Runs and Races with Beeston AC


1. Club runs 11 January to 16 January 2019 inclusive


Friday, 11 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. This is going to be a headtorch run so don't forget your light!


Saturday, 12 January – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ . This is the 250th celebration week, there may be chocolate 😀.


The final 2018/19 North Midlands XC race also takes place at Wollaton Park today.


Sunday, 13 January – There is an East Midlands XC race at Holme Pierrepont, 11.00 am, which will be well attended (see below for further information about parking) so please check Facebook to see if anyone is planning to run from Chilwell Olympia (as this is the second Sunday in the month), meeting time 8.50 am to start at 9.00 am, distance about 10 miles over footpaths and trails.

Tuesday, 15 January Speed/hills: Dave Bish has plans for an exciting session – meet at 6.15 pm at the start of the access road to the Uni of Nottingham Sports Centre. The week after a track session is planned at the Rutland Leisure Centre, Ilkeston DE7 5GH. 


Tuesday, 15 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 is in week 2. What a fantastic turnout for week 1 – well done all!


Wednesday, 16 January –  there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7-10 miles, drinks after in the VicPenny Page will also be there to lead the improvers on a run. Please remember to wear something light/hi-vis.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


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. Presentations follow after.


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 – HPRC have sent the following instructions on how to pay –

"Instructions on how to pay are located on the signs around the parking area. Customers should ring 01158 720249 and quote 800 800 to pay. Payment can also be made on the webpage . Pay points are located in the CP café and WW café. These are tablets allowing people to access a web page paybyphone."


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.


Andy Hunter has also sent through the Fell Calendar for 2019 (attached) – the return of the Kinder Downfall 😱 and a ‘whopping’ 22 races are in!


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: Donna Jeays (bravely trying out Bramcote XC for her first race!), Jake Moses, Stuart Moore and Charlotte Halls – happy running with Beeston AC!

Well done: what a busy weekend last week! Well done to all who took part in the XC County Championships at Wollaton Park – many of the same people also did the East Midlands XC race at Bramcote Park the following day (and some even sneaked in a 10K race beforehand!).  For a couple of people this was their first outing in a Beeston vest. A big thank you to the people who turned out to support – including Rab, Tony, Dick, Mark and Archie, Ken and Pat, John and Juliet, Wallis’s, Bish’s, Chris and I'm sure there were others!

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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