Final call for tickets next week on Tuesday (10th) or Thursday (12th). A great night ahead with over 200 attending.
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.Continue reading
Reports from Benidorm and Chester to follow.
Oulton Park Half Marathon – 1 Match 2020
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!!!Continue reading
Tonight the training group U11 is at XP School with Jude Allam.
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.
|189||Edward Phillips||555||Doncaster AC||00:19:54|
|267||Elise Hutchinson||1151||Doncaster AC||00:19:48|
|311||Lilly Auker||1149||Doncaster AC||00:20:53|
|315||Amy Dalowsky||1150||Doncaster AC||00:21:04|
|190||Connor James Anderson||1718||Doncaster AC||00:27:32|
|232||Adam Allam||1717||Doncaster AC||00:28:52|
|272||Daniel Reeve||2236||Doncaster AC||00:18:12|
|311||Sophie Mary James||2849||Doncaster AC||00:25:28|
|30||Molly Butterworth||3377||Doncaster AC||00:28:43|
|111||Joseph Jack Phillips||5600||Doncaster AC||00:43:27|
|269||George Phillips||6644||Doncaster AC||00:51:14|
|623||Mariusz Felczerek||6639||Doncaster AC||00:56:38|
|733||Martin James||6640||Doncaster AC||00:58:24|
|1070||Adam Cotterill||6638||Doncaster AC||01:03:34|
|1384||Mark Webster||6645||Doncaster AC||01:09:55|
|1407||Stuart Lindsay||6642||Doncaster AC||01:10:35|
|1549||Simon Parkin||6643||Doncaster AC||01:15:57|
South Yorkshire relays take place on Saturday 21st March at Woodburn Rd Sheffield
This covers all age groups from U11 to seniors – if u are interested in working together as a team for 100m or 400m relays ( there are longer distances for older age groups ) please let me have your name along with 3 other athlete names & I will put your team in to compete.
It’s always great fun & a great way to get to know the rest of DAC
Get in touch soon
Harewood House Half Marathon – 23 February 2020
Tough half this one, off road and hilly. Well done Craig Burton who finished in 74th overall with a time of 1:51:18. 474 runners finished.
Craig said “Hardest trail half marathon to date 🙈 headwind lots of steep hills flooded fields 🌳🌲 but I got round in aid of the British heart foundation 👍🏻 thanks to my ever present support crew Katie Hudson and Corey ⭐️ legs are in bits so tv and a beer 🍺 it is happy Sundays”
Scunthorpe Valentines 10k – 23 February 2020
Age group wins for Simon Wright and Rose James. Lots of PB’s and brilliant running by all. This race was rescheduled due to a storm a few weeks ago. Unfortunately this did mean some of the original runners could not take part. It was a tough first half with a nasty headwind, slightly easier on the way back. Great to see the team doing so well and we enjoyed watching the race until the last runner finished.Continue reading