UYDL – July 1st Middlesbrough – URGENT

Urgent & immediate action is required from ALL U17/U20 athletes for UYDL
Please confirm your availability & need for transport for July 1st Middlesbrough
Your Club NEEDS You!!!
There is a possibility we may be relogated because of low turn out
Please see board in cabin or contact
Karen ‭07985 911421‬
Or Jude 07792813045

Results update 4 June 2018 – Masters 10k, Top of the Wolds 10k and parkruns

We need volunteers for race marshals at the Sandall Beat 10k on Wednesday 13th of June. This is your chance to put something back into your club. If you’re not running, could you please spare a couple of hours to help man the route and help make it another successful event for the club. We will be meeting outside the main building at Castle Park Rugby Club at 6:00 for instructions, your Marshal’s vest and marshaling point. Anyone can help out including all the new Pacers – you don’t have to be a member of the club – just message me if you are free – the more marshals the better as we can then cover and even double up at stations. Please let me know if you can help out as soon as possible.  Cheers Eddie Fletcher.

British Masters 10000m Championships – 4 June 2018

Well done to Kevin Newman who won Gold in the British Masters 10,000m in Oxford today.  He said the temp topped 32° at one stage.  Outstanding running.  Kev finished with a time of 35:50.87.

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5th place finish for Aiden on the comeback trail at the National Champs

At the England Athletics Senior and U20 Combined Events Championships held in Bedford last weekend, Aiden Davies finished in fifth place in a large and high quality field. In the first Decathlon that he has completed for two years due to injury, Aiden had a mixed weekend with some lifetime personal best but also some below par performances hampered by a persistent knee problem. The competition was won by Welsh Commonwealth Games decathlete Ben Gregory who scored 7,517 points. Aiden’s finished the weekend’s competition with a new PB score of 6,940 points.

100m – time 11.23 secs
The weekend started with a bit of bad luck for Aiden as his blocks slipped at the start of the 100m.
This totally messed up the drive phase of the sprint and stopped Aiden achieving the sub 11 secs time that he was aiming for.

Long Jump – 6.72m
Having changed take off legs only a few weeks ago Aiden wasn’t going to jump close to his PB of 7.24m. He did however have a solid 3 jumps whilst still trying to get to grips with this new jumping technique.

Shot Putt – 13.43m (PB)
After two 12m putts, his third was a new personal best.

High Jump – 1.83m
This was always going to be the problem event for Aiden with a fragile patella tendon.
Having been unable to clear any height in warm-up things weren’t looking good.
He managed an opening height jump of 1.74m and progressed up to 1.83m when the pain got too much to allow him to push any further.

400m – 49.15 (Outdoor PB)
Aiden went out hard from the start and lead the field home in the 400m with the fastest time that he has run for 4 years and an outdoor personal best of 49.15 seconds.

110m Hurdles – 16.68 secs
A disappointing time again with his knee hampering Aiden’s performance. He got out of the blocks well for once and was hurdling well up to the 6th hurdle where his knee went again, stopping him from driving over the remaining hurdles

Discus – 39.70 m
A strong event for Aiden with a good final throw close to 40m

Pole Vault – 4.22m
Another event where Aiden’s knee prevented him achieving full potential.
After a series of vaults, starting at 3.72m, he finally  had to pull out of the competition after his first attempt at 4.32m as the pain from his knee was just too much to continue

Javelin – 37.42m
Never a good event for Aiden and after fouling the third throw in excess of 40m, he had to settle for mediocre 37m

1500m – 04:24.32 (PB)
Aiden went into the last event of the weekend in 7th place overall but knowing with the strength of his middle distance running that he could make up a couple of places. It was a determined effort on a hot, humid late afternoon that saw Aiden break the PB that he set three years ago.

P.S. Who can spot Daley Thompsons’s son in the above photo?

Nathan Langley – Under 20 Men’s Decathlon

Fellow Doncaster AC athlete Nathan competed in the U20 decathlon and finished in 9th place with a score of 5,684 points. He achieved a PB in the 400m with a time of 50.90 secs.

Lucy Chappell – Senior Women’s Heptathlon

Unfortunately Lucy hit the penultimate hurdle in her fist event, the 100m Hurdles, and had to push the final hurdle over to avoid a nasty fall, which disqualified her from the competition.

Edinburgh Marathon / half / 10k / 5k and parkruns

Edinburgh Marathon – 27 May 2018

We had a great weekend with 13 Doncaster AC athletes (supported by our family and friends who also travelled up).  Huge well done to our marathon and half marathon first timers* who have all trained very hard over the last few months for the big day.

Chilling out on Arthur’s Seat

Pos Name Time Cat
1643 John Sheerin* 3:42:22 M45
2851 Darren Lambert* 3:59:34 M50
3079 Allan Carson* 4:03:27 M50
3218 Sharon Maughan 4:05:54 F45
3219 Marie Louise Taylor (Guide) 4:05:54 F40
3881 Sharon Carson* 4:16:07 F50
6233 Joanne Breeze 4:59:28 F45
6737 Kevin Waugh* 5:17:36 M50

Edinburgh Half Marathon – 27 May 2018

Pos Name Time Cat
6088 Anthony O’Connor 2:06:32 M70
8963 Andrew Breeze* 2:27:30 M45

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