Results update 20 December 2019 – The Frosty Triple, Time Trial and parkruns

Members Prize Draw for Curly’s and DAC Races 2019 Chance Win Entry into 8 Doncaster races for £5, don’t miss out!

The 2019 DAC Endurance Runners club championships have been announced. The final event in the 2018 championships is the
Ward Green 6, this is on Sunday 23 December. Our thanks to Chris Lawson for looking after the championships which have been very successful.

Lots of parkruns happening over the Christmas period including on Christmas day at Doncaster and on New Years day the opportunity to double up, a full list of parkruns over the Christmas period can be found here. Thank you to all the volunteers for these events.

FROSTY TRIPLE, 14-16TH December 2018

Report by Julie Cull

Location:  Barrow in Furness


This was a 3 day event, organised by Christopher Kay and it was only the second time the event has been run. This event is not marshalled along the route but the routes are very clear, tarmac surfaced and Christopher keeps tabs on all the runners. The route changed each day with Day 1 and Day 2 basing from Rampside Village hall and Day 3 from the Brewers Fayre at Barrow in Furness.  All three routes being coastal runs in the main, with stunning scenery and many friendly local runners.  Each run was based on a 10k loop with 5k turnaround points, so options every day included 5k, 10k, half marathon (2x10k loops) and full marathon options (4x10k loops) Drinks and selection of nuts/sweets supplied to recharge at the start point for hydration and fuelling for all the runners. Scrumptious!  Especially the Hot chocolate self-service option for when you’ve completed your runs at Rampside on day 1 & 2.  Sluuurp!

Day 1 Rampside Ramble route 1

The 11 DAC members equated to 20% of the total runners on Friday.  Clear blue skies, 4 deg C with a small wind chill factor meaning just above freezing, made this a chilly run.  On the plus side, the coastal views were stunning with water or fields and well signposted tarmac paths making the run a pleasure.  The route takes you out of the village and along a causeway to the Lifeboat station and back (keep running and you need water wings) then turn to follow the coastline round a bay with the 5k turnaround just before the small climb over the headland.  All other runners continue up and over the headland around to the start of docks where you turn around and return to the village hall to complete the 10k loop (actually 6.56miles).  Sharon managed to complete a 5k despite having a very painful foot injury, Becky & Angie a full marathon and the rest of us all the distances between.  The Bronze effect snowman bling was well worth the effort…no doubt you’ve seen the pictures. Mazza won the cup for the 1st lady half marathon finisher.

Day 2 Rampside Ramble route 2

More runners today despite strong winds (gusts up to 50km/h) making the running temperatures -3 deg C with heavy overcast skies…a sign of the approaching icy rain that arrived a little over an hour after the run started, thus affecting all the longer distance runners.  Visibility was reduced by the low cloud and everyone was well wrapped up…Mazza even wore trousers rather than her trademark shorts.  The route was slightly changed with the lifeboat loop replaced by another causeway path leading all the way to the end of the dock area so this time even the 5k runners had to go up and over the headland climb before they turned around.  The poor weather meant most of us kept our hats and coats on and battled through the run with little time spent admiring the view.  Mazza again finished 1st lady
half marathon so received another cup for her efforts and completed in a faster time..unlike most of us who were happy just to finish.  Cross winds made running hard work, legs fighting to keep going ahead rather than sideways meant lots of aching muscles at the end of the day, but Gemma had brought her massage table so most of us partook of her services. Refreshments as per day 1 with silver effect snowman bling today.

Day 3 Barrow coast run

Highest number of runners with several more signing up on the day. All their entry money was donated to the Charity that supported the days event.  Weather great for running, 7 deg and light winds with good visibility so that the scenery could be enjoyed.  Meet up point was at Brewers Fayre, with the run starting alongside the sea, running along the coast, climbing some steps before veering off to footpath alongside a road for a couple of miles before turning around for 10k runners. The 5k route turned left a short distance into the roadside run with the return route for the 10k linking into the 5k route.  This part of the route headed back to the sea but with a very steep climb that felt like 1 in 3 including a switchback in the path, with a continuing climb over Black Coombe until levelling out to a view over the bay. Legs really tired at this point.  Narrow path then turned through small woodland for a few hundred yards until linked back to the steps, running down these to join the original pathway alongside the bay before crossing a small bridge to the finishing line. Guess who won the 1st lady half marathon – finisher…Mazza and cup no 3 for her.  Gold effect snowman bling and T shirt for those of us who completed all three days events.

Christopher was blown away by the level of support DAC runners gave to the event and to the way we all encouraged each other as well as all other runners there.  I would recommend this event to anyone, the mix of terrain, scenery, lower number of runners with a relaxed atmosphere and daily distance options make it a great alternative to road running or trails.  In fairness, we ate, drank and celebrated in true DAC style, all staying in the same hotel (organised by Becky & Angie), dressed in festive jumpers at the Chinese restaurant on Saturday night and had a fantastic time together.  Great company, all having a great time both running and recovering.

Time Trial 18 December 2019

Thanks to Roy and all that helped out on a wet cold evening, well done to all the runners.

PlaceIntSurnameHandicapped TimeActual Time
2 Laps
1 Lap

Parkruns 15 December 2019

PB’s for Jane PURCHASE, Peter BUTLER

First timers were
Sebastian PUGH, Angela LAMBERT

At Doncaster 1st to finish was Jack PELL and first lady was Jane PURCHASE


100Mike CLEASBY27:37VM45-4951.36 %M78Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:23:45151


53Paul BROWN28:35VM65-6959.77 %M41Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:01202


8Sebastian PUGH21:44SM30-3459.66 %M8Doncaster ACFirst Timer!38

Rother Valley

43Nick NEWMAN24:22VM55-5964.71 %M37Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:22:37119

Clumber Park

28David WATTS22:52SM30-3457.07 %M25Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:19:2050
53Grace THOMAS24:41JW11-1463.67 %F10Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:23:472


109Angela LAMBERT39:57VW40-4438.80 %F43Doncaster ACFirst Timer!19


1Jack PELL19:06JM15-1772.86 %M1Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:18:2738
2Peter BADGER19:28VM40-4472.26 %M2Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:17:21119
4Andrew TEASDALE19:41SM25-2965.54 %M4Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:18:4838
13Jane PURCHASE21:23VW50-5482.46 %F1Doncaster ACNew PB!3
24Peter FORRESTER22:41VM55-5970.10 %M23Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:21:10152
37Simon PARKIN24:32VM45-4959.65 %M36Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:20:4787
39Fawad SHAH24:41SM25-2952.26 %M38Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:006
57Martin BOYD26:20VM55-5958.86 %M52Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:21:55143
58Margaret BUTLER26:27VW60-6472.34 %F6Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:25:4252
62Christopher MORAN26:42VM40-4451.50 %M56Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:17:3374
81Peter BUTLER28:08VM60-6458.53 %M72Doncaster ACNew PB!56
103Janet POWELL30:32VW55-5961.79 %F17Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:29:2712
104Bill TOPPING30:48VM70-7457.95 %M87Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:24:14194
122Jeannette WALTERS33:29VW60-6459.63 %F24Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:28:5934
134Michelle GUEST35:21VW55-5950.54 %F34Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:34:0845
135Yvonne GIBBON35:22VW45-4945.81 %F35Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:32:1616
139Ken GREAVES37:44VM70-7447.92 %M103Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:35:1546
140Stephanie FELLS38:12SW25-2938.74 %F37Doncaster ACPB stays at 00:27:288