Results update 21 March 2018 – Grindleford Gallop and Parkruns

**Help please** – A date for your diary , 28 March – We are hosting a 5 mile road race near Brodsworth, we need 16 marshals to make this happen. Meet in Garden Centre car park at 6pm, race starts at 6.45pm in old pit entrance access road. Be aware of road closure from Woodlands due to housing construction, this will not effect the race.

Club Championships – The Norton 9 was off due to the snow, this is to be rescheduled.  On 30 March 2018 we have the Epworth Easter Egg 10k which is on the club championships, click here to enter.

Grindleford Gallop – 21 Miles

This remains one of the hardest races to enter, you have about 60 seconds to get sorted before it sells out. This year, myself and Rose decided to stay over the night before the race at a hotel about 600m away from the start. Nice food, drink and accommodation. Not very nice weather….

On Friday evening the chance of the race being cancelled existed, depending on the amount of the snow on the roads in the morning. Hardly any snow fell overnight, but light snow was falling from 7am. The race was on.

Quick drive to the Race HQ to collect our numbers and dibber and back to the warm car. We were reading -1 degrees C, with a wind chill of -10. I decided to set off with 3 layers on. We all ran with extra kit, the risk was if you got injured or lost or conditions got very bad, you had to take care you yourself whilst waiting for help Continue reading

New NECAA u17 women pentathlon meeting record set.

Nicole Lannie takes another pentathlon indoor title at the weekend and resets the meeting record for the u17 women in the North Eastern Counties indoor pentathlon championships at the Gateshead International Stadium.

In the first event of the indoor pentathlon was the 60m sprint hurdles, Nicole displayed her class to finish first with a time of 8.90s just over a tenth outside her best time. In the high jump Nicole was in amazing jumping form, Nicole came in and cleared a modest 1.43m to get points on the board and was way over the bar, she then cleared the bar first time at 1.46m and 1.49m, then went on to clear at 1.52m, cleared the bar to set a new personal best at 1.55m and also cleared the bar at 1.58m further improving her best. Nicole failed at 1.61m, but set a clear lead of around 300 points over the 14 competitors. In the long jump, Nicole recorded a good start with a first round jump of 5.30m, in the next round of jumps, Nicole produces a huge jump but just touches the plasticine to foul in her second jump and in the third round jumped a fantastic 5.33m, just a cm off her best. Nicole extended her lead in the pentathlon by over 400 points with the shot being the next event. Nicole threw 11.32m with her final throw, the second best throw in the event to maintain her lead. The final event was the 60m sprint, Nicole ran a creditable time of 8.24s to come second but amassed an amazing total score of 3686 points, 372 in front of the next competitor to reset the meeting record by 75 points and also increased her personal best by around 800 points in this event.

Other Doncaster AC competitors were the Langley brothers, both put in strong performances to gain some personal bests in the throws. Nathan was the only competitor in the u20mens to take the title and Regan was 6th out of 7 in the u17 men’s event and recorded a personal best in the overall score.

Results update 12 March 2018 – Cross Country, Retford Half, Haworth Hobble, Chester Ultra, parkruns

Club Championships – The Norton 9 was off due to the snow, this is to be rescheduled.  On 30 March 2018 we have the Epworth Easter Egg 10k which is on the club championships, click here to enter.

Inter Country Cross Country Championships – 10 March 2018

 It takes a lot of hard work to qualify to represent your county, well done to the athletes, coaches, parents and supporters for getting to such a high level.  The course was very tough and covered in mud.

U13 Boy – Edward Phillips finished in 121st place with a time of 14:14.  309 finished.

U13 Girl – Jessica Rowland finished in 189th place with a time of 17:03.  302 finished.

U20 Woman – Molly Butterworth finished in 51st place with a time of 29:44.  170 finished. Continue reading