Representing your country is a great achievement and the club is proud of our athletes who had qualified earlier in the year, and who competed in the competition last weekend at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.
In the U17 men we had George Rowland finishing with a time of 23:39 on the 6km course. We also had Henry Cullen who finished with a time of 25:40
In the U20 men we had Joe Phillips finishing with a time of 37:15 on the 9.1km course.
Yorkshire Vet AA Cross Country – 8 March 2020
One of the benefits of being a member of Doncaster Athletic Club is our affiliation to Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Association (this race was their championship) as well as Northern Athletics, British Triathlon and of course UK Athletics.
Thank you to all who represented, and to Rose for managing the team on the day and sorting the flag and tent. Well done to Simon Wright winning the 2nd race and winning his age group. For me this is the last cross country race of the season, I have competed in 10 🙂
The course was muddy and wet in areas, mainly undulating with one fairly severe climb. great running all 🙂
The race was well organised and it was great to see Chris Lawson with his timing system.
May 2019 I held an information evening to see if we could
get any interest in travelling over to Benidorm. 9 months later I could never
have predicted how
30 DAC members travelled to Benidorm arriving over 3 days all with one common goal – to have a good time! People stopped over for between 3-5 nights on average. A support crew of 3 Andy Breeze, Sarah Blake and Club Photographer Chris Cull. 4 members, Rose James, Merv Christison, Mick Riley & Mick Hair competing the Half Marathon and 23 others of a huge range of ability and expectation competing in the 10k.
The build up to the race concentrated on endurance and carb
loading! Stopping out to the early hours was something all athletes took very
seriously. That and Shots, at any and every opportunity in true Yorkshire
fashion we all took advantage of the free shots.
The weather was truly fantastic after the wet windy weather back home. The average daily temperature was between 20-23 degrees with a warm breeze. Race day was warm and as the start got closer the DAC vest became a growing site. We were the biggest represented club of the Crazy Running Group, and during the race the Spaniards could be heard shouting ‘Go Doncaster’. The course was lined with spectators. A reasonably flat fast course with one almighty hill at 4 miles where you were met by a Devil and could hear the road to Hell blasting out. Anyone thinking the hill was prior to this had a shock!
The finish and light show as you ran through the final 400 metres was awesome and spurred you to cross the line.
Sally wrote 🤩 HALF MARATHON PB 🤩. . Couldn’t be happier. Hilly and windy and 5 laps but oh my, I did love it! 🏎🏁. Really proud of us, think we did ourselves very proud. 😍 . Running just keeps reminding me to be humble, be ever thankful for life and for what my body can do when it is most under pressure. It doesn’t always go well. I have had some terrible head winds to contend with during marathon training which has tested me mentally. I run because I CAN. I keep going cos mamma didn’t raise a quitter.
Laura wrote Thank you to Martyn Walter for encouraging and supporting us both to join DAC, best decision we ever made, also big thanks to Glynn Jones for sticking with me when I’ve found it tough during the longer/faster runs…we’ll be back at group this week, preparing for Doncaster Half!!!
Well done to all our athletes who ran at the National Cross Country Championships. Conditions were difficult underfoot with long stretches of totally waterlogged and muddy ground. People were falling down (about half of our runners) and losing shoes. In addition some big tree trunks has been placed on the course for us to jump over (or climb over as we got tired). We had fudge and cake thanks to Mark and Rose.
We tried our new old (gifted by Jody) tent which worked well. To those who could not make it, we hope you get on top of your injuries / illness soon.