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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.

Festival of Sport 2015We 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.

WINTER TRAINING INFORMATION 2014 / 2015

We currently have a waiting list for junior members. Non-members 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.

Scunthorpe Open

Doncaster Athletes were in record breaking winning form for the first track open meeting of the year at Scunthorpe last weekend.

Steven Lambourne smashed the u20men 80m Doncaster AC club record with a new personal best time of 9.4s and also won the 150m.  Emily Riley also breaks the u15girls 80m record and won her race convincingly with a new personal best time of 10.9s and also won the 150m in a new personal best time of 21.4s.  Ava Jones had a personal best winning jump of 4.05m and maintains her position at the top of the u11girls UK rankings, Ava also won both the 80m and 150m races. Steven Bellemy won the u20men 300m with a new personal best time of 37.5. Adam Simms wins the u13 boys shot with a throw of 7.08m. Tom Kirk wins the senior men’s shot with a throw of 13.56m.

There were a number of runners up, Ricky Housley in the Shot, Mollie Magee-Sharpe in the u17 women Javelin and Shot, Sophie Mills in the u17women 300m, Adam Simms in the long jump. There were also a number of personal best performances from Genevieve Moore, Isobel Holborn, Niamh Latibeaudiere, Charlotte Mills, Harry McCrae and Pete Simpson.

Mike Cooke

North Eastern Counties Pentathlon Championships

The star of the show at the North Eastern Counties Pentathlon Indoor Championships was Doncaster AC junior athlete Nicole Lannie. Nicole broke the existing championship record by over 150 points to win the gold medal position with a final score of 2885 points and was also awarded the best female performance on the day. Nicole’s record breaking score started with a convincing win in the hurdles with a time of 9.93s just three hundredths off her best time to take the lead after the first round, next the long jump, in her first round, Nicole leaped to 4.63m and amassed a lead of over 250 points. The shot produced a lifetime best throw of 8.40m and a top five UK ranking for the event and increasing her lead by a further 100 points. The high jump produced yet another pb of 1.46m and nearly cleared 1.49m and added another 120 more points than her competitors, the final event was the 60m and once again produced a great winning time of 8.62s just outside her best time to win the open championship with a record breaking score to top the UK rankings and another club record.  Mike Cooke

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Results update 22 March 2015 – East Hull 20, Thirsk 10, Lincoln 10k, Stafford Half and masses at parkruns

Get your road league numbers, only £5. Numbers in the cabin, no reason at all why we should not win some prizes this year. You all train very hard, lets get our runners out, run our hearts out and show our friends across South Yorkshire what we can do

East Hull 20 – 22 March 2015

Superb conditions this morning at Hull for this traditional marathon “see where you are” race.  Slight head wind for the second half.  All 4 of the DAC athletes who took part were new to the distance, none of the ladies had raced over half marathon before.

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The race was won in the amazing time of 1:45:13 by Aaron Scott of Notts AC.  First lady was Helen Livingstone with a time of 2:12:31.

Special mention to Irene Fazakerley, Irene was one of our beginner runners last year with the Doncaster Pacers.  Her brother, Stan Bieris encouraged her to do the beginners course and Stan paced Irene around today.  Irene is the London Marathon in a few weeks time.11081147_10152914480724261_890809270400568517_n  Photos by David Gowans

Pos Gender Pos Name Cat Time
20 20 Martin James SM 2:07:40
216 31 Marie-Louise Taylor LV35 2:45:06
217 32 Janet Kerry LV40 2:45:06
409 125 Irene Fazakerly LV45 3:45:29

Thirsk 10 Mile – 22 March 2015

Another set of fantastic results for our Vet runners at the Yorkshire Vets champs, Caroline 1st V55 lady, Kevin 1st V55 Man, Mick Page 1st V60 Man and Philip 4th V65 Man.  Phil was in a great deal of pain from 4 miles, well done for finishing and rest up for a while. Continue reading

March Time Trial Results

We have had a very successful series of winter time trials with 111 runners completing the full 3 laps in at least one of the time trial events and we have had lots of new runners this year.  Approximately 150 runners did at least 1 lap so really amazing turnouts.

We introduced a new format this year with race numbers as we simply could not have kept up with the mass finish (which is the idea) any other way.

We have had a team of 4 or 5 regular helpers as well as Roy who has been working away but still finds the time to format the results and to work out the handicap.

We are open to suggestions to further improve the system, the results are below (I know Barry Barnes timed 3 or 4 of you and I have not included these athletes on the list).

That’s it now for 6 months.

2014 – 2015 TT Summary

March Trials

Results Update 16 March 2015 – Gainsborough 10k, Spen 20, parkruns (with international section)

62 Doncaster AC runners took part in the Gainsborough 10k on Sunday 15 10896209_10153096594634435_6824884042395539844_oMarch.  Masses of PB’s and lots of people competing in their first ever race including some beginner runners, we are very proud of all of you.  Thanks also to all our supporters on the course.

Conditions were good, cool with some sunny spells, dry (luckily), it was a little windy but it was a good day for racing.

The club won the Ladies team prize (Jo Goodier, Jayne Baldwin, Marie-Louise Taylor and Janet Kerry) as well as 1st Female Junior U20, Jessica Royle, 1st male 40, David Tune, 1st male 60, Mick Page, 1st Female 70, Rosemary Armstrong, 2nd male 55, Eddie Fletcher, 2nd male 65, Phil Bussey, 2nd female 50, Andrea Page and 2nd female 55, Dawn Fletcher. (thanks Eddie for this info)

We were blown away by the amount of Doncaster Vests and the reaction on facebook showing we are a fantastic club for all abilities.  Massive well done to first Doncaster man home, David Tune and first Doncaster lady home, Joanne Goodier.

We have also been allocated 5 free places Continue reading

Inter County Cross Country Results

Well done to our athletes competing at the Inter County Cross Countries:

Senior Women – 275 competed, the winning time was 25:07.  Caroline Wheelhouse finished in 194th place with a time of 31:06.  Caroline was the first from the Humberside Team to finish.

U15 Girls – 289 competed, the winning time was 17:47.  Ellie Watts finished in 271st place with a time of 23:40.  Ellie was 4th from the Humberside team to finish.

March Time Trial Information – Tuesday 17 March 2015

This will be last time trial of the 2014 / 2015 series so please come and make the most of it.

The March 2015 handicap start times are published, this is so you can time your arrival and you are not hanging about in the cold for so long, make sure you see Paul Brown when you arrive so we know you are waiting for your name to be called out.  It will start at 18:30 so if your handicap is 0:00 you go at 18:30.  (Everyone is planning to do 1 or 2 laps will also go at 6:30pm).

If your handicap is 20:00 you go at 18:50 and so on.  I still recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes before your start time to let us know you are on site, get a replacement number if required and get a warm up in.  I will be on site from 6pm.  I will be issuing new numbers and replacement numbers.

More details here if you have not done them before