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Surrey League XC Wimbledon & Mitcham Commons 9 Nov 2019

Surrey League XC Wimbledon & Mitcham Commons 9 Nov 2019

The Junior Boys and Girls Cross Country teams were both in action on Saturday in the second of this season's Surrey XC League matches.  Running later in the afternoon at Wimbledon Common, the boys had to contend with heavy rain and a challenging course. Undaunted,  the U13 boys team put in a superb effort to finish in 3rd place in a match contested by 15 clubs. An improvement from 4th place in match one. Samuel Stapley was our first runner home finishing in 7th place.

In the U17 and U15 races we had incomplete teams but Noah Young,  Oscar Curry and Joe Walker all performed well. 

The girls match took place earlier on Mitcham Common. Like the boys, the U13 girls team improved their team finish from match one to take 4th place (having finished 5th in the race held at Reigate). This in a race with 12 clubs taking part. Shakila Keable was our first girl in with a fine 5th place.

In the U15 girls race a strong run by Lucy Dénecé saw her home in 7th place.  An incomplete team in the U15 's, but there were good performances too by Imogen Gregory and Isla Smith.

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SCHOOLS DISTRICT XC (GIRLS) AT RAAS

Running earlier in the week for their schools in the Girls District XC there were a host of great performances by RPAC juniors. Lucy Broderick won the Senior race. Shakila Keable won the Y8 race with Lilah Unwin 3rd. Pollyanne Stott was 3rd in the Y7 race and there were 4th place finishes for Eva Marsh in the Y10/11 race and Genevieve Alcock in the Y9 race. Ella Scrase and Sophia Bryant were top 10 finishers in the Y8 race. Hopefully,  all the above will have qualified for the Surrey Schools XC Championships in January. 

The boys districts are to come.

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 11th November 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 11th November 2019

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Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.

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

Nominations for the Ted Baker Award

 Nominations are invited for the Ted Baker Award. Please see the link for details.

A date for the diary - Awards Evening Saturday 18th January 2020

Please see the email from Sam & Usha for details.

 

 

Junior news

  

Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November 

The second Surrey XC League matches took place last Saturday with the boys races on Wimbledon Common and the girls' races on Mitcham Common. A full report is not available at the time of writing. The U13 boys finished in 3rd place, the U13 girls A & B teams finished in 4th and 11th places respectively, the U15 girls finished in 9th place and the U15/U17 boys finished in 11th place. 

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

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

Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.

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 

 

Cross Country League Fixtures 9th November

The Ladies teams were in action on Mitcham Common. A full report can be found here.

The Men's teams competed on Wimbledon Common. The Men's A team finished in 5th place and the B team finished in 9th place.

MABAC Fixture Farley Heath Sunday 17th November 10:00AM

This Sunday sees the final MABAC fixture of 2019. Meet in Bell St Car Park for a 08:15 departure. If you plan to run, need a lift, or can help with transport please contact us to let us know .  Strong turnouts in recent fixtures have seen us working our way up the league; we are within striking distance of Runnymede Runners who are immediately above us. It would be great to overhaul them and finish in 6th place. 

 

Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 12th November 7:00PM

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

Warm Up

Drills and exercises

Then:

Reverse pyramid:

7,6,5,4,5,6,7 minutes with recoveries of 1.75, 1.5, 1.25., 1, 1.25 and 1.5 mins.

Fast for last minute of each rep.

Less intense option:

1200m, 1000m, 800m, 600m, 800m, 1000m, 1200m

200m walk/jog recovery to re-group


Warm down

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 13th November 7:00PM

A WhatsApp group has been set up to aid communications. The link will be sent out in the email version of this newsletter. 

This week's session will be an easy run into Reigate, followed by faster loops of Homebase and Station car parks.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 14th November 6:30PM

Note the later start time. Meet at Majestic in Bell Street for 6:30PM and jog to the Parish School. Loops round Blackborough Road and Reigate Road. Led by Usha and Moray this week.

 

No Sunday Run on Sunday 17th November

There is no Sunday Run this weekend because of the MABAC fixture.

   

Dates for the diary

Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road

 

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  

Ladies Surrey League X-C, 9th Nov 2019

Ladies Surrey League X-C, 9th Nov 2019

Category: Seniors News

Reigate Priory ladies were out in force on Mitcham Common for the 2nd of 4 Surrey Cross Country League matches.

Going into the match, the ladies were in the relegation positions, so had their work cut out to make up points.  With the team's strongest runner, Fiona Clark, unable to make the start, it was going to be an even harder job to pull back points. The 2 lap 6Km course took on a variety of undulating terrain and underfoot conditions. 

Continuing her fine form, Ginevra Stoneley was first back for the club. Ginevra was followed by Eloise Bull who had made a special trip back from Birmingham University to help the team. Eloise has made huge improvements in her running since joining the university's running club.  Hot on Eloise heels was Jamilla Ncayiyana who is also running strongly and earned the team valuable points.  Jo Davey showed huge commitment by digging deep through a hip injury for much of the course to finish 4th for the team. Nat Wilson also suffering with an injury and taking another fall, brought the team home in 13th place which puts us in 14th place out of 15 at the halfway point of the season, pushing us further into the relegation zone. 

Also running and leading the B team was Sharon Brennan.  Sharon was supported by strong runs from all of Ruth Willis, Linda Rodriguez, Annette Morris and Clare Pryor. 

Kate Knight led the incomplete C team home after having run the Banstead Woods Park Run in the morning. Kate is missing from the team photo below.

Ladies Surrey League xc 10th Nov 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 4th November 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 4th November 2019

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Priory Relays @ Priory Park, Reigate Saturday 2nd November

Congratulations to all of the volunteers who turned out for this event. Although we were tight on numbers, the event was a huge success on the day.

Well done to all of our runners. You can read a report here, see the team results here and the individual results here.

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.

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

 

Junior news

 

Border League @ Aldershot Sunday 3rd November

The first match of the 2019/20 Border League was hosted by Aldershot on Sunday. Twenty two RPAC athletes participated and there were some excellent performances.


Oscar Curry was first in the U15 boys. Max Orchard and Rory Beale were 2nd and 12th respectively in the U11 boys and two athletes in their first races for RPAC had great runs with Lisette Matthews 5th in the U9 girls and Sam McShee 6th in the U9 boys.

 

Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November

Boys: https://surreyleague.org/slm/match/112/

Girls: https://surreyleague.org/sll/match/108/

This Saturday, 9th November, the second Surrey XC League matches take place with the boys races on Wimbledon Common at 2.00pm (U13), and 2.30pm (U15/U17).

The girls are on Mitcham Common with the U15/U17 race at 12.00pm and U13G'S at 12.30pm.

Details can be found on the links above.

Anyone in year 6 and above is eligible to run although if not yet 11 you will be deemed a non-scorer. The U13 's races are c.3K. Everyone is welcome.

If you have not already done so, please contact  if you want to run. All runners are entered online by the club with their race number pre allocated. This number is retained for each of the 4 Surrey XC League matches so if you ran in the first match (in Reigate Priory) please bring that number to the match. First time runners will receive their number at the race.

 

Hoodie order - finalising the 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. Any final orders should be with Mike by Wednesday 6th November.

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

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

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

Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.

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 

 

Dublin and New York Marathons on successive weekends for Kate

Kate Knight recorded a post-knee op PB of 6:21:58 in the Dublin Marathon on Sunday 27th October - her best marathon result for 5 years.

This was followed this up a week later with a result of 6:26:32 in the New York City Marathon on Sunday 3rd November, PB for the course, another sub 6:30 and nearly an hour quicker than last year!

Congratulations Kate!

 

MCM 10K @ Washington DC Sunday 27th October

After running the Roosevelt Parkrun on Saturday 26th October, Usha Stevens recorded a time of 1:04:50, and finished in 2,089th place out of 6,246 in the Marine Corps Marathon 10Km race in Washington DC, USA on Sunday 27th October. Her result is here.

 

Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 5th November 7:00PM

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

Warm Up

Drills and exercises

Then:

6 x 6 minutes with 1.5 minute recovery:
Reps 1 and 4: fast for 30 seconds at 2.5 and 5.5 minutes
Reps 2 and 5: fast for 30 seconds at 1.5, 3.5 and 5.5 minutes
Reps 3 and 6: fast for 1 minute at 1, 3 and 5 minutes.

Less intense option:

8-10 sets of 500m steady, 100m fast.
100m walk/jog recovery, to regroup


Warm down

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 6th November 7:00PM

An easy run from the Sovereign Centre to Reigate and then "big hills little hills". What does Ian mean by that exactly? There's only one way of finding out!

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 7th November 6:00PM

Meet at Bell Street for 6:00PM and jog to Alma Road for circuits up Alma road and back down Reigate Hill, using the path by the church as a jog recovery. Easier option is just 3 loops.

 

Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November

Good luck to our athletes in the Surrey League this coming Saturday. See this for more information.

Please inform your club captain if you'd like to run and have not done so already.

 

Sunday Run on Sunday 10th November 9:00AM

Sunday run from Reigate Hill at 9:00AM lead by Ian Edmonds, 100 minutes easy.

  

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor - break this week

Due to commitments we are have a quizzing break for this week. 

 

Dates for the diary

Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road

 

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  

Priory Relays: 2 November 2019

Priory Relays: 2 November 2019

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Dorking Men retain Priory Relays title in tough conditions.

Setting up the course on Saturday morning in gale force winds and driving rain was a real challenge for the Reigate Priory AC officials; nonetheless the race started on time, in still very wet and windy conditions, with 83 team competing in the 64th running of the Priory Relays around the testing 2.5 mile course in Priory Park.

In the ladies race of 39 teams, run over 3 laps, last year’s winners Belgrave Harriers took an early lead from Stragglers of Kingston with Fiona Clark putting the Reigate Priory A team in 3rd place with the 5th fastest lap of the race of 17 mins 39 secs. On the second lap Belgrave held their lead from Stragglers with Tri-Surrey edging ahead of Reigate Priory. It was all change on the last lap, with Stragglers overtaking Belgrave and day’s fastest lap from Carolyne Baxter of Guildford & Godalming brought her team up 5 places into 3rd place. Reigate Priory A team, consisting of Fiona Clark, Jamilla Nlayiyana (19 mins 36 secs) and Jo Davey (19 mins 01 secs) finished 5th. Priory’s B team of Leanne McKeogh (20mins 19 secs), Clare Pryor (24 mins 21 secs) and Linda Rodriguez (22 mins 09 secs) finished 22nd were just behind the 20th place of the Priory C team of Jenny Carus (26 mins 22 secs), Bethany Higgins (21 mins 52 secs) and Eloise Bull, who ran the 6th fastest lap of the day in 17 mins 47 secs.

The men’s race of 4 laps saw 44 teams with Guildford & Godalming building an early lead from Belgrave Harriers and Walton AC in 3rd place. Dorking & Mole Valley’s Charlie Wylie (14mins 55 secs) handed over in 4th place. Strong runs from Ewan Bate (14 mins 56 secs) and Michael Alwin (15 mins 12 secs) brought Dorking to 2nd place with Walton 3rd after 3 laps, but still some way behind Guildford & Godalming. On the 4th lap Dorking’s Luke Caldwell ran by far the day’s fastest lap of 13 mins 56 secs to turn a 55 seconds deficit into a 9 seconds winning margin over Guildford & Godalming, with Walton retaining 3rd place. For Reigate Priory, Frank O’Regan ran the 1st and 4th laps in 17 mins 33 secs and 18 mins 13 secs respectively, sandwiching the runs of Ralph Tuckwell (20 mins 29 secs) and Andrew Patrick (20 mins 45 secs). The team finished in 28th place.

Ian Martin, Race Director

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Reigate Priory AC Club News 28th October 2019

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Priory Relays @ Priory Park, Reigate Saturday 2nd November

Whether you're running, volunteering or both, I'm looking forward to seeing you down in the park on Saturday.

If you have not volunteered yet and are available, please do email  

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.

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

 

Junior news

 

Results from the Surrey League XC on Saturday 12th October

The results are available here.

RPAC managed to turn out 3 U13 Girls teams in Reigate Priory, with the A team coming 5th. The U13 boys came 4th at Effingham Common.

A big belated well done to all of our teams!

 

Bruce Judd XC Relays Champs @ Guildford Saturday 26th October

There was a good turnout of RPAC youngsters in the rain on Saturday at the Surrey XC Relay Championships held in Guildford.

First off were the U17's and Lucy Broderick ran the 1st leg in a composite team with Woking. Lucy's was the fastest lap for the team (and 6th fastest amongst all the U17W) helping the team to a 4th place finish.

Also taking a fantastic 4th place were the U13 boys team of Max Orchard, Will John-Cox and Sam Rolaston. Each completing their laps with fast times.

With the persistent rain making conditions steadily worse as the afternoon went on, there were many excellent lap times registered by our teams in the U13 and U15G'S too.

 

Surrey Schools XC Development Day @ Cobham Monday 28th October

It may be half term for most but for ten RPAC Juniors it was back to school today at the Surrey Schools XC Development Day held at Reeds School in Cobham.

One of the two XC development days held by Surrey each year, the varied timetable provides for a great day of inspiration and instruction for our young endurance runners.

 

Congratulations to Katie Mackison

Above: Thomas Rőhler (Germany) 2016 Olympic Champion 2018 European Champion watches Katie in training.

Huge congratulations to Katie Mackison who has been called into the England and British Athletics Youth Talent Programme. It is the first stage of the Performance Pathway for young athletes to train and develop the necessary skills to progress to becoming senior international athletes.

Katie is the reigning Surrey U17W Javelin Champion and finished 4th in the English Schools Championship in Birmingham last July.

Onwards and upwards for Katie!

 

Saturday morning sessions

There will be no training for the Saturday morning 9:00 group on 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.

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

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

Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.

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

 

Bobby O'Regan

 born Wednesday 23rd October

Hearty congratulations to Gillian and Frank. Bobby was born on Wednesday 23rd October at 21:55 and weighed 6.6 pounds.

 

Sri Chinmoy 10K Race @ Battersea Park Saturday 19th October

George was back from Hong Kong for the weekend of 19th October (moving back to London in January).

Congratulations to George and Freddie Roux who competed in the Sri Chinmoy 10K Race in Battersea Park.

Two impressive PBs ensued - George with a time of 33:30 and Freddie with 36:06.

Full results are available here.

 

Jimmy James Handicap @ Dorking Thursday 24th October

Congratulations to Bethany Higgins for her handicap win last Thursday. Results from race 2 can be found here.

After two races Kate currently leads the field on the points table followed by Jamilla - see below...

The next Jimmy James Handicap race is Thursday 28th November. Get it in your diary!

 

Beachy Head Marathon @ Eastbourne Saturday 26th October

Here's Mel Fulton-Bell, Ian Edmonds and Fran Afonso who participated in the Beachy Head Marathon on Saturday.

Wow, very well done on your achievement. The results can be seen here.

 

MABAC League @ Nonsuch Park on Sunday 27th October

Here is the dream team! The MABAC results from Nonsuch Park can be found here
 
The next MABAC League race is at Farley Heath at 10AM on Sunday 17th November. See this.
 

ALTERNATIVE 1: Session @ K2 Tuesday 29th October 7:30PM

See the article further down the newsletter regarding the K2 sessions.
 
If coming to K2 please bring £5. It may be cheaper then this if enough turn up.
 
Please get there in plenty of time to ensure you are well warmed up.
 
 

ALTERNATIVE 2: Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 29th 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.

Session:

Sets of 1k, 600m and 400m.

2 minute static recovery between reps.

45 mins session.

Less intense:

Same as main session this week.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 30th October 7:00PM

An easy run from the Sovereign Centre to Priory Park for 15 minutes of something a little harder!

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 31st October 6:00PM *** Cancelled ***

No road session this week. Next session on Thursday 7th November.

 

Sunday Run on Sunday 3rd November 9:00AM

Sunday run from Reigate Hill at 9:00AM lead by Ian Edmonds, 100 minutes easy.

  

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.

 

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor on Thursday 24th October

The quiz competitors at the Blue Anchor last week were Annette Morris, Moray Laing, Sarah Walters, Paul Walters (me) and Stewart McIntyre. We won with a total of 111 points. Our winning prize was donated to the transplant athletes charity via Moray.

Due to commitments we are have a quizzing break for a couple of weeks. 

 

Dates for the diary

 

Tuesday 29th October session at K2

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

Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road.

 

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 21st October 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 21st October 2019

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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

Category: All Club News

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

Category: All Club News

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

Category: All Club News

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.

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  

Parkrun tourism event 4 @ Horsham Saturday October 5th 2019

Parkrun tourism event 4 @ Horsham Saturday October 5th 2019

Category: Seniors News

Thirteen people attended Horsham Parkrun on Saturday October 5th 2019.

We set off from Reigate Heath car park, Flanchford Road at 8AM to arrive at Horsham with plenty of time for a toilet stop, photo opportunity, warm up, etc. 

Results as below...

Pos parkrunner Time Age grading Notes
9 Frank O'Regan 19:54 67.09% First timer
83 Andrew Bamford 24:08 66.44% New course PB
149 Sue Carnell 26:21 69.64% First timer
180 Paul Byrne 27:28 64.20% First timer
197 Adrian Grant 28:00 56.79%  
214 Stewart McIntyre 28:29 62.67% First timer
217 Fran Afonso 28:33 60.19% New course PB
280 Usha Stevens 30:19 53.99% New course PB
309 Phil Liberman 31:16 47.92%  
371 Sarah Walters 33:36 53.87% New course PB

Full results are here.

Unfortunately I was a spectator today, but it did give me the chance to take some photos with my little Canon camera - below.

There really were some fantastic results from Reigate Priory AC today - I was witness to some really strong running with a huge effort, as can be seen in the results above.

We finished up in Tanhouse Farm Shop for a slap-up breakfast!

Photos follow - I'll put the un-resized versions on our Facebook group.

 

In picture are Gillian and Frank O'Regan, Phil Liberman (guest), Fran Afonso, Paul Byrne, Stewart McIntyre, Adrian Grant, Sue Carnell, Andrew Bashford, Usha Stevens, Sarah Walters and Paul Walters. Jerry Carnell also in attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 30th September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 30th September 2019

Category: All Club News

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  

Matt Triumphs in Berlin

Matt Triumphs in Berlin

Category: Seniors News

Months of hard graft paid off for Matt Aylott in Berlin yesterday as he smashed his marathon PB by eight minutes and was four minutes inside his age category target with a finish time of 2:40:33. His 5K split times were incredibly consistent - ranging from 18:50 to 19:18. Congratulations Matt!

Kate Comes Home First

Kate Comes Home First

Category: Seniors News

A near record turnout of 19 RPAC runners took part in the first Jimmy James Handicap race of the 2019/20 season. This is an event hosted by Dorking and Mole Valley AC and is run in conjunction with their Winter Handicap Series. The course is approximately 6km or 3.8 miles in total and comprises two laps that take in Denbies Car Park, London Road and Calvert Road. 

It was really nice to see some many new joiners taking part -  Jamilla Ncayiyana, Jenny Carus, Michael Bashford, Craig Parke and Ian Stammars (apologies if I've missed anyone) - as well as some long term stalwarts. There were some very strong performances, but it was Kate Knight's day as she finished a good 30 seconds ahead of the next RPAC runner (Frank O'Regan). Full results will be published as soon as they are available.

The next Jimmy James Handicap race will be held on Thursday 24th October.

MABAC Fixture Lightwater Country Park 22nd September 2019

MABAC Fixture Lightwater Country Park 22nd September 2019

Category: Seniors News

Although numbers were a little down down on the two previous events, it was still a strong RPAC team that travelled to Lightwater Country Park on Sunday 22nd September for the latest MABAC fixture.
One of the great things about the MABAC league is that you get to see parts of Surrey that you don't normally visit. Lightwater Country Park is on the North Western fringes of Surrey, just off Junction 3 of the M3.

The Country Park is heathland, so underfoot the course is mostly compacted sand and gravel. I think the course is best described as undulating as there are a couple of uphill sections, only one steep one, and one really steep downhill.

