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Club AGM is on 9 October @ 7pm

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.

DONCASTER BELLS AT HOME 4 SEPTEMBER – TRAINING RESTRICTIONS

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 with over 400 members.

We currently have a waiting list for junior members. None members are welcome to attend our Saturday Club, at our track, between 10am and 12 midday, £5 charge for coached sessions in running, jumping and throwing. 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 31-08-2014 – Middlesbrough 10k and 25 parkrunners

Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k – 31 August 2014

Well done to Simon Wright who ran a seasons best finishing in 14th place with a time of 34:22.  The race was won by Ethiopian runner Wondiye Fikre Indelbu in 31:00.

Sunderland parkrun – 30 August 2014

Well done to George and Joseph visiting Sunderland for the first time.  George finished 3rd overall and Joseph 16th.

3 George PHILLIPS 18:57 JM15-17 73.44 % M 3 Doncaster AC First Timer! 41
16 Joseph PHILLIPS 21:12 JM11-14 68.40 % M 16 Doncaster AC First Timer! 12

Scunthorpe parkrun – 30 August 2014

Jonathan ran at Scunthorpe, I think he was pacing his brother round.

15 Jonathan FRARY 20:32 SM30-34 63.88 % M 15 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:18:04 15

Humber Bridge parkrun – 30 August 2014

Paul likes trying different parkruns out around the region, Humber Bridge was today:

17 Paul BROWN 24:11 VM60-64 68.09 % M 16 Doncaster AC First Timer! 20

Doncaster parkrun – 30 August 2014

Dean Watson made a welcome return finishing 1st overall and just missing out on the course record by 4 seconds.  Rose was 3rd lady overall and 1st for DAC, she was chasing her PB but could not quite make it today.

PB’s for Christopher Moran (6 seconds!), Dawn Fletcher (49 seconds!), Andrea Simpkin (15 seconds!), Vicky Royle (26 seconds!), Lindsey Swain (39 seconds!) and Rose Fells (48 seconds!).

1st overall age graded athlete was Phil Bussey, 3rd was Jay Buxton and 4th was Dean Watson.

Welcome to first timer Chris Pye!  125 Doncaster AC athletes have now Continue reading

Do you want to learn to run – we can help!

Our next beginners course for new runners starts on Tuesday, September the 9th and it is filling up fast, we already have over 25 people signed up.  The course is very gentle and aimed at people that don’t think they can run, at the end of 9 weeks you will be able to run for 30 minutes and it offers fantastic value for money at £40, this includes membership until 2016 so 15 months of coaching and support for only £40, so at the end of the 9 week beginners course we work with you and support you through your running.  Everyone who completes the course will get a framed certificate.

During the beginners course we give you between 2 and 3 coached sessions each week (and this continues when you finish the course), we also bake treats for you on special occasions, we offer free injury prevention talks, motivational talks and nutrition talks. Our team of run leaders and coaches is the best in the region.  Click here for more details and to sign up.  You can ring Janet on 07769 654610 or Martin on 07916 659740.  Or send a message by clicking here.

We have booked the players lounge at the Keepmoat Stadium on the 9 September from 5:45 to have a chat and complete the application forms etc, we have free car parking as well as toilet and shower facilities all included.

If you can already run at any pace give us a try for free and join one of our 6 existing groups, we have the perfect group for you weather you just want to be a social runner or a marathon runner.  We are also the only athletics club in Doncaster to offer coaching for children from age 5+.

All our coaches and other helpers are volunteers so all money raised goes back into supporting our junior and senior members.

CaptureOur second graduation night!

Results update – 24 August 2014 – Belper 30k, Leek + Fleetwood Half Marathons and 4 parkruns!

 Belper 30k – 17 August 2014

Sharon Fieldhouse completed this tough off road 30k as part of her training for the Munich Marathon in 7 weeks, I think this is was the longest run Sharon has ever done!  She finished with a time of 4:14:49.  Amazing running Sharon and hopefully you have recovered well.  I am sure she was grateful for Keith Lindley keeping her going.

Fleetwood Half Marathon – 14 August 2014

Massive congratulations to James Smith who took a fantastic 3:07 off his half marathon PB to finish with a time of 1:21:23 in 16th place.  James is training for the Berlin Marathon and he is on the best form of his life!

CaptureLeek Half Marathon – 17 August 2014

I am currently marathon training and wanted to have a go at a half marathon to see where I am with my training, I should have picked a flatter one with 370m of climb but it was a nice low key race with amazing views.  Runners world gives the race a PB potential of 20%.  I finished in 12th place with a time of 84:33.  The winner finished in 77:10.

IMG_0622Parkrun Report – 23 August 2014

Nice to see Doncaster AC parkrunner’s getting out and about to try other parkruns.  In the UK there are 284 to pick from so don’t for get your barcode. Continue reading

Club AGM on 9 October 2014, 7pm

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!

You might not know but the club is run entirely by volunteers and we need your help to take the club forward and to become even more successful.

DO YOU EVER ASK YOURSELF:

  • What do I do for DAC?
  • Can I give anything back to the club?
  • What do I know about how the club functions?
  • What do I know about the Club finances?
  • What are the Club plans for the future?

Now is your chance to do something about it! How?

Attend the Club AGM in the players lounge in the main stadium at 7pm Thursday 9th October 2014, light refreshments provided. Full agenda, any items for discussion must be notified at least 21 days before the meeting, to Barry Barnes, Company Secretary.

Please make every effort to attend the meeting

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