Pidsea 10k, Doncaster Park Run, Great Yorkshire Run 10k, Isle of Axholme Half and The Fat Boys Stanage struggle

Pidsea 10k – 22 September 2013

Caroline Wheelhouse was pleased to be 2nd lady home at the Pidsea 10k, she said it was warm and a bit too windy.  Caroline finished with a time of 41:26.  First Lady home was Beverley Jackson – East Hull Harriers with a time of 41:11.  120 athletes competed.

Doncaster Park Run – 28 September 2013

After much planning it happened.  Thanks to Mark Hudson and Dominic Patterson for making it happen and all the other volunteers.  This event will take place every Saturday at Sandall Park starting at 9:00 so come down and take part, its free.  We were delighted with the turnout – 165 runners finished the 5k course and we hope this will grow.

If you want to take part please register at this website fetch your barcode that the website will make for you.

21 Doncaster AC runners took part.  Well done to Dean Watson who set the course record. Continue reading

Winter Training at Danum

WINTER TRAINING AT DANUM SCHOOL FROM TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2013 TO THURSDAY 27TH MARCH 2014:

Martin Boyd’s 365 group and Eric under 11’s group.

No training on Tuesday 11th of March

Next training on Thursday 13th of March at the track All training from then on back at the track

Day Time Venue Coach
Tuesday 6pm to 7pm Upper Danum Gym Martin Boyd/Eric WhiteheadAge U11’s and disability group
Tuesday 7pm to 8pm Upper Danum Gym Les Grant
Thursday 6pm to 8pm Lower Danum Gym Adie Ward/Martin Godfrey

If you are unsure where your children are training please contact their coach to confirm times and venues.

End of season glory for Doncaster disabled athletes

Disabled athletes from Doncaster Athletics Club ended the 2013 season in style at the CP Sports National Championships in Grantham on 21-22 September.

The first trophies were won before the competition started with three local athletes achieving prestigious national awards. In the Under 20 Parallel Success Awards sponsored by British Athletics, Leaha Dixon won female track award for the second year running and Benjamin Heflin the male track award. Matthew Whitehead was the winner of the CP Sport Grand Prix track trophy.

On the track, Matthew Whitehead struck gold in the T38100m event.  In a fiercely competitive T36 100m, Benjamin Heflin took the silver medal just ahead of William Baxter who took bronze. Ben bagged his second silver in the 400m event knocking two seconds off his personal best time. Kayden Roe was just out of the medals in the T37 100m but achieved a personal best time in the 200m. In the female events, as well as a personal best in the 100m, Leaha Dixon took silver in the T35 200m.

In the F36 field programme, William Baxter won gold in the javelin and improved his personal best three times on the way to winning gold in the discus competition.

Doncaster male athletes completed a glittering weekend in glorious sunshine by beating  CP Sport Allstars in the relay event to close the championships. Great news continued for Doncaster AC when it was confirmed that the Keepmoat Stadium had been selected to host one of CP Sport Grand Prix meetings in the 2014 season.

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Tony Baxter 22 September 2013

National Cross Country Relays – 2 November 2013

If you are interested in entering a team in the National Cross Country Relays please forward the names, date of birth and UKA number of individuals making up the team to Martin James (doncaster.runner@googlemail.com 07916 659740).

It is highly recommended you nominate more names than will race so the teams have some reserve runners, the teams will be made up from the best athletes from the nominated names.

Doncaster AC will pay the entry fees for the teams, however, should any of the entered teams fail to run then it will be expected that these teams will refund the entry fee to Doncaster AC.

Entries have to be submitted by 11 October 2013 so it is proposed that the club entry will be ready to be made by Tuesday 8 October.

 

Full details below taken from http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/news/relays-2013-entries-and-prospectus/

“Entries for the 2013 Saucony English Cross Country Relays at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield are now being accepted.

For ease of administration for both the ECCA and Clubs all entries must be made online this year via the following link www.frsystems.co.uk/natrelay Continue reading

South Yorkshire Cross Country League Information

Copied from the SYCAA site:

“The Up and Running South Yorkshire League

Up and Running are again sponsoring the League and we are very grateful to them for their support.  As usual, there are 4 league fixtures, with the final one also being the Championships. Entry for all 4 events is £6, which covers all four fixtures and numbers will be with Club Secretaries mid September. There are no new venues this year, but anyone who can tell me the last time there was a SYCAA XC League fixture at Graves Park is older than they are pretending.  As I write this (28 August), I am waiting for final booking confirmation of two of the fixtures, but I can’t see that there will be any problem.  The dates and venues for the League are:

Sunday 20 October        Clifton Park, Rotherham (tbc)

Sunday 10 November    Graves Park, Sheffield (tbc)

Sunday 24 November    Campsall Country Park, nr Askern

Sunday 8 December       Penistone Showground, Penistone

The SYCAA XC Championships: 8 December Continue reading

Christmas Advertising Offer

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Free design is available for all orders before the end of September, free printing and the reduced fee apply only to bookings of a minimum of £40 value prior to reduction. Please contact us if you have any queries before making a purchase.