Update from Beeston AC


Membership fees are now due (please ignore this reminder if you have already paid): the preferred method is to pay by bank transfer to account 62266253, sort code 40-10-06. It’s still £20 and once you’ve paid please let Juliet Jones know. Alternatively, you can pay by cheque, payable to Beeston AC, and send to Mrs J Jones, 56 Thoresby Road, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3EN. England Athletics fees are due 1 April and EA membership will be renewed for 2020/21 for everyone who has paid. By now you may all have received notification that the fee is being held at £15 (EA had planned to raise this to £16 for 2020) but the Club did keep the 2020 membership fee at the same rate as for 2019 in any case.


In other news, as a result of the current situation, sadly it will no longer be possible for the Trent 5 to go ahead; hopefully Simon and team will be able to make arrangements for the handicap races to take place in due course.

The weekly news emails are likely to become less frequent as there is less to report.

1. Club runs


It is with great regret that, following advice from England Athletics, all Club events are cancelled including runs and social events. We are now running on our own (currently allowed once a day) – keep safe everyone, it’s good to see your runs on Strava including the 19 minute Covid-19 relay.

2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


So far the following races on the Club calendar are CANCELLED OR POSTPONED:


Fell: Sunday, 29th March, Wolf’s Pit

Road: Sunday 5th April, Belvoir Half Marathon, www.hosevillage.org.uk/bhm.htm now 19 September

Road: Wednesday, 22 April Summer League race 1 and race 2 on 27 May – Hexgreave and Holme Pierrepont, www.nottsaaa.org. Notts AAA are hoping to rearrange SL2 to a later date.

Fell: Kinder Downfall, 26 April (postponed or cancelled TBC)

Fell: Tiger’s Trail, 29 April – cancelled

Road: Sinfin 10K on 10 May – cancelled

Fell: Burbage Skyline, 11 May – cancelled – date for 2021 is Tuesday, 11 May.


Holme Pierrepont Running Club have also announced that the Grand Prix is cancelled.


Other cancellations include Longhorn and Derby 10K (postponed, new date TBC) plus the Prague Half Marathon (postponed to 6 September).


The Road League will now be the best 8 races from 15 but this may change.


The Club race calendar is at http://beestonac.com/events/category/events

3. Other races (assuming these go ahead):


Entries for the Worksop Half Marathon, Sunday 25th October are now open at https://www.worksophalfmarathon.co.uk/. This is on the Club calendar and incorporates the Notts AAA County Championships.


Entries also currently SUSPENDED for the Newstead Abbey Dash, Friday 24th July at https://www.redhillroadrunners.com/our-races  

Redhill Road Runners hope that the Gedling Country Park 10K will be returning on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2020.

Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal: https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/portal/members/Login/


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.


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