Christmas runs with Beeston AC

 

🎅🎄🎉 Hi all – hoping this newsletter finds you and family well. Club runs for the Christmas period are listed below. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!🎅🎄🎉🍷😊🐝

 

Club Runs:

 

Friday, 18 December: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia; run details will be posted on Facebook beforehand. This will be a head torch run so remember to bring your light! Gaby Neher will also be bringing along the Christmas t-shirts for members who purchased these.

 

Saturday, 19 December, BAC return to racing: This week’s 5K run will be the out and back route along the canal starting at the Boots Bridge, meeting there at 9.30 am. If anyone is interested in joining us please respond to the Facebook post or ask someone to do so on your behalf.

 

Sunday, 20 December: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 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.

 

Speed session, Tuesday 22 December: details will be posted on Facebook.

 

Wednesday, 23 December: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia; details of the runs will appear on Facebook beforehand.

Apologies, but Penny and Chris are having a week off so no improvers tonight.

 

Thursday, 24 December: the traditional Christmas Eve run from Chilwell Olympia: meet 11.50 (in Christmas attire if you fancy it!) for a 12 Noon depart for a slightly muddy figure of 8 down the Nature Reserve.

 

Friday, 25 December: no Friday run as it is Christmas Day 🎅. However, not parkrun (BAC return to racing) will be happening so please check Facebook for details.

 

Saturday, 26 December: the traditional Club Boxing Day run round Wollaton Park – 4 to 9 miles (or whatever you fancy!). Meet in the car park in front of the Hall, at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am depart. There may be a car parking charge if you use the car park there.

Sunday, 27 December: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 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.

 

Speed session, Tuesday, 29 December: details will be posted on Facebook.

 

Wednesday 30 December: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia; details of the runs will appear on Facebook beforehand.

Penny and Chris have a group of Improvers doing a 5K loop setting off at the same time and we welcome new runners who wish to join us – no one will get left behind.

 

Friday, 1 January 2021: note the earlier time – 1.50 for 2.00 pm depart taking advantage of the daylight, from Chilwell Olympia; run details will be posted on Facebook beforehand.

 

Saturday, 2 January, BAC return to racing: Details will be posted on Facebook beforehand.

 

Sunday, 3 January: Please meet at 8.50 am for a 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.

 

Speed session, Tuesday, 5 January: details will be posted on Facebook.

 

Wednesday, 6 January: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia; details of the runs will appear on Facebook beforehand.

Penny and Chris’s group of Improvers will be doing a 5K loop setting off at the same time and we welcome new runners who wish to join us – no one will get left behind.

 

 

The updated guidance from England Athletics applicable from 2 December is available on the EA website and is summarised below for a tier 3 area (confirmed 17 December):

 

Activity

Tier 3 (Very High)

Outdoor organised group activity / group coaching in Covid-secure environments

Permitted

No socialising before and after sessions

Groups larger than 6 allowed

If running off-track avoid running into Tier 1 or Tier 2 areas

Adhere to coaching ratios

Outdoor non Covid-secure environments (including unorganised and non-coached activity)

Permitted but required to follow the Rule of 6

If running off-track avoid running into Tier 1 or Tier 2 areas

Outdoor competition

Permitted; adhere to EA and government competition guidance

No travel into or out of area to compete or officiate

 

Indoor guidance is also available but not applicable to our Club.

 

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.

 

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).

 

 

Racing

 

For anyone interested, there are a few virtual races taking place at present:

 

The Virkey Trot at https://www.turkeytrot.org.uk/. It’s just £6 to enter, and funds go to the 1st Keyworth Scout Group. The half marathon can be run at any time during December. Team prizes available!

 

Nice Work do some interesting races with decent medals for those who wish to add to their medal collection – see https://www.nice-work.org.uk/virtual/home .

 

Lisa Chan of Holme Pierrepont RC is organising a virtual East Midlands XC series – see https://mollypepperpot.wixsite.com/virtualnottsrunning for full information.

 

 

Link for checking personal information on the myATHLETICS Portal: https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/portal/members/Login/

 

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 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 . If you wish to be removed from the circulation list please contact christinembexton@gmail.com with your request.