Hi everyone – details of news and runs below.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Christmas party tomorrow! The party starts at 7.00 pm at the Chilwell Manor Golf Club, with food to be served from 8.00 pm. 💃🎉🎅
Well done: to everyone who completed the Turkey Trot in very cold conditions last Sunday, not the best day for a half marathon but still PBs for some!
Beeston AC Hats: Caitlin Bradbury is organising another order of the Beeston AC bobble hats now that the weather is getting cold. You have probably seen many members wearing them at recent races and admired them, so now is your chance to look as good 😎 The exact price will depend on how many people order one but should be between £19.50 and £22. If you want a hat, please comment on the Facebook post or email Caitlin. Once she knows how many to order, she will send a message with the actual price, collect money and pay for the order. It would be good to do this ASAP, so Caitlin will try to sort the order by next weekend… Comment quickly so you don't miss out!
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.
Entries are also 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.
Gaby’s trail run is cancelled for tonight due to work commitments. However, there will be a festive lights and chip run next week.
Friday, 16 December: no run tonight because it’s Christmas party time. 🎉🍹
Saturday, 17 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, 18 December: Gaby will be leading the spectacular head torch Two Bridges run – for those wishing to run the full distance, please meet at 5.55 am with head torch, water and food etc for a 6.00 am start from Beeston Marina. The second group will meet at 7.30 am and run in the opposite direction (5 miles out and 5 miles back – though we went a little further last year – 11 miles), 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
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, 21 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 (pre-entry only)
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:
Christmas Day: Alvaston, Beeston, Bestwood, Braunstone, Colwick, Conkers, Long Eaton, Rushcliffe
New Year’s Day: (Beeston is not on), Belton House, Bestwood, Belvoir Castle, Braunstone, Clifton, Colwick, Conkers, Corby, Dishley parkrun Loughborough, Doddington Hall parkrun, Glossop, Irchester Country, Kettering, Long Eaton, Markeaton, Monsal Trail, Newark, Poolsbrook, Rosliston
No word on Forest Rec or Brierley Forest yet, Wollaton Hall parkrun will not be running. See https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/ for updated information.
County Championships for 2023:
Notts 10 – 11 March
Newstead Abbey Dash 5K – Friday 28 July
Newark Half Marathon – Sunday 13th August (provisional)
Holme Pierrepont 10K – TBC
Fell – Wolf’s Pit – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.