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Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10K - 21/7/2021

Janet Moore, Ian Moore, Paddy Patrick, Ian Thomas, Natalie Perrott, Usha Stevens, Ewan McKay, Ian Crouch, Moray Carey, Nat Wilson, Max Wilson, Andrew Bamford, Mel Fulton Bell, Mike Gent, Ellis Cain Jones, Chris Veale, Claire Humphrey, Colin Kloes, Linda Rodriguez, Neil Fenwick, Caroline Wheatley, Amelie Potter, Sophia Potter, Lisa Payn, Thomas Payn, Nathan Payn, Jake Boud, Adrian Grant, Ed Clements, Tom Almond, Al Smith, Rick Coles, Laura Ebbs, Charlotte Ebbs, Taryn Bennett, Taryn's boyfriend Tom, Sharon Miller, Mike Pocock, Andrew Pringle, Andy Walker, Nick Wade, Tanya O'Connor, Jay Johnson, James England, Angie Steadman, Miller Hannah, Ruth Willis, Steve Watkins, Richard Scrase, Antony Reed, Alex Green, Fran Alfonso, Carol Orchard, Felix Kennedy, Kate Knight, Tom Ryan, Nick Day, Ian Edmonds, Michael Stanley, Michael Bashford, Lucy Berryman, Jas Dhanda, Hannah Wright, Gail Hill, Paul Chandler, Stephen Smith, Jack Finn, Ralph Tuckwell, Ashleigh Brailsford, Elaine Reddyhof, Andrew Bennett, Chris Halliday, Ian Burks, Donna Barrington-Smith, Adam Lloyd, Frank O'Regan, Chris Daniels, Jenny Carus, Sarah Pemberton, Anthony Collins, Ben Son, Ellis Cain-Jones

Volunteers - MABAC & Border League

Stewart McIntyre, Rick Coles, Caroline Wheatley, Ruth Willis, Claire Humphrey, Andrew Bamford, Niall McGregor, Carol Orchard, Mike Pocock, Ginevra Stoneley, Mike Gent, Fiona Gent, Sharon Miller, Julia Kinniburgh, Paul Chandler, Adrian Grant, Paul Walters, Thalia Hessey, Moray Carey, Jas Dhanda, Ian Crouch, Malcolm Woodman, Frank O'Regan, Ian Strong, Andrew Patrick, Andrew Bennett, Sophie Bassi, Ruth Breslaw, Max Smithson, Mr Kirk, Mr Barton.

Recent Volunteers, Jan/Feb 2020

Surrey T&F Indoor Champs, 15-16/2/2020: Ivan Barrett, Ashley Burridge  Surrey Men's XC League - Lloyd Pk, 8/2/2020: Ashley Burridge Surrey Secondary Schools XC Champs - Priory Pk, 18/1/2020: Ivan Barrett, Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch, Sue Carnell, Paul Chandler, Fiona Gent, Mike Gent, Stewart McIntyre, Michael Stanley, Ian Thomas, Natalie Wilson

Volunteer @ Surrey League X-C, Chobham, 11/1/20

Ashley Burridge - Timekeeper

Volunteers @ Holly Run, 15th December 2019

Adam Woodman, Adrian Bowden, Adrian Grant, Andrew Bamford, Andrew Bennett, Andrew Patrick, Annette Morris, Ashley Burridge, Becky Martin, Caroline Orchard, Caroline Wheatley, Claire Humphrey, David Harris, David Neumann, Dino Pelekani, Donna Barrington-Smith, Duncan Mallison, Emma McAuliffe, Fiona Gent, Frank O'Regan, Ginevra Stoneley, Graham Bull, Helena Tomkins, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Miller (Lingfield RC), Ian Thomas, Iris McAuliffe, Jack Finn, Jacqui James, Jane Patrick, Janet Moore, Jas Dhanda, Jim Vince, Jo Davey, Libby Rebuck, Lisa Payn, Malcolm Woodman, Mel Fulton-Bell, Michael Stanley, Mike Gent, Mike Pocock, Mike Scott, Moray Carey, Natalie Wilson, Nicholas Wade, Paul Chandler, Paul Lockye, Paul Walters, Peter Crawshaw, Richard Scrase, Rick Coles, Rob Wigley, Sam Burnett, Sarah Finch, Sarah Walters, Sharon Brennan, Sonia Galloway, Sophie Potter, Stewart McIntyre, Sue Carnell, Taryn Bennett, Thalia Hessey, Tim Else, Usha Stevens

Hello everyone I hope you and your families are all keeping well. I look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday evening for our Summer Barbecue & Relay Races.  

