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!!)"
I'm fairly confident that there will be a forthcoming full report with photos - watch this space!
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.
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.
Up to 4 sets of:
1,000m with 200m walk recovery; 800m with 200m walk recovery; 600m with 200m walk recovery
45 mins 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.
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