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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.

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