Runs, Frothy Five and races with Beeston AC



Trent 5 race: A big thank you from the Club to everyone who volunteered, ran and supported to make our annual race a great success – thank you very much! The results are at


Frothy 5: see 4 below for information on how to enter. The closing date is 3 June.



1. Club runs 24 to 29 May inclusive


Friday, 24 May – 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. Further information on Facebook. Attenborough Cricket Club has its annual beer festival and our route may just take us that way so bring a few pennies with you!!


Saturday, 25 May – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .


Sunday, 26 May – 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. When you park on Stanton Gate please can all driveways be kept clear for residents and avoid parking opposite. We have also been asked not to park too close to the entrance to the side road (occasionally a vehicle with boat on trailer needs additional turning space). Thanks all!


Tuesday, 28 May 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. Phil Herd is planning to do the bleep test; only 20 minutes of running if you’re an Olympian apparently!


Tuesday, 28 May:  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. An 8-week beginners course is also running and near to completion, with a ‘graduation’ being planned for Beeston parkrun on 1st June.


Wednesday, 29 May –  there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. This is the same night as the second Summer League race so please check Facebook; details below.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


Road: May 29 Race  Summer League 2 Flowserve, Balderton Newark, NG24 3BU

Directions: If coming from the Newark direction (40 mph limit) the entrance is immediately at the bottom over the bridge – please indicate right as you approach the bridge. If coming from the Balderton direction (30 mph limit) the entrance is on the left immediately before the bridge.

Course: We believe the start remains the same as last year. The course is narrow for approx 6 miles/10K and is out and back. It is over a new pedestrian bridge, dead flat and almost dead straight. Last year there was a water stop very close to the turn round point. The course is open to the public so walkers, dog walkers and cyclists have as much right to be on the course as we have. Please run on the right hand side on the return.

Facilities: Car parking – please follow instructions. We have been given special one off access to the Flowserve industrial site as well as on the hard standing and grass areas outside. 3* men’s & ladies toilets. Fully licensed bar open from 6.45pm.


New member? This is how it works: Notts AAA organise five races throughout the Summer from April to August. This is called the Summer League and is open to all clubs affiliated to Notts AAA. The distance ranges from 5 miles to 10K. There is no need to pre-enter these races and they are free for members. Simply turn up and run. Club vests must be worn. As you cross the finishing line, you will be given a disc with your finishing position. The full results are listed on the Notts AAA website shortly afterwards. The full Summer League rules are also listed on this website. No personal stereos or headphones are allowed.


Fell: Jun 5, Calver Peak,, S32 3XQ

Fell: Jun 7, Castleton,, S33 8WB

Road: Jun 12 Race Summer League 3 Holme Pierrepont, NG12 2LU, car park £2

Double Gravs Wednesday 19th June – Guest handicapper Chris Bexton

Fell: Jun 20, Grindleford,, S32 2JX (race full)

Fell: Jun 25, Riber Run, DE4 3RQ

Fell: Jun 29, Chrome Hill,, SK17 0RH

3. Other upcoming races


Entries are open for the Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix series at . Dates are 25 June (4 miles at Rushcliffe Country Park); 27 June (5 miles at Colwick Park), 2 July (5K at Victoria Embankment, official measured distance) and 4 July (10K at Holme Pierrepont with presentations after, £2 parking).


Double Gravs Wednesday 19th June – Guest handicapper Chris Bexton

Trent Lock Challenge Wednesday 21st August

Single Gravs / AGM provisionally Wednesday 27th November (head torch run)

All races start and finish from Trent Vale Sports Ground, Beeston Rylands

Full details about course, previous results etc are on the club website. Entry details will appear nearer the time.


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


4. General


Frothy Five: If you would like to take part in this race, it’s 5 drinks over 5K, taking place on Sunday, 9 June at 12 Noon, starting at The Star Inn, Beeston. The following options are available: Stein (pint, £20), Schooner (half pint, £11), Flute (Prosecco, £20). If you would like to enter please contact Paul Page or Jack Bibby. Paul and Jack are also looking for marshals to help out.


5. Well done: to everyone who raced last weekend and a special mention to Tim Hills on completing his first marathon at the White Peak – some dramatic photos! Glad you’re OK Tim! Good luck to everyone running and racing this 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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