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Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers @ Surrey League XC, 12th October 2019

Volunteers @ Surrey League XC, 12th October 2019

Adrian Grant, Ali Rustige, Andy Patrick, Andy Walker, Anna Randall, Annette Morris, Ashley Burridge, Caroline Broderick, Carolyn Patrick, Christian Froggatt, Clare Pryor, Colin Kloes, Dan Emson-Jukes, David Clarke, David Neumann, Ellis Cain-Jones, Evelyn Salisbury, Ewan Mackay, Fiona Gent, Fran Afonso, Frank O'Regan, Gavin Lawrence, Gerry Babbidge, Gillian O'Regan, Ginevra Stoneley, Graham Bull, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Iris McAuliffe, Jas Dhanda, Jenny Carus, Jes Randall, Kate Knight, Malcolm Woodman, Marc Graham, Mike Gent, Mike Pocock, Moray Carey, Nat Wilson, Paul Chandler, Paul Walters, Rick Coles, Rob Wigley, Ruth Willis, Sarah Badawi, Sarah Walters, Sharon Miller, Stewart McIntyre, Sue Carnell, Tom Almond, Usha Stevens

Volunteers @ Surrey County Combined Events Championships, 7-8 September 2019

Volunteers @ Surrey County Combined Events Championships, 7-8 September 2019

Ivan Barrett, Ashley Burridge, Naomi Jones

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 20th July 2019

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 20th July 2019

Antony Collins, Dave Mills, David Manrow, Joanne Antoniou, Mark Peters

Volunteers @ SAL, 13th July 2019

Volunteers @ SAL, 13th July 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett, Jo Davey

Volunteers @ Vets T&F, 8th July 2019

Volunteers @ Vets T&F, 8th July 2019

Annette Morris, Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett

Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10k, 3rd July 2019

Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10k, 3rd July 2019

Apologies if we've missed anyone: Adam Lloyd, Adrian Grant, Ailsa Nurse, Alastair Watkinson (+  daughters), Alex South, Alex South's Daughter, Andrew Bamford, Andrew Patrick, Anna Baer, Annette Morris, Antony Read, Aoife Kehoe, Ashley Burridge, Ayden Higgins, Bethany Higgins, Carolyn Patrick, Chris Veale, Claire Humphrey, Craig Parke, Daniel Emson, Dave Williams, David Nurse, Doug Kington, Duncan Mallison, Ewan McKay, Fran Dunham, Freddie Roux, Ginevra Stoneley, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Irene and Keith Leitner, Jamilla Ncayiyana, Jas Dhanda, Jenny Carus, Jo Davey, Kate Knight, Lee Savage, Malcolm Woodman, Max Wilson, Melanie Fulton-Bell , Michael Stanley, Moray Carey, Moray Laing, Nat Wilson, Natalie Laing, Nicholas Wade , Nicky Hodgetts, Paul Byrne, Paul Chandler, Ralph Tuckwell, Renwick Horsfall, Richard Scrase, Rick Coles, Ruth Willis, Ryan English, Sarah Finch, Stephen Smith, Steve Smith, Steve Watkins, Steve Watkins' daughter, Stewart Mcintyre, Sue Carnell, Tom Almond, Usha Stevens, Wayne Chappell

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 22nd June 2019

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 22nd June 2019

Suzanne Holloway, Steven Holloway, Sean Mcauliffe, Natasha Boyce, Julia Woodhams, Joanne Antoniou, Ivan Barrett, Dino Pelekani, David Mills, David Manrow, Ashley Burridge, Anthony Collins

Volunteers @ SAL, 15th June 2019

Volunteers @ SAL, 15th June 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ginevra Stoneley, Ivan Barrett

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 26th May 2019

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 26th May 2019

Ashley Burridge

Volunteers @ SAL, 19th May 2019

Volunteers @ SAL, 19th May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ginevra Stoneley, Ivan Barrett, Jo Davey

Volunteers @ Vets League, 21st May 2019

Volunteers @ Vets League, 21st May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Donna Barrington-Smith, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett, Naomi Jones

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 18th May 2019

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 18th May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Antony Collins, David Manrow, Ellis Cain-Jones, Ivan Barrett, Karl Boyce, Shaun Carter, Steve Holloway

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

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

Ashley Burridge, Dave Mills, Donna Barrington-Smith, Ian Martin, Ivan Barrett

Volunteers @ Ebbisham Boys League, 5th May 2019

Volunteers @ Ebbisham Boys League, 5th May 2019

Adriana Collins, Anthony Collins

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 5th May 2019

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 5th May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch

