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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.

Christmas Closure Details

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.

Bernard Minnikin

It is with regret that I have to officially announce the  death of Bernard Minnikin, who died unexpectedly yesterday. Bernard touched the lives of most of us at Doncaster AC, he will be sadly missed.

There will be a minutes silence at the track tonight at 6.30pm.

Bernard’s family have agreed for me to speak at the funeral, details of which should be known soon. If you have anything you would like me to say on your behalf or a fond moment please let me know by email or in written form at the Club.

Our thoughts are with Bernard’s family at this difficult time.

 

Kevin Lincoln

Results update 23 November 2014 – Masters XC, Barnsley 10k Clowne Half, Rugged Radnage and parkrun

So far 12 DAC athletes have entered Ferriby, this is filling up so don’t miss your chance.   33 DAC athletes have now entered the Gainsborough 10k.

British and Irish Masters Cross Country – 22 November 2014

It is great to see so many Doncaster AC athletes competing at this event with some fantastic results, full results here.

Men aged 50 to 54 – winning time 26:30

Simon Wright finished in 5th place (4th England athlete to finish) with a time of 27:10.  Simon was part of the first team to finish helping England to 1st place.

Open 6k – winning time 22:16

Jayne Baldwin finished in 7th place (2nd in age group) with a time of 24:34.

Philip Bussey finished in 8th place (1st in age group) with a time of 24:39.

Caroline Wheelhouse finished in 10th place (1st in age group) with a time of 25:02.

Open 8k – winning time 26:03

Kev Newman finished in 19th place (4th in age group) with a time of 29:45.

Mick Page finished in 30th place (1st in age group) with a time of 31:12.

Barnsley – 23 November 2014

Dean Watson ran a seasons best, Martin James ran a PB of 49 seconds, thanks to Jonathan for his advice at the start (who ran his 2nd fastest 10k of the year), Paul had a good run, Rose found it quite a tough course.  Good to see Michael Wakefield getting back into it.

Full results here.

Pos Name Cat Gun Chip
1 Tadele Geremew Mulugeta – Elswick M 31:01 31:01
13 Jilly Woodthorpe – Barnsley AC F35 35:16 35:16
11 Dean Watson M 34:57 34:57
21 Martin James M 36:29 36:29
27 Jonathan Frary M 37:07 37:07
108 Paul Bond M55 42:13 42:06
297 Rose James F35 49:38 49:37
644 Michael Wakefield M65 1:05:49 1:05:37

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Clowne Half Marathon – 23 November 2014
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Christmas Closure

Our final club membership training night, when the tuck shop and cabin reception are open will be Thursday 18th December and re-open Tuesday 6th January 2015. There will be no under 11s training during this period but senior coaching teams may train subject to the lead coach’s discretion. The long term forecast suggests freezing temperatures for January, should the track become ice-bound, a risk assessment will take place to advise whether or not training is possible. In the meantime the Club Directors wish everyone a merry christmas and every success for 2015

Time Trial Results November 2014

Roy has sent the results through, another great turnout.  Please keep your numbers, we have that many runners doing them we need to use numbers now.

When you are finished please move away from the finish area to have a chat, we need space to manage the event.  We plan to implement a finish funnel next time.

Well done everyone!

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Campsall Cross Country Results – 16 Noveber 2014

59 Doncaster AC athletes put on their off road spikes and enjoyed the great Capturecourse of Campsall Country Park including water jump.  Doncaster AC hosted the event (the fixture was a last minute arrangement due to problems at the original fixture).  We are grateful for everyone who helped out, some people were on site before 8am and left after 2pm so it was a long day but worth it!  The marshals did a great job! Some athletes from various clubs (not DAC) left the tape they wrap around the their spikes on the grass so we had to do a litter pick at the end, its a bit lazy guys (take it home please!)

Some of our athletes were new to cross country running, it is highly recommended that you invest in some off road running shoes or off road spikes.

Wishing Georgina a quick recovery after her fall.

Full set of photos on the photos tab and Keith Lindley has also uploaded a set to facebook.

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Cross Country (Yorkshire / Humberside, Northern and National)

I am taking names for these events:

All the events appear to be between £6 and £7 to enter (£6 for Yorkshire and £7 for Northern and National).  Upon completion of the race DAC will give you £5 back.

Please email me details to martin_james@blueyonder.co.uk or message me on facebook or see me at the track.