Beeston AC News – the return of all the Club Runs


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


Welcome to new member Andy Bucknell: happy running with Beeston AC!


Good news – the Committee met on Monday and agreed other club runs can return. These are listed below.


The return of the Sunday run this Sunday, 30 August: it’s the August Bank Holiday so it’s Locko Park! This is usually about 12 miles so a little longer than normal. Please meet at 8.50 am for 9.00 am start from Stanton Gate, Moorbridge Lane. John will have hand gel available at the start and end of runs for everyone’s use in view of the numerous stiles etc which will be on route. I’m sure there will only be one hill …


Wednesday Club Run –2 September, 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 another great turn out last night!


The return of the Friday Club run – Friday, 4 September, 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia

The first speed session will be on Tuesday, 9 September. If you would like to volunteer to lead a session please get in touch and we will set up a rota. There will be trained coaches in attendance as well.


Terms and conditions for attending Club Runs


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 are 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 has copies of this and Chris has copies for the Improvers).



News about races on the calendar


The Club Road Race calendar is at  At this stage the only race remaining appears to be the Derby 10 on Sunday, 15 November 10.00 am (entry still available on The race currently has a licence though confirmation is awaited that it will be going ahead.


For anyone interested, there are a few races available on RunBritain – the Carsington 7+ on 20 September at Carsington Water, Ashbourne is on and has a few places remaining.


London Marathon has also released entries for the virtual Virgin Money London Marathon on 4 October 2020 at cost £20 with t-shirt and medal to be sent after event. There are plans to run round Beeston Canal and Trent – more to follow.


England Athletics have written to state that the renewal registration deadline for 2020/21 for athletes has been extended until 31 August 2020. As from Tuesday, 1 September, athletes whose £15 registration fees are still outstanding will show as Not-Registered during any competition licence checks conducted by competition organisers in England Athletics. If you did not do so and wish to renew for 2020/21, the membership fee is held at £20 and payments should be made by bank transfer to account 62266253, sort code 40-10-06 – please let our Treasurer Juliet Jones know that you have paid.


EA has also confirmed that membership fees will be held for 2021/2.

Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal:


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  for information about the cross country, fell and road race leagues in which we participate. Also check our Twitter account at . PBs should be notified to , together with time, distance, date and race. If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact with your request.



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