Runs with Beeston AC


Hi all – hoping this newsletter finds you and family well. Club runs are now allowed to resume and so the weekly emails can return as well!


Orders for kit: Gaby Neher is canvassing interest in sending through an order for Beeston AC t-shirts with a Christmas theme on our Facebook page. If you would like to be included and don’t use Facebook please get in touch with me but the order needs to be sent by the end of the week in order for the t-shirts to arrive for Christmas so please do this at the latest by tomorrow. Cost will be £22-£24 depending on size of order.


The updated guidance from England Athletics applicable from 2 December is now available at the EA website and is summarised below for an area in tier 3:



Tier 3 (Very High)

Outdoor organised group activity / group coaching in Covid-secure environments


No socialising before and after sessions

Groups larger than 6 allowed

If running off-track avoid running into Tier 1 or Tier 2 areas

Adhere to coaching ratios

Outdoor non Covid-secure environments (including unorganised and non-coached activity)

Permitted but required to follow the Rule of 6

If running off-track avoid running into Tier 1 or Tier 2 areas

Outdoor competition

Permitted; adhere to EA and government competition guidance

No travel into or out of area to compete or officiate


Indoor guidance is also available but not applicable to our Club.



Club Runs:


Friday, 4 December: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia; run details will be posted on Facebook beforehand. There will be a head torch run this week so do bring your lights!


Saturday, 5 December, BAC return to racing: This week’s 5K run will be at Attenborough Nature Reserve rail track (over the railway line at Barton Lane past the retail park) meeting there at 9.30 am. If anyone is interested in joining us please respond to the Facebook post or ask someone to do so on your behalf.


Sunday, 6 December: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane. John will have hand gel available at the start and end of runs for everyone’s use in view of the numerous stiles etc. which will be on route.


Speed session, Tuesday 8 December: details will be posted on Facebook.


Wednesday, 9 December: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia; details of the runs will appear on Facebook beforehand.


Penny and Chris have a group of Improvers doing a 5K loop setting off at the same time and we welcome new runners who wish to join us – no one will get left behind.


Terms and conditions for attending Club Runs: Please note that we need to comply with guidance from England Athletics at present. In lieu of requiring members to complete a pre-activity health questionnaire before joining Club runs, our policy is that by attending sessions you are confirming that you have not got any Covid symptoms to the best of your knowledge.


By choosing to attend for club training sessions, you are undertaking to comply with the following:

* Only attend club running/training sessions on the basis that you believe you have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms and are willing to comply with COVID-19 health and safety requirements concerning social distancing and hygiene before, during or after activity

* Attend to join a club run 5 minutes before the run is due to start ready to run (no changing facilities etc. currently available) so that a photo may be taken of everyone taking part. We will convene at a safe distance from the Leisure Centre

* If you become unwell subsequently and are diagnosed with Covid-19, undertake to inform the Club as soon as your illness is confirmed so that anyone who ran with you may be informed for tracking and testing purposes.


Anyone not registered with the Club (and England Athletics) will be required to complete a form (Neil has copies of this and Chris has copies for the Improvers).





For anyone interested, there are a few virtual races taking place at present:

Phil Herd is collecting names for proposed racing at Shipley Park, Heanor on 6 March 2021 (which may or may not clash with the National XC Championships at Parliament Hill if these go ahead. See for further information. Please comment on Phil’s post on Facebook. There’s quite a lot of interest!


The Virkey Trot at It’s just £6 to enter, and funds go to the 1st Keyworth Scout Group. The half marathon can be run at any time during December. Team prizes available!


Nice Work do some interesting races with decent medals for those who wish to add to their medal collection – see .


Lisa Chan of Holme Pierrepont RC is organising a virtual East Midlands XC series – see for full information.


Redhill RC is also organising virtual Christmas Relays to take place on Saturday, 26 December – details on Facebook at .



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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