Our thanks to Kev and Bill for fetching the Gazebo.
Another great set of performances all round for the club. The final fixture is on 9 December at Graves Park. If you would like a number for the last race (and don’t already have one) you can pick one up for £8 at the cabin. A good turnout needed please!
Photo by Steve Firthphotography
Myself (Kev Newman) and Caroline Wheelhouse competed in the above event in Swansea on 17 Nov 2018.
The process to get selected to represent England is as follows. The s
electors look at runners performance during the last 12 months in both the British Masters and England Masters events, over 5k and 10 k on the road and track. Both of us posted some good results, I won the British Masters 10,000 metres on the track and Caroline had a fantastic run in the Amsterdam half marathon in a time of 1.29.14. collecting Gold. This was the second fastest V60 run of all time.
Photo by Robert Gale
So with a good year under our belts we applied for selection and both were successful in our respective age groups. Each team has four runners with 3 to count. Race day arrived and we competed against the best from Scotland Wales Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. The conditions were bright and breezy, the course was 3 laps for Caroline and 4 laps for myself. The course itself was undulating but very runnable we both had really good runs.
Caroline finished second overall in the W60 category. Helping her team to win Gold. I finished second England runner and helped my team to win Gold.
It is a long hard process to gain a place in the England team with lots of hard work, but at the same time it is an honor and worth all the effort.
All our 2019 events are now live for entries
Spring Open Meeting – Saturday 20th April 2019
Sandall Beat 10k Wednesday 12th June 2019
Town Centre 5k Wednesday 10th July 2019
Sprint & Endurance Evening Wednesday 18th September 2019
Cusworth 10k Sunday 29th September 2019
Preston 10 Miles – 18 November 2018
Well done Bill Topping completing this 10 Mile race in 87:05.
Time Trial 20 November 2018
Well done all runners and thanks to all volunteers. We will be looking for some new people to come and help with rime keeping and results processing going forwards. Continue reading
DAC para-athlete William Baxter had a great boost from British Athletics for his winter training after being selected for the Paralympic Development Academy.
The national selection panel took into account performance profile, competition history, UK and WPA world rankings to prioritise athletes who highlighted the potential to progress onto the Paralympic Futures Academy in the next 1-2 years and the World Class Programme (WCP) in 3-5 years and ultimately to win medals at future Paralympic Games.
The programme starts in January 2019 and will focus on supporting athletes and coaches through specific technical development squad-based training.
There will be a series of Paralympic Development Academy Camps which will provide the opportunity to learn from experienced event coaches.
William is thrilled and very proud and would like to thank all his friends at DAC for their support in helping him to improve. A special thanks to Diana his first coach and to Phil Peat who has coached him since 2015. The hard work starts now!
Next winter time trial Tuesday 20 November 2018 at Town Fields.
November Nightmare – 6 and 7 November 2018
Ultra runner Becky HB did not quite get the distance in she was looking for but still a great effort.
Day 1 – a 32 lap course to make up the marathon, finished in 8th place (2nd lady) with a time of 5:41:30.
Day 2 – an out and back route to make up a half marathon, 2nd place with a time of 2:29:11.
Tough 10k (trail) – Leeds
Well done to all our runners: Continue reading
Information copied from the SYCAA website, numbers still available for £8.
The courses are more or less the same as at the fixture held there in 2016. A lot of work has been done to reinstate the lakes in the park and the spreading out of dredged lake sediment has made sections of the start straight less even than in previous years.
Cannon Hall is a great course for spectators and the Pavilion Cafe on the edge of the car Park has great cakes!
Good luck to the following in the draw, we have 3 places and the draw will be carried out 13 November 2018 at around 6pm, at the track. Any questions or if your name is missing contact Martin James 07916 659740. Gemma Ward is organizing the draw.
- Mark Kenworthy
- Mick Cleasby
- Thomas Chisholm
- Sarah Smith
- Sharon Carson
- Barry Prowse
- Sam Prowse
- David Moores
- Trevor Blake
- Claire Macleod
- Kate Ball
- George Laing
- Mark Webster
- Martin Wilson
- Daz Lambert
- John Sheerin
- Martyn Walter
- Darren Whyman
- Vicky Royal
- Andrea Page
- Gary Brown
- Sharon Maughan
- Janet Hampson
- Luke Osbon
- Rose James
- Irene Fazakerley
- Glynn Jones
- Elaine Green
- Michael Richardson
- Mo Rodwell