Some great events for you to enter:
Sandall Beat 10k Wednesday 12th June 2019
Town Centre 5k Wednesday 10th July 2019
Sprint & Endurance Evening Wednesday 18th September 2019
Cusworth 10k Sunday 29th September 2019
Edinburgh marathon festival
Irene Fazakerley (V50) who completed the marathon in 5:16:07.
George Laing (V55) who completed the half marathon in 1:48:42. George also completed the 5k race 21:07.
Kirsty Laing (SF) who completed the half marathon in 1:48:44.
Kirsty wrote “Today I completed my first half marathon in a time of 1.48.44.
In September 2017 I started running 3 x 5ks per week with an average of 28 minutes. This was the start of my running…
Then, 1 year ago, I completed my first 10k in a time of 49.49 here in the same city. This time last year I was in awe of anyone who could run 13 miles and run for any longer than 50 minutes because that was hard work for me. I loved watching the half marathoners coming in but I didn’t think it was for me.
But, since then, I’ve set myself achievable goals and I’ve managed to build myself up to completing a half marathon.
Running isn’t easy and at times you have to dig really deep to achieve what you want to achieve but it can be done with consistent training (and George Laing) as your coach.
Thanks to my Dad for the constant support with my running and for Lewis Atherton for always pushing me on too!
I just wanted to write a little post because I know that people often consider running but don’t know where to start… just start by setting achievable goals and building up slow and steady and remember to be proud of yourself for just getting out.
Loved the Edinburgh half experience! ✅❤️
Now to think about the next milestone.
Liverpool Rock N Roll weekend
Tracey fell hard at mile 21, so massive well done for finishing. She thanked “Merv and Mick for running in with us and Martin for being by my side all the way. If I ever do another Marathon I will make sure it’s a flat one. Thanks team DAC for a fab weekend. Liverpool rocks”
Laura wrote ” And that’s us out out in Liverpool after the best day running in my life! 1/2 marathon without stopping and an official 18 minutes off my PB, never felt that emotional at the end of a run. Love you Stuey thank you for being my partner in crime today 😘 @ Concert Square Liverpool “
Birmingham 10k – 26 May 2019
Well done to Kev Newman who qualified to run in his England vest, kev was 5th v60 (he thought he would be). 38.22. Really tough course, very undulating, windy and wet. Great turnout for England masters never seen so many. England beat Celtic nations so a good result. **these results are not correct, Kev may have been higher placed in the V60**
Huddersfield 10k – 26 May 2019
Well done to Simon Wright, another good time and nice to see Martin Wilkinson getting a race in.
Humber Bridge 10k – 26 May 2019
Dawn said ” Just found out my time from my Humber Bridge 10k yesterday
55:09 beating my best time of 57: 35. I am so pleased with this because it was like running in a washing machine with the sun, rain, high winds especially on the bridge.. feel on top of the world… I love running xx💖💖💖💖 “
|Dawn Goodings||Doncaster AC||V50||4/15||00:55:09||00:55:15|
|Rosemary Armstrong||Doncaster AC||V65+||4/8||01:09:18||01:09:36|
Vitality WestMinster Mile
Superb performances by our athletes who traveled to London for this amazing event.
|AG||Pos in AG||Time|
|13||Henry Cullen (GBR)||689||DAC||13||U15||13||4:48|
|72||Hugo Cullen (GBR)||223||DAC||72||U13||72||6:16|
|12||Sophie Troth (GBR)||867||DAC||12||U20||8||5:23|
Cape Wrath Challenge – Susan Forbes
A week ago I had a much needed break in Balnakeil Craft Village, Durness, the furthest Noth West mainland village in UK, for the 10th year, with my old friend Anita. She is the one that suggested when I joined Pacers in Sept ’15 “now you are a runner we have a little race up here you could do?’ I booked my train ticket for May ’16 before I looked at the weeks events!
Cape Wrath Challenge is a unique, tough, low key, week of running & social events to raise funds for the Village Hall. Race Director ex Military Police & Chair ex Marine! Runners of all ages and abilities come from all over the world, the hardest bit is finding accommodation!
