Cross Country Inter County Championships

Congratulations to the following athletes who represented their respective counties in these championships, most of us can only dream of selection the standard is so high.

Molly Butterworth – 144th with a time of 23:26 (282 finished)

Henry Cullen – 161st with a time of 13:23 (304 finished)

George Rowland – 111th with a time of 17:22 (294 finished)

Fantastic running all.

Results update 13 March 2017 – Northern / Yorks Vets XC, Grindleford Gallop, Retford Half and Parkruns

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

Northern / Yorkshire Vet XC – 4 March 2017

Well done to Doncaster AC for hosting this event, the Yorkshire Veterans Cross Country Championships and the Northern Masters Cross Country Championships.  Many thanks to all the volunteers and organisers.

M35 to M49 race

 Pos Time Name Prize
11 35:16 Martin James 2nd Northern Masters
27 37:25 Peter Badger
51 41:39 Chris Lawson

M50+ (Doncaster won a team prize in this event, 2nd M50-59)

 Pos Time Name Prize
2 33:53 Simon Wright 1st Yorkshire, 2nd Northern Masters
12 36:50 Kevin Newman 3rd Yorkshire, 3rd Northern Masters
27 38:54 Mick Page 3rd Yorkshire, 2nd Northern Masters
62 43:06 Pete Wade
66 43:56 Philip Bussey 3rd Northern Masters


Pos Time Name Prize
73 29:35 Sharon Maughan (guided by Keith Lindley)

Grindleford Gallop (21 Miles off road, 2600ft of climb) – 11 March 2017

The winning time was 2:28:25.

Pos Name Cat Time
20 Martin James V40 2:47:40
37 Peter Vickers SM 3:00:08
176 Rose James F35 3:43:45
326 Marie-Louise Taylor F40 4:24:31
394 Sharon Maughan (guided by Mark Saunders) F40 5:00:22

You can see my arm on this picture! Blue top just behind Martin James (no.278).

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This weekend saw Lucy Chappell travel up to Glasgow to compete in the Pentathlon at the Scottish Indoor National Combined Events Championships.

The day started off with the 60m Hurdles where she ran a personal best of 9.04 seconds, which was 0.09 seconds faster than she has ever ran before so this set up the day on a highly positive note. This time also extends her own club record.

The second event was the High Jump which is Lucy’s strongest discipline when it comes to the combined events. She managed to jump a big personal best of 1.77 which was a 4cm PB which now ranks her 4th in the UK in the U23s and 10th in the UK overall which is a great achievement for a Heptathlete as she is now up there with those who are known as high jump specialists. This clearance of 1.77 also means that she has exceeded the standard set by British Athletics to compete in the British Athletics Championships & World Trials in Birmingham in June. This height also extends her own club record.

The third event was the Shot Put and Lucy managed to continue her PB form by throwing 10.39 which was a 1cm personal best but she was still delighted that she was still continuing her great form by producing 3 PBs out of 3 events so far. This distance also extends her own club record. Continue reading

Results update 6 March 2017 – Norton 9, East Midlands 10k, Cyprus Marathon, Light Water Valley 10k and parkruns

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

Norton 9 – 5 March 2017

Top performances all around by the team, myself and Janet watched the start and you all looked brilliant, proud club captains!  Sharon was guided by Andrea Robinson.  Photos by Keith Lindley.

6 Lee Milburn M S (005/087) 00:53:10 00:53:10
19 Christopher  Moran  M S  (013/087)  00:55:44  00:55:44 
56 5 Nicola Devine F S (003/053) 00:59:57 01:00:02
99 Paul Bond M55 (007/037) 01:04:15 01:04:33
158 Mark Webster M45 (028/053) 01:08:54 01:09:08
163 Martin Hall M55 (011/037) 01:09:04 01:09:25
313 78 Sharon Maughan F45 (015/035) 01:19:42 01:19:44
403 126 Bridget Bouttell F50 (013/029) 01:27:12 01:27:55
520 212 Elizabeth Horsley F S (053/053) 01:53:10 01:53:32

East Midlands 10k – 5 March 2017

A PB is a PB and James Osbourne got it by 1 second!  29th place with a chip time of 38:07.  Well done James.

Cyprus Marathon / Half Marathon – 5 March 2017

Shaz Wood ran a fantastic PB in the half finishing with a time of 1:40:52 (4th lady).  Ben Elliot ran his first marathon finishing with a good time of 3:50:58.  The day was very warm so well done to all the athletes.

Light Water Valley 10k – 5 March 2017

Wayne tackled this tough off road 10k and he was delighted to finish in 10th place with a time of 39:43.

Parkrun – 4 March 2017

As a show of support for Doncaster AC run leader, Katey Bickerstaffe, who very sadly lost her husband last week, lots of our runners took part in Rother Valley parkrun with Katey on Saturday to show their support.  Thank you all for supporting Katey at this time.

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