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

Newark Half Marathon – 12 August 2018 Continue reading


DAC paraathletes Leaha Dixon and William Baxter represented Doncaster on the global stage put in some great performances for Team England in the CPISRA World Games in Sant Cugat, Barcelona from 7-11 August. The games featured athletes from 25 nations and included full paralympic internationals from several countries.

The heat, up to 38 degrees some days, and intense humidity made sprinting events very difficult. Despite the conditions, Leaha put in some fine performances. After a heavy fall in the T35 100m final she picked herself up to cross the line in 6th place. In the 200m after cruising through the qualifying heats Leaha finished 5th in the final. In the 400m her strongest event she was a close second behind the Australian champion.

F36 thrower William came third with a throw of 10.23m in the F36 shot put final behind paralympic and world championship gold medallists from Poland and the UAE. He threw 35.37m to set a new national record in discus and came third behind the same opposition. In javelin he threw a new national record of 24.39m and was second behind the  Polish world record holder.

Leaha and William would like to thank all their friends at DAC for their support and encouragement at training sessions in recent months.

Car Parking at the Keepmoat for Doncaster AC Members Only

All cars parking at the carparks at the Keepmoat Stadium must be registered with us at the cabin.  This includes cars dropping people off.  Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are now installed on some of the site and these are expected to be rolled out to the other car parks.  Avoid car park 1.

When the Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster Bells or the Dons are at home, and this clashes with any training session, members must use car park 3, we have a limited number of spaces (60).  At other times members can use Car Parks 3 and 2.  Car Park 1 is not recommended for use as this is the VIP car park.  We have a new gate that will be opened from car park 3.

If you cannot get down to register your number plate you can telephone the club on 07377899083, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm until 7:30pm.

The below list is a guide, fixtures change and it only includes mid week home matches:

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Stoke / York 10k, Butchers dog Leg, Cotswolds 24hr relay and parkruns

We have 2 more fantastic events at DAC you can enter this year:

End of  Season Sprint/Endurance Evening – 19 September 2018

Cusworth 10k  – Sunday 30th September 2018

British Masters 10km – Stoke

Well done to Kevin Newman silver medal in the British Masters national 10 km championship at Stoke.  Kev finished in 32nd place with a time of 39:51.  Kev said it was the hilliest 10k he had ever ran.

Braithwell Butchers Dogleg – 2 August 2018

Photo by top supporter Martyn Walter

Pos Time Name Cat Prize
3 23:48 Jonathan Frary MS 3rd
25 28:31 Peter Wade M60
40 30:03 Marie-Louise Taylor F40 1st F40
55 32:43 Nick Newman M55
58 32:21 Trevor Lambert M55
77 36:20 Sharon Carson F50
81 36:54 Diane Polwin F45
83 37:28 Barry Prowse MS
84 37:32 Neil Hambleton M40
88 38:02 Margaret Butler F55
93 39:11 Kevin Waugh M50
94 39:15 Peter Butler M60
100 40:23 Callie Coates FU15
101 40:23 Lexie Proudley FU15
104 40:58 Joanne Breeze F45
110 43:11 Janet Powell F55
117 48:30 Sam Prowse F35
119 49:05 Susan Forbes F60

Cotswolds 24hr relay Continue reading

Manvers Dusk Till Dawn – 28 and 29 July 2018

This is fantastic local race which consists of 5km laps, do as many as you want from 6pm till 6am.  So a great way to see what your endurance limits are, amazing running all!  Thanks to all who supported our runners.

Martin Hookway wrote:

I only entered this race last minute as a result of accidentally booking the full weekend off of work. I wasn’t race fit but my Mum would be there attempting her first Ultra Distance and I knew DAC would be showing a good turn out. I wasn’t to be disappointed.

It was a brilliant sight to see so many new DAC members there pushing for personal Continue reading

Track and Field officials – Training

Update – The Officials Course will take place on Saturday 24th November at XP SCHOOL. Could the volunteers attending collect paperwork from Kev to return to Kev asap so all fees can be paid on one invoice.

Thank you to all who have shown an interest 🙂

Doncaster AC is desperately short of track and field graded officials, who are vital if we intend to remain contenders at the YDL, Northern and South Yorkshire Leagues. Points are accrued at these events for the number of officials provided by each competing club and deducted where there is a shortfall (This is the principle reason why we were demoted at the lower YDL a couple of weeks ago).

To become an official, you have to attend a 2 day course and choose between a track official and field official. On completion of the course you become a level 1 official. After completing 6 matches you can apply to be assessed to become and a level 2 official. There are higher levels of officials based upon experience.

Parent helpers, whilst invaluable, do give us our full points allocation because we have to have a minimum number of level 2 officials. I would urge parents who currently help out and those that do not to apply to attend an officials course.