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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

Volunteers @ Priory Relays, 2nd Nov 2019

Adrian Grant, Ali Rustige, Amira & Lashelle Marlow, Andrew Bamford, Anthony Read, Ashley Burridge, Bethany Higgins, Charl Jordaan, Claire Humphrey, Colin Kloes, Craig Parke, Dan Statham, David Clark, David Harris, David Manrow, David Nurse, Drew Burridge, Fran Afonso, Francesca Manrow, Frank O’Regan, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Jas Dhanda, Jenny Carus, Lee Savage, Lisa Payn, Lou Schofield, Malcolm Woodman, Matthew Aylott, Moray Carey, Nicholas Wade, Paul Chandler, Paul Walters, Pete Statham, Rick Coles, Roger Hillier, Sam Burnett, Sarah Walters, Sharon Brennan, Stephen Smith, Sue Statham, Usha Stevens

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  

Happy Birthday Ian!

I am sure that you will all want to join me in wishing Ian Martin a very Happy Birthday on Wednesday (1st July). It's a milestone birthday for Ian, but I won't say which one, suffice to say that he will be joining a small but elite band of athletes in his age category at the club. 

Return To Coached Training

As you know we have made a limited return to coached training.  Please see the notice board article for more details on how to join the sessions. If you have a place and are unable to make it for any reason please try to give 24 hours' notice so that your place can be reallocated to one of your club mates. Please make sure that you observe the signs at Battlebridge to avoid breaching social distancing regulations. 

Javelin & Hurdles Taster Sessions

Just a reminder that Ellis is running some taster sessions for you to try javelin and/or hurdles. Please see the notice board article for more details on how to join in. 

Branded Club Kit

As you may or may not know we have a range of RPAC branded kit available to buy from iProSports. Is anyone willing to take on the job of reviewing the kit available on the RPAC club zone, to identify any changes or additions? Please let us know by emailing 

Kate's Challenge

You may have noticed Kate Knight's name at the top of the club leaderboard for distance on Strava in recent weeks. As we all know Kate covers an extraordinary amount of ground under normal circumstances, but recently it has been exceptional - over 310km last week alone (not to mention 2550m of climbing). The reason? Since 27th April Kate has been attempting to cover the distance between Lands End and John O' Groats (1083 miles) to raise funds for the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust. On Saturday she passed the 1000 milestone and at the time of writing she has just 63 miles to go. That is really an amazing feat Kate - well done!


Virtual Competitions 

This week's track session includes a 3000m time trial. If you are not able to attend the track why not do your own thing and run 3000m. Let me know your best time. 

5x1 mile handicap relay - this was Week 2 of 4

I thought that it would be good to remind you about who is in which team

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Team 7 Team 8
Adrian Grant Tom Almond Jake Boud Christian Froggatt Malcolm Woodman Adam Parkin Steve Cheesman Ian Stammars
Jas Dhanda Andrew Bamford  Claire Humphrey Gillian O'Regan George Roux Ginevra Stoneley Freddie Roux Ian Martin
Euan Willis Max Orchard Robert Duncton Will John-Cox George Duncton Ian Edmonds Jack Finn ?
Jamilla Ncayiyana Usha Stevens Nat Wilson Adriana Collins Frank O'Regan Julian Rowlands Kate Knight ?
Duncan Mallison Jim Vince Ruth Willis Adrian Bowden Stephen Smith Antony Collins Rob Wigley ?

 

Handicaps for the teams were adjusted based on the previous weeks results as follows

Team 1 06:56, Team 2 04:17, Team 3 04:26, Team 4 00:54, Team 5 06:47, Team 6 02:42, Team 7 02:48, Team 8 00:00. The "mystery guests" in team 8 are people who are running as part of another team (i.e. I am recording their time twice)

 Again I have had to be a little creative with the results as we have a number of people who are injured or who couldn't run for a variety of reasons bu the results were Team 8 38:18, Team 3 38:20, Team 4 39:05, Team 2 39:21, Team 1 40:01, Team 7 40:05,  Team 6 41:57, Team 5 42:25

Handicaps will be adjusted accordingly for next week.

The fastest overall mile was recorded by Freddie Roux (5:20) with Ruth Willis recording fastest time for the ladies (6:09) and Max Orchard the fastest time for the juniors (5:54). Well done all of you.

 Adrian Grant recorded yet another PB with 7:51 and would like to thank Anthony Collins for being his pacer. Lockdown is obviously working for Adrian as his mile PB has dropped by almost 30 seconds since we started these competitions if memory serves me correctly.

Well done to everyone. If you are not competing and would like to please let me know  

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter, especially if you have any bright ideas for competitions.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Senior training groups, w/c 13th July 2020

Updated for week 5, w/c 13th July(not allowing for any swops made directly between you!) To avoid any confusion, the people Usha, Ian and I are expecting at the senior training sessions this week (week 5) are in bold/italics in the lists below....

Event Taster Sessions

Event Taster Sessions Would you like to try a new event?  Now that we’re back to training, we would like to offer both junior and senior members a chance to try out a new event. The sessions are designed to develop new event specific techniques over...

COVID-19 Update, 14th June 2020: Return to coached training

Good news! Following the government relaxation of lockdown and updated advice from England Athletics, we are able to return to small group coached training sessions for Junior event group athletes and Seniors. All Seniors will have just received an...

COVID-19 Update, 1st June 2020

England Athletics have today updated their guidance following the relaxation of the lockdown rules. In summary: Exercise outdoors only in groups of up to 6 people providing athletes/runners maintain social distancing advice i.e. 2m apart if from a...

Summer Evening 10K cancellation

It is with great regret that Chris Veale (Race Director) and I have made the decision that we will not be able to go ahead with the Summer Evening 10K 2020, scheduled for Wednesday 1st July, due to the current government restrictions. We have...