The thunder and lighting that was threatened earlier in the weekend did not materialise and we started in warm sunshine with some very dark clouds looming ominously on the horizon. By the time most runners were on their second lap it was raining fairly hard, fortunately there were some wooded areas that provided a bit of shelter.

The full results are not available at the time of writing, however Chaarl Jordan finished in 1st place overall in a shade over 30 minutes. Gavin Lawrence was I believe, 5th or 6th overall and not too far behind Chaarl. Thereafter I am not completely sure of the order but I think it was Frank O'Regan, Paddy Patrick, Paul Chandler, Paul Sapsard, Andrew Bamford, Anna Roberson, Ian Edmonds, Annette Morris, Natalie Laing, Adrian Grant. Moray Laing completed the one lap course.

I think the RPAC team will have scored very well and I look forward to seeing the results. 

There are a few pictures courtesy of Gillian O'Regan.  See also the report on the MABAC website here and some photos here.

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.

RPAC Obstacle course pic 4 RPAC Obstacle course pic 6 RPAC Obstacle course pic 7

RPAC Obstacle course pic 1 RPAC Obstacle course pic 8

RPAC Obstacle course pic 2 RPAC Obstacle course pic 5

RPAC Obstacle course pic 3

Reigate Priory AC Club News 23rd September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 23rd September 2019

Category: All Club News

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 Thursday 3rd October

Advance notice that Reigate Priory AC are organising a social in The Lounge Area of the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road, Reigate from 7PM on Thursday 3rd October. Further details to follow.

 

Parkrun Tourism to Horsham on Saturday 5th October by Paul Walters

Meet at the Reigate Heath car park in Flanchford Road @ 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.

If you have any queries about our parkrun visit, please email 

 

Junior news

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September

A massive thank you to Sam Burnett for organising a really enjoyable social event at Take Shape's Obstacle Course in Bletchingley. Full details of the event can be found here. 

  

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

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

Tuesday 24th September 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

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

 

 MABAC Fixture @ Lightwater Country Park Sunday 22nd September.

A team of 13 RPAC athletes travelled to the outer reaches of Surrey to take part in the latest MABAC fixture. Chaarl Jordan romped home in 1st place. Full details can be found here

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 24th September 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

400m relays in teams of 4 of similar ability.

Usual arrangement of lead 200m/follow 200m.

45 mins session.

Less intense

3 or 4 sets of: 4 x 400m, 200m jog recovery (regroup)

400m jog recovery between sets

  

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 25th September 7:00PM is CANCELLED 

This week's session is cancelled because of the Jimmy James Handicap

 

There will be no session in Reigate on Thursday 26th September because of the Jimmy James Handicap

 Road sessions will start on Thursday 26th September. Details of the session are on the calendar.

 

Jimmy James Handicap @ Denbies Thursday 26th September 

This is the first event in the 2019/20 Jimmy James Handicap series. It is being run in conjunction with the Dorking and Mole Valley AC Winter Handicap. Full details of the event are here.

There are a few really important things to note: 

  • If you haven't already done so, please let me know if you intend to run by 5 pm on Wednesday 25th (). 
  • Please make sure you wear hi-viz and carry a torch (preferably a head torch); you will not be allowed to run without them.
  • If you intend to stay for supper after the race the cost is £7 for a meat option and £6.50 for the veggie option. You need to let Dorking know your menu choice by Wednesday afternoon by following this link.  

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

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

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 - more details to follow.

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  

Reigate Priory AC Club News 16th September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 16th September 2019

Category: All Club News

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 

 

Our visitors from Brunoy w/e of 14th and 15th September by Sarah Walters

As part of the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Weekend with our Twin town of Brunoy in France, some RPAC members and their families hosted 4 runners for the Run Reigate event on Sunday.

Agnes Klein was first Vet 50 lady home with a time of 1:39:32, Celine Cremmydas finished in 1:47:18, Pascal Dupont in 1:51:09 and Marie-Ange Nardone in 1:58:13.

An invitation has been extended to RPAC to return to France for an event in 2020, details to follow.

 The photo above shows RPAC juniors Amelie and Sophia with their family guest Pascal and their sign to cheer him on.

 

Junior news

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM by Sam Burnett

* STOP PRESS: There are now just 7 places remaining. If your junior would like to come along please book before noon on Tuesday 17th September.*

We have organised a fun session which is open to *all* members of the Junior Academy and Junior section. 

The Junior section has over 150 members and we thought some of you may like the opportunity to meet up after the long summer holidays and have a fun session at the beginning of term. 

We will have exclusive use of an obstacle course in the beautiful countryside just minutes from Reigate/Reigate in Bletchingley.

You should have received an email about this event on Tuesday 30th July with booking instructions. Please send a message to  if you have not received this email.

Make sure that you book your place now as there are a limited number of places for this event.

 

Dates for Junior's diaries before Xmas

I thought we'd try a different view this week of a round-up of up-and-coming events. Let me know what you think. This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Saturday 21st September 3-5PM Obstacle Course / Social event - see above.

Tuesday 24th September 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

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

 

Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Saturday 14th September

We fielded three teams for this event - W35 (bronze), M40 (5th place) and M60 (bronze). Of particular note is an overlap of competitors between this event and the Reigate Half the day after, with some fantastic times - really impressive. You can see the results here and a news article here.

 

Kew Gardens 10K @ Richmond Runfest Saturday 14th September

Moray Carey finished this event in a time of 1:04:58 in preparation for some serious Run Reigate marshaling duties on Sunday as can be seen below...

Here are Naomi Jones and Paul Chandler with Moray.

 

Run Reigate @ Reigate Sunday 15th September

Congratulations to all of our 44 finishers at Run Reigate today. You can see all of the results from the events here and a news article here. Special mention to Graham Bull who was presented with an award on the stage for his fantastic half marathon performance.

Note: For 2019 only, because of the clash of the Run Reigate Half Marathon (15th September) with the Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 14th September, it has been decided to hold the 2019 Half Marathon Championship over 2 races, Run Reigate and Barns Green (29th September). The Club Championship will be decided based on the amalgamated results from the 2 races, using chip timing. 

If you still want to run in this championship it's shared between the Reigate Half and Barns Green Half on 29th September - read about it and enter here.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 17th September 7:00PM - Half Marathon focus

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

Pyramid: Reps of 4,5,6,7,6,5,4 mins with rest between of 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 1.5, 1.25 mins.

Less intense

Reverse pyramid: 600m, 800m, 1000m, 1200m, 1000m, 800m, 600m.

200 jog recovery between reps

  

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 18th September 7:00PM 

Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. A mile time trial and social run to Earlswood Lakes. Please wear hi-viz clothing.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 19th September 6:00PM for 6:15PM

This will be the last session in the park as the light will be fading.

The idea this week will be to run the cross country courses. We will use the women's course which is a short loop and then a long loop of the park. 1.2 and 2.5 miles respectively.

The Men's cross country is 2 long loops. As this is the last session in the park there will be a quick drink in the Venture Inn afterwards.

 

Sunday Social Run Sunday 22nd September

Cancelled due to the MABAC race - see below.

 

MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley Sunday 22nd September

This is a 5 mile Cross Country Event – Part of the MABAC Running League, the senior race is just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles). You can read about this event here.  We will make a 9:30AM departure from Bell Street municipal car park. If you have any queries or questions, or want to confirm attendance, please email the MABAC team on  

 

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.

 

The Blue Anchor quiz - report from quiz week #2 Thursday 12th September

We built a team of 8 for last Thursday night's quiz night. The "RPAC" team can be seen below.

Sue Carnell, Roger Hillier, Annette Morris, Claire Humphrey, Moray Laing,  Jenny Carus, Paul Walters and Stewart McIntyre made up the team this week.

There were I think about 7 or 8 teams of varying sizes on the night, but we won the quiz again (HURRAH!), obtaining 117 points I think this week, (1 point lower than last week). It was great fun and I think everyone enjoyed it.

Our prize was £30 as per past week, so we decided to give this to Kate Knight's charity appeal.

If you'd like to be part of the team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 19th September 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.

 

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

Advance notice that Reigate Priory AC are organising a social in The Lounge Area of the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road, Reigate from 7PM on Thursday 3rd October. Further details to follow.

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate completed Parkrun at Banstead Woods on Saturday 14th September in a time of 42:41 as a warm up to competing in Run Reigate.

She celebrated her 60th birthday on Sunday 15th September by finishing the Run Reigate Half Marathon in a time of 3:11:51.

 

Possible dates for the diary

Sunday 22nd September MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley - see this

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

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

Saturday 5th October Parkrun tourism at Horsham - more details to follow.

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

Thursday 26th October Handicap race @ Denbies. Details to follow.

 

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 

Surrey Road Relays & Run Reigate, 14/15 September 2019

Surrey Road Relays & Run Reigate, 14/15 September 2019

Category: All Club News

Surrey Road Relays

On Saturday 14th September, 11 RPAC athletes competed in the annual Surrey Road Relays at Wimbledon Park. Each leg is approx 2.9 miles (4.6k), and includes one steep hill, which makes it a challenging course.

The M40 veteran men’s team finished in 5th place, the team being Andy Walker (16:32), Gav Lawrence (17:32), Al Moses (16:59) and Christian Froggatt (18:55, despite running with a very sore hip).

The M60 men’s team won the bronze medal, Jerry Carnell led off in 19:44, handing over to Paul Chandler (21:09) and Mike Pocock (19:39) brought the team home.

The sole women’s team, competing in the W35 race, also won the bronze medal. Jo Davey ran a fine 17:46 on the opening leg, handing over to Clare Pryor. Clare, despite running with a heavy cold and out of her age group, kept the team in contention with 24:29. It was then up to Nat Wilson (18:55) and Ginevra Stoneley (17:35) to reel in the opposition, with Ginevra moving up into 3rd place within the last 400m.

 

Surrey Road Relays 2019 Paul Chandler Surrey Road Relays 2019 W35 team

 

Run Reigate

The following day, Sunday 15th September, was the Run Reigate Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and kids race, the Half Marathon being the first leg of the 2019 Half Marathon Championship.

In the Half, the first RPAC runner was Tom Almond in 78:34, setting down a marker to beat  in the men’s championship for anyone running at Barns Green. Also posting fast times in their age group  were Graham Bull (M50, 86:39) and Mike Pocock (M60, 96:40). Following up from her exploits at the Relays the day before, Ginevra Stoneley was 1st W40 overall, with a time of 89:13.

Ginevra’s run was significantly helped by the pacing of Matt Aylott. Matt was leading the 90 minute pacing group and came home in 89:32 on the clock, an excellent bit of pace judgement!

A total of 23 RPAC members are showing in the results for the Half, well done to you all, especially as it was an un-seasonably warm day.

A further 11 RPAC members ran the 10k, led home by Jamilla Ncayiyana, Eloise Bull and Poppy Wardley, all of whom set new PBs. Eloise’s run definitely showed the benefit of a year’s training at Birmingham University. Both Kerry Rolaston and Ian Martin completed their first races for a long time, both having been out with injury.

The juniors and junior academy also got involved in the action, in  both the 5k and the kids races, with Kai Adams coming home 16th in the 5k in a time of 22:27.

The results of the Club Half Marathon Championship will only become clear after the Barns Green Half on Sunday 29th September, as (for this year only) the championship results are to be decided on the merged chip times form the two races. Good luck to everyone running at Barns Green, you now know what you’ve got to do!

Reigate Priory AC Club News 9th September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 9th September 2019

Category: All Club News

Club news for everyone

 

Message from the "newsletter team"

The RPAC newsletter editorial team now consists of Andrew Bamford and Paul Walters.

We intend to share the duties of creating the newsletter between us, so if you wish to add an item it is now important to use the email address 

If you have any comments or feedback please let us know by emailing us.

Other than that there doesn't appear to be any "All Club News" this week, so can we steal the section and wish everyone competing in the Run Reigate or indeed the Surrey Road Relays this weekend the best of luck.  

 

Junior news

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM by Sam Burnett

* STOP PRESS: There are now just 15 places left for this event.*

We have organised a fun session which is open to *all* members of the Junior Academy and Junior section. 

The Junior section has over 150 members and we thought some of you may like the opportunity to meet up after the long summer holidays and have a fun session at the beginning of term. 

We will have exclusive use of an obstacle course in the beautiful countryside just minutes from Reigate/Reigate in Bletchingley.

You should have received an email about this event on Tuesday 30th July with booking instructions. Please send a message to  if you have not received this email.

Make sure that you book your place now as there are a limited number of places for this event.

 

Surrey League Cross Country by David Mills

The cross country season is upon us and the first Surrey League fixtures take place on Saturday 12 October.

This league is important for any Juniors who aspire to make it into the Surrey XC teams as the selectors usually start their selection process based on the results from the first match.

For the Junior girls the first fixture takes place in Reigate Priory Park. The boys match is on Effingham Common. More details nearer the time but any U17, U15 and U13 athletes can take part. In the U13's Year 6 and above can run.

There are four matches in the Surrey League, two before Christmas and two after. We compete in other leagues too, and more details will be sent as the season unfolds.

Anyone wanting more information about taking part should contact David Mills at davidmills2@msn.com

 

Junior K2 Sessions by Mike Gent

The monthly Tuesday sessions for Juniors at K2, Crawley, will be on the following dates before Christmas. The sessions start at 7:00pm and last one hour.

24 September
22 October
26 November

 

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 

 

Senior news

 

SLH 5km & 1500m Festival @ Coulsdon Wednesday 4th September

A team of nine RPAC athletes finished strongly in both the 1500m and 5km races with many of them achieving new PBs. The full story is here.  A special mention must be given to Jamilla Ncayiyana who was competing in her first track race for 11 years. 

 

Surrey Silver for Anousha 

The Surrey County Combined Events Championship took place this weekend at the David Weir Leisure Centre track in Carshalton. Reigate Priory AC's sole representative was Anousha Wardley who took second place in the senior women's Heptathlon. The full story and photograph is here.

 

Other Senior Results

Great North Run 8th September

David Crawford finished in 1:44:56 and Kate Knight (more details about Kate below) finished in 3:14:42. Kate's husband finished the race a little ahead of her in 3:07.

Bacchus Marathon and Half Marathon, Denbies  8th September

Jim Vince completed the Bacchus Marathon in 6:15:07. I should add that he was dressed as Batman!

Leanne Sandifer completed the Bacchus Half Marathon in 2:22:01 

Pilgrim Half Marathon, Farnham  8th September

Craig Parke completed the Pilgrim Half marathon in 1:56:38. 

German Fire Brigade 10K (Dortmunder Feuerwehrlauf), Dortmund 7th September

Four intrepid RPAC athletes travelled to Dortmund at the weekend to take place in the German Firefighter 10k. This event is open to Fire Service Personnel and guests. Surrey Fire and Rescue entered a team of ten. The RPAC team was led by Ian Edmonds. Frank O'Regan finished 7th overall in 41:39. Ian was 3rd in the MV60 category in 54:50, Elain Reddyhof finished in 58:30 and Fran Afonso in 1:00:38. I don't have the full details of category placings but all four RPAC athletes got podium finishes. A great weekend and well done to our firey RPAC runners. 

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 10th September 7:00PM - Half Marathon focus

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
5 reps of 8 mins with 2 mins recovery between reps.
1st and 5th reps:
Fast for 1 minute at 4 mins
2nd, 3rd and 4th reps:
Fast for 1 minute at 3 and 6 mins.

Less intense

4 to 6 sets of: 400m, 100m jog, 300m, 100m jog, 200m.

Jog 300m between sets

  

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 11th September 7:00PM 

Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. He will lead the run to Reigate to run "circuits".

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 12th September 6:00PM for 6:15PM

 Figure of 8 loops in the lower park.

Starting at the tree seat up the bench and then right along the park run route to the lake and back around until you get back to the tree seat.

This time going up to the bench and then left to the clump of Horse Chestnuts and back down to the HaHa to finish the figure of 8 loop.

5 loops in total. Aim to run hard on the uphills and recover on the way down.

For a less intense session you can just do the larger loop and miss out the shorter one.

Warm up at 6:00PM with a lap round the lake and back. main session starts at 6:15PM.

 

Run Reigate Half Marathon CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP @ Reigate Sunday 15th September

You can still enter this half marathon club championship here. As per the note below, you can also run in the club championship at the Barns Green Half. 

Please note that there is no social run this Sunday because of Run Reigate.

 

MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley Sunday 22nd September

This is a 5 mile Cross Country Event – Part of the MABAC Running League, the senior race is just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles). You can read about this event here. Please put this date in your diaries, and if you have any queries or questions, or want to confirm attendance, please email the MABAC team on 

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate completed her 386th Parkrun at Riverside in Chester-Le-Street on Saturday 7th September in a time of 40:19 as a warm up to completing the Great North Run on Sunday in a time of 03:14:42. Well done Kate!

Closer to home Kate is being interviewed by BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex at 8pm on Tuesday 10th as part of the build up to Run Reigate. Kate is the female half of a pair of inspirational runners selected by the radio station. The male half is Reigate Priory Parkrun course record holder Kevin Quinn.   

You can read Kate's inspirational story on the Run Reigate website here.

 

The Blue Anchor quiz - report from quiz week #1 Thursday 5th September - and join us this week please!

We built a team of 5 for last Thursday night's quiz night. The "RPAC" team can be seen below.

Lauryn Gardner (Guest), Moray Laing, Sue Carnell, Stewart McIntyre and Paul Walters were the RPAC participants.

There were I think about 7 or 8 teams of varying sizes on the night, but we won the quiz (HURRAH!), obtaining 118 points compared to the second team with 109 points. Without embarrassing anyone I hope, the team did have some quiz expertise on it, as well as the likes of me! Great fun though.

Our prize was £30, so we decided to contribute £15 to Lauryn's Meningitis Research page (she's running the Richmond Runfest Marathon on Sunday 15th September), and £15 to Sam Walters' Samaritans page (he has just run the Great North Run this last Sunday).

If you'd like to be part of the team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 12th September 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.

 

News from our Cornish Branch

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Mike Scott and Sonia Galloway are now engaged to be married. Apparently Mike proposed on horseback on a Menorcan beach. Getting down on one knee whilst in the saddle must have been a challenge!

 

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 14th September Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Park Athletics Track - see this  and talk to the club captains if you can attend.

Sunday 15th September Run Reigate Half Marathon club championship - see this

Sunday 22nd September MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley - see this

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

Saturday 5th October Parkrun tourism at Horsham - more details to follow

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

Note: For 2019 only, because of the clash of the Run Reigate Half Marathon (15th September) with the Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 14th September, it has been decided to hold the 2019 Half Marathon Championship over 2 races, Run Reigate and Barns Green (29th September). The Club Championship will be decided based on the amalgamated results from the 2 races, using chip timing. 

 

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 

PBs (nearly) all round at SLH 1500m / 5000m

PBs (nearly) all round at SLH 1500m / 5000m

Category: Seniors News

9 Priory athletes competed at the cool and windy track in Coulsdon last Wednesday (4th September), in the SLH open club championships for 1500m and 5000m.

Jo Davey, running in the 1500m, just missed out on her PB from 2017, despite running an excellent 4:54.95. In the same race, Jamilla Ncayiyana ran 5:31.01, her first track race in many years and her first track result in Power of 10. Also recording their first track 5000m results in Power of 10 were Ian Stammars (18:31.51), Stephen Smith (21:18.79), David Neumann (22:00.89) and Kate Knight (42:57.5).

Our other 3 competitors in the 5000m all had superb runs, shattering their 5000m PBs in the process. Tom Almond reduced his PB to 16:14.92 (an improvement of 9 seconds); Ginevra Stoneley ran 18:46.53 (22 seconds off her old mark), but the biggest improvement of the evening was by Lee Savage, who reduced his PB by 46 seconds to 17:18.14.

Well done to everyone who ran. There will be a further opportunity to race a 5000m on the track, at the Ed Prickett 5000m on Wednesday 2nd October, at the K2 track in Crawley.

