Running with Beeston AC


Hi all – please find information about next week’s club runs below.


Well done to: everyone who raced last weekend (including the 4 who did both races!) – a great turn out for both the Peak Rail 7 (largest club) and Wilne 10K (second largest!).


Double Gravs Handicap: Due to shortening daylight hours and the proximity of the Robin Hood Half Marathon, the 2021 Double Gravs handicap will take place on Tuesday, 21st September. The race will start from Trent Vale Sports Ground, Trent Vale Road, NG9 1DE with the first runner scheduled to start at 6.00 pm (NB time brought forward to ensure we can finish before it’s dark). Venue for drinks after to be confirmed.The race is open to all first and second claim members.


If you would like to volunteer to be a marshal (there are different roles available) please can you send me a message or put a note on the Facebook post. Likewise, if you would like to run the handicap race please email or put a note on Facebook. Full information is at . The distance is 5.5 miles (8.8K). The winner is the first person back.


Committee Meeting: The next meeting of the Club Committee is next Tuesday, 14th September. The Committee is keen to hear the views of the membership and if there is anything you would like to bring to our attention please send an email to the Secretary by Friday, 10th September.


Cross Country: Please see below for a message from Charlie Pearce. There is good news that it is very possible the East Midlands League XC races will be on in January and February 2022.


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.



Club runs


Friday, 10 September:  6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. The run will be a variation on the figure of 8 route, just under 5.5 miles. Toilets and changing rooms are available at Chilwell Olympia.


Saturday, 11 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 weblink.

Sunday, 12 September: As it’s the second Sunday of the month the meeting point is a different location. Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start at Thrumpton Church for a visit to Gotham, postcode NG11 0AW.


Tuesday, 14 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.


Wednesday, 15 September: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia Penny and Chris have a group of Improvers doing a 5K loop setting off at the same time and we would welcome new runners along – no one will get left behind.

Gaby Neher is also leading trail runs most Thursdays, 6.30 pm. Details will be put on Facebook.


For information:


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


The Road League for 2021 is available at . Current Road League results attached.


Cross Country 2021/22:


The first North Midlands XC League race is due to take place at Markeaton Park on Saturday, 16th October. Further details to follow nearer the time.


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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