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 main training evenings are Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm. Our location and travel advice can be found here.
South Yorkshire Cross Country Numbers Now at Cabin, Collect Yours if you have already paid or pay £8 and get one! First Race on 16 October
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.
Our Club has experienced a massive intake of new members over the summer, all our Tuesday and Thursday Competition Coaching Teams are now full. We are continuing to offer assessment for potential new members on Saturdays (Under 8s from 8.30am, all other ages after 9.30am) until Saturday 31st October, thereafter Academy members only will undertake indoor conditioning training.
We will resume recruiting in March 2017, on the last Thursday of every month and Saturdays at the track.
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.
Good luck to all Competing at the Northern Cross Country Relays on Saturday 22 October. You can find out information at the following link about the venue and parking etc. Please arrive in plenty of time before your race and report to the DAC tent.
The provisional results from Norfolk Park, Sheffield last week are here.
The next South Yorkshire Cross Country League fixture is on Sunday 30 October. The below information sheet should give you all the information you need. The race start times are the same as the last one, click here.
Time Trial results from last night. Thanks to Roy and all who helped, very much appreciated! 4.8ish miles.
Winter Time Trial starts 18 October 2016 (Town Fields, about 5 miles) – email firstname.lastname@example.org if your doing it so I can make numbers for you.
Doncaster Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships – Marshalls Needed:
We are hosting this event again this year, at the Keepmoat, Wednesday 16th November 2016, first race about 1pm. Schools have been notified by letter but this is to give you early notice.
The cancelled Primary School Cross Country will be re-scheduled after half term
Round Rotherham 50 Miles – 15 October 2016
Congratulation to Martin Hookway and Peter Vickers for completing this ultra race. This earned them a day off Cross Country (the length some people will go to)
Peter Vickers wrote – Thanks so much to everyone who supported me today for the Round Rotherham, especially Laura Vickers, Martin Hookway, and Martin James. Absolutely crazy day. So punishing. Well done Martin H, can’t believe you only decided to run it yesterday!
Ultra team manager Martin Hookway wrote “Can I just congratulate Peter Vickers on an AMAZING Ultra debut at RRR50 today! DAC’s Ultra Team will certainly be a force to recon with Continue reading
EIS indoor numbers will be available to collect from Pam at the cabin as of next week .
Please also supply the events you wish to compete in on the first Meet , your EA number and DOB ( and payment £12 for those of you not already paid thank you)
There are still 24 numbers available to any other athletes wishing to participate- generally these numbers go quickly so it’s first come first served.
Jude – Indoors manager
Message from Janet Kerry:
“The executor of Micheal Wakefields will, wishes for you all to know the following.
On Thursday 27th October there will be a service at 17:00 at St Josephs Church Doncaster Road Wath Upon Dearne S63 7AA to receive michaels coffin into church. This is the church that Michael went to and sometimes played the organ in.
The coffin will then stay in church overnight and the funeral service will be held at 13:10 on Friday 28th October with the service at Ardsley crematorium held at 14:10 there will be a gathering after the service at Wombwell Golf Club 19 Wentworth View Wombwell Barnsley S73 0LA where light refreshments”
The traditional Town Moor time Trial starts again next Tuesday….18th October 2016. 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 email@example.com if you know you are coming and I will make your number in advance, indicate your current 5k or 10k 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.
Get your numbers from the cabin for £8 (£2 a race if you do all 4). You must have a UKA number. All age groups, don’t miss out. Cross country spikes or off road trainers recommended.