Summer Startrack 2017 – Doncaster Athletic Club bags £2,000 from carrier bag charge fund

Doncaster AC is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.Click here to find the form to complete.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to thousands of  local community projects every year.

Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed Doncaster AC has been awarded £2,000.

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Results update 27 March 2017 – Chester Ultra, Dark Skies Ultra, Monsal Trail Half Marathon, Time Trial Results and parkruns

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

Chester Ultra 52 mile race  – 25 March 2017

The trip to Chester never went to plan, my vans engine blew up on route resulting in the RAC being called, a change of vehicles, late arrival and a night on the Race HQ floor. A 4am wakeup call, after 4hrs broken sleep, to a crisp morning was not the best start but I was still positive. I had 3 targets:

*Top 25 finish (which secured a gold medal),
*Sub 9hr 50 miles,
*Not to kill myself (this after all was a training run for UGB200)

At 6am the race started, I was running with Mick Clarke and our plan was to get a good start. There were a few bottle necks in the form of thin track, gates and styles, so although heading out at 7’00 was not usually advisable for a 52mi race we went out fast. The race soon reached Chester canal and the plan was to keep our 9th & 10th positions for as long as possible. The field had started spread out by now due to the bottlenecks. Our smugness soon ended as a lovely local had moved a sign which sent a group of us up a hill, before we realised we had gone the wrong way we had dropped a lot of places. Getting back on route I settled into my run overtaking a few runners who knew the correct route. In all this commotion I lost Mick. Arriving at CP 1 I was in 15th. The canal paths were very runnable and before long we were up in the hills and over fields. The route was fantastic with a great mix of terrain. I lost a few places, exiting the canal sections I stood on a thorn it went through my shoe, causing some discomfort. I stopped at a medic station to get it looked at. By this time a group had caught me up.

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South Yorkshire Road Race League Venue information and travel – Lodge Moor

Wednesday, 29th March. Three Merry Lads, Lodge Moor, Sheffield

From the A61, take the A57, pass the University and Weston Park. Turn left at the sign for Claremont Hospital.  Continue on this road for 2.5 miles until you see the Sportsman pub on the left. Please do not park in the car park of the Sportsman.  There is a large car public park on the left just beyond the Sportsman which can be used.  Please do not park in the car park of the Three Merry Lads unless you are staying after the race for food and/or drinks. There are toilets there and there should be four portable toilets. You could park beyond the start (outside the Three Merry Lads) but do not park on the road used for the race.

Post Code: S10 4LJ

New Balance English Schools Cross Country

Well done to our athletes for getting selected and competing in the English Schools Cross Country.  Top running by all!

Junior Boys – 345 finished.  In 43rd place was George Rowland with a time of 13:21 and in 251st place was George Moralee with a time of 14:33.

Senior Boys – 324 finished.  In 100th place was George Phillips with a time of 24:18.

Intermediate Girls – 345 finished.  In 286th place was Lisa Fouweather with a time of 15:06.

Senior Girls – 301 finished.  In 97th place was Molly Butterworth with a time of 15:03.

Results update 20 March 2017 – Bradford / Gainsborough 10k, East Hull 20, Wilmslow / Windsor Half, Hardmoor 55

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

Local race, the Askern 10k is now open for entries

To many performances (over 100) to write about so just listing the results from the weekends racing, well done all in some tough windy conditions.

Hardmoors 55 Ultra – 18 March 2017

Pos Time Name Cat
84  11:20:00 Neil Wood M40

Windsor & Eton Spring Half Marathon – 18 March 2017

Pos Name Cat Time
244 Rebecca Henry-Brown F50 2:11:23

Bradford 10k – 19 March 2017

Kev Newman is ranked 4th in UK, Mick Page 6th.  Phil Bussey 16th, awesome work guys.

Pos Gun Chip Name Cat
 24 38:14 38:13 Kevin Newman V60
 27 38:41 38:40 Mick Page V60
 148 43:54 43:52 Philip Bussey V65

Gainsborough and Morton 10k – 19 March 2017

52 Doncaster AC runners took part, thanks to Susan Beeby for sorting a coach.  Well done all. Continue reading