Weekly news from Beeston AC


Hi all – hoping this newsletter finds you and family well.


Welcome to a new member: Barrie Humphriss, happy running with Beeston AC!


Club Run –Wednesday, 26 August, 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia


Penny and Chris have a group of Improvers doing a 5K loop setting off at the same time and we would welcome new runners along – no one will get left behind. We had a great turn out last night!


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. Sorry to keep repeating this but it is important for the next few weeks.


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 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 may have copies of this).


Well done to the lucky people who had a place for the Belper Rover 30K last Sunday – only 40 stiles I think! A lovely route – to be recommended for those who like trail running (and hills!). I’ll give a shout out when places open for 2021.



News about races on the calendar


The Club Road Race calendar is at https://beestonac.com/events/category/events/road-running  At this stage the only race remaining appears to be the Derby 10 on Sunday, 15 November 10.00 am (entry still available on https://www.runbritain.com/races). The race currently has a licence.


The Notts AAA fell race championship: unfortunately Longshaw on Saturday 5 September has now been cancelled. Dicky Wilkinson will look for a replacement race in the autumn if racing is permitted. Information at https://www.nottsaaa.org/ .


The only remaining road race on the Notts AAA County Championship road list is the Marathon scheduled for 5 December at Holme Pierrepont, but this has still to be confirmed. https://www.nottsaaa.org/landingpage/county-champs-2020



Useful Information


Attenborough Nature Reserve – bridge repair


Please note the main path (from the old car park accessible from The Strand next to the cricket pitch) is closed whilst the bridge is being repaired. It is likely to re-open on 28 August.


The road to Stanton Gate should be open as from 22 August unless completion of repairs is delayed.

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.


Check our Facebook page for updates on routes, races, lift shares and further information.  See website at http://beestonac.com/  for information about the cross country, fell and road race leagues in which we participate. Also check our Twitter account at https://twitter.com/beestonac . PBs should be notified to admin@beestonac.com , together with time, distance, date and race. If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact christinembexton@gmail.com with your request.



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