Hi all – details of runs and news below.
East Midlands Cross Country: It’s the final race on Sunday the 13th February at West Park, Long Eaton – meeting point near the Leisure Centre. A flat course, with possible moat feature – but let's hope not! The combined series results are attached for information. Let’s do this!
Fell League – message from Dave Bish, our League Secretary: As we return from Covid, lots of our regular Fell Races haven't been confirmed, so we're adopting a slightly different scoring system (borrowed from another club) that suits the fun sport of fell racing and allows more flexibility and keeps things competitive. This isn't likely to change the overall result of the league, and will be reviewed for future years.
Simply, you can score points for any 8 FRA (Fell Runners Association) between Wolf's Pit in March and Baslow Bolt in November. List of races attached. Points will be scored using an Age Category score out of 100 points at each race -based on your time relative to the best person in your age category in that race.
The Fell Sec will check results on our Recommended List. If you want to score for a fell race outside that list in the Peaks, Lakes or anywhere else, let Dave know to check the results. Get in touch to find out about fell running or to join our Liftshare whatsapp.
Road League – please find attached a list of the races proposed by Dave Cross, our Road League Secretary. The best 9 races will count out of the 16 listed, but if some of the races don’t take place alternatives will be found or the number of scoring events will be reduced.
Membership: Many thanks to everyone who has so far paid their membership. Dan Rawson our Treasurer has emailed everyone advising that membership fees are payable for 2022/3. The fee remains £20 and the preferred payment method is bank transfer: Account name Beeston AC, sort code 40-10-06 account number 62266253. Please include your full name in the payment reference field. Alternatively, please send cheques to Mr D Rawson, 95 Exchange Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6BX.
Save the Date: The Committee met this week to begin arrangements for the 2022 edition of the Trent 5, which will provisionally be on Wednesday, 25 May (subject to confirmation). We would like to organise a Beeston AC takeover at parkrun on 9 April for advertising the race and handing out leaflets; if you would like to be a volunteer on the rota that day please contact Gaby Neher via the Facebook post or the parkrun team at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday, 11 February: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. The run will be to Long Eaton, around 6 miles. Toilets and changing rooms are available at Chilwell Olympia.
Saturday, 12 February: See you at Beeston parkrun, 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, 13 February: No club run from Stanton Gate today as we are going to the East Midlands Cross Country League race at the Leisure Centre, West Park, Long Eaton NG10 4AA; the race starts at 11.00 am.
Tuesday, 15 February: Speed session – details will be posted on Facebook. Sessions start at 6.30 pm and please arrive early to warm up if appropriate.
Wednesday, 16 February: please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Neil will post the routes on Facebook as usual.
Gaby Neher is also leading trail runs on Thursdays, 6.30 pm which usually start by the Moor Lane running track, NG9 3FH. Details to follow on Facebook.
Advertised Dates for Races – full list on Facebook (pinned list)
Cross Country 2021/22:
East Midlands XC League dates, 11.00 am start (c. 4K for the ladies, 8K for the men):
Sunday 13 February – West Park, Long Eaton.
Summer League Info for 2022 (all between 5-6 miles in length, mixed surface). These are free to enter for Club members, just turn up in your vest:
SL1 Hexgreave 20th April
SL2 Holme Pierrepont 11th May
SL3 Wollaton Park 15th June (Beeston AC is marshalling this one)
SL4 Worksop College 20th July
SL5 Teversal 3rd August
County Championship Races for 2022
5K Newstead Abbey Dash (29 July 2022 – DATE CHANGE)
10K Formula One (early August)
Half Marathon Retford, Sunday 6 March 2022 – entries now open
[The Notts 10 mile race is unlikely to go ahead.]
Entries are also open for the Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix Tuesday 28th June to Thursday 7th July at https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=8953
The Nice Work 5K Winter Series is back on – full information at https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/nottingham-winter-1 (16 February, 16 March and 20 April 2022).
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.