 

Surrey Silver for Anousha

Surrey Silver for Anousha

Category: Seniors News

The Surrey County Combined Events Championship took place this weekend at the David Weir Leisure Centre track in Carshalton.

Reigate Priory AC's sole representative was Anousha Wardley who took second place in the senior women's Heptathlon with a tally of 2,455 points from the seven events over two days. Anousha was only 409 points behind the winner, Jenny Steinitz from Hercules Wimbledon, but had the satisfaction of beating her in the High Jump and 800 metres.

anousha silver sq

Reigate Priory AC Club News 2nd September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 2nd September 2019

Category: All Club News

Club news for everyone

 

Pop-up Parkrun Tourism @ Banstead Woods Saturday 31st August by Usha Stevens

A motley crew up at Banstead Woods at the weekend! The results can be seen here.

BTW, a reminder that the next "official" Reigate Priory parkrun tourism date is 5th October over to Horsham for seniors, parents, accompanied juniors and guests.

 

Junior news

 

Tom Lintern Medal Meeting @ K2 Monday 26th August by Ian Martin

The annual August bank holiday open meeting at K2 attracted a good number of RPAC junior athletes as well as some strong competition.

In very hot conditions there were some excellent performances, and a pleasing number of RPAC medal winners.

A full report can be found on our website here.

 

Lily B League @ Kingsmeadow Saturday 31st August by Ellis Cain-Jones

A small Reigate team turned out on the final Lily B League event on a sunny Saturday and despite a summer filled with ice cream, there were some really strong performances!

Non-scoring athletes, Eve Goulding, Sophia Bryant, Sophia Potter and Frankie Burridge did well in their events in what turned out to be competitive field in 75m, Long Jump and 600m.

Izzie Young had an excellent day finishing 2nd in the 70m hurdles with a time of 13.84, a 2nd place in the high jump with 1.2m and a 32.53s in the 200m.

Imogen Wheeler came 2nd in the 100m with a time of 14.03s, 4th in 200m with a time of 30.35s and 4th in the long jump with a distance of 3.46m.

Lily Cain-Jones won the javelin with a throw of 29.43m and Lilah Unwin won the 800m with a time of 2m 38.27s.

Eva Peters had a good day with a 4th in the 100m with a time of 14.17 and a long awaited PB In the long jump recording a 4.27m jump!

 

Richmond Open @ Twickenham Sunday 1st September by Ashley Burridge

Dan Statham has pushed his own Under 17 club record even higher with a magnificent high jump of 1.81m at the St. Mary's Richmond AC Open held at the Sir Mo Farah track, Twickenham on Sunday, 1st September.

Congratulations to Dan who is now in the UK 100 Target on Power of Ten!

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM by Sam Burnett

We have organised a fun session which is open to *all* members of the Junior Academy and Junior section.

The Junior section has over 150 members and we thought some of you may like the opportunity to meet up after the long summer holidays and have a fun session at the beginning of term.

We will have exclusive use of an obstacle course in the beautiful countryside just minutes from Reigate/Reigate in Bletchingley.

You should have received an email about this event on Tuesday 30th July with booking instructions. Please send a message to  if you have not received this email.

Make sure that you book your place now as there are a limited number of places for this event.

 

Senior news

 

SLH 5km & 1500m Festival @ Coulsdon Wednesday 4th September

Good luck to all of our entrants in the local event. You can see the details here.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 3rd September 7:00PM - Half Marathon focus

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 5 sets of 30 strides.

Then

4 reps of 10 mins with 2.5 mins recovery between reps.

1st and 4th rep:

Fast for 1 minute at 4 mins and 9 mins

2nd and 3rd reps:

Fast for 1 minute at 3,6 and 9 mins.

Less intense

Sets of 3 reps of 400m steady, 100m fast, 100m walk/jog recovery; with 200m walk/jog recovery between the sets.

3 or 4 sets. 

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 4th September 7:00PM 

Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. Ian has a plan to lead an easy run to the Reigate Castle Grounds for some loops at pace.

Ian has warned me that this will probably be the last one in the light. Make sure that you've got hi-vis clothing and torches for the coming weeks.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 5th September 6:00PM for 6:15PM

The hill session this week is in the lower park on the circuit from the tree seat straight up to the bench then up to the corner clump of Horse Chestnut trees and back down to the Ha-Ha.

The sets are 1,2,3,2,1 with a minute jog recovery in between the sets. For a less intense session swap the 3 for a 1 lap instead.

Warm up at 6:00PM with a lap round the lake and back. main session starts at 6:15PM.

 

Sunday Run from Priory Park Café Sunday 8th September 9:00AM

 I (Paul Walters) am in attendance this week injury allowing leading the group out towards Brockham - clickable route below.

Map © OpenStreetMap contributors

Please do look at the RPAC Facebook group page or the website calendar later in the week for the status of this run.

 

Run Reigate Half Marathon CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP @ Reigate Sunday 15th September

You can still enter this half marathon club championship here. As per the note below, you can also run in the club championship at the Barns Green Half.

 

MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley Sunday 22nd September

This is a 5 mile Cross Country Event – Part of the MABAC Running League, the senior race is just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles). You can read about this event here. Please put this date in your diaries, and if you have any queries or questions, or want to confirm attendance, please email the MABAC team on 

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate is feeling both happy and proud to report that she has completed her 6th Ultra-Marathon this year - the South Coast Challenge 100km Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September. This was a continuous effort through the night, and managed a sub 30 hours PB of 29:52.

Kate's next race is the Great North Run this coming weekend Sunday 8th September, followed by the Reigate Half on Sunday 15th September (big birthday for Kate on Reigate Half day too).

Please take time to read Kate's running report on the Run Reigate website here.

 

Blue Anchor quiz - building a team

I'd like to put together a team for a quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 5th September just to test the waters  - see what it's like for a future venue.

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

If you'd like to join the team, please email me on and hopefully We'll get enough people.

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 14th September Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Park Athletics Track - see this  and talk to the club captains if you can attend.

Sunday 15th September Run Reigate Half Marathon club championship - see this

Sunday 22nd September MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley - see this

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

Saturday 5th October Parkrun tourism at Horsham - more details to follow

Note: For 2019 only, because of the clash of the Run Reigate Half Marathon (15th September) with the Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 14th September, it has been decided to hold the 2019 Half Marathon Championship over 2 races, Run Reigate and Barns Green (29th September). The Club Championship will be decided based on the amalgamated results from the 2 races, using chip timing. 

 

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 

Tom Lintern Medal meeting 26 August

Tom Lintern Medal meeting 26 August

The annual August bank holiday open meeting at K2 attracted a good number of RPAC junior athletes as well as some strong competition. In very hot conditions, there were some excellent performances, and a pleasing number of RPAC medal winners.

In the U11 Girls 75m, Eve Goulding finished in second/silver medal place in 11.70 secs, 0.01 seconds behind the winner. She also was placed 3rd in the 150m with a time of 24 secs. 

Max Orchard won gold in the U11 Boys 600m, finishing in time of 1m 50.1 secs, over 2 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. This is a new PB for Max in this event.  Max also achieved 3rd place in the 75m in a time of 11.01 secs. In the same event Michael Maguire was 4th.

In the U13 Boys 75m hurdles Harry Peters won the silver medal in 16.49 secs, which is a new PB, and also ran in the 100m.

In the U15 Boys 800m, Oscar Curry recorded a time of 2m 16.84 to secure third place.

Eva Peters competed in the U15 Girls 100m, 200m and long jump and performed just below her PBs in these events.

Drew Burridge had a very busy afternoon, winning 2 gold and one silver U17 boys medals.  Following a ‘warm-up’ 400m hurdles, won in a new club record of 74.47 seconds, he finished second in the 200m in 23.93s and won the 400m in 52.68 secs. In the same race, James Naylor finished 2nd in the U20m Men’s 400m in a new PB of 54.85 secs, knocking over 0.5 seconds off his old PB. This time is also a new club record for this event in James’s age group

In high jump. Dan Statham won the U17 Boys bronze medal on countback with 1m 75cm, just below his PB, while Rudi Haylock won the bronze medal in the U15 boys with a new PB of 1m 65cam.  Rudi also competed in the 100m and long jump.

RPAC officials at the meeting were Ivan Barrett, Naomi Jones and Ashley Burridge. Although not the most senior timekeeper, having only recently qualified at level 2,  Ashley took on the position of  Chief timekeeper, and had the honour of signing off on a new UK national record for the Male 55 age group 300m. Naomi was acting as starter, and as this was her 4th qualifying event following her successful completion of her course, she will now be eligible for level 1 starters licence.  Thank you to our volunteer officials.

Reigate Priory AC Club News 26th August 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 26th August 2019

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Parkrun tourism @ Tilgate Saturday 24th August

Reigate Priory AC parkrun tourism hit Tilgate on Saturday morning. In total we had 26 attendees.

It was a great event, lovely surroundings, brilliant company, good breakfast at the Golf Centre, and some excellent results, as below...

Posn Name Time
10 Dave Rayner 20:13
15 Paul Walters 20:54
30 Alice Smith 22:01
50 Ayden Higgins 22:50
57 Steve Watkins 23:11
69 Bethany Higgins 23:45
71 Jo Quantrill 23:47
86 Paul Sapsard 24:11
90 Jack Finn 24:23
92 Andrew Bamford 24:33
101 Jim Vince 24:52
145 Ian Edmonds 26:47
200 Gillian O'Regan 28:55
207 Adrian Grant 29:05
210 Dave Williams 29:11
268 Stewart McIntyre 31:02
279 Herbie Potter-Smith 31:25
280 Stephen Smith 31:26
316 Usha Stevens 32:37
333 Ed Clements 33:23
371 Sarah Walters 35:09
420 Michael Bashford 37:45
480 Kate Knight 43:22

 Full results can be seen here. Thank you all for supporting this event.

The next parkrun event is on Saturday October 5th when we will be heading over to Horsham. Shove it in your diaries!

Junior's parents and accompanied juniors are very welcome to join us.

Here is the list of future dates and venues...

5th October 2019 Horsham parkrun
23rd November 2019 * To be decided - with minibus travel
28th December 2019 Reigate Priory parkrun
25th January 2020 Banstead Woods parkrun
29th February 2020 Nonsuch parkrun
*21st March 2020 * Probably Worthing - with minibus travel

* = change to the schedule

 

Moray Laing at The World Transplant Games, Newcastle

Thursday 22nd August Moray came 4th in the shot put, missing out on bronze by 9cm. Moray threw 9.01, just 2cms short of his PB.

Friday 23rd August Moray came 6th in the discus, throwing a distance of 26.69 beating his PB by nearly 4 metres.

Friday 23rd August Moray was third going into the final round of the javelin. A Hungarian athlete managed to throw just further, but Moray's last throw beat him to bronze with 31.25m.

Congratulations Moray. What a fantastic set of performances. With Donna's successes from earlier, you've both done us proud!

 

Southern Athletics League event @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

You can read a full report from this event with some fantastic photos courtesy of Malcolm here.

 

Junior news

 

Lily B @ Kingsmeadow, Kingston Saturday 31st August

Lily B is a girls only athletics league where we compete as a team against other Surrey clubs. All U11- U17 female athletes are welcome to take part and indeed are positively encouraged to do so.

You should have received an email from Mike Gent regarding this fixture with full details on Friday August 16th. Please read this email and contact the Lily B team on  to confirm attendance and events, or indeed if you can't find the email.

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM from Sam Burnett

We have organised a fun session which is open to *all* members of the Junior Academy and Junior section.

The Junior section has over 150 members and we thought some of you may like the opportunity to meet up after the long summer holidays and have a fun session at the beginning of term.

We will have exclusive use of an obstacle course in the beautiful countryside just minutes from Reigate/Reigate in Bletchingley.

You should have received an email about this event on Tuesday 30th July with booking instructions. Please send a message to  if you have not received this email.

Make sure that you book your place now as there are a limited number of places for this event.

 

Senior news

 

The Berlin Wall 100 Mile Race @ Berlin Weekend of 17th/18th August

Congratulations to Jim Vince who finished this event in 23:33:07 and 287th out of 577 participants. You can see the race website here.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 27th August 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

Medium and Long distance

In teams of 3:
800m reps.
1st runner sets off, after one lap 2nd runner joins to lead 1st runner. After 2 laps 3rd runner joins to lead 2nd runner and 1st runner stops for static rest. After 3rd lap 1st runner joins to lead 1st runner and 2nd runner stops for static rest, and so on.

Short distance

600m wind-ups
Walk 150m
Then 150m at 50% pace
Then 100m at 70% pace
100m at 90% pace, then 100m at 100% pace.

Less Intense

600m, 200m walk/jog recovery

45 minute session

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 28th August 7:00PM 

Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. Ian has a plan to lead an easy run to Earlswood Lakes for three or two loops at pace.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 29th August 6:00PM for 6:15PM

2 lower park loops, 2 longer loops taking in the gully and 1 shorter loop in the lower park. 6.00pm meet to warm up and start at 6.15.

 

Sunday Run from Priory Park café Sunday 1st September 9:00AM

Similar to last week, in preparation for the Reigate Half, we will be heading down to Horley via Lonesome Lane to do at least about half of the route.

We'll come back via Horse Hill, Bury's Court School, Flanchford Road and West Street, tracking the route of the inaugural event.

Map © OpenStreetMap contributors

You're very welcome to join this run. Paul Walters in attendance.

 

Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Saturday 14th September

Not running Reigate Half on Sunday 15th September? Then you'll run this (no excuse).

You'll have received an email about this on Tuesday 13th August from Nat and Tom. The relays are great fun, and each leg is approximately 3 miles, starting and finishing on the Wimbledon track. Let your club captains know if you'd like to attend. The deadline is Tuesday 3rd September. If you've missed out on the email, let me know.

 

Run Reigate Half Marathon CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP @ Reigate Sunday 15th September

You can still enter this half marathon club championship here. As per the note below, you can also run in the club championship at the Barns Green Half.

 

MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley Sunday 22nd September

This is a 5 mile Cross Country Event – Part of the MABAC Running League, the senior race is just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles). You can read about this event here. Please put this date in your diaries, and if you have any queries or questions, or want to confirm attendance, please email the MABAC team on 

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 14th September Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Park Athletics Track - see this

Sunday 15th September Run Reigate Half Marathon club championship - see this

Sunday 22nd September MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley - see this

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

Note: For 2019 only, because of the clash of the Run Reigate Half Marathon (15th September) with the Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 14th September, it has been decided to hold the 2019 Half Marathon Championship over 2 races, Run Reigate and Barns Green (29th September). The Club Championship will be decided based on the amalgamated results from the 2 races, using chip timing. 

 

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 

Southern Athletics League, 17th August 2019

Southern Athletics League, 17th August 2019

Category: All Club News

The last Southern Athletics League meet of the season took place on Saturday 17th August at Tooting Bec. Nine RPAC athletes (Thomas Almond, Eloise Bull, Graham Bull, Jo Davey, Dave Rayner, Dan Statham, Ginevra Stoneley, Anousha Wardley and Malcolm Woodman) took part, the largest RPAC turnout of the season, despite a couple of our regular competitors choosing to holiday instead.

A successful and fun day was had. A number of the athletes competed in multiple events - a special mention going to Anousha who was extremely busy - competing in the pole vault, 100m hurdles, high jump and the women’s relay. Highlights include pbs for Tom -16 mins 24.1s, Graham 19 mins 23.3s in the 5000m (admittedly Graham's first 5000m on a track) and Ginevra 10 mins 48.5s in the 3000m (slashing 8 seconds from her PB), wins for all the women middle distance runners and an all RPAC women's 4x 100 relay. Full results can be found here.

In the overall competition, the combined Holland Sports / Dorking & Mole Valley / RPAC team finished 4th out of 5, but just one point behind 3rd place, with our highest points total of the year.

Pictures are of Dan in the high jump, the "oldies" in the 4 x 100m relay and the complete 4 x 100m team (still smiling!).

Hopefully after a winter’s training more of you will be tempted to join us in 2020!

Ginevra & Jo

SAL 17th Aug 19 Dan SAL 17th Aug 19 Relay changeoverSAL 17th Aug 19 Relay team

Reigate Priory AC Club News 19th August 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 19th August 2019

Category: All Club News

Club news for everyone

  

Parkrun tourism @ Tilgate Saturday 24th August THIS SATURDAY!

So we've been to Worthing and we've been to Mole Valley. Now it's the turn of Tilgate parkrun!

It's run in Tilgate Park on solid paths with a small amount of gravel and uneven ground.

  • We'll meet at Earlswood Lakes car park at 7:50AM for an 8:00AM get away car sharing to Tilgate. Make your own way to Tilgate if it's easier for you.
  • We'll park in the Fisherman's car park - turn left at the mini round about towards the golf course, as you drive into Tilgate park. Free parking until 11am.
  • After parkrun we'll head to Tilgate Forest Golf Centre for a breakfast - menu here. Please let me know your breakfast choice by Thursday - pay on the day.
  • Remember to wear a Reigate Priory AC club top if you're a member, and of course bring your bar code. Everyone welcome.

We have not yet had any parents or accompanied juniors join us on our parkrun visits. It'd be great to see you!

Make sure that you send your breakfast choice to  by this Thursday. I'm really looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

 

The World Transplant Games @ Newcastle

Representing GB & NI are our very own Donna Barrington-Smith and Moray Laing.

Moray's events take place later this week. However, we have a report from Donna as follows...

"Yesterday I competed in the World Transplant Games individual archery competition.

Having not been a sport in the World Games in over a decade, GB selected archery as one of their additional sports.

I won BRONZE. It was a tough shoot with swirling wind and strong gusts almost knocking us off our feet!

After this competition we then trialed a demonstration shoot under World Archery rules and I knocked out Iran, going on to come second overall. No medal but a cute target pin given.

Then today was a team shoot and I had been paired up with a gentleman from Scotland. I'm very proud to announce we accepted our fabulous BRONZE medals with delight!"

Full report to follow.

 

Southern Athletics League event @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

 

Hot off the press a report by Jo Davey...

"Loads of great performances - Dave Rayner, Tom Almond, Ginevra, Eloise, Graham, Anousha, Dan Statham, and maybe me then all topped off with a fabulous 4 x 100m ladies team. And also some gazelle like leaping in the triple jump by Malcolm. Hope I didn’t forget anyone (I am writing this in the queue in Sainsbury’s!!)"

Thanks Jo.

I'm fairly confident that there will be a forthcoming full report with photos - watch this space!

 

Junior news

 

Lily B @ Kingsmeadow, Kingston Saturday 31st August

Lily B is a girls only athletics league where we compete as a team against other Surrey clubs. All U11- U17 female athletes are welcome to take part and indeed are positively encouraged to do so.

You should have received an email from Mike Gent regarding this fixture with full details on Friday August 16th. Please read this email and contact the Lily B team on  to confirm attendance and events, or indeed if you can't find the email.

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM from Sam Burnett

We have organised a fun session which is open to *all* members of the Junior Academy and Junior section.

The Junior section has over 150 members and we thought some of you may like the opportunity to meet up after the long summer holidays and have a fun session at the beginning of term.

We will have exclusive use of an obstacle course in the beautiful countryside just minutes from Reigate/Reigate in Bletchingley.

You should have received an email about this event on Tuesday 30th July with booking instructions. Please send a message to  if you have not received this email.

Make sure that you book your place now as there are a limited number of places for this event.

 

Senior news

 

RunDorney Half Marathon @ Dorney Lake 11th August

Correction from last week's news. Matthew Aylott finished 1st in a gun time of 1:18:27. Sorry Matt.

 

Wednesday session 1 mile time trial @ Earlswood Lakes Wednesday 14th August

I'm afraid what Ian was doing with his hands had to be censored by the Reigate Priory AC Newsletter editorial staff due to inappropriate behaviour. We're not at liberty give any reasons, but here's the clue - we had cones.

Results of the (slightly more than) one mile (honest) time trail are...

