News and runs with Beeston AC


Hi all – hoping this newsletter finds you and family in good health. Please see below for details of runs in the coming week.


Many thanks to Dave Cross for organising the track event last Sunday; it was very enjoyable (even a few unofficial PB's!) and a great time was had by all. 

Good luck to those who are doing the Thoresby races this coming Sunday; have a great time!


Saturday, 17 October BAC Return to Racing: This week’s 5K run will be at Attenborough Nature Reserve rail track (over the railway line at Barton Lane past the retail park) meeting there at 9.30 am. If anyone is interested in joining us please respond to the Facebook post or ask someone to do so on your behalf.


Sunday, 18 October: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane. John will have hand gel available at the start and end of runs for everyone’s use in view of the numerous stiles etc. which will be on route.


Speed Session Tuesday, 20 October: Richard Upward is in charge this week – Meet at the top of the road leading to the University’s Sports Centre, NG7 2RD 6.30 pm for a hills session on Jubilee Avenue. Check Facebook for full details.


Wednesday, 21 October, 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia; details of the runs will appear on Facebook beforehand.


Penny and Chris have a group of Improvers doing a 5K loop setting off at the same time and we welcome new runners who wish to join us – no one will get left behind. If you know someone who would like to start running please ask them to get in touch as we also have a small group of beginners who are just a few weeks into the C25K now.


Friday 23 October, 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia; run details will be posted on Facebook beforehand.


Terms and conditions for attending Club Runs: Please note that we need to comply with the current guidance from England Athletics. In lieu of requiring members to complete a pre-activity health questionnaire before joining Club runs, our policy is that by attending sessions you are confirming that you have not got any Covid symptoms to the best of your knowledge. Sorry to keep repeating this but it is important for the time being.


By choosing to attend for club training sessions, you are undertaking to comply with the following:

* Only attend club running/training sessions on the basis that you believe you have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms and are willing to comply with COVID-19 health and safety requirements concerning social distancing and hygiene before, during or after activity

* Attend to join a club run 5 minutes before the run is due to start ready to run (no changing facilities etc. currently available) so that a photo may be taken of everyone taking part. We will convene at a safe distance from the Leisure Centre

* If you become unwell subsequently and are diagnosed with Covid-19, undertake to inform the Club as soon as your illness is confirmed so that anyone who ran with you may be informed for tracking and testing purposes.


Anyone not registered with the Club (and England Athletics) will be required to complete a form (Neil has copies of this and Chris has copies for the Improvers).



News about races on the calendar


The Club Road Race calendar is at . Unfortunately Derby City Council has withdrawn permission for the Derby 10 to go ahead so no races remain on the calendar.


Cross Country events for 2020/21: Shirley Starr has announced the cancellation of the East Midlands XC League races for 2020/21.

: Registered members will have received an email advising that the 2020 AGM will be held on Wednesday, 11 November at 8.30 pm via a Zoom link which will be circulated in advance, together with the finalised papers.

With regard to the agenda which was included, please pass on any apologies to Chris beforehand for recording, and if you wish to be considered for any of the positions on the Committee, please send in your nomination, with names of a proposer and seconder, by Wednesday 28 October. If you wish to propose a change to the Constitution, again please pass on any proposed changes to me by 28 October.

Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal:


If you have any information about races you are planning to run or any news which may be of interest to members, please pass this on to Chris for the newsletter.


Check our Facebook page for updates on routes, races, lift shares and further information.  See website at  for information about the cross country, fell and road race leagues in which we participate. Also check our Twitter account at . If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact with your request.



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