County Championships T&F and Masters August 2021

Summary of last weekends competition, full DAC results after photos.

Michael Bates ran another PB in the 200m and reached Paralympic Standard! Not bad for a 45Yr old . Just wish I had done it 3 weeks agao for GB selection. Been a tough 2 weeks , injury/ niggles.

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Ellie competed in the Humberside County Championships yesterday, due to the small amount of entries she competed in 400mH with the men, in doing so she managed to get a pb and a UK ranking and then came 2nd in triple jump.

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Winter Cross Country Season

Plans are in hand for the forthcoming cross country events for under 11s to veterans. There will be four events in the county, we host at Campsall on Sunday 21st November, other fixtures will be announced soon.Members will be able to purchase entries soon.

Results update 10 August 2021 – Norton 9, Man V Barge, South Shields 10, York 10k and parkruns

Some of our endurance runners took part in Norrthern League this year, which we won competing against six other clubs in the region. Report here.

Man V Barge – 7 August 2021

The barge goes through a tunnel under a hill. The people run over the hill and try to beat it 🙂 Well done all, Rebecca finished 2nd lady 🙂

Rebecca Coates Female 44:31.

Trevor Blake Male 47:40.

Janet Powell Female 59:04

Angie Clarke Female 59:28

Norton 9 – 8 August

It was great to see so many runners taking part, particularly from Doncaster in whatever colour vest you wear, but as Captain of Doncaster AC I do love to see our beloved Green White and Blue taking part in events – we all love running and supporting runners. Brilliant running by all but unfortunately, we had 2 athletes who were unable to finish yesterday so massive shout out to Merv Christison and Arwen May and hope you are back to form soon.

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2021 Northern League Winners

2021 was another highly successful season for the DAC senior track and field team in the Northern League. First place in the first and last fixtures bookended second place finishes in the 2nd and 3rd matches. This meant we were able to see off a strong challenge from Lincoln AC to take the division title.

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In the Men’s team Kieran Lambert was untouchable in the sprints. A combination of George Rowland, Henry Cullen, Alex Moseley, Connor Anderson, Joe Warren and George and Eddie Phillips dominated the middle distance events, winning 5 out of the 8 800m races and also 3 times over 1500m.

2021 Sprint & Endurance Evening     Wednesday 22 Septeber 2021

The field team was led by Nathan Langley who claimed wins in pole vault and javelin whilst also proving to be unbeatable in the 110m Hurdles. He was very well supported in the field events by his brother Regan and northern league regulars Darran Askew, Dave Long and Darren Otter. Adam Allam proved his adaptability with strong performances in shot and discuss whilst also playing a key part in both relay teams. Adam Green had a fantastic introduction to the northern league in his first year, registering wins in both the long jump and triple jump.

The season was given a fitting finale with the men’s 4×400 team of Alex Moseley, Adam Allam, George Phillips and Nathan Langley claiming a convincing victory in the last event; winning in the fastest time ever recorded by a Doncaster team on the powerof10 rankings.

The ladies’ team also had fantastic results across both track and field events, with Callie Coates winning the High Jump at all four fixtures, and also showing consistency in the 400m. Also showing diversity across the fixtures was Eleanor Kealey with PBs across multiple events and remaining unbeatable in the 400m hurdles.

Maia Wilkinson performed well in the Triple Jump- jumping a PB to win in Lincoln, before also winning her 400m race. Holly Granger jumped consistently well across all four fixtures in the long jump event- whilst also representing on the track.

The middle distance events featured great representation across the series by Jessica Rowland, Mille Purchase and Lydia Widdicks- making her track debut, whilst Minnie-Jay Dunbar, Lexie Proudley, Trinity Dooley-Williams and Lucy Gutteridge showed great form in the sprints.

Moving back to the field found Alison Howard stepping in to score well across the discus, shot and javelin, whilst Amy-Rose Cotton, Lexie Proudley, Minnie-Jay Dunbar and Eleanor Kealey again performed brilliantly to show their diversity in the throws.

Finally the team came together to perform fantastically across the relays- showing team work and achieving consistently solid results across the league matches.

We thank all the volenteers who make these events happen, from setting up the venues and moving equipment about to the officials and time keepers. Our coaches train our athletes to give their best, we had a great season in 2021.

Peter Badger and Shaz Wood

Endurance Results update 27 July 2021 – Grimsby 10k, Castle Howard 10k, Dusk Till Dawn and parkruns

Grimsby 10k – 18 July 2021

A great weekend of racing, well done team DAC 🙂

86171140:59Mervyn Christison(M) Veteran 50+Doncaster AC14.64 km/h4:05 min/km
105312561:01:58Glynn Jones(M) Veteran 50+Doncaster AC9.68 km/h6:11 min/km
142913421:11:49Paul Johnston(M) Veteran 55+Doncaster AC8.35 km/h7:10 min/km
149017651:14:16Jill Staves(F) Veteran 60+Doncaster AC8.08 km/h7:25 min/km
16673561:29:30Gill Hempstock(F) Veteran 50+Doncaster AC6.70 km/h8:57 min/km
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Pole Vault Masterclass – 5 August

A Pole Vault Masterclass has been organised and will take place at the track, 6 pm on Thursday the 5th August. We have managed to get Trevor Fox to visit and run this session. Trevor is a National coach for PV and has taken athletes to Olympic, World and European level. He is recognised as one of the top coaches in the world for this event and he has agreed to attend and coach athletes of any level and any age (under 15 and above). He will bring a range of poles so there is no problem with that aspect of the session. If you are interested in attending this session can you let me know via e-mail glenbbrns@aol.com or message me, just so I have an indication of numbers. If you need further information, you can contact me on 07745408985Finally, thanks to Steve Fox for facilitating the initial contact, really appreciated.

Barry Barnes