 

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Thursday 29th July Summer Barbecue & Relay Races 

Our Summer Barbecue will be held this Thursday.

Relay races will start soon after 7pm. If you want to take part just turn up in your running kit, teams will be selected on the night and will be mixed between junior and senior members.

Food will be served from 7:30 pm. If you are able to help our catering team by providing a salad of some sort please let us know by emailing 

 

Wednesday 21st July Summer 10K - Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who played any part in organising this year's Summer 10K it couldn't have happened without you. It was great to see so many club members helping set up and breakdown the course, marshal, manning the water stations, etc. - we covered the whole range from long standing club members to brand new members, from very young members to the not so young...and a even a few non-members. Hopefully all of your names appear on the volunteers section on the club homepage; please let us know if you have been missed from the list. 

A few people deserve special thanks in my opinion. Firstly, Race Director Chris Veale who, although sadly no longer a club member, agreed to carry on in post until after the race; secondly, Moray Carey for his tireless discussions with the Council to obtain a green light for the event and finally, Usha Stevens for filling all the volunteer positions even when people had to self-isolate at the last minute. These thanks are based on my personal observations so I apologise in advance if I have missed anyone who deserves a special mention.  

Although numbers were well down on normal we still had 198 finishers and I think, 247 entrants. Despite the very hot conditions there were some excellent results and RPAC members were well placed with Adam Evans finishing in overall second place a few seconds ahead of Ewan McKay in third. 

Pictures from the evening are here. Full results for the RPAC participants are in the Senior Results section. 

Give us your results please

If you run in an event, do please let us know your results by emailing . If possible please can you submit them by Sunday evening at the latest as this allows us to meet the deadline for the Surrey Mirror sports pages. 

 

Junior Section News 

 Ebbisham League Saturday 24th July 2021  from Mike Gent

 A small but competitive RPAC team turned out for the second match of this year’s Ebbisham League at Sutton on Saturday. With pretty much every athlete recording one or more PBs we won our division on the day.

Milo Seals led the way with PBs in all three of his events. Euan Willis achieved a big PB in the 1500m. Max Orchard achieved PBs in the 200m and 75m hurdles, whilst Michael Maguire did likewise in the 100m and long jump. With Michael and Max we have two of the top ten U13 long jumpers in the country now.Buddy Kedgley attained a PB in the 200m and Louis Gibson in the long jump and 100m. Justin Collins achieved a PB in the 100m and Sam Stapley in the 300m, as well as comfortably winning the 800m, whilst Isaac Beckett scored a PB in the 800m. In the non scoring U11 James Beatty won his 600m, Evan Moffat had a great debut coming second in the 75m, 150m and long Jump, whilst Hayden Clarke competed strongly in the 75m and 600m. One of the highlights of the day was coming second in the U13 4x 100m relay to a strong Wimbledon team.

Youth Development League Upper Age Group Match at Brighton Sunday 25th July from Ashley Burridge

A wet Sunday with some torrential downpours couldn't stop some great performances from Reigate Priory's junior athletes in our combined team with Holland Sports AC. 

Dan Statham jumped a solid 1.80m in the U20 High Jump; George Evered ran a creditable 24.8s in the U17 200m and led off the successful 4x100m relay; Oscar Curry ran a good warm-up 800m for next weekend's County Champs in 2:04.9 with Eva Marsh running a PB of 4:53.4 in the U17 1500m. Lucy Denece was the only competitor in the U17 3,000m event, her first time on track over this distance. She was applauded around the 7.5 laps finishing in 11minutes, 26.9secs.

Well done to all our athletes and parents for making the perilous return trip to Brighton and good luck to all for next weekend's Championships.

 

Dates For Your Diary from Mike Gent

Upcoming dates for Junior Section track league events are as follows:

7 August - Lily B - Guildford  -  Girls U11-U17s

15 August Ebbisham League -  Woodcote School Coulsdon - U11s, U13s and U15s - Boys only

28 August  - Lily B - Sutton-  Girls U11-U17s

4 September - YDL LAG - Sutton - U13-U15 Boys and girls

5 September - YDL UAG - Crawley -  U17- U20 Boys and girls 

 

Senior Section News 

K2 Training Tomorrow (27th July) 

Training at K2 starts at 7:30pm tomorrow (you should have let Malcolm know if you plan to attend) and there will also be a single session at Battlebridge at 7:00 pm. 

