News from Beeston AC


Hello everyone – details of news and runs below.


Welcome to new members Féidhlim McGowan, Helen Connor, Nigel Wilson, Sebastien Bonicel, Neil Ganatra and Rachel Toplis (second claim): happy running with Beeston AC!


Memberships: you should have received an email from Dan Rawson our Treasurer this week stating that it's time for Beeston AC membership renewals and we are pleased that fees will remain fixed for another year. This remains at £20 for first claim and £5 for second claim membership. Many thanks to everyone who has already renewed.


The preferred method is to pay by bank transfer:

Account name: Beeston AC

Sort Code: 40 10 06

Account Number: 62266253


Please note that due to increased bank fees we are no longer accepting payment by cheque. If you are unable to pay by bank transfer please let Dan know and we can arrange payment in cash.


If you can drop Dan an email at when paid it would be appreciated. If you no longer wish to be a member please let us know and we can remove you from future circulations.


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 – entry link . Cost £10. Closing date Sunday 22 January 2023.


If you would like to enter the National XC Championships at Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire, please contact Charlie. It’s £10 to enter (£11 if you enter individually) and the closing date is 27th January.


Roadwork News: There are gasworks taking place on the A52 from Monday, 9 January to Friday, 31 March and the westbound carriageway of Derby Road is closed from the QMC roundabout junction. Temporary barriers are in place on University Park during this period so that it will not be possible to drive all the way through campus.



Club runs


Thursday, 12 January: No run this week – good luck at the weekend for the Winter Spine sprint race, Gaby and Neil!


Friday, 13 January: 6.25 for 6.30 pm depart, Chilwell Olympia. As Neil is not available this evening, please check Facebook to see if the run is going ahead. If there is a run, please wear hi-vis.


Saturday, 14 January: 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 final race in the North Midlands Cross Country league is taking place today at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield – NG18 4JW (parking is on the field approached via Blackscotch Lane). The women will be running at 1.50 pm and the men will set off at 2.20 pm. Good luck everyone!


Sunday, 15 January: Please check Facebook to see if a run is taking place this Sunday.


Tuesday, 17 January, 6.30 pm, speed session: Please meet on University Park for a hills session up Cripps Hill. Exact location to be confirmed. Tasso will be in charge.


Next week Susan will be running a parlauf session from Trent Vale Road.


Wednesday, 18 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 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 post on Facebook inviting members to express interest for other races for which a small fee is payable (eg the National Championships).


The Road League list is available at:


The Fell League list is available at:


County Championships for 2023 (see


Notts 10 – 11 March – entries open

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:


See website at  for more information about the club. 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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