Doncaster Athletics Saturday Junior Club

Our Saturday Junior Club for children aged between 5yrs and 8yrs opens for 2021 on Saturday 9th January 9.30am to 10.30am, at our athletics track at the Keepmoat Stadium. We offer a friendly family experience for all children with the session designed to enhance fitness and light introduction to run jump and throw activities, under the supervision of our coaching team. The sessions take place every Saturday, including school holidays (in normal times these sessions would be indoors during the winter period).

Parents are welcome to stay to observe from our seated stand or leave the children in our care, in a strict safeguarding environment.

The annual fee for new members is £100 and £90 for renewal, due in January. New members also receive a free high quality t shirt.

We have a wide range of club gear in our on site cabin including, hoodies, vests, crop tops, leggings and rain jackets. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or card. Parents are also welcome to purchase hot and cold drinks and snacks from our on site tuck shop.

We currently operate a strict track and trace booking system with all sessions, for further information call Kev on m.07739312835.

POST CHRISTMAS OPENING

Today the new Tier system was announced, South Yorkshire remains in Tier 3 for the time being, which means the club can open as planned on Tuesday 5th January 2021 and Thursday 7th January, which also includes the Saturday Club on the 9th January. Mike Cooke and Les Grant, should they wish to do so may travel from Nottinghamshire and York areas respectively. To complete voluntary work, should they wish to do so.

Our track and trace system remains in place so members must book by email with their coaches or at this link

Could I also remind everyone that membership renewal payments are due from 1st January 2021, these can be paid on line via the website, from 1st January or at the office by cash, card or cheque. There are discounts for families involving at least 3 family members.

TIER 4:

If the Club moves to Tier 4 in the coming weeks then based upon current England Athletic Guidelines we can only train members who are under 18, Anyone 18 or over must train in isolation or with their household bubble. This would include attending the club at members convenience using the key provided to get in. THIS WILL ONLY APPLY IN 2021 IF MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN PAID.

Difficult times lay ahead so please keep to the rules and stay safe.

Kev

Club Chairman

30th December 2020.

2021 Endurance Club Championships

The 2021 Club Championships

Anyone who knows me and the club will understand this is a fun inclusive competition which all members are encouraged to take part in. All abilities are respected and you can walk or run these challenges. Whatever you do please take part and join in the fun. I admire those who find running more difficult and still have a go at these competitions than perhaps those who take more naturally to running, but at the same time I think its fantastic we can support and be pleased to see the club’s runners of all abilities getting some amazing times. A 15 minute mile to a 5 minute mile, its all good and to be celebrated.

2 Events each month which will start on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month. You can run both events or run 1 of them. If you run both events then we will take your highest scoring event of the 2 to allocate your points for that month, the points from the other event will be discarded.

Unless stated otherwise the runs should start and finish close together (within 5% of the distance, so if its 5km you should finish within 250m of the start point). This is to remove performance advantages gained from the wind and downhill runs.

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Covid Update – Club reopening 3 December

Club re-opening:The Government is set to announce a resumption of grass roots sports next Thursday 3rd December.The club Will be re-opening on this date and the Saturday Junior Club on Saturday 5th December at 9.30am.

The last formal training before we break for christmas is 19th December resuming on Tuesday 5th January subject to restrictions.

Covid restrictions still apply and members using the track are asked to book sessions using this link.

DAC Winter Time Trial 2020 / 2021

January Now Open – Virtual Event this season – we are not timing or marshalling the route

Please be aware of the need for Social Distancing and any other Covid requirements at the time of your run. From 5 November the rule on meeting others is as follows “You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household “

The course is around the Town Fields as per normal and the standard distance is 3 laps (4.8 miles). Runners are invited to run the course anytime they like, starting in October through till March 2021. Runners will need to self time. You can also submit a time for 1 or 2 laps.

The route is here: https://www.mapometer.com/embed/f293a3aa7d8a8ee98b8eafe69f549c89

Each time you run the course please use this form to submit your time and a monthly report will be produced. Run it as many times as you like. You might want to run it on a club night, its up to you. You can start and finish at any point on the course, but the start and finish must be in the same place. You can run either clockwise or anticlockwise.

All welcome, it is not an official event just a training run so it is run at peoples own risk. We do have younger people taking part who may do 1, 2 or 3 laps. It is up to parents to decide if children should take part.

December Results:

November Results:

Cash prizes to Marie and Simon based on Age Graded Score, thank you to Adam Cotterill for working out the Age Grading. Meters to Miles voucher to Merv drawn by Susan Beeby.

October Results:

October Time Trial £10 Metres To Miles winners are Stephen Fox, Phil Bussey, Bridget Bouttell, Jake Tanner and Mick Riley. Results from the efforts over the month are below. 1 lap and 2 lap are listed first.

Last Years results are below:

15 October Results Here

19 November Results Here

17 December Results Here

28 January Results Here