6:44 Paul Walters

6:56 Jamilla Ncayiynana

7:11 James England

7:33 David Winzer

7:42 Mel Fulton-Bell

8:57 Ian Edmonds

9:10 Jenny Carus

10:20 Natalie Laing

10:24 Adrian Grant

10:28 Kam Peters

A big thank you to Stewart McIntyre and Fran Afonso for time keeping, scribing, the photo above and being there in poor weather!

 

MABAC Pairs Relay @ Staines Upon Thames Sunday 18th August 

This event was attended by Malcolm Woodman and Frank O'Regan, and Frank's brother-in-law also stepped in to run for Runnymede.

You can see a report from the MABAC race here.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 20th August 7:00PM

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

Warm up and drills

From: High knees walking x 30; butt kicks x 30; A & B skips x 30 each, sidesteps each way x 30, high skips x 30, squats x 10, lunges x 10 each leg, arm swings x 20, arm punches x 30; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides x 5 sets with 30 easy between.

Then
Up to 4 sets of:
1,000m with 200m walk recovery; 800m with 200m walk recovery; 600m with 200m walk recovery

45 mins session

Speed session
400m wind ups:
100m walk recovery
100m at 50% pace
100m at 80% top pace
50m at 90% top pace
50m at 100% top pace (after blue cone)

Up to 15 reps or 45 mins.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 21st August 7:00PM 

Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. Ian has a plan to lead an easy run to Reigate Priory and then 15 minutes of hill reps in the park.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 22nd August 6:00PM for 6:15PM

There will be an unofficial session on Thursday in the park usual time as Gavin will not be attending this week.

 

Sunday Run from Priory Park café Sunday 25th August 9:00AM

In preparation for the Reigate Half, we'll be heading down to Horley via Lonesome Lane to do at least about half of the route.

We'll come back via Horse Hill, Bury's Court School, Flanchford Road and West Street, tracking the route of the inaugural event.

You're very welcome to join this run. Ian E. and Paul W. in attendance.

 

Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Saturday 14th September

Not running Reigate Half on Sunday 15th September? Then you'll run this (no excuse).

You'll have received an email about this on Tuesday 13th August from Nat and Tom. The relays are great fun, and each leg is approximately 3 miles, starting and finishing on the Wimbledon track. Let your club captains know if you'd like to attend. The deadline is Tuesday 3rd September. If you've missed out on the email, let me know.

 

All Ladies - a message from Natalie Wilson...

Dates for the 2019/20 cross country season have been agreed, please add them to your diaries. The venues/hosts for match 2, 3 & 4 are yet to be agreed.

There may be slight changes to the start times. Further details will be sent nearer the time

Match 1 - Saturday 12th October 2019 @ 11am Reigate Priory Park

Match 2 - Saturday 9th November 2019 @ 1pm

Match 3 - Saturday 11th January 2020 @ 11am

Match 4 - Saturday 8th February 2020 @ 1pm

 

Possible dates for the diary

 

Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this

Saturday 14th September Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Park Athletics Track - see this

Sunday 15th September Run Reigate Half Marathon club championship - see this

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

Note: For 2019 only, because of the clash of the Run Reigate Half Marathon (15th September) with the Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 14th September, it has been decided to hold the 2019 Half Marathon Championship over 2 races, Run Reigate and Barns Green (29th September). The Club Championship will be decided based on the amalgamated results from the 2 races, using chip timing. 

 

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 

MABAC Pairs Relay, 18th August

MABAC Pairs Relay, 18th August

Category: Seniors News

Sunday 18th August saw the staging of the MABAC league pairs relay at Matthew Arnold School, Staines Upon Thames.(the league was first established here in 1977) . The unexpected pre-race rain didn’t dampen the spirits of our RPAC pairing of Frank O’Regan and Malcolm Woodman.

Frank led out the duo delivering strong performances for each of his 5 x 1 km laps. Malcolm backed him up with his own 5 laps each run at an increasingly faster pace then the previous one. Once all the running was done it was time to relax in the sunshine with drinks (including beer!) laid on by MABAC.

Special thanks must go to Frank's brother-in-law who stepped up to run for Runnymede as they were a team member short!

MABAC Pairs Relay v2

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 12th August 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 12th August 2019

Category: All Club News

Club news for everyone

 

Southern Athletics League event @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

A date for your diaries on the horizon for juniors U17 upwards and seniors.

See the email from Ginevra Stoneley and Jo Davey sent on 5th August, and reply to confirm attendance.

If you did not receive this email please contact 

 

Parkrun tourism @ Tilgate Saturday 24th August

We have not yet had any parents or accompanied juniors join us on our parkrun visits. It'd be great to see you!

I'll publicise this properly in next week's newsletter, but put the date in your diaries! We will meet up to car share.

 

Junior news

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM from Sam Burnett

We have organised a fun session which is open to *all* members of the Junior Academy and Junior section.

The Junior section has over 150 members and we thought some of you may like the opportunity to meet up after the long summer holidays and have a fun session at the beginning of term.

We will have exclusive use of an obstacle course in the beautiful countryside just minutes from Reigate/Reigate in Bletchingley.

You should have received an email about this event on Tuesday 30th July with booking instructions. Please send a message to  if you have not received this email.

Make sure that you book your place now as there are a limited number of places for this event.

 

Senior news

 

MABAC event @ Wimbledon Common Tuesday 6th August 

Well done to all participants! What a fantastic turn-out! Wish I could have been there to join you.

You can see a report from the MABAC race here and the results are here.

 

Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon 11th August

You can see the results from this event here.

Brilliant effort from all of our participants, and congratulations to Matthew Ryde who was the M40 winner and the M40 Surrey Champion.

 

Curraghchase 10K @ Ireland 11th August

Frank O'Regan finished in position 10th male with a field of 575 runners, in a time of 42:04. This event is run over a hilly and picturesque course. Fantastic run Frank.

 

RunDorney Half Marathon @ Dorney Lake 11th August

Matthew Aylott you were spotted at this event! Matthew finished 2nd in a gun time of 1:13:27.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 13th August 7:00PM

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

1. Warm up exercises and drills

2. Then Reverse pyramid - Reps.of 7,6,5,4,5,6,7 mins. with 25% recovery (1.75;1.5;1.35;1;1.25 and 1.5 mins) between reps and last minute of each rep at fast pace.

3. Cool down 

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 14th August 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. We will be running to Earlswood Lakes. The session will be based on a 1 mile time trail around the lakes.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 15th August 6:00PM for 6:15PM

There will be a hill session on Thursday in the park.

 

Sunday Run from Priory Park café Sunday 18th August 9:00AM

No Ian Edmonds this week. In preparation for the Reigate Half I'll be running through Brockham down the old coach road to Dorking and back through Brockham and Betchworth on Sunday. The distance will be just over 12 miles, and I'd hope to be running this at a little more than 9 minutes per mile - out for approx 1 hour 50 minutes or more.

There are options to turn for home early, so for instance if you run back from Brockham (and you know the route or have someone to run with who does so), the distance would be about 9 miles.

You're very welcome to join this run.

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

This last weekend Kate managed to get a PB in the Salisbury 50km of 9:23:33. Last year Kate recorded a result of 10:54:42. Fantastic improvement Kate!

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 17th August Southern Athletics League @ Tooting

Sunday 18th August MABAC non-scoring Pairs Relay @ Staines-upon-Thames, followed by a picnic. More details are available in the flyer.

Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this

 

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 

MABAC Wimbledon Common, 6th August 2019

MABAC Wimbledon Common, 6th August 2019

Category: Seniors News

Well done to everyone who took part in the MABAC race on Wimbledon Common on Tuesday evening. Whilst not quite a record turnout for us at a MABAC event, 20 seniors ran either the 1 lap 2,5 mile or 2 lap 5 mile races. It was great to see some first timers too.

Full results are available on the website, but Individual highlights included: Gavin Lawrence, first back in 16th place overall; Ginevra Stoneley and Jamilla Ncayiyana, 4th and 8th placed ladies; Lisa Payne, Anna Roberson and Claire Humphrey finishing within 5 seconds of each other; the return of Fran Afonso in RPAC colours having rejoined us as 2nd claim; and Gillian O'Regan & bump running the 1 lap race in just under 25 minutes.

The team finished 6th out of 10 on the night. Whilst overall we are still in 8th place, the gap to 6th and 7th is getting ever smaller with another 3 races to go in 2019.

The next MABAC league scoring fixture is on 22nd September in Lightwater Country Park. Details to follow soon. However, in the meantime, there is a non-scoring Pairs Relay on Sunday 18th August, followed by a picnic. More details are available in the flyer.

MABAC Wimbldon Common 2019 team

Reigate Priory AC Club News 5th August 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 5th August 2019

Category: All Club News

Club news for everyone

 

Reigate and Banstead Twinning - can you host a runner from France for Run Reigate 2019 (still no responses as yet, so last plea)?

Without getting embroiled in a Brexit debate (!), the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Association is hosting visitors from our twin town of Brunoy, France (pronounced "Brunoir") on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September, and we have four runners coming over to take part in the half marathon over that Run Reigate weekend. Would you consider hosting someone from Brunoy? Let's show our entente cordiale!

If it is possible for you to host, can you please contact Sarah Walters by sending her an email to 

 

Southern Athletics League event @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

A date for your diaries on the horizon for juniors U17 upwards and seniors.

See the email from Ginevra Stoneley and Jo Davey sent on 5th August, and reply to confirm attendance.

If you did not receive this email please contact 

 

Junior news

 

Final Lily B event @ Kingston Saturday 31st August from Mike Gent

The track and field season for the Juniors is drawing to a close. However, there is one final Lily B event for the girls on Saturday 31 August at Kingston. Please mark the date in your diaries.

 

There's still plenty of PB opportunities this season! From Ashley Burridge

Apart from the last Lily B league match on 31 August (and SAL on the 17th for u17s and up), the opportunity for juniors to represent the club in a track & field league match has finished for the 2019 season.
 
However, there's still plenty of events you can enter, proudly wearing your club vest, to try and improve on those personal bests!
 
Here's a couple of events which offer something a little different:
 
Sunday, 11 August - Newham and Essex Beagles Open meeting at the Olympic Stadium warm-up track. Okay, it's not the London Stadium, but it's right next to it and has the same superb Mondo track, photo finish, electronic blocks and big screen results! Here's the flyer.
 
Running alongside the Open meeting is a Minithon where school years 1 to 6 can choose three events from 75m, 150m, 600m, Long Jump and Vortex throw. Here's the flyer for the Minithon.
 
Monday, 26 August - Crawley AC's Tom Lintern Open Medal Meeting. Yes, medals! There are plenty of events to choose from for U11's upwards. Here's the flyer. This event is usually well supported by RPAC juniors, so see you there!
 
Don't forget to check the Power of 10 website to find other events.
 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM from Sam Burnett

We have organised a fun session which is open to *all* members of the Junior Academy and Junior section.

The Junior section has over 150 members and we thought some of you may like the opportunity to meet up after the long summer holidays and have a fun session at the beginning of term.

We will have exclusive use of an obstacle course in the beautiful countryside just minutes from Reigate/Reigate in Bletchingley.

You should have received an email about this event on Tuesday 30th July with booking instructions. Please send a message to if you have not received this email.

Make sure that you book your place now as there are a limited number of places for this event.

 

Senior news

 

Ian Edmonds and RPAC crew hosted the Run Reigate Run Club @ Priory Park Thursday 1st August

Ian was helped by Moray Carey, Jim Vince, Usha Stevens and myself with other Reigate Priory AC runners in support at the event.

As you can see, there was an excellent turn-out for this event. Ian got the cohort running around a large square in the park for an endurance session involving a climb and descent, followed by a 1Km run. The coaches from Reigate Ladies Joggers were on hand for the warm-up and cool-down.

There was interest in the Reigate Priory AC sessions shown by some participants.

 

MABAC event @ Wimbledon Common Tuesday 6th August

This event is hosted by Wimbledon Windmilers and details can be found here.

It takes place on Tuesday 6th August at 19:30, starting and finishing at Wimbledon Rugby Club SW20 0ET (Barham Road, just off the A3).

It is a 5 mile cross country event, with also joggers and junior events of about 2.5 miles. You should have received an email regarding this event from Andrew Bamford on Monday 29th July.

Meet in Bell St Car Park at 18:00 for a 18:15 departure if you want to car share, or make your own way there if you don't.

Please email to let the MABAC team know of your interest or if you have any queries about this event.

 

Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon Sunday 11th August

This is the last Surrey Road League fixture, and there are still places for this event available.

Looking at this Reigate Priory AC have dropped from 1st to 3rd place in the Surrey Road League Men's League after the Elmbridge 10K.

Let's get a good turn-out for the last fixture at Wimbledon on 11th August - see this to enter the event.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 6th August 7:00PM CANCELLED DUE TO MABAC RACE

The plan for Tuesday is for all to run the MABAC fixture, details as above.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 7th August 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 8th August 6:00PM by Gavin Lawrence

This week the group will be doing loops in the lower park of about 550 to 600 metres length.

This will be a pyramid session going from 4 to 3 to 2 to 1 loop with a jogged 100 metre recovery in between sets.

As usual meet opposite the pavilion at 6:00PM for warm up, main session 6:15PM start.

 

Good for Age entry open and closure date - a reminder from Mike Pocock

Applications for Good for Age entry into the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will open on Wednesday 7 August 2019 and close on Friday 16 August 2019.

 

Parkrun tourism @ New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland Saturday 3rd August

Sarah and I were passing through New Ross on our way to our holiday destination in County Kerry.

Here we are "flying the flag" so to speak, although Sarah hadn't got her RPAC top. This event starts at 9:30AM - good job I checked. A lap and a half of the J.F. Kennedy Arboretum, which starts somewhat higher than it finishes. A quick down-hill at the start, and a long slow climb back up again.

They gave out 2 random prizes for a tea/coffee in the café, and I managed to get one! A fantastic well organised event with lovely people, and a good start to the holiday.

Where was your parkrun tourism this hoiday? How did it go? Do tell.

 

Dates for the diary

Tuesday 6th August 7:30PM MABAC League fixture @ Wimbledon Common - see this

Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture -  see this

Saturday 17th August Southern Athletics League @ Tooting

Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this

 

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 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 29th July 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 29th July 2019

Category: All Club News

 

Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism event 2 @ Denbies Saturday 27th July

Although it poured down during the previous night, the ground was solid at Denbies for the Mole Valley parkrun and conditions were excellent.

PBs over the course were registered by Charl Jordaan (who also crossed the finish in 1st place), Adrian Grant and myself.

Other attendees not in-picture were Moray Carey and Michael Clark. I hope that all attendees were pleased with their times, as it is not an easy course, and I think that everyone did well.

Some were tantalisingly close to their course PB!

17:56 Charl Jordaan 1st

21:41 Paul Walters 20th

24:57 Michael Clark 63rd

25:13 Andrew Bamford 67th

27:06 Bethany Higgins 103rd

29:24 Adrian Grant 141st

31:38 Jack Finn 178th

33:10 Moray Carey 206th

33:12 Stewart McIntyre 207th

35:33 Usha Stevens 224th

36:13 Michael Bashford 225th

38:14 Sarah Walters 239th

Full results are here.

We were joined by Sue Carnell and Paul Byrne for coffees all 'round at Squires Garden Centre on our return to Reigate.

The next parkrun event is on Saturday August 24th when we will be heading over to Tilgate. Shove it in your diaries!

Junior's parents and accompanied juniors are very welcome to join us.

Here is the list of future dates and venues...

24th August 2019 Tilgate parkrun
5th October 2019 Horsham parkrun
23rd November 2019 Hove parkrun - with minibus travel
28th December 2019 Reigate Priory parkrun
25th January 2020 Banstead Woods parkrun
29th February 2020 Nonsuch parkrun
28th March 2020 Tooting Common parkrun - with minibus travel


Reigate and Banstead Twinning - can you host a runner from France for Run Reigate 2019 (no responses as yet)?

Without getting embroiled in a Brexit debate (!), the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Association is hosting visitors from our twin town of Brunoy, France (pronounced "Brunoir") on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September, and we have four runners coming over to take part in the half marathon over that Run Reigate weekend. Would you consider hosting someone from Brunoy? Let's show our entente cordiale!

If it is possible for you to host, can you please contact Sarah Walters by sending her an email to 

 

Southern Athletics League @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

A date for your diaries on the horizon for juniors U17 upwards and seniors. More information will be forthcoming soon.

 

Next Reigate Priory AC newsletter Monday 5th August

I intend to compose the newsletter from our holiday cottage in Sneem, Ireland. If there's no newsletter it will probably be due to lack of internet!

Please do feed me with items for next week by emailing .

 

Junior news

 

U13 Southern Inter-Counties T & F @ Kingston Saturday 27 July

The annual U13 Southern Inter-Counties Track and Field Championships took place at Kingston on Saturday.

Three young RPAC athletes were in the Surrey Squad and ran for the county in the non scoring 800m.

See the report from this event here.

Congratulations to all three on their first Track and Field competition for Surrey.

 

Final Lily B event @ Kingston Saturday 31st August

The track and field season for the Juniors is drawing to a close. However, there is one final Lily B event for the girls on Saturday 31 August at Kingston. Please mark the date in your diaries.

 

Senior news

 

Caterham Rotary 10K and Half @ Redhill Aerodrome Sunday 21st July

I mentioned last week that Claire and Mel had run the 10K. We had more competitors in the event than I realised, and the results of the 10K are here and the half are here. I can't help but think that there are still some missing. Please let me know!

 

Surrey Slog @ Peaslake Sunday 21st July

You can find the Reigate Priory AC results from the Surrey Slog here. Well done for completing a grueling course with such excellent finishing times!

 

Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Thursday 25th July

Running must have been difficult in the heat on Thursday night. I take my hat off to you all!

You can find the Reigate Priory AC results from the Informal 10K 3rd and final event for 2019 here.

Usha Stevens posted some of Ian Strong's photos of this event in our Facebook group here.

 

British Transplant Games @ Newport 28th July

Congratulations to Moray Laing who won gold in the javelin and silver in the discus (missed gold by 22cm) at the British Transplant Games at Newport on Sunday in his build-up to the World Transplant Games in Newcastle.

 

MABAC event @ Wimbledon Common Tuesday 6th August

This event is hosted by Wimbledon Windmilers and details can be found here.

It takes place on Tuesday 6th August at 19:30, starting and finishing at Wimbledon Rugby Club SW20 0ET (Barham Road, just off the A3).

It is a 5 mile cross country event, with also joggers and junior events of about 2.5 miles. You should have received an email regarding this event from Andrew Bamford on Monday 29th July.

Meet in Bell St Car Park at 18:00 for a 18:15 departure if you want to car share, or make your own way there if you don't.

Please email to let the MABAC team know of your interest or if you have any queries about this event.

 

Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon Sunday 11th August

This is the last Surrey Road League fixture, and there are still places for this event available.

Looking at this Reigate Priory AC have dropped from 1st to 3rd place in the Surrey Road League Men's League after the Elmbridge 10K.

Let's get a good turn-out for the last fixture at Wimbledon on 11th August - see this to enter the event.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 30th July 7:00PM by Ian Martin

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

Medium and Long Distance Short Distance

Less Intense

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.

4 x 10 mins with 2.5 mins recovery between reps.


Reps 1 & 4: fast burst for 1 min at 4 mins and 9 mins.


Reps 2 & 3: fast burst for 1 min at 3, 6 & 9 mins.

Up to 10 sets of

300m at 80%, with 200m walk recovery,

200m at 90%, with 200m walk recovery.

400m, plus fast for 100m.

200m walk/jog recovery

47.5 minute session.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 31st July 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 1st August 

I don't know if there will be a session at 6PM on Thursday as per usual. Keep an eye on the calendar.

HOWEVER, there will be a Reigate Priory AC organised session in Priory Park on Thursday 1st August at 7:30PM as part of the Run Reigate Run Club season of training sessions building up to the Reigate Half Marathon on Sunday September 15th.

This will be led by Ian Edmonds with other coaches in attendance. All welcome.

  

What is Kate Knight up to?