MABAC is Back - Tuesday 3rd August 7:30 pm

After an absence of 18 months the MABAC league events are starting up again next Tuesday 3rd August at 7:30 pm. It seems a long time since the last event hosted by us on 1st March 2020, little did we know what was going to happen!

What is MABAC? It is a league comprised of 10 Surrey based clubs (of which we are one) who host a series of monthly events from January until November (there is no event in February). These are all cross country events, mostly held on Sunday mornings in some  beautiful and often remote, parts of the Surrey countryside. As well as the senior race of just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles).
Although primarily aimed at club members who might not normally take part in league races, MABAC events always attract a number of quick runners and you will always find someone to compete with. I have never heard anyone say that they haven't enjoyed a MABAC race. 

The details are as follows. The race starts promptly at 19:30 at Wimbledon Rugby Club. Unusually this year the entrance is via Preston Road (SW20 0SS), rather than Barham Rd. We will try to arrange some car shares from Reigate and Redhill and in the past we have had groups of people who have travelled together from Victoria and Waterloo after work. 

To help with social distancing there will be three different starts with separate Men's and Ladies' starts and a separate start for anyone running the 1 lap race. From memory this starts on the rugby field, runs along by a stream before a long drag for two laps of the aptly named Gravelly Hill (it's actually more sand than gravel), the final mile back alongside the stream goes on forever and the race finishes along two sides of the rugby field. 

Training next Tuesday will be limited to single session at Battlebridge at 7pm to encourage as many of you as possible to participate in the MABAC event.

I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Please let me know if you have any questions.   

Dorking 10s Sunday 11th July - An Apology

I had a "senior moment" when composing last week's newsletter. I talked about the men's Surrey County Championship results without mentioning the ladies' results. This was a significant oversight as Ginevra Stoneley is now the Women's V45 Surrey Champion at the 10 mile distance (in fact she was the second fastest Surrey lady overall). I am sorry for being so dozy Ginevra. 

Epsom & Ewell Harriers Mad Miles Race

If you fancy a competitive track mile Epsom and Ewell are hosting their annual Mad Miles Event on 26th August, entry is £5. Details and registration are here

 

And now for something completely different...

As a change from running Linda Rodriguez took part in a Cross Channel relay last week. 

Linda writes:

'Our seven-person team made it to France in 13 hours and 36 minutes. Our first swimmer -- Tessa Wardley (Poppy's Mum)-- set off from the beach at Dover at 8:54 pm, just after the sun went down. I was swimming fourth, so I got in the water from the boat at 11:54, under a big orange moon. The swimming was most definitely not the difficult part -- trying not to panic, in the dark, in the very cold, in a choppy sea, surrounded by jellyfish, and trying to keep up with the boat was. On the positive side, I was incredibly seasick in the boat -- couldn't keep a single thing, not even electrolyte drinks, down -- but I wasn't sick in the water! My second swim, at 6:54 in the morning, was absolutely glorious. The sun was up, I could see the horizon, and while it wasn't warm in the water exactly, I was fairly certain this time I wasn't going to drown and, even better, I could see the jellyfish before I felt them. My seasickness also eased after that swim, to the point that I was able to eat again (although all the Champagne we brought to celebrate remained corked).  

We landed near Cap Gris Nez, but unfortunately, owing to Covid and border rules, only two of our team were able to actually swim ashore; the rest of us cheered from the boat. Then back to Dover! I went to bed that night saying, "I'm never doing that again" -- still feeling like I was on a boat -- and woke up the next morning asking, "When are we doing that again?" '

Linda was raising money for Mind and I'm sure she would welcome donations from club members. 

 

And finally...

Jim Vince completed the Jurassic Coast Challenge over the weekend - essentially completing a marathon a day over three days and climbing 2100ft in the course of covering the route from Charmouth to Shell Bay in Dorset. Fantastic achievement Jim! Most significantly this made up Jim's 97th, 98th and 99th races of marathon or more distance. Jim plans to complete his 100th Marathon on 21st August. This will be the Shere Trail Marathon, it would be good to get some other RPAC athletes involved to support Jim. There are 5km, 10Km and half marathon distances if you don't fancy doing the full distance (which includes 3000ft of climbing). 

