All Club News
The next Reigate Priory AC Couch to 5K programme is starting on Saturday 25th September
This 9 week course only costs £15 in total. If you know of anyone who might be interested, full details are here. Registration is now almost full!
Run Reigate 2021
I have done my best to identify everyone who took part in the Run Reigate Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races. It wasn't easy because of the different formats of club name used on the entries and because of the number of new members who presumably entered the race before they were club members, as well as a few long established club members who were presumably too shy to admit that they were members (you know who you are ). So far I have identified 55 members who competed, please let me know if I have missed you. The results are in the senior results section.
There were some stand out performances from both senior and junior RPAC athletes - special mention should be made of Neil Fenwick who finished 8th overall in the Half Marathon in a time of 01:22:13, of Max Smithson who finished 3rd overall in the 10K in a time of 35:09 and of Euan Willis who finished 3rd overall (and first in his age category) in the 5K in a time of 19:49. Euan ran in the U15 age category. There are some pictures of some of the senior runners in the senior section below.
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
Upcoming Junior Events by Mike Gent
Southern Road Relays - Sunday 26th September at Crystal Palace
This event is for U13-U17 boys and girls. All athletes have to be at least 11 years old on the day of the event. Please contact Dave Mills if your child would like to compete
Surrey Cross Country Relays - 30th October - Stoke Park Guildford
This event is for U13-U17 boys and girls. All athletes have to be at least 11 years old on the day of the event. Please contact Dave Mills if your child would like to compete.
Saturday 25th September Juniors Obstacle Course event near Bletchingley, Redhill ***Date for the diary! ***
There are a few tickets remaining for the Junior Obstacle Course event for anyone who intends to attend but has not yet bought a ticket - details in the email that was sent out.
Senior Section News
K2 Track Session Tomorrow (21st September)
A quick reminder that there is a track training session at K2 tomorrow. Details are on the RPAC Calendar. There will be a single session at 19:00 at Battlebridge if you cannot get to K2, again details of the session are on the RPAC Calendar.
Wednesday 29th September - Ed Prickett Track Memorial Race
This event takes place at K2, Crawley at 8:20PM on Wednesday 29th September. An email was sent out to members describing this race on 8th September. Registration is open from 19:00-19:45. You do not need to inform us in advance that you plan to run. You do need to wear a club vest.
The option to purchase the club branded hi-viz tops has been removed from the Love Admin as the order has now been placed. We plan to place another order in a month or so, so if you are stuck for ideas for Christmas presents watch this space.
Thursday 23rd September 7PM session
The location of Thursday night session can be found on the RPAC Calendar. If you haven't been to a Thursday session before please let Nat know before you come. Please note that you must wear some hi-viz clothing and carry a torch. It may not be dark when you leave home but it will get dark during the session.
Photos from Run Reigate
Finishing the 10K - left to right Max Smithson, Gavin Pollock, Katie Pain, Taryn Bennett
The afterglow of the 10K - Juliette Stern, Taryn Bennett, Katie Pain and Linda Rodriguez, Linda Rodriguez and her supporters' club, Juliette Stern
Ruth and Euan Willis, and Maggie Swinnerton and Viv Burgess (one of the graduates of our most recent C25K course)
Half marathon action - Jim Vince and Bethany Higgins on the move (are you sure you were taking this seriously guys?), James England attempting to glide to the finish and Kate Knight and David Neumann who were both raising money for charity. You can visit Kate's fundraising page here and David's here if you'd like to support them.
MABAC League event at Lightwater Country Park
Because of the clash with Run Reigate we only managed to field a team of 6, but what a team! Despite the small number of entrants we still managed to score enough points that we only dropped one place to fourth in the league. Ben Stanton was our first finisher, coming in 5th place overall in 32:08 and Jamilla Ncayiyana was our first lady finisher, finishing in 23rd place overall in 37:10. Full results will be available soon. Well done to all of our intrepid band!
The next MABAC fixture is in Nonsuch Park on Sunday 24th October. Let's get a good string turnout.
Saturday 9th October - Surrey Masters Cross Country Championships in Morden Park
You should have received an email about this today (20th September)
Saturday 16th October - Surrey Cross Country League 1st Fixture
The men are at Epsom Downs and the ladies at Richmond Park. The website for the league is at https://www.surreyleague.org.
Saturday 18th September - Parkrun Results
The consolidated club results are here. Annette Morris set a new PB of 23:23 at Horsham, achieving an age graded score of 86.67% She was 10th female, 76th overall (out of 466 runners) and first in her age category. Well done Annette!
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