Results update 12 March 2018 – Cross Country, Retford Half, Haworth Hobble, Chester Ultra, parkruns

Club Championships – The Norton 9 was off due to the snow, this is to be rescheduled.  On 30 March 2018 we have the Epworth Easter Egg 10k which is on the club championships, click here to enter.

Inter Country Cross Country Championships – 10 March 2018

 It takes a lot of hard work to qualify to represent your county, well done to the athletes, coaches, parents and supporters for getting to such a high level.  The course was very tough and covered in mud.

U13 Boy – Edward Phillips finished in 121st place with a time of 14:14.  309 finished.

U13 Girl – Jessica Rowland finished in 189th place with a time of 17:03.  302 finished.

U20 Woman – Molly Butterworth finished in 51st place with a time of 29:44.  170 finished.

Jessica ran most of the course with a missing shoe!

Retford Half – 11 March 2018

Brilliant running by our members in good conditions.  This was a great debut half marathon for Peter Badger who hit his target time.  James ran a PB and things are looking good for his marathon in a few weeks.  It was Michael Richardson’s first sub 90 for a few years.  Well done all of you!

Pos Cat Chip Gun
28 Peter Badger M40 (008/224) 01:20:00 01:20:05
32 James Osborne M S (022/227) 01:21:06 01:21:10
65 Peter Tallents M40 (024/224) 01:24:16 01:24:20
128 Michael Richardson M S (060/227) 01:29:36 01:29:48
246 Thomas Chisholm M S (092/227) 01:38:43 01:39:17
281 Scott Lindley M S (105/227) 01:41:30 01:41:44
505 Nicholas Newman M50 (073/105) 01:54:32 01:54:56
797 Joanne Breeze F45 (074/106) 02:14:41 02:16:22

Haworth Hobble – 10 March 2018

Congratulations Jodi Savage who has sent in the following report:

I was on a bit of a high after my first ultra run in January when a work friend suggested I enter the Haworth Hobble so I signed up straightaway.  Then I remembered that my friend is a really experienced fell runner who regularly runs mountain marathons with a tent on his back spending the night halfway up a mountain.  I then did a bit of research about the run and found out there was 4,600 ft of climbing over 31.7 miles.  That averages out at about 145ft per mile.  For a bit of context, the Lodge Moor road league race averages 95 ft per mile and I thought that was horrendous!  I was really worried about the hills, until I received the final instruction email from the race organisers – full kit to be carried including waterproofs, torch, map and compass.  This course is not marked!  I forgot about the hills at this point and was really worried about getting lost!

Race day meant a 5am start from home, race HQ was at the local school and everyone seemed really friendly.  For the start they make you walk down a steep hill in the middle of Haworth just to make you run back up it!  The first section was on the road but it quickly turned off road and became the fell race I was expecting.  Queues at stiles and gates in the first few miles meant some enforced stops which I was grateful for!  4 miles in and we began our first proper descent, I started slow but my confidence grew with each step and I picked up some speed.  This section was amazing and I loved flying down the hill, arms waving madly and probably with a huge grin on my face.  I took a tumble towards the bottom of the hill but the landing was soft so no harm done.  The 1st aid station was at 15 miles and I picked up a hot dog!  I was keen to keep the people in front in sight so I kept going.  The next aid station was just before the climb up Stoodley Pike and I was pursuaded to have a wee dram of whiskey, apparently it would help numb the pain of the climb. It didn’t.  We climbed about 800ft in a mile and a half.  I turned around at the top to take in the glorious views but the mist had set in and I couldn’t see a thing.  It was downhill most of the way into Hebden Bridge, a quick run through the town trying to find the stone steps and then a long, thigh burning walk up a road to Hepstonstall.  There were two more serious climbs to go, at this point I was only running flat and downhill sections.  I found my second wind at about 29 miles and ran as much as I could, there were big snow drifts and lots of mud to contend with.  The downhill sections were much slower than earlier in the race as my legs were tired and weren’t quite doing what I was telling them to!  The end was a bit of an anti climax, back to the school where we started where a man with a clipboard took my number and that was it!  I felt amazing though and just could not believe that I had finished it, and 3 minutes quicker than I set out to.  I finished the race in 8hrs 15mins and I reckon there weren’t many people behind me but for a complete fell race novice I’m absolutely over the moon that I completed it.  My friend text me that evening to say that he’d done it in 6hrs 46 mins and that he found it really hard so that was reassuring! This is an amazing race, all in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside and I would definitely recommend it.  It’s not for the faint hearted and I would recommend some hill training over similar terrain beforehand.  I’m going to do it again next year and I’m hoping I can convince Kate to come with me 🙂

Chester Ultra – 10 March 2018

Well done to Martin Hookway who sent the following report (after the race he made it back for our presentation evening!).