  

Kate Knight completed her 8th 100Km challenge yesterday - The South West Coast to Coast challenge which follows a 102km route from Minehead on the North Somerset coast to Dawlish on the South Devon coast. She reports that she arrived at the first rest stop shivering and in torrential rain but managed to warm up once the rain had stopped. This was Kate's 78th event of Marathon or more distance. Amazing as ever, Kate! 

 

Andrew (Paddy) Patrick was the sole RPAC representative at the Surrey Slog yesterday (25th July). The Surrey Slog for the uninitiated is a trail half marathon around Holmbury Hill. It is run by MABAC as an open event and the course is described as "challenging but rewarding, hilly and undulating", I think Paddy would agree with that, particularly given the heavy rain during the early part of the race. Results have yet to be published but I am pretty certain that the race was won by  Andrew Reeves who is a second claim for RPAC.

 

 

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RPAC Summer 10K Wednesday 21st July 2021 in pictures

Here are some pictures from the Summer 10K. It was a very hot night with temperatures still hovering around 28 Celsius at the start. Well done to everyone who took part, you produced some great results.

Full results are in the Senior Results section.

 

Team RPAC

Left to Right  are Ewan McKay, Tom Ryan, Jack Finn, unidentified man in black vest, Alex Green, Andrew Pringle, Kate Knight, Luke Matcham, Karen Lloyd, Jon Payn, Lucy Kulp, Lucy Berryman, Ruth Willis, Nick Day, Derwella Moreno, Gaelle Delmas-Watson. If you are the person I can't identify, or you know who they are, please let me know!

Missing from the photo are Ian Stammars, Adam Evans, Mike Wylie and Adriana Collins. 

The  Starts

Because of Covid restrictions we had to have staggered starts... Here are the first two

 

Some of our younger volunteers manning the water station

 

Adam Evans finished second overall.....closely followed by Ewan McKay in third 

Tom Ryan was sixth and Alex Green was 10th

Mike Wylie was 14th and Ian Stammars 18th

Luke Matcham (99), Jack Finn (142) and Jon Payn (130)

Lucy Berryman (206), Karen Lloyd (227) and Ruth Willis (176)

Lucy Kulp , Andrew Pringle and Derwella Moreno

 

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Wednesday 21st July Summer Evening 10K - help still required

A huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far, but we still need a few more volunteers . If you are able to help us on the day please contact  

 

Thursday 29th July Summer Barbecue & Relay Races - Hold The Date

Our Summer Barbecue will be held on Thursday 29th July. Exact timing and details will follow in next week's newsletter.

We are also planning to hold a series of relay races which will involve teams of mixed age groups (juniors and seniors) and abilities.

 

Congratulations to our Couch to 5K Graduates - and the dates for the next course

Many congratulations to the graduates of our recent Couch to 5K course which culminated in them running 5K (what else) in Priory Park on Saturday morning. Thank you to those club members who turned out to help them achieve their goal. 

The full story can be found here.  We have announced the dates of the next course, please share these with anyone you think might be interested in  taking part.

 

Give us your results please

If you run in an event, do please let us know your results by emailing . If possible please can you submit them by Sunday evening at the latest as this allows us to meet the deadline for the Surrey Mirror sports pages. 

 

Junior Section News 

 

English Schools Track and Field Championships Manchester 10th-11th July - by David Mills

Congratulations to Samuel Stapley who competed for Surrey Schools in the 800m over the weekend. Samuel recorded another PB, finishing 6th in his race and was the quickest Surrey athlete in the Junior Boys 800m.

Unfortunately Lilah Unwin was prevented from running as her year at school were all isolating. It was particularly disappointing for Lilah as had she equalled her 800m PB set in June, she would have been the 4th fastest on the day.

