Runs and Races with Beeston AC

Happy new year to you all! 🎉🎉


1. Club runs 4 January to 9 January 2019 inclusive


Friday, 4 January – there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7 miles, drinks after in the Crown, usually from 9.00 pm onwards. Further information on Facebook.


Saturday, 5 January – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .


Today is also the day of the Cross Country County Championships at Wollaton Park – ladies set off at 11.55 am, with the men’s race at 12.35 pm (hope we’ve finished by then!).


Sunday, 6 January – The first East Midlands XC race takes place this day at Bramcote Park, 11.00 am on the field near the track off Moor Lane. There is always a good turnout for this so please check Facebook first to see if anyone is planning on doing the usual Sunday run from Stanton Gate at 9.00 am. Some Beestonites run up to Bramcote to make this a long run so do check on Facebook for posts if you wish to run up with others.


Tuesday, 8 January:  David Patrick is in charge. Meet at 6.15 pm at the start of the access road to the Uni of Nottingham Sports Centre for a warm up run to University Boulevard for 6.30 pm. The session is 18 x 1 minute fast runs followed by a cool down and stretching.


Tuesday, 8 January:  Tuesday Rebel Runners, Chilwell, The Village Hotel:  This is usually a 5K run (sometimes with other options); details of the run are posted weekly on the Rebel Runners Facebook page. Meet 6.30 pm in the foyer for 6.40 pm depart. A new beginners 8 week couch to 5K programme starts this week.


Wednesday, 9 January –  there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7 miles, drinks after in the Victoria Hotel, Dovecote Lane, Beeston.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


Saturday, 5 January 2019, Notts AAA Cross Country Championships, Wollaton Park. Information at . Senior/Vet women, 11.55 am, 8K approx., Senior/Vet men, 12.35 pm, 10K approx.


Sunday, 6 January 2019, Bramcote Park NG9 3GD (East Midlands League, 11 am). Parking is available on Moor Lane off Derby Road.


Saturday, 12 January 2019, North Midlands XC League, Wollaton Park, Senior/Vet women, 1.50 pm, 6K approx., Senior/Vet men, 2.20 pm, 10K approx.


Sunday, 13 January, East Midlands League, Holme Pierrepont, NG12 2LD, 11 am.

The course starts and finishes in the normal place (from the bottom of the lake on the ‘scoreboard side’) and is a 10-15 minute walk from the car park. There is still a £2 per car charge to park but there is now an ANPR camera recognition system in place and it is possible to pay by phone – details on how to pay in next week's email.


Sunday, 3 February, East Midlands League, Colwick Woods NG3 7EB, 11 am.


Sunday, 17 February, East Midlands League, West Park Long Eaton, NG10 4AA followed by the presentation at Long Eaton Rugby Club.

The Road League 2019 list is re-attached for information.


3. Membership Renewal: message from Juliet Jones, Treasurer


It’s time for Beeston AC membership renewals. The price is kept at £20. The preferred method is to pay by bank transfer:

Account name: Beeston AC

Sort code: 40-10-06

Account number: 62266253

Please let Juliet Jones know when you have transferred membership money.


Alternatively, membership can be paid by cheque, payable to Beeston AC. Please send cheques to: 52 Lilac Grove, Beeston Rylands, Nottingham NG9 1PE.

News Items


4. Welcome to new members: Andrew Brookes, Maya Kessler, Steve Haigh and David Beighton – happy running with Beeston AC!


5. Well done: to everyone who ran and raced over the holiday period including a couple of fell races; a lot of people turned up for the Christmas and New Year’s Day parkruns, doing the double and, in one case, a treble!


6. Good luck: to everyone doing the XC County Champs at Wollaton Park – entry list at – 25 participants! If anyone fancies coming to support, we would love to see you at the top of those muddy hills!


7. Other Cross Country Events


The National Cross Country Championships will be at Harewood House near Leeds on Saturday, 23 February. Dan has a plan for people to drive up (car sharing if possible) with the option of a stop-over in Leeds (Premier Inn, Leeds City Centre, Whitehall Road is suggested) on Saturday. Please email Dan Rawson if you would like to go and he will send in entries – cost £8 but would like to hear from you by this weekend at the latest. Full information at


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 . PBs should be notified to , together with time, distance, date and race.

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