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2017 Cross Country Information

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.

2017 / 2018 Indoor Training Details

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.  For further information about Doncaster Athletic Club please ring 07377899083, which will be monitored by our office staff between 5pm and 7.30pm on Club nights Tuesdays and Thursdays at other times please leave a message.  For membership details click here. Or join our facebook group – open to all interested in local athletics and running with over 500 members.

Junior Saturday Club, children from 5 years to 10 years welcome, Hallcross lower school gym Saturday 28 October. Under 8s 8.30am to 9.30am, under 11s 9.30am to 10.30am.  Last session of 2017 will be 16 December, restarting 6 January 2018.

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.

Final South Yorkshire Cross Country League fixture 17 December 2018

The venue is Kiverton Community Woodland.  The most important thing to note is the change in the times of the races.  The senior men/ Vet Men and U17 Men go first at 11am, followed by the senior women/vet women/V65 men and U17 Women.

We need a strong turnout please, we are hoping for promotion !

Information below for venue information, racing timings and league positions.

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Results update 11 December 2017 – Wheatley 10 Mile, Santa Special, Turbary Tinsel Trail Race and parkruns

Wheatley 10 Mile off road – 9 December 2017

Well done to our 3 athletes takin on this 10 (.1) mile off road cross country trail type race!

25 Luke Osbon Male Doncaster Athletic Club 01:25:58
45 Janet Hampson Female Doncaster Athletic Club 01:35:01
77 Jodi Savage Female Doncaster Athletic Club 01:49:02

Kimberworth Santa Special – 10 December 2017

Well done to 1st lady to finish (9th overall) with a time of 31:35, Sophie Troth.  Very impressive considering Sophie lost a shoe on the hilly off road course. Continue reading

Final Call for Entries in to the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships

Your last chance to Enter the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships is tonight or early Tuesday evening 12 December before 6:15pm.  Follow the below link for details, get your details and payment to the cabin.

Yorkshire XC 6 January 2018, Northern XC 27 January 2018, National XC 24 February 2018.  Get your entries in to the cabin please ASAP.  Click here for details!

2018 Beginner Running Group

Our popular 9 week beginners course will start on 18 January 2018, the course is already filling up.  It is aimed at people who do not run and it is very gentle – you will be supported by a team of Run Leaders, Coaches and Runners who all give their time freely out of a desire to help others, make friends and support the local running community.  The cost is less than £50, this includes the beginners course, a framed certificate on completion and membership of the club until 2019 – its all you will pay for a years coaching!  All money raised goes back into supporting grassroots athletics, junior members, our beginners and the other members of Doncaster AC / Pacers.  Sign up by emailing Martin James at this link.

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Some of our proud run leaders on graduation night with an amazing group of new runners

The Doncaster Pacers is the Run England name of Doncaster AC, any member of Doncaster AC is very welcome to join in with any run that the Doncaster Pacers do (beginners or intermediates)We are one club.

Results update 4 December 2017 – Percy Pud / Edwinstowe 10k, Hell on Humber and parkruns

Don’t forget its the club AGM on Tuesday 5 December 2017, meeting starts at 7:30pm with refreshments before.  The venue is the XP School.

Hell On The Humber – 2 December 2017

Angie Clarke wrote “What a great day yesterday!!!! Hell on the Humber was tough and cold. But great fun.. I ran 15.5 miles which is nearly 3 times my ‘comfortable’ level. 4 laps over the Humber Bridge. Car & lorry drivers were waving and pipping and other Bridge users were high 5ing us… I’m tender today but nothing a day of rest won’t fix. I want to thank EVERYONE who sponsored me.. I REALLY REALLY appreciate your support xxx. Any last minute donations to this link”

Lynette Temperton-Ball wrote “So guys…. W’ar Clarkey has only gone and walloped 16 very very cold miles never having run more than 9.5 in her life I’m quite possibly THE proudest lady EVER bloody well done Ang you were amazing a fabulous running buddy !! I managed 20 xxxx”

Percy Pud 10k – 03 December 2017

A seasons best for Simon Wright and 1st veteran runner to finish (14th overall), this moves Simon up the UK rankings to 14th V50.  Nicola Devine was 5th lady to finish. PB’s for Simon Scully and Rose Fells.  Well done all, great running all. Continue reading

CHRISTMAS CLOSING

The last official session at the Club will be Tuesday 19th December opening again on Thursday 4th January.

The office will be closed during this time. The last outdoor training with Eric and Bill will be Thursday 14th December and last Junior Club Saturday 16th December.

Check with your coaches as some teams may still train over the holiday.