Last week I told you that Kate finished the Elmore 7 on Saturday in a time of 1:43:59, but I missed that this was closely followed up by the Caterham Rotary Half Marathon on Sunday 21st July in a time of 3:20:15, a PB for the course.

Apologies Kate and Well Done! 

 

Dates for the diary

Thursday 1st August 7:30PM Run Reigate training session in the park by Reigate Priory AC.

Tuesday 6th August 7:30PM MABAC League fixture @ Wimbledon Common - see this

Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture -  see this

Saturday 17th August Southern Athletics League @ Tooting

Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this

 

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 

U13 Southern Inter-Counties T & F Kingston 27 July 2019

U13 Southern Inter-Counties T & F Kingston 27 July 2019

 

The annual U13 Southern Inter-Counties Track and Field  Championships took place at Kingston on Saturday.  With 13 counties taking part (!)  Surrey as ever fielded strong teams with the girls taking 2nd place behind Kent and the boys 3rd behind Essex and Hertfordshire. 

Three young RPAC athletes were in the Surrey Squad and ran for the county in the non scoring 800m. The girls was split into two 800m races and Shakila Keable  (just returned from two weeks in Spain), won her race in 2.30.69 with Lilah Unwin then winning the second race with a big PB time of 2.30.98! Both girls times would have been good enough for 1st place in the B string race and beat a few in the A string for good measure!

Samuel Stapley ran a strong race and took 3rd place in the boys in a field of 12 with a time of 2.25.66.

Congratulations to all three on their first Track and Field competition for Surrey.

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 22nd July 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 22nd July 2019

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Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism event 2 Saturday 27th July ***THIS SATURDAY*** @ Denbies

We will meet at 8:10AM at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance) to car share over to Denbies at Dorking to take part in Mole Valley Parkrun this Saturday at 9AM. (The car park will be locked afterwards until our return.)

If more convenient, please just make your own way to Denbies and we'll see you there.

All seniors, parents and accompanied juniors are welcome. Please run in club vest if you can, and bring some money for refreshments afterwards.

It'd be great to see you! You just need to turn up.

 

Reigate and Banstead Twinning - can you host a runner from France for Run Reigate 2019?

Without getting embroiled in a Brexit debate (!), the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Association is hosting visitors from our twin town of Brunoy, France (pronounced "Brunoir") on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September, and we have four runners coming over to take part in the half marathon over that Run Reigate weekend. Would you consider hosting someone from Brunoy? Let's show our entente cordiale!

If it is possible for you to host, can you please contact Sarah Walters by sending her an email at 

 

Junior news

 

All England Schools Competition @ Birmingham Friday 12th July - by Ian Martin

Katie Mackison achieved a terrific 4th place in the Intermediate Girls Javelin at the All England Schools Competition in Birmingham on 12 July. Katie threw 43m 36cm and missed a 3rd place medal by only 4cm.

 

u17 / u20 News - by Ashley Burridge

Some Track and Field personal bests (and club records!) from the last week. Drew Burridge improved his 400m time to 53.04s at the Woodford Green Open meeting on Monday evening. He also took half a second off his 200m time at the Southern Athletics League meeting at Worthing on Saturday, running 23.7s. At the same meeting, James Naylor set a 200m u20 club best time of 24.9s.

 

Eight Counties Inter-County Championships Sunday 21st July @ Chelmsford

Two Reigate Priory AC athletes Lily Cain-Jones and Drew Burridge were chosen to represent Surrey competing against the best from Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Well done to both! Read the report here.

 

YDL UAG event Saturday 28th July @ Mile End by Ashley Burridge

Last call for the final Youth Development League (Upper Age Group) match next Sunday at Mile End in East London. Please see the RPAC website calendar for more details.

If you wish to compete and haven't already told us, please email our team manager before Friday evening - 

 

Senior news

 

Race to the Stones 100K Ultra from Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019 

Clare Pryor and Ruth Willis participated in the Race to the Stones 100k, an event Clare tells me is a great and super organised event you can run, run/walk or walk and do over 1 or 2 days.

Clare and Ruth did 50km each day and and camped over at "base camp".

They came away unscathed apart from 1 blister each! Their results were impressive - see this.

 

Vets League @ Croydon from Monday 8th July and SAL @ Worthing from Saturday 13th July 2019

Please see this for a report from these events.

I expect that you know already, but a special mention to Jo Davey. After her 800m of 2:20.8 on Saturday, she is ranked 1st V40 in the UK!

 

Elmore 7 @ Elmore House, Chipstead 20th July 2019

Well done to Melanie, Valerie and Kate - results are here.

 

Elmbridge 10K @ Walton Sports Track 21st July 2019

Due to injury and illness the men's team was unfortunately depleted for this fixture. You can see the results here. Take it from me, even though it was flat, the heat was sapping!

 

Caterham Rotary 10K @ Redhill Aerodrome 21st July 2019

Two competitors from our club, with a PB a-piece! Well done to Claire Humphrey with a finishing time of 54:15, and also to Melanie Fulton-Bell who posted an excellent time of 1:00:49 after running the Elmore 7 the day before. Results are here.

 

Surrey Slog @ Peaslake 21st July 2019

No results available as of Monday PM.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 23rd July 7:00PM by Ian Martin

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

All apart from Less Intense

Less Intense

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.

300m paarlaufs at 80% of top pace, with partner of similar ability. Work in 2 teams rather than pairs. 1 lap jog in reverse direction after every 3 sets.

45 minute limit 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 24th July 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 25th July 6:00PM *** CANCELLED ***

This session will not take place as you are encouraged to attend the SLH Informal 10K at Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley - see this

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate finished the Elmore 7 last Saturday in a time of 1:43:59. Kate is raising funds for East Surrey Hospital (£1,500 to date) in recognition of her 60th marathon this year and having working for 10 years as a nursing assistant for the Trust. Please visit her fund raising page here. She is looking forward to the Salisbury 50 km on 11th August and the South Downs Challenge on 31st August and 1st September.

 

Naomi Whyatt and Kurran her husband

Former Reigate Priory AC member Naomi Whyatt was married to Kurran at the weekend.

Here is the happy couple. Congratulations from all of us!

 

Possible dates for the diary

Thursday 25th July SLH Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley - see this

Saturday 27th July Reigate Priory AC Park Run Tourism fixture 2 - Mole Valley Park Run @ Denbies. Further details above - and see this and this

Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture -  see this

 

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 

RPAC Juniors @ 8 County Championships

RPAC Juniors @ 8 County Championships

The Eight Counties U17 Inter Counties Championships took place on Sunday at Chelmsford, Essex. Two RPAC athletes were chosen to represent Surrey competing against the best from Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Herfordshire and Essex.

drew and lilyLily Cain-Jones threw 33.6m in the Javelin to secure sixth place in a very competitive field. Drew Burridge ran a new PB of over 9/10ths of a second to secure 5th place in the 400m in a time of 52.11s. Both Drew and Lily were promoted to the first string in their events due to some absent athletes. Notably, several Surrey sprinters were invited to compete in relay events at the Anniversary Games. This meant Lily and Drew were called upon to fill gaps in relay squads at the end of the meeting, 4x300 and 4x100 respectively, to secure those all important team points! Well done both!

STOP PRESS: Jo Davey ranked No 1 W40 800m

STOP PRESS: Jo Davey ranked No 1 W40 800m

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Following her 2:20.8 pb for 800m at Worthing on Saturday, Jo Davey is now ranked No 1 in the country for the W40 800m. Congratulations Jo!

W40 800m ranking

 

Update from the Chair, July 2019

Update from the Chair, July 2019

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Junior Club Captain

The Committee recently took the decision to elect a Junior Captain to help us further our coaching practices and engagement of ALL members, including the parents of juniors. We are delighted to announce that Katie Mackison, Surrey Champion and fourth in this year's English Schools Javelin throw, has accepted the position. Please join me in congratulating Katie on her recent success and on becoming our first Junior Captain.

World Transplant Games

Congratulations to Donna Barrington-Smith (Archery) and Moray Laing (Throws) on their selection for the British team at the World Transplant Games in Newcastle later this year. To recognise Donna and Moray's commitment to the club as official and competitor, the committee have agreed to provide a grant of £150 to each of them as a contribution to their expenses.

In Case of Emergency (ICE)

If there is an emergency situation, it is extremely important that ICE emergency contact details and any relevant medical information is available to the coaches and/or run leaders. Although this information is provided on the membership form which is filled in when somebody first joins, it is not easy to make it available when it is required in an emergency.

We therefore strongly encourage everybody (juniors and seniors) to either wear an ICE wristband or carry a mobile phone with ICE information available without the need to unlock the phone. This is especially encouraged for any juniors with medical conditions or for seniors who regularly run on their own, but ideally ICE information should be easily available for any athlete in all situations.

ICE wristbands are available from:

whilst for phones:

  • iPhones have a built in application
  • Suitable apps are available for Android phones, e.g. here

England Athletics Club 360 Review

The review with England Athletics is progressing well, Natalie Kavanagh-Clarke (EA Club Support Officer) has already met with the committee, coaches, parents and seniors. There is also an online survey, which is still open. If you haven't already completed the survey, please do so in the next couple of weeks, see https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/M2M235K.

Volunteers at the Summer Evening 10k

I know Chris Veale has already thanked you all for your contribution to the Summer Evening 10k, but I would like to add my thanks to anyone who contributed in any way. This includes the help received from members of both Horley Harriers and Redhill Cycling Club and from Run Reigate, which was gratefully received.

It was a very successful event, which has raised much needed funds for the club and raised our profile in the local community.

Website & Club Calendar

A reminder that there is lots of information available on the club website, www.rpac.org.uk, including:

  • Club Calendar (direct link: www.rpac.org.uk/calendar)
  • Noticeboard, for useful information from other organisations and about other upcoming events
  • News items and reports on recent events
  • Results
  • Volunteer recognition
  • and lots of other useful stuff

Some information is only available if you log in to the site, every member was provided with login information when you first joined. If you have any questions, please visit the website first, the answers may be there already!

Note that we are working to get a menu system that works fully on mobile devices and to make the content more easily navigable.

Summary Minutes, Committee meetings, May & June 2019

The summary minutes are now available, see May and June (website login required).

Malcolm Woodman

Vets T&F and Southern Athletics Leagues, July 2019

Vets T&F and Southern Athletics Leagues, July 2019

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Vets League - Monday 8th July 2019 - Croydon

A team of Vets were at the Croydon Sports Arena, Monday 8th July to compete in the last Southern Vets League of the season. Despite depleted numbers due to holidays and injury there was no shortage of enthusiasm or excellent performances.  Malcolm Woodman (V55) and Steve Smith (V45) were the all rounders of the the night competing in multiple track and field events which included - 100m, 400m, 1 mile, Javelin, Long jump and high jump.  Dave Rayner (V55) and Jo Davey (V40) both put in strong performances in the mile at the end of the night, Jo narrowly winning her event against a strong contender from Striders of Croydon. Thanks to Annette Morris for her officiating & cheering duties whilst nursing a recovering foot, to Ivan Barrett and Ian Crouch for officiating in the field events and to Ashley Burridge for timekeeping. 

SAL - Saturday 13th July 2019 - Worthing

The 4th SAL match of the season took place at Worthing Athletics track on Saturday 13th July.   It was a warm day with great conditions for pbs in the sprint events.  Our dynamic duo Drew Burridge and James Naylor dominated the 200m and 400 m track events.  Drew took second in the 400 in a time of 55.2s, narrowly pushing James into third in 55.5s.   The 200 proved to be the event of the day for Drew who smashed his Pb in a time of 23.7.  James also took the club record for the U20s in a time of 24.9s.  

Jo Davey won the ladies 800m knocking nearly 3 seconds off her Pb in a time of 2mins 20.8s.  She wasn’t quite so spritely in the 5000m but still got some valuable points for the team.  Dave Rayner gave another solid performance in the men’s 3000m proving his commitment to the club yet again. 

On the officials side of things.  A big thanks to Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch and Ivan Barratt for their time keeping and field judging skills.   

Our last match is in Tooting on Saturday 17th August.  Please let Jo or Ginevra know if you would like to compete via sal@rpac.org.uk.

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Reigate Priory AC Club News 15th July 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 15th July 2019

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Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism event 2 Saturday 27th July @ Denbies

We will meet at 8:10AM at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance) to car share over to Denbies at Dorking to take part on Mole Valley Parkrun at 9AM. (The car park will be locked afterwards until our return.)

All seniors, parents and accompanied juniors are welcome. Please run in club vest if you can, and bring some money for refreshments afterwards.

It'd be great to see you!

 

Volunteering to help at Run Reigate 2019

if you don't wish to enter the run but still want to be part of Run Reigate 2019 then you may want to volunteer.  All volunteers get a free breakfast, t-shirt and entry to Run Reigate 2020.

See this for more details.

 

Junior news

 

u17/u20 News - by Ashley Burridge

Some Track and Field personal bests (and club records!) from the last week. Drew Burridge improved his 400m time to 53.04s at the Woodford Green Open meeting on Monday evening. He also took half a second off his 200m time at the Southern Athletics League meeting at Worthing on Saturday, running 23.7s. At the same meeting, James Naylor set a 200m u20 club best time of 24.9s.


Three RPAC athletes have been selected to represent Surrey at the Eight Counties U17 Inter County Championships at Chelmsford this coming Sunday. Congratulations to Katie Mackison (Javelin), Lily Cain-Jones (Javelin) and Drew Burridge (400m and 4x400 relay).

 

YDL event Saturday 20th July @ Tooting Bec

You should have received an email describing the event on Monday 15th July. Please email  if your child is available to attend this meeting.

 

Senior news

 

North Downs Way Half Marathon 7th July 2019

Fantastic results that you can see here from Charlie Butcher (1st), Fran Dunham (2nd) and Rick Coles (7th).

 

SCVAC Track & Field League fixture 4 Monday 8th July @ Croydon

I understand that due to injury and illness numbers were depleted for this fixture (I had a cold!). Results are to follow.

 

SAL meeting Saturday 13th July @ Worthing

I understand that there were some excellent performances. Results are to follow.

 

Hillsong Youth Guildford Half Marathon 13th July

Jack Finn ran the half marathon with some friends to raise money to get the youth (11-18 year old) to the church conference. Well done Jack! It's not too late to sponsor Jack, so see this

 

Sunday Social run and  "Walk" 14th July @ Reigate Hill car park

The eight runners headed off through Walton Heath towards Ebbisham Lane and back for a 9 mile run at 9:00AM last Sunday, and returned at around 10:30AM to join the "walking group" at the Reigate Hill café. A great time was had by all, although for the walkers it only involved a brisk 20 metres walk from/to the cars! Thanks to Ali, Sharon and Graham for instigating this, and we must plan to do it again soon.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 16th July 7:00PM by Ian Martin

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

Short distance

Medium and long distance

Less Intense

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.

600m wind-ups

Walk 150m

then 150m at 50% pace

then 100m at 70% pace,

then 100m at 90% pace,

then 100m at 100% pace.

In teams of 3:

800m reps.

Ist runner sets off, after one lap 2nd runner joins to lead 1st runner.

After 2 laps 3rd runner joins to lead 2nd runner and 1st runner stops for static rest.

After 3rd lap 1st runner joins to lead 1st runner and 2nd runner stops for static rest, and so on.

600m, 200m walk/jog recovery

45 min session

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 17th July 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 18th July 6:00PM

Meet at 6.pm by Pavillion /tree seat for Warm up, loop around pond and back. 6.15 main session.

Short hill loops in lower park from pavilion / tree straight up to the bench left along the treeline to south east corner clump of trees and back down to the Ha-Ha by the Priory School, along the path back to the tree seat.

Sets of 3 then 2 then 1 then 2 then 3. 1 minute recovery between each set.

Gavin Lawrence as coach.

 

Surrey Road League 2019

It might have missed your attention that Reigate Priory AC are leading the Surrey Road League after four events. The final two events are the Elmbridge 10K (only 65 entries left!) this coming Sunday 21st July and the Wimbledon 5K Dash on Sunday 11th August. Let's get a strong turn-out for these events!

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate took part in the Peak District Challenge 100Km this last weekend and finished in a time of 32:00:38. Kate is now looking forward to the Salisbury 50k on 11th August. (Sorry I missed you from the Informal 10K results race 2 Kate - now added!)

 

Possible dates for the diary

You may want to know about these up-and-coming local fixtures - a busy end-of-the-month...

Saturday 20th July The SLH Elmore 7 - see this

Sunday 21st July Elmbridge 10K - *** Surrey Road League event so do this in preference *** see this

Sunday 21st July Caterham Rotary Half Marathon and 10K - see this

Sunday 21st July Surrey Slog @ Holmbury Hill - see this

Thursday 25th July SLH Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley - see this

Saturday 27th July Reigate Priory AC Park Run Tourism fixture 2 - Mole Valley Park Run @ Denbies. Further details above - and see this and this

Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture -  see this

 

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 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 8th July 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 8th July 2019

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Club news for everyone

 

 

England Athletics Club Review by Usha, Ellis and Malcolm

You will have received an email about a survey on Friday 5th July, intended for everyone (members and parents).

Please let us encourage you to read the email and complete both the EA survey and our own additional questions.

 

Summer Evening 10K Wednesday 3rd July

Congratulations to our Summer 10K organisers and volunteers for making the event such a success - read this.

Really sorry that I couldn't have been there. I'd have been fascinated to see the bamboo cups given out - such a great idea.

 

Summer BBQ Tuesday 9th July @ Battlebridge Track

Remember that it is our Summer BBQ tomorrow. Food will be ready by 7:00PM for juniors and 8:00PM for seniors.

Please bring your own drinks and money for a small contribution to the cost of the food (£1 for juniors, £2 for seniors).

Really hope you can make it, and friends and family are all welcome.

 

SAL meeting Saturday 13th July @ Worthing by Jo and Ginevra

You should have received an email on 5th July regarding this event. It is the penultimate SAL event, and it'd be great to see many athletes 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 (by Wednesday 10th July at the latest) and which events you would like to compete in.

The timetable is available here, so please read the email for more information and email  if you'd like to compete.

 

Junior news

 

Lily B League @ Guildford Sunday 7th July by Mike Gent

The third Lily B match of the season was held at Guildford yesterday. A good turn out from RPAC Junior girls. with a number of PBs including Shakila Keable in the U13 1500m and Francesca Manrow in the U15 Discus, with a new Club record.

 

EBL Boys League @ Woodcote School, Coulsdon Sunday 14th July

An email was sent out on Monday 8th July regarding this fixture for boys U11 to U17.

Please read the email and send an email to  to confirm attendance providing the required information as per the email.

 

Senior news

 

Volunteers needed for the MABAC Surrey Slog Sunday 21st July @ Holmbury Hill by Andrew Bamford

Volunteers are needed for this challenging half marathon run on trails around Holmbury Hill.

It is a major fundraiser for the league and enables the league fixtures to be staged free of charge. Surplus funds are distributed to local charities. Please support the race if you can. If you can help email 

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 9th July 7:00PM by Ian Martin

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

Short distance

Medium and long distance

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

Jog 200m then:

5 x 400m at 80% top pace with 200m walk recovery

5 x 300m at 90% top pace with 200m walk recovery

5 x 200m at 100% top pace with 200m walk recovery

Jog 200m and then up to 6 sets of:

600m at faster than 5k pace with 100m walk recovery;

500m at faster than 600m pace, with 100m alk recovery;

400m at 80% top pace, with 200m walk recovery.

Warm down:  with burgers, hot dogs and plenty of fluid.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 10th July 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 11th July 6:00PM

Meet at 6:00pm for warmup. 1 short loop. Main session starts at 6:15pm. 2 short loops, 2 long loops, 1 short loop. Gavin Lawrence as coach.

 

Sunday Social Run from Reigate Hill car park Sunday 14th July 9:00AM (and a coffee and walk from 9:30AM)

You may have noticed on Facebook that there will be a meet-up for a coffee and a walk from Reigate Hill at 9:30AM with Ali Rustige, Meera Siva and Graham Tucker in attendance, with others very welcome to join too.

