Beeston AC News – Lots of Dates for the Diary


Hi all – hope you are all well. There are lots of dates being advertised for races of all sorts so it’s worth a circulation – let’s hope we’re on course for these to take place! I'm hoping I'll be able to write round in a couple of weeks about club training sessions! 😀


England Athletics has published an update on 16 March which includes a draft 2021 Competition Calendar and more guidance on track and field competition, so there’s very little impact on Beeston AC activities. The roadmap remains the same so we are currently hoping for a return to club training sessions as from Tuesday 30th March (speed) and Wednesday 31st for the club run from Chilwell.


Well done: to everyone who successfully completed the Run for the Trees challenge! Hopefully a little Beeston AC copse will be growing shortly in the National Forest!


Grass track: the grass track behind Chilwell School/Olympia is slowly but surely emerging for those of you who like to train on it!



Further reminder about Membership:


Many thanks to the many members who have paid their fees for 2021. These will be passed on to England Athletics on Thursday, 1 April for the 2020/1 year.


Dan Rawson has written to all current members about renewal of membership. The fee remains at £20 (£15 of which goes to EA). The preferred method is to pay by bank transfer:


Account name: Beeston AC

Sort Code: 40 10 06

Account Number: 62266253.


Please let Dan know (email when you have transferred membership money, please also let him know if you do not wish to renew. It would also be helpful if you can let us know if you have moved so that we have current addresses for everyone. Alternatively, membership can be paid by cheque, made payable to Beeston AC.


Please send cheques to: Mr D Rawson, 95 Exchange Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6BX.



The updated guidance from England Athletics from 24 February 2021 has been published (paraphrased where this is relevant to our club):


“We are pleased to confirm that clubs, groups, coaching and competition can return outdoors from 29 March for both adults and children, in line with the UK Government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions announced on 22 February.


This means from 29th March (Step 1:


·         Outdoor sport facilities can open

·         Formal organised outdoor athletics and running activity that is Covid-secure can take place for both children and adults

·         Outdoor unorganised activity (non-coached) can take place in groups of 6

·         Outdoor intra club competition can take place (without a licence)

·         Outdoor competition can take place (with a licence and subject to confirmation from DCMS)

·         Minimise travel


No earlier than 12th April (Step 2)


·         As above with the addition of indoor leisure facilities being able to open for use individually or within household groups


No earlier than 17th May (Step 3)


·         As above but with the addition that accommodation/hotels can open so two-day events and larger scale events are allowed with spectators

·         No mention of outdoor unorganised activity – hopefully to be clarified

·         No restrictions on travel


No earlier than 21st June (Step 4)


·         No legal limits on social contact

·         Club and competition can return to normal

·         Individual activity can return to normal.



Advertised Dates Races


Notts AAA Summer League


The dates for these races are potentially:


16 June, Wollaton Park (organised by Beeston AC!)

14 July, Worksop College

28 July, Teversal (The Run has been CANCELLED )

18 August, Holme Pierrepont.


Fell County Championships: Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials, 4 September, 10.30


Notts AC is advertising the following races:


Friday, 25 Jun – Tim Wealthall Miles – great fun last year!

Friday, 2 July – Notts 10 mile


Other races (some road, some multi-terrain):


Saturday, 3 July – Smalley 5 Bells (multi-terrain) – quite a few of us have entered this, good value, £13 and a t-shirt plus medal if you like these things!


Sunday, 15 August – Belper Rover (30K multi-terrain) ENTRIES OPEN 7.00 PM SUNDAY 28 MARCH – with deferrals from 2020 there will be limited places – last year was amazing! (even in the rain …)


Saturday, 4 September – Peak Rail 7 Runner versus Steam (waiting list I’m afraid)


Sunday, 5 September – Wilne 10K – entries now open, £16 at present


Sunday, 26 September – Robin Hood Half Marathon


Sunday, 3 October – Dovedale Dash – will the water be warmer a month earlier?!


Sunday, 14 November – Derby 10 mile (11.02 am!)


Cross Country Dates:


Sat 23 Oct 2021 – Midland Counties Relays, TBC

Sat 30 Oct 2021 – British Masters Relays, West Park

Sat 6 Nov 2021 – English National Relays, Mansfield

Sat 20 Nov 2021 – Midland Counties 7 & 5 Mile Championships, TBC

Sat 8 Jan 2022 – Nottinghamshire County Championships, TBC

Sat 29 Jan 2022 – Midland Counties Championships, TBC

Sat 26 Feb 2022 – English National Championships, in the North




Charnwood AC Opens are as follows:


Wed 19th May

Wed 16th June

Wed 14th July

Sun 1st Aug

Wed 11th Aug

Sat 28th Aug

Wed 8th Sept


Schedules will be out very soon for each of the dates, along with details on our new way to enter the events.


Unfortunately the Track County Championships are cancelled though it is hoped there will be an open grading meeting later in the year.




It’s worth keeping an eye on updates from parkrun as there are plans for some junior parkruns to re-start from 11 April onwards, and 5K events in England on 5 June. There are also changes to milestone t-shirts with additional milestone clubs. From 1 September eligibility to the new milestone clubs will appear in parkrun profiles.


Websites for virtual races:


Virtual Runner, website at has lots of different races and challenges available over a variety of distances, some cumulative and others done in one go, and the medals are lovely!


Nice Work do some interesting races with decent medals for those who wish to add to their medal collection – see .



Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal:


If you have any information about races you are planning to run or any news which may be of interest to members, please pass this on to Chris for the newsletter.

Check our Facebook page for updates on routes, races, lift shares and further information. 


See website at  for information about the cross country, fell and road race leagues in which we participate. Also check our Twitter account at . If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact with your request.



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