Beeston AC Update


Hi everyone – details of news and runs below.


Congratulations to: John Evans and Salome Maybanks, the winners of this year’s Fell League! The presentation of the trophies will be at the Christmas Party.


The mystery pub crawl will be next Wednesday, 7th December. In order to let people plan their night the running order is as follows:


Mist Rolling Inn, Derby Road

Whistle & Flute, Derby Road

Falcon Inn, Canning Circus

Sir John Borlase Warren, Canning Circus


We will be departing the Beeston Interchange at 6.30pm either on an Indigo or 36 depending on which comes first. We should be in the first pub by 7pm.

Athletes are welcome to join in at any stage during the evening, it shouldn’t be difficult to find us!


The pubs are a mix of new ‘micro pubs’ and traditional boozers. All have been tested recently and serve excellent ales. A variety of food is available on nearby Alfreton Road.


Final call for tickets for the Christmas Party: Friday, 16th December at Chilwell Manor Golf Club, £20 a ticket. This includes food and a disco. Please let Phil Herd know if you would like ticket(s). Deadline for payment is Monday, 5 December.


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 – you will need to create an account if you don't already have one.


(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 and still get points in the club league.)



Club runs


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, 2 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 head torch run using the Bus Stop route, just under 6 miles and likely to be muddy!


Saturday, 3 December: Beeston parkrun will be on at 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ Details of other local parkruns including Wollaton Hall are also available on the web link.


The North Midlands XC League meeting at Shipley Park also takes place today – 1.50 pm for the women (6K) and 2.20 pm for the men (10K approx.). Mud, hills and road crossings are promised. Car parking is £2.50 for 2 hours and £4.50 for 4 hours.


Sunday, 4 December:  Sorry to report no one is free to lead this week – enjoy your own runs!


Forthcoming Speed sessions – 6.30 pm start


6th December: Location: Jubilee campus

Meet: Costa on Triumph Road

Session: Up the Clock

Run leader: Susan Wheatcroft


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

Session: TBC

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, 7 December: Please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Neil will post the routes on Facebook as usual.


This is also the night of the Christmas pub crawl but there are usually a few keen runners too.



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, £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:


The Fell League list is available at:


If you fancy running round Holme Pierrepont this weekend there is a Santa Run – tickets available at and a discount of 20% is being offered to all club runners – quote RUN20. There’s a choice between 5K and 10K distances.



Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal:


See website at  for information about the cross country, fell and road race leagues in which we participate. Also check our Twitter account at . Facebook page here. If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact with your request.




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