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YDL Battersea 22 June 2019 - A Day of PB's!

YDL Battersea 22 June 2019 - A Day of PB's!

It was a great team effort at the latest YDL match held in Battersea on Saturday.  So many RPAC athletes with personal best performances!

In the U13 girls there were 1st place finishes  - ALL of which were with a PB!  - for Charlotte Pelekani A race 70mH, Phoebe Bakker B race 70mH, Lilah Unwin A race 800m,  Shakila Keable A race 1200m and Alessia Turner B race 1200m. For Shakila, posting a sub 4 min 1200m lifted her into illustrious company as only the third RPAC girl to achieve this. For Alessia there was also a big PB in taking 2nd place in the long jump where she jumped 4.06m. Lily Woodhams and Imogen Wheeler both PB'd in their 150m races. Several competed in two or three different events helping boost the team score.  At the end of a long hot day of athletics, Alessia Turner, Sophia Bryant, Tiggy Boyce and Imogen Wheeler ran a fast 4 x 100m U13G's relay securing a 2nd place finish. For some, this was their fourth event.

The U13 boys were also clocking up personal best performances.  Justin Collins had 3  -  100m, 200m and in the  high jump with an excellent 1m. 30 clearance. Harry Peters picked up PB's in the 75mH and 200m, Sunny Boyce in the Shot and the Javelin.  Max Orchard in his first YDL appearance had a long jump PB and ran a good first ever 800m to take 3rd place in the A race. In the 1500m there was a big PB in taking 2nd place in the A race for Sammy Rolaston. 

More happy faces amongst the U15 girls where they all achieved best ever performances! Caitlin Holloway had three, 300m, Shot and Discus. Eva Marsh has had a great season and improved both her 1500m and long jump bests while others to double up were Iris McAuliffe with PB'S in her 100m race and in the Shot, Francesca Manrow who PB'D in the 200 and the 300m races, and Zara Watkinson in the 800m and Javelin! In the U15G'S 800m Imogen Gregory took a full 18 seconds off her PB!

Another who has been improving his times all summer is U15B Oscar Curry.  Oscar won the A race 800m with yet another PB finishing in a speedy 2.12.80.

The fourth and final Lower Age group YDL match is scheduled  for Saturday 20th July. This was to be held at the Wimbledon Park Stadium but now seems likely to be switched to the home track of Herne Hill Harriers in Tooting. Confirmation in due course.

 

Some Pics from Battersea 

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

 

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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Reigate Priory AC Club News 10th June 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 10th June 2019

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

 

The call for volunteers to assist with the Summer Evening 10k on the 3rd of July went out this week and we've been delighted to receive over 30 members (and their friends) offering a helping hand.  Thank you all very much.

To make the event a success we will need about 70 people to generously give the club a couple of hours of their time.  We're a decent amount of the way there but still need a few more friendly faces to get involved.

If you've not replied to the email sent out on Wednesday 5th June please drop Usha and Chris an email at  so that we will add you to the list of merry men, women and juniors who will make our event a success!

Also, please direct anyone you meet to www.summer10k.com and encourage them to sign up!
 

Reigate Priory AC Parkrun Tourism Saturday 22nd June *** email me now ***

 

To kick off our new venture, we are off to the flat and fast Worthing parkrun on Saturday 22nd June.

Our parkrun visits are targeted at seniors, parents of juniors and accompanied juniors, but non-members may also attend.

The price is £14.50 (or £17.50 for non-members) including travel and a breakfast in The Burlington Hotel on Worthing seafront.

You can see the breakfast menu here.

The deadline for inclusion is Thursday 13th June. you can read more 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 Saturday 15th June (from Ginevra Stoneley and Jo Davey)

 

We have our third SAL (Southern Athletics League) meet on Saturday 15th June, 2019 at Lewes - BN7 2XG, and it would be really great if we can get as many athletes as possible taking part.

The meeting is open to U17s, U20s and Seniors (Vets included). If you are interested in competing please let us know as soon as possible and which events you would like to compete in.

You should have an email describing this event in your inbox from 4th June. Let me know if you did not receive it.

Please inform us (the SAL Team Managers, Jo Davey and Ginevra Stoneley) on address  if you would like to compete.

 

Junior news

 

Crawley Open Meeting from Wednesday 5th June (from Dave Mills)

The third Crawley Open Meeting of the summer took place last Wednesday and a number of Juniors took the chance to run in graded races and attack their PB's. 

In the 1500m's there was another outstanding performance by Oscar Curry who won his race in 4.38.65 adding to his impressive run of PB's this season. 

Eva Marsh and Shakila Keable also ran PB's in their 1500's, both girls improving on the PB's they had achieved 4 days earlier at the Lily B match in Walton!

Eva Peters and Lucy Dénecé doubled up with good times in their respective track events whilst for Eva there was a good leap of 4m.01 in the long jump and a season's best 18m.45 in the javelin for Lucy.

Year seven athletes were otherwise engaged on Wednesday with a schools match held at Hartswood.  One highlight worthy of note was Samuel Stapley's win in the 800m.

Whilst the time is unofficial, Samuel beat the outstanding Surrey 800m runner from Oxted School in the week where that runner was featured in Athletics Weekly Magazine! Well done Samuel.

 

Surrey Schools Track and Field Championships from Saturday 8th June (from Dave Mills)

The Surrey Schools Track and Field Championships took place on Saturday in Kingston. Having qualified through the various District events held earlier in the summer, a number of RPAC Juniors took part.

