Doncaster Athletic Club caters for Track and Field, Road Running and Cross Country athletes of all levels, we now have over 500 members and we are proud to count hundreds of junior members from across Doncaster and beyond in our membership. Our Club training sessions for competing members only are Mondays (Invitation / Specialist night), Tuesday and Thursdays, all from 6pm, our location and travel advice can be found here.
We are a friendly club and new road runner members should visit our sister website, Doncaster Pacers. All abilities are welcome from international athletes to 14 minute mile runners. For membership details click here. Or join our facebook group – open to all interested in local athletics and running with over 500 members.
We are committed to equality of opportunity in sport for all, irrespective of gender, race, disability or age. Safety and personal achievement are our priorities, as members strive to reach personal goals in sport and fulfill their potential.
“Please find attached a copy of the letter that I have sent out to schools to update them on what is happening this year for entries for the South Yorkshire Trials at the Keepmoat on Saturday, 12th June.
I would be very grateful if you could pass on the information and forward the letter to any athletes at the club who would be interested in attending and are potentially English Schools athletes.
There is a link to the entry form at the end of the letter and the closing date for entries is the Sunday, 23rd May.
This information is assumed to be correct. The race is on 3 October 2021. The club will be allocated our places in May 2021, no details are known yet as to how many places we might get.
Currently in the balot are:
To enter the ballot (Action needed by May 15th 2021):
The member needs a rejection slip from the ballot entry – letter or email (most people got these around 8 February 2021).
If you got a London place last year from DAC’s allocated places you should not be eligible to get one of the clubs allocated places for the next year (Sam Prowse, Martyn Walters + Others (names elude me atm)
You must be a first claim member at the time of entering the public ballot and be fully paid up with a UKA license (so you must have renewed your membership in 2021)
The member has to arrange payment for the place
You must run in a Doncaster AC vest
The member needs to have completed a half marathon, or race of greater distance during 2018 / 2020 / 2021 before the club ballot is drawn. Given the issues of lack of races this year then a strava link to a training run, which is run without stopping will be acceptable, however, if races restart and athletes have ample time to race a half marathon before the ballot then this should be done.
Email a copy / photo of your rejection slip to Martin James by May 15th 2021 Latest, also include confirmation you have paid your membership (including UKA membership in 2021) and provide evidenance of the half marathon requirement.
DAC paraathlete William Baxter turned his hard work over winter into record breaking performances at the British Athletics Coventry Spring Meeting for invited athletes on 24 April. The event was held behind closed doors at the Coventry Godivas track and was promoted for athletes targeting Tokyo Paralympic Games and Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
In shot put William set a new F36 national record of 10.96m beating his old record by 45cm. In discus he set a new national record of 36.77m bettering his previous record by 19cm. It was a great day out in the sunshine!
Our friends at Doncaster Council have given us the go ahead for our races, the Sandall Beat Trail 10k, the Town Centre Road Races 5k and the Cusworth 5k. All these events have a fun run as well. Details for all the events can be found here http://www.doncasterathleticclub.com/races/