Results update 15 October 2018 – Yorkshire Marathon / 10 Mile, London / Peterborough half / Wildlife 5k / 50 Miles / Gruesome Twosome, parkruns

72 Performances by DAC endurance athletes at the weekend, this will be well over 100 by the time we add the cross country results on.  From 5k to 50 miles well done all.  Any ommisions or errors let me know and always happy to receive your race reports.

Another awesome weekend of performances (cross country results to follow) and what an awesome support crew we had at every race.  No other local club offers training runs as well as us (all with qualified Leaders (LiRF’s) and Coaches (CiRF’s)) – come and try us for free for a few weeks (track fee applies but lots of other runs that don’t use our first class facilities).  If you want to run 6 minute miles or 13 minute miles we have training sessions for you.

This weeks runs can be found here.

How many ultra runners do you think we have at the club (since 2015) – we are compiling the records and its rather a lot, details to follow.

Yorkshire Marathon 14 October 2018

Lots of Marathon 1st timers, super proud of you all! Shame about the rain.  Any race reports please send them to me.  And a happy birthday to Sam. Continue reading

EIS indoor numbers!! South Yorkshire Cross Country Numbers!!

EIS indoor numbers!! We still have 12 numbers left for the indoor series (3 more meetings left) if anyone would like a number please pop in the cabin on training night £13 a number. Please note the deadline is 18.10.18 – Tammy

South Yorkshire Cross Country – you can pick up a number for £8 (3 more races left) – just call in at the cabin. – Martin

Results update 10 October 2018 – Chicago Marathon, 10 10 10, Hedgehog Half, Curbar Commotion Fell Race, parkruns

Chicago Marathon – 7 October 2018

Massive well done to James Osborne who joined the sub 3 club at the weekend, James has been very focused for the last few months working incredibly hard in training and he delivered on the day with a 2:58:23 time, a 5 minute PB.

Sheffield ten ten ten – 7 October 2018

Another great set of results on this popular race in Sheffield. Continue reading

SY Cross Country Fixture #1 – Clifton Park, 14 October 2018

Looking forward to seeing loads of you on Sunday, numbers still available from the cabin this week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – (please make every effort to get them before the day, £8 for the number which you keep for all 4 races).

Official club colour vests / t-shirts must be worn, go to the cabin and pick one up if you need one.  You can not wear training t-shirts such as Junior Club or Pacer ones.  Off road shoes are highly recommended, most runners will either use cross country spikes or trail shoes.  Depending on the rain we might get, the courses can be very muddy or very firm underfoot so if you have options take them all.

Details for the first event follow, please arrive in plenty of time to allow you to park up and get to the start and warm up.  Feel free to fetch chocolate for the junior / senior members to eat!

The first race is at 11am and the last race starts at 12:30pm.

For the latest information please check this website.


Northern Cross Country Relays AND National Cross Country Relays

For the following events, if members or parents could contact Barry Barnes on 07745408985 OR 01302 884195 (No U11 races at the National Relays).  For Senior members contact Martin James on 07916 659740.  Don’t delay as entries need to be made in the next few days – Before Wednesday 10th.  The strongest available runners (of entered athletes) will make up the teams on the day.

Northern Cross Country Relays Saturday 20 October 2018 – Full details here

U11, U13, U15, U17 and Seniors (all male and female).

National Cross Country Relays Saturday 3 November 2018 – Full details here

U13, U15, U17, Junior Men / Women and Seniors (all male and female).  No U11.

The general cross country information page and fixtures can be found on this link.


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.