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 Club training sessions for competing members only are Mondays (Invitation / Specialist night), Tuesday and Thursdays, all from 6pm, our location and travel advice can be found here.

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.

All new members aged under 11 must attend initial assessment on Saturdays, currently at Hall Cross Lower School Gymnasium, starting 8.45am, until the end of February when the session returns to the track. For further information follow the link to our Academy.

All new members aged 11yrs or over must attend assessment on Wednesday evenings from 6pm, at our Keepmoat site

All potential may attend a maximum of 6 sessions, at a cost of £5 each, before becoming a full member, paying the appropriate fee. Our assessment coaches will recommend new members to attend competing training nights once potential and a commitment to compete is identified. On becoming a member it will be expected that a club vest will be purchased (from our reception), which must be worn in all club competitions.

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.

New Balance English Schools Cross Country

Well done to our athletes for getting selected and competing in the English Schools Cross Country.  Top running by all!

Junior Boys – 345 finished.  In 43rd place was George Rowland with a time of 13:21 and in 251st place was George Moralee with a time of 14:33.

Senior Boys – 324 finished.  In 100th place was George Phillips with a time of 24:18.

Intermediate Girls – 345 finished.  In 286th place was Lisa Fouweather with a time of 15:06.

Senior Girls – 301 finished.  In 97th place was Molly Butterworth with a time of 15:03.

Results update 20 March 2017 – Bradford / Gainsborough 10k, East Hull 20, Wilmslow / Windsor Half, Hardmoor 55

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

Local race, the Askern 10k is now open for entries

To many performances (over 100) to write about so just listing the results from the weekends racing, well done all in some tough windy conditions.

Hardmoors 55 Ultra – 18 March 2017

Pos Time Name Cat
84  11:20:00 Neil Wood M40

Windsor & Eton Spring Half Marathon – 18 March 2017

Pos Name Cat Time
244 Rebecca Henry-Brown F50 2:11:23

Bradford 10k – 19 March 2017

Kev Newman is ranked 4th in UK, Mick Page 6th.  Phil Bussey 16th, awesome work guys.

Pos Gun Chip Name Cat
 24 38:14 38:13 Kevin Newman V60
 27 38:41 38:40 Mick Page V60
 148 43:54 43:52 Philip Bussey V65

Gainsborough and Morton 10k – 19 March 2017

52 Doncaster AC runners took part, thanks to Susan Beeby for sorting a coach.  Well done all. Continue reading

Cross Country Inter County Championships

Congratulations to the following athletes who represented their respective counties in these championships, most of us can only dream of selection the standard is so high.

Molly Butterworth – 144th with a time of 23:26 (282 finished)

Henry Cullen – 161st with a time of 13:23 (304 finished)

George Rowland – 111th with a time of 17:22 (294 finished)

Fantastic running all.

Results update 13 March 2017 – Northern / Yorks Vets XC, Grindleford Gallop, Retford Half and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

Northern / Yorkshire Vet XC – 4 March 2017

Well done to Doncaster AC for hosting this event, the Yorkshire Veterans Cross Country Championships and the Northern Masters Cross Country Championships.  Many thanks to all the volunteers and organisers.

M35 to M49 race

 Pos Time Name Prize
11 35:16 Martin James 2nd Northern Masters
27 37:25 Peter Badger
51 41:39 Chris Lawson

M50+ (Doncaster won a team prize in this event, 2nd M50-59)

 Pos Time Name Prize
2 33:53 Simon Wright 1st Yorkshire, 2nd Northern Masters
12 36:50 Kevin Newman 3rd Yorkshire, 3rd Northern Masters
27 38:54 Mick Page 3rd Yorkshire, 2nd Northern Masters
62 43:06 Pete Wade
66 43:56 Philip Bussey 3rd Northern Masters


Pos Time Name Prize
73 29:35 Sharon Maughan (guided by Keith Lindley)

Grindleford Gallop (21 Miles off road, 2600ft of climb) – 11 March 2017

The winning time was 2:28:25.

Pos Name Cat Time
20 Martin James V40 2:47:40
37 Peter Vickers SM 3:00:08
176 Rose James F35 3:43:45
326 Marie-Louise Taylor F40 4:24:31
394 Sharon Maughan (guided by Mark Saunders) F40 5:00:22

You can see my arm on this picture! Blue top just behind Martin James (no.278).

This was a crazy race. Something a bit more than cross country. Something approaching a fell race. It was entirely possible to have totally soaked feet within Continue reading