Hi everyone – details of news and runs below.
Welcome to new members Candice Ford and Bonamy Temple: happy running with Beeston AC!
The AGM will take place on Wednesday, 9th November, at Beeston Marina. The Single Gravs Handicap will be held prior to the AGM and Steve Miles is the guest handicapper. If you would like to run or volunteer to be a marshal, please leave a message on the Facebook post or send me a message to pass on if you aren’t on Facebook. It will be in the dark (first runners off at 6.00 pm) so a head or chest torch would be a good idea. More details about the Single Gravs Handicap, including a map of the route, are on the Club’s website at https://beestonac.com/single-gravs
Nominations are invited for the Athlete of the Year. The award exists to recognise a member’s outstanding achievement over the previous 12 months. This can be for individual athletic performance and/or contribution to Beeston AC. Individuals must be first claim members of Beeston AC. Potential nominees should be proposed and seconded by fellow first claim members of Beeston AC. The proposer should send details of the nomination to the Secretary including a brief summary of reasons why they feel the individual deserves the award.
Up to 6 candidates will be shortlisted upon receipt of the nominations and a ballot will be organised to select the ‘Athlete of the Year’. The award will be made at the AGM. If you would like to propose a fellow member for this award, please send in your nomination by 25 October.
The formal notice and draft agenda of the AGM will be circulated shortly to all registered first claim members, together with the standard request for any suggested amendments to the Constitution and agenda items.
The mystery pub crawl will be on Wednesday, 7th December. Details to follow.
The Christmas Party will be on Friday, 16th December at Chilwell Manor Golf Club, £20 a ticket. This includes food and a disco. Please let Phil Herd know if you would like ticket(s).
Gaby Neher leads trail runs on Thursdays, 6.20 for 6.30 pm, and the current meeting point is at the White Lion, Town Street, Bramcote. It would be advisable to take a head or chest torch and wear light coloured clothing. It could be a wet one!
Friday, 21 October: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Toilets and changing rooms are open. Please bring a chest or head torch. It’s the Chilwell and Toton route, around 5.5 miles.
Saturday, 22 October: Beeston parkrun is again CANCELLED and won’t be on until 29 October as part of the course is being used for other events. Why not try another local parkrun? See https://www.parkrun.org.uk/beeston/ for details of local parkrun locations.
Sunday, 23 October: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Loughborough Road, Bunny, NG11 6QQ. Car sharing is advised as there isn’t a lot of parking. Gaby will be leading a run round Bunny.
Speed session, Tuesday, 25 October: The location changes in the winter months. Further details of the session will be posted on Facebook. Sessions start at 6.30 pm; please arrive early to warm up if appropriate.
Wednesday, 26 October: Please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Neil will post the routes on Facebook as usual.
Advertised Dates for Races – full list on Facebook (pinned list)
Here are the cross country race dates for your diaries:
Sat 29 Oct: British Masters Relays, West Park, Long Eaton, NG10 4AA (for those 35+)
Sat 5 Nov: English National Relays, Berry Hill Park, Mansfield
Sat 12 Nov: North Midlands League, West Glebe Park, Corby
Sat 19 Nov: Midlands 7 & 5 Mile Championships, Bulwell Hall Park
Sat 3 Dec: North Midlands League, Shipley County Park, Heanor
Sat 7 Jan: County Championships, Shipley Country Park, Heanor
Sat 14 Jan: North Midlands League, Berry Hill Park, Mansfield
Sat 28 Jan: Midlands Championships, Leamington Spa
Sat 25 Feb: English National Championships, TBC (no longer Harewood House)
TBC: East Midlands League (usually 4 x Sunday dates)
The Road League list is available at: https://beestonac.com/road-races
The Fell League list is available at: https://beestonac.com/fell-races
Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal: https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/portal/members/Login/
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 . Facebook page here. If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact email@example.com with your request.