Ultra Great Britain 200 Race Report

Last year some of us were watching this race with interest, local runner Mick Clark was taking part.  Something like 25 runners started and 11 finished including Mick.

As soon as we could four Doncaster based runners signed up, the chance to run from Southport to Hornsea on the Trans Pennine Trail sounded amazing, particularly as the route passes through Doncaster for about 30 miles.

The route is 200 (or slightly over) miles long and fairly easy to follow and mostly quite runnable.  You have to complete the race in 100 hours.  The race has several checkpoints in village halls and several more under gazebos.  You can choose to sleep and eat at the check points.  The support and help available at the check points was brilliant.  The maximum spacing between check points was 28 miles so you had to be equipped to be self supporting, able to run in all weather conditions and at night.

The race started at 6am, Saturday 26 August (after a night out eating pizza).

The Doncaster runners arrived at Penistone at about the same time (half way) around 25 hours in to the race, and it was nice to reunite at Bentley and Sykehouse.

The support we got through Doncaster was amazing with lots of our friends and Club Mates coming out to keep us going.  Just a shame we could not stop at the Boat Inn for a drink.


Our results were very impressive, 4th (3rd man) Martin Hookway 57:20.  6th Mick Clark 63:00.  11th Neil Wood 69:12.  25th Martin James 80:57.  It was great to see us all finish as the drop out rate was quite high, approx. 60 started and 43 finished this year. Continue reading

Results update 27/08/2017 – Toffee Race, Gilberdyke 10 Mile and parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races – The Cusworth 10k – click here.

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them).

Toffee Race – 17/08/2017

29 Caroline Wheelhouse Doncaster AC FV55 30:26 2nd Woman
108 Sharon Maughan Doncaster AC FV45 41:28
139 Laura Vickers Doncaster AC FV35 45:49
140 Carrie Watson Doncaster AC FS 45:50

Gilberdyke 10 Mile – 27/08/2017

Well done to second lady Nicola Devine finishing 34th overall with a time of 1:06:05. Continue reading

Rovers at home – Tuesday 22 August

Rovers are at home on Tuesday 22 August so limited parking. No U11 training. Pacer groups meeting at Sandal Park.

Senior members optional away run –  from the Three Horseshoes,Town End,Doncaster,DN5 9AG. (on the old North Bridge) 6 Mile run and 4 Mile run option. All Welcome. Drinks available afterwards.

Results update 16 August 2017 – Askern 10 Mile, Northern Masters 10k, Newark Half and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races – The Cusworth 10k – click here.

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them).

Message from DAC Ultra Captain Martin Hookway “Right you lovely lot, on Saturday 6am I start my adventure across GB, UGB200 will be biggest challenge to date it is a race from Southport on the West Coast to Hornsea on the East, I will be racing these 200 miles on foot and you can track me by clicking on the link below. I am running to raise awareness for Trust22.org.

I will not be the only local lad doing this race, Doncaster Tri member and good friend Mick Clark will be lining up for his 2nd attempt at this iconic race, fellow friend speed demon and DAC Senior Men’s Team Captain Martin James will be trying his hand at 200 miles and last but not least another crazy friend, The Machine that is Neil Wood, will be on the start line to extend his list of this year’s epic endurance events. All the best lads, and I’ll see you at the weekend.

You can track our progress at the following link, we start at 6am on Saturday.

Northern Masters 10k – 13 August 2017

Well done once again to Caroline Wheelhouse – “3rd Female and 1st F55 at the Northern Masters 10k 41.56. Bit slower than I’d hoped, but if anyone tells you Blackpool prom is flat – don’t believe them!”

Askern 10 Mile – 13 August 2017

Brilliant performances everyone, Really pleased to see the progress Lee Milburn has made and others.  Simon Wright is ranked 3rd in the UK for 10 miles.  Several prizes including the male team prize for Lee, Simon and Mick.  Sharon was guided by Marie-Louise Taylor. Continue reading

Happy Birthday DAC

Doncaster AC Family Day

Saturday 12th August 2017

Celebrating 10yrs Club anniversary

Adults £3 entry fee on the day, all children free entry

All games free except bouncy castle, prizes for winners.

Itinerary

9.30am Doors open, pay on entry.

10am Pitch events begin:

  • Sack Race
  • Beat the goalie
  • Welly throwing

 11.30am Parent/child three legged race.

 12 midday Adult 100m

 12.30pm Sandcastle competition in the sandpit.

 1pm Assault course.

 3pm finish.

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Also featuring bouncy castle/ Tuck shop/Children’s activity arts/tombola/raffle/Avon sale.

Results update 7 August 2017 – York 10k, Butchers dogleg and Parkruns

Race in the Doncaster Mile! (and lots of other events) on the 13 September at our track.

Entries are now open for our 2017 races – The Cusworth 10k – click here.

The Road Rankings are being updated by Darren Wood and Sharon Maughan (thanks to both of them).

Butchers dogleg – 3 August 2017

Well done to our runners at this mid week event.  What a great turnout for the club.  Caroline Wheelhouse (3rd lady) won her age group!

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