 

 

 

Dates For Your Diary from Mike Gent

Upcoming dates for Junior Section track league events are as follows:

17 July - YDL LAG at Guildford - U13s and U15s - Boys and Girls

24 July - Ebbisham League - Venue TBC - U11-U15 boys only

25 July - YDL UAG -  Brighton - U17- U20 Boys and girls

7 August - Lily B - Guildford  -  Girls U11-U17s

15 August Ebbisham League -  Woodcote School Coulsdon - U11s, U13s and U15s - Boys only

28 August  - Lily B - Sutton-  Girls U11-U17s

4 September - YDL LAG - Sutton - U13-U15 Boys and girls

5 September - YDL UAG - Crawley -  U17- U20 Boys and girls

If anyone would like to compete in the upcoming LAG (U13 and U15 boys and girls) YDL fixture at Guildford on 17 July then please let Mike Gent know. 

 

Senior Section News 

Round 2 of the Vets League Track and Field - Sutton 5th July 

A fine bunch of RPAC athletes headed to the Sutton arena on Monday 5th July for round 2 of the Vets Track & Field League. RPAC bossed the 200m event!

Full details can be found here.

Dorking 10s Sunday 11th July 

19 RPAC athletes took part across the two events with four people completing the 10K and 15 completing the 10 mile race. There were some very strong results from all participants; to single out a few individual athletes Tom Almond was fifth overall, Ginevra was third lady home and Ian Burks was first in his age category. Well done everybody, results are on the senior results page. 

Southern Athletics League Meeting - Crawley 11th July 

 You'll recall that the Southern Athletics League is the one in which we enter a joint team with Holland Sports and Dorking and Mole Valley. Sadly I don't have any details of which RPAC athletes were there or the events they participated in as the results have not yet been published, but I do have some photos of Eloise and Jo taking part.

 

Her 6th 100km Event of the Year

Here is Kate enjoying a well deserved glass of Prosecco after completing the 106 Km Isle of Wight Challenge on Sunday. That is her 77th event of Marathon or more distance and her 6th 100Km event of the year. Kate describes the course as very hilly and undulating, but enjoyable. She is competing in the Yorkshire 100 next weekend!

  

 

Senior Training at K2

You should have an email in your in-box sent on Sunday 4th July around 15:30 from Malcolm Woodman regarding training at K2. The first planned date is Tuesday 27th July. Please see Malcolm's email for the full details and the schedule.

  

Surrey Slog Half Marathon 25th July

Please support this event which is staged by MABAC. Details are here.

 

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Hello everyone I hope you and your families are all keeping well and are managing to enjoy the sunshine.  The coaches have asked me to remind you to bring water along with you to training sessions whilst it remains so hot.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday evening for our Summer 10K race. 

 

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Wednesday 21st July Summer Evening 10K - help still required

A huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far, unfortunately a few of you are now having to self-isolate so we are still in need of some volunteers. If you are able to help out please contact  

 

Thursday 29th July Summer Barbecue & Relay Races 

Our Summer Barbecue will be held on Thursday 29th July. You should have received an email with details of the event. Please let us know if you have not received the email. 

Officiating and Volunteering at Athletics Matches from Ashley Burridge

Throughout the Summer season we take part in several track and field leagues and almost as many endurance leagues from the Autumn through to Spring.

All the track and field leagues require us to provide a number of officials or volunteers as part of the competition rules to ensure the smooth running of the meetings and the accurate recording of performances. Additionally, UK Athletics require qualified officials are in attendance when they issue a licence for a meeting to take place.

At Reigate Priory AC we have a small, well qualified team of officials covering the various disciplines. However, the majority are now officiating at a high level and are often called upon to officiate at national meetings leaving us thin on the ground at our many local league matches. This is not unique to us, even large clubs like Blackheath & Bromley Harriers are in the same boat!

Many of us got into officiating as a result of accompanying our children to meetings, initially helping out as volunteers while the youngsters compete and have fun with their friends. Becoming a licensed official is a relatively easy progression with a short course organised by England Athletics and four relevant officiating experiences.

Officiating is hugely rewarding whether you are at a club, league or county event, or progress up the levels to attend regional, national and even international meetings. And you never know who you'll bump into – just last week I got to speak to Linford Christie at a National Athletics League match and Ronnie O'Sullivan (who runs for Woodford Green when not potting snooker balls) at the England Athletics 10K Championships!

The UK Youth Development League (for all junior athletes U13 to U20) have introduced an initiative to encourage more volunteers to get involved and progress to get their Level 1 UKA licence. The League will pay the course fee through a voucher scheme and administer the official's progression. There are further incentives to progress to Level 2.

What are you waiting for?!