Volunteers @ VM London Marathon, 28th April 2019

Volunteers @ VM London Marathon, 28th April 2019

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

Volunteers @ Vets T&F, 29th April 2019

Volunteers @ Vets T&F, 29th April 2019

Gillian O'Regan

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 27th April 2019

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 27th April 2019

Anthony Collins, Dave Mills, David Manrow, Ellis Cain-Jones, Fiona Gent, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett, Mike Gent

Volunteers @ Lily B, 22nd April 2019

Volunteers @ Lily B, 22nd April 2019

Dave Mills, Donna Barrington Smith, Ellis Cain-Jones, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett, John Thynne, Mike Gent

Volunteers @ SAL, 13th April 2019

Volunteers @ SAL, 13th April 2019

Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett, Jo Davey

Volunteers @ MABAC race, 3rd March 2019

Volunteers @ MABAC race, 3rd March 2019

Andrew Bamford, Antony Read, Bev Baker, Claire Humphrey, Colin Kloes, David Neumann, Donna Barrington Smith, Frank O'Regan, Gillian O'Regan, Ian Crouch, Ian Edmonds, Ian Moore, Janet Moore, Jas Dhanda, Liz Clark, Malcolm Woodman, Michael Stanley, Mike Scott (and Darcy!), Nat Wilson, Paul Chandler, Paul Sapsard (RPAC runner numbers), Stewart McIntyre, Usha Stevens, Wayne Chappell (wheels!)

Volunteers @ The Holly Run, 16th December 2018

Volunteers @ The Holly Run, 16th December 2018

Adam Woodman, Adrian Bowden, Alice Smith, Andrew Bamford, Annette Morris, Anthony Read, Ashleigh Burridge , Carl Bragg, Carol Orchard, Caroline Wheatley, Christian Froggett, Claire Humphrey, Dan Bartley, Dave Lovegrove , Dave Rayner, David Harris , David Littlemore , Donna Barrington-Smith , Fiona Gent, Gavin Lawrence, Gayle Dexter, Ginevra Stoneley, Helen Fulker, Ian Martin, Ian Moore , Ian Thomas , Janet Moore, Jas Dhanda, Jo Davey, Kate Knight, Leanne Sandifer , Malcolm Woodman, Matt Aylott, Mel Fulton-Bell, Michael Stanley, Mike Pocock, Mike Scott, Mike Smith , Mine Gent, Moray Carey, Naomi Jones, Nat Wilson, Paddy Patrick, Paul Walters, Rob Morgan , Ruth Willis, Ryan English , Sam Burnett, Sarah Walters, Sonia Galloway, Steve Watkins, Stewart McIntyre, Sue Carnell, Tom Coombe, Wayne Chappell

Volunteers @ Summer BBQ, 11th September 2018

Volunteers @ Summer BBQ, 11th September 2018

Claire Humphrey, Ian Edmonds, Ralph Tuckwell, Sarah Walters, Usha Stevens

Volunteers @ YDL, 21st July 2018

Volunteers @ YDL, 21st July 2018

David Manrow, Sue Peters, Anita Evered

Volunteers @ Lily B, 25th August 2018

Volunteers @ Lily B, 25th August 2018

Ellis Cain-Jones, Fiona Gent, Mike Gent, Kirsten Mackison, David Manrow, Dave Mills, Mark Peters, Julia Woodhams

Volunteers @ Ebbisham Boys League, 8th July 2018

Volunteers @ Ebbisham Boys League, 8th July 2018

Sam Jenner

Volunteers @ Lily B, 15th July 2018

Volunteers @ Lily B, 15th July 2018

Emma McAuliffe, Alison Denece, Kirsten Mackison

Volunteers @Quad kids Final

Volunteers @Quad kids Final

Fiona Gent Mike Gent Gavin Lawrence Kerry Rolaston

Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10k

Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10k

Wayne Chappell Jas Dhanda  Sue Carnell Ginevra Stonley Jo Davey Sonia Galloway Matt Colin Kloes Ed Clements Claire Humphrey Michael Clark Kimberley Duckworth Sharon Brenon Mike Pocock Doug Rick Coles Harry Thomas Mark Graham Nick Wade Kate Knight Michael Stanley Ian Crouch Steve Watkins Janet Moore ian Moore Moray Laing Paul Chandler Paul Daley Daniel Emson-Jukes Christine Suzie Alice Paddy Claire Pryor Ruth Willis Natalie Wilson Jo Heaver Mick Heaver Donna Barrington-Smith Malcolm Woodman Annette Morris Tracey Whyatt Claire Morley Usha Stevens Christian Froggatt Liz Clark Antony Collins Antony Read Ian Martin Moray Carey

