Runs, races and rain with Beeston AC



Double Gravs Handicap: The 2019 Double Gravs race takes place next Wednesday 19th June. The distance is 5.5 miles and there is further information at . The race starts from Trent Vale Sports Grounds, Trent Vale Road, NG9 1DE with the first runner scheduled to start at 6.30 pm. Venue for drinks will be The Marina. The handicapper (me on this occasion!) will estimate how long a runner will take to complete the course and runners will be set off in reverse order, the theory being that everyone completes at the same time! If you want to have a go, please post on the Facebook post, message me or reply to this email. Closing date for entries: Midnight Monday 17 June, I regret it won’t be possible to enter on the day as we need to calculate handicaps in advance. The list of current entrants is attached up to 12 noon Thursday 13th – please check that your name is on if you have entered.


Many thanks to people who have already offered to marshal – I now have plenty!


Great Notts Bike Ride, Sunday 23 June: For members new to the club, some members like taking part in the annual Nottingham bike ride (see and most do the 50-mile ‘Friar Tuck’ (earliest start time). If you wish to join in, please check our club Facebook page for details of how to meet up with ‘the peloton’ on the way from Beeston to the starting point in Nottingham.


1. Club runs 14 to 19 June inclusive


Friday, 14 June – 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.


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


Sunday, 16 June – 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 drive ways be kept clear for residents and avoid parking opposite drives or too close to the entrance to the side road to allow space for large vehicles turning.


Tuesday, 18 June 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. Well done all who turned up in the pouring rain this week!


Tuesday, 18 June :  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. Well done to the 36 hardy runners in the rain!


Wednesday, 19 June –  no training run tonight as it’s the Double Gravs.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


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


Trent Lock Challenge Wednesday 21st August

Single Gravs/AGM Wednesday 27th November (head torch run): Paul Dennis will be the guest handicapper on this occasion.

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


5. Welcome: to Lauren Fothergill and Gary Cooper. Happy running with Beeston AC!


Well done to the wet wonders who turned out at HP last night – some cracking times and 5-mile PBs! Road league results attached. Also congratulations to everyone who raced last weekend including the Castleton fell race (fell league results attached), Ramathon, Jersey Half and Beeston AC’s premier drinking race the Frothy 5 (what an amazing time from Dan!). Good luck to everyone running and racing in the coming week.


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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