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Recent Volunteers

Volunteers @ Surrey Track & Field Championships, 11/12 May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Donna Barrington-Smith, Ivan Barrett

Volunteers @ Ebbisham Boys League, 5th May 2019

Adriana Collins, Anthony Collins

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 5th May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch

Volunteers @ VM London Marathon, 28th April 2019

Adriana Collins, Alex Robson, Alex Loucaides, Alison Prior, Andrew Patrick, Andrew Clark, Anthony Collins, Ashley Burridge, Barry Jewett, Bev Baker, Bobby Manoo, Christopher Daniels, Dave Lovegrove, Donna Barrington-Smith, Duncan Mallison, Gary Ribbons, Gaye Clarke, Grace Chandler, Jane Patrick, Jas Dhabda, John MacKenzie, Kate Jewett, Liz Clark  , Malcolm Woodman, Mark Robson, Moray Laing, Nigel Barrington-Smith, Parbatee Manoo, Patricia Voets, Paul Walters, Paul Chandler, Roger Hillier, Sarah Walters, Stav Loucaides, Susan Winterton, Usha Stevens

Volunteers @ Vets T&F, 29th April 2019

Gillian O'Regan

The month of April has seen various marathons taking place, starting with Manchester.  The club had four athletes competing, taking advantage of the UK’s flattest major marathon with personal bests from most and two sub 3 hour times.  First back for the club was Matt Aylott who, continuing his fine form, finished with a 6 minute PB in 2.48.28.  Chris Daniels was next back in a huge 40 minute personal best time of 2.59.28.  Graham Bull had a superb run finishing in a personal best of 3.11.27 and 29th V55 overall.  Veteran marathon runner Kate Knight was facing 3 marathons this month, finishing the Manchester marathon in 7.15.24.  Kate said the support was fantastic around the course and has already signed up for next year

Matt Aylott at Manchester 2019          Graham Bull at Brighton 2019        


The following weekend saw the Brighton Marathon with five club members taking part.  Starting at Preston Park, the course snakes through the city centre, along the sea front and finishes at the iconic Madeira Drive in front of thousands of spectators. Lee Savage lead the club around the hilly and windy route with a 34 minute personal best time of 2.53.33.  Steve Watkins was next in also achieving a personal best of 3.41.40.  Clare Pryor was the first lady back for the club who, despite a lack of training, clocked 4.28.58. Running her first marathon was Claire Humphrey finishing in 5.00.02 and Kate Knight beating her time from the previous week, finishing in 7.10.05.

     Clare Pryor at Brighton 2019     Kate Knight at Brighton 2019

The final weekend of April saw 12 from the club take part in the 38th London Marathon.  In pretty perfect conditions, excellent results were achieved with two club records broken.  Fran Dunham was first back, breaking the men’s club record finishing in a tremendous time of 2.36.57.  Not far behind Fran and in his debut run for the club was Charlie Butcher, finishing in an impressive time of 2.37.31.  Despite his training being hampered by calf injuries, Matt Ryde managed to clock a personal best time 2.42.19.  George Roux, who last month ran a personal best in the Seoul marathon, finished 4th for the club in 2.52.00.  The ladies club marathon record was smashed by Ginevra Stoneley who achieved a sub 3 hour marathon in a personal best time of 2.58.59. Ginevra impressively managed a consistent pace throughout the entire race.  Rick Coles suffered from 20 miles and had to dig deep to compete the course, but still achieved a Good for Age time of 3.00.31.  Mike Pocock completed the 26.2 miles in a time of 3.20.01 earning him 39th V60 place overall.  The rest of the RPAC athletes were Nicholas Wade (3.29.35 PB), Ruth Willis (3.36.02 PB), Leanne Sandifer (3.43.42 PB), Andrew Bamford (3.44.09 PB) and Kate Knight (7.02.26, her fastest marathon of the month).  Andrew was very pleased to have beaten his previous best time by 22 minutes and as well as raising money for Parkinson’s, was especially pleased to learn that turning 60 this year meant his time qualified him for a Good for Age entry.

The Zurich marathon was also taking place the same day, with Mel Fulton-Bell being the sole competitor for the club, completing it in 4.40.04.

Fran and Ginevra at London 2019 v2

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