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Summer Olympic Startrack Challenge 2016 – 16 to the 24 August Click here for details (5 to 13 year olds)

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 from 6pm.  Our location and travel advice can be found here.

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Click here to enter our Sprint and Endurance evening on 21 September 2016

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.

Join Doncaster Athletic Club today – reduced joining fee from 1 July 2016

Non-members aged 5 to 10 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.

Congratulations to Sophie Mills

Congratulations goes to Doncaster AC junior athlete, Sophie Mills for getting selected for image1her first international meeting with the Welsh and development u18 teams,  Sophie will be competing at the Celtic Games in Swansea, Wales on the 6 August next weekend.  Sophie was invited and attended training for the Welsh u18 relay squad at Cardiff during the week with Matt Elias, former GB and welsh international Athlete.  Sophie has been selected to compete in the 100m and the 4x100m events, against teams from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Mike Cooke

Thunder Run 2016 Report

We had an amazing time at Thunder Run this year.  The race starts at 12 noon Saturday and runs through for 24 hours to 12 noon Sunday.  Several options exist, you can run it solo, or as a relay in a team of 2, in a team of 5 or in a team of 8.  Thousands of runners camping for the weekend, great on site facilities, brilliant organisation, I can not recommend this event highly enough.  Each lap is approximately 6 miles, 100% off road, quite challenging and if it rains very muddy.

This year we had 2 solo runners, Martin Hookway and Susan Hookway.  A male team of two, James Osborne and Martin James.  A team of 8 with Janet Hampson, Rose James, Wayne Martison, Marie-Louise Taylor, Phil Whitehead, Allan Carson, Tony O’Connor and Sharon Carson.

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The Hookway’s are quite experienced at Ultra Running (Martin having done lots before and Susan previously being Martin’s support crew and knocking out a few laps herself to keep him going) and they had a plan.  The rest of us winged it.

The weekend starts on Friday, 8am (the entry fee includes 3 nights camping).  The Hookway’s set up camp at 8am, solo runners get to camp in a separate area from the masses located at the start. Continue reading

Results update 25 July 2016 – Scunthorpe 10k, Trunce, Snowdonia Trail 10k, 5km Time Trial and Parkruns

On 21 September we are hosting a sprint and endurance evening, click here for details.

On 2 October is our final road race of the year, the Cusworth 10k and fun run, click here to enter.

The Trunce – 18 July 2016

Well done to first timers Caroline and Deborah, and also to Mark Webster for running a PB!

1 4100 Rose James Female 00:36:56 13 Doncaster AC
2 5104 Mark Webster Vet Male 00:37:38 10(PB) Doncaster AC
3 5189 Caroline Temperton Vet Female 00:55:13 0 Doncaster AC
4 5190 Deborah Thompson Vet Female 00:55:14 0 Doncaster AC

Scunthorpe 10k – 20 July 2016

Quite a warm evening which most of the runners felt.  Well done to Simon Wright and Paul Brown for willing their age group prizes.  The team prize the for men went to Scunthorpe, we were equal on points but they had the position on places.

Partially sighted runner Sharron Maughan was guided by Keith Lindley.

Wayne Martison came to the aid of a fellow runner who had collapsed close to the finish. Continue reading

Racing in club kit

We have a lot of new members who might not be aware of racing / running for the club in the correct kit.

If you are representing Doncaster AC in an event where you are running for the team (it does not matter if you are at the first or last to finish) then UKA rules state that you must wear the standard club kit.  We have various kit which complies with this including the standard vest, crop top, t-shirt and long sleeve t-shirt (the last two items are new additions).  The consequence for not racing in club colours is that you may be disqualified from the team prize, which may affect the other members of your team.  Of course the club wants you to race in your club kit, it helps us all feel like part of the same team and the club kit is recognised far and wide.

At informal events such as parkrun or events not held with a race licence you can wear any kit.  In general, if you have given your UKA number to enter then you should wear the club kit.

If you are running for a charity then it is of course acceptable to run in the charity kit (however the team rules would still apply so you may be disqualified from the team prize).

If you are competing in a higher competition (for example your county) then you should wear the kit that is required.

The full rules on club kit  (taken form the current version of the UKA Rules for Competition)  follow: Continue reading

Results update 17 June 2016 – Doncaster 5k, Normanby Duathlon, Frome Half Marathon, Laxton 10k and Parkruns

On 21 September we are hosting a sprint and endurance evening, click here for details.

On 2 October is our final road race of the year, the Cusworth 10k and fun run, click here to enter.

A record of 162 Doncaster AC endurance performances this week!

Doncaster Town Centre Road Races – 13 July 2016

121 Doncaster AC runners competed across the three races and the club is proud of each and every one of you!

This event takes a massive amount of planning and organising, we are all volunteers who feel passionate about the club and the event.  On the night we had an army of volunteers from our club, other clubs and friends of the club (many thanks).  All the money we have left after the costs, such as organising the road closures, chip timing and t-shirts goes back to the club to support grass roots athletics in Doncaster.  This includes supporting our junior members of which we have hundreds (25 of them ran the fun run!) and supporting beginner runners (over 100 this year so far) and paying for track maintenance.

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Its impossible for me to write about everyone’s performances and PB’s etc, just to many to list!

Photos from all 3 races can be found here. Continue reading

2016 Doncaster Town Centre Road Race Results

Thank you to all the people who volunteered their time last night, without an army of volenteers events like this could not happen.

Doncaster AC, our club does its best to support local charities and next up is the Aurora 5km run on 20 July 2016, with 2 laps around Lakeside.  All flat, ideal for beginners and all the family. All funds go to Aurora Cancer Charity. Medals to all finishers. Trophies to first adult and under 17 male and female. Click here to enter.

On 21 September we are hosting a sprint and endurance evening, click here for details.

On 2 October is our final road race of the year, the Cusworth 10k and fun run, click here to enter.

RESULTS

Fun Run

Vet Race

Open Race

Fun Run 2016

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Results update 11 July 2016 – Croxby Crawl, Leeds 10k, London 10k,

Marshalls for the Doncaster 5k, 13 July 2016 – thank you to all who have offered to help us, we are meeting at the Danum Hotel (Race HQ) between 6 and 6:15pm.  We are grateful to all who are helping us host this amazing event.  Even if you have not yet offered to help please come along if you can.

Doncaster AC, our club does its best to support local charities and next up is the Aurora 5km run, with 2 laps around Lakeside.  All flat, ideal for beginners and all the family. All funds go to Aurora Cancer Charity. Medals to all finishers. Trophies to first adult and under 17 male and female. Click here to enter.

Croxby Crawl – 6 July 2016

Well done to Caroline Wheelhouse who was delighted to break a course record, copied from Cleethorpes AC website:

There were some excellent times clocked at Croxby yesterday, but none so excellent as the mark set by Caroline Wheelhouse of Doncaster AC.13624551_1125827017455771_1819550390_n

Caroline’s time of 64:24 broke Pat Brookes (Riddings AC) W55 course record (67.57) last night.

Pat’s record had stood for 18 years.

Congratulations, Caroline.

Leeds 10k – 10/07/2016

Another great turnout from the club, well done all of you. Continue reading