Results Update 23 March 2014 – Gateshead Pentathlon, Snake Lane 10, Thirsk 10, Parkrun, 2 half marathons + More

Gateshead Pentathlon

Two junior Doncaster AC members traveled to Gateshead to compete in their first pentathlon event, in the North East Counties AA open pentathlon meeting last Sunday.

Nicole Lannie has been training hard over the winter and was in fantastic form in the U13 Capturegirls age group, winning the pentathlon event outright and the open title.  Nicole recorded an impressive new personal best time of 10.35s in the 60m hurdles, sets new best for high jump and shot with 1.36m and 6.19m respectively, jumped 4.27m in the long jump, just outside her best for the event and was just a few hundredths off her best 60m time.  Nicole’s total score was an excellent 2367 points, setting a new u13g club record for the event.

Sister Isabella Lannie also set new pbs in the high jump,1.33m, long jump 4.17m and the Shot, her 60m time was somewhere near her best,  finishing with a creditable score of 1708 points.

Mike Cook.

English Schools Cross Country Championships – 15 March 2014

I missed Jessica Royal off the results last week, Jessica finished in 289th place with a time of 20:04 in the Senior Girls race.  Well done Jessica.

Gainsborough 10k Update – Lee Watkinson

One of our most improved road runner athletes, Lee Watkinson was on for a massive 4 minute PB but with only about 400m to go he became unwell and was unable to finish.  Lee has made a quick recovery and was back training last week.

Snake Lane 10 – 23 February 2014

Bit late this one.  Carl Ryde won the race with a time of 54:45.  As Carl has recently changed age groups he is setting lots of club records which he did at this race.

Peter Wade finished in 260th place with a time of 1:13:45, his seasons best time.  Full results here.

Doncaster Parkrun – 22 March 2014

Saturday marked 6 months since the first Doncaster Parkrun and several Pacers were running to help people get PB’s.

18 Doncaster AC Athletes and 2 Doncaster Pacers ran, I think the below results show that Doncaster AC is a club for runners and athletes of all abilities and ages from 8 to 80.  If you want to improve your running come and join us, we have a group for you from low 30 minute 10k runners to 70 minute 10k runners!  All are welcome.

CaptureCongratulations to George who smashed his PB by 30 seconds and won the race.  Dave also smashed his PB by 30 seconds going under 20 minutes for the first time.  Richard Randle had a great run and he took an amazing 70 seconds off his PB keeping up and beating the 22 minute pacer.  Michael Forrester ran a great PB by 15 seconds.

We had 3 first timers from DAC today, Michelle Fahy who is one of the Doncaster Pacers group and we thought we would introduce the parkrun to some younger members James and Sophie.Capture

Ken and Sue Greaves of the Doncaster Pacers ran the full course but decided not to get a time today, they want their first recorded time to be quicker!

DAC athletes George, Rosemary and Dave were the 3 highest age graded runners.

1 George PHILLIPS 18:12 JM11-14 77.93 % M New PB! 23
4 Dave BIRKETT 19:44 VM50-54 76.60 % M New PB! 3
11 Richard RANDLE 21:48 VM50-54 69.88 % M New PB! 5
15 Martin JAMES 22:06 SM35-39 60.86 % M PB stays at 00:19:36 4
23 Michael FORRESTER 23:54 JM11-14 59.34 % M New PB! 10
25 Paul BROWN 24:05 VM60-64 67.75 % M PB stays at 00:24:03 7
40 Bill TOPPING 25:23 VM65-69 66.71 % M PB stays at 00:25:20 6
58 Fred DUNN 27:48 VM70-74 64.21 % M PB stays at 00:27:42 20
62 Daniel BOYD 28:03 JM11-14 54.55 % M PB stays at 00:24:34 8
65 Martin BOYD 28:23 VM50-54 52.79 % M PB stays at 00:23:26 13
70 Rosemary ARMSTRONG 29:03 VW70-74 77.91 % F PB stays at 00:28:03 9
79 Sharon FIELDHOUSE 30:31 VW55-59 60.13 % F PB stays at 00:29:02 12
84 Michelle FAHY 31:39 SW30-34 46.97 % F First Timer!
85 Janet HAMPSON 31:40 VW35-39 48.00 % F PB stays at 00:22:59 3
94 James FLANAGAN 34:15 JM10 49.68 % M First Timer! 1
98 Sophie JAMES 35:01 JW10 50.12 % F First Timer! 1
99 Rose JAMES 35:01 VW35-39 42.69 % F PB stays at 00:24:17 5
105 Harry BOYD 38:39 JM11-14 37.52 % M PB stays at 00:30:26 3

Thirsk 10 Mile – 23 March 2014

Caroline Wheelhouse set the club record for 10 miles (and ran a PB) – I believe this ranks Caroline 2nd in UK but power of 10 not updated yet.  She finished in 1:06:16!  Things are looking very good for London!

Rother Valley Country Park Half Marathon – 23 March 2014

Results not available at time of writing but well done to Rose James who finished with a time of about 1:55:57.

Loughborough Half Marathon – 23 March 2014

Results not available at time of writing but well Capturedone to Karen Richards 1:54:56 and Sharon Hathaway 1:58:50.  Photo by Kay.

5 Mile Road League 2014

You can purchase them for £5 – That’s £1.25 for each race!  The normal cost is £7 but DAC will pay the £2.  We need to get some strong teams out this year but more important is that we get lots of runners out!  The first race is on 9 April, check this link for all the information you need.  See Janet, Rose and Martin so sign up.

Some Races to enter

Sheffield Half Marathon – 6 April 2014

Rossington Gallop – 27 April 2014

Askern 10k – 21 May 2014

Sandall Beat 10k – 11 June 2014

Fell Racing!

Fancy something different this year? The Accelerate Gritstone Series of Fell Races looks great –

17th March, Wolf’s Pit (plus Gritty Series)

7th May, Burbage Skyline

7th June, Castleton (plus Gritty Series)

9th June, Accelerate Edale (plus Gritty Series)

21st July, Great Hucklow (plus Gritty Series)

2nd August, Salt Cellar Fell Race

7th September, Longshaw

13th October, Windgather


If you want to send a contribution to include on this results update please email them to Martin James.