Runs and Races with Beeston AC

1. Club runs 31 August to 5 September 2018 inclusive

Friday, 31 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, 1 September – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ . Rebel Runners are taking over the roster this week.

Sunday, 2 September – 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, 4 September – speed session: Chris Robson will be leading a track session at Bramcote, meet 6.15 to warm up for the session commencing 6.30 pm (NG9 3FH, next to Bramcote Leisure Centre, parking also available on Moor Lane). Further 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.

Wednesday, 5 September – 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

Sunday, 2 September, Wilne 10K, 10.00 am, DE72 3QF

Sunday, 2 September, Exterminator, Totley, 10.30 am, S17 3AZ FRA rules (ie kit needed, see link for details)

Friday, 7 September, Great Longstone

Sunday, 30 September, Robin Hood Half Marathon


3. Beeston AC Social Event: message from Jane Lewis


Why not come and join us on Saturday 1st September for a Family Cycle Ride and Picnic from Middleton Top to Parsley Hay …. and back!! Meet at Middleton Top Cycle Hire Shop at 10.30 am then set off for a steady 12-mile ride along the High Peak Trail to Parsley Hay where we can eat our picnics before returning either along the same trail or taking a longer route along the Tissington Trail and around Carsington Water approximately 20 miles!!


Bikes can be hired from Middleton Top if needed, so let's dust off those bike clips and dig out the padded shorts for a jolly jaunt in Derbyshire … weather dependent obviously!!! For those with a need to fit in a run before, why not take in the Bakewell parkrun on your way!!!


Hope to see you there, Jane


4. Club rankings and P.B.s


The spreadsheet of members’ P.B.s has now been transferred to the club website.


It is about 6 months since it was last updated and we are aware that a lot of the times are now out of date etc. It would be great to have everyone recorded but inclusion is entirely optional. If you’d like your times updated or to be included for the first time please e-mail:


Please include your name, distance and time including date and race. Please note that only proper certified measured races count ie not off road runs or Strava segments etc!

You can submit any future P.B.s as you achieve them – good luck!


5. 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 (Club Secretary), by Midnight, Tuesday 25 September. The award would be presented at the forthcoming AGM, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 in the Victoria Hotel.

6. Rota for Wednesday and Friday Runs

Many thanks to those of you who have offered to lead the Wednesday and Friday runs whilst Mike Blades is temporarily absent for the next six months. Please drop me a line if you also wish to help out.


7. Well done

Congratulations to everyone who has participated in events over the past week, including the Barrel Inn and Pilsley Fell Races. A special mention for Neil Byford, who completed his 24-hour non-stop challenge at Attenborough Nature Reserve at the weekend. Good luck everyone racing in the next week – which includes the Dave Denton Relays, Exterminator and Wilne 10K.


8. An Evening with Jenny Meadows


Information about this event, taking place Wednesday 19 September, Pride Park Derby, is attached.


9. 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).

10. 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 PBs should be notified to , together with time, distance, date and race.

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

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