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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 open this Saturday the 14th October 8:30am to 10:30am at the track, children from 5years to 10 years welcome, details of winter indoor sessions to follow.

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.

Northern Cross Country Relays – Saturday 21 October 2017

Following on from the great cross country performances at the weekend we have the next event, the Northern Cross Country Relays.  If you have not got a club vest you must get one for this event, available from the track cabin.  Full details are available here.  Car parking details are available here (note the £3 charge).  Its quite a walk from this car park to the event.  Please arrive at least an hour before your event so teams can be organised. The events start at 11am, and this is the U17 women followed 5 minutes later by the U17 men.

U11 Boys 1 team – Hugo Cullen, Daniel Reeve, Thomas Watts

U11 Girls 1 team – Daisy Rimmer, Sophia Sharp, Julia Stubbs

U13 Girls 1 team – Amy Peacock, Lexie Proudly, Jessica Rowland

U15 Boys 3 teams – Henry Cullen, Sam Lawson, Ben Metcalfe, Jack Pell, Jordan Poulston, George Rowland, Joe Warren, Ben Watkinson

U15 Girls 1 team – Eleanor Kealey, Isobel Robinson, Grace Louise Thomas

U17 Men 1 team – Nathan Murphy, George Westerman

Senior Men – Simon Wright, Daniel Orme, Rhys Gibson, Peter Badger

Senior Ladies – Nicola Devine, Shaz Wood, Marie-Louise Taylor

Timetable

Results update 16 October 2017 – Amsterdam Marathon, Manchester Half, Northern Jumble and parkruns

Northern Jumble 10k trail – 14 October 2017

Well done to Catherine Johnson who finihsed this race in 1:05:24.  This 10k race is organised by It’s Grim Up North Running for a bargain price of only £10.  For future reference for Doncaster AC runners it was a great event – there were 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon and ultra (31 miles) options setting off from Slaithwaite near Huddersfield mainly along canal tow paths.  A small event but well marshalled and a fantastic atmosphere and there are loads of future events on their website.

Amsterdam Marathon – 15 October 2017

Stuart Lindsay has been training hard for 10 months building up to this marathon, he ran a great time of 4:08.  Well done Stuart!

Manchester Half Marathon – 15 October 2017 Continue reading

🎄DAC SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY

🎄DAC SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY 🎉
Friday 15th December 7-12pm @ Doncaster Catholic club, upstairs function room,DN1 3BY
Buffet, disco and dancing. £12.50 pp

Cash only in an envelope with your names on to Janet Hampson or Dawn Fletcher by the 25th November please.

Room limit is 150 people, last year we sold out, so places have to be on a first come first served basis.

All welcome, bring your partners, dust off your dancing shoes

Winter Time Trial for Endurance Runners

The traditional Town Moor time Trial starts again next Tuesday….17th October 2017. We meet up on Town moor Avenue from 6:00 to start running at 6:30. For the experienced of you, there is no need to tell you about the format, so this is just for the uninitiated. When you get to the meeting point, (Town Moor Avenue opposite Hampton Road) give your name to Roy Veall, after a lot of debate you will get your handicap.  Numbers will be allocated again on the night, or email doncaster.runner@googlemail.com if you know you are coming and I will make your number in advance, indicate your current 5k time please.

The time trial starts with the slower runners and progresses through everyone until the fastest are set off according to their allocated time handicap.  So faster runners keep warm until your start time.

It is then 3 laps of the course which is shown here.  This is an excellent event where all the club comes together, it is very sociable and also an excellent training tool, with the slower runners having their chance to finish a race in 1st position and the faster runners there are targets to chase.

The total distance is just under 5 miles, all on tarmac.  We hope to put a marshal or 2 out on the course.  The road at the top of the field has been resurfaced in the last month.

Results update 9 October 2017 – York Marathon and 10 Miles, Sheffield 101010 and Tickhill 10 + parkruns

As always if any results are missing please let me know.

York Marathon / 10 Miles – 8 October 2017

Massive well done to our marathon newbies, Simon Scully who ran a GFA time despite suffering from cramp in the last few miles, Kate and Sarah finished together.  Well done Ian, benchmark set.  Kate said “Just catching up on everyone’s lovely messages of support. Can’t thank you all enough it means a lot and got us through. Sarah Jane Machin & I are now very proud Marathoners hehe”

Pos Name Time Cat
Simon Scully 3:10:52
Ian Fleeton 4:37:11
Kate Ball 6:05:26
Sarah Machin 6:05:26

Glynn and Derrian both had great runs in the 10 mile race, Glynn wrote “OMG! ! ! ! Would’ve been happy with 1.30 today, but so pleased with that time today. Nice to see Dezza at the startline too.”  Chip Time 1.37.55.
Derrian wrote “In March I did Snake 🐍 Lane 10 miler in 1.40.13. So 😁🥇 yes a PB it is 😁😁🏃🏼‍♀️💨.” Continue reading

SY Cross Country League Fixture 1, Longley Park 15-10-17

Please collect your cross country numbers from the cabin.  We still have some available for £8, it makes my job a lot easier if we can submit the entries before the event.  But numbers will be available on Sunday.  You need to purchase a club vest if you do not have one, available at the cabin Tuesday or Thursday.  Cross Country spikes of off road running shoes recommended.  Please arrive in plenty of time on Sunday and look for the DAC flag.  Good luck all!

Any last minute updates will be posted here.

London Marathon Club Ballot Places 2018

For people who have been receiving London Marathon Rejection slips, if you meet the requirements at the following link please get your rejection slips / letters / emails to Martin James.  The date of the draw is not known as we can not yet apply for our places at the moment, as such we don’t know how many we will be getting.

The following members are confirmed as being entered in the club ballot, good luck to you all:

  • Lee Milburn
  • Rose James
  • Darren Lambert
  • Philip Mackey
  • Penny Lyne
  • Diane Polwin
  • Rebecca Henry-Brown
  • George Laing
  • Lynette Temperton-Ball
  • Ben Elliott
  • Laura Herbert
  • Shaz Wood
  • Andrea Page
  • Rebecca Rowbottom
  • Adrian Fearn
  • John Sheerin
  • Irene Fazakerley
  • Simon Scully
  • Nathan Robinson
  • Angela Dickinson
  • Bill Topping