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Reigate Priory AC Club News 24th June 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 24th June 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Summer Evening 10K Wednesday 3rd July (from Chris Veale and Usha Stevens)

We need more selfless individuals to enjoy the summer evening sun (probably) whilst helping to deliver a great event for our runners as per the email you should have received on 21st June.

Please drop Usha and Chris a note to  (if you haven't already) and we'll add you to the list of merry men, women and juniors who will make our event a success!

Remember - without the support of the club this event cannot run. Thanks again.

 

Parkrun tourism fixture 1 @ Worthing Saturday 22nd June

You can see the run report here. We had a fantastic time, returning with some PBs and happy memories. The event was attended by members and ex-members, so it'd be great to see some parents and accompanied juniors next time - Saturday 27th July at Mole Valley parkrun, Denbies, Dorking. There will be further information about this event nearer the time, including where to meet for car sharing to the event.

 

Southern Athletics League, Match 3 @ Lewes from Saturday 15th June

Results are now available from this event here courtesy of Malcolm Woodman. A reminder that there is also a report here.

 

Junior news

 

South East Schools Inter-Counties Championships @  Erith Saturday 15th June by Dave Mills

Our two outstanding U17 Javelin throwers, Katie Mackison and Lily Cain-Jones were in action for Surrey at the South East Schools Inter-counties Track and Field Championships held recently in Erith. 

Having been selected on the strength of their Gold and Silver medal performances at the recent Surrey Schools Championships, they yet again produced a master class in throwing to finish 1st and 2nd against the best from Middlesex, Kent, Hampshire and Sussex. Katie threw a huge 43.35 metres and Lily an impressive 34.92 metres. Both girls are highly placed in the UK rankings for the javelin with Katie 6th and Lily 23rd.

 

Surrey Quad Kids 2nd semi-final @ Guildford Wednesday 19th June by Mike Gent

Two RPAC teams, twenty athletes, competed in the Surrey Quad Kids second semi final at Guildford on Wednesday. There were some great performances on the night and the A team qualified for the final on 3 July, finishing second of all the teams across the two semi- finals. Special mention to Max Orchard who was the leading boy on the night with a very impressive score of 280 points.

 

Youth Development League @ Battersea Park Saturday 22nd June by Dave Mills

There was a good turn out from the U13/U15 boys and girls for the latest Lower Age Group Youth Development League match held in hot, sunny conditions at Battersea Park on Saturday. 

Official results not yet posted to Power of 10 but we already know there were many RPAC Personal Bests achieved!

Ashley Burridge and Ivan Barratt were on Officials duty all day so special thanks to them and to David Manrow for managing the team.

A full report plus some pics will be posted on the web site once the results are published. 

 

Mercedes Benz 5k @ Mercedes Benz World Sunday 26th May

Henry Stockley was given a free place in the Mercedes Benz 5k by Reigate Priory AC and RunThrough, and Henry has rewarded that gift by coming 12th out of 138 participants, with a gun time of 21:46 and a chip time of 21:44. The result can be seen here. Well done Henry!

He enjoyed the event so much that he is going to run it again in September.

 

Senior news

 

Wollaton Park 10K @ Nottingham Saturday 15th June

Recent joiner Freddie Roux finished in third place with a time of 37:45. See the report from this event here.

 

Richmond 10K @ Ham Sunday 16th June

We now have a race report on the website courtesy of Andrew Bamford here.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 25th June 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Short and Middle distance

Long distance

Less intense

Short and Middle & Long distance together

45 minute session

300m paarlauf with a partner of similar ability

 

45 mins session

300m paarlauf with a partner of similar ability

 

45 mins session

Run as 2 teams rather than pairs.

Each team starts when the back marker of the incoming team finishes

Take a 400m jog recovery after each set of 3 runs.