Ian Edmonds will be running from Reigate Hill car park at 9:00AM on Sunday 14th July for an easy run of 100 minutes with the thought that we can meet up with the walkers at the end of the run.

 

Possible dates for the diary

You may want to know about these up-and-coming local fixtures - a busy end-of-the-month...

Saturday 20th July The SLH Elmore 7 - see this

Sunday 21st July Elmbridge 10K - *** Surrey Road League event so do this in preference *** see this

Sunday 21st July Caterham Rotary Half Marathon and 10K - see this

Sunday 21st July Surrey Slog @ Holmbury Hill - see this

Thursday 25th July SLH Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley - see this

Saturday 27th July Reigate Priory AC Park Run Tourism fixture 2 - Mole Valley Park Run @ Denbies. Further details to follow - see this and this

 

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

Summer Evening 10k - Thank You!

Summer Evening 10k - Thank You!

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The sun, a slight breeze and temperatures in the high teens were all delivered as planned for this year's Summer Evening 10k.  We were pleased to see plenty of happy faces around the finish funnel as athletes re-hydrated from their RPAC branded bamboo cups! 

This was only possible with the help of around 70 selfless RPAC members, friends and families donating their time to the club.  It's humbling to look at the sheer volume of names on the list of volunteers. 

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the event a success.

Chris Veale, Race Director

I would like to add my own thanks to everyone who helped on Wednesday, but in particular to Chris himself. I think everybody will agree that he has done an excellent job in his first year as Race Director, continuing the high standards set and maintained by all his predecessors, whilst putting his own unique stamp on our race. Thank you Chris!

Malcolm Woodman, Chair

Reigate Priory AC Club News 1st July 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 1st July 2019

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Club news for everyone

 

Summer Evening 10K Wednesday 3rd July

It is of course the week of our Summer 10K on this Wednesday 3rd July at 7:30PM. Hope to see you there!

 

Summer BBQ Tuesday 9th July @ Battlebridge Track

You should have been sent an email sent on 30th June inviting you to our Summer BBQ. Food will be ready by 7:00PM for juniors and 8:00PM for seniors. Really hope you can make it, and friends and family are all welcome.

 

Junior news

 

Third YDL UAG league match @  Erith Sunday 30th June

You can read a report here, but in summary Dan Statham improved on his high jump personal best with a leap of 1.78m. Under 17s Lily Cain-Jones and Drew Burridge both won their events in the Javelin and 400 metres respectively. Drew was well in the lead in the 200 metres when one of the laces failed on his running spikes as he was coming off the bend, forcing him to pull up.

Please could all parents of upper age-group junior athletes re-double their encouragement to get a better attendance for our next match at Mile End on Sunday, 28th July - email to follow later this month.

 

Third Lily B match @ Guildford Spectrum Sunday 7th July

This is an event for U11-U17 female athletes. You should have received an email sent on 27th June describing this event.  Please contact Mike Gent on  by Tuesday 2nd July to inform him of which events your daughter would like to compete in, and if you can, consider sparing a little time on the day to help out with the events.

 

Senior news

 

SLH Informal 10K @ Farthing Downs Thursday 27th June

Our results can be found here. Well done to our participants. I hope that it wasn't too hot!

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 2nd July 7:00PM

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

Short distance

Medium and long distance

45 mins session

45 mins session

400m wind-ups:

100m walk

100m at 50%

100m at 70%

50m  at 90% with last 50m at 100%

1 km at 10K pace, then 200m jog.

Then 800m at 80% pace, with 90 secs static recovery.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 3rd July 7:00PM CANCELLED

 This session is cancelled as it's the night of our Summer Evening 10K.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 4th July 6:00PM

 Meet at 6:00pm opposite the pavilion - session lead by Gavin Lawrence.

For the warm up, loop around lake and back along the treeline.

The main session starts at 6.15pm at the bottom of the gully by the beacon.

Kenyan Hills using the Gully. Hard on the uphill and along the outside path until it starts to descend then easy steady jog back to the bottom of the gully.

Either 4,5 or 6 loops for beginner/intermediate/fast.

 

Southern Vets T&F League Monday 8th July @ Croydon

It is the fourth and final fixture in this year's Veterans' Track and Field League on Monday 8th July. The venue is the Croydon Harriers track in Croydon. The field events start at 6.30 pm and the track events at 7 pm. You should have had an email describing the event sent on 28th June, and if you wish to compete, please email Malcolm or get your name on the team sheet on Tuesday 2nd July during the 7PM session at Battlebridge Track.

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

If you missed Kate's three marathons in April, she ran in Manchester 7:15:24, Brighton 7:10:23 and London 7:02:23. Notice the improvement through the month? 

This last weekend Kate was taking part in the Cotswold Way Challenge 100km, which she completed in a time of 31.55.24,  a new PB for this course by just under 6 hours. Fantastic Kate!

The Peak District Challenge 100km on 13th and 14th of July is approaching on Kate's schedule.

By the way, Kate is fund raising for the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust. You can see her fund raising page here.

 

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

YDL UAG, Erith - 30 June 2019

YDL UAG, Erith - 30 June 2019

Onwards and upwards for Dan!

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The Reigate Priory athletes who attended the third Youth Develoment League match at sunny Erith on Sunday enjoyed great success. Most notably, Dan Statham improved on his high jump personal best with a leap of 1.78m. He was second in his u17 age group, narrowly missing victory on countback.

failed puma evospeed discUnder 17s Lily Cain-Jones and Drew Burridge both won their events in the Javelin and 400 metres, respectively. Drew was well in the lead in the 200 metres when one of the "laces" failed on his running spikes as he was coming off the bend, forcing him to pull up. A cautionary tale for those athletes with, or considering purchasing, the Puma evoSpeed Disc spikes.

Due to the poor turnout of athletes, we finished 7th from the eight clubs in this match. We were also penalised for not providing sufficient helpers with Ashley Burridge, timekeeping, our only licensed official. Please could all parents of upper age-group junior athletes re-double their encouragement to get a better attendance for our next match at Mile End on Sunday, 28th June - email to follow later this month. The Youth Development League is just that, an opportunity to develop in a competitive environment, rather than Championship-only competition.

Qualifying as an athletics official is a pleasurable and relatively simple process. As a small club we have some very experienced officials across all the disciplines (track, field, timekeeping, photofinish and starting) but just not enough weight of numbers. If you would like to find out more, please visit the England Athletics website: https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/

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.

 Four RPAC parent volunteers help Long Jump Official Ivan (back turned):

Some more Pics from Battersea 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 24th June 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 24th June 2019

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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

 

Richmond 10K

Richmond 10K

Category: Seniors News

22 RPAC runners turned out for the Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10K on Sunday 16th June. This race is part of the Surrey Championships and the Surrey Road League as well as our own Club Championship.

The coursed is essentially flat and is mostly comprised of two laps along the towpath and through a housing estate. The finish is tough with about 400m on grass which was quite slippery on the day - I certainly felt like I was going backwards.

The RPAC men's champion was Fran Dunham who finished in 4th place overall in  33:36. The ladies' champion was Ginevra Stoneley who finished in 151st position, 17th lady overall and 7th in her age category in 40:28.

RPAC men came third in this leg of the Surrey Road League and RPAC ladies came 11th. The men's team is in first place in the league and the ladies team is in 12th place.

In the Surrey championships Fran Dunham was the first VM40 runner.

Results can be found here.

 

 

 

Parkrun tourism event 1 - Worthing Sat 22nd June

Parkrun tourism event 1 - Worthing Sat 22nd June

Category: Seniors News

The run-up to the big day was not without its issues. Worthing parkrun was cancelled, so all arrangements were made to divert to Uckfield parkrun. Subsequently Worthing parkrun was back on, so the Uckfield visit was cancelled and Worthing visit reinstated.

All 13 attendees arrived promptly by 7:15 AM at Reigate College, and within minutes we were off on our way to Worthing sea front.

We arrived in good time to have a walk down the promenade to visit the toilets, have a photo taken, and listen to the pre-parkrun mentions by the Race Director. We had a mention and a cheer for Reigate Priory AC.

The race started a little later than 9AM. There was a small tail wind on the way out, which meant that there was a nice cooling breeze on the return to the finish.

I think that everyone did so well. Results as below (PBs as noted from parkrun website for recent parkruns).

Position parkrunner Time Age grade Note
17 Paul Walters 19:42 78.00% Missed PB by 11 seconds (set at Worthing)
74 Peter Luxton 22:33 75.09% PB
81 Jack Finn 22:49 56.54% PB
160 Claire Humphrey 24:50 62.42% PB
219 Dave Williams 27:09 69.80% PB
258 Fran Afonso 28:23 59.78% Course PB, 2nd fastest recent parkrun
283 Stewart McIntyre 29:37 60.27%  
376 Sarah Walters 33:05 54.71% Missed course PB by 1 second
377 Sue Carnell 33:06 54.68%  
385 Usha Stevens 33:24 52.79%  
414 Michael Bashford 35:11 47.66% PB

Full results are here.

So about half of our runners returned with parkrun PBs, and I'm not going to single out any runners for their achievement because I know that there actually was so much personal achievement on the day within our party, I don't want to single out any individual for fear of not mentioning others.

What I would like to say is that it was a wonderful morning out, and I'm so glad that the people who attended this event supported the club in this venture, but more, I think that the club can be proud of the individual achievement at Worthing parkrun. A really big thank you to you all.

After the parkrun we climbed into the minibus to attend a breakfast laid on at the Burlington Hotel. As per last visit, the hotel really did us proud. We had our own room, with the table laid out in a large square arrangement, and a wonderful waitress service breakfast for a really reasonable rate. I'd recommend the Burlington for any such event, and I hope that we will be returning in the not so distant future.

We went onto Worthing beach for a photo call as below.

While the minibus was packing up for the return journey to Reigate, Usha, Paul and I were stopped by a 90 year old gentleman in a mobility buggy. He had noticed that we were from Reigate, and he had spent most of his years in Reigate. He was recalling his time from his earlier days, including a story featuring Donald Campbell. I wish we could have talked for longer. A really interesting chap.

During our return the results were published. Shock horror - they were all longer times than expected, but nil desperandum, they were all corrected during Saturday afternoon.

All in all a very successful time, and let's look forward to our next outing - Mole Valley parkrun on the 27th July 2019. See you there!

Freddie Finishes Third

Freddie Finishes Third

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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

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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!

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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

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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...

Update from the Chair, June 2019

Update from the Chair, June 2019

Category: All Club News

Now that Paul Walters is publishing a weekly news article / e-mail (thank you Paul!), I am going to largely restrict my monthly update to matters relating to the running of the club, rather than repeating information in the weekly news.

Committee 2019/2020

Subsequent to the AGM, parent Sam Burnett put her name forward to stand for the remaining vacant position on the committee. In the absence of any other nominations, Sam is duly elected to the Committee.

The full list of roles on the committee are:

Chair: Malcolm Woodman
Treasurer: Anthony Collins
Secretary: Ginevra Stoneley
Membership Secretary: Jas Dhanda
Communication: Paul Walters
Competition: Andrew Bamford
Development: Ellis Cain-Jones
Juniors: Mike Gent
Social / Volunteering: Sam Burnett / Usha Stevens

I will also be taking on the coach liaison role on the committee.

See the e-mail version of this update for e-mail addresses if you want to contact any of us direct.

Summer Evening 10k

It is our Summer Evening 10k on Wednesday 3rd July. Our new Race Director, Chris Veale, has been busy over the last few months putting everything in place, with an emphasis on making the race eco-friendly. With just over 3 weeks to go, we already have 270 entries, so we are well on the way towards our goal of 500 runners.

The first call for volunteers went out last week, and over 30 members, parents and friends have already responded. However, we need approximately 70 people in total to stage the race, so if you are able to help and have not yet replied, please do so as soon as possible. I am sure there will be further communications on this topic over the next few weeks!

EA 360 review

Subsequent to the AGM, we have formally agreed with England Athletics that they will perform a 360 Review for us, to help us identify our strengths & weaknesses and to support the development of the club going forward. This review will be lead by Natalie Kavanagh Clarke, our Club Support Manager at EA.

The plan is for Natalie to meet with as many people as possible who are involved in the club, whether that is as athlete, parent, coach or committee member. There will be a number of informal sessions organised where Natalie will be able to get feedback. The current plan is:

  • Wednesday 12th June: Committee
  • Tuesday 25th June: Parents and juniors (at K2 session)
  • Friday 5th July: Junior & senior coaches
  • Tuesday 16th July: Senior athletes (at Battlebridge)

We also need to arrange a session with the Wednesday evening group of senior athletes, but the date for that has not yet been finalised.

There will also be an online survey, which will be open to anyone connected to the club. Details of this are being finalised at the moment.

Further details of all these meetings and the survey will be sent out as required.

MABAC Holmwood Common

Having said I am going to restrict these updates to club matters, I do want to break my new rule immediately, to highlight that we had 21 seniors running in the MABAC league race at Holmwood Common this morning. This is comfortably a record turnout, and there were a large number of new faces amongst the 21. Well done to everyone who ran, it will be interesting to see if we finish further up in the team competition with that many runners! The photo below is not quite the complete team.

MABAC Holmwood Common 2019

 

Summary Minutes

Summary minutes for both the March and April 2019 committee meetings are now available.

Malcolm Woodman

Reigate Priory AC Club News 3rd June 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 3rd June 2019

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parkrun tourism first event 22nd June - for everyone

 

The Reigate Priory parkrun tourism activity is here! You can see the Reigate Priory AC news item advertising the schedule here.

Our parkrun visits are targeted at seniors, parents of juniors and accompanied juniors, but if we have the space even non-members may attend.

We will be visiting Worthing parkrun by minibus on 22nd June, and the deadline for inclusion is Thursday 13th June, so please read the article and get in touch!

 

Junior results

 

Youth Development League from Sunday 26th May

Our second Youth Development League, Upper Age Group match took place at Mile End in East London on Sunday, 26th May.

Three under 17's from Reigate Priory AC were the only athletes turning out for the u17/u20 Reigate/Holland Sports joint team.

Alex Collins took on the 100m producing a personal best time and also scored points in the Triple Jump and 200m. Lily Cain-Jones won the Javelin and Drew Burridge came within 1/10th of a second of his PB in the 400m.

Our next match is at Erith on Sunday, 30 June (details on the club's calendar).

As this is the first weekend after the exam season we hope to see more competitors there! More details to follow by email later this week.

 

Lily B League from Saturday 1st June

On Saturday 1st June RPAC took 28 junior athletes to the fantastic new track at Walton for the second round of this year’s Lily B competition.

There were a number of great performances, but highlights were Ewa Marsh’s big PB in the U15 1500m, Imogen Wheeler who registered best PBs  in both the 100 and 200m and Eve Goulding who was the fastest out of almost 50 U11 sprinters in the 75m.

You can read the full reports from the girls Lily B League match at Walton from Saturday here

 

Ebbisham Boys League from Sunday 2nd June

A small contingent of RPAC boys turned out for the Ebbisham Boys League match at Ewell on Sunday and produced some excellent results.

You can read the full reports from the Ebbisham Boys League match at Ewell from Sunday here.

 

Senior results

 

Club Championship Dorking 10 from Sunday 2nd June

Sunday 2nd June was the day for the hot and hilly Dorking 10 road race, our club championship.

Apart from the championship results (available on the link below), our men's team came a fantastic 2nd overall. Additionally three of our members participated in the 10Km race.

Full results from the Dorking 10s can be found here.

 

Surrey Masters @ Kingsmeadow Sunday 2nd June

Congratulations to Moray Laing who won a silver medal in the V55 javelin.

 

Other recent results

Southern Athletics League, Match 2 from 19th May

Southern Vets Athletics, Match 2 from 20th May

Adrian Bowden ran the Edinburgh Marathon on 26th May in a time of 4:29:57 - congratulations Adrian, and we'll get the result added to the website.

Dorking 10s from 2nd June

Surrey Masters Track and Field from 2nd June

 

Senior events on the calendar

 

MABAC League Sunday 9th June

The next MABAC fixture is on Sunday 9th June at Holmwood Common at 11am. There is some information about the course and parking here.

For further information an informative email was sent to seniors on last Thursday 30th May. If you fancy running let the RPAC MABAC team know - their email address is within the email sent on the 30th. If you don't have the email you can always email me.

 

Vets Track and Field @ Walton Monday 10th June

It is the third fixture in this year's Veterans' Track and Field League on Monday 10th June. The venue is the Waterside Athletics Arena, Walton. The field events start at 6.30 pm and the track events at 7 pm.

An email was sent out to seniors about this event on Sunday 2nd June with the itinerary. If you'd like to take part, please let Malcolm know. If you don't have the email you can always email me.

 

Club Championship Richmond 10K on Sunday 16th June

This is a reminder that this event will be on us before you know it, and the event fills up. You can still enter here.

 

Other news

 

Mick Heaver's challenge

Mick is currently undertaking a challenge of running a 5km every day, without a rest day, for 365 days straight. The challenge is called "5-4-365" and he is attempting to raise £5k for Centrepoint charity, who specialise in helping 18-25yr olds who are homeless. He has passed day 50!

If you want to follow his journey it is on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/_mII8UDs9h4 or on Instagram: mick_heaver

Should anyone be feeling generous, the link to his justgiving page is here

 

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. 

I have purposely made each item of this newsletter brief and to the point. If you have any comments regarding the format, do let me know.

If you wish to get in touch my email address is below...

Reigate Priory AC parkrun tourism 2019 / 2020

Reigate Priory AC parkrun tourism 2019 / 2020

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Reigate Priory AC parkrun tourism 2019 / 2020

 

Parkrun explained

For those who don't know (will there be anyone?) parkrun is a fantastic organisation, providing free 5km running events all over the UK and beyond, generally at 9AM on a Saturday morning. There are plenty of parkrun events within reach from Reigate for us to have a full schedule with a different parkrun each month for at least 2 years. You register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/ and once registered you can visit any parkrun with your printed bar code (provided on registration). Results are provided later in the day on the parkrun website.

 

Who can come with us?

We want to invite senior Reigate Priory AC members, parents of junior members and accompanied junior members along to the parkrun events, but as long as there is space non-members can tag along. Note that for club members, we want to encourage you to wear your Reigate Priory AC vest.

 

Our parkrun tourism schedule

We have planned some dates for parkrun tourism for this coming year.

Our provisional schedule (liable to change dates/venues) is as follows...

22nd June 2019 Worthing parkrun - with minibus travel
27th July 2019 Mole valley parkrun
24th August 2019 Tilgate parkrun
5th October 2019 Horsham parkrun
23rd November 2019 Hove parkrun - with minibus travel
28th December 2019 Reigate Priory parkrun
25th January 2020 Banstead Woods parkrun
29th February 2020 Nonsuch parkrun
28th March 2020 Tooting Common parkrun - with minibus travel

 

We wish to cover the majority of the park runs using car sharing, but for three of them we will take minibuses.

 

Our first visit - Worthing parkrun Saturday 22nd June 2019

 

Why Worthing parkrun? 

Worthing is a large and attractive seaside town in West Sussex at the foot of the South Downs with a pier and a long sea front.

But, and this is the main point, Worthing parkrun is a flat and fast out-and-back. It is PB material. Indeed, my two fastest parkrun times are set here. If you want to see what is possible here, see the Worthing results from 25th May 2019.

Afterwards, the visit to the hotel with a slap-up breakfast will cap off a wonderful visit to Worthing.

 

What is the itinerary?

The schedule will be...

7:15 Arrive at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance). We have use of the car park. 
7:20 (Latest) set off for Worthing.
8:30 Arrive at Worthing.
9:00 Worthing parkrun.
10:00 Breakfast in The Burlington hotel.
11:00 minibus departs Worthing.
12:30 Back in Reigate College car park.

 

You can see the article from our previous Worthing park run adventure here.

 

What does it cost?

