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Reigate Priory AC Club News 21st October 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 21st October 2019

Club news for everyone

 

IMPORTANT: Volunteering at the Priory Relays in Priory Park on Saturday 2nd November *** PLEASE HELP!***

Sam and Usha sent an email to members on Monday 14th October asking for volunteers to help at the Priory Relays on Saturday 2nd November. It's fantastic that many have volunteered for this event, but we are still short of volunteers.

The race starts at 1.30pm so assistance will be needed for the afternoon. We will of course need help with setup/break down so there's a role for all those who are planning on running too.

If you are able to assist, please email  ASAP and a note will be made of your availability. We will put names against roles nearer the day.

 

Newsletter news

There will be a newsletter next week, but both of the editors will be on their holidays, so if you need to publicise any club news, can you please make sure that it has arrived at  well in advance of Monday evening if possible please.

 

Junior news

 

Results from the Surrey League XC on Saturday 12th October

Apologies - I have not had time to load these to the website yet. This will be done this week and will be publicised next Monday.

 

Saturday morning sessions

There will be no training for the Saturday morning 9:00 group on either Saturday October 26th or Saturday November 2nd.

 

Hoodie order

We will be placing a Hoodie order shortly. Everyone should have received an email with details but please contact Mike Gent by emailing  with any questions.

 

Border League XC @ Aldershot Sunday November 3rd

The first Border League event is on Sunday November 3rd at Aldershot. This is open to all Juniors. First race is 11:00. There are separate U11 - U15 boys and girls races starting at 15 minute intervals. Please let Mike Gent know by emailing  if your child would like to run.

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Tuesday 22nd October 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 3rd November Border League at Aldershot hosted by AFD.

Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.

 

Senior news

 

Surrey League XC team results @ Reigate Priory on Saturday 12th October

You can see the men's team results here and the ladies team results here.

 

Surrey Masters Cross Country Championships @ Morden Park on Saturday 19th October 

The results can be seen here. Well done to our participants!

 

Richmond Autumn Riverside 10k Run on Saturday 19th October

Adam and Karen Lloyd participated. See their results here.

 

Great South Run @ Southsea on Sunday 20th October

Here's a group of Reigate Priory AC participants at the Great South Run from Sunday 20th October with other club friends.

Although I didn't run, I was witness to a well organised race in ideal conditions. About 20,000 took part.

The results from the Great South Run can be found here. There were some fantastic results - well done all!

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 22nd October 7:00PM

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

Warm up and drills:

High knees walking; butt kicks; A & B skips; open/close the gate; sidesteps; squats; lunges; high skips; tuck jumps; arms swings, punches; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides.

Rolling session of sets of:

400m, 100m jog/walk

500m, 100m jog/walk

600m, 100m jog/walk

45 mins session

Less intense:

Sets of 400m, 200m jog, 600m

200m walk/jog recovery

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 23rd October 7:00PM ***CANCELLED***

 Session cancelled for the Jimmy James Handicap on Thursday 24th October. See below.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 24th October 6:00PM ***CANCELLED***

Session cancelled for the Jimmy James Handicap on Thursday 24th October. See below.

 

Jimmy James Handicap event 2 @ Dorking on Thursday 24th October

Sounds like everyone had a great time at the last Jimmy James event.

Antony Read sent an email out on Sunday 20th October describing the Jimmy James Handicap.

Don't forget hi-viz clothing and a torch. You will not be able to run without them.

Please let Antony know by emailing  if you wish to run.

 

Sunday Run on Sunday 27th October 

There is no run from Reigate this Sunday, but you're all encouraged to take part in the MABAC league event at Nonsuch Park. See below.

 

MABAC league @ Nonsuch Park on Sunday 27th October (next Sunday)

Claire Humphrey sent an email out about MABAC on Wednesday 16th October. Details are available here.

Nonsuch is a beautiful location. The run itself is a cross country 5 miler, consisting of 2 loops with a mixture of inclines and terrains. There is also a 1 lap alternative if you're feeling less energetic!

We will meet at Bell Street car park to car share for a 9-30 am departure. Please let our MABAC team know by emailing  if you're planning to attend and can drive or if you'll need a lift.

