representative member of Clubs Affiliated in England.  The closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday 16 September 2019 at 12:00 noon. Details of the role are available for ‘download here’ and are also available at http://www.uka.org.uk/governance/uk-members-council/ where further information on the structure and role of the Council can be found.

If you choose to nominate a representative, please return the nomination form available for ‘download here’ duly completed and signed by email to elections@uka.org.uk.  Please address any queries to either elections@uka.org.uk  or call Ellen Neal on 0121 713 8460.

If more than one nomination is received, then a ballot will be held and the names of the successful candidate will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the UK Members Council on Friday 13 December 2019.

Nomination Conditions
Nominations must be in writing;
Each club shall be entitled to nominate or second one individual only;
Only nominations made by clubs affiliated to England Athletics as at 1 July 2019 will be accepted
The nomination form must be signed by The Club Representative nominated; The Chair or Secretary of the eligible affiliated club making the nomination; The Chair or Secretary of four other eligible affiliated club supporting the nomination
The clubs nominating and seconding a candidate must carry at least 15 votes in total as at 1 July 2019.

Yours sincerely