Runs, races and AGMs with Beeston AC


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


Well done: to all our Manchester marathoners, who all completed the race in some great times. Also well done to all the Goose Fair Gallopers, what a great turn out and lovely weather – as well as both team prizes, a number of people also won their category.


Quick reminder: the first race of the cross country season is this Saturday at Markeaton Park, Derby (1.50 pm for the ladies, 2.20 pm for the men). Parking at DE22 3BG, pay and display, details here.


Single Gravs handicap, Wednesday, 10th November 6.30 pm: this will be held prior to the AGM. Dave Cross has kindly offered to be the guest handicapper. If you would like to run or volunteer to be a marshal, please leave a message on the Facebook post or reply to this email and I will let Dave know.


AGM: 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.


The following vacancies have arisen on the Committee: Ladies’ Representative, Members’ Representative (interest has been expressed forthese) and Chair – please see for further information about the roles available or speak to any member of the Committee if you are interested. Nominations are to be supported by a proposer and seconder. Please send in nominations by 26 October.


The draft agenda of the AGM will be circulated to all registered first claim members soon, together with the standard request for any suggested amendments to the Constitution (deadline 26 October).


Nominations are invited for the Athlete of the Year. The proposer should send a brief summary of reasons why they feel the individual deserves the award to the Club Secretary via this email address, together with the name of a seconder by 26 October.


Christmas Party: The Club Christmas party will be held on Friday, 10 December at Chilwell Golf Club. Please let Phil Herd know via the Facebook post or by email if you would like tickets, £15 each. Disco and late bar to 12 Midnight.



Club runs


Friday, 15 October:  6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. The run will be the Toton loop, please wear bright clothing. Toilets and changing rooms are available at Chilwell Olympia.


Saturday, 16 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, 17 October: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane.


Tuesday, 19 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, 20 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 – we have started a 5K to 10K programme – it will be week 2 on the 20th.

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, 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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