The club championships are well underway, click here for more information and the current standings. Many thanks to Chris Lawson for his work in this.T
Well done to Nathan Robinson completed this marathon in 4:14:28 off limited training.
Longhorn Half Marathon
Sharon Waters and Christopher Waters completed this off road Half Marathon in 2:32:11 and 2:32:18 respectively. Kate Willett completed the Canicross Half Marathon with a time of 2:17:20.
We had the most awesome support on the course from our members and friends from other clubs, we thank you all. Martyn Walter organised transport for loads of our members on the day and you were all brilliant!
The day was officially the hottest London Marathon on record and this made the race very challenging, all our athletes gave 101% and had an amazing day. Everyone trained so hard for this race.
Caroline Wheelhouse, who was on the championship start had a very good chance of winning her age group, this is Caroline’s report and we respect your positive attitude.
After a perfect build-up of big miles and smart training I went into the VLM in great shape; happy to have made the championship start line at V60 I’d achieved one of my aims, so now it was just the race…..
Couldn’t do anything about the predicted hot weather so I decided to stick to my plan and prepare to slow down as things warmed up. First two 5k splits went well, then at around 7/8 miles some – shall I say individual – clipped me and sent me flying onto the pavement! Picked myself up (a bit shaky!) and set off again, but the damage was done; hip pain and very sore ribs found me running pretty badly and by mile 9 I was considering pulling out. I walked for a while with a poor (normally 3hr) Scots lad who’d only 2 weeks previously been training in -2C and had decided to run/walk. He got me to about 10 miles then I struggled through a bit more, all the time weighing up my options – pull out to minimise the damage? Tough it out, you’ve gone to a lot of effort for this? Oh dear it’s going to be a death march, you’re not even half way (and it’s getting really hot now as well)………..
So I pushed on a bit more, then came across a another runner who was in a much more miserable state than I was, and I helped to get her going as we ran slowly together chatting about nothing in particular; after that, it was me against my overwhelming desire to stop. But of course I couldn’t do that with such an amazing crowd all around, and so many other runners taking the time to ask if I was okay – my painful lop-sided gait making it pretty obvious that I was not!
So for the first time in the London Marathon I saw all the sights and the distance markers just became my get out of jail cards. The crowds wouldn’t let me stop – they were there for me. Fellow runners wouldn’t let me stop. I limped up the Mall in a daze of humanity, so happy to finish but more happy to have met so many wonderful people, if only for a moment.
Thousands will have shared my experience on Sunday, but for me this one was so special; ordinary people pulling together through the spirit of running. I let my time go out of the window, but I gained so much more.
And the side of my body is all the colours of the rainbow today – but perhaps an autumn marathon might be nice……
|Place overall||Place gender||Place cat.||Name||Category||Half||Finish|
|1957||1849||1097||» Osborne, James murray (GBR)||18-39||01:29:44||03:10:33|
|2528||2366||515||» James, Martin (GBR)||40-44||01:25:46||03:16:00|
|4585||4033||1977||» Watts, David (GBR)||18-39||01:38:28||03:31:43|
|9267||2076||429||» Taylor, Marie-Louise (GBR)||40-44||01:56:52||03:58:08|
|10109||2360||493||» Hampson, Janet (GBR)||40-44||01:52:54||04:02:26|
|11117||8398||3911||» Chisholm, Thomas (GBR)||18-39||01:50:19||04:07:51|
|11205||2758||14||» Wheelhouse, Caroline (GBR)||60-64||01:45:53||04:08:18|
|13837||3690||768||» Ward, Michelle (GBR)||40-44||02:04:31||04:20:50|
|29424||10195||1882||» Gabbitus, Fiona (GBR)||40-44||02:34:02||05:30:14|
|29541||10263||1374||» Thompson, Deborah (GBR)||45-49||02:34:02||05:30:51|
|31252||11150||22||» Armstrong, Rosemary (GBR)||70+||02:34:24||05:40:33|
|35961||13762||1157||» Temperton-Ball, Lynette (GBR)||50-54||02:52:13||06:13:57|