 

Priory Relays @ Priory Park on Saturday 2nd November - reminder

You should have received an email about this event from Nat and Tom on Monday 14th October that you should read.

Each leg is approximately 2.5 miles (a single long XC lap) and is run entirely within the Priory Park.  The men’s race consists of 4 legs and the ladies 3 legs.  Club vests must be worn and all athletes must be 17 years or older on race day.

Please let the relevant captains know by Saturday 26th October if you would like to run in a team.

Men’s Captain Tom Almond (responses will also go to Fran and Rick)

Ladies Captain Nat Wilson (responses will also go to Gillian O’Regan)

Further information can be found at www.prioryrelays.com

 

Senior sessions @ K2, Crawley

Following feedback from a number of seniors, we have booked K2 for 2 dates this year:

Tuesday 29th October

Tuesday 3rd December

Start time at K2 will be 7.30 pm, but please get there in plenty of time to ensure you are well warmed up.

There will also be a session at Battlebridge (7 pm) as normal, for those who can't get down to K2.

Although the club is subsidising the cost of hiring the track at K2, there will be a charge for all attendees, to recover some of the cost. This charge will be NO MORE than £5 each (if there are 12 or less attendees), but will reduce from that if more people are there.

 

The Hogs Back @ Guildford on Sunday 8th December

We have been asked to publicise the Hogs Back Road Race on Sunday, 8 December 2019 is an 11.4 km road run around the Loseley Estate. See further details and enter the race here.

 

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor Thursday 24th October by Paul Walters

You can see above the quiz competitors at the Blue Anchor last week - Annette, Moray, Sarah, me, Stewart and Sue. We won with a best ever total of 133 points. Absolutely remarkable! Our winning prize of £30 was donated to the YMCA via Sue.

If you'd like to be part of the "RPAC" team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 24th October please let me know by emailing me on .

It's £2 per person to enter the quiz, and you need to arrive by at least 7:45PM for an 8:00PM start (I'll probably arrive at about 7:25PM).

 

Dates for the diary

Thursday 24th October Jimmy James Handicap event 2

Sunday 27th October the next MABAC league event at Nonsuch Park

Tuesday 29th October session at K2

Saturday 2nd November our very own Priory Relays in Priory Park

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism with *minibus travel* - venue to be confirmed soon

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we 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 us know. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC Club News 14th October 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 14th October 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped on Saturday 12th October

You should already have received an email from Malcolm regarding this topic, but let me please extend my thanks to all of our volunteers in whatever capacity you helped.

Many local clubs have difficulty getting volunteers to help at events, and although I know that it can feel that we're very stretched when it comes to staffing events such as the cross country races, the Priory Relays, the Holly Run and so on, to my knowledge we have always been able to run the events due to your efforts.

Thanks to everyone who turned out to volunteer for the club. You assistance is really appreciated by us all!

 

Volunteering at the Priory Relays in Priory Park on Saturday 2nd November

Sam and Usha sent an email to members on Monday 14th October asking for volunteers to help at the Priory Relays on Saturday 2nd November.

The race starts at 1.30pm so assistance will be needed for the afternoon. We will of course need help with setup/break down so there's a role for all those who are planning on running too.

If you are able to assist, please email  and a note will be made of your availability. We will put names against roles nearer the day.

 

Junior news

 

Surrey XC League Matches on 12th October by Dave Mills

The first of four Surrey XC League matches took place on Saturday. With RPAC hosting the Ladies match in the Priory there was a big turnout of youngsters from the club with the U13 girls A team finishing in 5th place. Shakila Keable was our first runner home finishing in 11th place.
 


In the U17 and U15 races we had incomplete teams but there were particularly strong runs by Lucy Broderick (6th U17) and Lucy Dénecé (11th U15).
 
 


The boys were in action at Effingham Common and the U13's took 4th place in the team result (only 1 point off third). Oscar Curry and Joe Walker both ran well in the U15 race.
 
The remaining fixtures in the Surrey XC League are:
 
Boys 
Saturday 9 November - Wimbledon Common
Saturday 11 January - Beckenham
Saturday 8 February - Lloyd Park, Croydon

Girls
Saturday 9 November - Mitcham Common
Saturday 11 January - Wimbledon Common
Saturday 8 February - Richmond Park
 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Tuesday 22nd October 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 3rd November Border League at Farnborough hosted by AFD.

Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.

 

Senior news

 

Surrey League XC in Reigate's Priory Park on Saturday 12th October

Our men's A team was 3rd in the Div 2 fixture, and the men's B team was 6th in the B team results. The ladies A team was 14th team home in the Div 1 fixture, and the ladies B team was 26th. You can see the men's individual results here and the ladies individual results here. Team results will be published on our website soon. Well done to all participants!

 

Oxford Half on Sunday 13th October

David and Ailsa Nurse completed the Oxford Half Marathon last Sunday. See their results here.

 

Cabbage Patch 10 @ Twickenham on Sunday 13th October

Adam and Karen Lloyd ran the Cabbage Patch 10 last Sunday. See their results here

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 15th October 7:00PM

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

Warm up and drills

High knees walking; butt kicks; A & B skips; open/close the gate; sidesteps; squats; lunges; high skips; tuck jumps; arms swings, punches; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides.

Then

300m paarlauf in pairs of similar ability.

45 mins sessions

Less intense

300m reps (as a group)

100m walk/jog recovery in between to re-group

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 16th October 7:00PM

Meet at the Sovereign Centre at 7:00 p.m.

Please wear bright/reflective clothing and head torches.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 17th October 6:00PM

Meet at 6.pm on Bell Street outside Majestic Wine for 6.pm.

This week we will jog the half mile to South Walk/ East Walk at the Bottom of the Croydon Road. The session will be 3 short loops, then 3 long, then 3 short, about 5 miles. There is a less intense session of 2 short 2 long 2 short or about 3.5 miles.

The aim is to run the short loops at a fast pace and the long loops steady.

Short loop goes up Orchard Road and back down East Walk. The long lop goes up Orchard Road, along Rushworth Road, Castlefield Road and back long the path next to Church Street.

Please wear bright/reflective clothing and head torches.

 

Surrey Masters Cross Country Championships @ Morden Park on Saturday 19th October 

Entries are closed for this event, but good luck to all of our participants for this Saturday!

 

Sunday Run on Sunday 20th October 

Ian and I will be at the Great South Run this Sunday. I suggest that you meet at the café in Priory Park for a run across the fields to Brockham.

 

Great South Run @ Southsea on Sunday 20th October

Sarah and I will be going to this event, and there are others taking part too. I'm happy to coordinate car sharing if you'd like to. Just email me on 

Jimmy James Handicap event 2 @ Dorking on Thursday 24th October

Sounds like everyone had a great time at the last Jimmy James event.

Meet at the Denbies' roundabout at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.

Don't forget hi-viz clothing and a torch. You will not be able to run without them.

 

MABAC league @ Nonsuch Park on Sunday 27th October

Mark this one in your diaries. Details are available here, but there will a communication sent out about this event shortly.

 

Priory Relays @ Priory Park on Saturday 2nd November

You should have received an email about this event from Nat and Tom on Monday 14th October that you should read.

Each leg is approximately 2.5 miles (a single long XC lap) and is run entirely within the Priory Park.  The men’s race consists of 4 legs and the ladies 3 legs.  Club vests must be worn and all athletes must be 17 years or older on race day.

Please let the relevant captains know by Saturday 26th October if you would like to run in a team.

Men’s Captain Tom Almond (responses will also go to Fran and Rick)

Ladies Captain Nat Wilson (responses will also go to Gillian O’Regan)

Further information can be found at www.prioryrelays.com

 

Remaining Surrey League XC venues for the diaries

Ladies 

9 November 2019 Mitcham Common, 11:00 Senior Div 2, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:00 Senior Div 1 (senior race is 6k)

11 January 2020 Wimbledon Common,  11:00 Senior Div 1, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:30 Senior Div 2 (senior race is 8k)

8 February 2020 Richmond Park, 11:00 Senior Div 2, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:00 Senior Div 1 (senior race is 8k)

Men's

9 November 2019 Wimbledon Common 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

11 January 2020 Chobham Common 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

8 February 2020 LLoyd Park 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

 

How the Men's Section keep in touch

We use the app Teamer as a central source of information and a registration for races through the season. It’s important you join this because it makes organisation a lot easier. Get in touch by sending an email to  if you would like to be added to Teamer.


