Christmas and New Year with Beeston AC


Hi all – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone, hope to see some of you on our festive runs. The next email will be on 6 January 2022.


Some 25 Beestonites had a fantastic Two Bridges/Clifton Grove run last Sunday – many thanks to Gaby Neher for organising! Photos attached.


Holme Pierrepont RC is coordinating the Christmas Relays on Tuesday, 28 December at 10.30 and Lucy Grant has kindly offered to organise teams. The venue is HP Country Park (car parking charges payable). Please let Lucy know by tomorrow, 24 December if you are interested in this via her Facebook post or email. It’s £20 per team – 2 x male, 2 x female, senior and vet. Get thinking up those team names! The run is about 4K and these relays are always fun! Three more ladies would be great.



Club runs


Gaby Neher is leading trail runs most Thursdays, 6.30 pm which usually start by the Moor Lane running track, NG9 3FH. This week’s run will end at the chip shop! It’s about 5 miles and road shoes will be fine today.

Friday, 24 December: it’s the Christmas Eve traditional run – a 10K figure of 8 loop round Attenborough NR. Please meet at Chilwell Olympia at 11.55 am for 12 Noon depart – Christmas attire is a possibility! Some runners may even head off to the Vic (Dovecote Lane) for a seasonal beverage after if there are no restrictions.

Saturday, 25 December: for those who like to start Christmas Day with a run there is a choice of parkruns available – Beeston, Alvaston, Bestwood, Forest Rec and Long Eaton are all on (at time of writing).

Sunday, 26 December: it’s the traditional Boxing Day trot round Wollaton Park. Please meet in the car park in front of the Hall at 8.50 for a 9.00 start to run round the park boundaries (around 4.5 miles). There are parking charges if you use the car park (contactless payment via the RingGo app).

Monday, 27 December and Tuesday, 28 December: two days off unless you are doing the Christmas Relays at Holme Pierrepont – support welcome! NO speed session this week.

Wednesday, 29 December: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Neil will post the routes on Facebook as usual.

Thursday, 30 December, Sunrise 5K, 8.00 am: Susan Wheatcroft’s son Finley is organising a social fun run with the option of a finisher’s reward (courtesy of Virtual Runner) in return for a minimum donation of £5 to the Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust. If you fancy taking part, this takes place at 8.00 am at the Weir Field Recreation Ground, NG9 1LX and there are 1 and 2-mile options as well as 5K.

Friday, 31 December: NO Club run –enjoy your New Year celebrations!

Saturday, 1 January 2022: parkruns available include Bestwood, Clumber Park, Gedling, Colwick, Conkers, Long Eaton, Mansfield, Markeaton, Rushcliffe, Sherwood Pines, Shipley and Wollaton Hall parkrun. Full list at

Sunday, 2 January:  Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane.


Tuesday, 4 January: Speed session – details are on Facebook. Sessions start at 6.30 pm and please arrive early to warm up if appropriate. 


Wednesday, 5 January: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia.


Advertised Dates for Races – full list on Facebook (pinned list)


Cross Country 2021/22:


Notts AAA County Championships XC – Saturday 8th January 2022 – the closing date for entries has now passed.


The remaining North Midlands XC League race is Berry Hill Park, Mansfield (15 January). The ladies’ race will be at 13.50 (6K) and the men’s race (10K) at 14.20.


East Midlands XC League dates, 11.00 am start (2 laps for men, 1 for ladies):


Sunday, 23 January, Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Sunday 30 January – Bramcote Hills Park

Sunday 6 February – Colwick Woods

Sunday 13 February – West Park, Long Eaton.


Summer League Info for 2022 (all between 5-6 miles in length, mixed surface). These are free to enter for Club members, just turn up in your vest


SL1 Hexgreave 20th April

SL2 Holme Pierrepont 11th May

SL3 Wollaton Park 15th June

SL4 Worksop College 20th July

SL5 Teversal 3rd August


County Championship Races for 2022


5K Newstead Abbey Dash (provisionally 22 July 2022)

10K Formula One (early August)

10M Notts 10

Half Marathon Retford, Sunday 6 March 2022

Marathon TBA


The Nice Work 5K Winter Series is back on – full information at



Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal:


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