Results update 31 May 2015 – Humber Bridge 10k, Tough Mudder, Pretty Muddy and parkruns

Doncaster AC are hosting a number of exciting events including an Endurance Evening on the track, 8 July and 3 road / trail races.

Humber Bridge 10k – 31 May 2015

Paul Brown was the only DAC athlete to take part, he finished the race in 136th place with a time of 49:21.  404 runners finished.

Tough Mudder – 30 May 2015

Becci Barlow and Trish Murphy-Rush completed the Tough Mudder Midlands event, Becci wrote “Tough Mudder… Lives up to its name! Hardest thing I’ve ever done! Strangely enjoyed it, but never again!! I think I’ll be finding mud on me for weeks! Battered, bruised, covered in scratches and cuts and sunburnt! But haven’t laughed so much in a long time!
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Yorkshire County track and field championships

image1Four of the best from talented Doncaster AC junior athlete Nicole Lannie at the recent Yorkshire Track and Field Championships, last weekend. On day 1 Nicole competed in both the Shot Put and 80m sprint, in the heats of the 80m sprint, Nicole set a new pb of 11.28s judged the same time as the winner. In the final, Nicole had a better start and was the convincing winner over the finish line, recording a new personal best time in 11.13s moving her to 3rd on the power of 10 UK rankings, next to the Shot where Nicole displayed her throwing talent and produced an excellent personal best throw of 8.57m to win gold, putting her just outside the top 10 in the UK.

Sunday day 2, Nicole was once again in great form in the high jump, clearing image2all her opening heights and cleared 1.43m to win the gold medal, Nicole decided to raise the bar and just failed to clear 1.48m.  In the long jump Nicole jumped an excellent 4.78m to win the gold medal podium position, just outside her seasons best of 4.80m.

Nicole is currently 7th in the high jump and 4th in the long jump in the UK, 1st for 70m hurdles and the Pentathlon under 13 girls rankings.

Mike Cooke

Northern Bronze at England Champs for Lucy

CaptureIn the U20 Women’s Heptathlon, at the England Athletics Combined Events Championships, Lucy Chappell turned in a PB performance to finish sixth overall but with a Northern Bronze medal.

Lucy started the weekend with a solid hurdles time of 15.28 secs putting her 5th overall after the first event.

She had a great High Jump competition with the overall winner of the Heptathlon, Emma Canning of Scotland, with them both clearing a height of 1.70m. Lucy got the bragging rights though by clearing all of them at first attempt. Both athletes attempted 1.73m and Lucy got very close to clearing this as well. After this 2nd event, Lucy was leading the competition overall.

The third event, the Shot Putt, is never a favourite of Lucy’s and unfortunately she failed to replicate the standard that she had been achieving in training, throwing a consistent, but slightly disappointing, 8.28m on two occasions. This resulted in her dropping down to 7th place overall. Continue reading

National Decathlon Bronze for Aiden in Bedford


Last weekend Aiden Davies competed in the England Senior Combined Events Championships in Bedford, and finished third overall in his first senior Decathlon.

Aiden was the youngest of a large field of 34 athletes who started the weekend’s competition, but was narrowly beaten by two semi-professional athletes and a small margin of 75 points from the winner, and 63 points behind the 2nd placed athlete.

Aiden had a mixed competition of ups and downs, but during the weekend, set 7 outdoor PBs, 5 club records, and finished the competition with a points score of 6,857. He came away with overall Bronze, Northern Silver, BUCS Gold medals for his efforts and was the highest placed U23 athlete.

The competition started with the 100m, where Aiden clocked an electronic PB Captureof 11.20 – the 3rd fastest time of all competitors.

On to the Long Jump, where he had a consistent set of jumps with the longest being an outdoor PB of 6.69, again the third furthest in the competition.

A good solid Shot Putt of 12.40m elevated Aiden into the lead after three events. Continue reading


The hard slog of winter training has paid off for two outstanding, young Doncaster Athletic Club athletes who have been selected to represent England in the forthcoming CPISRA 2015 World Games. 15 year old Leaha Dixon has been picked to run 400m in the T35 class and 19 year old William Baxter will compete in shot, discus and javelin in the F36 class. The duo were selected on the basis of early season competition results and national rankings.

The Games will be held in August in the heart of Nottingham with the majority of events taking place at the new Harvey Hadden Sports Complex. Competitors from 18 countries will make this a truly international, multisport event. The competition programme will include Athletics (including Race Running); Bowls; Swimming; Table Cricket and Para-Taekwondo. The Games will also stage the inaugural IFCPF Under 19 CP Football 7-a-side World Championships.

In the past these games have been a major stepping stone for athletes that have gone on to represent Great Britain at the highest level.

Good luck Leaha and William!
Tony Baxter
27 May 2015