Keeping up the tradition of South Yorkshire breading top class Heptathletes and following Jess Ennis’ lead, the South Yorkshire team that featured two Doncaster AC athletes, Lucy Chappell and Beth Taylor, won the Senior Girls Heptathlon Team Competition at the 27th English Schools Combined Events championship at Boston last weekend.

CaptureThe South Yorkshire team of Lucy, Beth, and Sheffield’s Amy Hodgson and Olivia Noteman won the competition with an overall team score of 12,170 points, beating the Essex team into 2nd place (11,953 points) and Gloucs into 3rd (11,885 points).

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Results update 29 September 2014 – Sub 3 for James Smith, Isle of Axholme and Robin Hood Half, Great Yorkshire Run + More

Berlin Marathon – 28 September 2014

James Smith has been running marathons all over the world for several years, he has wanted to go under 3 hours for as long as I have known him and today he smashed it!  He ran Berlin in 2:56:40, this was a PB of 11 minutes and 28 seconds.  Well done to James who trained for many months building up to this, I am sure you are already planning your next one.  James enters the all time top 10 in 7th place, his 5k splits are below.

5 km 09:07:35 00:21:02
10 km 09:28:33 00:42:00
15 km 09:49:27 01:02:54
20 km 10:10:14 01:23:40
Half 10:14:46 01:28:13
25 km 10:31:02 01:44:29
30 km 10:51:42 02:05:09
35 km 11:12:37 02:26:04
40 km 11:34:01 02:47:27
Finish 11:43:13 02:56:40

Bupa Great Yorkshire Run – 28 September 2014

Good running by all at Sheffiled including some new members.  Hardwork paying off!

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Last weekend Aiden Davies finally made the top stCaptureep of the podium in his fourth English Schools Combined Events Championships. Aiden struck Gold in the Senior Boys Decathlon at the 27th ESAA CE Championship held at the Princess Royal Arena, Boston, with a personal best score of 6844 points, 110 clear of his nearest rival Lewis Church from Kent.


CaptureAiden started the day with a win in the 100m with a time of 11.33 seconds.
After this first event his main rival, Nicholas Hunt from Dorset, pulled out of the competition and left the way clear for Aiden to go on to take the championship. Continue reading

England Athletics Registration – Cross Country Races or Indoor Series

Anyone entering the SY Cross Country Races or Indoor Series must provide their EA number when collecting their number.  You will find your number on your “Registration Card”, please check your card to ensure it is for the 2014 – 2015 season.  The design of the card changed this year as per the below example.  If your not sure see Kev Lincoln – if your EA fee has not been paid then it needs sorting out before the events start so you don’t get disqualified.  This does NOT apply to U11 members.

You can check your EA Registration details at this link, your username is probably your UKA number –…/Members/Login

In addition please get your numbers in advance as we have to submit the entry list before the day.  For cross countries click here for more details.


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Cusworth 10k

Its your last chance to enter online for the Cusworth 10k which is on 5 October – click here.

Everyone who is not running, could you please volunteer your time to help marshal the event?  If you could arrive at Cusworth Hall for 9:15 on Sunday 5 October we would really appreciate the help!  If you could let Kev Lincoln or Eddie Fletcher know if you can help.

We are also looking for marshals for the charity event, the Aurora 5k on the 27 September.  If you can help out please arrive at the Keepmoat for 10:45 on Saturday.  Thanks!

Winter Training 2014 – 2015

2014/15 Winter Training Venues, from Thursday 2nd October 2014 to Tuesday 31st March 2015:

Coaching Team Day Training Taking Place Time Of Training Training Venue

Under 11s Eric Whitehead




6pm to 8pm


Hall Cross Upper School Gym, Thorne Road.


Adie Ward/365 Teams




6pm to 8pm


Danum Lower School Gym, Leger Way


Barry Barnes/ Les Grant




6pm to 8pm


Danum Lower School Gym, Leger Way


John Blackshaw


To be confirmed


6pm to 8pm


Hungerhill gym, Edenthorpe


Mike Cooke





7pm to 8pm


7pm to 8.30pm

Queen Elizabeth School Gym, Retford

Keepmoat Track

As above

Diana Stanger


Thursday 6pm to 8pm Danum lower gym

Please ensure that no litter is left and that any equipment is returned to the store.