Raffle Prizes

Message from Pam, please have a look around to see if you can contribute.

I am looking for any unwanted gifts etc., as prizes for the Christmas
Raffle and  Pam would be most grateful if they could pop them into the
Cabin when they come to the track.

Super Mile, Fleetwood Half, Trunce, Lincoln 5k and parkruns

The club championships have been updated by Chris Lawson, click here.  The Trunce is the next race in the club championships on 3 September and don’t forget to enter the Bawtry Forrest trail race which is also a counter.

The Cusworth 10k is the final road race the club hosts, enter it here.  We will be looking for lets of people to marshal it if your not running.

Please send race reports to Martin James.

Normanby Super Mile – 17 August 2018

Pos Time Name Cat
9 4:56 Peter Badger M40
20 5:23 Andrew Teasdale SM
56 6:22 Shaz Wood F35

Fleetwood Half (ish) Marathon – 19 August 2018

Michael wrote “Just short of 15 miles today with appalling marshalling at the fleetwood half meaning an extra loop of the course, reasonable time with weak and tired legs”.

Michael finished in 64th place with a time of 1:44:18

Trunce – Race 8

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Track and Field Inc EIS

Lots of excellent opportunities for competition over the coming months:

England Athletics Open U20, 17, 15 Indoor Championships 2019 – 24 February – click this link to enter and to view the PB requirement

Competition Planner showing dates for the Leagues, County Championships and Schools Competitions. We will add our Open meetings over the coming days together with Northern and English Championships.

The South Yorkshire Indoor Open Series  (EIS) 2018 / 2019 is for U11, U13 and U15 athletes.  Numbers will be available in due course from Mrs Cullen who is the Team Manager.  Those who get a number will be entitled to a 15% discount at Up & Running  (on shoes).  See the below poster for dates and events.

“EIS indoor numbers now available from the cabin. Please collect if you’ve pre registered. If your unable to collect I can bring them to the first meeting on the 7th October. If you haven’t entered yet it’s a great meeting for U11/13/15 athletes and is only £13 for your number this covers all four dates. Any new members competing for the first time please be aware you require a vest/crop top. Available from the cabin on training nights £20/£25. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Any change of events or questions don’t hesitate to message me. Thanks Tammy”

Barnsley Winter track series (open to all but age groups apply as per UKA rules), provisional dates (subject to weather and availability):

5k on 9th January
3k on 23rd January
10k on 6th February

Run, Jump and Throw EIS

Do your online entries here.

12 December (Wed)

23 January (Wed)

5 February (Tues)

Northern Athletics “Start Fitness” Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting EIS Saturday 17 November

Nottinghamshire Athletics Network – Open graded Meeting EIS – Sunday 25 November

Manchester Indoor Open Meetings

2 December, 16 December, 6 January, 10 February, 17 February, 10 March.

Northern Athletics “Start Fitness” Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting EIS Saturday 1 December

Loughborough Indoor Meeting – 8 December 2018

Midland Counties Athletic Association  

2019 Indoor Championships & Open Competitions

Full Prospectus available Here


Saturday/Sunday 5/6 January 2019            Online Entries Here


Saturday/Sunday 26/27 January 2019         Online Entries Here

Northern Athletics Indoor Champs – U13 and U15 – 3 February 2019

Northern Athletics Indoor Champs – Senior, U20 and U17 –  12/13 January 2019


2018 / 2019 Cross Country Fixtures

Some dates for your diary (information will be added when it is available).  You can run against the best in the area, county and country in these events.

Entries for all these are done through the club (apart from the Sheffield Open races), details to follow of how to enter and get your numbers (don’t try to enter at the cabin yet).  You must have a current UKA number to enter these events.

Cross country racing is some of the best training you can do and its great fun.  Cross country spikes or off road shoes are usually recommended unless its not rained for weeks.

Sheffield Open Cross Country Races – 19 January 2019

“Our annual Sheffield Open Cross Country Races take place in Graves Park, Sheffield on Saturday, 19th January 2019. Open to club athletes as well as schoolchildren, the event starts with the junior races at 11.00am followed by the Ladies Race at 12.30 and the men at 13.00. Medals for first three and first team for U11, U13, U15 girls and boys. Cash prize for winners of the men’s and women’s races. Prize vouchers for 2nd and 3rd men and women together with U17, U20 and veteran category winners”

Click here to Enter.