The cost is £14.50, which includes a full breakfast from The Burlington hotel on Worthing seafront and a contribution towards the minibus. The cost for non-members is £17.50, which includes breakfast but reflects a full payment for the minibus hire, although non-members will need to wait until the 13th June for confirmation as seniors, parents and accompanied juniors have priority over the seats available.

You can see the provided breakfast here, and you will need to send us your main breakfast selection from this list, although they can do special requests and dietary requirements - just ask us.

 

How do I take part?

If you'd like to take part, please send me an email on the address below before Thursday 13th June, and include who would like to come with their breakfast selection from here...

... and I will reply back with confirmation and details of how to pay.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday June 22nd.

 

Ebbisham Boys League, Ewell 2nd June 2019

Ebbisham Boys League, Ewell 2nd June 2019

A small contingent of RPAC boys turned out for the Ebbisham Boys League match at Ewell on Sunday and produced some excellent results.

In the U15 800m Oscar Curry won the A string with another fast time to keep his good run of form going this season. Gusie Lewis, fresh from setting a new PB in the 800M at the Brighton Open Meeting last Wednesday, ran a second consecutive 800M PB finishing  2nd in the B string with a time of 2.26.6. Joe Walker completed a strong line up with a good run in the non scoring U15 800m.

Oscar doubled up in the hunt for points with a PB in his 2nd place finish in the 300m while Gusie Lewis also doubled up with a 300m and was rewarded with yet another PB! A good few days for Gusie!

Barton Carter won the A string U15 long jump with 5m.02 and Rudi Haylock had another good match winning the B string U15 long jump with a PB 4m.77. Rudi also equalled his PB finishing 2nd in the high jump with 1m.55 and ran a fast 13.3 in the 100m. Gusie Lewis was our third U15 long jumper also jumping well.

Noah Young ran well as a non scoring U17 in the 1500m posting 5.05.6.

In the U13's Justin Collins picked up another PB in winning the high jump with 1m.25. He also performed well in the long jump and in his first 200m.

There were excellent performances  from our U11'S  with the highlights Michael Macguire clearing 3m.96 in winning the long jump,  and a fast 600m by Aiden Kelley posting 2.04.4. Michael also ran a good 75m race while Aiden was one of the fastest in the 150m and jumped well too. George Turner had good results in both his events, the 600m and the long jump, and Etham Else ran well in his 150m and 600m races.

The next Ebbisham Boys League match is at Coulsdon on Sunday 14th July.

Lily B League, Walton 1st June 2019

Lily B League, Walton 1st June 2019

Summer was truly with us on Saturday for the Girls' Lily B League match at the sparkling new athletics stadium in Walton on Thames. There were plenty of performances by the RPAC  athletes in both track and field events to match the hot weather.

In the field, as ever our outstanding U17 Javelin girls, Katie Mackison and Lily Cain-Jones, took 1st place in both the A and B string with massive throws. They were well supported by Lucy Dénecé who was 3rd in the U15 Javelin and Alessia Turner 2nd in the U13'S with a new PB of 16.04m.

There were strong performances in the long jump too. With A and B representation in both the U15 and U13's all four of our athletes finished 3rd in their respective battles. These included a PB jump of 4m.23 by Eva Marsh in the U15's and both our U13's, Imogen Wheeler and Alessia Turner,  finishing with the same best jump on the day of 3m.70.

Completing our scoring in the field events, Francesca Manrow had a good throw of 16m.16 in the U15 discus.

In the track events there were several new PB's and a number of girls competing in an event for the first time. Amongst the new PB's from those who already  had a time, both Eva Peters and Imogen Wheeler doubled up with personal best times in both the 100 and 200m. Eva Marsh added to her Long Jump PB with a new best time in finishing 2nd in the U15 1500m. In the U15 800m Amelia South knocked 4 seconds off her previous best. Vicky Wilkes missed out on an U17 100m PB by just 1/10th of a second.

It was great to see Charlotte Pelekani and Phoebe Bakker running in the U13 75mH at the start of the meeting. For both girls it was their first 75m hurdles race.  Ella Scrase in the U13 800m ran well on her debut in the event. In the U15 's Iris McAuliffe in the 200m and Maddie Blakeley in the 300m and the long jump both performed well, also in their first attempts at the events. Shakila Keable ran hard to take 3rd place in her first U13 1500m race. 

A good contingent of U11's competed in the non scoring 75m, 600m and long jump. Eve Goulding was our quickest in the 75m where she equalled her PB with a speedy 11.4. Eve also equalled her PB in the long jump with 3m12 with Isla Kinniborough also clearing over 3m with a leap of 3m.02.  Emily Sheard was second quickest in the 75m with a time of 12.6. In the 600m our two fastest finishers were Isla Kinniborough (2.15.9) and Lily Tomkins with a time of 2.20.3.

Four of the U11's also stayed on to compete strongly in the 4 x100m relay. 

The next Lily B League match is in Guildford on Sunday 7th July.

Pics from Walton:

 

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Reigate Priory AC Club News May 31st 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News May 31st 2019

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Reigate Priory AC Club News May 31st 2019

 

Introduction

Hello. I'm Paul Walters.

 

Here I am at a recent 80's night. Yes, I am that old. For those who don't know me, I joined Reigate Priory AC in 1999, but after all of this time I've just joined the committee for the first time. I've taken on the communication and marketing role on the committee.

Going forward, I'm intending to publish a weekly newsletter on a Monday that will go to the club website, Facebook page, Facebook group, Twitter and email.

My intention is to publicise any event that is coming up in the next week and further horizon as well as to inform you of achievement within the club. I'm also intending to include brief details of any important e-mails that have gone out in the last week, in case they have been marked as spam.

This week may be a little short and sweet, but if you want to publicise achievement, whether it is yourself or 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...

Note that the target audience is for everyone. So whether you are a junior, parent, senior, official or whoever, you're welcome to get in touch. I'll no doubt be brushing up on the format of this communication as time goes on, so please bear with me.

So, to start as I mean to go on, here goes.

 

For all - park run tourism - coming soon

Put this date in your diary - Saturday 22nd June. We're planning a schedule of monthly park run tourism visits from Reigate Priory AC, and our first visit will be to Worthing park run.

See this for a previous visit to Worthing park run - a flat and fast out and back course along the sea front and fond memories.

These events are open to all - seniors, parents of juniors, and accompanied juniors. We will be travelling to Worthing in a minibus, and we are expecting the cost to be about £15 for this visit which will include breakfast in a hotel on Worthing sea front as well as a contribution to the minibus cost. It'd be great to get a good showing from the club.

I should be in a position to advertise this fully next week, so watch this space!

 

Junior news

There's the second Lily B league event at Walton this Saturday 1st June. Lily B is a girls only athletics league.

The next Ebbisham League match is this Sunday 2nd June at Epsom. The Ebbisham League is a boys-only event.

 

Senior news

Top news - it is our club championship the Dorking 10 this Sunday 2nd June at 9AM starting and finishing in Brockham village. This has been our 10 mile club championship for as far back as I can remember.

You should be able to enter on the day. Note that the club championship only extends to the 10 mile event, although there is also a 10Km race on the day if you don't fancy the 10. Also, club rules apply, so read this - make sure you wear your club vest! You can see the entrants here. 19 from RPAC so far apparently. We had 22 last year, so please let me encourage you to take part.

You might have noticed that there is now a less intensive session at Battlebridge track on Tuesday's at 7PM. There are often 3 activities to choose from, so let me encourage you to try a track session or two if you don't go down to the track on a Tuesday night already.

You might have seen in a recent email that the next MABAC league event is on Sunday 9th June (put the date in your diary), but the link to the event did not work. You can read about this event here.

 

For all - good luck this weekend

Good luck to all of you running this weekend. Hopefully we will have lots of achievements to mention next week!

 

Paul.

 

Southern & Vets Leagues, 19/20th May 2019

Southern & Vets Leagues, 19/20th May 2019

Category: Seniors News

Southern Athletics League Division 3SE - Sunday 19th May 2019

On a rather grey inclement day in Wimbledon Park, a small group of RPAC athletes joined Dorking & Mole Valley AC and Holland Sports to compete collectively in the Southern Athletics league (Div 3SE).

Dan Statham was first up making a giant leap of 1.63m in the men’s high jump. In a rather crowded ladies’ 800m field, Jo Davey delivered a decent run of 2 mins 23 seconds. Drew Burridge was in fine form as he confidently navigated the bends of the 400 metres against a very strong senior men’s field. Drew also ran a good 200m. Jo Davey was back again later on collecting a few points in the women’s 5000m against some some super speedy endurance specialists.

Last competitor of the day was a very dedicated Dave Rayner who stepped in at the last minute to run the men’s 3000 metres. Despite a tough field and rainy conditions, Dave still pulled out a very respectable 11 mins 18 seconds.

From the officials’ perspective, thanks also to Ashley Burridge for his excellent timekeeper skills on the track and Ivan Barrett for officiating in the field events.

No official results as yet, they will be published on the website when they are available.

Next meeting is in Lewes on Saturday 15th June.

Southern Veterans T&F League - Monday 20th May

On the following evening, it was the turn of the RPAC veterans, who met at the Epsom & Ewell track  for the 2nd fixture in the Vets T&F League.

On the track, both Annette Morris (W60) and Mike Pocock (M60) doubled up at 800m and 3000m, with only a very short recovery between them. Highlight of these races was Mike's excellent 1st place in the 800m in 2:37.7, both Annette and Mike scored a significant number of points for the team. Ginevra Stoneley had an easy win in the W35 3000m, whilst Frank O'Regan and Paul Walters finished well up in the M35 and M50 3000m respectively. The final 800m runner was Dave Rayner (M50), fresh from his run in the SAL the day before, who once again showed a fine turn of speed in the finishing straight, overtaking his rival from Dorking & Mole Valley!

In the sprints, Ginevra warmed up for her 3000m with a speedy 200m, whilst Malcolm Woodman brought up the rear of the field in the M50 200m. The final track event was the 4 x 400m, where Frank, Dave, Paul and Malcolm made up the team, Mike being let off having only just finished his 3000m! Frank led out the team in a very fast 65.0, the others all ran in the mid 70's.

In the field, Moray Laing finished 2nd in the M50 shot put, once again showing his all round excellence in the throws. Ginevra and Malcolm also competed in the W35 long jump and M50 triple jump, scoring valuable points for the team.

Provisional results have the ladies finishing 5th out of 8 teams, whilst the men were 7th. Full results will follow as soon as they are available.

Once again, a massive thank you to all our officials: Donna Barrington-Smith, Naomi Jones, Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch and Ivan Barrett.

Next fixture is Monday 10th June at Walton

Ladies' Day at MABAC Farnham Park

Ladies' Day at MABAC Farnham Park

Category: Seniors News

Sunday 19th May saw the latest MABAC fixture, hosted by Blackwater Valley Runners in Farnham Park. With a busy weekend of alternative races, we expected the turnout from RPAC to be small and we weren't disappointed!

After a few tense moments about transport arrangements a team of six set off from Bell Street Car Park, to be joined in Farnham by Nat who had made her own way there. For once we weren't the only team with a small turnout as numbers were down across all teams. There were only 105 runners compared with more than 300 at the event held in Windsor Great Park in January.

Farnham Park is beautiful, with views across to the Hog's Back, and well worth a visit. The course is all run on grass and is best described as "undulating". It's a two lap course of a little under 5 miles. There are a couple of short, sharp hills thrown in just to test one's resolve and stamina. 

The ladies won the day for RPAC with Nat and Jamilla, making her first MABAC appearance, finishing ahead of the RPAC men. Jamilla managed to hold off a challenge from Paddy ("I'm nursing a hangover") Patrick. Andrew ("maybe my legs haven't recovered from the marathon") Bamford, Ian Edmonds, Gillian O'Regan and Moray Carey  completed the RPAC lineup.

The next MABAC fixture is on Holmwood Common on 9th June.

MABAC Farnham Park 2019

National Youth Development League, Ware, 18th May 2019

National Youth Development League, Ware, 18th May 2019

A long trip to Ware in Hertfordshire didn't put off a good contingent of athletes from RPAC for the 2nd match in this season's YDL.

There were plenty of PB's, several 1st place finishes and a couple of athletes competing for the first time. 

Barton Carter had another good day to follow up after his medal success at the recent Surrey Championships.  He came 1st in the U15B'S long jump and scored heavily for the team by adding 3rd place finishes in both the 100 and 200m races, achieving PB's in each! Rudi Haylock was in good form too, equalling his PB in winning the high jump with 1m55 and then coming 1st in both the B string long jump and 200m. Rudi's long jump was a new PB. Also in the U15B'S,  Oscar Curry had 2nd place finishes in the 300 and the 800m races posting fast times in each.

Our U15G'S both scored well by competing in three events each. Francesca Manrow won the discus, came 2nd in the 300m with a PB and was 4th in the 200m. Caitlin Holloway  had a PB in finishing 2nd in her 300m race and threw well in both the discus and the shot.

Imogen Wheeler had a great day! Three events and three PB's! Imogen came 2nd in the U13G'S long jump with 3m 73 and was speedy in both the 75 and the 150m races. Charlotte Pelekani scored heavily for the team in her first appearance taking 2nd place in her long jump competition and having 3rd place finishes in both her 75 and 150m races. Tiggy Boyce also in her first appearance ran a great 800m to finish in 2nd place by a fraction of a second, but in doing so took maximim points as the winner of the B string. (A and B runners competed in the same race). Pollyanne Stott finished the race in 1st place to also pick up maximum points. Both girls then ran well in the 75m sprint. Completing our contingent of U13G'S,  late in the afternoon it was Shakila Keable's turn in the 1200m where,  despite having to run on her own at the front throughout, Shakila won in a time of 4.01.9. This time is in the top 25 in the UK currently and ranks her 3rd in the club records for U13G'S 1200m.

Justin Collins as ever turned out in three events and was rewarded with a PB in his U13B'S 75mH race. Justin also competed well in the 100m and in the high jump. A first outing for Sunny Boyce saw him also competing well in the 100m and Javelin. 

Thanks go to Ivan Barratt and Ashley Burridge for officiating all day and to David Manrow for managing the team. 

The next YDL match for U13,  U15 boys and girls is on Saturday 22nd June in Battersea. 

Surrey Track & Field Championships, Kingston, 11th 12th May 2019

Surrey Track & Field Championships, Kingston, 11th 12th May 2019

Two days of quality athletics at the Surrey County Track and Field Championships in Kingston saw 18 RPAC Juniors compete against the best in Surrey.

There were a host of PB's, some in both (!) heat and final,  a clutch of medals, and for everyone who competed, a great experience and the satisfaction of having been there and come through the test. Three even doubled up with a track and a field event; Eva Marsh,  Lucy Dénecé and Alessia Turner.

In the U17 Javelin it was Gold and Silver for RPAC with Katie Mac adding to her personal hoard of Gold clearing 40m and Lily Cain-Jones taking the Silver with a new PB 36.55. Both girls are in the top 20 in the UKA rankings! Pretty Awesome!  Alessia Turner threw a PB too to come away with Bronze in the U13G'S Javelin. 

After an injury hit season last year, Barton Carter announced his return with a huge leap in the U15B'S Long Jump! Barton jumped 5m.26, a massive PB and good enough for the Silver Medal.

In the U17B's high jump, Dan Statham equalled his PB with 1.65m and finished 5th.

Completing our list of Field event competitors, Lily Woodhams jumped with great panache to equal her PB of 3m99 in the U13G'S Long Jump Final and finish 7th. Eva Marsh was 9th in the U15G'S Long Jump Final and Lucy Dénecé  came 7th in the Final of the U15G'S Javelin.

On the track Vicky Wilkes came through her heat to finish 5th in the U17W'S 200m Final.

Drew Burridge also won through to his final in the U17B'S 400m, also taking 5th place.

Eva Peters missed her events on Saturday through illness but ran well on Sunday in the U15G'S 100m.

Oscar Curry, Samuel Stapley and Shakila Keable all came through their heats of the 800m's with new PB's. For Samuel there was an even bigger PB (6 seconds) in the final of the U13B's 800m where his time of 2.20.53 saw him finish 4th. At the time of writing, 18th fastest in the UK this year! It also places Samuel 2nd in the club records beating all his predecessors back to Tom Drew in 1991! Another 1/2 a second Samuel...

Shakila also had her biggest PB in the final going under the 2m.30 mark with 2.28.36 in taking 5th place in the U13G'S.  A top 25 time in the UK for Shakila! Oscar has been having a great season and after a big PB in his heat ran almost the same time finishing 6th in the U15B'S  800m final.

There were PB's in the heats for Lilah Unwin and Pollyanne Stott in the U13 800's, and Genevieve Alcock in the U15 1500m.

Gusie Lewis and Eva Marsh U15 800m's,  Lucy Dénecé U15 1500m, and Sam Rolaston U13 1500m and Alessia Turner U13 800m were all close to their best times in their heats.

Once again, several of the UKA Officials present over the two days were from RPAC and the competitors greatly appreciate the time and effort they put in to make the event happen.

Four 1st Places for RPAC Juniors at YMCA Fun Run, Reigate 5th May 2019

Four 1st Places for RPAC Juniors at YMCA Fun Run, Reigate 5th May 2019

Some outstanding racing by young RPAC Juniors saw four first place finishes in the Junior races at the annual YMCA Fun Run event held in Priory Park.

With trophies and money for the winners the races were all highly competitive. No more so than in the U16's where two runners broke away from the pack to battle hard in a sprint finish which saw Oscar Curry take 1st place. Gusie Lewis ran a good race too to come home 3rd.

In the U12 race Ollie Burnett was strong to be 1st boy home with Harry Peters 3rd boy.  Ollie and Harry pictured after the awards ceremony. 

It was a RPAC double in the U10's with Alastair Fordyce 1st boy and Jessica Randall 1st girl. A great run by Eve Goulding took 3rd place in the girls'.

YDL UAG, Medway - 5 May 2019

YDL UAG, Medway - 5 May 2019

A small but perfectly formed quartet of RPAC under 17s were the sole repesentatives of the composite Holland Sports/Reigate Priory team at the first Youth Development League - Upper Age Group fixture of the season.

The Medway Athletics Track in Gillingham clearly suited the foursome, as all produced personal bests. Most notably, Katie Mackison set a new club record in the Javelin at 44.89m, elevating herself to third place in the 2019 UK rankings and a spot in the UK 10 Target!

Drew Burridge set a new club record in the 400m with a dominant run of 53.17s, his third PB at this distance in the last three weeks. With everyone in attendance competing, warming up or officiating, we had to borrow the Photo Finish judge's image to illustrate his win!

medway photofinish u17 400m 5 5 2019

Katie and Drew were ably supported by first-year u17s Jake Chandler and Alex Collins. Jake produced double PBs with 13.12s in the 100m & 26.24s in the 200m. Alex stepped up to earn us some valuable points in the Triple Jump with 9.35m and equalled his PB with13.92s in a non-scoring 100m run.

A big thanks to Ian Crouch for spending the day judging field events and Ashley Burridge for manning the timekeepers' steps.

The next YDL-UAG fixture is at Mile End on Sunday, 26th May. Mile End's track was refurbished ahead of the 2012 Olympics to provide additional training facilities for visiting athletes.

Vets Track & Field League, Monday 29th April

Vets Track & Field League, Monday 29th April

Category: Seniors News

What a way to start the week!  Monday 29th April saw RPAC making an appearance at the first Vets (male and female) Track and Field event of the season.  The weather was good to us, which helped us on to the way to some nicely earned points for the league.

We had a strong and proud RPAC representation with a team of 10 athletes showing us how it is done, with some fantastic stand out performances on the night, both on the track and in the field events with Moray Laing taking on the discus, setting 2 new PBs on the way and scoring 5 points, and Gavin Lawrence in the high jump.

On the track, the men were up first for the evening to start the 100m event.  We had 3 entrants for this event and we had high hopes.  Unfortunately no winners in this category but they faced tough competition and put in their best efforts.  Thanks to Stephen Smith, Frank O’Regan and Malcolm Woodman for all taking part.  Dave Rayner took off shortly after in the 1500m race.  Dave put in a solid performance and was continually making ground on the leaders and keeping great pace to finish in exceptional strong form.

