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 Club training sessions for competing members only are Mondays (Invitation / Specialist night), Tuesday and Thursdays, all from 6pm, our location and travel advice can be found here.

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.

All new members aged under 11 must attend initial assessment on Saturdays, currently at Hall Cross Lower School Gymnasium, starting 8.45am, until the end of February when the session returns to the track. For further information follow the link to our Academy.

All new members aged 11yrs or over must attend assessment on Wednesday evenings from 6pm, at our Keepmoat site

All potential may attend a maximum of 6 sessions, at a cost of £5 each, before becoming a full member, paying the appropriate fee. Our assessment coaches will recommend new members to attend competing training nights once potential and a commitment to compete is identified. On becoming a member it will be expected that a club vest will be purchased (from our reception), which must be worn in all club competitions.

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 February 2017 – Parkruns

Well done all, the club as been awarded £2000 from the Tesco token drop collection

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

Parkruns 18 February 2017 – 36 athletes took part at 7 different parkruns

PB’s for Hugo CULLEN, Lucy HOOKWAY, Lee MILBURN (joining the sub 17 club!), Martin JAMES, Peter BADGER, Warren CLARKE and Lynnette-Jane TEMPERTON-BALL.

First timers were Mike CLEASBY, Elizabeth JACKSON, Lee MILBURN and Martin JAMES.

At Doncaster first DAC athlete to finish was Christopher MORAN and first lady was Nicola DEVINE. Continue reading

National Cross County Championships Info – 25 Feburary 2017

I will arrive at 10am, with the club flag and small tent suitable for putting your bags in (at your own risk).  I will collect the numbers which will be kept in the tent.  Please arrive an hour before your race or earlier.  My mobile number is 07916 659740.  Thanks, Martin

Junior Men

R Gibson, G Phillips

Senior Men

P Badger, M James, S Kershaw, L Milburn, N Wood, D Watts, P Whitehead

Senior Women

N Devine, R James, K Lynch, S Maughan, C Wheelhouse, S Wood

U13 Boys

H Cullen, B Metcalf, E Phillips

U15 Boys

B Watkinson

U17 Men

N Singh, G Westerman

U17 Women

M Butterworth, L Fouweather


Saucony English National Cross Country Timetable:

1 11:00am 25th Under 17 Women Championship – 5K
2 11:25am 14th Under 15 Boys Championship – 4.5K
3 11:45am 51st Junior Women Championship – 6K
4 12:15pm 44th Under 13 Girls Championship – 3K
5 12:35pm 71st Under 17 Men Championship – 6K
6 1:00pm 51st Under 15 Girls Championship – 4K
7 1:20pm 69th Junior Men Championship – 10K
8 2:05pm 14th Under 13 Boys Championship – 3K
9 2:20pm 84th Senior Women Championship – 8K
10 3:00pm 129th Senior Men Championship – 12K

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Indoor Meetings

Doncaster athletes have been in fantastic form recently competing at indoor meetings.

The northern indoor u15s age group championships at the EIS last weekend saw two junior Doncaster AC athletes set 2017 uk best times to top the uk rankings for their age group.

Ava Jones sets the fastest time for the under 13 girls 200m rankings to win the northern indoor title, her time of 27.01 and a personal best moves her to the top of the UK Rankings.

Ava also set a new club record for the 60m at the Sheffield indoor open meeting recently, recording a winning time of 8.41s which moved her to 8th in the UK.


Nicole Lannie was also in great form at the Northern indoor championships despite a minor ankle problem.  Nicole sets the fastest time for the u15 girls 60m hurdles rankings, moving her to top spot in the UK with a fantastic winning time of 9.11s. Continue reading

Results update 12 February 2017 – Stamford 30k and Parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

Stamford 30k – 12 February 2017

The 90 minute drive down to Stamford was cold and wet with the occasional flurry of snow.  We collected our race t-shirts which were given out before the race and almost drove home.  Then we remembered we had our Doncaster Athletic Club vests on and got on with a bit of a warm up and a fantastic race.

Martin James ran a 9:48 PB on the tough course, using the race to try out running at Target Marathon Pace.  Last year Martin finished in 43rd place and this year 9th place.  Darren Wood has been coming back from injury and off very little training he was delighted to complete this race, Darren is training for the Edinburgh Marathon and this will give a good boost to his confidence.  Rose James ran a PB of 7:43, she set a target of 2:35 so paced it to perfection.  Janet Kerry had a great race, working with Rose to about 15 miles, in 2016 Janet did not finish so we are delighted to see her running so well and things
are looking good for London.  Michelle Ward has really picked up her training over the last few months targeting Dusseldorf Marathon and we all know she will smash it.  Sharon Maughan was guided by Marie-Louise Taylor, Sharon recently broke her toe but does not let things like that slow her down, great teamwork followed by a great meal after the race. Continue reading

Tom Pink Relays at EIS

Calling all athletes school years 5,6,7 & 8 ! (8 girls & 8 boys are needed for year 5 & 6 together & year 7 & 8 ).
We are looking for athletes to compete in a very friendly & fun Tom Pink Relays at EIS March 11th – it’s £2 to enter and is for a great cause. Each year DAC enters a team & this is a fabulous opportunity if you have not competed previously –

please contact Jude via messenger or on 07792813045
Many thanks Jude


Results Update 06/02/2017 – Dewsbury 10k and parkruns

Entries are now open for our 2017 races, Sandall Beat 10k, 5km Doncaster Road Races and the Cusworth 10k – click here.

Massive congratulations to all our runners who competed at the Dewsbury 10k.  Simon Wright is currently ranked Number 1 in the UK for V50 men!  A massive PB for Lee Milburn who almost beat 35 minutes.  Simon Scully had a storming run hitting a PB after injury problems.  Jayne Baldwin is currently ranked 4th V50 lady in the UK but the winner of the category at Dewsbury 10k did a number swap, this should have been Jayne, and Jayne should be 3rd in the UK, hope this is sorted and don’t number swap!

Great work by Rebecca, guided by David just missing out on their PB.

Claire Macleod said “Fantastic run with Sarah smith Dewsbury 10k pb sub 1 hour boom”

Sarah Machin said “PB’s today in dewsbury! As much as I moan about disliking intervals that are obviously paying off as I knocked 5 mins off my previous 10k time! Chuffed to bits with 1:10:38”

The course may have been about 150m long so cracking work all! Continue reading