Yorkshire Cross Country Championships – U13 to Vets – Entry at the DAC cabin – complete this form

5 January 2019, Light Water Valley (Saturday) – Details Here

Jack Pell U15

Rose James F40

Sophie James U15

Martin James M40

Connor Anderson U17

Eddie Phillips U15

Joe Phillips U20

Julia Stubbs U13

Millie Purchase U15

Alex Moseley U17

Jordan Paulston U17

Jody Breeze

Paul Bond

Joe Warren

Mark Webster

Stuart Lindsay

Steve Fox

Nishan Singh

Jonathan Bird

Sarah Smith

James Osborne

Michelle Ward

Adam Allan

Northern Cross Country Championships – U13 to Vets  – Entry at the DAC cabin – complete this form

26 January 2019 – Pontefract Racecourse (Saturday) – Details Here

Jack Pell

Rose James

Martin James

Connor Anderson

Eddie Phillips

Joe Phillips

Julia Stubbs

Paul Bond

Joe Warren

Hugo Cullen

Henry Cullen

National Cross Country Championships – U13 to Vets –  Entry at the DAC cabin – complete this form

23 February 2019, Harewood House, Leeds (Saturday) – Details here

Jack Pell

Rose James

Martin James

Connor Anderson

Eddie Phillips

Joe Phillips

George Phillips

Julia Stubbs

Alex Moseley

Paul Bond

Joe Warren

Ultra Great Britain 2018, The Race Across Scotland

Ultra Great Britain 2018, The Race Across Scotland

6:10am and we off, all I remember thinking is “****” , here goes, 214 miles, oh “****” (insert what you want in the ****). I went into this with no intention to race, only to complete the course so that I had a better chance of racing it next year. I’d followed no training plan, no routine, dam I’d gone weeks without even running a mile. But I was there, I knew I’d done some big events this year, so even though I had not trained prop since last year’s 3rd place finish at this race, I knew I had some fitness, and my mental strength was in Hulk Mode. All of this flashed through my mind as I joined the line of runners heading up the first climb, only 200 meters into the race. I settled into a steady trott and as the field opened I found myself in the top 20, running with fellow UGB200 finishers from last year. Matt Armstrong and Peter James finished 6th & 7th in last year’s race, we stuck together for the morning reminiscing about the highs and lows of last years race, we had no issues other than missing a turn in the woods and ending up slogging through bogs to get back on course, quite ironic as we were bulling ourselves up only seconds before we missed the turn. We had lost about 15min with the detour but we knew that mentally were a strong team and if we could work together, we could have a chance of finishing this tough course. Sadly, I knew I could not keep the pace up with the lads, so after around 39mi I dropped back a bit and chatted to other runners. I eventually found myself on my own, I’d again taken a wrong turn. After checking my GPS on my watch & a call back to my support crew, I headed back to the trail. Through a field, over a wall, over a barbed wire fence, through nettles, chased by a crazy horse fly, through a stream and up an embankment, to find myself back on the trail, the trail I had just done. I’d only looped back on myself and had to run the extra 2mile again. I saw the funny side and cracked on. By this point the trail started to get tougher, the ground got boggier, the trail turned to overgrown countryside that just wanted to twist your ankles as it hid holes and rocks under its long grass.

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Results update 13 August 2018 – Askern 10, Newark Half, York 5k, Half Tour of Bakewell and Parkruns

Club Championships – next events:

Rother Valley parkrun – 25 August 2018.  The Trunce – 3 September 2018.   Doncaster 10K – 25 Nov 2018.  Bawtry forest – 9 September 2018.  Ward Green 6 – 23 December 2018.

More details and the spreadsheet here.  Thanks to Chris Lawson for his work on this.

Please send any race reports to Martin James, bit short on time at the moment so just listing results for recent events, well done all.

York 5k – 8 August 2018

Great event, 5 x 1000m loops.

Pos   Cat Cat Pos 1k 2k 3k 4k 5k Age Grade Chip
20 Martin James MV40 5 03:24 03:31 03:40 03:42 03:34 78.00% 00:17:48
61 Caroline Wheelhouse FV60 1 04:02 04:06 04:05 04:08 04:08 90.60% 00:20:25
75 Shaz Wood FV35 2 04:17 04:22 04:22 04:20 04:17 68.80% 00:21:32

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