Results update 31 January 2016 – Northern Cross Country Championships and Parkruns

Doncaster AC is pleased to be hosting our usual races again this year, the entries for the Sandall Beat 10k, Town Centre 5k and Cusworth 10k are now open as well as our Spring Open Meeting.

The Yorkshire Veterens’ AA cross country is being hosted by us on 5 Match 2016 at Campsall Country Park. If you want to take part please advise Martin James – it is £5 to enter. Closing date is 27 February 2016.

Northern Cross Country Championships – 30 January 2016

Photograph by Adrian Royle

Photograph by Adrian Royle


Conditions were tough from the start of the first race with muddy water logged ground, strong winds and the temperature not much above zero, the mud made the course very difficult to run on.  The U17 women’s race was off first with Molly Butterworth representing Doncaster AC.

99 Athletes took part, the winning time was 18:26 by Kate Waugh, Birtley AC.  Molly finished in 43rd place with a time of 21:17.

Next up for Doncaster AC was George Westerman in the U15 boys race. Continue reading

Steeplechase Workshop

Wednesday 3rd February 6-30, steeplechase workshop. Lead coach is Bashir Hussain, National Coach for Steeplechase. If your interested then your welcome. There will be some highly ranked athletes coming, including our own Bertie Houghton. If you want to come and observe your also welcome, it’s a chance to watch some quality training.

Barry Barnes

Results Update 25 January 2015 – Ferriby 10 Mile and Parkrun

Doncaster AC is pleased to be hosting our usual races again this year, the entries for the Sandall Beat 10k, Town Centre 5k and Cusworth 10k are now open as well as our Spring Open Meeting.

Ferriby 10 – 24 January 2016

The race was held in pleasant mild conditions which is a little unusual for the Ferriby 10.  This race has always been popular with our runners and for the last 6 years, top Doncaster AC endurance runner Carl Ryde has won the race.  A few weeks ago Carl had a health scare and spent some time in hospital, he finished in third place this year.  The race was won by Kris Lecher this year and you can see from the below message Carl posted on facebook, Carl is ready to fightback and sent his congratulations to the winner and everyone else.

“Would just like to say well done Kris Lecher on a brilliant run today. A real champ who sent me probably the kindest message I have ever received today. I really hope he builds on this and has a few storming runs. As for me, my anxieties are finally put to bed, after wrongly diagnosed MI and I can now hammer the hell out of myself in training and confidence in racing 100%. I will be back pretty soon. But well done Kris Lecher. After today, I can really believe the true merits of honour and valour in sport are really alive. Well done all at the race today everyone. I will be back !!!!”

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Membership renewals can be paid now

Renewal membership of Doncaster AC is due on or before 31 December 2015, and it can be paid from now (for those renewing for 2016), however we will offer a period of grace until 29 February 2016 for you to arrange your renewal.  Renewals after 29 February but before 31 March 2016 will attract a £10 late processing fee.  After 31 March, if the renewal fee has not been paid then the athlete will no longer be permitted to access the clubs facilities until they re-join as a new member (paying the new member’s fee).  Anyone renewing and paying after March 31st will have to pay an additional £10 if their new members fee is the same as renewal.

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If you are not yet a member and want to join for 2016, you can do this now and we will activate your UKA Affiliation from January.

For links to online payment, membership forms and other information click here

Northern Cross Country Championships

This event is on Saturday 30 January 2016.  Full information is available at the following link – Event Information

I will aim to arrive at 10am to collect the numbers, I plan to take the flag and my small tent for bags.  If I am late then collect your own numbers, my phone number is 07916 659740.

Parking is at Pleasington Playing Fields, Tower Road, BB2 5LE.

Names entered are:  Lisa Fouweather, George Westerman, Molly Butterworth, Rhys Gibson, George Phillips, Rose James, Wayne Martison, Martin James, Ben Elliot and Peter Simoson.




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Awards Night Guest

We’re proud to announce Steve Judge will be speaking about overcoming adversity and his many achievements at our Awards Night, find out more about his inspiring journey in this video.