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. 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.
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 fulfill their potential.
Please note venue change, 1st meeting is at Woodburn Road not Rotherham as previously a stated, this is on Saturday 25 May 2019 . Also could all athletes please either pop In the cabin or post/message on Facebook any field events they want to do as they must pre register for field events. Tammy Cullen.
More details below including lists of events and venues.
************ 1st Place************** From your YDL team managers, we won today’s Lower YDL fixture. A big thank you to all of our great athletes today, you have all been amazing 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Those who have competed and stepped in right at the last minute, you are all fantastic and this is how we are able to perform and win like we have done today. What a great team you all are 😍😍 To all of our parents today too, thank you all for supporting our athletes from start until finish, each and every one I’m sure appreciate your support so much. Thanks you to everyone who has helped our team today in one way or another, we couldn’t do it without your help too.
Entries coming in fast for the Sandall Beat 10k trail race which is on 12 June 2019. Click here to enter!
Leeds Half Marathon – 12 May 2019
Well done to runners who completed this race. A good comeback race for Adrian who has recently started back training with us. Mark is really upping the number of races he is doing this year.
Dorney Lake Triathlon – 11 May 2019
Report by Joanne Reynolds “Saturday 11th May I had my first (sprint) triathlon.It was at Dorney lake near Windsor which is where they do the Olympic rowing so is a lovely venue. I arrived late so didn’t really have much time to get nervous. I racked my bike up, set out my things, squeezed into my wetsuit (a task harder than the race itself) and my wave was been shouted for the swim.
Please note the track repairs have been delayed due to the recent heavy rain.
All of the red areas have received 3 days of power washing and the taping off of the effected areas has had to be postoned until tomorrow. The spraying is to start on Sunday as the contractors need the track to be dry with low wind levels.
The paint spraying will take until Wednesday, it needs all day to dry Thursday and the lane markings applied on Friday, with any last minute work on Saturday.
Therefore the site must remain closed all of next week. The cabin will be open from 5pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday.
PLEASE NOTE THE SECONDARY SCHOOL TRIALS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY 16TH MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND I AWAIT CONFIRMATION THEY WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 20TH. THE NORTHERN LEAGUE FIXTURE WILL GO AHEAD ON 19TH MAY.
Members are advised to check with their coaches as it is still possible to meet at the gate and use the toilets, then train off site. Thankyou for your patience, it will be worth the inconvenience. Kev
Bridget Bouttell completed this race finishing in 236th place with a time of 2:18:42. She had an accident with a pothole so wishing a speedy recovery.
Mid Cheshire 5k – 26 April 2019
Well done to Phil Whitehead who ran a PB to finish in 181st place with a time of 17:36.
London Marathon – 28 May 2019
Gary Brown (who was one of our beginner runners in 2018) wrote “Thanks everyone for your support today and leading up to the race today. I can’t begin to explain how happy I am with my time but more so my pacing. Martin James thank you so much for creating my training plan it was perfect. Thanks Anthony O’Connor for organising the Sunday long runs and advice. I’d also like to mention my fellow beginners from January 2018 for the constant support we give each other. Alistair Collis, Natalie Heptinstall and Kris Calvert. “
Caroline Wheelhouse won her age group, she is ranked as the 5th fastest V60 lady of all time for the marathon distance, wrote “After last year’s accident and subsequent painful limp to the finish line I simply had to come back and finish the job! A good autumn season set me up well to begin marathon training in December and in February I had a great confidence boost when I raced at the Stamford 30k.