|37295||22731||10861||» Atkins, John (GBR)||18-39||02:49:35||06:28:56|
Parkruns – 21 April 2018
|71||Rose JAMES||24:29||VW35-39||62.08 %||F||16||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||99|
|11||Nick NEWMAN||24:29||VM55-59||64.40 %||M||10||Doncaster AC||New PB!||91|
|116||Bill TOPPING||27:52||VM70-74||63.28 %||M||96||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||168|
|2||Jonathan FRARY||18:09||VM35-39||73.55 %||M||2||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:39||64|
|53||Sophie ROYLE||25:43||JW15-17||58.78 %||F||9||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:52||41|
|97||Vicky ROYLE||28:26||VW45-49||56.98 %||F||26||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:02||57|
|101||Margaret BUTLER||28:26||VW55-59||66.35 %||F||24||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||36|
|128||Peter BUTLER||30:21||VM60-64||53.76 %||M||90||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||36|
|14||Mike CLEASBY||26:02||VM40-44||54.03 %||M||13||Doncaster AC||New PB!||119|
|23||Mark WEBSTER||24:32||VM45-49||58.70 %||M||23||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:06||53|
|76||Rob PEACH||24:03||VM45-49||58.97 %||M||68||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:22:35||104|
|159||David MOORES||28:46||VM50-54||51.68 %||M||118||Doncaster AC||New PB!||8|
|202||Richard MACLEOD||30:54||VM45-49||47.36 %||M||136||Doncaster AC||New PB!||32|
|21||George LAING||21:24||VM55-59||73.05 %||M||20||Doncaster AC||New PB!||68|
|3||Joe PHILLIPS||17:49||JM15-17||76.89 %||M||3||Doncaster AC||New PB!||71|
|10||Jack PELL||20:14||JM11-14||70.10 %||M||10||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:38||18|
|14||Phil BUSSEY||20:46||VM65-69||83.95 %||M||14||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:21||64|
|20||Stuart BARTLEY||21:15||VM50-54||71.69 %||M||20||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:02||71|
|25||Peter OLIVER||22:14||VM55-59||71.51 %||M||25||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:42||33|
|34||Simon PARKIN||23:13||VM45-49||62.53 %||M||33||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:47||74|
|46||Gary BROWN||24:45||VM40-44||55.15 %||M||45||Doncaster AC||New PB!||3|
|51||Sharon MAUGHAN||25:32||VW45-49||63.45 %||F||3||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:31||60|
|59||Martin BOYD||25:50||VM55-59||60.00 %||M||55||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:55||119|
|72||Marc PELL||27:30||VM40-44||50.79 %||M||67||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:26:44||27|
|114||Julie GUEST||30:12||VW55-59||59.16 %||F||22||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:39||96|
|126||Angela CLARKE||30:46||VW40-44||50.38 %||F||27||Doncaster AC||New PB!||24|
|129||Julie CULL||30:59||VW60-64||61.75 %||F||28||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:41||29|
|130||Hazel WALLER||30:59||VW40-44||50.40 %||F||29||Doncaster AC||New PB!||7|
|141||Isobel BOWER||32:17||JW10||58.13 %||F||36||Doncaster AC||New PB!||4|
|153||Sue MAY||33:04||VW55-59||56.25 %||F||41||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:59||9|
|172||Lynette JENKINS||36:34||VW50-54||48.22 %||F||55||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:35:15||38|
|206||Jodi SAVAGE||1:01:03||VW35-39||24.57 %||F||80||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:06||22|
|91||James OSBORNE||23:40||SM30-34||54.93 %||M||80||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:31||85|
|3||Michael RICHARDSON||19:38||VM35-39||67.15 %||M||3||Doncaster AC||New PB!||6|
|84||Trevor BLAKE||27:58||VM40-44||48.81 %||M||65||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||23|
|214||Dee SCHADE||38:34||VW60-64||49.61 %||F||99||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||4|
|236||Lynn GRIFFITHS||46:19||VW55-59||39.08 %||F||113||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||4|
|114||Paul BROWN||26:06||VM65-69||64.88 %||M||96||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||173|
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 – 1st July 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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