Runs and races with Beeston AC


1. Club runs 23 to 28 August inclusive


Friday, 23 August – 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, usually drinks after in the Crown, from 9.00 pm onwards. Further information on Facebook.


Saturday, 24 August – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .


Sunday, 25 August – the Sunday run will be from Moorbridge Lane, Stanton Gate, (meeting time at 8.50 am to start at 9.00 am), further details to follow on Facebook. It’s a Bank Holiday weekend – is it lovely Locko Park?!


Tuesday, 27 August speed:  This will be a track session at Bramcote (parking on Moor Lane NG9 3GA or Leisure Centre car park). Meet 6.15 for warm up, session starts 6.30 pm. Further details to follow on Facebook.

Tuesday, 27 August :  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, 28 August –  there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. There may be drinks afterwards in the Vic.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


Fell: Tuesday, 27th August: Barrel Inn, 6.30 pm, Eyam Sports Pavilion, Hawkhill Road S32 5QP. £6 entry at


Fell: Saturday, 31st August: Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials, 10.30 am, £5, start from Longshaw Lodge, S11 7TZ (see below)


Road: Sunday, 1st September: Wilne 10K, 10 am, sold out (transfers available).


Fell: Sunday, 1st September: Exterminator, 10.30 am, The Cricket Inn S17 3AZ.


Road race league information is located on the Club website at: . The fell race calendar is available at

3. Other upcoming races


* The third race in the Notts AAA Fell County Championships takes place on 31st August; the final Notts AAA 2019 individual champs race (best 2 results from 3 [or exceptionally 1 race only]) & the one off team champs race for men & women (first 3 of any age to count per club) are at the Longshaw race on August 31st at 10.30am.  Distance = 8.6km (5.3miles) with 320m (1050ft) of climb & this is in 'proper' fell terrain so studded fell shoes are advised. Entry to the sheepdog trials is £5 & includes the race entry fee. Register at the race desk THEN at the Notts desk & bring full kit of waterproof top (with hood) & leggings both with taped seams, hat & gloves,  compass,  whistle & race map, & emergency food ie gels / flapjack / choc bar etc.  Race map & details (which you MUST read) are here:


Please arrive in good time as this is a popular race & long queues at registration can occur. Notts medal presentations asap after the race. Drinks incl. real ale & food at the show & National Trust cafe also on site.


* British Fell Relays: (message from Andy Hunter)

These are taking place on Saturday 19 October, Peak District Lady Bower Area. Teams of 6 are required for 4 legs: Short, Pair, Nav Pair and Long. Please get in touch with Andy via email if you are interested as I am trying to put in a team. Entries are open and it will soon fill up. So far Holly has shown an interest, we could have a male/ female or a mixed team.


Nigel Turner has posted a reminder that the Moorgreen Duathlon is taking place on 13 October – registration is at . 9 am, Colliers Wood, Newthorpe NG16 2FF. £18 to enter plus £5 day membership of British Triathlon Federation.


4. Robin Hood Half Marathon: the organisers have been in touch to offer the Club the opportunity to take the flag and have a meeting point. A lot of us do this race so it would be great to take them up on this offer. Would anyone be willing to take the flag and bring it back (presumably someone planning on going by car) so that we can accept this opportunity? It has a shoulder strap and is not too heavy so is easily portable. Please reply to this email address if you can do this. Many thanks!


5. Notts AAA County Championships: Marathon – if you are planning to run the Leicester Marathon and wish to be entered for the County Championships please contact Mark Rowlson, with details of your eligibility – you are eligible if you have either been born in Nottinghamshire, or by nine months’ continuous bona fide residence in the county immediately prior to the race. See for full information.

6. Social events:  The Club picnic is taking place this Sunday, 25 August starting 1.00 pm. Please meet next to the children’s playground (handy for the tram stop!), bring your own picnic and blanket. Games will include: tug-of-war, egg and spoon race, 3-legged race, sack race plus crazy golf competition. All equipment will be provided. Families and friends welcome.


A night at the Dogs is also on offer. This is at Nottingham Greyhound Stadium, 6.00 pm Friday 27th September, £5 all of which will be donated to the Brain Tumour Charity. Bets taken from 50p, food available, dress smart casual. Please let Jane Lewis know if you would like a ticket.


7. Well done to everyone who has raced and congratulations to our Trent Lock Challenge runners – won by Andrew Jackson, wooden spoon to Ben Jeays.  Results attached. A special mention to Holly on successfully completing the Dales Way Challenge, and also to those who did the Belper Rover 30K – it is a super race, and I will let you know when (hopefully) entries open next year. Good luck for those with races at the 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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