2017 Startrack Information – August fun for 5 to 13 year olds

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.  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.

All new members aged under 11 must attend initial assessment on Saturdays, at Doncaster Academy of Athletics. All new members aged 11yrs or over must attend assessment on Wednesday evenings from 6pm, at our site on the Keepmoat Stadium complex.

All potential may attend a maximum of 6 sessions, at a cost of £5 each, before becoming a full member, paying the appropriate fee. Our assessment coaches will recommend new members to attend competing training nights once potential and a commitment to compete is identified. On becoming a member it will be expected that a club vest will be purchased (from our reception), which must be worn in all club competitions.

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.

Results update 21 May 2017 – Askern 10k, Masters Road Relays and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races – 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them).

Askern 10k – 17 May 2017

What a brilliant turnout for the club and many PB’s, the rain just about stopped and conditions were good.  Prizes for Simon Wright, Lee Milburn, Martin James, Nicola Devine, Paul Bond, Joanne Goodier, Dawn Fletcher.  Then men’s team just missed out on the team prize by 1 place.

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Volunteers’ Week

Between the 1st and 7th of June is National Volunteers’ Week. As we are run entirely by volunteers we think it’s the perfect chance to help more people get involved in supporting the club. We’re arranging some little events and projects to help spread the word. Every little bit of volunteering helps our young athletes, road runners, and disability athletes develop and improve, so if you are able to give your time then please do!

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Sandall Beat 10k cancelled in 2017 :-(

It is with regret that we have to cancel The Sandall Beat 10k scheduled to take place on Wednesday 14th June 2017. We were notified only yesterday that due to pitch renovation and site works we cannot access the venue until September, which would be too late in the year for an evening race. We have looked at other venues but without success.

The race will go ahead next year on Wednesday 13th June 2018, having been assured by the Doncaster Knights Directors that the site will be available to us, we have therefore rolled forward all on-line entries to next year but if you would prefer a refund contact me at Kev.16@hotmail.co.uk so that this can be arranged. If you entered by post we will be returning your fee by cheque in the next few days.

You will appreciate we are absolutely devastated in having to cancel this popular event but in the circumstances have no choice. We hope you will continue to support the race going forward in the future and thank-you for your understanding.

Kev Lincoln

DAC Chairman and Race Director

Results update 15 March 2017 – Leeds Half Marathon, Moonwalk and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them).

Leeds Half Marathon – 14 May 2017

Leeds Half Marathon Results – 9 Minute PB for Luke Osbon, 7 Minute PB for Philip Mackey, Course PB for Simon Scully and a great run from Sarah Machin.  Well done all

179 Simon Scully Male M45 01:29:04 01:29:00 173 20 195
429 Philip MacKey Male M35 01:36:00 01:35:36 407 73 472
1726 Luke Osbon Male M35 01:54:49 01:42:34 1492 242 1013
6502 Sarah MacHin Female F 03:11:21 02:45:40 2504 1333 6446

Moonwalk – 14 May 2017
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Road League Results 2017

South Yorkshire Road League – what a great season we had this year.  I have attached the individual results for the club for all 4 races below – its important you check these are correct at our internal club awards will be based on these results.  Thanks to all that competed!  Also thanks to all who helped organise the league, which almost did not happen this year.  Special mention to all that guided Sharon Maughan including Stephen Layland, Keith Lindley, Allan Carson and Marie-Louise Taylor.

Its always tough to get a team out for the 4 races, well done to our ladies finished 4th out of 13 teams.  Our Vet Men showed strength and depth finishing 1st by 23 minutes (out of 12 teams).  The full team positions can be found at the bottom of this post.

Individual Prizes

Once again, Nicola Devine showed her running ability winning the senior ladies (and overall) league.  Brilliant running Nicola who has competed in 26 races so far this year!

Rose James was 3rd V35 lady.  Martin James was 2nd V40 man.  Peter Badger was 3rd V40 Man.  Mo Rodwell was 3rd V50 man.  Pete Wade was 3rd V55 man.  Kevin Newman was 1st V60 Man.  Phil Bussey was 1st V60 Man.  Brilliant effort all. Continue reading