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 at 6pm. Our location and travel advice can be found here.
We are a friendly club and new members should visit our sister website, Doncaster Pacers or call Kev Lincoln, Club Chairman on 07739312835. For membership details click here. Or join our facebook group – open to all interested in local athletics and running with over 425 members.
WINTER TRAINING INFORMATION 2014 / 2015
We currently have a waiting list for junior members. None members are welcome to attend our Academy, until a place can be secured. 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.
Roy Veall has worked a miracle and done the results from last night – 76 people took part!!, he said “what a fabulous turn out last night, a bit chaotic at the start but now we have got the majority of runners names it will be a lot easier from now on as long as they all remember to bring their numbers with them!! Please let us know if any names are not spelt correctly.
Hopefully the results are as accurate as possible and I have not missed anyone out, but with a lot of the runners having their numbers under their coats it was a bit difficult at times.
Next month we will get all the 1 & 2 lap runners off first then the 3 lap runners go off at their normal handicap times.
We are grateful for everyone that helped last night, thanks to Paul for helping with the results and everyone else who helped out”
Message Martin James with any inquiries on the results.
Oct 14 Trials Updated
Cross Country Points after 1st fixture – well done everyone!:
Juniors – 31 Points (4th place out of 8 teams).
Seniors – 39 Points (Joint 5th place out of 26 teams).
Full points list here.
Details for second fixture – Sunday 26th October
Numbers available on the day as long as you have a 2014 / 2014 UKA license for £5.
Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley
Map of routes
Location of Venue
Wentworth Castle is situated in the village of Stainborough near Barnsley, about 2 miles from Junction 37 of the M1. Despite its name, Wentworth Castle is not in the village of Wentworth near Rotherham (This is seven miles away from Wentworth Castle). Postcode is S75 3ET
How to Get There Continue reading
Please note the Club Directors recently approved a track repair plan, which will commence next May, at considerable cost. In order to retain the integrity of our track, lane one will not be used by anyone for training purposes, cones have been placed within lane one to remind everyone of this. We also take this opportunity to remind all members of the Club Track Etiquette (reference to lane 1 needs amendment), which exists to ensure all members are able to use the track safely.
Thank-you for your cooperation.
Get your South Yorkshire Cross Countries this week – next race is on 26 October at Barnsley – All age groups.
Amsterdam Marathon – 19 October 2014
Caroline Wheelhouse showed us yet again her brilliant consistent running, she ran the Amsterdam Marathon in 3:13:42. Caroline is ranked #1 V55 lady on Power of 10 for the distance this year.
Caroline said “Everything went well but conditions were really not good – wind got up as race progressed and last 7 or so miles were directly into it! Rained at the same time – but a good race anyway! – Just got my results and I’m first FV55!! DAC on top!“
Scarborough McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k – 12 October 2014
Paul Brown suggested a few months ago that he was combining a couple of nights break at Scarborough with the Scarborough 10k. It was a shame Paul was unable to run due to injury but 8 Doncaster AC athletes took part! with some winning their age groups!
Male V55 – 1st place Kevin Newman, Male V60 – 1st place Mick Page and Male V60 – 1st place Phil Bussey. Continue reading
The numbers are back with Kev for purchase, £5 for the number still a bargain as you get 3 races out of it. More runners would be most welcome at the remaining venues. To qualify for the club championships you need to do 3 of the 4 SY Cross Country races including the last 1 but even if you just do 1 the team will welcome you along. Get the most out of your membership with races for all age groups!
Next cross country is on 26 October at Wentworth Castle, Barnsley – a great venue!
We had athletes in all categories which is great! The morning started cold and foggy but that just about lifted by the time the action started. Conditions were great for Cross Country. Full set of photos here.
I know Martin Hookway and Janet Kerry pulled up with pain during their races so wishing them a speedy recovery.
Emily Barker ran with a pot on her arm!
Well done to every one of our athletes!
Under 11 Girls
Under 11 Boys Continue reading
Calling all road runners, all abilities invited!
The traditional Town Moor time Trial starts again next Tuesday….21st October. We meet up on Town moor Avenue at 6:15 to start running at 6:30. For the experienced amongst you, there is no need to tell you about the format, so this is just for the uninitiated amongst you. 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.
The time trial starts with the slower runners and progresses through everyone until the fastest are set off according to their allocated time handicap.
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.
Complete as many as you want, you score points and the athlete with the most points at the end of the series will win a prize (best 5 out of 6).
Previous results: Continue reading