We’d been forecast rain most of the day, and with the previous snow & rain I expected a wet course. This was my 2nd time at Chester Ultra, I knew I was not as fit as I was last year, along with the weather & predicted course conditions I chose not to race. Instead I would use the event as a training run for this years UGB200 and aimed for 10 hours. I chose Hoka Challengers again as my race shoe as they are perfect for distance and a mixed course. Not so good in heavy mud, but I took the chance, and Tailwind as fuel with 2 packs of Shotbloks.

We set off at 6am and I tucked into the 2nd pack, chatting with friends. I wanted a quick start to miss any chance off bottlenecks and once out in the open I dropped my pace. I stopped to help a lad who’d fallen heavily on the canal path at around mile 16, dodged an over excited dog that jumped at me as I passed, teeth glistening in the spring sunshine, had to cut my pack open with penknife as my zip had broke & I couldn’t get my gear out, then got lost once, but other than that there were no issues. The mud was sapping energy quickly, I was tired, I can make all of the excuses I want, but yes I got lost again. The 2nd year and I got lost in the same place again. Turning off trail too early & adding a loop loosing five places. The course is a great layout, flatt’ish’ with a lump in the middle. Hard standing & grassed canal paths at the start & finish with a few fields and lanes thrown in for good measure. This year the conditions under foot were mainly muddy, to the point of me saying that I never wanted to see any more mud again, I had wet feet from mile 6, my brand spanking Hokas were unrecognisable buy the end. But the weather was kind to us all day, we had a couple of light showers and it warned up, totally different to what we were expecting.
All in all a cracking day out. 52 miles and I hit the 10 hours training time I wanted, finishing in 34th for a gold trophy. Again, even with the not so enjoyable ground conditions this year, I can’t recommend the race enough. Wayne & the GBUltra team put on a brilliant event, fantastic checkpoints, well stocked and very friendly. A well marked course, with free hot drinks and free burger van at the end, it just adds to a brilliant day. Bolt on free race photographers after the race and you’re onto a winner. A great start to the season.


Paul Brown completed his round of all the parkruns in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

At Doncaster we had 7 first timers, some of our beginner runners having a go.



At Doncaster Matthew HARVEY was first DAC athlete to finish and Jeannette WALTERS was first DAC lady to finish.  The course was very muddy.

Sheffield Hallam

37 Samuel LAWSON 19:48 JM15-17 70.29 % M 37 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:19:32 31 Member of the parkrun 10 Club


31 Nicole NORTON 24:06 SW20-24 61.41 % F 3 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:23:48 5
49 Nick NEWMAN 26:31 VM55-59 59.46 % M 44 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:25:09 85 Member of the parkrun 50 Club


39 Sophie ROYLE 26:15 JW15-17 57.59 % F 7 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:24:52 39 Member of the parkrun 10 Club
67 Vicky ROYLE 29:59 VW45-49 54.03 % F 22 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:28:02 56 Member of the parkrun 50 Club


95 Mike CLEASBY 24:16 VM40-44 57.97 % M 78 Doncaster AC New PB! 113 Member of the parkrun 100 ClubStrava logo


240 Susan HOOKWAY 35:49 VW40-44 42.95 % F 74 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:27:29 64 Member of the parkrun 50 ClubStrava logo


90 Rose JAMES 24:01 VW35-39 63.29 % F 13 Doncaster AC First Timer! 96 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
127 Bill TOPPING 25:27 VM70-74 69.29 % M 96 Doncaster AC First Timer! 164 Member of the parkrun 100 Club
199 Paul BROWN 29:47 VM65-69 56.86 % M 132 Doncaster AC First Timer! 167 Member of the parkrun 100 Club