We also have a men's WhatsApp group, if you're not in it and want to be please send an email to  and you'll be added. We use it to update on exact locations at races, lift sharing and all manner of discussions.

 

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor Thursday 17th October by Paul Walters

You can see above the quiz competitors at the Blue Anchor last week - Stewart, Ashleigh, Jack, me, Annette and Moray. We blatantly played our joker on the wrong round, and came second with 98 points to the winning total of 100 points.

If you'd like to be part of the "RPAC" team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 17th October please let me know by emailing me on 

It's £2 per person to enter the quiz, and you need to arrive by at least 7:45PM for an 8:00PM start (I'll probably arrive at about 7:25PM).

You might remember that a few weeks ago our winning prize was £40. This was donated to the East Surrey Live at Home Scheme. Annette presented us with a thank you letter from the scheme.

 

Dates for the diary

Thursday 24th October Jimmy James Handicap event 2

Sunday 27th October the next MABAC league event at Nonsuch Park

Saturday 2nd November our very own Priory Relays in Priory Park

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism with *minibus travel* - venue to be confirmed soon

 

RunFestRun 2020 - take note, this item will be removed in the next newsletter

We have been asked to publicise RunFestRun 2020, as below...

The festival plays host to top talent and running legends and invites you to enjoy a weekend of running like no other – from timed races including a 2.5k, 3k, 5k, 10k and half marathon to suit every ability, through to madness and mayhem with our Fun Run, Neon Night Run and all new for 2020: The Party Run (because why run and then party when you can do it all at the same time?!)

Running Club Relay and Discounted Tickets

We have a special offer and race for all you club runners – so get involved!

Running Club Relay - Club affiliated runners gain automatic entry into our Running Club Relay, where clubs from all over the country are invited to compete in the company of running legends for the coveted title of Running Club Relay Champions!

Running Club 10% discount - We're offering a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. Let us know if you want to join us for a 10% discount.

Check out our website here and highlights from last year’s event here.

We look forward to welcoming your club runners to the nation’s big new running party – don’t miss out!

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we 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 us know. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Update from the Chair, October 2019

Update from the Chair, October 2019

A while since I wrote an Update, a lot of what I used to cover is now included in the weekly news article published by Paul Walters and Andrew Bamford. Thanks guys!

However, there are now a few items of long term relevance for all members and parents/guardians, so it's time for me to put pen to paper.

England Athletics Review

Natalie Kavanagh-Clarke has now completed the review and submitted her report to us. The Committee met with her in September to discuss the report and to develop a set of detailed actions. As soon as we have finalised our draft of these actions, including delivery dates, we will share these with the entire membership. There will then be an opportunity for everyone to provide feedback, to ensure that the actions are consistent with the requirements of the entire club, not just the committee.

One action we are taking immediately is to review our vision of what the club should be. I am not expecting a massive change to the vision that already has been published on the website and in the 2014-19 Development Plan, but an outcome from the review is that we need to be clearer about the aims of the club and who we cater for. Watch this space for an update on this after our committee meeting on Wednesday (9th October).

I would like to emphasise that any actions we take will be to further improve the club, so that it meets the needs and goals of ALL our members - we are already doing well, Jas (Dhanda, Membership Secretary) has this week processed 28 new membership applications (3 Seniors, 3 Juniors and 22 Junior Academy). Welcome to all our new members, I hope to meet as many of you as possible at some point.

Priory Relays Sponsor

I am delighted to be able to announce that we have a new sponsor for the Priory Relays in 2019: Nutraceuticals Group Europe. Nutraceuticals are a local company based in Merstham, who specialise in nutritional and health ingredients and are recognised by many as the experts in this field.

We look forward to working with them at the Priory Relays this year, and to a mutually beneficial partnership.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our previous sponsors, Thurlowe Clarke, for their support of the Relays over the years, Thurlowe Clarke will continue to support our Summer Evening 10k in 2020.

