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.

South Yorkshire Cross Country Numbers Now at Cabin, Collect Yours if you have already paid or pay £8 and get one!  First Race on 16 October

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.

October 2016 Time Trial Results

Time Trial results from last night.  Thanks to Roy and all who helped, very much appreciated!  4.8ish miles.


Place Int Surname Handicapped Time Actual Time Number
1 Sharon Maughan 43:49 43:49 460
2 James Westerman 43:50 43:50 469
3 Matthew Whitehead 44:06 38:06 497
4 Martin Wilkinson 45:44 39:44 501
5 Chris Wright 49:30 49:30 490
6 Bridget Boutell 50:54 44:54 516
7 Stuart Kirkshaw 52:22 30:22 503
8 Ben Watkinson 52:27 32:27 506
9 Rob Peach 52:55 38:55 512
10 John Defty 53:01 42:01 507
11 Callum Jaques 53:10 39:10 511
12 Neil Wood 53:13 32:13 473
13 Edward Phillips 53:19 33:19 509
14 Malc Leggatt 53:20 33:20 522
15 Mark Webster 53:30 34:30 461
16 Nathan Robinson 53:36 34:36 494
17 George Rowland 53:41 29:41 459
18 George Westerman 53:46 29:46 498
19 Ian McCreadie 53:48 42:48 510
20 Dave Lawrie 53:52 42:52 493
21 Bill Topping 53:54 42:54 492
22 Sarah Smith 53:57 48:57 513
23 Jodi Savage 54:08 43:08 495
24 Dawn Fletcher 54:15 43:15 485
25 Nick Newman 54:35 40:35 504
26 Martin James 54:37 28:37 486
27 Darren Wood 54:51 30:51 521
28 George Laing 54:55 32:55 508
29 Mick Page 54:58 30:58 514
30 Pete Badger 55:04 29:04 518
31 Adrian Fearn 55:23 33:23 520
32 David Watts 55:41 31:41 472
33 George Phillips 55:46 27:46 470
34 Phil Bussey 55:47 33:47 467
35 Rhys Gibson 55:51 27:51 476
36 Simon Wright 55:58 27:58 505
37 Kevin Waugh 56:06 40:06 462
38 Nishan Singh 56:08 28:08 477
39 Jack Lawson 56:21 42:21 519
40 Derrian Beer 56:38 45:38 488
41 Mo Rodwell 56:47 32:47 515
42 Lisa Fouweather 56:49 34:49 465
43 Claire Macleod 57:00 46:00 464
44 Pete Oliver 57:14 37:14 517
45 Tony O’Connor 59:21 45:21 468
46 Liz Horsley 60:47 55:47 502
2 Laps
1 Jess Rowland 36:30 24:30 458
2 Lucy Hookway 42:45 30:45 499
1 Lap
1 Leaha Dixon 26:20 14:20 496


Results Update 16 October 2016 – Round Rotherham 50, Manchester Half and Parkruns

Winter Time Trial starts 18 October 2016 (Town Fields, about 5 miles) – email doncaster.runner@googlemail.com if your doing it so I can make numbers for you.

Doncaster Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships – Marshalls Needed:

We are hosting this event again this year, at the Keepmoat, Wednesday 16th November 2016, first race about 1pm. Schools have been notified by letter but this is to give you early notice.

The cancelled Primary School Cross Country will be re-scheduled after half term

Round Rotherham 50 Miles – 15 October 2016

Congratulation to Martin Hookway and Peter Vickers for completing this ult14729224_10155550001627619_3528635723592634747_nra race.  This earned them a day off Cross Country (the length some people will go to)

Peter Vickers wrote – Thanks so much to everyone who supported me today for the Round Rotherham, especially Laura Vickers, Martin Hookway, and Martin James. Absolutely crazy day. So punishing. Well done Martin H, can’t believe you only decided to run it yesterday!

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EIS indoor numbers

EIS indoor numbers will be available to collect from Pam at the cabin as of next week .
Please also supply the events you wish to compete in on the first Meet , your EA number and DOB ( and payment £12 for those of you not already paid thank you)
There are still 24 numbers available to any other athletes wishing to participate- generally these numbers go quickly so it’s first come first served.
Many thanks

Jude – Indoors manager

Micheal Wakefield -Funeral Arrangements

Message from Janet Kerry:

“The executor of Micheal Wakefields will, wishes for you all to know the following.

On Thursday 27th October there will be a service at 17:00 at St Josephs Church Doncaster Road Wath Upon Dearne S63 7AA to receive michaels coffin into church. This is the church that Michael went to and sometimes played the organ in.

The coffin will then stay in church overnight and the funeral service will be held at 13:10 on Friday 28th October with the service at Ardsley crematorium held at 14:10 there will be a gathering after the service at Wombwell Golf Club 19 Wentworth View Wombwell Barnsley S73 0LA where light refreshments”

Winter Time Trial

The traditional Town Moor time Trial starts again next Tuesday….18th October 2016. We meet up on Town moor Avenue from 6:00 to start running at 6:30. For the experienced of you, there is no need to tell you about the format, so this is just for the uninitiated. When you get to the meeting point, (Town Moor Avenue opposite Hampton Road) give your name to Roy Veall, after a lot of debate you will get your handicap.  Numbers will be allocated again on the night, or email doncaster.runner@googlemail.com if you know you are coming and I will make your number in advance, indicate your current 5k or 10k time please.

The time trial starts with the slower runners and progresses through everyone until the fastest are set off according to their allocated time handicap.  So faster runners keep warm until your start time.

It is then 3 laps of the course which is shown here.  This is an excellent event where all the club comes together, it is very sociable and also an excellent training tool, with the slower runners having their chance to finish a race in 1st position and the faster runners there are targets to chase.

The total distance is just under 5 miles, all on tarmac.  We hope to put a marshal or 2 out on the course.  The road at the top of the field has been resurfaced in the last month.

Results update 10 October 2016 – Oxford Half, Royal Parks Half, TenTenTen, Yorkshire Marathon and 10 Miles, Tickhill 10 and Parkruns

London Marathon Rejection Slip Info

South Yorkshire Cross Country Numbers Now at Cabin, Collect Yours if you have already paid or pay £8 and get one!  First Race on 16 Octoberdetails here

Winter Time Trial starts 18 October 2016 (Town Fields, about 5 miles) – email doncaster.runner@googlemail.com if your doing it so I can make numbers for you

Oxford Half Marathon – 9 October 2016

Massive well done to Jodi, great report:

I just wanted to let you know that today I completed my first ever half marathon. It was1 the Oxford half which I chose as I wanted to run with my sister who lives down there. I’m not normally a fan of massive events, I love the local runs, but this event was brilliantly organised. Loads of drinks stations including lucozade plus jelly babies. There were loads and loads of spectators all around the route who cheered everyone on. We had high-fives, 2 brass bands, steel drums and a bit of dance/trance DJing! I completed the race in 2:04:19 which I am really chuffed with. I would not have been able to do this without the support of the Pacers. Andrea and Tony in particular gave me loads of great advice. Rose’s intervals have really improved my fitness -especially the dreadful hills! I joined the pacers in May and I absolutely love it. I can’t believe that I didn’t join sooner. So thank you to the organisers, the run leaders and everyone who runs with me for making running so enjoyable.

Thanks again for all that you do to keep the group going.

TenTenTen 10km – 9 October 2016

To help LiRF Susan Forbes celebrate her birthday lots of our members decided to take part in the Sheffield TenTenTen 10k

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