Results update 25 June 2018 – Doncaster 5k, Laxton 10k, Scunthorpe 10k, Castle Howard Half, parkruns

Club Championships – The next event is the Newark Half Marathon on 12th August.

Rother Valley parkrun – 25 August 2018.  The Trunce – 3 September 2018.   Doncaster 10K – 25 Nov 2018.  Bawtry forest – 9 September 2018.  Ward Green 6 – TBC.

More details and the spreadsheet here.  Thanks to Chris Lawson for his work on this.

Please send any race reports to Martin James, bit short on time at the moment so just listing results for recent events, well done all.

Laxton 10k – 18 July 2018

Well done to Caroline Wheelhouse, finishing in 42.31 – 2nd Female and 1st F60.

Scunthorpe 10k – 18 July 2018 Continue reading

Track and Field officials – Training


Doncaster AC is desperately short of track and field graded officials, who are vital if we intend to remain contenders at the YDL, Northern and South Yorkshire Leagues. Points are accrued at these events for the number of officials provided by each competing club and deducted where there is a shortfall (This is the principle reason why we were demoted at the lower YDL yesterday).

To become an official, you have to attend a 2 day course and choose between a track official and field official. On completion of the course you become a level 1 official. After completing 6 matches you can apply to be assessed to become and a level 2 official. There are higher levels of officials based upon experience.

Parent helpers, whilst invaluable, do give us our full points allocation because we have to have a minimum number of level 2 officials. I would urge parents who currently help out and those that do not to apply to attend an officials course.

the fee for the course is £30 (paid by the club). If we get a minimum of 12 volunteers we can apply to England Athletics to hold a course in Doncaster, probably in the autumn.

Please give this serious consideration to help your youngsters to develop and support your club in moving forward. Anyone interested should see me so that I can agree a date for the course as soon as possible, once we have the requisite numbers.



Club Chairman

Doncaster Town Centre Road Races Results – 2018


Doncaster Town Centre Road Races Results – 2018

Race Free Race Photos
Open Race Results Open Race
Vet Race Results Vet Race
Fun Run Results Fun Run

Any fun run errors in the results please let Martin James know.

Any errors in the results (missing runners or other problems) can be sorted out but filling in the following online form.

Please enter our last race of the year, the Cusworth 10k on 30 September 2018.  This sold out in 2017.

We have a Sprint and Endurance evening on 19 September for you to enter.

Many thanks to all who took part and to all the volunteers who helped out.


Results update 16 July 2018 – York 5k, Life’s a beach, Dalby Forrest Half Marathon and parkruns

Club Championships update – “Well done to everyone who entered the Round Donny Run in the searing heat last weekend. I’ve updated the club champs with the results. Please note, I’ve included solo and pair runners in the results, so your position is based on where you finished among people from both categories, so the positions are slightly different to those published in each individual category. I hope that makes sense.

We have a new overall male leader in George Laing, and Rose James Was Thompson still leads the ladies. We also have some new age category leaders in Mark Webster (MV40), Marie-Louise Taylor (WV40) and Jimmy Osborne (MV30).

The full results are below. Let me know if there are any mistakes. The next event is the Newark Half Marathon on 12th August.”

Rother Valley parkrun – 25 August 2018.  The Trunce – 3 September 2018.   Doncaster 10K – 25 Nov 2018.  Bawtry forest – 9 September 2018.  Ward Green 6 – TBC.

More details and the spreadsheet here.  Thanks to Chris Lawson for his work on this.

York 5k Series – 12 July 2018

Caroline Wheelhouse ran this certified 5k race finishing with a time of 20:21.  This ranks Caroline as 2nd fastest V60 lady in the UK for 2018.  Well done Caroline, another brilliant performance and sets the clubs V60 record.  The next race is on 9 August if you want a go. Continue reading

Steel City Cup Challenge

We have been asked to circulate the following event:

Mount St. Mary’s, Spinkhill

Sunday 9th September 2018

Entry form here.

Online entry here.

Following last year’s successful event where the competition was extended to all the clubs in the area this year’s event will once again take place at Mount St Marys College in Spinkhill

Being an “end of season” event, the atmosphere has been both enjoyable and fought keenly.

The following local clubs are invited, so that it can be contested between: –

City of Sheffield & Dearne AC, Hallamshire Harriers, Doncaster AC, Rotherham Harriers & AC, 2 Dash, Chesterfield & DAC, Barnsley AC/Wombwell Sporting AC (joint).

To that end, we would like to invite each club to encourage their athletes to join us on the day. Continue reading

The Great Barrow Challenge 10 in 10 – Becky HB

Well, I’d trained hard and out plenty of time in on the legs. I’d studied the course maps and got myself a fantastic set up and support crew on board, so the adventure began.

Now the clue was in the name,

The Great Barrow Challenge, as these races were far from the ordinary road marathon most people partake in. Seven different courses in all, each course marked out with colour coded round stickers at junctions and significant point. There were no marshals’, other than on a couple of strategic busy junctions and the onus is on the runner to navigate round with the help of a map and markers and gpx downloads. Yes some did get a bit of track, the course director and Event medic drove around the course and Checkpoints to see all was well. Each Checkpoint took the runners numbers and had radio contact so they had an idea roughly where people where on the day. Continue reading

Helpers needed for the Doncaster Town Centre 5k on Wednesday the 18th of July

We need volunteers for race marshals at the Doncaster town centre 5k on Wednesday the 18th of July. This is your chance to put something back into your club and help make this another successful event for DAC. If you’re not running, could you please spare a couple of hours to help marshal the route. We will be meeting outside the Mansion House at 6:00.

Anyone can help out, not just DAC/Pacer members but family and friends are all welcome to come along and marshal – just message me by commenting under this post 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 so I can get things organised. Cheers Eddie Fletcher.