British and Irish Cross country International

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.

Results update 22 November 2018 – Preston 10 Miles, Time Trial and park runs

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

William Baxter

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!

Results update 12 November 2018 – Tough 10, Remembrance Sunday Race, How Hard Can it Be… and parkruns

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 for XC Fixture 3 – 18 November 2018

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!

London Marathon Draw – 13 November 2018

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.

  1. Mark Kenworthy
  2. Mick Cleasby
  3. Thomas Chisholm
  4. Sarah Smith
  5. Sharon Carson
  6. Barry Prowse
  7. Sam Prowse
  8. David Moores
  9. Trevor Blake
  10. Claire Macleod
  11. Kate Ball
  12. George Laing
  13. Mark Webster
  14. Martin Wilson
  15. Daz Lambert
  16. John Sheerin
  17. Martyn Walter
  18. Darren Whyman
  19. Vicky Royal
  20. Andrea Page
  21. Gary Brown
  22. Sharon Maughan
  23. Janet Hampson
  24. Luke Osbon
  25. Rose James
  26. Irene Fazakerley
  27. Glynn Jones
  28. Elaine Green
  29. Michael Richardson
  30. Mo Rodwell