Happy New Year with Beeston AC


Hi all – Happy New Year to everyone, hope you had a good break. Photos of some of our Christmas runs are attached.


Welcome to new members Sebastiano Putti and Sonia Lord (second claim): happy running with Beeston AC!


For those of us who enjoy trail running, entries are currently open for the Belper Rover 30K (well nearly) 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). Last year, we were given a baked potato and bottle of beer at the end – well worth the effort!


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


Midland Counties XC Championships: a reminder from Charlie that the closing date for entries is 14 January for these championships at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield on Saturday, 29 January. These also incorporate the Midland Masters Championships – it is £15 to join MMAC as second claim. Charlie will be doing entries on 12 January for those who have paid him £9 otherwise it is slightly more expensive to enter yourself.


Membership: You should also have received an email from Dan Rawson, our Treasurer, advising that for continuing members 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, 7 January: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. The run will be the parkrun route via The Strand so please bring a head or chest torch.   Toilets and changing rooms are available at Chilwell Olympia.


Saturday, 8 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.

It’s also the Notts AAA Cross Country County Championships today at Berry Hill, Mansfield – good luck to all taking part.

Sunday, 9 January: as it’s the second Sunday in the month we’re off to new pastures at Gedling with Steve Mason in charge of the route. Please meet at 8.50 for a 9.00 am depart at the Spring Lane car park, NG4 4PE (the first, lower car park as you arrive). The route will be about 10 miles, there will be a hill (just the one?) and mud.

Tuesday, 11 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, 12 January: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Neil will post the routes on Facebook as usual. No improvers as Penny and Chris are taking a break.

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:


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 – entries now open

Marathon TBA


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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