Club AGM is on 9 October @ 7pm
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.
We are a friendly club and new members should visit our sister website, Doncaster Pacers or call Kev Lincoln, Club Chairman on 07739312835. For membership details click here. Or join our facebook group – open to all with over 400 members.
We currently have a waiting list for junior members. None members are welcome to attend our Saturday Club, at our track, between 10am and 12 midday, £5 charge for coached sessions in running, jumping and throwing. 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.
The cross country season is almost upon us! All members are able to compete from the age of 8 upwards (some events have age restrictions).
Cross country fixtures are great fun and an excellent opportunity to build up your strength over the winter and to keep race fit, start 2015 on top form.
On the local level we have the South Yorkshire Cross Country League the cost to Doncaster AC athletes is £5 (£2 discount from the cost of £7 paid by the club) , with four events across the country competing against all our friends at South Yorkshire clubs – £1.25 per race. This year Doncaster AC are hosting one of the fixtures. Doncaster AC is in division 1 and we need you to help us stay in division 1! Keep your race number for the four races. The forth race is the South Yorkshire Championships.
Doncaster AC uses the South Yorkshire league as our club championships, to qualify you need to complete three of the four fixtures and one of the three must be the last one. Prizes are awarded to the first 3 in each age group. Numbers for the South Yorkshire League should be available from Thursday 18 September, see Kev Lincoln. You need your UKA number to get a race number and you must wear your DAC vest.
If your not a paid up member now is the perfect opportunity to join so you can compete in these events, click here for details.
You also have the opportunity to compete at the Yorkshire, Northern and National Cross Country Championships as well as the National Cross Country Relays. More information to follow.
||Yorkshire Vets XC Champs
||Nunroyd Park, Leeds, LS19 7HR
||SYCAA Cross Country 1
||Mount St Mary College, Spinkhill
||Graves Park, Sheffield
||SYCAA Cross Country 2
||Wentworth Castle, Barnsley
||National XC Relays
||SYCAA Cross Country 3
||Northern Racing College, Doncaster
||SYCAA Cross Country 4 (South Yorks Champs)
||Winter Hill, Kimberworth
||Sheffield Open XC race
||Graves Park, Sheffield
||Parliament Hill, London
We are now accepting 2015 membership/renewals from 1st October, anyone under 17 wishing to join DAC must go through our formal Saturday morning assessment process. We do not accept non-members on club nights.
If you have been holding off joining Doncaster AC now is the time to get maximum value.
The membership fees can be found here.
The membership form can be found here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THOSE JOINING IN OCTOBER
Pretty Muddy Ladies – 13 and 14 September 2014
At the weekend we had about 12 ladies take part in the Pretty Muddy Race for Life at Clumber Park. 8000 ladies took part in this Cancer Research event. What a great way to do something very worth while and have a great laugh which the ladies certainly did!
Loch Park 5k
Barnsley AC held an Anniversaey 5k race at Loch Park on 10 September. Chris Pye and Simon Parking went over and had good runs. Continue reading
Just a quick post to give some of the Cross Country dates:
28 September 2014 – Yorkshire Vets @ Leeds
1 November 2014 – National Cross Country Relays
South Yorkshire Cross Country League (£7 to enter the league):
12 October – Spinkhill
26 October – Wentworth Castle
16 November – Northern Racing College (Doncaster)
14 December – Winter Hill, Kimberworth
Three teenage athletes from Doncaster Athletic Club represented North East England in the U 20 Disabled squad at the 2014 Sainsbury’s UK School Games in Manchester 4-7 September.
On day 2 of the games, the trio competed in the warm autumn sunshine at the Sportcity Regional Athletic Centre. T36 sprinter Ben Heflin, dug deep in a gritty 400m performance and was cheered over the line in 5th position by a large crowd in the stadium. F20 athlete Paige Watkin-Drury achieved a season’s best distance in the long jump to win a silver medal – a great performance as following a recent injury she needed to change her run up and push off leg. F36 thrower William Baxter improved his lifetime best three times in shot put to claim fourth spot, and in discus won a silver medal with a lifetime best throw in the first round of the competition.
The multisport games attracted more than 1600 elite young athletes from all parts of the UK and was launched at an opening ceremony at Manchester Arena and finished at a closing ceremony in the velodrome at the National Cycling Centre on Sunday.
Left to right: Paige Watkin-Drury, Ben Heflin and William Baxter
Tony Baxter 8 September 2014
Beginners (and any member who wants to have another go), the big day Tuesday 9th has nearly arrived, we have booked a room at the Keepmoat stadium from 5:45pm where we will process the membership forms and take the £40 payment (for new members), that gets you membership for 15 months.
The room is called the Players Lounge and this is located on the Football stadium on the side facing the Yorkshire Outlet. We will make ourselves visible in the car park to direct you to the room. If you cannot find us go to the running track and they will direct you.
Don’t worry if your late, we will be giving an induction at 6pm for about 20 minutes and then we will head out and do the first gentle session. So fetch some trainers, a t-shirt and some shorts or comfortable trousers. If the weather is bad you might want a small jacket. We do have technical T-Shirts for sale, you are free to purchase these at any time for £10. We have shower and toilet facilities available.
Please ask any questions you might have and we look forward to meeting you all and making lots of new friends! I have attached the information sheet we will be giving out.
Percy Pud 10k entries now open, race is on 7 December. The race will be full in a matter of days so don’t miss out! (perhaps by tomorrow!) http://www.steelcitystriders.co.uk/
Lincoln 5k Race 4 – 26 August 2014
Great results from Jayne Baldwin (1st 19:20) and Georgina Weston (1st 19:53) who both finished 1st in their age groups over the series. Garry Davy (9th 19:16) finished 7th in his age group for the series. Full results here.
Great North Run – 7 September 2014
11 Doncaster AC athletes traveled to Newcastle on what was hot morning, great results everyone and great to see such a cross section of results! Some great PB’s.