SYSAA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR THREE OF OUR ATHLETES

In recognition of the achievements of young athletes that have represented South Yorkshire Schools’ at National or International level on multiple occasions, three Doncaster AC athletes this evening received awards for the Deputy Major at Rotherham Town Hall.

SPECIAL AWARD CERTIFICATES

These are awarded to athletes that have competed 10 times or more for South Yorkshire Schools. There have only been 8 athletes that have achieved this standard Continue reading

Results update 8/1/17 – Yorkshire, Humberside and Notts Cross Country Champs and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

If you want to enter the Northern or National Cross Country Championships please click here – last call.

Humberside Cross Country Championships

Brilliant results:

U13 Boys – 2.7km

 1  10:34 Henry Cullen

U11 Boys – 2km

 5 8:40 Hugo Cullen

Notts Cross Country Championships

Another set of great results (apologies for missing Jessica off originally):

I believe the first 8 go through for country selection, and 9 and 10 placings are reserve runners so brilliant achievement all.

U13 Girls – 1.5km

 10 11:43 Jessica Rowland

U13 Boys – 3km

 9 11:11 Wiliam Moralee

U15 Boys 4.5km

 7 14:26 George Rowland
10 14:53 George Moralee

Yorkshire Cross Country Championships – 7 January 2016

27 Doncaster AC runners competed at this excellent event, conditions were good with not much mud and mild dry still conditions.

For the team positions, 3 for the junior, 4 for the ladies and 6 for the men to count.  Our Junior Men won bronze and Rhys has been put on the reserve list for the Country.  Our Ladies fielded 2 teams (last year we did not have a team) and they finished 15th and 28th.  Our men finished in 11th place out of 31 teams.

Wishing Callum Wilson a speedy recovery and thank you to Shaz Wood for helping Karen who is feeling much better now.  Thank you to James Westerman for guiding Sharon.

Thanks to Bill and Kevin for getting the gazebo and flag up, we had the best facilities of any club on site!

Special mention to Nicola Devine who ran at Doncaster Parkrun, finishing 1st lady before driving over to Lightwater Valley and racing hard again. Continue reading

Academy Coaches Complete Further Development

Pictured below are Niamh, Claire and Alex from Doncaster AC’s Academy who have received their licences following completion of their Coaching Assistant course. A special mention also goes to Emily Riley for competing her Athletics Leader qualification. We’re proud to have welcomed new members to our dedicated team of volunteers and look forward to welcoming more in the future, as well as having more training in first aid and safeguarding in the pipeline.

21 January – Free Endurance Talk with National Coach Dave Lowe

With loads of help from Barry Barnes and Kev Lincoln we are fortunate to have the chance of an Endurance Talk from National Coach and GB team manager Dave Lowe, who has recently returned from the UIA World 50k Championship on Doha where our GB male & female teams came home with silver and gold respectively.

This opportunity is open to every DAC member no matter of level of experience, although it will be perfect for those interested in Ultra Running, Trail Running and Marathons, the talk will be great for beginners wanting more information on running. Dave has a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be available to come and talk to us about all things Ultra, nutrition, training, hill techniques, mental attitude etc.

Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be available so can we please have numbers on who will be attending so we can order the right amount. There will be no cost to this event. A few of us plan to run into Doncaster after parkrun but parking (at a cost) is available in the many carparks around the Police Club.

Saturday 21 January 10:30am till 12:30pm.

The facebook link to the event is here.

Martin Hookway – DAC Ultra Captain

Yorkshire Cross Country Championships Information

Please see the below information for the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships on Saturday 7 January 2017.  You must race in club colours.  If you have not paid yet please pay me on the day – £6.

This link gives all the venue information and race start times etc.

This link gives the start list, you should all be on it.

I will be on site all day for you to collect your numbers from, we hope to have the club tent and flag as well.

You still have time to enter the Northern Championships on 28 January 2017 and the National Championships 25 February 2017.  Entries for these are going in on 10 January 2017, click here for the club form for me to enter you.

 

Results update 1 January 2017 – Ward Green 6, Braithwell, Scunthorpe 10k and lots of parkruns (66 performances in all)

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

If you want to enter the Yorkshire, Humberside, Northern or National Cross Country Championships please click here.

Caroline Wheelhouse

Special mention to Caroline who finished 2016 ranked number 1 for Half Marathon and number 1 for 20 miles on Power of 10!

Ward Green 6 – 26 December 2016

Despite the strong wind, Rose managed to run a PB despite being ill over Christmas.

59 46:57 Rose James PB V35 W Doncaster 46:57 46:57 11.9

Braithwell Boxing Day Results

With athletes coming from all over (Bristol and Edinburgh were 1st and 2nd) very good results from our athletes making up for a rest day on Christmas day.  Well done Lisa for winning first U17. Continue reading