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Recent Volunteers

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

 Hello everyone I hope you're all keeping safe and well.

Welcome to our New Members

Please join me in extending a warm RPAC welcome to the following people who have joined the club very recently 

 Leo Beale, Henry Goggin, Tiago Kelly, Emily Leitch, Florence Minchin, Matilda Minchin,  Florence Mittelstadt, Hazel Moore, Lauren Moore, Belle Rice, William Roland and Alex Sheard 

Apologies if I have missed anyone - let us know who you are and you will get a mention next week 

Hoodie Order

Mike Gent advises that we will shortly be making an order for Junior and Senior hoodies. Look out for the electronic order form that will be circulated by email. 

 

Virtual London Marathon

A number of RPAC athletes took part in the Virtual London Marathon yesterday (October 4th). Well done to all of you! It must have been more challenging than ever given the atrocious weather and the lack of cheering crowds to spur you on. You are all heroes.

Results will be added to the results page in due course, but for the time being here are the ones we know about...

Kate Knight completed 3 marathons in one go as she ran the Dorney Marathon yesterday but was also registered for the virtual London and Loch Ness Marathons.

  

Junior News 

Junior Training Sessions

Training for the U11s has resumed on Saturday mornings. We are still constrained by EA guidelines as to the permissible number of athletes per coach and so will each week be asking who wishes to attend so that we can manage the numbers.  

 

Senior News 

Senior Results

A number of RPAC athletes have managed to find events to run in recent weeks. Full details are available via the "Latest Senior Results" section on the homepage or via the individual result pages.  Here are some highlights.

Malcolm completed his first race in nearly a year last Saturday (26th September) following his surgery - a very respectable 26:39 in the Run Through Lee Valley Velopark 5K. Good to see you back out there Malcolm!

Ginevra has been setting new club records in her age category - firstly the 5K (19:31) in the same race as Malcolm and then on the track at Herne Hill this Saturday (3rd October) she set new category records for the 1 mile (5:35.48) and 3000m (10:48.90) events. Amazing Ginevra!

George Roux completed a very speedy 5K (15:44) in the RunThrough Running GP at Goodwood last Sunday. Well done George!

A bit further from home Jim Vince completed the Isle of Wight marathon in 4:38:58 yesterday (4th October). In his understated style Jim says that it was "a bit hilly" and  "conditions weren't ideal" - that tells me that it was seriously tough!

Senior Training Sessions

Apparently there are roadworks and temporary traffic lights in the Merstham area which are causing serious traffic delays. Make sure you allow yourself extra time to get to Battlebridge. 

You can see the participants of the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday coached sessions here. There are now more than 12 participants on each list, and going forward the numbers for each group will depend on participants occasionally not being able to make an individual session (such as holiday or injury) to limit the groups to 12 people per session. If you know that you can't make a particular session please try to let us know so that your place can be reallocated.

Ian Edmonds is now running an additional "Recovery and Improvers" session starting at 6pm on Mondays from Battlebridge. Please note that this is not a track session.

  

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.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Update on training sessions for all members

To all members, parents & guardians, Following the recent change to COVID-19 restrictions, I am pleased that the advice from both Sport England and England Athletics is that we are able to continue to run club training sessions with more than 6...

Saturday Morning Social Running Group

What's starting? We are starting a Saturday morning gently paced social running group from Saturday 8th August 10:30AM ideal for those who have taken part in our "Couch to 5K" programme for instance, although all members are welcome. Where will we...

COVID-19 Update: Senior coached training

To all Seniors, We have now reviewed the latest EA advice on training, plus Ellis has spoken to EA direct to clarify the situation. We are permitted to increase the number of athletes training at the same time, as long as we maintain an...