Results update 19 February 2020 – Barcelona Half Marathon, Blackpool Half Marathon

Add the following dates to your diary (entries are open):

2019 Spring Open Meeting     Saturday 11th  April 2020

2020 Sandall Beat 10k          Wednesday 10th June 2020

2020 Town Centre 5k             Wednesday 15th  July 2020

2020 Sprint & Endurance Evening     Wednesday 23 September 2020

2020 Cusworth 10k                Sunday 4th October 2020

Barcelona Half Marathon – 19 February 2020

U20 Athlete, Sophie Troth completed the Barcelona Half Marathon on 16 February 2020 with a time of 84:47. This ranks Sophie as number 1 in the UK for U20 Ladies as of 19 February 2020. This also ranks Sophie as number 2 on our DAC all time top 10 rankings for half marathon. Congratulations Sophie on completing your first half marathon.

Blackpool Half Marathon – 19 February 2020

Wife and husband team, Sharon Waters and Chris Watters completed the Blackpool half marathon in 2:35:51 and 2:35:52 respectively in difficult conditions facing the brunt of storm Dennis “That was the hardest half marathon we’ve done Blackpool, right along the coast with hills and strong headwinds courtesy of Storm Dennis”.

Parkruns 15 February 2020

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National Cross Country Championships 2020

Please arrive at least 1 hour before your race, it will be difficult to find our flag and tent because there will be hundreds on site. Collect your race numbers from me at the club tent. Full details can be found below. Good luck to all our Athletes. I think the course will be quite muddy in places, which is good.

Car parking is £7 per car – The main entrance on the day for all cars will be accessed via Lime Tree Avenue in the Park which is off Middleton Boulevard (NG8 1BT). Directions in the above document.

Any problems ring Martin on 07916 659740. I will aim to be on site from 10am.

U13 Girls – Lilly Aucker, Amy Dalowsky, Elise Hutchinson, Aalisa Brooke Watson

U13 Boys – Ethan Baker, Adam Jones, Daniel Reeve

U15 Girls – Sophie James, Millie Purchase

U15 Boys – Edward Phillips

U17 Boys – Adam Allam, Connor Anderson, Jack Pell, Joe Warren

Junior Women – Lisa Fouweather

Junior Men – Joseph Phillips

Senior Women – Justyna Felczerek, Susan Forbes, Rose James, Amie Knott, Tracey Land

Senior Men – Adam Cotterill, Mariusz Felczerek, Martin James, Glynn Jones, Stuart Lindsay, Simon Parkin, George Phillips, Mark Webster

Results update 12 February 2020 – Nottingham 5k and parkruns

Nottingham 5k Winter Series 2019/2020

Well done to Shaz Wood who on 05/02/2020 finished with a time of 21:32, winning her age group and finishing 5th lady overall.

“I entered this little series of 5ks to motivate myself back into training after my forced lay off. It turned into more like a way of tracking my progress as my training became more consistent with each week seeing more miles and the faster finishing times followed with each race.

I finished 10th, 5th, 3rd and 5th across the four races and won my category at every one I was thrilled to discover I had finished fourth overall for the series (best three races counted) and first in my category. The wine as my winnings went down well with the mister too. ☺️

Next time i will check how far away a race is before I sign up though….. 😂🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️”

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Parkruns8 February 2020

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Cross Country Update – Schools Team Selection and Northern Championships

South Yorkshire Schools Cross Country – Team Selection – 1 February 2020

Well done to the following DAC athletes who qualified to represent South Yorkshire after racing at Campsall Country Park, other athletes competed from the club (sorry if I missed you) including Amy Dalowski, Hannah Bond, Olivia Misfud, Tom Reeves, Seb Tallents, Josh Boyer, Adam Jones, Elise Hutchinson, Georgina Gutteridge, Adam Allam, Callie Coats, Max Jones, Daniel Reeve:

Qualification for Jessica Rowland, Jack Pell, Eddie Phillips, Sophie James, George Rowland, Connor Andreson, Alex Mosley.

In addition, Millie Purchase and Henry Cullen will be representing their respective counties.

To have nine athletes going on to compete at the English Schools Cross Country Championships is a great achievement both for the athletes, coaches and parents.

Well done to our club and our volunteers for hosting this event 🙂

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Success for Doncaster at the Northern U13/U15 Indoor Championships

Well done to all the Doncaster athletes who completed in the Northern Athletics Indoor Under 13 and Under 15 championships.

There were some great performances with athletes achieving both Season Best and Personal Best Performances.

Doncaster Athletes also achieved 3 medals at the Championships

Phoebe Cooper won Bronze in both the Under 13 Girls Long Jump and the Shot.

Josh Boyer won Bronze in the Under 15 Boys High Jump.

Also, a special mention to Rafi Munir who reached the final of the Under 15 boys 60m in his first ever competition. He got faster in each of the 3 rounds and if my calculations are correct, he posted the fastest time by a Doncaster Under 15 male athlete since 2012.

Well done to all the athletes:

Phoebe Cooper, Eve Gibbons, Ellie Barnes, Trinity Dooley-Williams, Nathan Kadejo, Rafi Munir and Josh Boyer.

Les Grant

Results update – Report from the Phoenix Marathon, Dewsbury 10k, Pie N Pint 5 Mile, Mickleden Straddle, Time Trial and parkruns

Dewsbury 10k – 2 February 2020

PB’s for Lee Varley and Kirsty Laing. Jimmy ran his 1st race after damaging his toe and ran his 2nd fastest 10k of all time, should have tried harder and gone sub 35 though 🙂

Photo by Michael Hirst

Simon ran his fastest 10k since 2017 winning his age group and ranking him 3rd in the UK for 2020 so far. Martin Wilkinson ran his best 10k since 2017 and Martin James was pleased with his time to set a bench mark for 2020.

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