Track Maintenance day – Saturday 2nd April, 9am

Saturday 2nd April is our volunteer day at the Keepmoat, when we get the site ready for the Open Meeting on the 9th April and the track season. There is a full days work involving painting, weeding, servicing hurdles, putting pole vault into position and much more.

We start at 9am, there will be free hot drinks all day, bacon sarnies at 11am and pizza in the afternoon. If you can spare a morning, afternoon or better still all day, please come along and help.  Bring your kids, Susan Forbes is running a kids art/craft activity session (sports themed) to keep Academy kids & little ones busy while parents volunteer. She is supplying materials & equipment but please fetch some pocket money. Also if you bring a plain white tee shirt or vest you can personalise & decorate it with fabric pens etc.  This will be all morning and mid afternoon.

Please come and help, thank you

Results update 27 March 2016 – Salford 10k, Gainsborough 10k, East Hull 20, Dash of the Titans

South Yorkshire Road League Numbers now SOLD OUT.  Those that have purchased one please collect from the cabin and good luck this week at the first one.  If you need to make a new number see the attached list.

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.

Salford 10k – 25 March 2016

Carl Ryde ran a storming race setting a new club record for 10k, breaking his own record he set 5 years ago.  Carl finished in 4th place with a time of 31:37.  The winning time was 31:00.  Carl is well into his marathon training, he is running the London again and we hope he has another great race at London.

East Hull 20 – 20 March 2016

Conditions were good, dry, sunny (cool at the start), just a slight breeze.  Caroline Wheelhouse won her age group.  Caroline, Marie and Janet won the 3rd ladies team prize.  This 20 mile race is a tester for those doing spring marathons, some of our runners had not run 20 miles before so well done all.

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NECAA indoor combined events meeting

NECAA indoor combined events meeting.
Two Doncaster AC junior athletes travelled to Gateshead for the North Eastern Counties combined events championships. Nicole Lannie last years u13 pentathlon record holder and now competing in her first year as an under 15 girl performed exceptionally well, recording a new club record for the indoor pentathlon using a 60m instead of the traditional 800m. Her overall score was 2888 points, enough for the silver medal position on the day. The day started well, winning the 60m hurdles in the fastest time of 9.69s, the next event was the long jump, where she produced the longest image1jump of 4.66m to retain the lead. In the high jump, Nicole has been nursing an injury to her upper back and only managed to jump 1.35m, putting her back into 2 place overall. In the shot put, Nicole produced a personal best throw of 9.49m, the longest throw from all the athletes. The final event was the 60m event and set another personal best time of 8.53s, the 2nd fastest time from all the athletes.

Training partner Kirbi Taylor also competed in her first NECAA pentathlon championship and set a creditable score of 2305 points, that was also better than the previous club record. Kirbi started well in the 60m hurdles and was just off her best time, then produced a new personal best in the long jump with a leap of 4.38m, the high jump is work in progress as she is learning the technique and could only manage 1.17m, but bounced back in the shot producing another personal best of 6.94m and the final event the 60m was just outside her best time by 2 thousands of a second. Kirbi finished in a creditable 9th place.

Results update 21 March 2016 – Gainsborough 10k and parkruns

South Yorkshire Road League Numbers now SOLD OUT.  Those that have purchased one please collect from the cabin.

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.

Special Mention to Joanne Goodier, Joanne set a new club record last week at the Retford Half Marathon, she ran the fastest half marathon of any lady since the rankings started.

Gainsborough 10k – 20 March 2016 PROVISIONAL to be republished next week – proud to be part of this club!

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South Yorkshire Track & Field – Get Your Numbers Now

Numbers now available from Jude for South Yorkshire Track & Field

£12 for all 4 fixtures – retaining the same number for all meets . DAC vest must be worn .

Confirmation of events must be confirmed no later than April 11th for fixture 1.

Fixture 1    17th April 2016                      Event List

U.13 Boys        Combined Event Championship

75mH or 100 or 200 or 800;  HJ or LJ;  Shot or Javelin

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U.11 Boys     80    600     LJ     Ball Throw

U.11 Girls      80    600    LJ     Ball Throw

U.13 Girls     100   200   800   LJ   Shot   Discus

U.15 Boys    100   200   800   LJ   Shot   Javelin

U.15 Girls     75mH   100  200  300   800   HJ   Shot   Discus

U.17 Men     100   200   800   HJ   Shot  Javelin   Hammer

U.17 Women    80mH   100   200   300   800   LJ  Shot Hammer

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Final Winter Time Trial Results

Well done to all who have taken part this season, a low turnout last night but its a very worth while exercise to see where your fitness is.  Thanks to Gemma who helped us last night and to Roy for sorting the time keeping and results.

The Lakeside / Keepmoat 5k time trials will start in April (probably)

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Results update 14 March 2016 – Grindleford Gallop, Retford Half Marathon, Dronfield 10k and Parkruns

South Yorkshire Road League Numbers now SOLD OUT.  Those that have purchased one please collect from the cabin.

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.

Grindleford Gallop – 21 Mile trail Race

The biggest challenge was entering the thing.  It opened a few months ago, I think on a Sunday evening at 10pm.  Within 7 minutes all 600 places had been sold.  Two Doncaster AC athletes entered, Martin Hookway who had done the race before and Martin James who had no idea what the race was or where Grindleford was.

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