Runs and races with Beeston AC


Hi all – information about next week’s club runs and other news is below.


Well done to: all participants and supporters in the Robin Hood Half last Sunday – some great times and fantastic cheering! Well done also to Matt Jones and Kevin Lee who enjoyed doing the Snowdon Marathon last Saturday, and would recommend it (photo attached).


Welcome to our new members Grace Carter, Emma Cornish (second claim), James Howard, Ben Taylor and Nicole Bryden: happy running with Beeston AC!


Good luck to: all our London and Chester marathoners – the ones I know of are Chris Bexton (23639), Kim Butler (39706), Steve Connor (7184), Sophie Eadsforth (27551), Lucy Grant (24005), Phil Herd (27073), Mike Lyons (22224), James Wall (39229) and Greg Hopkinson (1249) with Simon Barnes and Gaby Neher doing the Chester Marathon. There are some virtual marathoners as well: Susan Wheatcroft (16029), Louise West (V15844) and Neil Byford (V28133). Support (dot watching on the London Marathon apptt) welcome! Apologies if anyone has been missed out – please put a shout out on Facebook.


AGM: A quick heads up that the AGM is scheduled to take place on 10 November, preceded by the Single Gravs Handicap race. The venue will once again be the Marina.


Nominations are invited for the Athlete of the Year. The award exists to recognise a member’s outstanding achievement over the previous 12 months. This can be for individual athletic performance and/or contribution to Beeston AC. Individuals must be first claim members of Beeston AC. Potential nominees should be proposed and seconded by fellow first claim members of Beeston AC. The proposer should send details of the nomination to the Secretary including a brief summary of reasons why they feel the individual deserves the award.


The Club Committee will shortlist up to 6 candidates upon receipt of the nominations and organise a ballot to select the ‘Athlete of the Year’. The award will be made at the AGM. If you would like to propose a fellow member for this award, please send in your nomination by 26 October.


Christmas Party: Phil Herd, our Social Secretary, has arranged the Club Christmas do for Friday, 10 December at Chilwell Golf Club. Please let him know via his Facebook post or by email if you would like tickets, £15 each. Disco and late bar to 12 Midnight.


Commonwealth Games, Birmingham July 2022: Phil Herd is proposing a plan to have a Friday and Saturday club trip to watch the triathlon and marathon as these are free ticket events . Hotels will be suggested for a stopover. There is a ballot available for anyone wanting to try for tickets (link here). The ballot closes TODAY.



Club runs


Friday, 1 October:  6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. The run will be Beeston Canal/Boots Bridge/Uni Boulevard route 5.5 mile route. Toilets and changing rooms are available at Chilwell Olympia.


Saturday, 2 October: See you at Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ Details of other local parkruns (including Wollaton Hall) are also available on the web link.

Sunday, 3 October: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane for a 10-mile run over trails, canal and fields.


Tuesday, 5 October: Speed session – details will be posted on Facebook. Sessions start at 6.30 pm and please arrive early to warm up if appropriate.


Wednesday, 6 October: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia Penny (and possibly Chris) have a group of Improvers setting off at the same time and we would welcome new runners along – no one will get left behind. We are starting a 5K to 10K programme next week.

Gaby Neher is also leading trail runs most Thursdays, 6.30 pm. This week the meeting point is at the Moor Lane track, Bramcote (with head/chest torch).


For information:


Advertised Dates for Races – full list on Facebook (pinned list)


The Road League for 2021 is available at .


Cross Country 2021/22:


The first North Midlands XC League race is due to take place at Markeaton Park on Saturday, 16th October. The ladies’ race will be at 13.50 (6K) and the men’s race (10K) at 14.20. The other races in the League will be Wicksteed Park, Kettering (13 November), Shipley Country Park, Heanor (4 December) and Berry Hill Park, Mansfield (15 January).


Relays – please let Charlie know if you are interested in being in a team for any of these relays below for him to gauge interest/team planning.


Saturday, 23 October: Midlands Relays – (likely to be West Midlands)

Saturday, 30 October: British Masters Relays (age 35+ only), West Park, Long Eaton – trophies to defend here!

Saturday, 6 November: English National Relays, Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. As this is a national event, the Club will cover half your entry fee (there is a limit on the number of teams we can enter, so please express your interest in this early!)


Further information about the East Midlands XC League to follow in the New Year.



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 . If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact with your request.




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