 

Individuals can finish before 45 minutes, depending on levels of experience

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 26th June 7:00PM

Ian is back to lead out the session on Wednesday night. You can read about the Wednesday sessions here.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 27th June 6:00PM cancelled

Cancellation due the Informal 10K as below.

 

Informal 10K (a.k.a. Near-as-Dammit 10K) @ Coulsdon Thursday 27th June 7:30PM

You are encouraged to participate in the Informal 10K this coming Thursday 27th June. The session in Priory Park on Thursday is cancelled for this week.

It's probably the least expensive 10K race you'll be able to take part in locally, the price for entry being just £4.

These events are hosted by South London Harriers, a series of three informal 10K races each year run over Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley along tracks and paths. The entry form is here. I suspect that there will be a number of people entering this event from the club - Mike Pocock and Gavin Lawrence being two. If you want more details about this or wish to car share, it would be worth making this known at the track on Tuesday.

Also note that the last Informal 10K event of this year is on Thursday 25th July.

 

Harriers' Fast 5 Miler trail course @ Nonsuch Park on Sunday 30th June

Epsom & Ewell Harriers are hosting this new event next Sunday, including 1 mile and 5 mile races. You can enter the event via the Run Britain website here.

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

On the back of the Cheddar Gorge Challenge half marathon on Sunday 16th June (finish time 5:08:07), Kate followed up by running her fastest parkrun for a long time on Saturday 22nd June at Banstead Woods in a time of 43:12, and on Sunday 23rd of June she took part in the Midsummer Munro - a 'gratuitously difficult' half marathon with height gain/loss of 3000 feet - equivalent to a Scottish Munro - an 'ultra-half'. Kate finished the event in a time of 5:30:00.

Blimey! Congratulations Kate!

 

Get in touch

 

 If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email me promptly and I can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let me know. 

If you wish to get in touch my email address is

 

Richmond 10K

Richmond 10K

22 RPAC runners turned out for the Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10K on Sunday 16th June. This race is part of the Surrey Championships and the Surrey Road League as well as our own Club Championship.

The coursed is essentially flat and is mostly comprised of two laps along the towpath and through a housing estate. The finish is tough with about 400m on grass which was quite slippery on the day - I certainly felt like I was going backwards.

The RPAC men's champion was Fran Dunham who finished in 4th place overall in  33:36. The ladies' champion was Ginevra Stoneley who finished in 151st position, 17th lady overall and 7th in her age category in 40:28.

RPAC men came third in this leg of the Surrey Road League and RPAC ladies came 11th. The men's team is in first place in the league and the ladies team is in 12th place.

In the Surrey championships Fran Dunham was the first VM40 runner.

Results can be found here.

 

 

 

Parkrun tourism event 1 - Worthing Sat 22nd June

Parkrun tourism event 1 - Worthing Sat 22nd June

The run-up to the big day was not without its issues. Worthing parkrun was cancelled, so all arrangements were made to divert to Uckfield parkrun. Subsequently Worthing parkrun was back on, so the Uckfield visit was cancelled and Worthing visit reinstated.

All 13 attendees arrived promptly by 7:15 AM at Reigate College, and within minutes we were off on our way to Worthing sea front.

We arrived in good time to have a walk down the promenade to visit the toilets, have a photo taken, and listen to the pre-parkrun mentions by the Race Director. We had a mention and a cheer for Reigate Priory AC.

The race started a little later than 9AM. There was a small tail wind on the way out, which meant that there was a nice cooling breeze on the return to the finish.

I think that everyone did so well. Results as below (PBs as noted from parkrun website for recent parkruns).

Position parkrunner Time Age grade Note
17 Paul Walters 19:42 78.00% Missed PB by 11 seconds (set at Worthing)
74 Peter Luxton 22:33 75.09% PB
81 Jack Finn 22:49 56.54% PB
160 Claire Humphrey 24:50 62.42% PB
219 Dave Williams 27:09 69.80% PB
258 Fran Afonso 28:23 59.78% Course PB, 2nd fastest recent parkrun
283 Stewart McIntyre 29:37 60.27%  
376 Sarah Walters 33:05 54.71% Missed course PB by 1 second
377 Sue Carnell 33:06 54.68%  
385 Usha Stevens 33:24 52.79%  
414 Michael Bashford 35:11 47.66% PB

Full results are here.