Awards Evening 2019 - A date for your diaries

Advanced notice that the Awards Evening, at which we will present the 2019 Awards for both Juniors and Seniors, has been booked for the evening of Saturday 18th January 2020. The venue is a new one for the club: Reigate Priory Cricket Club.

The plan is to ensure that the evening caters for both juniors and seniors, exact details will follow closer to the date.

Summary Minutes

The summary minutes for the July committee meetings are available here (website login required).

Malcolm Woodman

Reigate Priory AC Club News 7th October 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 7th October 2019

Club news for everyone

Surrey League Cross Country This Saturday 12th October

Seniors and juniors are in action this coming Saturday.

In Priory Park there are the following races 

11:00 Senior Ladies Division 1, 12:00 Girls U15/U17, 12:30 Girls U13, 13:00 Senior Ladies Division 2, 14:00 Senior Men Division 2

We are still looking for a couple of volunteers to help out in the afternoon. If you haven't already volunteered, please do so by emailing 

The boys are racing on Effingham Common with the U13 race at 14:00 and the U15/U17 race at 14:30.
 
Seniors:  If you are intending to run please let your team captain know by emailing them in advance of the race.
Juniors: If you are intending to run please ensure you contact either Dave Mills or Mike Gent in advance of the race so that they can ensure you are registered correctly.
 

Club Social Thursday 3rd October

A social evening was held at the Prince of Wales pub in Holmesdale Road on Thursday 3rd October. I think that everyone who turned up had an enjoyable evening. 

 

Parkrun Tourism Event 4 Horsham Saturday 5th October

Thirteen RPAC athletes took part in the latest Parkrun tourism event at Horsham on Saturday. Strong performances were followed up by a delicious breakfast in Newdigate. Details and pictures are here...

Details of the next event in November are still TBC.

 

Junior news

 

Surrey XC League Matches on 12th October by Dave Mills

The boys are on Effingham Common with the U13 race at 2pm and the U15/U17 race at 2.30pm.
 
The girls match is in Priory Park with the U15/U17 race at 12.00pm and the U13G'S at 12.30.
 
Anyone in school year six and above is eligible to run and more details will be sent out nearer the time.
 
If you are intending to run please ensure you contact either Dave Mills or Mike Gent in advance of the race so that they can ensure you are registered correctly.
 

Border League - Junior Cross Country League by Mike Gent

We have signed up again to the Border League for the 2019/2020 Cross Country season.

This is for all Juniors from U9s to U15s.

The first three matches are

3 November at Farnborough hosted by AFD
1 December at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC
2 February at Stoke Park, Guildford hosted by Guildford 

Please note that the fourth race is on Sunday 1 March in Reigate, so we will be looking for lots of athletes to race and lots of parents to volunteer.

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Saturday 12th October the first Surrey League fixtures. Junior girls in Reigate Priory Park, the boys on Effingham Common. More details nearer the time but any U17, U15 and U13 athletes can take part.

Tuesday 22nd October  7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 3rd November Border League at Farnborough hosted by AFD.

Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.

 

Senior news

 

Ed Prickett 5000m K2, Crawley on Wednesday 2nd October

A strong RPAC team made up the lion's share of the athletes participating in the Ed Prickett 5000m at K2 last Wednesday with RPAC runners taking 3 out of the top 5 places.  Full results are available here.

 

MABAC Results from Lightwater Country Park 22nd September 

The results are finally available here. A good turnout has moved us into 7th place in the league. 

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 8th October 7:00PM

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

Warm up and drills

High knees walking; butt kicks; A & B skips; open/close the gate; sidesteps; squats; lunges; high skips; tuck jumps; arms swings, punches; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides

Then

6 x 6mins

Fast burst for 30 secs at 2mins 30 secs and 5 mins 30 secs.

90 secs recovery between reps

Less intense

Sets of 500m steady, 100m fast.

100m walk/jog recovery between sets

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 2nd October 7:00PM

Meet at the Sovereign Centre at 7:00 p.m for loops of the Chain Pond in Meadvale. For more details see the calendar.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 10th October 6:00PM

Easy 1 mile jog to Pilgrims Way. The session is 2 short loops then 2 long loops followed by 2 short loops. This is about 5.3 miles. There is a less intense option of 2 short, 1 long, 2 short which is 4 miles. We will then jog the mile back to Bell Street afterwards.

