London Marathon – Club Places

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:

  • Luke Osbon
  • Thomas Chisholm
  • Janet Hampson
  • Diane Risley
  • Karen Green

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.

doncaster.runner@googlemail.com

Help Needed

Northern League Fixture Saturday 22nd May.

Our first full track and field event of the season. Setting up from 7.30am volunteers needed and during the day moving equipment.

We need a team of volenteers to make this and other events happen.

Please let Kev Lincoln know if you can help 🙂

William sets new records in Coventry Meeting

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 races are on :-)

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/

2021 Sandall Beat 10k          Wednesday 30th June 2021

2021 Town Centre 5k             Wednesday 14th  July 2021

2021 Sprint & Endurance Evening     Wednesday 22 Septeber 2021

2021 Cusworth 10k                Sunday 3th October 2021