1. Club runs 21 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 inclusive
Friday, 21 December – there will be a training run from; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7 miles, drinks after in the , usually from 9.00 pm onwards. Further information on .
Saturday, 22 December – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ.
Sarah Lightman and her Rebel Runner friend Steve will be walking Beeston parkrun this Saturday with a group to remember loved ones who have died, and people are invited to join the group if they feel this would be of benefit.
Sunday, 23 December – the weekly Sunday run is from, Stanton Gate, meeting time is 8.50 am to start at 9.00 am, distance about 10 miles over footpaths and trails.
Monday, 24 December – the annual run on Christmas Eve from Chilwell Olympia – meet 11.50 for 12 Noon depart. Please note the Olympia will be closed from 2.00 pm. Drinks after at the.
Tuesday, 25 December: if you fancy a lively start to Christmas Day, put on your Santa hat and costume and run with hundreds of other (over 500 last year!) at Forest Rec parkrun, Gregory Boulevard, NG7 6HB, 9.00 am.
Wednesday, 26 December – the traditional Club Boxing Day run round Wollaton Park – 4 to 9 miles (or whatever you fancy!). Meet in the car park in front of the Hall, at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am depart. There may be a car parking charge.
Friday, 28 December – there will be a training run from; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7 miles, drinks after in the Crown, usually from 9.00 pm onwards. Further information on . Please note the Olympia will close at 7.00 pm. Drinks after in the Crown (around 9 pm on).
Saturday, 29 December– Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ.
Sunday, 30 December – the weekly Sunday run is from, Stanton Gate, meeting time is 8.50 am to start at 9.00 am, distance about 10 miles over footpaths and trails.
Tuesday, 1 January 2019 – anyone up for a double parkrun?
9.00 am, Conkers, Gedling, Markeaton Park, Shipley
10.00 am, Rushcliffe
10.30 am, Beeston, Braunstone, Brierley Forest, Colwick, Long Eaton
Last time the Shipley Park/Beeston combination was quite popular! 😀
Wednesday, 2 January – there will be a training run from; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7 miles, drinks after in the Crown, usually from 9.00 pm onwards. Back to normal opening hours for Olympia.
2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar
Saturday, 5 January 2019, Notts AAA Cross Country Championships, Wollaton Park, £5 entry. Information at. Senior/Vet women, 11.55 am, 8K approx., Senior/Vet men, 12.35 pm, 10K approx.
Sunday, 6 January 2019, Bramcote Park NG9 3GD (East Midlands League, 11 am)
Saturday, 12 January 2019, North Midlands XC League, Wollaton Park, Senior/Vet women, 1.50 pm, 6K approx., Senior/Vet men, 2.20 pm, 10K approx.
Sunday, 13 January, East Midlands League, Holme Pierrepont, NG12 2LD, 11 am
Sunday, 3 February, East Midlands League, Colwick Woods NG3 7EB, 11 am
Sunday, 17 February, East Midlands League, West Park Long Eaton, NG10 4AA followed by the presentation at Long Eaton Rugby Club.
3. Well done:
to all the Karaoke stars at the Club party – and to Jane and Penny for organising. Congratulations to Mark “Tammy” Rowlson – do you need any help spending the vouchers!
There were a couple of items left behind – a black glittery cardigan and a cream wool scarf – please get in touch if you know who the owners are.
4. Good luck:
To everyone doing the XC County Champs at Wollaton Park – entry list at– 25 participants! Supporters very welcome, hopefully a drink after!
5. Other Cross Country Events
The National Cross Country Championships will be at Harewood House near Leeds on Saturday, 23 February. Dan has a plan for people to drive up (car sharing if possible) with the option of a stop-over in Leeds (Premier Inn, Leeds City Centre, Whitehall Road is suggested) on Saturday. Please email ECCA closing date 17 January 2019.if you would like to go and he will send in entries – cost £8. Full information at
The Midlands XC Championships are at Newbold Comyn, Leamington on Saturday 26 January. Money needs to be with Dan (£9) by the end of December.
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