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 AC Open Endurance Track Events 21 June - 1500m, 3k Steeplechase and 5k

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 approaching 350 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.

Winter Training Information

YDL Upper Fixture 1 – Sunday 27th April 2014

Youth Development League (Upper)

Fixture 1 – Sunday 27th April 2014

At Kingdom Athletics, Pitreavie, KY11 8PP

Travel Arrangements

What To Take – This is common sense, but please include:

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for an athletics match
  • Appropriate nightwear
  • Towels, toiletries, etc
  • DAC vests & club kit, spikes, skins, etc
  • Medication if appropriate

Medications, Health & Injuries

Due to the age of the athletes it is assumed that they are responsible enough to monitor their own prescription medicines. Managers are not allowed to administer medication unless they have the express & written permission of the athlete’s parent. This includes aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen. There are several first aiders available that can deal with minor ailments and emergency first aid.

Saturday 26th April

We will leave the Premier Inn (Yorkshire Outlet) car park by coach at 11am, making a comfort break during the journey before arriving at the hotel early evening.

Premier Inn (Bathgate), Livingston, EH48 1LQ

There is a Toby Carvery nearby where we will probably be taking an evening meal, athletes must pay for this separately.

Sunday 27th April    

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel and paid for by DAC.

A handful of earlier event athletes will travel to the meeting at approximately 9am by car. The main group will leave the hotel at 10am for the 25/30 minute journey to the track. During the match, water and sandwiches will be provided by DAC.

We will leave the track as soon as the meeting finished (around 6.15pm) for home.

There will be a brief comfort stop on the way down before arriving at Doncaster at approximately midnight.

Terry Winmill              (07706 986818)

Elaine Scott                 (07546 244361)

Sharon Langton          (07909 857712)

Your membership and competition licence must be up to date to compete in any league.

Results Update 20 April 2014 – Parkrun

  Doncaster Parkrun – 19 April 2014

A new record attendance (probably) by Doncaster AC runners with 24 DAC athletes taking part.DSCF4012

Congratulations to Callum and Emily for being first man and Lady to finish, both were close to getting the course record! A great team effort from our younger athletes!

Callum and Phillip were the highest Age Graded to finish 80.83 and 80.22%

PB’s for Callum (over 20 seconds), Nishan (over 1 minute), Rhys (nearly 2 Continue reading

Race Report – Moorland Adventure 50km Peak District Night Hike; Staffs 12-13 April 2014

Advertised as a test of your map reading skills is an understatement – unless of course you take a GPS with you!! This is not for the faint hearted, with the route taking one over the heart of Peak District near Buxton. Starting at Meerbrook, at the tip of Tittesworth Resevoir, Staffordshire, you quickly make yourself towards the South region of the peaks. Starting at dusk and after a huge deluge of rain, the sun decided to show itself before the red disk dipped below the horizon. The clock then starting ticking before night vision had to kick in.  With a total of 1500m climb, those limbs need to take you north through Gradbach, Three Shires head (twice!) , Cat and Fiddle on the A 54,  over Shining Tor, Goyt forest, before heading East and then eventually south on the return leg. The highlight of the evening was running alongside Fernilee resevoir. Visions of the Dambusters training at night time came to mind as the reservoir water glinted in the moonlight whilst the dam wall buttresses were silhouetted in the background. The pain slowly ebbed away as I was able to replace those calories with hot soup, bacon butties and a hot cup of tea at the finish. Total time – 6hr 39mins.

Richard Randle



Doncaster Pacers Graduation – Next Course 20 May please share!

On the 3rd April 2014 our first group of new runners graduated after completing the Doncaster Pacers running course for beginners.  We are very proud of the group, many of which had never run before, we took them from DSCF3040being non-runners to completing a 30 minute run after 9 weeks.  Most of them were very nervous and did not believe that they could do it but we had a strong belief in the gentle program we used and the group was amazed with their progress after 2 or 3 weeks!

