Running with Beeston AC


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


Well done: to John Walker on his successful Yorkshire Marathon – we’ll look forward to some dot watching in a year’s time! Also well done to the Beestonites who undertook the first cross country of the season at Markeaton Park last Saturday.


Single Gravs handicap, Wednesday, 10th November 6.30 pm: this will be held prior to the AGM. Dave Cross is the guest handicapper. If you would like to run or volunteer to be a marshal, please leave a message on the Facebook post or send me a message to pass on if you aren’t on Facebook. It will be in the dark so a head or chest torch would be a good idea.


AGM: The AGM is scheduled to take place on 10 November after the Single Gravs Handicap at the Marina.


If you are interested in any of the vacant roles on the Committee – and this now includes the Road League Secretary post as well as Ladies’ Representative, Member Representative and Chair – please send in your nomination with the name of your proposer and seconder by 26 October. In addition, if you wish to nominate anyone for Athlete of the Year, the closing date for receipt of your brief paragraph, plus name of a seconder, submitted to this email address is Midnight 26 October. The same deadline applies for anyone wishing to propose a suggested amendment to the Constitution.


Christmas Party: The Club Christmas party will be held on Friday, 10 December at Chilwell Golf Club. Please let Phil Herd know via the Facebook post or by email if you would like tickets, £15 each. Disco and late bar to 12 Midnight.



Club runs


Friday, 22 October:  6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. The run will be the Long Eaton route, around 6 miles. Toilets and changing rooms are available at Chilwell Olympia.


Saturday, 23 October: 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, 24 October: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane.


Tuesday, 26 October: Speed session – details will be posted on Facebook. Sessions start at 6.30 pm and please arrive early to warm up if appropriate.


Wednesday, 27 October: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia Penny (and possibly Chris) have a group of Improvers setting off at the same time and we would welcome new runners along – we are starting a 5K to 10K programme – it will be week 2 on the 20th.

Gaby Neher is also leading trail runs most Thursdays, 6.30 pm. This week the meeting point is at the Moor Lane track, Bramcote (with head/chest torch).


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 North Midlands XC League races are: Wicksteed Park, Kettering (13 November), Shipley Country Park, Heanor (4 December) and Berry Hill Park, Mansfield (15 January). The ladies’ race will be at 13.50 (6K) and the men’s race (10K) at 14.20.


Saturday, 30 October: British Masters Relays (age 35+ only), West Park, Long Eaton – Charlie has now posted the teams – the Ladies/V65+ men’s race is at 12 Noon with the men’s race following at 13.45 pm. It’s only local and support would be very welcome!


News about the Midland 7 and 5-Mile Cross-Country Races – these will be held on Saturday 20th November 2021 at Bulwell Hall. Further information to follow.


Further information about the East Midlands XC League to follow in the New Year.



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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