If you want to check the route in advance then the short loop is starting from Somer's Road, up Pilgrims Way, Brokes Road, St Albans Road back to Somers Road.

The long loop goes all the way up pilgrims way to Underhill Park Road, Beech Road, then back through Brokes Road to St Albans Road and back to Somers Road.

 Please wear bright/ reflective clothing and bring a head torch if possible

 

Sunday Run on Sunday 13th October 

 Meet at the café in Priory Park for a run across the fields to Brockham to inspect the bonfire construction on the green. 100 minutes at roughly 10 minute mile pace

 

News from the field 

Kate Knight took part in the Loch Ness Marathon on 6th October finishing in a time of 6:39:32. This was some 21 minutes faster than last year and she says this is her best result for a long time.

Closer to home Moray Carey completed the Titsey Trail 10k on 6th October in 1:11:23.

 

Ladies Cross Country season venues from Nat Wilson

Here are the start times and venues for the season to be put on your calendars...

12 October 2019 Priory Park, Reigate, 11:00 Senior Div 1, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:30 Senior Div 2 (senior race is 6k)

9 November 2019 Mitcham Common, 11:00 Senior Div 2, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:00 Senior Div 1 (senior race is 6k)

11 January 2020 Wimbledon Common,  11:00 Senior Div 1, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:30 Senior Div 2 (senior race is 8k)

8 February 2020 Richmond Park, 11:00 Senior Div 2, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:00 Senior Div 1 (senior race is 8k)

More information on the individual races, such as course routes and travel directions will be provided by the host clubs nearer the time.

 

Men's Cross Country season venues   

12 October 2019 Priory Park, Reigate, 14:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

9 November 2019 Wimbledon Common 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

11 January 2020 Chobham Common 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

8 February 2020 LLoyd Park 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

More information on the individual races, such as course routes and travel directions will be provided by the host clubs nearer the time.

Please read the email from Tom and make note of the use of Teamer and WhatsApp.

 

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor Thursday 10th October by Paul Walters

If you'd like to be part of the "RPAC" team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 10th October please let me know by emailing me on 

It's £2 per person to enter the quiz, and you need to arrive by at least 7:45PM for an 8:00PM start.

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 12th October Surrey League Ladies and Mens XC in Priory Park.

Saturday 2nd November our very own Priory Relays in Priory Park

 

RunFestRun 2020

We have been asked to publicise RunFestRun 2020, as below...

The festival plays host to top talent and running legends and invites you to enjoy a weekend of running like no other – from timed races including a 2.5k, 3k, 5k, 10k and half marathon to suit every ability, through to madness and mayhem with our Fun Run, Neon Night Run and all new for 2020: The Party Run (because why run and then party when you can do it all at the same time?!)

Running Club Relay and Discounted Tickets

We have a special offer and race for all you club runners – so get involved!

Running Club Relay - Club affiliated runners gain automatic entry into our Running Club Relay, where clubs from all over the country are invited to compete in the company of running legends for the coveted title of Running Club Relay Champions!

Running Club 10% discount - We're offering a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. Let us know if you want to join us for a 10% discount.

Check out our website here and highlights from last year’s event here.

We look forward to welcoming your club runners to the nation’s big new running party – don’t miss out!

 

Get in touch

 

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

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Reigate Priory AC Club News 30th September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 30th September 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Call for volunteers for upcoming races

Seniors, older juniors and parents of juniors were sent an email from Sam and Usha on 13th September regarding a call for volunteers - see this.

We are hosting three events in the coming months, the Surrey League Cross Country on Saturday 12th October, the Priory Relays on Saturday 2nd November, and the Holly Run on Sunday 15th December.

Further calls for volunteers for these two latter races will be made nearer the dates.

In the meantime, if you can spare a few hours to volunteer at the cross country races on 12th October, please let us know by emailing 

 

A date for the diary - club social this Thursday 3rd October

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub (Holmesdale Road) on this Thursday 3 October.

An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome!

We hope any new members will take the opportunity to meet members of the club in this informal setting.

