Cusworth 10k – Marshals needed please

We need volunteers for race marshals at the Cusworth 10k on Sunday 2nd of October. This is your chance to put something back into your club. If your not running, could you please spare a couple of hours to help man the route and help make it another successful event for the club. We will be meeting outside the Hall at 9:30. Anyone can help out – you don’t have to be a member of the club – just message me by commenting under this post if you are free – the more marshals the better as we can then cover and even double up at stations. Please let me know if you can help out as soon as possible so I can get things organised. Cheers Eddie.


Results Update 26 September 2016 – Berlin, Loch Ness Marathons, Disney Land Paris and Team Verrico Half Marathons, Swinton 10 Mile and Parkruns

On 2 October is our final road race of the year, the Cusworth 10k and fun run, click here to enter.  if your not running please come and marshal to help us put on a safe and successful event, Many thanks.

Berlin Marathon – 25 September 2016

Caroline Wheelhouse ran another fantastic marathon, her chip time was 3:14:35 and the finishing position in her age group was 3rd.  This was faster than Caroline’s Berlin Marathon in 2015.  Caroline said “ Hard work in very hot conditions today, but pleased with my time

Loch Ness Marathon – 25 September 2016

Well done to Wife / Husband team Susan and Martin Hookway who finished together in 5:14:25.  This was Susan’s first marathon and Martin did will to take part after injuring himself last week at the Lady Bower 50.  Martin said “After an 800 mile round trip, I’d now like to give a massive well done to my awesome wife on her first Marathon finish. She wanted 5:30 and she smashed it in under! So proud of you babe, it was a pleasure running with you”


Disney Land Paris Half Marathon – 25 September 2016 Continue reading

Michael Wakefield

It is with deep sadness that we have to report Doncaster AC member Michael Wakefield collapsed at Doncaster Parkrun on Saturday 24 September. At parkrun attempts were made to resuscitate Michael by fellow runners until an ambulance arrived. Further attempts were made by the ambulance crew and at DRI. Unfortunately, despite all efforts to resuscitate Michael, he passed away at 11:11. He did not die alone, Janet was with him. The family has asked us to communicate this information this information to the club. Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Results update 19 September 2016 -Scottish Half and Doncaster Trail Half, Hull Marathon, Lady Bower 50 + Parkruns

On 21 September we are hosting a sprint and endurance evening, click here for details.

On 2 October is our final road race of the year, the Cusworth 10k and fun run, click here to enter.

Parkrun birthday – Its the Doncaster Parkrun’s birthday on Saturday 24 September.  People are invited to fetch cakes etc to help create a great feast at the end.  Please run in Doncaster AC Vests (or T-shirts) available from the cabin!

Simon Wright

Simon competed twice this weekend, first at the YVAA XC Champs where he won the race, and then on Sunday he ran a seasons best 5000m with a time of 16:38.

Scottish Half Marathon – 18 September 2016

George Laing (M55) tackled the Scottish Half Marathon, finishing in 222nd place (4th in age group) with the amazing time of 1:35:51.

Hull Marathon – 18 September 2016

Neil Wood had a storming run, finishing in 3:17:52, 12th in his age group.

Relay Team Tickhill Old Boys, Simon Scully (DAC) and Alan Smith did the Hull Marathon 2 man relay, finishing in 3:20:56, with Simon doing his 20.4km leg in 1:24:34.

Lady Bower 50 Mile – 18 September 2016

We entered this race about a year ago and forgot about it.  Thanks to the supporters, particularly Susan Hookway, Tony, Stu Bartley and Jim Fletcher (and everyone else).  Bad luck to Martin Hookway who had to pull out after 25 miles.

This was Marie’s first ultra and she did amazing enjoying herself all day.  Martin had a good run but faded in the second half – the usual pacing issues.  Brilliant weather all day.  Nice course suitable for road shoes.

1st Place was won by Matt Cook in a time of 6:38.  1st lady was Gillian Johnson with a time of 7:50 (5th overall).

Pos 20 Mile 35 mile Finish
23 267 James Martin 02:50 05:29 09:08
49 328 Taylor Marie-Louise 4:19 7:39 10:51

Doncaster Trail Half Marathon – 18 September 2016 Continue reading


Indoor training starts in October until March, all coaching teams undertake at least one indoor session per week. Check with individual coaches for more details.


Barry Barnes: Balby Carr – Mondays 6pm to 8pm.

Dave Blackburn: As above.

Eric Whitehead: XP School hall – Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm.

Martin Godfrey: Hall Cross Upper School Gym- Thursdays 6pm to 8pm.

Martin Boyd: as above

Adie Ward: as above

Les Grant: Hall Cross Upper school gym – Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm.

Diana Stanger: As above

John Blackshaw: Hungerhill School gym – various Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm to 8pm.

Mike Cooke: Queen Elizabeth Academy, Retford, Monday 7pm to 8.30pm and Thursday 7pm-8:30pm.