Hi everyone – details of news and runs below.
It was a great night out on Derby Road in Nottingham – hope you all had a good time and are looking forward to the Christmas Party next week!
Notts AAA XC County Championships:
Entries are now open for the Notts AAA Cross Country Championships, to be held in Markeaton Park, Derby on Saturday 7 January 2023 (not Shipley Country Park as previously advised). The Senior/Vet Women's race (approx 8 km) is at 11:55, the Senior/Vet Men's race (approx 10 km) is at 12:35.
To be eligible to take part you need to have been born in Nottinghamshire or to have lived in the county continuously for 9 months.
Entry is via https://www.nottsaaa.org/events/notts-aaa-xc-champs-2023 – you will need to create an account if you don't already have one. Closing date 17 December 2022 for entries.
(As usual, the championships are held in association with Derbyshire AAA and races are run with combined fields – if you are eligible for that county instead, you can enter their champs via race-results.co.uk and still get points in the club league.)
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. Please take a head or chest torch, wear light coloured clothing and trail shoes.
Friday, 9 December: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Toilets and changing rooms are open. Please wear light clothing and bring a chest or head torch. It’s a run to Toton, just under 6 miles.
Saturday, 10 December: Beeston parkrun will be on at 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ http://www.parkrun.org.uk/beeston/. Details of other local parkruns including Wollaton Hall are also available on the web link.
Sunday, 11 December: Gaby will be leading the Sunday run this week so please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane.
Today also sees the Turkey Trot taking place at Keyworth – good luck to all those taking part! I’m sure we’ll be rehydrating after 😊.
Advance Notice: next week Sunday 18th December sees the return of the spectacular head torch Two Bridges run – for those wishing to run the full distance, please meet with head torch, water and food etc for a 6.00 am start from Beeston Marina. I am hoping to lead out a group at 7.30 am who will run in the opposite direction (5 miles out and 5 miles back – though we went a little further last year!), hopefully meeting up with those on the longer run so that both groups will return together for a hot drink at the Boathouse Café on finishing!
Forthcoming Speed sessions – 6.30 pm start
13th December: Location: Tramalamadingdong
Meet: Cator Lane Tram stop
Session: x4 400m, x2 800m, x4 400m
Run leader: Tasso Gazis
20th December: Location: Ghost House Lane
Meet: bottom of GH Lane
Session: hill reps
Run leader: Tasso Gazis
27th December** (this will only happen based on demand, check Facebook for clarification): Location: Uni/science park
Meet: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Building
Run leader: Dave Bish
3rd January 2023: Location: The hills of Bramcote
Meet: Nigel’s, The Lawns Bramcote
Session: 110% effort
Run leader: Nigel Turner
Wednesday, 14 December: 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 7 Jan: Notts AAA County Championships, Markeaton Park, Derby (entries open at https://www.nottsaaa.org/events/notts-aaa-xc-champs-2023), £6 for club members
Sat 14 Jan: North Midlands League, Berry Hill Park, Mansfield
Sat 28 Jan: Midlands Championships, Leamington Spa
Sat 25 Feb: English National Championships, Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire
East Midlands League dates are as follows (all 11.00 am starts):
Race 1 – Sunday, 22 January 2023, Holme Pierrepont NG12 2LU
Race 2 – Sunday, 29 January, Bramcote Park, NG9 3GD
Race 3 – Sunday, 5 February, Colwick Woods NG3 7EB
Race 4 – Sunday, 12 February, West Park, Long Eaton NG10 4AA.
Registered members can turn up for the North Midlands and East Midlands League races for free (you just need your club vest and shoes); Charlie Pearce will put a shout out on Facebook when inviting members to express interest for other races for which a small fee is payable (such as the County Championships).
The Road League list is available at: https://beestonac.com/road-races
The Fell League list is available at: https://beestonac.com/fell-races
Christmas / New Year parkruns: the following local parkruns have declared so far (some have not made a statement yet while they wait for rosters to fill up):
Christmas Day: Alvaston, Beeston, Braunstone, Colwick, Conkers, Rushcliffe
New Year’s Day: (Beeston is not on), Belvoir Castle, Braunstone, Clifton, Colwick, Conkers, Corby, Dishley parkrun Loughborough, Doddington Hall parkrun, Glossop, Irchester Country, Kettering, Markeaton, Monsal Trail, Newark, Poolsbrook, Rosliston
No word on Long Eaton, Bestwood, Belton House, Forest Rec or Brierley Forest yet, Wollaton Hall parkrun will not be running. See https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/ for updated information.
Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal: https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/portal/members/Login/
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