Double Gravs Handicap
Since 1977 the Club has been organising three races a year, the Single Gravs, Double Gravs and Trent Lock. Gravs is short for Gravel Pit, the Single Gravs is one lap, Double Gravs two laps. All races start at the old Plessey Sports Ground, Trent Vale Road, Beeston Rylands.
The events are free and only open to Beeston AC first and second claim members.
The handicapper will estimate how long a runner will take to complete the course and runners will then be set off in reverse order, slowest first such that all runners should finish at the same time – at least that’s the theory. There is a perpetual trophy awarded to the winner to gloat over for the following year but don’t expect big money prizes. The events are all about having fun. Prizes etc will be presented after the event, usually in the Marina Bar.
Double Gravs – two laps! Distance 5.5 miles, 8.8k.