I only did 2 runs last week at my 4th Cape Wrath Challenge as I’m not well but enjoyed marshalling… here’s my report.
6am train to Edinburgh, time for coffee on sunny Calton Hill, change to Inverness, pipe band & vintage car rally & tea at Girvans (hailstones & sun) then minibus to Balnakeil. Arrived 8pm!
Walked to Faraid Head MOD site before helping hand out bags & numbers at Registration & wine & nibbles at Meet & Greet in the modern Village Hall- our Race Headquarters for the week.
Loch Eribol Half or 10k road race. Timekeeping with local Lucy- organiser & ex PE teacher.
Two Lochs 5m Trail. I ran with lovely young couple Scott & Olivia (who swam the length of the second Loch as training for her Tri!)
Hot & hilly over the recently burnt heather & peat. Very rocky deep paths but stunning views.
Wednesday. Around Durness mixed terrain
10m or 6m.
Red hot! I had the 5m water station at the farmers gate after the ferry.
Beach Run 2m.
Hot fun run on both beaches this year as the tide was out. Amazing fancy dress outfits, Olivia’s birthday cake and 3 mad Paddle Boarders came round from the ferry followed by seals- great fun as I wasn’t going to run but I must make more effort next year & wear fancy dress!
Rest day but I walked lots ( I walked up & down to the Hall every day) & got a ride to Skerray.
Saturday. Marathon & 2 or 3 team Relays.
I was honoured to be asked by the Chair & Race Director to help up at the lighthouse. I know the area, the people, the unique event & tough route, having run it all!
Up at 5am with the cuckoo, lift at 5.30, ferry at 5.45 to Capeside, bus at 6 for the iconic lighthouse.
Loved marshalling at the newly painted lighthouse- foggy, damp, nippy, but a few drams & Orkney tablet helped with good friends.
Very proud to wear my DAC Pacers kit & hi viz coach vest to marshall the marathon & I ran the last mile with our final relay runner Olivia, as she struggled with a neck injury after a fall running earlier in the week. Amazing effort by all & only one DNF. I shall be back to run it again but maybe in a relay team!
PS My moment of glory- I got to run round the lighthouse with the final relay runner & got a medal!
Parkruns 25 May 2019
A set of photos can be found here https://www.flickr.com/photos/114763915@N07/albums/72157708755784343
|197||Claire SAYLES||29:44||VW35-39||50.90 %||F||58||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:43||35|
|7||James OSBORNE||17:46||SM30-34||73.45 %||M||7||Doncaster AC||New PB!||102|
|17||Phil WHITEHEAD||18:36||SM25-29||69.44 %||M||16||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:18:10||130|
|85||Wayne BRETT||24:16||VM40-44||56.25 %||M||80||Doncaster AC||New PB!||11|
|164||Paul JOHNSTON||27:10||VM50-54||56.07 %||M||137||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||43|
|195||Dawn GOODINGS||28:37||VW50-54||58.59 %||F||40||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:33||66|
|207||Kevin BRENNAN||29:09||VM60-64||55.97 %||M||162||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:22||22|
|281||Lynette JENKINS||33:03||VW55-59||54.06 %||F||89||Doncaster AC||New PB!||70|
|282||Julie CULL||33:03||VW60-64||58.70 %||F||90||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:26:50||73|
|283||Mark KENWORTHY||33:04||VM50-54||46.07 %||M||193||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:26:07||68|
|289||Amie-Louise KNOTT||33:27||VW35-39||44.69 %||F||96||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:06||5|
|294||Michelle GUEST||33:48||VW55-59||53.55 %||F||99||Doncaster AC||New PB!||62|
|325||Lynnette-Jane TEMPERTON-BALL||36:29||VW55-59||48.97 %||F||125||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:03||54|
|109||Nick NEWMAN||24:26||VM55-59||65.08 %||M||92||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:22:39||139|
|1||Peter BADGER||17:43||VM40-44||79.40 %||M||1||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:21||133|
|3||Christopher MORAN||17:48||VM40-44||77.25 %||M||3||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:17:33||86|
