Results update 20 November 2017 – International XC, Escape from Meriden, 10 Mile, off Road Half and parkruns

Cross Country Championships

Yorkshire XC 6 January 2018, Northern XC 27 January 2018, National XC 24 February 2018.  Get your entries in to the cabin please ASAP.  Click here for details!

British and Irish Masters International Cross Country – 18 November 2017

We are all very proud of our brilliant vet runners and three of them were selected to run for England at the weekend.  Its not the first time Simon Wright, Kev Newman and Mick Page have been selected for this event, amongst others from Doncaster AC over the years, be inspired, I know I am!

Simon Wright finished 3rd overall with a time of 28:46, the 3rd V50 man (only 18 seconds off 1st).  Simon was part of the winning team for his age group.

Kev Newman finished 42nd overall with a time of 31:26, 5th vet 60.  Mick Page finished 68th overall (having been suffering from a cold), 20th Vet 60.  Kev and Mick took bronze for the team.

Escape from Meriden – 18 November 2017

Rebecca Henry-Brown and Martin Hookway took part in this ultimate ultra adventure – as I understand it the winner is the one who travels furthest in 24 hours from the start (as the crow flies) – they got 49.21km (which was 52 miles).  They were supported my Marie-Louise Taylor. Continue reading

London Marathon Draw – In next week hopefully

We can apply for our club places “Mid November”  (but not yet) so I am hoping to do the draw on Thursday 23 November at 6pm at the cabin.  So last call for rejection slips.

For people who have been receiving London Marathon Rejection slips, if you meet the requirements at the following link please get your rejection slips / letters / emails to Martin James.  The date of the draw is not known as we can not yet apply for our places at the moment, as such we don’t know how many we will be getting.

The following members are confirmed as being entered in the club ballot, good luck to you all:

  • Lee Milburn
  • Rose James
  • Darren Lambert
  • Philip Mackey
  • Penny Lyne
  • Diane Polwin
  • Rebecca Henry-Brown
  • George Laing
  • Lynette Temperton-Ball
  • Ben Elliott
  • Laura Herbert
  • Shaz Wood
  • Andrea Page
  • Rebecca Rowbottom
  • Adrian Fearn
  • John Sheerin
  • Irene Fazakerley
  • Simon Scully
  • Nathan Robinson
  • Angela Dickinson
  • Bill Topping
  • Deborah Thompson
  • Sharon Maughan
  • Fiona Gabbitus

Results update 12 November 2017 – Canal Race, Tatton Half Marathon and Parkruns

Next weekend we have three athletes representing England at the England Athletics Masters Association Cross Country in Ireland, Simon Wright, Mick Page and Kevin Newman.  Have a great race all and drink plenty at the party after.

Canal Race – 5 November 2017

Well done to team Sharon Maughan and Marie-Louise Taylor who finished this race in 40:24, 86th place.  Sharon Hathaway finished with a time of 43:55 and Lucy Hathaway finished with a time of 40:24.

RunTatton Half Marathon – 12 November 2017

Well done to Michael Richardson who finished his last half marathon for the year, he finished in 79th place (out of 1131) with a time of 1:32:49.

Parkruns – 11 November 2017

We reached a milestone at Doncaster Parkrun this week, 400 DAC runners have taken part covering 4407 runs, the 400th was Andrew TEASDALE who joined the club a few weeks ago and he smashed his PB which now stands at 18:48. Continue reading

Christmas Raffle

·   1st Prize = £100
· 2nd Prize = Christmas Hamper
·   3rd Prize = Pudsey Bear
Tickets £1 each or 6 for £5
Please see Pam and Helen in the Cabin

Results update 6 November 2017 – 3 Marathons, a Half, 10k and parkruns

Northumberland Castles Marathon – 22 October 2017

Well done to Mo Rodwell for completing this Marathon in a time of 3:33:27, first V55 man to finish.

Snowdonia Marathon – 28 October 2017

It seemed like a good idea at the time, entering this race 10 months ago.  For one reason or another neither of us got any marathon training in, and as we were to find out this was a very challenging marathon.  I was feeling ok in the days before and confident I could give it a good go, a fast start (2 miles), ease back up the first hill (3 miles), run hard between 3 and 13 miles (in general down hill).  I did this and passed half way in about 1:27:00.  But I was already struggling and all running form was gone, would have been easy to quit.  Last 4 miles were very tough and involved walking up the hill, and unfortunately the descent down back to finish was quite treacherous (parts off road) and I had to put the breaks on.

Janet really enjoyed the hills and off road sections (not), well done to Janet for finishing in 4:58:46.  Martin finished in 3:35:57.  Photo by Steve Skelton.

Janet said “Fantastic Event, very hard going, lovely people and amazing water and feed stations, amazing Physiotherapy station at mile 15.  If anyone wants a marathon Continue reading