 

Parkrun Tourism event 4 to Horsham this Saturday 5th October by Paul Walters

We want to invite senior Reigate Priory AC members, parents of junior members and accompanied junior members along to the parkrun. Note that for club members, we want to encourage you to wear your Reigate Priory AC vest.

Meet at the Flanchford Road Car Park, Flanchford Road, Reigate RH2 8AB @ 7:55AM to car share for an 8:00AM get-away to Horsham parkrun. We will go to the Pavilions in the Park car park (next to the sports centre) RH12 2DF.

On your return you're all welcome to visit Tanhouse Farm Shop, Rusper Road, Dorking, RH5 5BX for coffee / tea / breakfast.

Hope you can make it! If you have any queries about our parkrun visit, please email 

 

Junior news

 

Surrey XC League Matches on 12th October by Dave Mills

The boys are on Effingham Common with the U13 race at 2pm and the U15/U17 race at 2.30pm.
 
The girls match is in Priory Park with the U15/U17 race at 12.00pm and the U13G'S at 12.30.
 
Anyone in school year six and above is eligible to run and more details will be sent out nearer the time.
 

Border League - Junior Cross Country League by Mike Gent

We have signed up again to the Border League for the 2019/2020 Cross Country season.

This is for all Juniors from U9s to U15s.

The first three matches are

3 November at Farnborough hosted by AFD
1 December at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC
2 February at Stoke Park, Guildford hosted by Guildford 

Please note that the fourth race is on Sunday 1 March in Reigate, so we will be looking for lots of athletes to race and lots of parents to volunteer.

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Saturday 12th October the first Surrey League fixtures. Junior girls in Reigate Priory Park, the boys on Effingham Common. More details nearer the time but any U17, U15 and U13 athletes can take part.

Tuesday 22nd October  7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 3rd November Border League at Farnborough hosted by AFD.

Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.

 

Senior news

 

Jimmy James Handicap Event 1 Thursday 26th September.

A team of 19 RPAC athletes took part in the first fixture of the 2019/20 Jimmy James Handicap. Full details can be found here.

 

New Marathon PB for Matt Aylott in Berlin Sunday 29th September.

Matt Aylott took 8 minutes of his Marathon PB on Sunday. Read the full article here.

 

Barns Green Half Marathon and 10K Sunday 29th September.

A small team of RPAC runners took part in the Barns Green Half Marathon and 10k on Sunday. Mike Pocock was first home for the men and Ginevra Stoneley was first home for the ladies. Fran Afonso was the sole RPAC representative in the 10k. Full results will be published when available.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 1st October 7:00PM

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

Warm up and drills

High knees walking; butt kicks; A & B skips; open/close the gate; sidesteps; squats; lunges; high skips; tuck jumps; arms swings, punches; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides

Then

1K at 10K pace with 200m jog recovery, then up to 8 sets of:

500m with 100m jog

300m with 100m jog

200m with 100m jog

45 min session

Less intense

Same as above, but 200m walk/jog after the 200m 

 

Ed Prickett 5000m K2, Crawley on Wednesday 2nd October. Registration 7:15 - 8:00PM

Starts at 8:20 p.m. For more details see the calendar.  

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 2nd October 7:00PM

Meet at the Sovereign Centre at 7:00 p.m. For more details see the calendar.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 3rd October 6:00PM

 Road sessions will start this Thursday. Meet outside Majestic Wine in Bell St at 6:00 p.m. Details of the session are on the calendar.

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Not content with being the first RPAC runner to finish the Jimmy James Handicap on Thursday, Kate went on to complete the 50K North Downs Challenge Ultra on Saturday in 13:50:04 and the Barns Green Half Marathon in 03:25:03 on Sunday.

Kate describes the Ultra as being "very tough and tricky in places including the third section which included Box Hill and the Stepping Stones"; she finished at 21:45. Despite her very long day on Saturday Kate still managed to shave four minutes off her previous best time at Barns Green the following morning. She is competing in the Loch Ness Marathon next weekend. 

