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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 2015We 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.

Results update 19 April 2015 – Manchester Marathon, Meanwood Trail Race and parkrun

Endurance Evening 8 July 2015 – Electronic timing with Video Wall

Manchester Marathon – 19 April 2015

Massive well done to our Athletes who completed the Manchester Marathon, PB’s all around!

Richard Chandler posted “3:08 today at Manchester marathon. Pleased with that tough race. Even pace first and back nine! Well done Stuart Bartley and Chris Pye two fantastic runs.”CaptureChris posted on facebook “WOW !! What a difference a year makes,I ran London marathon last year in 4:09:18 & I’ve completed Manchester today in 3:02:34.15 weeks hard training,56 days on the road,765 miles covered.
Thanks again to my coach David Tune,he got me as fit as possible with a great training programme,we didn’t quite get what we was looking for today but I gave it everything. Continue reading

South Yorkshire Road League #2 – Wombwell 22 April 2015

Information for the second SY Road League event.  If you need a number then please let me know before the night.  On the night numbers will be available from Keith Binney but you must arrive early to get one and you must have your UKA number with you.  We have sold 36 numbers so far.

Wednesday, 22nd April  Netherwood ALC School, Wombwell

“Go along the Wombwell bypass and there is a roundabout with a large bridge over it. The School is where the race starts on the wide road so please don’t park there but use the school car park. There is also parking at the Wombwell track(the start for the Wombwell 5). Toilets are at the track and in the school. If you park at the track there is a path on the Trans Pennine Trial to the school. The finish is on the Trail so please don’t congregate there as there will be other trail users on cycles and walking who will need to pass.”

Mental Skills Training – Psychological preparation for sport – book your place now – 6 May 2015

DONCASTER ATHLETIC CLUB

PRESENT A WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS – cost £2

WEDNESDAY THE 6th MAY 2015

6-30PM TO 8-30PM

to be held in THE PLAYERS LOUNGE at the KEEPMOAT STADIUM

Mental Skills Training – Psychological preparation for sport

Delivery by:

Craig Winstanley (MSc, PGCE, BSc, FHEA) 10 years experiences as an applied performance coach offering psychological support to elite level athletes in football, golf, athletics, tennis and rugby.

Overview: Continue reading

Results update 12 April 2015 – Sheffield + Ackworth Half Marathons and parkruns

Looking for a 10k PB race – these are both excellent races Askern 10k 20 May and  Laxton 10k 8 July.

Sheffield Half Marathon – 12 April 2015

Winning time of 1:13:20, Dave Archer, Hallamshire.  6,014 finished the race.

Lots of first timers to the distance so massive well done to all of you.  The new course was as tough as we thought, the first mile was flat and then we climbed to mile 6 into the wind.  From mile 7 to the finish was down hill or some flat sections with the wind behind, so it made for a quick second half.  You can check out the course and profile here.  Support was brilliant from the people of Sheffield and although the course is tough, it is a nice course.

Three of the athletes are running London in 2 weeks so they controlled the pace today. Continue reading

South Yorkshire Road League #1 – Lodge Moor Results

27 Doncaster AC Athletes made the journey to Lodge Moor, Sheffield.  I was aiming to arrive for 6:15 to sort our numbers and warm up.  With traffic problems I arrived at 6:50, threw a few numbers about and we were off.

This is the toughest of the four this year (I am assuming Wombwell is easier as never done that one).

The club had an amazing 5 age group winners, F55 Caroline Wheelhouse, M50 Simon Wright, M55 Kevin Newman, M60 Mick Page and M65 Philip Bussey.  All inspirational athletes as we all know.

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The team results are: Continue reading

Results update 5 April 2015 – Trunce, Trafford + Helmsley 10k and Parkruns

Race information for 1st road league on 8 April.

Wednesday, 8th April  Three Merry Lads, Lodge Moor, Sheffield.

From the Sheffield Inner Ring Road take the A57, passing Sheffield University and Weston Park Hospital. Turn left on reaching Crosspool, signed for Claremont Hospital and Hallam FC. Continue on this road to Lodge Moor. There is a large car park just after the Sportsman pub. Please do not park in the Sportsman car park and only park in the Three Merry Lads car park if you are staying after the race. Toilets are at the Three Merry Lads.”

Numbers available on Tuesday at the club and on the night.

The Trunce #1 – 30 March 2015

It was raining and windy, bitterly cold so conditions quite difficult.  I ran my slowest time on the course, just one fall.  If you want to know about the trunce click here for some hints and tips.  You might as will click just to see some photos of our mens captain looking like ET, good job he does not read this website.  Next date is 20 April.

The winning time was 25:25.  My time was 31:55 in 44th place on this 3.8 mile course.  About 350 finished.  Very good hill training.

Salford 10k – 3 April 2015

Eddie said “Salford 10k under the belt… 38.42 official time and 3rd vet 55. Well pleased as I ran the last 4k with my lace undone and clenching my toes to try and stop my trainer flying off!!!” Continue reading

Minutes of Meeting 11 March 2015 – Next meeting 8 April guests welcome, please advise before if attending

DONCASTER ATHLETIC CLUB

Directors meeting

11th March 2015

Present

Kev Lincoln, Les Grant, Martin James, Janet Kerry, Terry Winmill, Steve Harrison, Barry Barnes, (Andy Davies-Guest)

Apologies

Callum Wilson, Michael Barfield, Sue Forbes, Tamhra Grace, Gill Winmill, Dan Winmill

Matters arising

None

Finance

A/C’s reviewed. Cheques to be banked and cleared before Open meeting KL/SH

Club House/Sports Pavilion update Continue reading