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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.

Junior Club Schedule

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 fulfil their potential.

The entries for Doncaster Athletic Club hosted races and events are now live:

Sandall Beat 10k           Wednesday 13th June 2018

Town Centre 5k             Wednesday 11th July 2018 18 July 2018

End of  Season Sprint/Endurance Evening – 19 September 2018

Cusworth 10k                Sunday 30th September 2018

Results update 16 July 2018 – York 5k, Life’s a beach, Dalby Forrest Half Marathon and parkruns

Club Championships update – “Well done to everyone who entered the Round Donny Run in the searing heat last weekend. I’ve updated the club champs with the results. Please note, I’ve included solo and pair runners in the results, so your position is based on where you finished among people from both categories, so the positions are slightly different to those published in each individual category. I hope that makes sense.

We have a new overall male leader in George Laing, and Rose James Was Thompson still leads the ladies. We also have some new age category leaders in Mark Webster (MV40), Marie-Louise Taylor (WV40) and Jimmy Osborne (MV30).

The full results are below. Let me know if there are any mistakes. The next event is the Newark Half Marathon on 12th August.”

Rother Valley parkrun – 25 August 2018.  The Trunce – 3 September 2018.   Doncaster 10K – 25 Nov 2018.  Bawtry forest – 9 September 2018.  Ward Green 6 – TBC.

More details and the spreadsheet here.  Thanks to Chris Lawson for his work on this.

York 5k Series – 12 July 2018

Caroline Wheelhouse ran this certified 5k race finishing with a time of 20:21.  This ranks Caroline as 2nd fastest V60 lady in the UK for 2018.  Well done Caroline, another brilliant performance and sets the clubs V60 record.  The next race is on 9 August if you want a go. Continue reading

Steel City Cup Challenge

We have been asked to circulate the following event:

Mount St. Mary’s, Spinkhill

Sunday 9th September 2018

Entry form here.

Online entry here.

Following last year’s successful event where the competition was extended to all the clubs in the area this year’s event will once again take place at Mount St Marys College in Spinkhill

Being an “end of season” event, the atmosphere has been both enjoyable and fought keenly.

The following local clubs are invited, so that it can be contested between: –

City of Sheffield & Dearne AC, Hallamshire Harriers, Doncaster AC, Rotherham Harriers & AC, 2 Dash, Chesterfield & DAC, Barnsley AC/Wombwell Sporting AC (joint).

To that end, we would like to invite each club to encourage their athletes to join us on the day. Continue reading

The Great Barrow Challenge 10 in 10 – Becky HB

Well, I’d trained hard and out plenty of time in on the legs. I’d studied the course maps and got myself a fantastic set up and support crew on board, so the adventure began.

Now the clue was in the name,

The Great Barrow Challenge, as these races were far from the ordinary road marathon most people partake in. Seven different courses in all, each course marked out with colour coded round stickers at junctions and significant point. There were no marshals’, other than on a couple of strategic busy junctions and the onus is on the runner to navigate round with the help of a map and markers and gpx downloads. Yes some did get a bit of track, the course director and Event medic drove around the course and Checkpoints to see all was well. Each Checkpoint took the runners numbers and had radio contact so they had an idea roughly where people where on the day. Continue reading

Helpers needed for the Doncaster Town Centre 5k on Wednesday the 18th of July

We need volunteers for race marshals at the Doncaster town centre 5k on Wednesday the 18th of July. This is your chance to put something back into your club and help make this another successful event for DAC. If you’re not running, could you please spare a couple of hours to help marshal the route. We will be meeting outside the Mansion House at 6:00.

Anyone can help out, not just DAC/Pacer members but family and friends are all welcome to come along and marshal – just message me by commenting under this post if you are free – the more marshals the better as we can then cover and even double up at stations. Please let me know if you can help out as soon as possible so I can get things organised. Cheers Eddie Fletcher.

