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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.

Please do not use lane 1 for training

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 interested in local athletics and running with over 425 members.

WINTER TRAINING INFORMATION 2014 / 2015

We currently have a waiting list for junior members. None members are welcome to attend our Academy, until a place can be secured. 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.

South Yorkshire Cross Country League Results – Wentworth Castle

The next fixture is at Doncaster, 16 November at the Northern Racing College on Bawtry Road.  Its a great course so with it being on our door step lets have a great turnout, numbers available from the cabin.  We will be looking for marshals to help the event take place.

DSCF0290A warm welcome to the extra faces including Caroline Wheelhouse who ran a marathon only a week ago (and is ranked No 1 in UK for V55 Lady!) and Jane Pickard who is on our beginner running course at the moment!  Some new to cross country and all DSCF0294enjoyed it!

Very impressive running everyone, 40 runners took part from DAC and we probably had over 15 men / U20 / U17 who did not get to take part.  Its quite a long drive so disappointing.

The men’s race was cancelled at the last minute.  This will have been a very difficult decision to make by the organizers.  I was as disappointed as anyone but these things happen.  The official statement follows:

“First of all, a big apology DSCF0312

to all U17Men and Senior & Vet Men who never got to run today. In the end there was no alternative but to end the event before the last race. The position regarding deer in the park meant that it was not safe to continue. It was a complicated situation and some of you may be aware of the complicating issues. I would prefer not to put them down in print.

Unfortunately, because of the cancelling of the last race, there will be no team points for seniors or juniors (the U17s count as juniors for the points totals).

I will let you know what the situation will be for the Men’s, Vet Mens and U17 Men’s League awards when I have given it a bit more thought. At the moment, I can’t see any way other than making it the best 2 out of 3 with the Champs as a compulsory counter.”

Full set of photos on the photos tab.

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Under 11 Girls

Pos Time Name
14 7:13 Isobel McAleavy
31 7:58 Bronwyn Elliott
36 8:16 Amy Tallents
39 8:23 Isabel Robinson
43 10:05 Sophie James
44 10:41 Caroline James

Under 11 Boys Continue reading

Results update 26 October 2014 – Brid & Worksop Half, Leicester & Palma Marathon, Hog Challenge ….

Bridlington Half Marathon – 19 October 2014

Carl Ryde finished 2nd at the Bridlington Half Marathon with a time of 77:47.  Carl is struggling at the moment so to still finish second with a field of 531 runners is a great achievement.  Hope you get sorted soon and looking forward to some great results in the coming months.

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Leicester Marathon – 26 October 2014Capture

Dave Sedgwick ran his second marathon today, he finished in 2:51:14 in 7th place out of 586 runners.  It was windy conditions so this is a fantastic time for Dave and I think it is the fastest marathon time that any DAC athlete has run this year.  Well done Dave.

Worksop Half Marathon – 26 October 2014 Continue reading

October Time Trial Results

Roy Veall has worked a miracle and done the results from last night – 76 people took part!!, he said “what a fabulous turn out last night, a bit chaotic at the start but now we have got the majority of runners names it will be a lot easier from now on as long as they all remember to bring their numbers with them!! Please let us know if any names are not spelt correctly.

Hopefully the results are as accurate as possible and I have not missed anyone out, but with a lot of the runners having their numbers under their coats it was a bit difficult at times.

Next month we will get all the 1 & 2 lap runners off first then the 3 lap runners go off at their normal handicap times.

We are grateful for everyone that helped last night, thanks to Paul for helping with the results and everyone else who helped out”

Message Martin James with any inquiries on the results.

Oct 14 Trials Updated

South Yorkshire XC Team Points and Second Fixture

Cross Country Points after 1st fixture – well done everyone!:

Juniors – 31 Points (4th place out of 8 teams).

Seniors – 39 Points (Joint 5th place out of 26 teams).

Full points list here.

Details for second fixture – Sunday 26th October

Numbers available on the day as long as you have a 2014 / 2014 UKA license for £5.

Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley

Map of routes

Location of Venue

Wentworth Castle is situated in the village of Stainborough near Barnsley, about 2 miles from Junction 37 of the M1. Despite its name, Wentworth Castle is not in the village of Wentworth near Rotherham (This is seven miles away from Wentworth Castle). Postcode is S75 3ET

How to Get There Continue reading

Please do not use lane 1 for training

Please note the Club Directors recently approved a track repair plan, which will commence next May, at considerable cost. In order to retain the integrity of our track, lane one will not be used by anyone for training purposes, cones have been placed within lane one to remind everyone of this. We also take this opportunity to remind all members of the Club Track Etiquette (reference to lane 1 needs amendment), which exists to ensure all members are able to use the track safely.

Thank-you for your cooperation.

Club Directors

Results update 19 October 2014 – Amsterdam Marathon, Scarborough 10k, parkruns

Get your South Yorkshire Cross Countries this week – next race is on 26 October at Barnsley – All age groups.

Amsterdam Marathon – 19 October 2014

Caroline Wheelhouse showed us yet again her brilliant consistent running, she ran the Amsterdam Marathon in 3:13:42.  Caroline is ranked #1 V55 lady on Power of 10 for the distance this year.

Caroline said “Everything went well but conditions were really not good – wind got up as race progressed and last 7 or so miles were directly into it! Rained at the same time – but a good race anyway! – Just got my results and I’m first FV55!! DAC on top!

Scarborough McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k – 12 October 2014

Paul Brown suggested a few months ago that he was combining a coupl10629563_10152781724887248_2909815530119506562_ne of nights break at Scarborough with the Scarborough 10k.  It was a shame Paul was unable to run due to injury but 8 Doncaster AC athletes took part! with some winning their age groups!

Male V55 – 1st place Kevin Newman, Male V60 – 1st place Mick Page and Male V60 – 1st place Phil Bussey. Continue reading