News from Beeston AC


Hello everyone – details of news and runs below.


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. Club members attending will be welcome to wear a club vest over a shirt, etc.


2023 Beeston AC parkrun challenge – post from Dave Cross


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.


Rules – 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


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 soon and will be similar to last year.


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 video clip are attached for information.


London Marathon: Due to an administrative error the club has not been awarded any London Marathon places for 2023. The organisers have now confirmed this, so the winners of the draw at the 2022 AGM will be put forward uncontested for the 2024 race.



Club Runs


Thursday, 2 February: 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, 3 February: 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. It will be the Toton and Chilwell route, around 5.5 miles.


Saturday, 4 February: 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.


Sunday, 5 February: No Sunday run this week as it’s the East Midlands XC race at Colwick Woods, NG3 7EB: 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.


Tuesday, 7 February, 6.30 pm, speed session:  The Hills of Bramcote. The Run Leader will be Nigel Turner, the session 110% effort. Meet at Nigel's, The Lawns, Bramcote (off Town Street).


Wednesday, 8 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)


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


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

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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