Summer Evening 10K



Sponsored by Thurlowe Clarke at 01737 237560
Thurlowe-Clarke Limited

 

ADVANCE WARNING

Our website is not yet ready for this year, but the race will be held on Wednesday 16th July 2014 - get it in the diary!


What is the Summer Evening 10K?

The Summer Evening 10K is an annual 10 km (6.2 miles) race.
This year, the race will be held on Wednesday 10th July 2013 at 7.30 pm prompt.


How can I enter the Summer Evening 10K?

Ideally, we would like you to enter online by using this link to Sports Systems.

You can also enter the 2013 Summer Evening 10K by downloading, printing and filling in the entry form, which can be found here, although you'll need Adobe Reader installed to print the form.

Once you have filled it in, then please return it with a 9" x 4" stamped self addressed envelope to ...

    The Race Secretary, RPAC Summer Evening 10K,
    70 Nutfield Road,
    Merstham,
    Surrey,
    RH1 3HA.
NOTE: Race packs will be sent out 2-3 weeks before the event.

Late entries

You may enter on race day Wednesday 10th July 2013 @ £10.00 if a UK:A race licence holders, otherwise £12.00, until a maximum of 500 runners is reached. The Late Entries Desk will open at 6pm. Competitors must be 15 years of age or over on the day of the race.


How do I get to the Summer Evening 10K?

The Summer Evening 10K starts in Reigate's Priory Park.
You can see a map showing the start of the Summer 10K by clicking here.

Reigate BR Station is on the Reading-Tonbridge line with connections at Redhill to the London-Brighton line and is a few minutes walk to the town centre. If arriving via the M25 exit at Junction 8 (Reigate) and follow the signs for the town centre down A217 Reigate Hill. Parking is free in the public car parks after 6pm. They are located at Bell St (the closest), Upper West St and Bancroft Rd.

Please avoid parking in Morrisons’ car park which is for their customers’ use. They fine anyone exceeding their stated time limit! Nor should you park on the grass in the Priory Park, please.

The race will start near the tennis courts at 7.30pm prompt. Please assemble at the Start in good time and listen carefully to the pre-race instructions.


The course & race information

The course has been accurately measured by the Association of UK Course Measurers and is signed with km markers. Unfortunately, due to its undulating nature, it is unsuitable for wheelchair athletes.

All roads along the route will remain open to traffic so please use the pavement wherever available. The course will be well marshalled for your safety and the safety of other road users. For your added health and safety a Red Cross Ambulance and crew will be in attendance augmented by qualified 1st Aiders around the course.

A pace bike will lead the runners around the course to warn other road users a race is in progress. Marshals will be deployed at strategic points along the route supplemented by “caution” and directional signs at regular intervals. You must obey instructions from marshals and race officials at all times!

















The route

Starting from Priory Park the route heads right onto Park Lane then turns left onto the A25, West Street. At the Black Horse turn left into Flanchford Road. For the next 5 kms the route is largely unpavemented over undulating country lanes. Please take care, keep to the left at all times and be extremely careful at blind bends. Turning left into Clayhall Lane there is a short climb at Flanchford Farm followed by a narrow section and a sharp bend to the right into Slipshatch Road. The route enters residential roads at about 6K where you must use the footpath along Sandcross Lane and in Park Lane East.

Turning right from Park Lane East into Park Lane at 7K you encounter a challenging hill! Note this road is narrow, twisting and largely unpavemented so please take care, be mindful of traffic and follow the instructions of marshals. After reaching the top you descend and are within the last mile or so. When you re-enter Priory Park there is a sharp turn to the right taking you across the grass, around the Pond and back to the finish. After finishing your timing chip will be removed to ensure your time is recorded.

Click here for a map of the route.


Water stations

Water will be available at an on-course drinks station and at the finish. Please stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before the race, particularly if the weather is warm.


Use of personal stereos and MP3 players

The use of MP3 players & similar devices is NOT allowed for safety reasons. It is your responsibility to follow instructions from the marshals and race officials and not to put yourself, fellow runners and other road users at risk.


Prizes & Mementoes

All finishers will receive a commemorative medal.

Thanks to the generosity of race sponsor Thurlowe Clarke cash prizes will be awarded in the 2013 race as follows:

Category Prize £.p    Category Prize £.p
1st man (irrespective of age) 100.00    1st woman (irrespective of age) 100.00
2nd man (irrespective of age) 25.00    2nd woman (irrespective of age) 25.00
3rd man (irrespective of age)

15.00    3rd woman (irrespective of age) 15.00
1st MV40 10.00    1st FV35 10.00
1st MV50 10.00    1st FV45 10.00
1st MV60

10.00    1st FV55 10.00
1st men’s team (3 to score) 30.00    1st women’s team (3 to score) 30.00
Notes:
  • Prizes will be awarded based on the chip timing data supplied by Sport Systems
  • There will be no distinction between veterans and seniors for the main prizes
  • Each runner may win only one individual prize
  • The presentations will take place in the vicinity of the race Finish as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the race
  • Steve Murphy, Managing Director of Thurlowe Clarke, Independent Financial Advisers, will present the winners’ prizes.

Facilities

Courtesy of Urban Kitchen, Race HQ will be in the strategically sited circular glass café in Priory Park (easiest access from Bell Street) where you may leave baggage at your own risk. Due to limited changing & loo facilities you are advised to come already changed. Refreshments may be available before and after the race.


Will photos be available of the Summer Evening 10K?

RPAC has teamed up with renowned local photographer Anthony Bliss of Sussex Sport Photography and, at no extra cost, you will be able to download any of the pictures taken at the race free!! Just go to here. Remember your race number to make it easier to find your pictures although it can’t be absolutely guaranteed everyone will be photographed.


Race results past and present

For past and present results, please click here.


Summer Evening 10K route on YouTube


I need a question answered about the Summer Evening 10K

If you have a question regarding the Summer Evening 10K which is not answered on these pages, then please email the race organiser on natalie.wilson


What other events do Reigate Priory Athletic Club host?

We host the Priory Relays, which is an annual cross country relay event held on a Saturday in November. There are awards for the leading men's and women's teams.

To learn more about the Priory Relays, go to www.prioryrelays.com.


We also host the Holly Run, which is an annual open cross country event for all ages, held on a Sunday towards the end of December. There are nine races in all, for men and women as well as boys and girls of all ages.

To learn more about the Holly Run, go to www.hollyrun.com.


I've enjoyed the 10K - what now?

If you've decided that you enjoy running, then you might like to consider joining the Reigate Priory Athletic Club. We're a friendly bunch, and you can run non competitively or take part in various running races and events.

If you wish to learn more about the club, then please look at our website at www.rpac.org.uk. You can just turn up at one of our training sessions with no obligation to join. The training times and locations are on the website.

Race registered with... Run Britain ...and... Sussex Sport Photograhpy



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