Volunteers @ Lily B, 2nd June 2018

Volunteers @ Lily B, 2nd June 2018

Donna Barrington-Smith, Ian Crouch, Kirsten Mackison, David Manrow, Jon Walker-Marsh

Volunteers @ Other Events, May 2018

Volunteers @ Other Events, May 2018

Ivan Barrett (Rosenheim league, BAL, Surrey County Champs, Surrey & Sussex Schools), Donna Barrington-Smith (Watford Open x 3, Central Surrey Schools, Surrey County Champs, SAL, BMC Grand Prix), Ian Crouch (Surrey County Champs, Surrey & Sussex Schools), Naomi Jones (Surrey County Champs, Gatwick Half Marathon, SAL, Surrey & Sussex Schools), Stewart McIntyre (Southwark Schools, Central Surrey Schools, Guildford Schools)

Volunteering @ Vitality 10k, 28th May 2018

Volunteering @ Vitality 10k, 28th May 2018

Adriana Collins, Ali Loughran, Alison Prior, Andrew Patrick, Anthony Collins, Barry Jewett, Bev Baker, Bex Carnell, Donna Barrington-Smith, Ed Clements, Ginevra Stoneley, Kate Jewett, Kimberley Duckworth, Liz Clark, Michael Clark, Moray Laing, Nienke Gilbert, Peter Arnold, Sarah Beckerleg, Stav Loucaides

Volunteers @ YDL 17th June

Volunteers @ YDL 17th June

Ivan Barrett , Simon Evered , Anita Evered, Dave Mills, Dave Lovegrove Anthony Collins

Volunteers @ YDL 27th May 2018

Volunteers @ YDL 27th May 2018

Ian Crouch Tessa Wardley

Volunteers @ Southern Vets T&F 11th June 2018

Volunteers @ Southern Vets T&F 11th June 2018

Ivan Barrett, Donna Barrington Smith ,Ian Crouch,Naomi Jones

Volunteers @ Southern Vets T&F League, 21st May 2018

Volunteers @ Southern Vets T&F League, 21st May 2018

Donna Barrington-Smith, Naomi Jones

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 19th May 2018

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 19th May 2018

Ivan Barrett, Anita Evered, Simon Evered, Dave Mills, Victoria Turner

Volunteers @ Grand Prix track 1 mile, 15th May 2018

Volunteers @ Grand Prix track 1 mile, 15th May 2018

Naomi Jones, Ian Thomas, Nat Wilson (and that brings us up-to-date with all recent events!)

Volunteers @ Lily B, 5th May 2018

Volunteers @ Lily B, 5th May 2018

Rami Badawi, Donna Barrington-Smith, Rick Basnett, Caroline Broderick, Ian Crouch, Gavin Lawrence, Kirsten Mackison

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 21st April 2018

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 21st April 2018

Ellis Cain-Jones, Anita Evered, Francesca Evered, Simon Evered, Steve Holloway,  Dave Mills

Volunteers @ Ebbisham Boys League, 29th April 2018

Volunteers @ Ebbisham Boys League, 29th April 2018

Donna Barrington-Smith, Sam Jenner

Volunteers @ Surrey T&F Champs, 12/13th May 2018

Volunteers @ Surrey T&F Champs, 12/13th May 2018

Ivan Barrett, Donna Barrington-Smith, Ian Crouch, Naomi Jones, Dave Mills

Volunteers @ London Marathon, 22nd April 2018

Volunteers @ London Marathon, 22nd April 2018

Barry Attwell, Charlie Attwell, Bev Baker, Donna Barrington-Smith, Nigel Barrington-Smith, Moray Carey, Brian Churchard, Andrew Clark, Liz Clark, Michael Clark, Jas Dhanda, Kimberley Duckworth, Melanie Fulton-Bell, Roger Hillier, Barry Jewett, Kate Jewett, Alex Loucaides, Stav Loucaides, Dave Lovegrove, Bex Main, Bobby Manoo, Parbatee Manoo, Carol Merritt, Elizabeth Mulready, Ronnie Murray, Marta Orechwo, Paddy Patrick, Gary Ribbons, Mark Robson, Mike Scott, Usha Stevens, Patricia Voets, John Welch, Ruth Willis, Malcolm Woodman

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 29th April 2018

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 29th April 2018

Ian Crouch, Louis Grant, Kirsten Mackison, Anousha Wardley, Tessa Wardley 

Thank you to our volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers

To publicly recognise and say thank you to all our volunteers, we will be publishing their names on the website after each event. You will be able to see each post on both the website here and on the RPAC Facebook page. Details for the most recent events will also be available on the RPAC Welcome page and the volunteering page.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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