Senior Members Christmas Party
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
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.
Get your South Yorkshire Cross Countries this week – next race is on 26 October at Barnsley – All age groups.
Amsterdam Marathon – 19 October 2014
Caroline Wheelhouse showed us yet again her brilliant consistent running, she ran the Amsterdam Marathon in 3:13:42. Caroline is ranked #1 V55 lady on Power of 10 for the distance this year.
Caroline said “Everything went well but conditions were really not good – wind got up as race progressed and last 7 or so miles were directly into it! Rained at the same time – but a good race anyway! – Just got my results and I’m first FV55!! DAC on top!“
Scarborough McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k – 12 October 2014
Paul Brown suggested a few months ago that he was combining a couple of nights break at Scarborough with the Scarborough 10k. It was a shame Paul was unable to run due to injury but 8 Doncaster AC athletes took part! with some winning their age groups!
Male V55 – 1st place Kevin Newman, Male V60 – 1st place Mick Page and Male V60 – 1st place Phil Bussey. Continue reading
The numbers are back with Kev for purchase, £5 for the number still a bargain as you get 3 races out of it. More runners would be most welcome at the remaining venues. To qualify for the club championships you need to do 3 of the 4 SY Cross Country races including the last 1 but even if you just do 1 the team will welcome you along. Get the most out of your membership with races for all age groups!
Next cross country is on 26 October at Wentworth Castle, Barnsley – a great venue!
We had athletes in all categories which is great! The morning started cold and foggy but that just about lifted by the time the action started. Conditions were great for Cross Country. Full set of photos here.
I know Martin Hookway and Janet Kerry pulled up with pain during their races so wishing them a speedy recovery.
Emily Barker ran with a pot on her arm!
Well done to every one of our athletes!
Under 11 Girls
Under 11 Boys Continue reading
Calling all road runners, all abilities invited!
The traditional Town Moor time Trial starts again next Tuesday….21st October. We meet up on Town moor Avenue at 6:15 to start running at 6:30. For the experienced amongst you, there is no need to tell you about the format, so this is just for the uninitiated amongst you. When you get to the meeting point, (Town Moor Avenue opposite Hampton Road) give your name to Roy Veall, after a lot of debate you will get your handicap.
The time trial starts with the slower runners and progresses through everyone until the fastest are set off according to their allocated time handicap.
It is then 3 laps of the course which is shown here. This is an excellent event where all the club comes together, it is very sociable and also an excellent training tool, with the slower runners having their chance to finish a race in 1st position and the faster runners there are targets to chase.
Complete as many as you want, you score points and the athlete with the most points at the end of the series will win a prize (best 5 out of 6).
Previous results: Continue reading
Christmas is coming …… This years Christmas Party is at the Catholic Club on 12th December. Tickets are on sale now ONLY £12 each for hot and cold buffet and disco. See Janet Kerry or Dawn Fletcher to book your place now as numbers are limited.
Munich Marathon – 12 October 2014
Massive well done to Fieldhouse, Sharon (GBR) who completed her first marathon today in unusually hot conditions at the Munich Marathon. Sharon finished in 1538th place with a time of 5:31:14.
This was a massive step up for Sharon who looking on power of 10 only done 1 half marathon and the Belper 30k (as well as a number of 5k and 10k races), congratulations!
Yorkshire Marathon – 12 October 2014
Amazing times from the Yorkshire Marathon today, Adam and Joanne enter the all time top 10 with what I think was their first marathon’s and Joanne sets a new club record. I think that all the DAC athletes that ran also did their first marathon and I am sure you will agree they did amazing times.
Stuart said “York Marathon. Been following the plan for 14 weeks. Long hard training sessions, but paid off today. Was not at all convinced that I could do it in the predicted time; but supprised myself with a time of 03:13:49. Thanks to David Tune for setting the plan, Joanne Goodier my training partner for the last 8 weeks. The support round the whole course was fantastic, made me smile when we came past a group playing bagpipes. James Smith was a cheery sight at 18 miles as was Chris Pye at 24 miles – thanks guys. Anyone for Manchester?”
Joanne said “Debut marathon 3.25 in York! Was lucky Continue reading
The next level 2 T&F officials’ course in South Yorkshire will take place at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, on Saturday, 22 November 2014.
The disciplines on offer are Track Judging, Field Judging and Timekeeping and I attach a flyer giving further details.
Please give this opportunity the widest circulation within your club and encourage those you know to be interested to register on the course of their choice as quickly as possible. The event itself is only 6 weeks away.