Week 1 was simply 60 seconds jog 90 seconds walk and over the course of the 9 weeks, 10 of the group have gone on to do the Doncaster Parkrun which we actively encourage and 15 of the new runners completed the course and are now runn Continue reading

South Yorkshire Road League Oxspring Results

The league started well for Doncaster Athletic Club, we have teams in aCapturell categories but we would like more runners to take part as we only just managed to keep our-self in the team competition.  The races are open to all U17 age group runners and older as long as you have paid your UKA fee.  The number is just £5 so its great value and we help each other out with car sharing.  See Martin, Dean, Janet or Rose on Tuesday and Thursdays at the club or ring 07916 659740.  I will also be selling numbers on the night of the raceCapture2

336 runners finished in what was a very competitive field with all runners being UKA members.

Team results awaited.  Photos from Mossie Net Photography.

The next race is on 23 April 2014 7pm start, at 3 Merry Lads, Lodge Moor, Sheffield S10 4LJ.  All details here.

Oxspring April 2014 FULL Results

2014 Team results

Place Time Name Cat
6 27:46 Dean Watson SM
13 28:12 Andrew Siddle SM
48 30:32 Mick Page M60
75 31:57 Martin James SM
91 32:31 Barry Gibson M45
105 33:04 Adrian Fearn M40
117 33:22 Daz Downie SM
132 33:59 Peter Wade M55
135 34:08 Philip Bussey M65
202 37:50 Georgina Weston Lady
224 38:57 Rose James L35
255 40:35 Katie Webster Lady




Festivals of Miles – Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 4 minute mile

“Dear running club   members



On behalf of Smiley Paces Running Club and with the help of Sheffield CaptureHallam University, I am organising the Festival of Miles to commemorate Sir Roger Bannister breaking the four minute barrier for the first time sixty years ago on this date.

We want to celebrate this feat of historic importance by providing the opportunity for both competitive runners and members of the non-running community to try their hand at running this classic distance here in Sheffield.  We are to stage a number of races over the mile distance.  These will be seeded into appropriate time groups, leading to races for those who think they can run sub 5 minutes, 6 minutes, 7 minutes and so on.   Continue reading

Results update 14 April 2014 – London Marathon and Parkrun

 London Marathon 13 April 2014

DAC had 5 athletes competing at the London Marathon who had mixed fortunes, still fantastic running everyone!

Caroline Wheelhouse ran an inspiring race running a PB for 4 minutes, finishing first in her category and she is ranked number 1 on power of 10!

Carl became unwell at 8 miles but stuck it out till 18 miles when 10151158_10152281670941166_3739345931265181647_nthings got really bad.  He decided to continue on and finish which as we all know is a very difficult thing to do when your target is out of reach and your in pain.  “Running has it’s ups and downs. To be honest you just have to laugh, enjoy it and take what comes. The bad days make the good ones so much more special. I will be back! I’ll keep smiling and enjoying my 78 bottles of Lucozade over the next few months”.

Keith was aiming for 3:50 and going on his East Hull 20 time he was well on for this but he struggled badly from 17 miles.  He still had a fabulous day!  You can sponsor Keith here.

This was Alan’s 4th Marathon in the last 4 years and it was his 2nd fastest so a solid performance.

Rosemary ran the Tokyo marathon a few weeks ago and she managed to go 8 minutes quicker at London!  It looks like she ran her best time since 2010 so she is going from strength to strength.

DAC Friend Paul Nugent had a great run “Just finished #Londonmarathon Legs howling but absolutely delighted. Broke 4 hours on a warm day and loved every (aching) minute of it. Enjoy a taste of the post-race atmosphere.”  Visit Paul’s blog here.

 Place Place Gender Place Category Name Half Finish time
1063 1021 624 SM Carl Ryde 1:12:32 2:57:29
2647 215 1 VW55 Carole Wheelhouse 1:35:07 3:13:04
10788 8523 770 VM50 Alan Tracey 1:50:20 3:56:37
15865 11909 406 VM55 Keith Lindley 1:53:35 4:17:36
21856 6189 4 VW70+ Rosemary Armstrong 2:15:35 4:42:54

 Doncaster Parkrun 12 April 2014

Another set of great results, George finished 2nd overall and Jessica finished 1st lady.  New PB’s for George Philips (1 second), Continue reading