Runs and races with Beeston AC



Membership Renewal: EA payments due end of March


Many thanks to those of of you who have already renewed. If you have not yet renewed, I have received notification from England Athletics that "all athletes, with the exception of those new to the sport who have been registered between January – March, will revert from their status of 'registered' to showing as 'outstanding' on 31 March" and so I hope to pay registration fees for 2019/20 from 1 April onwards. 

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.


Please can you also take the opportunity to check your personal information for correct address and contact details on the myATHLETICS Portal at


Open Meeting: Don’t forget the open meeting NEXT 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, who has been put forward to take on the role of Coaching Coordinator.



1. Club runs 22 to 27 March inclusive


Friday, 22 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!).


Saturday, 23 March – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .


Sunday, 24 March – due to roadworks, the run will be from Chilwell Olympia this week, meet 8.50 for 9.00 am depart.


Tuesday, 26 March Speed/hills:  Dave Bish is running a hills session at University Park; meet 6.15 pm at access road to Sports Centre for session start at 6.30 pm. Please see Facebook for further information.


Tuesday, 26 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, 27 March –  there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. This will be shorter than usual due to the open meeting taking place afterwards in the Vic. Please wear hi-vis.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


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


Fell: Kinder Downfall: Sunday, 28th April, 11.30 am (pre-entry only)

Fell: Tigers Trail race, Wednesday 1st May, 7.00 pm (can pre-enter)


Fell: Burbage Skyline, Tuesday 7th May, 7.30 pm (must pre-enter early April)


Road: Sinfin Classic 10K, Sunday 12th May, 10.30 am (nearly sold out, go to to enter)


Fell: Totley Moor, Tuesday 21st May, 7.30 pm (can pre-enter)

Social and Club Events


3. Wrekin Relay, Shropshire 13 July:


Maryke Fox has posted in Facebook asking people to let her know if you would 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 (Youth Hostel at Bridges near the Long Mynd) and get mini-buses into Shrewsbury to visit the tea houses there. 


The race itself is a trail race comprising three laps each of 3.6 miles with 182m ascent.  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 either message Maryke on Facebook or let me 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.


4. Well done: to everyone who raced at the weekend, at the inaugural Notts20 and the Wolf’s Pit Fell Race. Many congratulations to Greg Hopkinson on winning the fell race! Both Greg and Holly have won County vests as a result of their performances in the race – fantastic result! 🏆


5. Good luck: to everyone racing and running this coming weekend.


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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