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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 at 6pm.  Our location and travel advice can be found here.

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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.

Non-members aged 5 to 10 are welcome to attend our Academy, where our coaches will work with each athlete to find a suitable place in the main club. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Senior members can just call down on a Tuesday or Thursday to have a chat and a run.

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.

Track Repairs / Closure

Repair work will commence on our site on Monday 9th May 2016 as follows:

  • All 8 lanes of the finishing straight power washed, re-sprayed and re-lined.
  • 400m track boundary line re-painted.
  • Surface repair near high jump
  • Surface repair in front of steeple chase water jump
  • Repair to small area near 200m start.

The work should only take 3/4 days but a period of dry weather is needed, if the weather is poor work may extend to a second week.

Kev Lincoln has booked Herringthorpe track for exclusive use by our members on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th May, between 6pm and 8pm. If the work extends to the second week further bookings will be made.

Our site will remain closed during this period with no access by anyone. A further update will be circulated around the 11th May.

Results update 27 April 2016 – London Marathon and Parkruns

London Marathon – 24 April 2016

Thank you to our support crew, some of whom stopped over and some of whom came down on the day of the race, your shouting and general noise making was much appreciated.

Doncaster AC was very well represented at the London Marathon this year.  Race reports to follow in a few days but in brief, Carl Ryde finished in 12th place, he smashed our club record (his previous PB) which previously stood at 2:27:34, this now stands at 2:23:04!.  Martin James ran a PB of about 2 and a half minutes finishing with a time of 2:51:24.  Joanne Goodier ran a PB of about 13 minutes (despite illness) moving up the all time top 10 to 4th place.  Rose James entered the all time top 10 in 9th place on her debut marathon. Janet Hampson ran with an injured calf just missing out on her PB.  The clubs first partially sighted marathon runner, Sharon Maughan completed her first marathon guided by club mate Sharon Fieldhouse.  Excellent debut marathons for Martin Wilkinson, Jane Kilkenny, Katey Bickerstaff and Angela Stanley.  Brilliant V70 veteran marathon runner Rosemary Armstrong smashed another marathon.  Glynn Jones had a fantastic time at his debut London Marathon.

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Photo by Lindsay O’Connor

Carl Ryde race report –  Stood about for 10mins on the start. Focused on training I had done, long runs, tempo runs and was very relaxed. Knew I was in shape to run well and had never felt so calm before a race. On TV I can only be seen at the start, but I am smiling having watched it. Lot of runners in my area were talking up going at 2:18 pace and knew they would start quicker than that, due to adrenaline and ‘macho bravado’.

Decided to hold back first mile and must have been outside top 100 at mile 1 marker, hit in 5:50ish – then switched on – time to race from then. From that first mile no-one went by me. I had suffered some pretty bad experiences in the past at London and some had been pretty horrific – toilet stops, calf tears, broken ribs (basically 5 very bad runs out of 7). Knowing I was in Continue reading

Message about Road League on Wednesday – Brodsworth

Just a note for all your members who are coming to the next road league at Brodsworth.

1. Parking is at the Markham Grange garden centre, not on the roads which is the course.

2. Toilets are in the garden centre and also in potable toilets in the pub car park.

3. Don’t park in pub car park unless you are staying for a drink or to eat.

4. The Garden centre car park closes at 9pm so if you are going down to the pub afterwards move your car there.

5. Keep off the roads before the start of the race when warming up.

6. The start is in the village.

7. Keep to the left unless marshal’s tell you different. You may be on the right hand side for a short distance after the cross roads so listen to instructions…take off your earphones !!

8. When you finish, keep away from the officials/ timekeepers and don’t clog the area as runners did at Worsboro’. 

9. Go across the footbridge back to the car park (200m).

10. No more name changes will be done, spelling etc.

The course is on the road apart from a short distance on a gravel path. It is quite flat !! apart from the flat hills !!

Have a good race and I hope it keeps fine.

Keith

South Yorkshire Road League – Worsbrough 13 April 2016

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A great turnout at the second road league, lovely to see you all – I know we will have even more at our home race, Brodsworth on 27 April 2016.  We will need volunteers to help marshal this race please.

Special mention to partially sighted runner Sharon Maughan who was guided by Paul Beattie.  Sharon is running the London Marathon and will be guided by Sharon Fieldhouse.

Nicola Devine raced 3 times in 5 days (including a parkrun win and her first 10 miler), brilliant work.Capture

Marie-Louise Taylor used this as a recovery run after running the Manchester Marathon only 3 days before.  Same for Steph, Rose and Susan who ran the Sheffield half 3 days before.

George, Rhys and Steve all did Continue reading

Results Update 17 April 2016 – Vale of York 10 Mile, Lincoln and Rother Valley 10k and parkruns

On Wednesday 27 April 2016 Doncaster AC hosts a 5 mile road race starting at 7pm. This is around the Brodsworth area and we will be asking for people to volunteer their time to help us marshal the event (South Yorkshire Road League).  Thank you for considering this request, without volunteers we can not put on races.

Lincoln 10k – 17 April 2016

Fantastic running by all in this 10k race.  Big well done to Joanne Goodier wh13015616_10209170183231315_7486664035131632763_no set a new club record finishing first in her age group, Jo is one of about 12 Doncaster AC athletes running the London Marathon in a week.  Caroline Wheelhouse also finished first in her age group.  Lots of our Pacer Group ran as well, great work all.

 Pos  Name Gun Chip Chip Pos Gen Pos Cat  Cat Pos
61 Joanne Goodier 00:37:23 00:37:19 61 2 F40 1
191 Caroline Wheelhouse 00:41:23 00:41:15 204 15 F55 1
695 Dave Waugh 00:47:48 00:47:12 761 627 M35 97
3071 Fiona Gabbitus 01:05:19 01:01:03 3042 992 F40 160
3073 Isobel Hossack 01:05:20 01:01:05 3044 993 F55 18
3108 Sandra Simmonite 01:05:45 01:01:29 3100 1012 F55 19
3424 Jane Kilkenny 01:08:39 01:03:16 3310 1211 F40 187
3542 Claire Wilson 01:09:54 01:06:16 3637 1291 F35 227

Vale of York 10 Mile – 17 April 2016

Another great run by Nicola Devine Continue reading