Next Beginners Course for New Runners – 27 January with induction on 22 January

Our next beginners course for new runners starts on Tuesday, January 27th (arrive just before 6pm) and it is filling up fast, we already have over 25 people signed up.  We are holding an induction on the 22nd January 2015 in a meeting room at the Keepmoat stadium from 5:45pm where we will fill in forms and introduce the course, we will be available to answer any question you might have.

The course is very gentle and aimed at people that don’t think they can run, at the end of 9 weeks you will be able to run for 30 minutes and it offers fantastic value for money at £40, this includes membership until 2016 so a year of coaching and support for only £40, no ongoing monthly payments! At the end of the 9 weeks we work with you and continue to build up your fitness through running. Everyone who completes the course will get a framed signed certificate.

During the beginners course we give you between 2 and 3 coached sessions each week (and this continues when you finish the course), we also bake treats for you on special occasions, we offer free injury prevention talks and we will cover breathing exercises etc. Our team of 12 run leaders and coaches is the best in the region, Janet recently won “Run Leader of the Year”.  Click here for more details.  You can ring Janet on 07769 654610 or Martin on 07916 659740.  Or send a message by clicking here.

We have booked the players lounge at the Keepmoat Stadium on the 22 January from 5:45 to have a chat and complete the application forms etc, we have free car parking as well as toilet and shower facilities all included.

If you can already run at any pace give us a try for free and join one of our 6 existing groups, we have the perfect group for you whether you just want to be a social runner or a marathon runner.  We are also the only athletics club in Doncaster to offer coaching for children from age 5+.

All our coaches and other helpers are volunteers so all money raised goes back into supporting our junior and senior members. We have a very active, friendly and motivational private Facebook group with over 200 members to which we can add you, just ask.


One of our graduation nights


Club Awards Night




6.30pm for 7pm start

Dress code – smart casual


Featuring a walk down memory lane as well as celebrating results and achievements of our members during 2014. Two course meal:

Chicken fillet, yorkshire pudding and mixed vegetables followed by triple chocolate brownie and custard.

Disco to follow award presentations.

Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 6th January 2015:

  • Adults £12
  • Under 11s £6.
  • Tickets cannot be reserved, sold strictly on a first come first served basis, cash or cheques payable to DoncasterAC, promise of another great night so book the date in your diary!

Yorkshire XC Championship Entry List

Please check the below entry list for the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships (10 January) to make sure if you asked to compete, your on the list in the correct age group.  Ring me if any questions 07916 659740.

Yorkshire XC Championships 2015 – Entry List

Please remember to get your names to me if you want to do the Northern and or National XC Champs by 5 January, 07916 659740.  The Northern is nice and local at Pontefract.

Results Update 28 December 2014 – Races over Christmas

Barnsley parkrun – Christmas Day 25 December

Myself and Simon managed to sneak out on Christmas day to get our parkrun fix (as did regular Doncaster park runners Heather and Cameron).  Good conditions on the hilly course, I was pleased to finish in 2nd place (same time as the winner) and to run a 39 second PB on the course.


2 Martin JAMES 18:53 VM35-39 71.23 % M 2 Doncaster AC New PB! 20 Strava logo
57 Simon HUNTER 26:56 VM50-54 55.20 % M 45 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:25:32 33

Parkruns 27 December

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Doncaster AC / Pacers Jantastic Group

I have set up a Jantastic group for the Doncaster Pacers / Doncaster AC, this will help motivate you in January to get back in to it……

Come and join me for jantastic, the New Year fitness challenge that will get you started, keep you going and improve your health, fitness and performance.

It might just motivate you to put those running shoes on when its a bit miserable outside!

You can join my team by signing up here

Lets get going!

Martin James

Humberside XC Champs Information


Thank you for your entries for the Humberside Cross Country Championships at Weelsby Woods, Grimsby on Sunday 4th January 2015.
Availability slips for the Inter County Cross Country Championships will be issued at the end of the finishing funnels and I will need the competition licence number for each athlete who is to be entered for those championships. You have already provided yours.

Anthony Clarke has been asked to put course maps and distances on the Humber Athletics Network website – they should be there by now.

Kind regards,

Edwin Bellamy”

Results update 21 December 2014 – EIS, Longest Night Challenge in Istanbul and parkruns

Report from Mike Cooke – Well done to all the athletes that trained and competed this weekend.

In the North Yorkshire open pentathlon at the EIS Nicole Lannie was in amazing form in the under 13 girls pentathlon, where she set 5 new pbs, 2 new Doncaster club records and a moved to number 2 ranking on the power of 10. Nicole set a creditable score of 2476 for the indoor penthatlon, setting a new club record to round off a very successful year for her efforts.

Today’s performances started with the hurdles were she recorded a new pb and a new club record for the 60m hurdles, recording a fantastic time of 9.9 seconds, she improved her best in the high jump with a leap of 1.45m and jumped 4.50 in the long jump and then threw a new pb in the shot with 7.47m and in the final event, the 800m ran a new pb time of 2.53.3 while nursing a slight knee problem.

Longest Night Challenge in Istanbul

DAC member Sebahat Zerze completed the #longestnightrun challenge with her friends on very hilly terrain at forest with head torches in Istanbul.



Well done to Luck at the Pontefract parkrun,

15 Luke MILNER 21:54 JM11-14 64.76 % M 14 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:19:08 17 Member of the parkrun 10 Club

Doncaster parkrun, well done to Rhys for his fist w10881673_1513561332244092_4159855216269752357_nin in what were tough conditions with the wind and mud.  Rosemary was highest age graded athlete to finish and 1st lady home for Doncaster.

Great to see Emma Fernandez having a go after a year of injury.

Anyone wanting to do a parkrun on Christmas day I know Barnsley are putting on the event at 9am.

Sue and Ken looking festive, thanks to Keith Lindley for the photos.

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