Runs and Races with Beeston AC



Bramcote Park 5k & 2k runs – marshals required!


Beeston AC are helping LLeisure by doing the on the night organisation of this year’s races on Wednesday May 1st. The 2k starts at 6.30 and the 5k 7ish. Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help – just a handful more would be much appreciated, thanks. In return LLeisure are letting us have the Chilwell Olympia facilities and also the Weir Fields Pavilion for the Trent 5 race for free!


If you are able to help, please contact me on If there are a few (6) people who could help set the course up that would be great, any time after 4.30 please. Many thanks, Simon


1. Club runs 26 April to 1 May inclusive


Friday, 26 April – 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, 27 April – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .


Sunday, 28 April – as it’s London Marathon day the proposal is to meet early at Bramcote track, 8.30 am and do a 7-mile run to see the bluebells at Oldmoor Wood. Anyone wishing to do a longer run could therefore run up and back to Beeston.


The runners to track are: Paul Dennis 8528, Sophie Eadsforth 29167, Shane Fenn 24122, Lucy Grant 32560, Jane Lewis 31976, Genie Mihaylova 19524, Penny Page 32248, John O’Donnell 33223, Jackie Welburn 24121 and Anthony Williamson 23160. Go Beestonites!!


Tuesday, 30 April speed:  Dave Bish will be in charge. Meet 6.15 for warm up, session starts 6.30 pm for a track session at Bramcote (parking on Moor Lane NG9 3GA or Leisure Centre car park). The session will be 6 x 3 minute reps – a good strength builder, good for marathon recovery or as a final run out before a big race.


Tuesday, 30 April:  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. An 8-week beginners course is also running.


Wednesday, 1 May –  there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


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


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 (sold out)


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


Message from Mark Rowlson: The Summer League is here. A quick explanation for new members. The Summer League is a series of races organised by Notts AAA. These races are open to all clubs affiliated to Notts AAA. The distances range from 5 miles to 10K on road or trail. There is no need to pre-enter these races and they are free to enter for members. Simply turn up in your club vest and run. You will be given a finishing token at the end. Please pass this token to me or what you'll probably end up doing is wait for me to finish and then pass the token to me! All races are on a Wednesday and start at 7.15pm. The dates and venues for 2019 are…


[Apr 24 Race #1 Hexgreave Park Bilsthorpe NG22 8LS NOW DONE]

May 29 Race #2 Flowserve, Balderton

Jun 12 Race #3 Holme Pierrepont

Jul 10 Race #4 Worksop College

Aug 7 Race #5 Teversal Grange



Other races


Double Gravs Wednesday 19th June – Guest handicapper Chris Bexton

Trent Lock Challenge Wednesday 21st August

Single Gravs / AGM provisionally Wednesday 27th November (headtorch run)


All races start and finish from Trent Vale Sports Ground, Beeston Rylands

Full details about course, previous results etc are on the club website. Entry details will appear nearer the time.

The road league list has now been updated at as details of more events are now available – in particular the Heckington 10, Castle Rock 10K and The Run.


Entries are now open for the Hardwick 10K – go to to enter. This is not a large race so will sell out, as will the Heckington 10.



4. Well done and good luck: to everyone who ‘raced the train’ at the Peak Rail 7 on Easter Monday, a special mention for the winner Greg Hopkinson. What a fantastic turnout for the first Summer League! 53 of us turned out and avoided the rain for a lovely evening running round Hexgreave Park. We can’t wait for the course at Balderton on 29th May ….


In addition to those running the London Marathon, good luck wishes go to Beestonites undertaking the Kinder Downfall on the same day, the 3 Peaks race and any other races as well.


5. Welcome to: new members Matthew Southgate and Andy Granville – happy running with Beeston AC!


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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