Reports from Benidorm and Chester to follow.
Oulton Park Half Marathon – 1 Match 2020
Sally wrote 🤩 HALF MARATHON PB 🤩.
Couldn’t be happier. Hilly and windy and 5 laps but oh my, I did love it! 🏎🏁. Really proud of us, think we did ourselves very proud. 😍
Running just keeps reminding me to be humble, be ever thankful for life and for what my body can do when it is most under pressure. It doesn’t always go well. I have had some terrible head winds to contend with during marathon training which has tested me mentally. I run because I CAN. I keep going cos mamma didn’t raise a quitter.
Laura wrote Thank you to Martyn Walter for encouraging and supporting us both to join DAC, best decision we ever made, also big thanks to Glynn Jones for sticking with me when I’ve found it tough during the longer/faster runs…we’ll be back at group this week, preparing for Doncaster Half!!!
Anglesey Half Marathon – 1 March 2020
Sharon Wrote “Thank goodness that’s done! Hills, hills, more hills and then one really big steep long hill out and back, had to change the route at the last minute due to a tree being blown over in the wind. We couldn’t run over Menai Bridge either due to wind, shame, was looking forward to that. Oh and the run start changed so we had to run uphill through the town centre instead of down and an extra 0.7 mile added on to the total distance.
Might do it next year with the original route hopefully”
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Norton 9 – 1 March 2020
Captains report – The Norton 9 road race. Another poor weather forecast with stormy winds, great…. Did 2.5 miles warm up basically running from the race HQ and car park a few times. Had no real expectations of running a great race. I set off like a rocket (never going to learn), the wind was behind us and down hill, looked at the garmin and hitting 4:55 minute miles. Rapidly backed off the pace letting Peter Badger and the leaders go. The tailwind helped for about the 1st mile, then became a cross wind. I was running with Mariusz until about 4 miles and I had to let him go, at around the same time Jono passed me, looking strong and he went with Mariusz. I don’t think my position changed from 4 miles till the finish. Worked hard up the 1st hill in to the head wind, legs went jelly like at the top.
Working hard to keep my place, turned the corner to run down to Willow Bridge and got a shout from Chris Ward. This would be the toughest mile climbing up into a direct headwind. Survived the climb and turned left and started the best bit, down hill with a tailwind, time to up the pace and see what happens. Did not catch anyone but ran a 5:46 mile.
Nice to see my stride length is looking good and flying feet 😀 Over a minute PB on the 9 mile distance 55.10 😀 16th overall and proud NOT to be a team counter. 3 #DAC4ever 💙💚⚪ athletes ahead of me, a great team. Proud club captain delighted to see around 25 #DAC4ever athletes taking on the wind 👌
Some of our athletes included the race in a 20 mile run as part of marathon training, great work all.
Team Prize to the Doncaster Men, individual prizes for Peter Badger, Jono Frary, Mariusz Felczerek, Martin James and Simon Wright.
Parkruns 29 February 2020
|25||Marie-Louise TAYLOR||Female||VW40-44||Doncaster AC||24:06|
|102||Mark KENWORTHY||Male||VM55-59||Doncaster AC||31:10|
|173||Lynnette-Jane TEMPERTON-BALL||Female||VW55-59||Doncaster AC||41:39|
|1||Henry CULLEN||Male||JM15-17||Doncaster AC||17:45|
|174||Tammy CULLEN||Female||VW40-44||Doncaster AC||28:35|
|3||Connor ANDERSON||Male||JM15-17||Doncaster AC||18:04|
|104||Ruby EMMERSON||Female||JW15-17||Doncaster AC||26:39|
|273||Laura EMMERSON||Female||VW35-39||Doncaster AC||37:48|
|294||Michael REYNOLDS||Male||VM35-39||Doncaster AC||32:51|
|408||Joanne REYNOLDS||Female||VW35-39||Doncaster AC||45:33|
|1||Jack PELL||Male||JM15-17||Doncaster AC||19:13|
|79||Toni FISHER||Female||VW40-44||Doncaster AC||29:57|
|106||Tiegan PATERSON||Female||JW15-17||Doncaster AC||33:11|