4 Matthew HARVEY 20:23 SM25-29 63.29 % M 4 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:20:13 2
6 Andrew TEASDALE 21:17 SM20-24 60.61 % M 6 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:18:48 25 Strava logo
9 Stuart BARTLEY 21:44 VM50-54 70.09 % M 9 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:19:02 69 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
18 George LAING 23:40 VM55-59 66.06 % M 18 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:19:45 65 Member of the parkrun 50 ClubStrava logo
37 Ian FLEETON 27:16 VM35-39 48.35 % M 37 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:24:18 30 Strava logo
51 Marc PELL 28:34 VM40-44 48.89 % M 48 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:26:44 26
52 Mark KENWORTHY 28:36 VM50-54 52.86 % M 49 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:26:31 34 Strava logo
63 Kris CALVERT 29:29 VM35-39 45.28 % M 59 Doncaster AC New PB! 3 Strava logo
73 Martyn WALTER 30:01 VM55-59 52.08 % M 68 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:23:15 97 Member of the parkrun 50 ClubStrava logo
74 Alistair COLLIS 30:05 VM40-44 46.04 % M 69 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:29:57 2
82 Jeannette WALTERS 30:57 VW60-64 63.60 % F 8 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:30:05 19
87 Julie GUEST 31:35 VW55-59 56.57 % F 9 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:28:39 94 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
90 Peter BUTLER 31:54 VM60-64 51.15 % M 80 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:28:17 31
102 Darren WHYMAN 33:52 VM45-49 42.18 % M 86 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:31:56 6 Strava logo
116 Stephen DOBSON 35:40 VM50-54 42.38 % M 95 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:29:18 9
123 Hazel WALLER 36:28 VW40-44 42.82 % F 24 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:35:19 3
127 Lynette JENKINS 38:17 VW50-54 46.06 % F 27 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:35:15 36
128 Emma FERNANDEZ 38:47 VW40-44 39.66 % F 28 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:31:24 35
132 Hayley FLEETON 40:07 SW25-29 36.89 % F 31 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:35:22 13
133 Sinead HARRIS 40:24 SW25-29 36.63 % F 32 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:32:07 6
136 Jayne LAMBERT 41:13 VW45-49 39.71 % F 34 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:29:09 16
142 Bev PAGE 42:42 VW55-59 42.39 % F 39 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:39:55 5
146 Hannah WHITBY 44:37 SW30-34 33.25 % F 43 Doncaster AC First Timer! 1
147 Dee SCHADE 44:42 VW60-64 42.80 % F 44 Doncaster AC First Timer! 1
148 Dawn GOODINGS 45:26 VW45-49 36.02 % F 45 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:32:55 23
152 Vicki MORTIMER 47:07 SW25-29 31.41 % F 48 Doncaster AC First Timer! 1
154 Emma GLOVER 49:38 SW25-29 29.82 % F 49 Doncaster AC First Timer! 1
155 Matthew FLETCHER 50:06 VM40-44 27.64 % M 106 Doncaster AC First Timer! 1
156 Stuart BEEBY 50:07 VM55-59 31.19 % M 107 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:35:55 22
160 Sharon WATERS 54:56 VW55-59 33.40 % F 51 Doncaster AC First Timer! 1
161 Lynn GRIFFITHS 55:00 VW55-59 32.91 % F 52 Doncaster AC First Timer! 1
162 Julie CULL 1:01:18 VW60-64 31.21 % F 53 Doncaster AC PB stays at 00:29:41 26

The races that we will use for the 2018 championship are as follows:

Category 1: Parkrun

Doncaster Parkrun – 24 Feb 2018

Doncaster Parkrun – 16 June 2018

Scunthorpe Parkrun – 2 June 2018

Rother Valley – 25 August 2018

Category 2: 10k road race

Askern 10k  – 16 May 2018

Owston Ferry 10k – 1 July 2018

Doncaster 10K – 25 Nov 2018

Category 3: Half Marathon

Ackworth Half Marathon – 2 April 2018

North Lincolnshire Half Marathon Scunthorpe – 6 May 2018

Newark Half Marathon – 12 Aug 2018

Category 4: Trail run

Bawtry forest – TBC

Epworth Easter Egg 10k Trail race – 30 March 2018

Round Donny Run – 8 July 2018

Category 5: Other

Ward Green 6 – TBC

Norton 9 – 4th March 2018

The Trunce – 3 September 2018

Scores will be collated after each race and will be posted in the DAC Facebook groups. We hope to see a large DAC contingent at each of these races. Good luck!!

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