 

YMCA Quiz Friday 27th September

Stewart McIntyre's Red'n'Blue Army took part in the YMCA fundraising quiz on Friday evening. Despite the quiz master doing her best to bamboozle us with rounds on Boy Bands and Roald Dahl, we finished in a creditable 4th place, just 2.5 points behind the winners...and in case you're wondering I won the bear in the raffle!

 

 

Ladies Cross Country season venues from Nat Wilson

Here are the start times and venues for the season to be put on your calendars...

12 October 2019 Priory Park, Reigate, 11:00 Senior Div 1, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:30 Senior Div 2 (senior race is 6k)

9 November 2019 Mitcham Common, 11:00 Senior Div 2, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:00 Senior Div 1 (senior race is 6k)

11 January 2020 Wimbledon Common,  11:00 Senior Div 1, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:30 Senior Div 2 (senior race is 8k)

8 February 2020 Richmond Park, 11:00 Senior Div 2, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:00 Senior Div 1 (senior race is 8k)

More information on the individual races, such as course routes and travel directions will be provided by the host clubs nearer the time.

 

Men's Cross Country season venues   

12 October 2019 Priory Park, Reigate, 12:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

9 November 2019 Wimbledon Common 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

11 January 2020 Chobham Common 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

8 February 2020 LLoyd Park 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)

More information on the individual races, such as course routes and travel directions will be provided by the host clubs nearer the time.

 

Possible dates for the diary

Wednesday 2nd October Ed Pricket 5000m @K2 7:15 - 9:00PM

Thursday 3rd October Reigate Priory AC social @ Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road, Reigate from 7PM

Saturday 5th October Parkrun tourism at Horsham - details above.

Saturday 12th October Surrey League Ladies and Mens XC in Priory Park.

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we 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 us know. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

RPAC Juniors @ the obstacle course

RPAC Juniors @ the obstacle course

Over 35 Juniors spent a social afternoon at Take Shape's Obstacle Course, the 10 acre course comprises of 30 stations and is set in beautiful countryside in Bletchingly, Redhill.

The event allowed them all to socialise in an informal setting and spend two hours running around on a glorious sunny afternoon. Thanks to the parents and members of the committee who came along to help and contributed to this successful event.

[Ed] And a massive thank you to Sam Burnett who did all the hard work  organising the venue and making sure everybody had a great afternoon.

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RPAC Obstacle course pic 3

Welcome to the Junior section

This site aims to inform youngsters and their parents or guardians about the junior side of the club and will include what’s on, results, photographs, coaching days, who are the coaches and much more.

Reigate Priory Athletic Club Junior Section provides training, coaching and competition in all forms of athletics (track & field, cross-country and road running) for anyone aged between 8 and 17, at all levels from beginner to national standard, within a supportive and friendly environment. We welcome people of all abilities, whether you just fancy ‘having a go’, want to compete at local level or have aspirations to compete in major national championships. We have a full programme of training throughout the year to suit all abilities. We do though ask that members are committed to representing the Club. We are a local athletics club not an after school club. The Coaches are club members who want to see the Club put out large and strong teams in all the Junior competitions and leagues we participate in.

We have a large and very successful junior section that is growing year on year. There are approximately 150 junior members, encompassing a wide range of ability, experience and level of ambition. We consistently have Athletes representing Surrey at both cross country and track and field events at various age groups.

All members receive structured coaching in a number of different training groups. The sessions are led by UK Athletics qualified coaches who have been on child protection courses and have been DBS checked. The club has also achieved full 'Club Mark' status.

The Club is very popular and is currently oversubscribed and having to operate a waiting list.

Training

Junior training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning. See the Coaching and Training page for more details.

What we expect of juniors

All we ask is that the juniors enjoy themselves, keep smiling, listen to the coaches and stick to our Junior Code of Conduct.

The coaches

The coaches ensure that the training suits the runner’s ability and they will help you improve and achieve you goals.

The juniors are well looked after by our coaches who adhere to our club’s Code of Conduct for Coaches. UK Athletics also produce a Junior Sport Fact sheet for coaches and a Checklist for coaches that show how a training session should be run. 

As well as coaching juniors on a Tuesday evening and Saturday mornings, some of the coaches have also worked in local schools and have successfully coached the Reigate & Banstead District Athletics Team at the Surrey Youth Games.