The final Midland Counties indoor open meeting held at the Birmingham HIPAC saw a number of Doncaster athletes of all ages travel the distance to compete in the Sprints and Hurdles events.
Junior athlete Nicole Lannie was showing her class again over the hurdles, she had a convincing win in the u13girls 70m hurdles and tops the UK rankings with a time of 11.55s and in the 60m hurdles produced a lifetime best to move to number 2 in the UK ranking with a new pb and club record of 9.81s. Nicole also ran a pb in the 100m with a time of 13.96s. Emily Riley also ran a lifetime best in the u15girls 100m, winning her heat in a creditable time of 13.27s moving her to number 8th in the UK rankings. Ever improving Kieran Lewis had a great winning run in his heat of 60m for a pb time of 7.49s and also ran his first ever 100m for the club in a creditable time of 11.86s. Steven Lambourne runs a season best time for both the 60m and 100m with respective times of 7.32s and 11.57s and a 15th UK ranking for 100m.
Veteran athlete Anthony Browne also ran a pb in the 60m with a time of 7.49s and a 10th in the UK ranking and won his 100m in 11.79s and tops the UK ranking for v35.
We are having a Club Maintenance Day this Saturday, 4th April, to get the site ready for the season, first track and field is SYCAA Sunday 12th April. There is a lot to do, if you can give us just a few hours that would be great, all day is even better. Start at 9am, with free bacon/sausage sarnies and as much tea/coffee as you can drink. Many thanks to those who have already volunteered
Get your road league numbers, only £5. Numbers in the cabin (Please don’t leave it until the night, get your number this week), no reason at all why we should not win some prizes this year. You all train very hard, lets get our runners out, run our hearts out and show our friends across South Yorkshire what we can do
Wilmslow Half Marathon – 22 March 2015
Carl Ryde had a good run setting a new club record for M35 category. He is currently marathon training so was not specifically targeting the half marathon distance so a fantastic run and Carl’s fastest half for a number of years.
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Wakefield 10k – 29 March
Ryan Weston-Bennett had a good run in this local 10k, the only DAC athlete to take part.
Parkruns – 28 March Continue reading
We have had a amazing 15 months with our beginner running group, the Doncaster Pacers. We have introduced about 200 people to running and lots have stayed on with us to join Doncaster AC. Many have gone on to run 5k (over 20 Pacers did the Doncaster 5k and around 20 did the Gainsborough 10k), half marathons and full marathons! We regular see them running at the Doncaster parkrun as well.
The latest group of about 50 graduated on Thursday 26 March and they are invited to join our intermediate group where we will work with them to build them up to a hour of running and beyond. 9 weeks ago most of the group could not run and they are all running for 30 minutes now, well done all! A beginners course and a further 9 months of coaching for £40, great value.
This is the perfect time to come and join the group if you can already run for 20 minutes or have had a go at the parkrun and you want to get quicker. Continue reading
Doncaster Athletes were in record breaking winning form for the first track open meeting of the year at Scunthorpe last weekend.
Steven Lambourne smashed the u20men 80m Doncaster AC club record with a new personal best time of 9.4s and also won the 150m. Emily Riley also breaks the u15girls 80m record and won her race convincingly with a new personal best time of 10.9s and also won the 150m in a new personal best time of 21.4s. Ava Jones had a personal best winning jump of 4.05m and maintains her position at the top of the u11girls UK rankings, Ava also won both the 80m and 150m races. Steven Bellemy won the u20men 300m with a new personal best time of 37.5. Adam Simms wins the u13 boys shot with a throw of 7.08m. Tom Kirk wins the senior men’s shot with a throw of 13.56m.
There were a number of runners up, Ricky Housley in the Shot, Mollie Magee-Sharpe in the u17 women Javelin and Shot, Sophie Mills in the u17women 300m, Adam Simms in the long jump. There were also a number of personal best performances from Genevieve Moore, Isobel Holborn, Niamh Latibeaudiere, Charlotte Mills, Harry McCrae and Pete Simpson.
The star of the show at the North Eastern Counties Pentathlon Indoor Championships was Doncaster AC junior athlete Nicole Lannie. Nicole broke the existing championship record by over 150 points to win the gold medal position with a final score of 2885 points and was also awarded the best female performance on the day. Nicole’s record breaking score started with a convincing win in the hurdles with a time of 9.93s just three hundredths off her best time to take the lead after the first round, next the long jump, in her first round, Nicole leaped to 4.63m and amassed a lead of over 250 points. The shot produced a lifetime best throw of 8.40m and a top five UK ranking for the event and increasing her lead by a further 100 points. The high jump produced yet another pb of 1.46m and nearly cleared 1.49m and added another 120 more points than her competitors, the final event was the 60m and once again produced a great winning time of 8.62s just outside her best time to win the open championship with a record breaking score to top the UK rankings and another club record. Mike Cooke
Get your road league numbers, only £5. Numbers in the cabin, no reason at all why we should not win some prizes this year. You all train very hard, lets get our runners out, run our hearts out and show our friends across South Yorkshire what we can do
East Hull 20 – 22 March 2015
Superb conditions this morning at Hull for this traditional marathon “see where you are” race. Slight head wind for the second half. All 4 of the DAC athletes who took part were new to the distance, none of the ladies had raced over half marathon before.
The race was won in the amazing time of 1:45:13 by Aaron Scott of Notts AC. First lady was Helen Livingstone with a time of 2:12:31.
Special mention to Irene Fazakerley, Irene was one of our beginner runners last year with the Doncaster Pacers. Her brother, Stan Bieris encouraged her to do the beginners course and Stan paced Irene around today. Irene is the London Marathon in a few weeks time. Photos by David Gowans
Thirsk 10 Mile – 22 March 2015
Another set of fantastic results for our Vet runners at the Yorkshire Vets champs, Caroline 1st V55 lady, Kevin 1st V55 Man, Mick Page 1st V60 Man and Philip 4th V65 Man. Phil was in a great deal of pain from 4 miles, well done for finishing and rest up for a while. Continue reading