Runs and Races with Beeston AC – head torch run Friday!


1. Club runs 12 October to 17 October 2018 inclusive

Friday, 12 October – there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7 miles, drinks after in the Crown, usually from 9.00 pm onwards. This will be a head torch run, so don’t forget your head torch!

Saturday, 13 October – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .

Sunday, 14 October – the weekly Sunday run is from Moorbridge Lane, Stanton Gate, meeting time is 8.50 am to start at 9.00 am, distance about 10 miles over footpaths and trails.

Good luck to everyone doing the Leicester Marathon today! This is also the County Championship marathon.

Tuesday, 16 October:  Sophie Eadsforth will be in charge. Details to follow on Facebook.

Tuesday Rebel Runners, Chilwell, The Village Hotel:  This is usually a 5K run (sometimes with other options); details of the run are posted weekly on the Rebel Runners Facebook page. Meet 6.30 pm in the foyer for 6.40 pm depart. A new beginners course is currently running.

Wednesday, 17 October – there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Distance 5-7-10 miles. Penny Page will also be there to lead the beginners and improvers on a run. Please remember to wear something light/hi-vis.

2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar

Saturday, 13 October, North Midlands XC League, Markeaton Park*

Sunday, 21 October, Undulator

Sunday, 28 October, Worksop Half Marathon

Sunday, 4 November, Dovedale Dash

Saturday, 10 november, North Midlands XC League, Kettering


* Women’s races 1.50 pm (6K), men 2.20 pm (10K).


3. Brooks try on evening at Up and Running, Huntingdon Street


Jess Harrison has kindly arranged a try on night at Up and Running for Beeston AC members, for 6.00 pm onwards on Thursday, 25 October. The Brooks rep will be there with a selection of running shoes and running bras for people to try on. There would be an option of going for a short run (probably around 5K) to test out the goods at about 6.30/6.45 pm. There would be no pressure to buy anything, but Club members can get 10% off all full price stock. There is the option to go for a drink after as well. If you are interested, please can you complete the poll on the Club’s Facebook page.


4. Christmas Party


Due to increased numbers the venue is being changed to The Shed, Beeston Youth and Community Centre, Friday 14 December 7.30 pm till late. Cost £12 per person, please pay Penny Page or Jane Lewis by 1 November. There will be a disco from 8.00 pm and hot food provided by The Wolf Hut, followed by seasonal desserts and cakes!! Details for bank payments: sort code 40-47-87 account 52679035 Reference: Christmas.


5. Voting for Athlete of the Year and notification of the AGM


An email listing the nominees, together with a link to the vote, has been circulated separately to first claim registered members. Please email me back if you have not received this and should have been on the circulation list. The closing date for votes is 25 October. The award will be presented at the forthcoming AGM, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 in the Victoria Hotel and notification of the AGM was sent out earlier this week.


6. Welcome: to Julia Barham and Simon Hall; happy running with Beeston AC!

7. Updated road league: Results of current standings are attached after Goose Fair Gallop.

8. Well done

To everyone who ran at Goose Fair Gallop last week – it sounds like Beeston AC cleaned up on the medals and prizes!


9. Autumn Trip

A reminder that the Autumn Trip will be to Amsterdam and we are nearly there. The races will take place on Sunday, 21 October and options include: full marathon (€75), half marathon (€29.50) and 8K (€16). Unfortunately booking is now closed for the races. Further details available at The airline will be . Rab’s suggestion for an hotel is The Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre (click on link for details of offers).

10. Frosty Five


The inaugural Frosty 5 run will take place on Sunday, 4 November at 2.00 pm starting at The Star. The 5K route takes in 4 Beeston pubs before returning back to the start for a final drink and a chip cob! Two different levels – the Schooner (2.5 pints) £11 and the Stein (5 pints) £20, prices include beer and chip cob. Although this is the same date as the Dovedale Dash we hope the timing will allow runners to do both!


Contact Paul Page or Jane Lewis for more details.


10. General

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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