Results update 30 November 2014

So far 14 DAC athletes have entered Ferriby, this is filling up so don’t miss your chance.   35 DAC athletes have now entered the Gainsborough 10k, if we get 15 more we get 5 free places for next year!

Team points for Campsall XC here.  Juniors finished 3rd and Seniors 5th.

London Marathon places – we got 3 club places this year.  The younger members did the draw and 1st out was Rachel Black, 2nd Sid Sidebottom and 3rd Adam Brailsford.  4th out was Becci Barlow and 5th Sharon Fieldhouse.

Doncaster Schools Cross Country

From Facebook:

Emily Jones won the Senior Girls Cross Country, very proud mum, she is a sprinter/long jumper!

Great XC debut from Arianne Parkin in the schools xc today. An impressive 14th place running twice as far as she’d run before!

Schools cross year 9 winner George Westerman.

Parkruns 29 November 2014

At Clumberpark Martin and family had fun “Cracking start to the weekend, Clumber Parkrun for Twirly Boy Mike Wells birthday surprise run with family and great friends in tutus. Mum’s first Parkrun too. Happy Days”


31 Martin HOOKWAY 23:06 SM30-34 56.78 % M 29 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:20:05 32
138 Lucy HOOKWAY 33:55 JW10 50.32 % F 50 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:27:21 20
141 Susan HOOKWAY 34:39 VW35-39 43.67 % F 52 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:31:39 25

A rather soggy parkrun at Doncaster, great turnout from the club with 14 club members taking part.  Not a day for PB’s, off road shoes are recommended at the moment. Continue reading

November Lottery Draw

November Lottery winners:

1st – E Whitehead

2nd – L Grant

3rd – M Whitehead

To encourage growth of the club lottery the December draw (which will be made on 18 December 2014) will have double the prize money!

1st will be £100

2nd will be £50

3rd will be £25

Forms available from the cabin and the tuck shop, its just £5 per month and 50% of the funds raised go back into supporting the club..

Full details at the following link, payment can either be by cash or standing order.

Bernard Minnikin

It is with regret that I have to officially announce the  death of Bernard Minnikin, who died unexpectedly yesterday. Bernard touched the lives of most of us at Doncaster AC, he will be sadly missed.

There will be a minutes silence at the track tonight at 6.30pm.

Bernard’s family have agreed for me to speak at the funeral, details of which should be known soon. If you have anything you would like me to say on your behalf or a fond moment please let me know by email or in written form at the Club.

Our thoughts are with Bernard’s family at this difficult time.


Kevin Lincoln

Results update 23 November 2014 – Masters XC, Barnsley 10k Clowne Half, Rugged Radnage and parkrun

So far 12 DAC athletes have entered Ferriby, this is filling up so don’t miss your chance.   33 DAC athletes have now entered the Gainsborough 10k.

British and Irish Masters Cross Country – 22 November 2014

It is great to see so many Doncaster AC athletes competing at this event with some fantastic results, full results here.

Men aged 50 to 54 – winning time 26:30

Simon Wright finished in 5th place (4th England athlete to finish) with a time of 27:10.  Simon was part of the first team to finish helping England to 1st place.

Open 6k – winning time 22:16

Jayne Baldwin finished in 7th place (2nd in age group) with a time of 24:34.

Philip Bussey finished in 8th place (1st in age group) with a time of 24:39.

Caroline Wheelhouse finished in 10th place (1st in age group) with a time of 25:02.

Open 8k – winning time 26:03

Kev Newman finished in 19th place (4th in age group) with a time of 29:45.

Mick Page finished in 30th place (1st in age group) with a time of 31:12.

Barnsley – 23 November 2014

Dean Watson ran a seasons best, Martin James ran a PB of 49 seconds, thanks to Jonathan for his advice at the start (who ran his 2nd fastest 10k of the year), Paul had a good run, Rose found it quite a tough course.  Good to see Michael Wakefield getting back into it.

Full results here.

Pos Name Cat Gun Chip
1 Tadele Geremew Mulugeta – Elswick M 31:01 31:01
13 Jilly Woodthorpe – Barnsley AC F35 35:16 35:16
11 Dean Watson M 34:57 34:57
21 Martin James M 36:29 36:29
27 Jonathan Frary M 37:07 37:07
108 Paul Bond M55 42:13 42:06
297 Rose James F35 49:38 49:37
644 Michael Wakefield M65 1:05:49 1:05:37


Clowne Half Marathon – 23 November 2014
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Christmas Closure

Our final club membership training night, when the tuck shop and cabin reception are open will be Thursday 18th December and re-open Tuesday 6th January 2015. There will be no under 11s training during this period but senior coaching teams may train subject to the lead coach’s discretion. The long term forecast suggests freezing temperatures for January, should the track become ice-bound, a risk assessment will take place to advise whether or not training is possible. In the meantime the Club Directors wish everyone a merry christmas and every success for 2015

Time Trial Results November 2014

Roy has sent the results through, another great turnout.  Please keep your numbers, we have that many runners doing them we need to use numbers now.

When you are finished please move away from the finish area to have a chat, we need space to manage the event.  We plan to implement a finish funnel next time.

Well done everyone!

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