If you fancy getting involved, either as a much valued volunteer or to become a licensed official, please let me know. I would be very happy to talk it through with you. You can get on a discipline-specific course straight away or schedule yourself in for a meeting to try out different officiating disciplines (timekeeping, track judging, field events and start line) so you can decide what area is best suited for you. There's something for everyone! We are a friendly bunch and you will be made to feel very welcome.

Summary Minutes from June's Committee Meeting

 Summary minutes are here.  

 

Give us your results please

If you run in an event, do please let us know your results by emailing . If possible please can you submit them by Sunday evening at the latest as this allows us to meet the deadline for the Surrey Mirror sports pages. 

 

Junior Section News 

 

Calling all U17 and U20 athletes! from Ashley Burridge

Please support our Youth Development League match at Brighton's Withdean Stadium on Sunday 25th July. This is the perfect warm-up event for the County Championships the following weekend!

This is a full fixture so there are plenty of events to choose from. If you haven't already, contact Ashley Burridge () to let him know which events you can compete in.

The timetable for the event is here. 

 

Ebbisham Boys league report 10th July from Mike Gent


The first match of the Ebbisham boys league took place at Coulsdon on Saturday 10 July. We field a joint team with Dorking.

This league is a great opportunity for U11s to get experience of track competition. Henry Goggin and Ludo Blennerhassett both recorded strong performances in the 75m and 150m , whilst Mateo Mahop comfortably won both of his sprint races. James Beatty was one of the fastest 600m runners.

In the U13s Max Orchard demonstrated his versatility by posting a great time in his first 75m hurdles and then later winning his 800m race. Louise Gibson in his first competition for RPAC won his 200m comfortably and was just pipped on the line in his 100m. Ethan Else recorded good times in his debut 800m and 200m. Isaac Beckett, Gabe Martin and Alastair Fordyce also recorded strong performances .

Our sole U15,Milo Seals, ran well in the 100m, 200m and 300m, getting a PB in the 300m.

LAG YDL – at Guildford 17th July from Mike Gent

The second round of the Lower Age Group YDL was held at Guildford on Saturday 17th July.  RPAC won three of the four boys 800m races with Sam Stapley, Max Orchard and Ethan Else winning their races convincingly. Ella Scrase also had a good 800m recording a PB by two seconds. Buddy Kedgeley showed his versatility by winning  the U13  1200m and then coming second in the 75m. Lilah Unwin recorded a PB in the 300m, whilst Eve Goulding was second in both U13 sprints, with PBs in both races, and Izzy Young had PBs in all three of her events. Max Orchard achieved a PB in the long Jump, frustratingly his jump was measured at 4:99m, before throwing the Javelin 25m. There were also strong performances from Sophia Potter, Isla Kinniburgh, Neve Macgregor and Kyra Pemberton.

Thanks very much indeed to Graham Orchard for officiating all afternoon on a very hot day.

 

Upcoming events

 This Saturday sees the next round of the boys Ebbisham League at Sutton. Please let Mike Gent know if your son would like to compete. 

 

Dates For Your Diary from Mike Gent

Upcoming dates for Junior Section track league events are as follows:

24 July - Ebbisham League - Venue TBC - U11-U15 boys only

25 July - YDL UAG -  Brighton - U17- U20 Boys and girls

7 August - Lily B - Guildford  -  Girls U11-U17s

15 August Ebbisham League -  Woodcote School Coulsdon - U11s, U13s and U15s - Boys only

28 August  - Lily B - Sutton-  Girls U11-U17s

4 September - YDL LAG - Sutton - U13-U15 Boys and girls

5 September - YDL UAG - Crawley -  U17- U20 Boys and girls

 

 

Senior Section News 

No Wednesday Training Session this week

Just a reminder that this week's Wednesday session is cancelled to allow us to help with the Summer 10K.

Caterham Rotary 10k and Half Marathon - from Gillian O' Regan

On Sunday 18th July 7 RPAC runners took on the Caterham Rotary 10k & half marathon. The day was a scorching hot one, but that didn’t seem to phase our strong RPAC team.

 It was a phased start line so the ‘race’ element was missed, however most of the RPAC team headed out together (see photo) with smiles on their faces ready for the hilly course ahead! Many described it as the hardest 10k they’d ever done perhaps, because at some stages you can be running solo and it becomes a lonely run!

