Runs, races and Double Gravs with Beeston AC



Double Gravs Handicap: Many thanks to people who volunteered to marshal last night, Mark Rowlson who helped with handicapping and the marshals, Tony Rushton and Dick Sobey our time keepers, Helen and Lucy, Marie and Angus, Salome and Freddie, Ken and Pat, John and Charlotte, Holly, Clint and our photographers.  Well done to all the runners! The effort you were all making was really obvious. Congratulations to our winners -James Pinchin first back, Nick Woodrow and Zach Spendlove closest to predicted time, and Jack Bibby.


Great Notts Bike Ride, Sunday 23 June: For members new to the club, some members like taking part in the annual Nottingham bike ride (see and most do the 50-mile ‘Friar Tuck’ (earliest start time). The ‘peloton’ is meeting at Tony’s café, Beeston Marina at 8.15 am leaving at 8.30, heading to the Toll Bridge to meet up with the Wollaton group. All welcome. If anyone has not entered yet, please get in touch.


1. Club runs 21 to 26 June inclusive


Friday, 21 June – 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. Further information on Facebook.


Saturday, 22 June – Beeston parkrun, 9.00 am at the Weirfields, Beeston Rylands NG9 1LZ .


Sunday, 23 June – the Sunday run will be from Moorbridge Lane, Stanton Gate, (meeting time at 8.50 am to start at 9.00 am), further details to follow on Facebook.


Tuesday, 25 June speed:  This will be at the University. Meet 6.15 for warm up at the top of the road leading to the Sports Centre, session starts 6.30 pm and is likely to be hills. Further details on Facebook.


Tuesday, 25 June :  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.


Wednesday, 26 June –  there will be a training run from Chilwell Olympia; meet in the foyer at 6.25 for a 6.30 pm depart. Drinks afterwards in the Vic.


2. Upcoming Races on the Calendar


Fell: Jun 20, Grindleford,, S32 2JX (race full)

Fell: Jun 25, Riber Run, DE4 3RQ

Fell: Jun 29, Chrome Hill,, SK17 0RH

3. Other upcoming races


The Crich Monument race is on Saturday 13 July and is sold out. I have a place to transfer; please get in touch if you are interested.

If you fancy a chip-timed run along the Embankment on Saturday please go to for a Virtual Runner live event!


Road race league information is located on the Club website at: . The fell race calendar is available at


5. Welcome: to Ian Sayers. Happy running with Beeston AC!


Well done to all the Double Gravs runners – a humid evening but a lot of fun! Well done also to the members who tackled the Nottingham 10K on University Park – it was like doing all our hill sessions at once!


6. Overseas vestsmessage from Simon Elliott:

As requested by a number of members, the Committee has commissioned a verion of the Beeston AC vest to run in abroad .. I’m now taking orders for delivery before autumn trips. Sizing is as the current vests and t-shirts, details on club website. Vests £20, t-shirts £22. If you’d like one, please reply to the Facebook post or message/email Simon on by 1st July please. Please note this vest is for overseas/social events only and the current vest without flag is for Summer League, national championships etc.

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend – including the Nomad and Tromso Midnight Sun races and of course the Great Notts Bike Ride! A number are also tackling the Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix – enjoy!


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