Running and racing with Beeston AC


Hi all – information about next week’s club runs and other news is below.


Double Gravs Handicap: Congratulations to all the runners and many thanks again to the super marshals – the results are attached. Well done James Isherwood!


Next race in Road League – Robin Hood Half: see below for information.


AGM: A heads up that the AGM is scheduled to take place on 10 November, preceded by the Single Gravs Handicap race. The venue will once again be the Marina.


Nominations are invited for the Athlete of the Year. The award exists to recognise a member’s outstanding achievement over the previous 12 months. This can be for individual athletic performance and/or contribution to Beeston AC. Individuals must be first claim members of Beeston AC.


Potential nominees should be proposed and seconded by fellow first claim members of Beeston AC. The proposer should send details of the nomination to the Secretary including a brief summary of reasons why they feel the individual deserves the award.


The Club Committee will shortlist up to 6 candidates upon receipt of the nominations and organise a ballot to select the ‘Athlete of the Year’. The award will be made at the AGM. If you would like to propose a fellow member for this award, please send in your nomination by 26 October.


Christmas Party: Phil Herd, our Social Secretary, has arranged the Club Christmas do for Friday, 10 December at Chilwell Golf Club. Please let him know via his Facebook post or by email if you would like tickets, £15 each. Disco and late bar to 12 Midnight.


Commonwealth Games, Birmingham July 2022: Phil Herd is proposing a plan to have a Friday and Saturday club trip to watch the triathlon and marathon as these are free ticket evens. Hotels will be suggested for a stopover. There is a ballot available for anyone wanting to try for tickets (link here). The ballot closes on 30 September.



Club runs


Friday, 24 September:  6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. The run will be the Toton Sidings route, around 6.2 miles (10K). Toilets and changing rooms are available at Chilwell Olympia.


Saturday, 25 September: See you at Beeston parkrun, 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, 26 September: it’s the Robin Hood Half Marathon on this day. If you wish to join the Beeston/Chilwell peloton on bike, the meeting point is at the Boathouse café, Beeston Marina at 8.15 am. Or turn up at the Embankment, near the baggage tent for a pre-race photo at 9.05 am (race starts 9.30). During the race we have Nigel Turner and co providing musical entertainment on Lime Tree Avenue – you will be a welcome sight!

Drinks after the race at the Embankment pub, Arkwright Street. After that it’s food, beer, wine etc and music from Paul Robinson at the Vic in Beeston from 1.30 pm.

If anyone not doing RHHM fancies meeting up for a run, it is suggested that you can organise this via the Club’s Facebook page if you wish.

Tuesday, 28 September: Speed session – details will be posted on Facebook. Sessions start at 6.30 pm and please arrive early to warm up if appropriate. Most of these sessions are at the Bramcote Track light permitting, parking on Moor Lane NG9 3FH. With the approach of the darker nights these sessions will move to other locations.


Wednesday, 29 September: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia Penny and Chris have a group of Improvers setting off at the same time and we would welcome new runners along – no one will get left behind. We are starting a 5K to 10K programme soon.

Gaby Neher is also leading trail runs most Thursdays, 6.30 pm. Details will be put on Facebook. Beeston AC has discounts available for use: Harrier 10% off BEESTON10, OTE 20% off using code beestonac and Mountain Fuel 15% off using BeestonAc15.


For information:


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


The Road League for 2021 is available at .


Cross Country 2021/22:


The first North Midlands XC League race is due to take place at Markeaton Park on Saturday, 16th October. The ladies’ race will be at 13.50 (6K) and the men’s race (10K) at 14.20. The other races in the League will be Wicksteed Park, Kettering (13 November), Shipley Country Park, Heanor (4 December) and Berry Hill Park, Mansfield (15 January).


Relays – please let Charlie know if you are interested in being in a team for any of these relays below for him to gauge interest/team planning.


Saturday, 23 October: Midlands Relays – (likely to be West Midlands)


Saturday, 30 October: British Masters Relays (age 35+ only), West Park, Long Eaton – trophies to defend here!


Saturday, 6 November: English National Relays, Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. As this is a national event, the Club will cover half your entry fee (there is a limit on the number of teams we can enter, so please express your interest in this early!)



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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