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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.

Awards Night at the Keepmoat – 18 March 2017

Don’t forget to get your tickets at the track cabin, adults £13 and U11 is £7.

Arrival from 6:30pm for a 7pm start, dress code is smart casual.  There will be a two course meal, with waitress service, consisting of chicken fillet, yorkshire pudding and assorted vegetable, and double chocolate brownie with cream and fudge sauce, followed by award presentations and a disco to conclude the evening.

TESCO GRANT – GET YOUR VOTES IN!!!!

TESCO GRANT – GET YOUR VOTES IN!!!!

Doncaster AC has qualified for a grant of between £1,000 and £5000 from Tesco’s Community Fund from their sale of in store carrier bags. Our Club and two other charities are displayed in all Tesco stores and Tesco one stop stores in Doncaster. All you have to do is make a purchase, obtain a green token and place it in the relevant box near the exit. At the end of the month the charity with the most tokens wins.

The grant will support our summer Startrack Programme.

START VOTING NOW!.

Results update 16 January 2017 – Brass Monkey Half Marathon and Parkruns

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

Yorkshire Vets / Northern Vets Cross Country Entries

Brass Monkey Half Marathon – 15 January 2017

Men’s captain, Martin James wrote “This was going to be a key race for me on my build up to the London Marathon.  My Half Marathon PB was set at this race last year so I knew this would be a great test to see how I had improved over the 12 months.  Last year I ran it in 81:14, and off this I ran London in 2:51:24.  This year I ran the race of my life taking a massive 4:44 off last years time running a lifetime best of 76:30.  I train with an amazing group of people at the club and I followed Carl Ryde’s advice to pace the race.  Conditions were great, I don’t mind the rain.  My blog post can be found here.”

Peter Vickers was going for sub 90, having not really been training for the race and he Continue reading

Yorkshire Veterans AA Cross Country Championships / Northern Masters Cross Country Championships

On 4 March the Yorkshire Veterans AA Cross Country Championships (Incorporating the Northern Masters Cross Country Championships) take place on our doorstep, the Northern Racing College.

Any DAC runner over 35 years old can enter the Yorkshire Veterans Championships, Doncaster AC is affiliated to this organisation.

To compete in the Northern Masters you must be a member of Northern Masters.

You can compete in one or the other or both.  To compete in both you need to complete both entry forms below and pay two entry fees.  You will need to wear both sets of numbers if competing in both events (in reality you will run in one race but get two results).

I can do a club entry for the Yorkshire Vets race, will post this mid February.

Entry for Yorkshire Veterans AA here.  Info here.

Entry for Northern Masters here.

Message from the organisers, YVAA

The YVAA CC Championships will take place at the Northern Racing College, about 10 minutes from J3 off M18, on Saturday 4th March. Continue reading

National U23 Indoor Combined Events Championship win and GB Selection for Aiden Davies

Congratulations to Aiden Davies who last weekend at the EIS, Sheffield became England Athletics National U23 Indoor Combined Events champion and overall Senior Bronze medallist, for the second year in succession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In an extremely hard fought competition with his training partner, Leeds Athlete James Finney, it came down to the last event, the 1000m, where Aiden just pipped him, by less than a second, to defend his championship. Aiden finished the two days of competition on 5401 points, 9 points ahead of James on 5392. Aiden added 143 points to his previous best score for the Heptathlon, whilst James bettered his previous best by an incredible 361 points, proving that their training with the TS Tracksquad in the North East, coached by Sam Stanislaus, is proving very effective.
With this points score Aiden is now placed in 11th place in the All-time UK ranking for the U23 Heptathlon. Continue reading

SYSAA SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR THREE OF OUR ATHLETES

In recognition of the achievements of young athletes that have represented South Yorkshire Schools’ at National or International level on multiple occasions, three Doncaster AC athletes this evening received awards for the Deputy Major at Rotherham Town Hall.

SPECIAL AWARD CERTIFICATES

These are awarded to athletes that have competed 10 times or more for South Yorkshire Schools. There have only been 8 athletes that have achieved this standard Continue reading