Our next beginners running course will be starting on 14 May 2019
Welcome to the sister website of Doncaster Athletic Club. This website is designed to help beginners to start a new healthy lifestyle and join our club – from only £60 a year including use of the changing rooms, shower facilities and toilets at the Keepmoat. We are a very friendly group and you will make new friends. All our run leaders and coaches are volunteers and all membership funds collected goes towards supporting our several hundred junior members and our beginner runners. What are the Doncaster Pacers?
The next beginners course will start on 14 May
2019 (induction evening 7 May 2019) – The total cost will be £60, this includes membership until January 2020 and we pay £18 to UK Athletics / Northern Athletics out of your fee to support our sport.We even bake treats for you! All funds go to supporting the kids at Doncaster AC and you.
If you want to learn to run click here, do not worry if you don’t think you can do it, we have lots of people running with us just like you! Make it a new start for you in 2019.
For anyone who is already a runner (7 minute miles to 14 minute miles no problem), we offer various training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to cater for ALL abilities, just call down at 6:15pm or call Martin on 07916 659740. Try us for free for a few sessions, no obligation.
We now have 18 qualified UK Athletics Run Leaders and we are all volunteers, our only motivation is to help runners develop like you what ever your ability. All money raised goes directly into supporting the members of Doncaster Athletic Club, we are all volunteers.
The Doncaster Pacers specialise in beginner runners and to ensure you get the best support possible we limit our beginners courses to 3 each year, this is so when the beginners graduate we then put all our resources into helping them develop further to join our intermediate groups. All our beginners courses have 2 coached sessions each week.
The next beginners course will start on 14 May 2019 (induction evening 7 May 2019) – The total cost will be £60, this includes membership until January 2020 and we pay £18 to UK Athletics / Northern Athletics out of your fee to support our sport. We even bake treats for you! All funds go to supporting the kids and you.
For complete beginners we offer 9 week course to get you from couch to 5k, this course is led by qualified “run leaders” and coaches. The course is designed to be fun 🙂 and is lead by lots of qualified Run Leaders (Our Profiles) as other coaches and runners, If you know anyone who might be interested please let them know about the course.
The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Doncaster Athletic Club at 6pm, which is located at the Keepmoat Stadium, Lakeside, Doncaster. The course is very gentle and by the end of it, in only 9 weeks you will be able to run for 5km or 30 minutes. Anyone aged 15 years and over is welcome to join us. After the 9 weeks the start time moves to 6:30pm and we integrate you in to our intermediate running groups
We believe that the package we are offering offers great value for money. The nine week course costs £60 and for this you get to run with us until 2019. We currently have 18 run leaders to help you every step of the way. We also pay your registration fee worth £15 (out of the £60 membership fee) to UK Athletics and £2 to Northern Athletics which gives you lots of benefits.
The Doncaster Pacers specialise in beginner runners and to ensure you get the best support potable we limit our beginners courses to 3 each year, this is so when the beginners graduate we then put all our resources into helping them develop further to join our intermediate groups.
You can email us firstname.lastname@example.org reserve a place.
If you are interested please complete this form – click here. You should also let Janet know on 07769 654610 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to secure your place.
All those who join will get continuing support from our team as long as you want to run with the Doncaster Pacers.
We all know that exercise is good for us and running is the perfect way to take advantage of the many health and well being benefits at times to suit you. You will meet lots of new friends and feel great.
Great training facilities, changing rooms with coin operated lockers, free car and cycle parking, coffee shop, showers, social events, social media links
We are Clubmark accredited (and have been for several years) which means we have developed our club to be a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place ensuring the welfare of our members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport.
Upon completion of the course you will all receive a certificate.
Individual Training Plans, just ask
Great value for money – try comparing us to other sports and fitness clubs in the area who offer facilities to the our standard.
The course is run by UKA trained coaches and Leaders in Running Fitness who are all experienced runners and carry full UKA insurance cover.
Regular social events.
Special “Treat Runs”, you will have to join us to find out more!
Come and make lots of new friends! 🙂
We will include training plans to motivate you, advice on nutrition, injury prevention, help you find suitable footware for running and show you how to use your phone to record your runs and the latest technology such as GPS watches.
We have a Secret Facebook group, please ask us to add you to it.
You need to come dressed in comfortable loose clothing and proper road running shoes. We can give advise regarding footwear. Keep warm, wear multiple layers (you can always remove a layer if you get hot). A hat and gloves are recommended on cold nights. Light waterproof jackets may be required on occasion.
If you want to use our changing and shower facilities then you will need some bathroom kit.
We hope that with this page we can give you the basic information about The Doncaster Pacers (we are the Run England side of Doncaster Athletic Club) You can read more in detail by visiting our main website, www.doncasterathleticclub.com.
For the Pacers, membership of Doncaster Athletic Club costs £52 for the calendar year (new members or renewals), for beginners it is £60, this includes your UK Athletics Registration fee. You can pay at the cabin or online.
If you want to train on the running track then the fee is slightly more, check the main club website for details. All these fees include a payment the club makes to register you with UK Athletics.
If you join now, your membership will be valid until December 2018.
If you are already a member, your membership expires at the end of December 2019, you can renew between now and February 2016 (better to do it now). If you delay beyond the end of February you have to pay an additional £10.
Benefits of Joining
Membership of an award winning club
Membership to England Athletics
More Run Leaders to give you support than any other club in the area
Access to social functions and events
Experienced coaches available for advice
Competition at your own level
Supportive and friendly culture
Unlimited use of our facilities…
Free on site car parking
6 Lane ‘A Grade’ athletics track
Private changing & showering rooms
Comprehensive equipment for all disciplines
Tuesday & Thursday (18:00-20:00)
Beginners groups 18:00 till about 18:30
Road Running 18:30 till typically 19:45
Tuck Shop Open
Reception Desk Open
A resource for new members to learn about Doncaster Athletic Club