Our current Road Race Secretary, Gill Winmill, after four loyal years, is standing down at the end of this year, therefore in order for our three road races to take place in 2018, we need a new secretary in place by 1st September this year, when planning starts for the following year. This will also provide opportunity for the new secretary to work with Gill at this years races.

Race Background.

Our three races: Sandall Beat 10k trail race, Doncaster Town Centre 5K and Cusworth 10K are all well established races, attracting high quality runners from throughout the region as well as runners from across the ability range. Sandall Beat 10k is scored manually and the other two races using chip-timing. As well as presenting Doncaster AC as a prestigious Club the races also provide valuable funds to support our day to day costs at the Club.

Job Description.


  • To collate all entries to the three races from on-line entries, postal and personally given entry forms, onto an established spread-sheet, allocating a number to each runner.
  • Postal entries are sent to the Race Secretaries home address.
  • In the case of the Sandall Beat Race, to list race winners, under various categories, from the time keepers records, on the night, ready for the prize giving. This does not apply on the other two races as automatic chip timing is used to identify category winners..
  • To give out race numbers on the night, although most are posted out before the race date.
  • To collate entries on the day onto established spread-sheet.
  • To be available to attend Race Headquarters on all race dates.
  • To possess some basic computer skills.
  • To work closely with the Race Director on any queries.

The future.

Our races cannot go ahead next year without a Road race Secretary in place and once cancelled it is unlikely the races will ever re-appear. This role can be undertaken by more than one person, if you are interested please contact Kev Lincoln at the Club or mobile 07739312835.


Learn to run with the Doncaster Pacers

The next beginners course will start on 16 May 2017 (Induction evening 11 May) – The total cost will be £46, this includes membership until January 2018 and we pay £14 to UK Athletics out of your fee.   We even bake treats for you!  All funds go to supporting the kids at Doncaster AC and you.  New beginners on this course get a big discount on entering the Doncaster 5km

For complete beginners we offer 9 week course to get you from couch to 5k, this course is led by qualified “run leaders” and coaches.  The course is designed to be fun 🙂 and is lead by lots of qualified Run Leaders (Our Profiles) as well as other coaches and runners,   If you know anyone who might be interested please let them know about the course.

The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Doncaster Athletic Club at 6pm, which is located at the Keepmoat Stadium, Lakeside, Doncaster.  The course is very gentle and by the end of it, in only 9 weeks you will be able to run for 5km or 30 minutes.   Anyone aged 15 years and over is welcome to join us.  After the 9 weeks the start time moves to 6:30pm and we integrate you in to our intermediate running groups

Please email if you would like to take part.

Results update 17 April 2017 – Marathon Des Sables, Bridlington 5, Easter 10k Epworth, Boston Half Marathon and parkruns

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

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them), they were updated last week and can be found here

Marathon Des Sables

Congratulations to Neil Wood who completed this ultimate running challenge.  The race is held in the Sahara Desert and is considered by many to be the toughest foot race on earth. Continue reading

Olympic Track Donated to Doncaster AC

Doncaster AC are proud to have received a piece of the track from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to commemorate 10 years at our own track. The track includes a certificate of authenticity and is presented in a display box.

We hope this will both inspire our athletes and reward our volunteers who are at the heart of all the club achieves. All members are welcome to come have a look at it in our trophy case in the cabin, and we’ll be taking it out and around some of the training groups over the next few weeks.

Anybody interested in in purchasing their own piece of track from the London 2012 Games can find out more information on the London 2012 Track website.

Call for Marshalls

We are hosting the third 5 mile road race at Brodsworth on Wednesday 26th April, we need marshals to do this, please post if you can be at the Pickburn Arms for 6.15pm, the race starts at 7pm.  Please let Kev Lincoln know if you can help.

Results update 10 April 2017 – Road League, Sheffield Half Marathon and Parkruns

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

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them), they were updated last week and can be found here

Vale of York 10 Mile – 9 April

Congratulations to Nicola Devine who was first lady to finish this race, finishing with a time of 64:25, a massive PB of around 4 minutes on a very warm day (and Nicola was first lady at Doncaster Parkrun then day before).

Road League – Round 1 – Lodge Moor – 29 March 2017

Great turnout and fantastic running all on a damp, windy but warm evening.  This was a very hilly race and special mention to Keith Lindley for guiding Sharron Maughan. Continue reading

Road League 12 April – Worsbrough Mill Barnsley

Race starts at 7pm prompt.  Post code: S70 5LJ 

From M1 at Junction 36, come down the A61 and the mill is on the left. There is some parking in the Mill car park and the overspill on the other side of the road on the grass area. After the Mill car park turn right and the parking is on the right. Do not park on the course but you can park on the steep hill from the pub towards Ward Green. Toilets are in the club and there should be portable toilets in the car park. Keep off the main road and assemble in the side street near the club.

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