 Results were impressive! Well done to everyone who took part! Great participation - thank you!

 Jamilla was the 2nd female to cross the line and 15th overall in a time of 46.43.

 Frank O’Regan finished in 3rd position overall in a speedy time of 38.58, followed shortly by former club member Alastair Moses in 39.55 finishing in 5th position. Only 5 runners overall achieved sub 40 minute times on this challenging course.

 Other runners include Nick Day, Jon Payn, Michael Bashford, Doug Kington and Jack Finn.

 Felix Kennedy was the only RPAC representative brave enough to take on the half marathon course in the incredible heat and completed with a sterling effort of 1hr 55 mins.

Pictures show the RPAC team at the start, Frank looking strong near the finish, Michael entering the finish funnel and the RPAC team plus Bobby (left to right  Frank O'Regan, Jamilla Ncayiyana, Michael Bashford, Jack Finn, Jon Payn and Nick Day)

Full results can be seen in the Senior Results section of the website.

 

Southern Athletics League Meeting - Crawley 11th July from Jo Davey

You'll remember that in last week's newsletter we had some photos but no results from the SAL Meeting.  This week we have some results but no photos...

Jo writes :

 

  "Dan Statham jumped a PB to win the high jump in 1 m 82 cm
Anousha Wardley jumped a seasons best of 2 m 90 cm to win the pole vault
Eloise Bull was second in the 5000m in a time of 19 min 36.1 secs
Charley Clark was 4th b string in 100m in a time of 16 seconds (not fully confirmed on that one as a different lady listed).
Oscar Curry ran 2.07.4 and was 3rd A string runner in the men's 800m
Jo Davey did a dreadful slow limp round to win 1500m in 5 min 15.8 seconds. "

I dream of being able to limp that quickly Jo smile

Full results can be found here 

Dorking 10s Sunday 11th July 

In last week's newsletter I neglected to mention that the Dorking 10 mile race is a Surrey County Championship race. I'm happy to report the following:

  • Tom Almond was second in the men's County Championship 
  • Rick Coles was first in the men's V40 County Championship
  • Ian Burkes was first in the men's V60 County Championship
  • The RPAC men's team (Tom, Rick and Frank) were first in the men's Team County Championship

And Finally..

Kate completed her 7th 100Km challenge yesterday - The Yorkshire 100Km which is a figure of eight loop of the Nidderdale Way starting and finishing in Pateley Bridge. This was her 78th event of Marathon or more distance. Amazing as ever, Kate! 

 

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On Saturday 10th July 2021 at 9:00AM our Couch to 5K programme participants gathered outside Reigate Priory for their graduation run, running 1 mile loops around Priory Park.

Everyone finished with flying colours as you can see above, and we finished off in the park café (as per usual) to complete a fantastic 10 weeks to kick-start their journey into running.

As a Couch to 5K leader, I can honestly say that it has been an honour and a pleasure to work with the programme participants towards this goal.

I want to offer my gratitude to all members of the club who have supported us during the last 10 weeks, including the Saturday Social running group members who amalgamated their session with the course in order to follow the programme schedule themselves and support the programme particiants in their running.

Our next course registration (starting on Saturday 25th September 2021) is now open, and you can see full details on the Reigate Priory AC website noticeboard.

If you know of anyone who may wish to participate with us, please pass on this link.

 

Volunteers needed for London Marathon 2021 on Sunday 3 October

If you are not running in the LM this October, why not spend a couple of hours volunteering instead? Every year, RPAC organises volunteers to direct the competitors and their families/friends around the start areas. It's an early morning meeting on...

Summer Evening 10K Wednesday 21st July 2021

The Summer Evening 10k is an undulating, multi-terrain, 10k race open to anyone 15 years or over on the day of the race, suitable for club runners and recreational runners alike. It starts in Reigate’s attractive Priory Park before exiting onto...

Senior Training Groups from Monday 29th March 2021

Assuming we can resume training from 29th March, I am planning to use the same groups that we established last year after lockdown 2. See below for the full list. Please contact me if any of the following apply: You are not on the list and want to...

Reigate Priory AC's Couch to 5K Programme

The idea behind Reigate Priory AC's Couch to 5K Programme If you want to get fitter and healthier, run socially with others or feel better in yourself, then perhaps this is for you.  Whatever your motivation, we are running a Couch to 5K training...