Indoor Training 2016 / 2017

Doncaster Athletic Club caters for Track and Field, Road Running and Cross Country athletes of all levels, we now have over 500 members and we are proud to count hundreds of junior members from across Doncaster and beyond in our membership. Our main training evenings are Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm.  Our location and travel advice can be found here.

We are a friendly club and new road runner members should visit our sister website, Doncaster Pacers.  All abilities are welcome from international athletes to 14 minute mile runners.  Call Kev Lincoln, Club Chairman on 07739312835 for more information.  For membership details click here. Or join our facebook group – open to all interested in local athletics and running with over 500 members.

Our Club has experienced a massive intake of new members over the summer, all our Tuesday and Thursday Competition Coaching Teams are now full. We are continuing to offer assessment for potential new members on Saturdays (Under 8s from 8.30am, all other ages after 9.30am) until Saturday 31st October, thereafter Academy members only will undertake indoor conditioning training.

We will resume recruiting in March 2017, on the last Thursday of every month and Saturdays at the track.

We are committed to equality of opportunity in sport for all, irrespective of gender, race, disability or age. Safety and personal achievement are our priorities, as members strive to reach personal goals in sport and fulfil their potential.

Training and parking Tuesday 6 December

Rovers are at home tomorrow night (Tuesday), only approved permit holders can access the site using car park 2, everyone else should use car park 3. There is a drive through cinema on car park 3 but the car park stewards are aware of our arrangements.

Just been informed XP School is in use tomorrow night, therefore under 11s will be training at the track

Penistone Showground Cross Country – Sunday 11 December

Note, all the races go in different order with the Men off at 11:00.  Check your start times below!

Information about the Championships is now on the website, and also attached to this email. A few points to remember – Latest information at this link:

  1. Seniors run first. Men go at 11am followed by Ladies.
  2. New registrations accepted until the start of the event, but it helps me if you can get them in before the day.
  3. If someone cannot stay for presentations, it helps me if their award can be collected by someone else.

Apart from that, it’s just another cross country event.

See you there.






January 2017 Beginners Running Course

Our popular 9 week beginners course will start on 24 January 2017, the course is already filling up.  It is aimed at people who do not run and it is very gentle – you will be supported by a team of Run Leaders, Coaches and Runners who all give their time freely out of a desire to help others, make friends and support the local running community.  The cost is £46, this includes the beginners course, a framed certificate on completion and membership of the club until 2018 – its all you will pay for a years coaching!  All money raised goes back into supporting grassroots athletics, junior members, our beginners and the other members of Doncaster AC / Pacers.  Sign up by emailing Martin James at this link.


Some of our proud run leaders on graduation night with an amazing group of new runners

The Doncaster Pacers is the Run England name of Doncaster AC, any member of Doncaster AC is very welcome to join in with any run that the Doncaster Pacers do (beginners or intermediates)We are one club.

CannonHall Cross Country Results

The Final event, the championship is on 11 December at Penistone Showground.  Please note all the races are at different times with the Senior Men off first at 11am!  We need the strongest possible team to turn out and run!

U17 / Snr / Jnr / Vet Men 1100 start

U17 / Snr / Jnr / Vet Ladies/V65 Men 1145 approx

U15 Boys 1215 approx

U11 Girls 1230 approx

U11 Boys 1235 approx

U13 Girls 1240 approx

U15 Girls 1250 approx

U13 Boys 1300 approx.

Results from Cannon Hall are below:

U11 Girls

3 200 06:43 Jessica Rowland FU11 Doncaster AC
31 202 08:36 Trinity Dooley-Williams FU11 Doncaster AC
33 259 10:52 Sophia Sharp FU11 Doncaster AC
34 220 10:54 Caroline James FU11 Doncaster AC

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3000m at EIS 20/11 and Yorkshire 3 Peaks – 26/11

Just to show the diverse range of distances our athletes compete in, first off we have Peter Tallents who ran a brilliant 3000m at the indoor track EIS in Sheffield on 20 November 2016.  This was Peters first run on the track and it sounded like a very interesting and tactical race:


Then Martin Hookway made an emergency stop at Metres to Miles to get some off road shoes on his way to the 3 peaks.

“It was a cracking day out. It was a planned run to help find my mojo with my friend Jen Scotney and her friend Mark but sadly Jen was carrying a niggle on her knee so we ended up walking a lot of it due to her being in pain and the ice slowed things down even more.


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Results update 27 Novmber 2016 – Barnsley 10k and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

If you want to enter the Yorkshire, Humberside, Northern or National Cross Country Championships please click here.

Barnsley 10k

Prizes for Simon Wright and Martin James (blog here) in age group categories.  Great conditions and fantastic performances from all.  PB’s for Martin James and Philip Mackey.  684 athletes finished the race.


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