Runs and races with Beeston AC

1. Club runs 14 September to 19 September 2018 inclusive

Friday, 14 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 miles, drinks after in the Star from 8.00 pm onwards (better run fast!), to celebrate the birthdays of Sophie Eadsforth and Nigel Turner (raising a glass to David Cross, also sharing their birthday!).

Saturday, 15 September – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .

Sunday, 16 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, 18 September – speed session: Rob Jackson will be leading a track session. Meet at 6.15 pm at Bramcote track for warm up then 6.30 pm start (NG9 3FH, next to Bramcote Leisure Centre, parking also available on Moor Lane).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.

Wednesday, 19 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, 30 September, Robin Hood Half Marathon

Sunday, 7 October, Goose Fair Gallop

Sunday, 14 October, Leicester Marathon

Sunday, 21 October, Undulator

Sunday, 28 October, Worksop Half Marathon

Sunday, 4 November, Dovedale Dash


North Midlands Cross Country Dates for 2018/19 will be: Saturday, 13 October, Markeaton Park Derby; 10 November, Kettering; 1 December, Shipley Park Heanor; and 12 January, Wollaton Park Nottingham. Women’s races 1.50 pm (6K), men 2.20 pm (10K).


3. Club T-shirts and Long sleeve tops: message from Simon Elliott


Winter and the cross country season is approaching and there may be some new members who’d like a Beeston AC short or long sleeve t-shirt to race or train in. These are made to order only, the club does not keep any stock. I am looking to place an order towards the end of September so If you’d like one please e-mail me or message me via the club Facebook post. Costs are £17.50 short sleeve, £20 long sleeve. Sizing is important – please see the club website for details


4. Marathon County Championships: message from Mark Rowlson


If anyone is planning to run in the Leicester Marathon and wishes to be included in the Notts County Championship can you please let me know. In the absence of a full Robin Hood Marathon this year, the County Championships will be held within the Leicester race. There is no box to tick on the entry form [for Notts] so if you could let me know I’ll make sure that you are included. Please reply to the post on Facebook or email


5. Beeston AC Social Events:


Frosty Five The inaugural Frosty 5 run will take place on Sunday, 4 November at 2.00 pm starting at The Star. The 5K route takes in 4 Beeston pubs before returning back to the start for a final drink and a chip cob! Two different levels – the Schooner (2.5 pints) £11 and the Stein (5 pints) £20, prices include beer and chip cob. Although this is the same date as the Dovedale Dash we hope the timing will allow runners to do both!


Contact Paul Page or Jane Lewis for more details. They are also looking for marshals.


Christmas party: Friday 14 December – save the date. Details to follow.


6. Date for diaries


For those interested in doing the Turkey Trot half marathon at Keyworth on Sunday, 9 December at 10.30 am, the online entries will open on RunBritain at 8.00 am on Monday, 17 September.


7. Welcome: to new member Sunil Sharma: happy running with Beeston AC!


8. British Masters Athletics Federation Cross Country Relays, 27 October


Long Eaton Running Club is hosting this event which takes place at West Park, and is open to athletes aged 35 and over. If you are interested please get in touch – details are at . Legs are 3K in distance and entry is £6 per stage per team. It is the day before the Worksop Half.


Dan Rawson is also asking for names for the English Cross Country Relays on Saturday, 3 November at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield. We entered a few teams last year; it was a short (3K ladies, 5K men) and dry course then(!) and had a great time. See Facebook for further information. Cost £9.


9. 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.


10. Well done

A special mention to our triathletes, Lisa Reddish completing the Ironman Wales, and others competing in the Vitruvian Triathlon at Rutland Water. Well done all!


11. 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).

12. 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.

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