News from Beeston AC


Hello everyone – details of news and runs below. Apologies for lateness with the email, down to work commitments.


Welcome to new members Nicholas Moody and Liz Lakin (second claim): happy running with Beeston AC!


Tony Rushton: the funeral will take place on Tuesday, 21st February at 11.00 am at Bramcote Crematorium. No flowers please, donations requested to Parkinson’s UK.


Notts County Champs Fell Race: The Notts fell championships race will be Wolf’s Pit fell race on Sunday, 19th March. Details of rules and race day information will be available on the website and will be similar to last year.


Belper Rover: for those of us who love this race, entries open on this Sunday, 29th January at 7.00 pm.


Sports Massage/Therapy: please see attached poster advertising the services of Jenny Flowers at the Chiropractic Clinic in Beeston. She is offering an initial discount of £10 off for anyone from Beeston AC. Just quote BAC when booking.


Message from Network Rail: A representative from Network Rail has been in touch and asked us to call attention to the number of near miss incidents in the local area with runners nearly being hit by trains around Attenborough (while appreciating it may not be any of our members who have been involved on these occasions) and also mention that it is an offence to loiter on a train line, for example to take photos. A couple of leaflets and a video clip are attached for information.


2023 Beeston AC parkrun challenge – post from Dave Cross


Thanks to everyone who contributed to yesterday’s post. Now I am launching the 2023 Beeston AC parkrun challenge. There's points for turning up, either as a runner or volunteer at the events below and there's points available if your age grading at the event is your best age grading.



1st claim BAC members only

Have Beeston AC as your club on your parkrun profile as I will use this to filter the results.


Date            parkrun

18/02/2023 Beeston

18/03/2023 Forest Rec

15/04/2023 Long Eaton

13/05/2023 Rushcliffe

03/06/2023 Volunteering opportunity at any of the challenge parkruns

10/06/2023 Wollaton Park

08/07/2023 Colwick

05/08/2023 Clifton

02/09/2023 Gedling

30/09/2023 Bestwood



10 points for showing up either as volunteer or runner.

10 points for an age grading PB

20 points for volunteering on 3/6


Bonus points for number of events completed –

10 events (inc volunteering) – 100 points

9 events – 90 points

8 events – 80 points

7 events – 70 points

6 events – 60 points

5 events – 50 points

4 events – 40 points

3 events – 30 points


Prize(s) tbc


Roadwork News: There are gasworks taking place on the A52 from Monday, 9 January to Friday, 31 March and the westbound carriageway of Derby Road is closed from the QMC roundabout junction. Temporary barriers are in place on University Park during this period so that it will not be possible to drive all the way through campus.



Club Runs


Thursday, 26 January: Gaby Neher leads trail runs on Thursdays, 6.20 for 6.30 pm, and the current meeting point is at the White Lion, Town Street, Bramcote. Please take a head or chest torch, wear hi-viz and trail shoes.


Friday, 27 January: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Toilets and changing rooms are open. Please wear light clothing and bring a chest or head torch. Neil will be using the Toton route this week. It’s the parkrun reverse route, around 4.75 miles.


Saturday, 28 January: Beeston parkrun will be on at 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ Details of other local parkruns including Wollaton Hall are also available on the web link.


Good luck for those running in the Midlands Championships in Leamington Spa today.


Sunday, 29 January: No Sunday run this week as it’s the East Midlands XC race at Bramcote Park, off Moor Lane, NG9 3FH: just turn up in your vest! The race starts at 11.00 am. Don’t forget about the road closure on Derby Road from QMC to Priory Island if this affects your journey. A lot of people will be running up from Beeston and Chilwell.


Tuesday, 31 January, 6.30 pm, speed session: Dave Bish will be in charge of a reps session on Jubilee Avenue, exact details to be posted nearer the time.


Wednesday, 1 February: Please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Neil will post the routes on Facebook as usual.



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


Here are the cross country race dates for your diaries:


Sat 28 Jan: Midlands Championships, Leamington Spa

Sat 25 Feb: English National Championships, Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire; Charlie has now sent through names on behalf of the Club, the closing date is today.


Remaining East Midlands League dates are as follows (all 11.00 am starts):


Race 2 – Sunday, 29 January, Bramcote Park, NG9 3GD (Leisure Centre car park)

Race 3 – Sunday, 5 February, Colwick Woods NG3 7EB

Race 4 – Sunday, 12 February, West Park, Long Eaton NG10 4AA.


Registered members can turn up for the East Midlands League races for free (you just need your club vest and shoes.


The Road League list is available at:


The Fell League list is available at:


County Championships for 2023 (see


Notts 10 – 11 March – entries open

Newstead Abbey Dash 5K – Friday 28 July entries open

Newark Half Marathon – Sunday 13th August (provisional)

Holme Pierrepont 10K – TBC

Fell – Wolf’s Pit – Sunday, 19th March, fell intercounties in Sedbergh, Sunday, 7th May



Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal:


See website at  for more information about the club. Also check our Twitter account at . Facebook page here. If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact with your request.



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