Track Closure from Tuesday 7 May 2019 until Thursday 16 May

Track repair work will start late morning next Tuesday 7 May 2019, it is critical that the all the track remains out of bounds during the closure,  It is planned to reopen the track on Thursday 16th May for training (dependent on progress).

Rotherham track has been booked for Tuesday 7 May and Thursday 9 May – 6pm to 8pm.

Check with your coach this week to find out where and when you are meeting

This is a major investment for our club and after the work is complete the track will be fully open for training.  We must look after the track to maximise its lifespan and use appropriate footwear.

Saturday Club on 11 May is taking place at the Keepmoat, but using an alternative training area.

London Marathon Club Places for 2020

To go into our club ballot for our club places you must have entered the public ballet, do this here now. Entries close 3 May at 5pm.

The draw for the club ballot is towards the end of the year and it will not take place until London Marathon confirm our allocation which is hoped to be 3 places.

  • The member needs a rejection slip from the ballot entry – letter or email.
  • If you got a London place last year from DAC’s allocated places you should not be eligible to get one of the clubs allocated places for the next year (George Laing, Mark Webster and Gary Brown)
  • You must be a first claim member at the time of entering the public ballot and be fully paid up with a UKA license, and if you are successful at the draw you must have renewed your membership with Doncaster AC and your UKA license for the year of the marathon
  • The member has to arrange payment for the place
  • You must run in a Doncaster AC vest
  • The member needs to have completed a half marathon, or race of greater distance during 2018 / 2019 before the club ballot is drawn

Rejection slips can be emailed to doncaster.runner@googlemail.com or given to Martin James.  Good luck all.  The draw will be carried out on a club night by Gemma Ward.

Results update 22 April 2019 – Epworth Easter Egg 10k, Liverpool to Manchester 50 mile, Epworth Tri (to follow), time trial and Parkruns

150 performances by our endurance athletes and hundreds by our amazing track and field athletes. If you are looking for a club to join in Doncaster have a look at the below to see what we do and how inclusive we are, we are proud of all our athletes be them at the back or front or races.

If you would like to do a proper beginners running course our next one starts soon, click here for details.

Liverpool to Manchester 50 mile Ultra – 19 April 2019

Simon Jennings write “Liverpool to Manchester 50 mile Ultra done! 13th overall and in a time of 8 hr 6 mins 59 seconds!

That was a brutally hard race, really hot, no wind or shade at all. Super flat canal routes that destroy your legs. But I’m super happy with my time and place, I ran to the limit of what I can do today.

Yet again another fantastic race by GB ultras, I still fully believe it’s the amazing volunteers that makes these events so special.

Also a massive thanks to Martin James And Martin Hookway from DAC for the messages of encouragement during the race, you wouldn’t believe how motivating it is to know people are watching.

And finally a super massive thank you to Martin MacDonald and Kimberley Samantha for having us all last night and for taking me to the start line at 4am. And to Kelly Jennings for being at the finish line and for being so understanding and supportive with my “small” running obsession.

That’s my 6th Ultra in the bag, still so many more to do”

Epworth Easter Egg Trail 10k – 19 April 2019

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Results update 18 April 2019 – Paris Marathon, Sheffield Half Marathon, Colliery Canter Race, Vale of York 10 Mile and parkruns

Vale of York 10 Mile – 14 April 2019

Well done to James Osborne for running a new PB of 57:53, he finished the race in 12th place. This means Jimmy entered our all time top ten in 5th place, a great result.

Paris Marathon – 14 April 2019

Darren wrote “Thank you to everyone for your kind words of encouragement. I tried my best (although knowing it was going to be difficult after a 3 day stomach bug!!!). All went well and then the cramps took over & could barely run 200m in the last 5 km. but I made it and so pleased I did” Darren finished with a time of 3:25:40 which is a great time considering he was unwell.

Sheffield Half Marathon – 14 April 2019

Sheffield Half results, big shout out to Stuart Lindsay who has been going through a ruff spell and to Vicky Lindley who I think ran her 1st half. Sorry you 2, I did not spot you so no photos. Well done to all the rest, looks like you had a great time and bounce back Kate Ball x Photos of a few runners, then the blister sisters and ladies (some mad filters sorry), then our walk after https://www.flickr.com/…/114…/albums/72157679875131838/page1

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South Yorkshire Track and Field League 2019

Please see below details for the South Yorkshire Track and Field League. Numbers are available from the cabin on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and cost £12 for the whole series. (Keep your number for each event)
I will also display these in the cabin on Tuesday night. A really great outdoor series, Tammy