Results update 31 October 2018 – Snowdonia Marathon, Worksop Half, Poppy 10k and parkruns

Club championships for 2019 will be available soon.  Any results missing let me know.

Snowdonia Marathon – 27 October 2018

Tough challenging race this one, a lot of climbing, freezing cold, windy in the second half and occasional hail storms.  Great support from Janet Hampson.

Luke wanted to get a marathon in before he turned 40 and this really was his last chance, job done.  Rose wanted to complete a marathon having had a couple of DNF and following advise from DAC Ultra Captain Martin Hookway Rose got her nutrition sorted this time.  Martin had a poor run last year and was determined to have a better run this time, and he did finishing 20 minutes faster than last year.  Chris had a super run, finishing only 5 minutes off his marathon PB.

You can watch the race on TV at the following link. Continue reading

London Marathon Club Draw – Final call

To go into our club ballot for our club places you must have entered the public ballet earlier in the year.  The draw for the club ballot is towards the end of the year (Mid November probably) and it will not take place until London Marathon confirm our allocation which is hoped to be 3 or 4 places.

  • The member needs a rejection slip from the ballot entry – letter or email.
  • If you got a London place last year from DAC’s allocated places you should not be eligible to get one of the clubs allocated places for the next year (Fiona Gabbitus, Deborah Thompson, Lynette Temperton-Ball and Angela Dickinson)
  • You must be a first claim member at the time of entering the public ballot and be fully paid up with a UKA license, and if you are successful at the draw you must have renewed your membership with Doncaster AC and your UKA license for the year of the marathon
  • The member has to arrange payment for the place
  • You must run in a Doncaster AC vest
  • The member needs to have completed a half marathon, or race of greater distance during 2017 / 2018 before the club ballot is drawn
  • Under no circumstances can the place be transferred to another runner

Rejection slips can be emailed to doncaster.runner@googlemail.com or given to Martin James.  Good luck all.  The draw will be carried out on a club night by Gemma Ward.

Names in the hat so far are

  1. Mark Kenworthy
  2. Mick Cleasby
  3. Thomas Chisholm
  4. Sarah Smith
  5. Sharon Carson
  6. Barry Prowse
  7. Sam Prowse
  8. David Moores
  9. Trevor Blake
  10. Claire Macleod
  11. Kate Ball
  12. George Laing
  13. Mark Webster
  14. Martin Wilson
  15. Daz Lambert
  16. Natalie Hepinstall *Subject to completing a Half Marathon*
  17. John Sheerin
  18. Martyn Walter
  19. Darren Whyman
  20. Vicky Royal
  21. Tracey Christison
  22. Andrea Page
  23. Gary Brown
  24. Sharon Fieldhouse
  25. Sharon Maughan
  26. Janet Hampson
  27. Luke Osbon
  28. Rose James
  29. Irene Fazakerley

Club Kit and Raffle

CLUB KIT

NEW STOCK – Hoodies, Jackets, Vests, Crop Tops – all have now been replenished and available at the Club Office

NEW LINE – (i)  Black Lycra Capri Training Pants = 3/4 length only £13 and full length = £15

(ii)  Club Bobble Hats and Caps with DAC printed starting at  – £8

ARM BANDS – Good for Winter Running and Dark Nights = £8

HEAD BANDS – 1 FOR £8 plus one free!

SALE/SALE/SALE = Previous events vests = 6 for £5

Enquiries re sizes and orders see Pam or phone 07801969895

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

As you know we are raising funds to go towards a “Defibrillator” for The Club.  The Raffle Tickets are £1 each, or 6 tickets for £5.  Prizes consist of the following: Continue reading

LAUNCH OF NATIONAL COACHING RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN #GOCOACH

Message from england athletics:

Launch of national coaching recruitment campaign #gocoach

Dear Club Secretary,

England Athletics is today launching its biggest ever national coaching recruitment campaign, #gocoach.

With the help of the joint fastest woman in the world in 2018, Dina Asher-Smith, and her coach John Blackie, we will be working to inspire more people to become involved in coaching, in particular within the affiliated sport.

We anticipate many of those inspired will have some form of existing connection with a club, whether through having competed for that club, as the parent of a young athlete or in another role.

However, we are also aiming to inspire those who may not currently have a connection Continue reading

SYCAA Cross Country Campsal Fixture 28 October 2018

Doncaster Athletic Club are holding the next stage of the SYCAA CrossCountry @ Campsall Country Park on the 28 October and we require at least 10 marshals to assist. Marshalls needed from 10am and we are setting the course up from 8am.  If you can spare some time and help, please see Kev @ the cabin. Thank you.

Good luck all runners!