|4||Andrew TEASDALE||18:27||SM25-29||69.92 %||M||4||Doncaster AC||New PB!||57|
|5||Jack PELL||18:54||JM15-17||73.63 %||M||5||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:18:16||50|
|10||Tom CHISHOLM||19:26||VM35-39||67.84 %||M||10||Doncaster AC||New PB!||33|
|18||Phil BUSSEY||20:38||VM70-74||85.46 %||M||18||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:02||86|
|19||Niall HORSTEAD||20:40||SM25-29||62.42 %||M||19||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:11||68|
|24||Paul Anthony BOND||20:58||VM60-64||76.47 %||M||24||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:19:58||9|
|31||Peter OLIVER||21:30||VM60-64||74.57 %||M||31||Doncaster AC||New PB!||66|
|32||Pete WADE||21:32||VM60-64||75.15 %||M||32||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:32||102|
|33||Rose JAMES||21:35||VW40-44||70.89 %||F||1||Doncaster AC||New PB!||125|
|57||Peter FORRESTER||22:55||VM60-64||69.96 %||M||56||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:10||166|
|58||Rebecca COATES||23:02||SW25-29||64.25 %||F||2||Doncaster AC||New PB!||25|
|62||Simon PARKIN||23:21||VM45-49||62.67 %||M||60||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:20:47||100|
|102||Bill TOPPING||25:55||VM70-74||68.87 %||M||94||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:14||213|
|137||Harry FLINT||27:26||JM11-14||52.86 %||M||119||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:23:56||24|
|147||Claire MACLEOD||27:56||VW45-49||58.59 %||F||23||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:27:32||29|
|165||Peter BUTLER||28:44||VM60-64||57.31 %||M||137||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:28:02||63|
|167||Kevin WAUGH||28:54||VM55-59||53.17 %||M||138||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:26:00||41|
|173||Jody BREEZE||29:02||VW45-49||55.22 %||F||32||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:26:29||59|
|191||Marc PELL||29:51||VM40-44||47.12 %||M||149||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:26:44||55|
|195||Laura FRASER||30:00||VW40-44||51.67 %||F||45||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:13||46|
|205||Martin BOYD||30:41||VM55-59||50.95 %||M||155||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:21:55||158|
|211||Keith LAWRENCE||30:48||VM60-64||52.98 %||M||159||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:30:42||27|
|223||Ian FLEETON||31:22||VM35-39||42.30 %||M||164||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:18||35|
|228||Tony O’CONNOR||31:57||VM70-74||56.60 %||M||166||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:24:40||24|
|234||Karen GUG||32:31||VW45-49||50.33 %||F||68||Doncaster AC||New PB!||4|
|237||Amber HAWKES||32:51||SW20-24||45.05 %||F||70||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:40||12|
|255||Tracy MILLER||34:11||VW40-44||45.00 %||F||77||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:29:53||3|
|268||Sue GREAVES||35:44||VW70-74||63.34 %||F||84||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:31:53||42|
|291||Philip HEPTINSTALL||38:22||VM40-44||36.40 %||M||192||Doncaster AC||First Timer!||1|
|300||Jack SMITH||39:24||JM10||41.50 %||M||195||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:38:20||3|
|301||David SMITH||39:25||VM35-39||34.38 %||M||196||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:10||5|
|314||Lynn OLSEN||40:39||VW45-49||40.75 %||F||117||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:36:22||9|
|316||Sarah SMITH||40:44||VW40-44||38.34 %||F||119||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:33:54||7|
|317||Lilly SMITH||40:44||JW10||44.48 %||F||120||Doncaster AC||New PB!||3|
|318||Leanne MARRIOTT||40:45||SW30-34||36.32 %||F||121||Doncaster AC||New PB!||3|
|322||Mark CAWOOD||41:10||VM45-49||34.70 %||M||199||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:40:10||66|
|339||Sinead HARRIS||45:27||SW25-29||32.56 %||F||135||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:32:07||7|
|359||Natalie HEPTINSTALL||53:51||VW45-49||29.50 %||F||148||Doncaster AC||PB stays at 00:25:52||4|