So about half of our runners returned with parkrun PBs, and I'm not going to single out any runners for their achievement because I know that there actually was so much personal achievement on the day within our party, I don't want to single out any individual for fear of not mentioning others.

What I would like to say is that it was a wonderful morning out, and I'm so glad that the people who attended this event supported the club in this venture, but more, I think that the club can be proud of the individual achievement at Worthing parkrun. A really big thank you to you all.

After the parkrun we climbed into the minibus to attend a breakfast laid on at the Burlington Hotel. As per last visit, the hotel really did us proud. We had our own room, with the table laid out in a large square arrangement, and a wonderful waitress service breakfast for a really reasonable rate. I'd recommend the Burlington for any such event, and I hope that we will be returning in the not so distant future.

We went onto Worthing beach for a photo call as below.

While the minibus was packing up for the return journey to Reigate, Usha, Paul and I were stopped by a 90 year old gentleman in a mobility buggy. He had noticed that we were from Reigate, and he had spent most of his years in Reigate. He was recalling his time from his earlier days, including a story featuring Donald Campbell. I wish we could have talked for longer. A really interesting chap.

During our return the results were published. Shock horror - they were all longer times than expected, but nil desperandum, they were all corrected during Saturday afternoon.

All in all a very successful time, and let's look forward to our next outing - Mole Valley parkrun on the 27th July 2019. See you there!

Freddie Finishes Third

Freddie Finishes Third

Recent club joiner Freddie Roux finished in third place at the Wollaton Park 10K on Saturday 15th June in a time of 37:45.  For those of you who don't know, Wollaton Park is on the outskirts of Nottingham and  is a deer park and home of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Natural History Museum and Nottingham Industrial Museum. The course is described as  two laps of a 5k circuit, across undulating terrain composed of paths and grass.

 

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 17th June 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 17th June 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Summer Evening 10K (from Chris Veale and Usha Stevens)

We've had a few more members (and their friends) offering a helping hand with the Summer Evening 10k.  Thank you all very much.

We need around 20-30 more selfless individuals to enjoy the summer evening sun (probably) whilst helping to deliver a great event for our runners. 

Please drop Usha and Chris a note to  (if you haven't already) and we'll add you to the list of merry men, women and juniors who will make our event a success!  Thanks again.

 

Reigate Priory AC Parkrun Tourism @ Worthing Saturday 22nd June

 Last call for Worthing parkrun for this Saturday - email me now. You can read more about this event here. If you'd like to come please email me informing me of attendees and breakfasts required, and I'll reply with payment details.

My email address is

 

Southern Athletics League @ Lewes from Saturday 15th June, including a new club record!

You can read a report from this event here. Well done to our participants!

 

Have results for the website? Let us know

If you know of results that could go onto the website, you just need to email them to  to get them published.

 

Junior news

 

YDL @ Belgrave Harriers Battersea Park on Saturday 22nd June

Please read the email sent on Sunday 16th June regarding this event and reply to  with attendance. You can either email this address or get back to me if you did not receive the email.

 

YDL UAG @ Erith Stadium for U17s and U20s on Sunday 30th June

Please read the email sent on Friday 14th June regarding this event and reply to  with attendance and which events you'd like to compete in. You can either email this address or get back to me if you did not receive the email.

 

Invicta East Kent Open Meeting @ Canterbury from Thursday 13th June - by Ashley Burridge

In the absence of their sprint coach - busy greeting his new grandchild in sunny Greece - James Naylor and Drew Burridge set off on a mission to deepest Kent on Thursday to show them how we do running in Reigate. Entering the 300m at the Invicta East Kent Open meeting in Canterbury with minutes to spare, due to heavy traffic, Drew won in a new RPAC best time of 37.16s with James setting an u20s best of 39.05s in 2nd place.

