Doncaster 5k rearranged for 18 July – Click here for details
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. Please let Eddie Fletcher know if you can help out.
Round Donny Run – 8 July 2018
What better way to spend the hottest day of the year so far than running around our home town? Brilliant support on route from the marshals / feed stations. We also had loads of support from Doncaster AC members and other local friends who were marshaling or supporting, many thanks to you all.
Prizes for 1st male team (Stuart Lindsay / John Sheerin) and 1st female team (Rose James / Janet Hampson). We also had 2nd solo male (Jimmy) overall and 2nd solo female (Mazza) overall to finish. Almost 30 of the runners were from Doncaster AC making up nearly a third of the field. Continue reading
Mike Cooke a UK level 4 sprints and hurdles performance coach is now looking to recruit athletes to train to the next level of athletics and still has some spaces for u13s,u15s,u17s and above with immediate starts to develop and improve competitive performances, mainly in sprints and hurdles also covering multi events.
Training until October will be about improving technical event development.
Typical winter senior programme with amendments for the younger athletes.
Building the Athlete starts in October up to March 2019 with general strength development building up to technical event strength development with planned training.
Monday gym at Elizabethan academy circuits, strength endurance building up to technical and elastic strength development using Plyometrics medball work.
Tuesday track speed endurance, building up to technical strength endurance development.
Wednesday downhill runs building up to max speed development
Thursday gym at Elizabeth academy Pilates and medball Plyometric and free weights work, elastic strength, building up to max strength and injury prevention.
Friday stretching injury prevention.
Saturday/ Sunday hill training strength endurance building up to max speed strength and technical event endurance development.
Interested then call or leave a text with Mike the mobile number 07890452790 for further details and your event.
We can now confirm that the Town Centre Races have been re-scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18th July 2018. We understand that you may have other arrangements for the revised date or have entered another race, preventing you from taking part on the 18th July. The following process has been put in place to cater for these changes with the following options.
- ENTERING THE RACES ON 18TH JULY:
Your entry to the race on the 11th July is still valid and will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you entered prior to the 30th June your race number and chip has been posted to you, after that date you must collect your number and chip from race HQ, open from 5.30pm at The Danum Mercur Hotel, Doncaster Town Centre.
The race entry date has now been extended to midnight Monday 16th July 2018.
2. RACE FEE REFUND:
If you are seeking to have your race fee re-funded you must send your name, date of birth and race number to Bookitzone if you paid on-line (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send email to Kev.email@example.com if you paid by any other means.
If you paid on line your race fee will be electronically transferred onto your payment card, any other method you will be sent a cheque, once your claim has been validated. NO REFUND APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY 11TH JULY.
Please note once payment has been authorised your name and race number will be removed from the race entry list.
- RACE ENTRY TRANSFER TO 2019:
If you would like your entry to be transferred to next years race, which will be taking place on Wednesday 10th July 2019, send your name, date of birth and race number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be sent a new number and chip for the 2019 race and your 2018 number will be void.
Please be patient as our team are working hard behind the scenes to put in place these new arrangements. Whatever you decide to do thank you for supporting Doncaster AC.
It is with regret that our town centre races on the 11th July have had to be cancelled due to a clash with the World Cup Semi final football match.
There has been serious disorder in the town centre following recent world cup matches and we cannot guarantee safety.
We are in discussions with DMBC to move the race to the following week, the 18th July, but that will be confirmed soon.
Anyone who has entered can have a refund, transfer to new date or transfer entry to next year. More details to follow.
Date for your diary – please keep the 11 July free and come and help us deliver a successful Doncaster 5k. More details to follow.
Normanby Hall 10k – 24 June 2018
Well done all, another fantastic set of results.
Withernsea 5 mile – 1 July 2018
Well done to Caroline Wheelhouse who won her age group at this race, finishing with a time of 34:42. This looks like the fastest V60 lady time in the UK so far this year, well done Caroline!
Lincoln 10k – 1 July 2018
Well done to all our runners. Kevin Newman won his Age Group on this tough course. Mick Page was 4th V60. Kev Newman is currently ranked 5th in the UK V60 man for 2018.
As always super proud of all our runners.
If any other Doncaster AC runners ran please let me know, i have listed all the runners who entered as Doncaster AC runners. Continue reading
Junior Saturday Club, children from 5 years to 10 years welcome, at Doncaster Athletics Club Track next to the Keepmoat Stadium every Saturday morning from 08.30 and 09.30. Any queries please contact Pam 07801969895
7th – Open
14th – Open
21st – Closed due to event.
28th – Open
4th – Open
11th – Open
18th – Closed due to an event
25th – Open
1ST – Closed due to an event.
8th – Open
15th – Open
22nd – Open
29th – Open
6TH – FIRST INDOOR SESSION AT HALLCROSS LOWER SCHOOL GYM UNTIL LAST SESSION BEFORE CHRISTMAS ON 15TH DECEMBER.
RE-OPEN FOR INDOOR SESSION SATURDAY JANURAY 5TH 2019.
*DONCASTER 5K AND FUN RUN – WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY
THERE WILL BE NO TRAINING WITH ERIC AND BILL ON THE ABOVE EVENING.
Results out of 198 finishers. An incredible achievement for 9 Doncaster runners to complete the course!
||Marie Louise Taylor
Martin Hookways Report:
This was to be only my 2nd race of the year, I was not at the level of ﬁtness I wanted to be at, and this was to be the toughest 50 I’d ever done. With this in mind I told myself I wasn’t going to “race” hard like had initially planned. It was great to see friends on the start line, but to line up with DAC team mates left me beeming with pride. I chose to run with my sticks from the start to get some good training with them ahead of UGB200. The race started and we set off, I had the biggest smile on my face as we heading into Malham Cove. It wasn’t long before the group I was in overshot the ﬁrst turn, resulting in us having to jump a wall and a big patch of nettles. Not my fault, honest.
Que dramatic jump. I settled into a steady pace, I walked the climbs, ran the ﬂats, had Continue reading