London Marathon Club Places

To go into our club ballot for our club places you must have entered the public ballet earlier in the year.  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 or 4 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 (Fiona Gabbitus, Deborah Thompson, Lynette Temperton-Ball and Angela Dickinson)
  • 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 2017 / 2018 before the club ballot is drawn

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

Results update 2 October 2018 – Masters Cross Country, Cusworth / Zetland 10k, Robinhood / Pontefract Half and parkruns

England Masters Cross Country Inter-Area Challenge – 29 September 2018

Five Doncaster AC Athletes (representing Northern Masters Athletic Club) got their Cross Country season underway running against some of the best Veteran runners in the country in this Inter-Area match at Bury St Edmunds.  The course was great, if it had been wet then we would have all had cross country spikes on but road shoes were fine.  The ladies and V65 men ran 6km and the men ran 8km.  Full results here.  If you are 35 years old or older then you should consider joining Northern Masters AC Second Claim as this opens up additional competition on the road, track, field, fell, trail and cross country.

Caroline Wheelhouse was 1st in her age group and Kevin Newman was second in his age group. Continue reading

Winter Indoor Training Venues 2018 / 2019

Winter Indoor Training Venues 2018 / 2019

Coaches will agree start and end dates

Note, small charge applies at training at Hungerhill and Retford.

Coach Venue Day Time Details
Eric / Bill Hall Cross Upper school gym Tuesday 6pm till 8pm Park in school car park from Thorne Road
Barry / Dave XP School East (new block) Tuesday 6pm toll 8pm Park in car park 3 or opposite the XP School entrance
Les / Martin As above Thursday As above As above
Mike Elizabeth Academy, Retford Monday, Thursday 7pm till 8pm Park on school site
Eric / Bill Saturday Junior Club Hall Cross Upper school gym Saturdays 8:30am till 10:30am Park in school car park from Thorne Road
John / Judith Hungerhill Thursdays 6pm till 8pm Park on school site





Cusworth 10k and Fun Run Results and photos

Thanks to all who helped out and supported Doncaster AC.  Great running all.

10k Results and photos

Fun Run Results and photos

Pos Bib Name Age Time
1 115 Thomas Watt 10 5:40
2 126 William Horobin 11 5:58
3 103 Daisy Cragg 11 6:12
4 105 Julia Stubbs 11 6:14
5 121 Alex  Felczerek 9 6:39
6 118 Joshua Gascoyne 8 7:56
7 124 Jack Collinson 8 7:59
8 107 Charlie Vickers 6 8:00
9 106 Paige Blythe 12 8:03
10 104 Gene Cragg 8 8:04
11 123 Owen Menmuir 5 8:15
12 125 Jonathan Taylor 7 8:26
13 117 Jessica Johnstone 9 8:28
14 112 Elizabeth Arthur 13 8:43
15 122 Suzanne  Davies Bennett 9 8:44
16 109 Holly Chapman 13 8:46
17 108 George Chapman 8 8:52
18 120 Tyler Leadbeater 4 9:13
19 119 Caroline James 12 9:29
20 110 Grayson Wheatcroft 8 9:43
21 116 Alex  Johnstone 7 10:04
22 113 Gracie Jenkins 7 10:10
23 111 Franklin Wheatcroft 5 11:00
24 101 Charlie Lockwood 3 16:30
25 102 Richard Lockwood 45 16:30
26 100 Tate Robinson 3 17:32

Results update 27 September 2019 – Northern Road Relays, Sheffield 10k, Epworth Tri, parkruns

Northern Road Relays – 23 September 2018

We had a fantastic day representing Doncaster at the Northern Road Relays.  Conditions were windy but dry (apart from poor Jono who got soaked).  Next up are the cross country relays, see Martin for seniors at the cabin or Barry Barnes / Paul Rowland for Juniors.

Men – out of 128 teams we finished 64th so half way up the leader board Continue reading

The Loch Ness Marathon – Angie and Becky

This event has been on my radar for some time, and I have to say it lived up to my expectations. Registration takes place on the Saturday so it’s a chance to see the finish area and wander around the event village at Bught Park, Inverness A good expo, bar, food and some live music was on offer along with a Kiddies 5k and an Open 10k event.

We chose to stay half way been the finish line at Inverness, and the start near Fort Augustus. A beautiful log cabin on an estate with additional facilities of a indoor heated swimming pool and games room, plus a really good local pub 5 minutes walk away, and a bargain price for 3 nights. Angie Clarke and myself were running supported by our Partners, Derek and Darren and then Laura Herbert and Sonny joined us. Additional support arrived when we discovered Angie’s Mum Irene and Dad Geoff (Mr Paparazzi) were in Scotland and they extended and diverted their tour to be there and cheer us on.

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Mt Snowdon Ultra 50 miles 2018 – Simon Jennings

I could probably talk for hours about this race. The terrain, the weather and the fantastic other runners.

But, I’ll try and keep this as concise as possible. (it still ended up being a little long, probably best if you grab a cup of tea before you start reading)

The race started in Betws-Y-Coed at 6:30 in the morning, the crazy people doing the 100 mile race started 10 minutes before us.

There were seven checkpoints on the route, so loads of places to get food and water. I had my map and compass and more importantly the GPX file showing the route on my watch. I was feeling really confident, especially after the Pennine Barrier race. Continue reading