Malcolm Woodman Vets League April 2019

A special mention has to go to Gavin who racked up 20 points for the club after entering four stellar events and quickly recovering and darting between each one to make all events possible.   He managed a 1500m, 400m, high jump and 5000m which is truly remarkable.  And he still made it for Tuesday track training the following evening! Hats off to you Gavin.

Gavin Lawrence Vets League April 2019

The ladies athlete team was made up of Jo Davey and Annette Morris (Nat Wilson unfortunately couldn’t attend at late notice, but will back for the next round). Both Jo and Annette ran very well on the evening.  Jo set the standard for the Ladies and the crowd saw her set off to a remarkable start setting a pace that no one could come close to contend with.  Her focus and determination saw her lap the majority of the field finishing with a clear 200m lead from the rest of the pack. A true stand out performance of the night.  Annette put in 2 great runs for both the 400m and the 1500m, which saw her compete with ladies from all age categories making her competition tough, however she stuck with the whole way and I’m sure her finish times will be an outstanding age grade as always.

Jo Davey Vets League April 2019

Congratulations to Frank O’Regan for making his debut for the club.  The high light for him was coming 2nd in his heat of the 400m, despite his legs nearly collapsing from underneath him just before the finish line! A great contribution of 9 points overall. 

The night finished on a high with a great turnout for the 5000m race seeing Matt Aylott, Gavin and Paul Walters all putting in very strong performances for the club.  The pace was set fast from the offset and Matt stuck with the leading pack nearly all the way, which saw him sprint to the finish knocking another 2 seconds off his PB and securing a nicely earned 4 points.  Well done Matt superb work!

Full results points and league table to follow, apologies they are not all available at this time.

Thank you to everyone who came along to take part and support.

Annette Morris, Dave Rayner, Frank O’Regan, Gavin Lawrence, Jo Davey, Malcolm Woodman, Matt Aylott, Moray Laing, Paul Walters, Stephen Smith, with Gillian O’Regan sorting out the numbers and yelling at all the RPAC athletes.

More of the same to come in May (Monday 20th) – we look forward to seeing you there. It really is a great team evening out.

April Marathons 2019

April Marathons 2019

Category: Seniors News

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

YDL, Carshalton 27th April 2019

YDL, Carshalton 27th April 2019

This season's first Lower Age Group National YDL match took place on Saturday at The David Weir Leisure Centre in Carshalton.  With teams made up of U13 and U15 boys and girls there was a good turnout from RPAC leading to 3rd place in the six club match. Strong winds throughout affected all the events.

The leading performances on the day came from Francesca Manrow in the U15G'S and Alessia Turner in the U13G 's. Francesca came 1st in the discus with a PB and new club record throw of 20.07m! A big throw! She followed this up with PB's in the 300m (1st place A string) and in the 200m with a 3rd place (B string). To add to her points contribution to the team Francesca was part of the RPAC U15G'S 4 x 100m relay team that came home in 4th place in a time of 60.01.

Alessia also had PB's in each of her three events, these being in the 150m, the 1200m and the long jump and with two 2nds and a third place scored heavily for the team.

Eva Peters had a good PB in the U15 200m while Eva Marsh battled hard in the strong wind to lead all the way to win the 800m A race.  Isla Smith in her first appearance for the club, ran well to take 2nd place in the B string 800m race. Imogen Gregory also ran well in the 800. There were wins in the U15 Javelin A and B for Lucy Dénecé and Zara Watkinson who each picked up good points in their 1500m races too. Caitlin Holloway won the B string 300m in a quick time and had a PB in the Shot.

In the U15B's there were good points scored in the 800m with Oscar Curry winning the A string and Gusie Lewis the B. Gus also ran a quick 300m race. Joe Walker backed them up, running in the n/s 800.

A number of first timers in the YDL were amongst our U13 girls with Phoebe Bakker (70mH, 75m and Shot) and Imogen Wheeler (75m and 150m) performing well. For Lily Woodhams there was a PB in the 800m where she finished 2nd in the A string. Lily also picked up good points in the long jump and the 75m where she ran another PB. Pollyanne Stott was another first timer and ran a great 800m to finish 2nd in the B string.

There was excellent point scoring from our contingent of U13 boysl  Joel Lawrence won the high jump A string and was 3rd in the 1500m. Justin Collins won the B string high jump and came 3rd in both the 75mH and the long jump where he PB'd.  There were strong performances too from Harry Parsonage and Travis Bateman who scored good points. In the U13B 800m Samuel Stapley and Sam Rolaston took 1st place respectively in the A and B races with a PB for Samuel. 

Many thanks to David Manrow for managing the team and especially to Mike and Fiona Gent who spent the whole day compiling the results. As always we are also indebted to our contingent of highly experienced UKA officials who were also on duty all day.

Plenty more League action ahead over the summer.

 

Pics from the YDL:

May time trial

May time trial

Category: Seniors News

This Thursday (2nd May) is the second running of the monthly time trial in Priory Park taking in 2 short, 2 long, 1 short laps of the park (~4.5 miles)

Run this challenge every month and the most improved time wins a prize

This is suitable for all abilities including Tuesday track masters and Wednesday recovery/social runners. 

Update from the Chair, April 2019

Update from the Chair, April 2019

Category: All Club News

Well, having thought I would be able to stand down as Chair, it appears that I have managed to get myself signed up for another 2 years!

malcolmwoodman12There were no candidates for the role at the AGM on Wednesday evening, so I have agreed to stay on (invoking the special clause in the constitution) for another term, but only on the basis that I will offload some of the activities I currently do onto others and there is a potential succession plan for 2 years time. 

In case there's anyone who doesn't know me, I've included my photo.

 


The full new committee for 2019/20 is:

  • Chair: Malcolm Woodman
  • Treasurer: Anthony Collins
  • Secretary: Ginevra Stoneley
  • Membership Secretary: Jas Dhanda
  • Committee members
    • Andrew Bamford
    • Ellis Cain-Jones
    • Mike Gent
    • Usha Stevens
    • Paul Walters

There is still one place vacant, as there were insufficient candidates for the 6 "ordinary" members of the committee. If there is a willing volunteer out there, please contact me as soon as possible, as we will be able to co-opt you onto the committee.

The changes to constitution were also agreed at the AGM, so a "Nominated Representative" of all junior members is now permitted to vote at future AGMs, and to stand for positions on the committee (with immediate effect). It would therefore be perfect if a parent or guardian of a current junior member is willing to stand for the vacant committee position!

Other decisions of note at the AGM:

  • To recognise those that have volunteered over the last year, a draw was made. The recipients of £25 vouchers were:
    • Claire Humphrey
    • Rob Morgan
    • Caroline Broderick
    • Rick Coles
  • Membership fees will remain unchanged for 2019/20
  • There was a lively discussion about the club awards, with a number of very interesting suggestions made about how to recognise participation and improvement as well as outstanding performances
  • For the seniors
    • A small group has been formed to investigate ways of re-invigorating the Grand Prix and Jimmy James
    • The Club Half Marathon Championship for 2019 will be run over 2 races in 2019 (Barns Green and Reigate), with the times merged from the two races

Finally Ian Martin talked through the achievements and outstanding actions under the 2014-19 Development Plan, which has now ended. The full document with comments is available on the website (login required). Going forward we are working with England Athletics to undertake an EA 360 Review of the club, Everyone will be involved in this review, either via a survey or more direct face-to-face conversations.

Finally, good luck to all our athletes running in London tomorrow, I hope the wind continues to drop and the rain stays away!

Malcolm Woodman

Lily B League, Epsom 22 April 2019

Lily B League, Epsom 22 April 2019

RPAC U11   4 x 100m relay team. Winners at Epsom!

Easter Monday saw the first Lily B League match of the summer and there were plenty of good performances from the  RPAC girls in the hot and sunny conditions. 

There were strong results amongst the U11's with most taking on two or three events. Leading the way in the 75m sprint was Eve Goulding with a speedy 11.4 seconds. A big PB for Eve! This was the second quickest time of the day. Kaia Hessey was not far behind finishing in 11.9. In the 600m Jessica Randall posted a quick time of 2.07.9 with Kaia again the second fastest from RPAC with 2.10.9. Emily Sheard in the long jump recorded an excellent 3.28 metres. Eve Goulding  had the next best jump from the RPAC contingent with 3.12 metres. Sophia Potter had a good afternoon competing well in all three events, 75 and 600m and long jump.

The day finished on a high with a scintillating win in the U11 4x100 relay!

In the U13's there were two PB's for Lily Woodhams coming in the 200m and the long jump where she was so close to 4 metres jumping 3.99! As ever, Lily picked up good points for the team running in the 800m as well to complete the maximum allowed, three events. Imogen Wheeler had a successful afternoon too with great performances in the 100 (14.3!) and 200m races and the long jump. Lilah Unwin and Florence Carter ran well in the 800m with Florence also doing well in the 200m. Both Izzie Young and Hattie Thynne performed well in the 100m and the long jump.

Eva Peters picked up a big PB in the U15 100m clocking 14.0 and there was a PB in the U17 Javelin for Lily Cain-Jones who threw a massive 34.67 metres. With Katie Mackison throwing 39.53 the girls took 1st place in both the A and the B string Javelin. 

Francesca Manrow ran a fast 47.5 seconds U15 300m and was strong in the discus. Amelia South was thrown into her first competitive 800m in the U15 A race and was undaunted as ever.

Some pics from Epsom:

Dan Equals U17B's High Jump Club Record - Crawley Open 20 April 2019

Dan Equals U17B's High Jump Club Record - Crawley Open 20 April 2019

In perfect athletics weather at the latest Crawley Open Meeting, Dan Statham  cleared 1m 65 in the High Jump to equal the U17 boys club record! Needless to say, a new PB for Dan. There was another good jump, in the U15 boys, by Rudi Haylock who cleared 1m 55. Both boys also produced good long jumps and Rudi, competing in his first meeting for RPAC, also ran in the 100m clocking 13.29.

Lily Grant was in good form competing in her first track event of the season coming home in a speedy 48.39 in the U17W's hurdles. 

Oscar Curry,  in his first U15B 800m of the season, came home in 1st place and secured a massive PB in the process with a time of 2.16.66. Amelia South was another athlete at her first meeting and ran well in the U15G'S 800m.

Three U13 boys had their first taste of the 1500m and all performed well. Outstanding was Samuel Stapley who came in 1st in a quick time of 5.01.54! With 14 in the race Sam Rolaston finished a very creditable 4th also with a quick time and Will John-Cox ran a consistent race finishing strongly. 

Max Orchard had his first track outing of the season winning the U11 600m comfortably in 1.57.28 just outside his PB.

 

Max and Oscar on their way to 1st place finishes. Sam, Samuel and Will after their first 1500's:

Three Senior Club Championships on the Horizon

Three Senior Club Championships on the Horizon

Category: Seniors News

There are three Reigate Priory AC club championships on the horizon...

Date Championship Location
Tuesday 14th May 1 Mile (if ratified at the AGM) Battlebridge Track
Sunday 2nd June 10 Miles Dorking 10
Sunday 16th June 10K Richmond 10K

I'd note these in your diaries and book your entries now for Dorking and Richmond. Participation in the club championships was down last year, so let's all make an effort to be in attendance.

To book your entry to the Dorking 10 (Not the 10K unless you do not want to take part in the club championship) click here.

To book your entry to the Richmond 10K click here.

I've looked and Richmond 10K is 8 weeks away and there appears to be quite a few 8 week 10K training schedules available on the internet. You could try considering following a suitable schedule. Note that the 10K is a fast course and it gets filled quickly, but it appears from the website that entry is still open okay.

Paul Walters.

Southern Athletics League, 13 April 2019

Southern Athletics League, 13 April 2019

Category: All Club News

As part of the joint team with Holland Sports and DMVAC, 5 RPAC athletes (juniors & seniors) competed in the SAL match at the Bromley track on Saturday. Each team fields 2 athletes in each event, competing in either the A or B race. Each team can also field extra competitors as non scorers in any event.

Running in his first ever competitive 100m, Jake Chandler came 4th in the B race with a time of 13.25 seconds; an excellent debut.

Drew Burridge set another 2 PBs; finishing 2nd in the A race 400m in 53.86 seconds and winning the B race 200m in 23.91 seconds; an improvement of 0.38 seconds. 

Abbie Horsfall, running in her first competition since 2017 finished 3rd in the A race 200m, improving her PB by 0.23 seconds to 27.95 seconds.

Noah Young, still only 14 years old, finished a very creditable 3rd in the B race 1500m, breaking 5 minutes for the first time to achieve a PB of 4 mins 55.4 secs.

Not to be outdone, Senior team captain Tom Almond knocked 29 seconds of his 5000m PB in breaking 17 minutes for the first time.  Tom finished 2nd in the A race in 16 minutes 33.8 seconds. 

The next SAL meeting is on Sunday 19 May at the Hercules Wimbledon track. Contact Jo Davey or Ginevra Stoneley if you wish to compete

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8 go down (up) to MABAC Winterfold Forest

8 go down (up) to MABAC Winterfold Forest

Category: Seniors News

A band of 6 plucky RPAC runners set out from Bell Street Car Park on a chilly Sunday morning into the wilds of Surrey to take part in the Winterfold Forest MABAC event. When I say the wilds of Surrey, it really is wild; Winterfold Forest is in the middle of nowhere! We drove out through Shere and kept going - for miles. The road climbed steadily (I am reliably informed by some cycling friends that this is the longest climb in Surrey) and became increasingly narrow.

At last we spotted a sign that said "MABAC" and then began the hunt for somewhere to park. Half a mile up the road Malcolm spotted a pull-in and we managed to squeeze two cars into it before joining the throng of other runners walking back towards the start.

Ian Edmonds raised the excitement level by spotting a creature that couldn't be identified - was it a red squirrel or a stoat, or possibly even a polecat? Who knows? We were joined at the start by Mike Scott and Sonia Galloway who had come direct to the forest, bringing our intrepid band up to 8.

The race is a challenging (i.e. hilly) two lap course through the forest and comprises just over 5 miles. It started with a downhill that was over too quickly, followed by a short undulating section and a very long downhill mostly on tarmac. This afforded us a great opportunity to get our breathing back under control before starting the long uphill slog - and it really is long! Most of it is pretty gradual and on trails, but there is a short section of perhaps 50m that reduces most people to a walk. The first lap finishes with a bit more undulation and the second lap finishes by going back up the start slope.

First home for the RPAC men was Mike fresh from a trail marathon in Dorset, followed by Andrew "Paddy" Patrick, Michael Stanley, Andrew Bamford, Malcolm and Ian. The ladies team was smaller and comprised of just Sonia and Gillian O'Regan on her first outing in the MABAC League.

Despite the small turnout (we were the smallest club by some distance, DMVAC had 72 runners out) we weren't last and finished in a creditable 7th place.

The next MABAC fixture is at Farnham Park on 19th May. It would be really good if we could field a bigger team at that event.

PB's and Club Records at Early Season Opens. Crawley 7 April and Woodford Green 30 March 2019

PB's and Club Records at Early Season Opens. Crawley 7 April and Woodford Green 30 March 2019

 

One of the most successful aspects of RPAC is our strong core of UK Athletics Officials who can be seen at so many of the events the club compete at. Today at the Crawley Early Season Track and Field Open Meeting was no exception. Amongst those on duty was Naomi Jones. Naomi is already a track judge and today was her first event as a Starter. She performed her role without a hitch (but as she was packing a couple of pistols I was never going to say different)!

Naomi at K2 

It was a great day for all the RPAC juniors who took this early opportunity for a track race. 

In the U17 Boys sprints, Drew Burridge won both the 300m and 150m with PB's in each and set new U17B's club records at each distance! Drew carrying on where he left off last year!

Drew winning at K2:

Another club record came in the U13 Girls 600m. Lilah Unwin ran a fantastic race to take a full 5 seconds off the existing club record and her time of 1.52.80 bodes well for her prospects at 800m later in the season.  Also shining in the 600m was U15B Oscar Curry who won against a strong line up in a PB time of 1.39.10 which places him 2nd in the club records for the U15B 600m.  Joe Walker ran well too to clock well under the 2min mark.

In the U15 Girls 600m both Lottie Burnett and Imogen Gregory had strong runs and quick times. 

Lilah lines up at the start of her 600m:

Oscar and Joe waiting for their race:

 

Lottie and Imogen at K2 in the U15G's 600m:

 

Running last weekend at the Woodford Green Open Meeting U13 Alessia Turner took an amazing 13 seconds off her 800m PB. Her time of 2.35.73, particularly when running at the end of March, so early in the track season, gives every reason for Alessia to be optimistic about the season ahead. 2.35 is fast at U13!

There are two league meetings ahead this month for the Juniors. The first of this seasons Lily B League matches for girls is on Easter Monday at Epsom. Then on Saturday 27th April the first Lower Age Group Youth Development League match (boys and girls, U15 and U13) takes place in Sutton.

 

 

Celebrating Half Marathon Successes

Celebrating Half Marathon Successes

Category: Seniors News

With the spring half marathon season coming to an end, it is time to celebrate everyone’s successes so far this year.

20 senior members of the club have run at least one half marathon this year already. 10 members have achieved a pb, plus there have been a number of near misses. Congratulations to everyone who has competed, and apologies if we’ve missed anyone (blame Power of 10 for that!).

The results include 4 senior men in under 80 minutes, led by Matt Ryde’s 73:18 at Greenwich, which places him (at time of writing) at 41st on the UK V40 list for 2019. The ladies results are led by Ginevra Stoneley’s 86:03 at Fleet (a 3 minute PB), which puts her at 35th in the women’s UK V40 list. Another high UK ranking is Mike Pocock, who is 48th on the V60 list. The full list of runners and times is below.

The award for the furthest travel goes to the group who competed in the Barcelona Half Marathon back in February. They all did good times and apparently had a very enjoyable time!

Half mararthon composite photo

Matt Ryde in London, and the team in Barcelona

The successes may not end here though, as at least 2 members are running at Paddock Wood on 7th April, in their last big effort prior to the London Marathon. Good luck to them and anyone else racing in the near future.

Tom & Malcolm

 

Chip

Category

PB

 

Where

Date

Matt Ryde

1:13:18

V40

1:13:06

 

Greenwich

10-Mar-19

Thomas Almond

1:17:20

Senior

1:17:20

PB

Greenwich

10-Mar-19

Lee Savage

1:18:52

V35

1:18:52

PB

Worthing

10-Feb-19

Matthew Aylott

1:19:26

V40

1:19:26

PB

Bath

17-Mar-19

Ginevra Stoneley

1:26:03

V40

1:26:03

PB

Fleet

17-Mar-19

Nicholas Wade

1:31:38

V45

1:31:38

PB

Wokingham

24-Feb-19

Mike Pocock

1:32:35

V60

1:29:06

 

Bath

17-Mar-19

Alice R Smith

1:33:02

V50

1:33:02

PB

Wokingham

24-Feb-19

Ruth Willis

1:38:15

V45

1:38:15

PB

Woking

10-Mar-19

Steve Watkins

1:41:50

V40

1:41:50

PB

Thames Ditton

17-Feb-19

Mike Scott

1:42:27

V55

1:33:42

 

Greenwich

10-Mar-19

Leanne Sandifer

1:47:58

Senior

1:47:58

PB

Tunbridge Wells

17-Feb-19

CLAIRE HUMPHREY

2:07:02

V40

1:58:23

 

Barcelona

10-Feb-19

Melanie Fulton-Bell

2:07:32

V40

1:54:40

 

Reading

17-Mar-19

BETHANY HIGGINS

2:08:38

U23

1:59:23

 

Barcelona

10-Feb-19

Ian Edmonds

2:16:17

V65

1:58:24

 

Worthing

10-Feb-19

Andrew Pringle

2:16:48

V55

1:43:55

 

Tunbridge Wells

17-Feb-19

LIZ CLARK

2:28:17

V40

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