Coaching courses

Dear Club Secretaries

Course Flyer -4.10.2018

England Athletics are now running the ATHLETIC COACH level qualification which is the progression from the Coaching Assistant (or previous level 1).   These courses are specialised and only a few are booked each year so please if you are interested and are aimed at those looking to coach athletics to a high standard across age ranges.  Please note with this course you can book on Day 1 & 2, then choose a Day 3 and 4 separately to suit your availability, this will help with coaches long term planning.

We have an Athletic Coach course starting in just over two weeks and we only host these course a few times a year in each region and it would be a shame to not fill it!!

Numbers are going up slowly so to try and avoid cancelling I am contacting all North Area Club Secretaries and a few regular contacts.

**Please can you email this to all your coaches to see if anyone may be interested, the deadline for cancelling if numbers are low is MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER.** Continue reading

Endurance runners time trial

The traditional Town Moor time Trial starts again next Tuesday….23rd October 2017. We meet up on Town moor Avenue from 6:00 to start running at 6:30. Numbers will be issued from 6pm and all the runners are setting off at 6:30pm this time.

It is then 3 laps of the course which is shown here.  This is an excellent event where all the club comes together, it is very sociable and also an excellent training tool, with the slower runners having their chance to finish a race in 1st position and the faster runners there are targets to chase.

The total distance is just under 5 miles, all on tarmac.  We hope to put a marshal or 2 out on the course.

Results update 15 October 2018 – Yorkshire Marathon / 10 Mile, London / Peterborough half / Wildlife 5k / 50 Miles / Gruesome Twosome, parkruns

72 Performances by DAC endurance athletes at the weekend, this will be well over 100 by the time we add the cross country results on.  From 5k to 50 miles well done all.  Any ommisions or errors let me know and always happy to receive your race reports.

Another awesome weekend of performances (cross country results to follow) and what an awesome support crew we had at every race.  No other local club offers training runs as well as us (all with qualified Leaders (LiRF’s) and Coaches (CiRF’s)) – come and try us for free for a few weeks (track fee applies but lots of other runs that don’t use our first class facilities).  If you want to run 6 minute miles or 13 minute miles we have training sessions for you.

This weeks runs can be found here.

How many ultra runners do you think we have at the club (since 2015) – we are compiling the records and its rather a lot, details to follow.

Yorkshire Marathon 14 October 2018

Lots of Marathon 1st timers, super proud of you all! Shame about the rain.  Any race reports please send them to me.  And a happy birthday to Sam. Continue reading

EIS indoor numbers!! South Yorkshire Cross Country Numbers!!

EIS indoor numbers!! We still have 12 numbers left for the indoor series (3 more meetings left) if anyone would like a number please pop in the cabin on training night £13 a number. Please note the deadline is 18.10.18 – Tammy

South Yorkshire Cross Country – you can pick up a number for £8 (3 more races left) – just call in at the cabin. – Martin

Results update 10 October 2018 – Chicago Marathon, 10 10 10, Hedgehog Half, Curbar Commotion Fell Race, parkruns

Chicago Marathon – 7 October 2018

Massive well done to James Osborne who joined the sub 3 club at the weekend, James has been very focused for the last few months working incredibly hard in training and he delivered on the day with a 2:58:23 time, a 5 minute PB.

Sheffield ten ten ten – 7 October 2018

Another great set of results on this popular race in Sheffield. Continue reading

SY Cross Country Fixture #1 – Clifton Park, 14 October 2018

Looking forward to seeing loads of you on Sunday, numbers still available from the cabin this week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – (please make every effort to get them before the day, £8 for the number which you keep for all 4 races).

Official club colour vests / t-shirts must be worn, go to the cabin and pick one up if you need one.  You can not wear training t-shirts such as Junior Club or Pacer ones.  Off road shoes are highly recommended, most runners will either use cross country spikes or trail shoes.  Depending on the rain we might get, the courses can be very muddy or very firm underfoot so if you have options take them all.

Details for the first event follow, please arrive in plenty of time to allow you to park up and get to the start and warm up.  Feel free to fetch chocolate for the junior / senior members to eat!

The first race is at 11am and the last race starts at 12:30pm.

For the latest information please check this website.