Runs and Races with Beeston AC



*** Membership Renewal: EA payments due end of March ***


If you have not already done so, please renew your membership with Beeston AC. The price is kept at £20 (£5 second claim). 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.


Open Meeting: Don’t forget the open meeting on Wednesday, 27 March, 8.00 pm at the Victoria Hotel (upstairs room). The agenda currently includes the following items: Trent 5; Broxtowe 5K; Club handicap dates and format; any other items members wish to put forward (eg would club car stickers be a good idea?). This will be followed by a short EGM to confirm Neil Byford's membership of the Committee, as he has been put forward to take on the role of Coaching Coordinator.



1. Club runs 8 March to 13 March inclusive


Friday, 8 March – 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. Please wear hi-vis (hopefully not for much longer!). This is going to be a head torch run so please bring yours with you.


Saturday, 9 March – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .


Sunday, 10 March – as it’s the second Sunday in the month, the run will be from Chilwell Olympia this week, meet 8.50 for 9.00 am depart. John O’Donnell is going to do the ‘two bridges’ route, so this will be good for those who are marathon training. For those of us not wishing to run so far, the 10 mile point will be around the Clifton area, so please bring your Mango card or fare, as we can then jump on a bus or tram to get back to Beeston.


In addition to roadworks on Town Street, Bramcote, there are now roadworks on Moorbridge Lane, Stapleford which means a detour for most of us get to Stanton Gate. Accordingly, for 17th and 24th March we will be running from Chilwell Olympia and from 31st March (by which date Town Street should have reopened) to mid-May we plan to run from Bramcote Park until Moorbridge Lane also reopens.


Tuesday, 12 March Speed/hills:  Many thanks to Rob Jackson (and NET!) for an excellent session between Cator Lane and Bramcote Lane tram stops. Next week Dave Bish will be in charge: please see Facebook for information about the session.   


Tuesday, 12 March:  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.


Wednesday, 13 March –  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 Vic. Please wear hi-vis.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


Sunday, 17 March, Wolfs Pit Fell Race full information at


Wednesday, 24 April: Summer League race 1, Hexgreave, 7.15 pm


3. Crich Monument race, 13th July: Andy Hunter advises that entries are now open at and suggests that we use ‘Beeston AC’ for the team name. You know you want to run up that hill again!


Social and Club Events


4. Quiz Night: will be at The Berliner, next Tuesday, 12th March, 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm quiz. Please contact Jane Lewis for further information.


5. Message from Maryke Fox and Robin Bacon re Wrekin Relay:


A few people mentioned at the Christmas Party that they'd be interested in taking part in the Wrekin Relay in Shropshire on 13th July.  We did this a couple of years ago and it was a great laugh!  We'll stay in the same place again and get mini-buses into Shrewsbury to visit the tea houses there. 


The Wrekin is a hill near Shrewsbury so the plan would be to run the race on Saturday then repair to the Youth Hostel at Bridges near the Long Mynd and go out on the town in Shrewsbury on Saturday night. The following day we'll go for a walk on the Long Mynd, weather permitting. Shrewsbury might not be on many people's radar but it has more than its fair share of fantastic pubs and lovely surroundings.


The race itself is a trail race comprising three laps each of 3.6 miles with 182m ascent (sorry about the mix of units).  You can do it as a relay in teams of three or you can do three laps solo.


The link to the race website is here:  and entries are now open but we need to enter as teams (cost is £30 per team). Some pictures from the 2016 event are here: 


Accommodation will be in dorms or shared rooms at a cost of ~£23pppn, a cooked breakfast is £6.  Please could you let me (Chris) have your name if you wish to take part by 7 April, as the race does sell out and we will need to book accommodation sooner rather than later. We can always adjust teams on the day.



6. Welcome: to Laura Tomlinson, Christopher Davenport and Jenny Gibbon – happy running with Beeston AC!

 7. Well done: to everyone who raced at the weekend, at Belvoir and Rushcliffe and elsewhere. Some cracking times and PBs!

 8. Good luck: to everyone racing and running this coming weekend, including those going to Retford for the half marathon. 

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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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