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Summer Olympic Startrack Challenge 2016 – 16 to the 24 August Click here for details (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 main training evenings are Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm.  Our location and travel advice can be found here.

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Click here to enter our Sprint and Endurance evening on 21 September 2016

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.

Join Doncaster Athletic Club today – reduced joining fee from 1 July 2016

Non-members aged 5 to 10 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.

Results update 21 August 2016 – Owston Ferry and Escrick 10k’s and Parkruns

Racing in club kit – click here for details and why you should.

On 21 September we are hosting a sprint and endurance evening, click here for details.

On 2 October is our final road race of the year, the Cusworth 10k and fun run, click here to enter.

Owston Ferry 10k – 21 August 2016

Of our 6 runners who took part in this fast flat (windy) 10k this year, 4 won their age group.  Well done to all DAC athletes who competed.

Rose James guided a blind runner to a time of 50:03.

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18 57 Mick Page 10k 0:39:39 Male 18 55-64 1 Doncaster Athletic Club
29 22 Phil Bussey 10k 0:42:40 Male 27 65-69 1 Doncaster Athletic Club
75 169 Shaz Wood 10k 0:49:35 Female 12 35-44 1 Doncaster AC
113 177 Anthony Oconnor 10k 0:54:36 Male 86 65-69 7 Doncaster AC
133 26 Rosemary Armstrong 10k 0:59:45 Female 37 70-98 1 Doncaster Athletic Club
172 20 Elizabeth Horsley 10k 1:12:03 Female 66 0-34 19 Doncaster Athletic Club

Escrick 10k – 21 August 2016

A group of our former beginner runners (Doncaster Pacers) did this 10k race, well done all! **and George Laing who also rode his first Sportive with Stuart Bartley on Saturday).  Continue reading

Gold, Silver and Bronze

Doncaster AC juniors excelled at the Regional Area Championships, bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals for their outstanding efforts. The Northern regionals were held at Middlesbrough, while the Midlands were held at Nuneaton.

Nicole Lannie, virtually unbeaten in the u15 girls 75m hurdles, produced some excellent hurdling.  Nicole won her heat by a clear margin then in the final beat the northern indoor and intercounties hurdles champion to equal her best time of 11.53s into a headwind to win the Northerns u15 girls 75m hurdles title and the gold medal podium position.

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At the Midlands regional championships, Morgan Spink ran the u15 girls 75m hurdles to qualify for the final with a time of 12.27s.  The heats of the 300m was after the hurdles and Morgan comfortably won her heat in 43.47s.   The final of 300m saw Morgan run her socks off, to finish the runner up with a new personal best time of 41.72s and a new DAC club record, which also moves her to 18th in the uk rankings and onto the all time uk rankings list.  Morgan then had to run the final of the 75m hurdles as well, but had just only 15 minutes to recover from the 300m final and her legs had not fully recovered, but still finished in a creditable 5th place.

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Results update 15 August 2016 – Askern 10, The Trunce, Hardmoors Wainstones Trail Marathon and Parkruns

On 21 September we are hosting a sprint and endurance evening, click here for details.

On 2 October is our final road race of the year, the Cusworth 10k and fun run, click here to enter.

The Trunce – 8 August 2016

Great to see another good turnout at the Trunce Race, next one is on 22 August 2016.  Welcome to the new runners, hopefully you had fun.  Marie-Louse Taylor won her age group with a PB, Kevin Waugh also ran a PB.

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Link to the set of photos taken by Mossie Net https://www.flickr.com/…/sets/72157672117093976/page1 Continue reading

Results update 8 August 2016 – York 10k, Butchers Dogleg and Parkruns

Racing in club kit – click here for details and why you should.

On 21 September we are hosting a sprint and endurance evening, click here for details.

On 2 October is our final road race of the year, the Cusworth 10k and fun run, click here to enter.

Butchers Dogleg – 4 Mile MT

Dawn Wrote “It was a lovely route. Very well organised – the Marshalls were great. The supper in the lovely beer garden was a welcome treat. The route was a bit hilly but that added to the fun – very scenic. Really enjoyed it.”

Special mention to Jo Butler who got a prize for 3rd lady!  Thank you to Mark Webster for guide running with Sharon.  We are always looking for people to help guide run, please let Martin James know if your willing to occasionally help!  Doncaster AC made up about a quarter of the runners, a total of 80 finished.

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Cross Country Secretary Volunteer Vacancy

The club is looking for a new Cross Country Secretary.  The role mainly involves processing entries in to events for the club such as the South Yorkshire League, Yorkshire, Northern, National Champs and various relay events.  Its a very rewarding role and we have built on the numbers of athletes participating over the last few years.

Please contact Kev Lincoln at the cabin if your interested or ring him on 07739312835.  Or see Martin James on most club nights.

Manvers Dusk till Dawn Report

This was an untra running event starting at 6pm Saturday evening and finishing 6am Sunday Morning.  Run as many laps as you can in 12 hours, each lap being 5km.  A great introduction to the sport of ultra running and very well done to our athletes!

The runners were supported by Martyn Walter and Martin Hookway.

Liz Jackson – 10 Laps

Mark Webster – 13 Laps

Sharon Maughan – 12 Laps

Katey Bickerstaffe – 4 Laps

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The following report was written by Mark Webster:

It never would have crossed my mind to enter the Manvers Dusk till Dawn event had it not been for the DAC members who ran the Thunder Run a week earlier.

Reading their reports, seeing their photos and hearing them talk about it the days after made me really want to do something similar….that’s when I saw an article about the Manvers event. Continue reading