 

Senior news

 

Richmond 10K Club Championship @ Ham on Sunday 16th June

A much improved turn-out on last year and excellent conditions greeted us on Sunday morning. You can see the results here. Well done all, and after this event Reigate Priory AC is still leading the Surrey Road League.

 

Ladies Surrey Cross Country League 2019/20 Season - from Nat Wilson

Can you please add these four fixture dates to your diaries...

Saturday 12th October 2019 (Reigate Priory hosted by Reigate Priory AC)

Saturday 9th November 2019 (venue and hosts to be confirmed)

Saturday 11th January 2020 (venue to be confirmed, hosted by Guildford and Godalming)

Saturday 8th February 2020 (venue and hosts to be confirmed)

Start times are to be confirmed but are usually either 11am or 1pm.

As Sonia has departed for Cornwall, Gillian O'Regan has taken over as ladies vice captain. If you don't know Gillian, her photo appears on this page if you click on "Captains".

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 18th June 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Short and Middle distance

Long distance

Less intense

200m wind ups  (inside lanes)

Rolling session (outside lanes)

45 minute session

4 x 400m (at 80%) with 200m walk back/forward

5x 300m (at 90%) with 100m walk back/forward

6 x 200m (at 100%) with 100m walk back/forward

1K at 10K pace with 200m jog recovery.

Then up to 8 sets of:

400m with 100m jog

... followed by ...

600m with 200m jog

All reps at faster than 5k pace

45 min session

800m with 400m jog recovery

Up to 45 minutes depending on level of experience

 

Improvers and Recovery Run from the YMCA Sovereign Centre on Wednesday 19th June 7:00PM

In the absence of Ian Edmonds, I (Paul Walters) will be taking the group out on Wednesday evening, along with Andrew Bamford.

We will run from the Sovereign Centre to the bottom of Somerset Road, to do some loops of Pendleton Road -> Mount Walk -> Cronks Hill Road -> Somerset Road, and then back to the Sovereign Centre.

 

Session in Reigate's Priory Park Thursday 20th June 6:00PM for 6:15PM

Meet at 6:00PM for a warm up. The main session starts at 6.15PM, comprising of short and long hills using the gully, lead by Gavin Lawrence.

 

Get in touch

 

 If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email me promptly and I can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let me know. 

If you wish to get in touch my email address is

A productive day in Lewes, including a new club record!

A productive day in Lewes, including a new club record!

A small team of RPAC members competed at the Southern Athletics League match in Lewes yesterday (Saturday 15th June), in a joint team with Dorking & Mole Valley and Holland Sports.

In the field events, RPAC were represented by Anousha Wardly and Dan Statham. Anousha won the pole vault despite only taking off from a short run  to protect a sore foot that prevented her from competing in all her planned events. Dan Statham also won the high jump and smashed his PB in the process. He jumped 1.76m which is a new U17 boys RPAC club record!

On the track, times were not helped by a big headwind in the home straight but there were a number of wins. Great scoring runs from James Naylor (100-B 13.0s) and Drew Burridge (400-A 53.3s & 200-B 24.2s), both winning their races against Seniors. Ginevra Stoneley won the 3K in 10:59.2 and was third in the 1500m in 5:13.1.

Ashley Burridge and Ivan Barrett were officiating all day for RPAC. From his position on the finish line as timekeeper Ashley started the day at noon putting on factor 25 and ended at 5:00pm in full wet weather gear! Ivan was also there all day and was officiating at the high jump to see Dan win.

Next SAL fixture is Saturday 13th July at Worthing, an excellent opportunity for the U17 and U20s to join with Seniors & Veterans in the only league which crosses the divide between Juniors & Seniors.

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