There was more Javelin success with Katie Mackison and Lily Cain-Jones taking Gold and Silver respectively in the Inter-Girls competition. Katie threw a massive 40m60 and Lily had a PB with an impressive 37m65. Katie should find herself going forward to the English Schools Championships as part of the Surrey team having achieved the Entry Standard with her throw, and having achieved the even more stretching National Standard earlier this summer. 

Dan Statham equaled his high jump PB with 1m.65 finishing 6th in the Inter-Boys competition.

Vicky Wilkes (I-G 200m), Drew Burridge (I-B 400m) and Oscar Curry (Junior Boys 800m) all made it through to the final of their event with Vicky and Drew taking 4th place and Oscar 5th. Good achievements by all, firstly to qualify for these Championships, then to all have competed in the final of their event.

 

Get your vests on, Juniors - You never know who you might end up competing against

Under 17 Drew Burridge entered the Blackheath & Bromley Open graded meeting last Monday evening to compete in the 400 metres. Lining up outside him was Team GB's 2012 World Indoor gold medalist Perri Shakes-Drayton!
 
Drew held her off throughout the race, beating her by 0.4s.

 

Senior results

 

Vitality London 10K from Monday 27th May

Congratulations to our competitors at the Vitality London 10K. Results can be seen here.

 

MABAC league @ Holmwood Common Sunday 9th June

21 people participated - a fantastic turn-out from our club, and great to see some new faces running in this event. Provisional results can be seen here. Also big thanks to both Stewart McIntyre and Moray Laing for coming along to support us.

Moray took some great photos that can be seen on the Facebook group here.

 

SCVAC Track & Field League fixture 3 @ Walton Monday 10th June

Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to the downpour. 

 

Surrey Road League 2019/2020 (from Ian Martin's post to the Facebook group)

The latest position in the Surrey Road League after Dorking 10: RPAC leading by 4 points as can be seen here. Let’s try to push on and regain this trophy.

 

Senior events on the calendar

 

Tuesday Battlebridge session Tuesday 11th June

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track at 7PM is scheduled as follows...

Short and Middle distance Long distance Less intense
200m wind ups  (outside lanes) Rolling session (inside lanes): 45 minute session

1st 50m: 50% top pace

2nd 50m: 70% top pace

3rd 50m: 90% top pace

4th 50m: 100% top pace

400m, 100m jog

500m, 100m jog

600m, 100m jog

Sets of 400m, 200m jog, 600m.

400m jog between sets.

Up to 45 minutes depending

on your level of experience

 

Richmond 10K Club Championship Sunday 16th June

You still have the opportunity to join this event here. Hoping for a good turn-out next Sunday.

 

Cabbage Patch 10 Sunday 13th October

I mention this race as it is nearing being full, and I know that it has been a popular race for some over the years as a flat and fast 10 miler. You can enter the race here. Note that this event is probably the day after the Surrey League cross country race, so I for one will unfortunately not be on the start line!

We have four entrants already.

 

Other news

 

Very sad news posted on the SCAA website that Jack Rutherford, until recently the chairman of Walton AC,  has passed away.

He was a great supporter of athletics across the county, and was at the Priory Relays supporting his Walton runners every year.

 

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 below...

Welcome to my final update for 2017, Merry Christmas / Season's Greetings (delete as appropriate!) and a Happy New Year to all members, parents & friends of Reigate Priory Athletic Club.

The Holly Run

It's been a busy year, but it's not quite over yet. It is now less than 2 weeks to the annual Holly Run cross-country races in Priory Park, on Sunday 17th December. With races for all runners from 8 to 80, we are expecting a total of approximately 500 competitors.

Please can I therefore ask all seniors and parents to offer their help if at all possible, simply reply to the recent e-mail from Nat Wilson with when you are free and your preferred role(s). The more people we have the better, but we are definitely short in the afternoon. Many seniors will be marshaling the junior races in the morning, but racing later on, so if there are any parents who can assist then please let Nat know.

It would also be great to see most of our juniors competing on the day, either for their school or for RPAC. Full details of the races and how to enter are available on the website, www.hollyrun.com.

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Awards Evening, Saturday 20th January

To celebrate the successes of 2017, we will be holding the annual Awards Evening at Reigate & Redhill Golf Club from 7.30 pm on Saturday 20th January 2018. Gavin Lawrence will be sending out more details soon, but expect a buffet supper, the awards themselves and a disco. Please put the date in your diaries now, the evening is open to all seniors, older juniors, coaches and parents.

Among the other trophies & prizes, we will be presenting the Ted Baker Award for service to the club in 2017. Please send nominations (including a brief explanation of why your nominee should receive the award) to Ginevra Stoneley or me by no later than Monday 8th January, so the committee can make a final decision on the recipient at our first committee meeting in 2018. A full list of previous recipients is available on the website (http://www.rpac.org.uk/index.php/award-winners), current members of the club committee are NOT eligible for this award.

Battlebridge

Yet more change to report at Battlebridge. Bam Nuttall have just recently completed a new concrete area in front of the Cabin and container. This was done as a community project, at the request of the Council, whilst Bam Nuttall are working in Redhill. This was therefore done at no cost to us or the Council, so a massive thank you to them.

Bam Nuttall at Battlebridge

Reports in Surrey Mirror

Dave Mills has been submitting junior reports to the Surrey Mirror for some time now, but regular readers will have noticed that senior reports have also started to appear recently, thanks to Nat Wilson. To ensure we get a regular flow of publicity for the club, please can everyone send junior reports to Dave and senior reports to Nat, no later than Monday in the week of publication. It is always good to have a photo that can be published.

Summary Minutes

Summary minutes from the October 2017 meeting are now available here (website login required).

Malcolm Woodman