Happy New Year – details of news and runs below.
Breaking News: The venue for the Notts AAA XC County Championships on Saturday has now changed to Bulwell Hall Park, NG6 8LF.
Memberships: you should have received an email from Dan Rawson our Treasurer this week stating that it's time for Beeston AC membership renewals and we are pleased that fees will remain fixed for another year. This remains at £20 for first claim and £5 for second claim membership.
The preferred method is to pay by bank transfer:
Account name: Beeston AC
Sort Code: 40 10 06
Account Number: 62266253
Please note that due to increased bank fees we are no longer accepting payment by cheque. If you are unable to pay by bank transfer please let Dan know and we can arrange payment in cash.
If you can drop Dan an email at firstname.lastname@example.org when paid it would be appreciated. If you no longer wish to be a member please let him and me know and we can remove you from future circulations.
Entries are open for the Midland Counties Cross Country Championships on 28 January in Leamington Spa – Charlie is happy to do a team entry and save everyone the admin fee (and the necessity to create a SportSoft account) – link at https://midland-athletics.co.uk/cross-country/derby-runner-midland-cross-country-championships-2023/ – entry link https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2023/ . Cost £10. Closing date Sunday 22 January 2023.
If you would like to enter the National XC Championships at Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire, please contact Charlie. It’s £10 to enter (£11 if you enter individually) and the closing date is 27th January.
Other News: There are gasworks taking place on the A52 from Monday, 9 January to Friday, 31 March and the westbound carriageway of Derby Road will be closed from the QMC roundabout junction. For information, temporary barriers are being introduced on University Park during this period so that it will not be possible to divert through campus unless you are a member of staff or student.
Thursday, 5 January: Gaby’s trail run will be from the White Lion, Bramcote. Please meet at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. No run next week.
Friday, 6 January: 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 head torch run via The Strand to the Beeston parkrun route, just under 6 miles.
Saturday, 7 January: 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.
The Notts AAA Cross Country Championships take place today in Bulwell Hall Park, Nottingham. 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. Pre-entry only.
Sunday, 8 January: Why not start the year with a 10-mile run to and from the Bennerley Viaduct? Please meet at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane.
Tuesday, 10 January, 6.30 pm, speed session: Please meet at the Boots end of Thane Road for a ‘Beat the Clock’ session with Salome Maybanks in charge.
Next Tuesday will see Tasso in charge of a hills session on University Park.
Wednesday, 11 January: 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 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 National 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
County Championships for 2023 (see https://www.nottsaaa.org/)
Notts 10 – 11 March (entries already open)
Newstead Abbey Dash 5K – Friday 28 July provisional date
Newark Half Marathon – Sunday 13th August (provisional)
Holme Pierrepont 10K – date TBC
Fell – Wolf’s Pit – date TBC
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.