Runs and Races with Beeston AC

1. Club runs 17 August to 22 August 2018 inclusive

Friday, 17 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, drinks after in the Crown (usually from 9.00 pm onwards).

Saturday, 18 August – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .

Sunday, 19 August – the weekly Sunday run is from Moorbridge Lane, Stanton Gate, meeting time is 8.50 am to start at 9.00 am, distance about 10 miles over footpaths and trails.

Tuesday, 21 August – speed session: David Patrick is in charge this week. Full details will appear on Facebook.

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. This is also week 7 of a new beginners course (free and for 8 weeks; details on website).

Wednesday, 22 August – there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7-10 miles.

2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar

Tuesday, 28 August, Barrel Inn, Eyam (further information below)

Sunday, 2 September, Wilne 10K

Sunday, 2 September, Exterminator, Totley

Friday, 7 September, Great Longstone

Sunday, 30 September, Robin Hood Half Marathon


3. Message from Andy Hunter, Fell League Secretary


The 2018 Barrel Inn Fell Race takes place on Tuesday August 28th – just under 4 weeks’ time.  This is during our village Wakes Week. For more information and the on-line early entry form take this link to the Website of Eyam Sports Association Ltd. . We have a maximum entry of 300 runners. Pre-entry costs £6, entry on the night costs £8.


An updated set of Fell League results is attached.


4. Welcome: to new member Rachel Avison, happy running with Beeston AC!


5. Cover for Organisation of Wednesday and Friday training sessions


Due to unfortunate personal circumstances, our run leader Mike Blades is currently not able to take charge of the Wednesday and Friday training sessions. The Club is therefore looking for volunteers to look after runners doing the middle distance and short distance routes, with Penny Page in charge of a rota for the new/beginners group. The rota for middle/short routes will start from September; if you are willing to be on the rota please could you drop me an email and we will be in touch shortly. It is planned that maps/descriptions of current routes will be available for putting on Facebook.


6. Request for Nominations for Athlete of the Year


A document is attached outlining the procedure for nominations of the Athlete of the Year.  Please could nominations, including the names of proposer, seconder and a brief resume of the reasons for the nomination of the individual concerned, be sent to Chris Bexton via this email address as Club Secretary, by Midnight, Tuesday 25 September. The award would be presented at the forthcoming AGM, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 in the Victoria Hotel.


4. Well done

Everyone has been very busy whilst I’ve been away on the Isle of Arran (to the delight of the Scottish midgesJ ). Some fantastic racing has taken place at the Castle Rock 10K (medals galore!), the Bingham track session (the relay was great fun!), The Notts 10-mile race, the Peak Skyline, Ricky’s Race (more prizes!) and the Newark Half Marathon (apologies if I’ve missed any out). Well done all!


5. Alport Heights Relays, Thursday, 30 August: message from Jackie Welburn


As per previous years, I am organising Beeston AC teams for the Alport Heights Relay's on Thursday 30 August (formerly the Malt Shovel Relays). The event starts at 6:30 pm at Belper Amateurs Cricket Club, Sandyford Lane, Alderwasley, DE56 2RD and each relay team will have 3 runners, running a leg of 1.9 miles each. I believe the course is a flat loop starting and finishing within the cricket ground…


Cost is £4 per person – please let me know by next Friday (24th August) whether you would like to come so I can sort out the teams and entries. . . [email address or on the Facebook post].


For anyone who hasn't done the relays before, they are fun and friendly and we always have a good night 🙂


6. Moorgreen Duathlon: Sunday, 14 October


A poster is attached publicising this event for those who would like to try a run-bike-run duathlon. Lots of us have had a go in the past and it is an enjoyable race.


7. Autumn Trip

A reminder that the Autumn Trip will be to Amsterdam. The races will take place on Sunday, 21 October and options include: full marathon (€75), half marathon (€29.50) and 8K (€16). Further details available at The airline will be . Rab’s suggestion for an hotel is The Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre (click on link for details of offers).

8. General

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

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