Hi everyone – details of news and runs below.
A big thank you to Phil Herd for organising the Christmas Party, it was a great night! The men’s Fell League trophy was also presented to John Evans – well done.
Entries are 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.
Club runs 🎄🎅🎉🐝
Thursday, 22 December: Gaby’s trail run will be a festive lights and chip run! Please meet at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart from the Cod’s Scallops at 170 Bramcote Lane, NG8 2QP, returning for chips after.
Friday, 23 December: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Please wear light clothing and bring a chest or head torch; tonight’s run is a head torch run round Attenborough Nature Reserve, the figure of 8 route, around 5.5 miles. The Centre may or may not be open.
Saturday, 24 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.
Christmas Eve drinks in the Victoria Hotel, Dovecote Lane, from 1.30 pm onwards.🍻
Sunday, 25 December: Beeston parkrun is on again, number 377 (for those doing the 5K app challenges!). See you at 9.00 am at the Weirfields,maybe in a Christmas jumper. If you wish to travel somewhere else for parkrun, see below, and the full list is available at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/
Monday, 26 December: it’s the traditional Boxing Day run round Wollaton Park. Meet in the car park at the front of the hall (there is a parking charge on the RingGo app if you park in the grounds, NG8 2AE) at 8.50 am for a 9.00 am depart.
Tuesday, 27th December, 6.30 pm** (this will only happen based on demand, check Facebook for clarification): Location: Uni/science park
Meet: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Building
Run leader: Dave Bish
Wednesday, 28th December: Please arrive at 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Neil will post the routes on Facebook as usual. Chilwell Olympia will be closed.
Thursday, 29th December: Gaby Neher leads trail runs, 6.20 for 6.30 pm, and the meeting point this week will be the Boathouse Café, Beeston Marina NG9 1NA. Please take a head or chest torch, wear light coloured clothing and trail shoes.
Friday, 30th December: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. Please wear light clothing and bring a chest or head torch. Chilwell Olympia will be closed.
Saturday 31st 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, 1 January 2023: No Beeston parkrun today but a few other local parkruns are available – see the link at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/
Tuesday, 3rd January 2023: Location: The hills of Bramcote
Meet: Nigel’s, The Lawns Bramcote
Session: 110% effort
Run leader: Nigel Turner
Wednesday, 4 January: 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 (see above)
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, Forest Rec, Long Eaton, Rushcliffe
New Year’s Day: (Beeston is not on), Belton House, Bestwood, Belvoir Castle, Braunstone, Clifton, Colwick, Conkers, Corby, Dishley parkrun Loughborough, Forest Rec, Kettering, Long Eaton, Markeaton, Melton Mowbray, Monsal Trail, Newark, Poolsbrook, Rosliston
Wollaton Hall parkrun will not be running. See https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/ for updated information.
County Championships for 2023 (see https://www.nottsaaa.org/)
Notts 10 – 11 March
Newstead Abbey Dash 5K – Friday 28 July provisional date
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.