Results update 24 April 2018 – London Marathon, Blackpool Marathon and Longhorn Half Marathon + parkruns

The club championships are well underway, click here for more information and the current standings.  Many thanks to Chris Lawson for his work in this.T

Blackpool Marathon

Well done to Nathan Robinson completed this marathon in 4:14:28 off limited training.

Longhorn Half Marathon

Sharon Walters and Christopher Walters completed this off road Half Marathon in 2:32:11 and 2:32:18 respectively.  Kate Willett completed the Canicross Half Marathon with a time of 2:17:20.

London Marathon

We had the most awesome support on the course from our members and friends from other clubs, we thank you all.  Martyn Walter organised transport for loads of our members on the day and you were all brilliant!

The day was officially the hottest London Marathon on record and this made the race very challenging, all our athletes gave 101% and had an amazing day.  Everyone trained so hard for this race.

Caroline Wheelhouse, who was on the championship start had a very good chance of winning her age group, this is Caroline’s report and we respect your positive attitude.

After a perfect build-up of big miles and smart training I went into the VLM in great shape; happy to have made the championship start line at V60 I’d achieved one of my aims, so now it was just the race…..

Couldn’t do anything about the predicted hot weather so I decided to stick to my plan and prepare to slow down as things warmed up.  First two 5k splits went well, then at around 7/8 miles some – shall I say individual – clipped me and sent me flying onto the pavement!  Picked myself up (a bit shaky!) and set off again, but the damage was done; hip pain and very sore ribs found me running pretty badly and by mile 9 I was considering pulling out.  I walked for a while with a poor (normally 3hr) Scots lad who’d only 2 weeks previously been training in -2C and had decided to run/walk.  He got me to about 10 miles then I struggled through a bit more, all the time weighing up my options – pull out to minimise the damage? Tough it out, you’ve gone to a lot of effort for this? Oh dear it’s going to be a death march, you’re not even half way (and it’s getting really hot now as well)………..

So I pushed on a bit more, then came across a another runner who was in a much more miserable state than I was, and I helped to get her going as we ran slowly together chatting about nothing in particular; after that, it was me against my overwhelming desire to stop. But of course I couldn’t do that with such an amazing crowd all around, and so many other runners taking the time to ask if I was okay – my painful lop-sided gait making it pretty obvious that I was not!

So for the first time in the London Marathon I saw all the sights and the distance markers just became my get out of jail cards.  The crowds wouldn’t let me stop – they were there for me. Fellow runners wouldn’t let me stop. I limped up the Mall in a daze of humanity, so happy to finish but more happy to have met so many wonderful people, if only for a moment. Continue reading

Road League Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Worsborough

Race Info from a couple of years ago, should be the same for this year.  Please arrive in plenty of time:

Parking update – Wednesday nights Road League parking. If you park in the Mill car park be aware that it is locked at 8. If you can’t move your car before that time, park across the road by the canal side. You go through a gate on the side road. Last year one car was in until next morning.

Race starts at 7pm, please arrive in plenty of time.  Lets build on the excellent start following the first race.

Free parking is available – see this link for the location.


  1. Parking is free at Worsboro’ Mill
  2.  When Mill park is full go to next turn right and Marshal’s will direct you.
  3. Don’t park on course which is left at pub.
  4. You may park up the steep hill towards Ward Green.
  5. Portable toilets are in the WMC car park and in the club.
  6. Runners should keep on the footpath down the A61 from Birdwell to the finish.  This is a fast road, the pavement is wide and level.
  7. When they have finished, follow the path back to the car park and not cause a problem near the officials by shouting and blocking the route for slower runners.
  8. The WMC will be open for a drink and a chat.


South Yorkshire Track and Field – 22 April 2018

Fantastic medal haul today Congratulations!!!!!! (Hope I haven’t missed anyone) well done ALL Results for South Yorkshire are;

Phoebe Cooper 2nd L jump

Nathan Kadejo 1st T javelin

Daniel Reeve 2nd T javelin

Ethan Wheatley 1st L jump

Louis Hempsall 3rd 200m

Nathan Greenwood 2nd shot & Adam Allam 3rd


Reserve your place on our beginners running group

Our next popular 9 week beginners course will start on 15 May 2018, the course is already filling up.  It is aimed at people who do not run and it is very gentle – you will be supported by a team of volunteer Run Leaders, Coaches and Runners from Doncaster Athletic Club who all give their time freely out of a desire to help others, make friends and support the local running community.

We plan to have an induction evening the week before the course in one of the classrooms at the Keepmoat Stadium.  Date TBC.

The cost is £47, this includes the beginners course, a framed certificate on completion and membership of the club until 2019 – its all you will pay until 2019!  Our runs are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginners at 6pm, and after the 9 week course 6:30pm.

We have timed the course to finish during the week of the Doncaster Town Centre 5km event, and we have arranged for our May beginners to take part in this event for just £7, this saves you £10 and you get a running t-shirt for doing this event!  This is a great target to aim for.

All money raised goes back into supporting grassroots athletics, junior members, our beginners and the other members of Doncaster AC / Pacers.  Sign up by emailing Susan Beeby / Martin James at this link.  Or use this email address


Some of our proud run leaders on graduation night with an amazing group of new runners

The Doncaster Pacers is the Run England name of Doncaster AC, any member of Doncaster AC is very welcome to join in with any run that the Doncaster Pacers do (beginners or intermediates) – We are one club.

Results update 16 April 2018 – Cragside 10k, Boston UK Marathon, Idle Dash and parkruns

The club championships are well underway, click here for more information and the current standings.  Many thanks to Chris Lawson for his work in this.

Cragside 10k – 14 April 2018

Completed Cragside which lived up to its name! Very pretty course but can’t say same for my performance due to serious lack of sleep and snotty nose with my cold.

Generally Very hilly course including 4km climb which I mostly walked but still managed to do it in 1.04.17 as I was doing 8.40 pace on downhill sections to make up time! Beautiful course though.


Boston UK Marathon – 15 April 2018

Mark Wrote “Thanks everyone for your messages today.  Continue reading

Results Update 11 April 2018 – Manchester Marathon, Sheffield Half, Hornsea 1/3, 5km Time Trial and Parkruns

The club championships are well underway, click here for more information and the current standings.  Many thanks to Chris Lawson for his work in this.

Manchester – 8 April 2018

Great running all, you have built up lots of strength and endurance for the rest of the season.

Pos Time
1466 Michael RICHARDSON 03:23:07 V35 Male
2931 Simon Jennings 03:43:59 V35 Male
6637 Alan THIMBLEBY 04:32:20 V55 Male
7342 Paul WILLIS 04:45:19 V45 Male

Sheffield – 8 April 2018

I’ve not done Sheffield half before and had entered a few months ago after seeing an advert and thinking ..why not? , plus I was quite excited to try out those hills.

Originally I was going to be running with Sarah smith and Kerry Mitchell but due to recent injuries found myself in the company of the Blister sisters Aka Daz Lambert and John Sheerin lol 😂 Continue reading