East Midlands XC Racing with Beeston AC


Hi all – details of runs and news below.


Welcome to new members Julian Bramley, Jon Boyce, Laura Child, Becca Miller (second claim) and George Batts: happy running with Beeston AC!


Well done: to everyone who ran in the North Midlands XC League last Saturday, some great results!


Membership: You should also have received an email from Dan Rawson, our Treasurer, advising that for the majority membership fees are now payable for 2022/3. The fee remains £20 and the preferred payment method is bank transfer: Account name Beeston AC, sort code 40-10-06 account number 62266253. Please include your full name in the payment reference field. Alternatively, please send cheques to Mr D Rawson, 95 Exchange Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6BX.



Club runs


Friday, 21 January: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. The run will be through the nature reserve, Canalside and back via Beeston so please bring a head or chest torch for the off road section.   Toilets and changing rooms are available at Chilwell Olympia.


Saturday, 22 January: See you at Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ http://www.parkrun.org.uk/beeston/. Details of other local parkruns (including Wollaton Hall) are also available on the web link.

Sunday, 23 January: No club run from Stanton Gate today as (hopefully!) we are all going to the East Midlands Cross Country League race at Holme Pierrepont NG12 2LU, race 11.00 am. There may be a charge for parking (£5 at weekends). The Sunday runners will be participating in the East Midlands League races for the next 4 weeks.


Tuesday, 25 January: Speed session – details will be posted on Facebook. Sessions start at 6.30 pm and please arrive early to warm up if appropriate.


Wednesday, 26 January: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Neil will post the routes on Facebook as usual.

Gaby Neher is also leading trail runs most Thursdays, 6.30 pm which usually start by the Moor Lane running track, NG9 3FH. Details to follow on Facebook.


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


Cross Country 2021/22:


East Midlands XC League dates, 11.00 am start (2 laps for men, 1 for ladies), just turn up in your vest, free to enter:


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 (Beeston AC is marshalling this one)

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)

Half Marathon Retford, Sunday 6 March 2022 – entries now open

Marathon TBA

[The Notts 10 mile race is unlikely to go ahead.]


The Belper 30K still has places at https://www.evententry.co.uk/The-Belper-Rover-2022 . The race is on Sunday, 14 August, 9.00 am (8.00 am for walkers).


Early bird entries for the Eyam Half Marathon on 15 May are available at https://eyamhalfmarathon.org.uk/ .


Entries are also open for the Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix Tuesday 28th June to Thursday 7th July at https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=8953


The Nice Work 5K Winter Series is back on – full information at https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/nottingham-winter-1



Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal: https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/portal/members/Login/


See website at http://beestonac.com/  for information about the cross country, fell and road race leagues in which we participate. Also check our Twitter account at https://twitter.com/beestonac . Facebook page here. If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact christinembexton@gmail.com with your request.




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