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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.

Festival of Sport 2015

Doncaster Rovers at home on 17 and 24 February so only limited training at the track, please see your coach for 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.  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.

WINTER TRAINING INFORMATION 2014 / 2015

We currently have a waiting list for junior members. Non-members 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.

Chloe Bradley wins Bronze

Doncaster Athlete Chloe Bradley won a bronze medal last weekendFullSizeRender competing at the British Universities and Colleges at the EIS, Sheffield and was representing the mighty Loughborough University team in the 1500m. Chloe won her heat on Saturday in a creditable time of 4.50.12 earning a place in the final on Sunday. The final was closely contested race with Chloe coming in an excellent third place in a creditable time of 4.48.10. A remarkable result due to a coming back from a recent injury.

Mike Cooke

National Cross Country Championship Results

Well done to everyone who made the long journey down to London for the National Cross Country Championships, great running everyone.  Thank you to Jamie Westerman for looking after the team.

Looking at the photos the course looked very tough which no doubt got worse as the races went on.

I will start refunding money when I get chance to those who ran in the Yorkshire, Northern and National Champs.

Our athletes results are below, hope I have not missed anyone.

Junior Men – 190 competed and the winning time was 33:26.  Bertie Houghton finished in 15th place with a time of 35:28.

Junior Women – 130 competed and the winning time was 22:48.  Georgina Weston finished in 86th place with a time of 29:15.

Senior Men – 2005 competed and the winning time was 39:12.  James Smith finished in 1152nd place with a time of 56:24.

Under 15 Boys – 371 competed and the winning time was 15:48.  George Westerma10672180_10204564909356138_4709837947413283535_nn finished in 255th place with a time of 19:25 and Joseph Law finished in 265th place with a time of 19:38.

Under 15 Girls – 379 competed and the winning time was 14:41.  Molly Butterworth finished in 280th place with a time of 20:09.

Under 17 Men – 280 competed and the winning time was 20:00.  Callum Wilson finished in 61st place with a time of 22:46 and George Phillips finished in 158th place with a time of 24:26.11021278_610665619077307_1818909344546938354_n

Photos borrowed from facebook.

 

 

Mini Pacers

Mini Pacers TransBRAND NEW COURSE
Coming 7th March

Why not try out our fun middle distance running course, open to all aged 8 to 15. Each session will include drills and games, as well as activities to develop your fitness and pacing skills. After just 6 weeks we aim for you to be able to run for 1 mile or for 15 minutes, in addition to having improved running technique and agility.

Don’t miss out! Book today.

Find out more, over at the Academy of Athletics.

Results update 22 February 2015 – Huddersfield 10k, Snake Lane 10 and parkruns

South Yorkshire Road League – the numbers have not arrived yet but the directors have agreed to give a £2 discount to Doncaster AC runners, so if you do all 4 you will pay only £1.25 per race!

Road Sheffield Run, something a little bit different.  The race comprises 11 timed stages making up 20km with 4.5km jogging between stages.  You can enter as a solo runner or as a pair.  3 pairs make up a team (so 6 runners).  We currently have 5 pairs entered so please come and join us, it is a lovely route which is mainly off road.  We plan to eat together at the end.

Eccup 10 – 5 July 2015 – 10 Mile Road Race on closed roads around Eccup Reservoir in North Leeds.  Its going to be a bit warmer than Snake Lane or Ferriby!

Huddersfield 10k

Wayne Martison keeps doing the hilliest 10k races he can find, should be good practice for the road league.

1 576 Marc Fenwick MS Tyne Bridge Harriers 77.07 00:35:00 00:35:00
36 631 Wayne Martison MS Doncaster AC 65.92 00:40:53 00:40:55

Snake Lane 10 Mile

Great turnout for the Snake Lane 10, difficult running conditions with strong head wind for the last half and rain and snow started towards the end of the race.  Wishing Vicky Jackson a speedy recovery.

Well done to Carl Ryde for finishing in 3rd place.

PB’s for Martin James, Janet Kerry and Rose James.  Several of our athletes had never run a 10 mile race before (or run 10 miles before ever) and this was not an easy one for their first attempt at the distance so well done all. Continue reading