Results update 9 July 2018 – Round Donny Run, Masham Half Marathon and Parkruns

Doncaster 5k rearranged for 18 July – Click here for details

We need volunteers for race marshals at the Doncaster town centre 5k on Wednesday the 18th of July. This is your chance to put something back into your club and help make this another successful event for DAC. If you’re not running, could you please spare a couple of hours to help marshal the route. We will be meeting outside the Mansion House at 6:00. Anyone can help out, not just DAC/Pacer members but family and friends are all welcome to come along and marshal – just message me by commenting under this post if you are free – the more marshals the better as we can then cover and even double up at stations. Please let me know if you can help out as soon as possible so I can get things organised. Please let Eddie Fletcher know if you can help out.

Round Donny Run – 8 July 2018

What better way to spend the hottest day of the year so far than running around our home town?  Brilliant support on route from the marshals / feed stations.  We also had loads of support from Doncaster AC members and other local friends who were marshaling or supporting, many thanks to you all.

Prizes for 1st male team (Stuart Lindsay / John Sheerin) and 1st female team (Rose James / Janet Hampson).  We also had 2nd solo male (Jimmy) overall and 2nd solo female (Mazza) overall to finish.  Almost 30 of the runners were from Doncaster AC making up nearly a third of the field. Continue reading

Train with Mike Cooke

Mike Cooke a UK level 4 sprints and hurdles performance coach is now looking to recruit athletes to train to the next level of athletics and still has some spaces for u13s,u15s,u17s and above with immediate starts to develop and improve competitive performances, mainly in sprints and hurdles also covering multi events.

Training until October will be about improving technical event development.

Typical winter senior programme with amendments for the younger athletes.

Building the Athlete starts in October up to March 2019 with general strength development building up to technical event strength development with planned training.

Monday gym at Elizabethan academy circuits, strength endurance building up to technical and elastic strength development using Plyometrics medball work.
Tuesday track speed endurance, building up to technical strength endurance development.
Wednesday downhill runs building up to max speed development
Thursday gym at Elizabeth academy Pilates and medball Plyometric and free weights work, elastic strength, building up to max strength and injury prevention.
Friday stretching injury prevention.
Saturday/ Sunday hill training strength endurance building up to max speed strength and technical event endurance development.

Interested then call or leave a text with Mike the mobile number 07890452790 for further details and your event.

Rearranged date for the Doncaster Town Centre Road Races – 18 July 2018

We can now confirm that the Town Centre Races have been re-scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18th July 2018. We understand that you may have other arrangements for the revised date or have entered another race, preventing you from taking part on the 18th July. The following process has been put in place to cater for these changes with the following options.

  1. ENTERING THE RACES ON 18TH JULY:

Your entry to the race on the 11th July is still valid and will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you entered prior to the 30th June your race number and chip has been posted to you, after that date you must collect your number and chip from race HQ, open from 5.30pm at The Danum Mercur Hotel, Doncaster Town Centre.

The race entry date has now been extended to midnight Monday 16th July 2018.

2. RACE FEE REFUND:

If you are seeking to have your race fee re-funded you must send your name, date of birth and race number to Bookitzone if you paid on-line (info@bookitzone.com)

Send email to Kev.16@hotmail.co.uk if you paid by any other means.

If you paid on line your race fee will be electronically transferred onto your payment card, any other method you will be sent a cheque, once your claim has been validated. NO REFUND APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY 11TH JULY.

Please note once payment has been authorised your name and race number will be removed from the race entry list.

  1. RACE ENTRY TRANSFER TO 2019:

If you would like your entry to be transferred to next years race, which will be taking place on Wednesday 10th July 2019, send your name, date of birth and race number to kev.16@hotmail.co.uk.

You will be sent a new number and chip for the 2019 race and your 2018 number will be void. 

Please be patient as our team are working hard behind the scenes to put in place these new arrangements. Whatever you decide to do thank you for supporting Doncaster AC.