Happy New Year!
On behalf of Paul and myself I would like to wish all or our readers a very Happy New Year. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year break and that you and your families managed to avoid the Omicron variant. Let us hope that 2022 will see the back of it and allow us to return to normality.
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Awards Evening At Perrywood Sports & Social Club Saturday 22nd January 2022
A reminder that our combined awards evening is to be held on Saturday 22nd January 2022 at Perrywood Sports & Social Club in Honeycrock Lane, Salfords.
The evening will commence at 6.00pm for Juniors with music to enjoy with your fellow club runners. Seniors should arrive from 7.30pm to purchase drinks prior to the awards ceremonies which will commence at 8.00pm.
Following the awards presentations, all attendees are invited to continue enjoying the evening's festivities. Finger food is included in the price of the evening and will be served throughout the evening so please let us know when booking if you have any food allergies. A bar is available at the sports and social club to buy refreshments. The bar is able to take both cash and card payments.
The evening will cost £10 per person. We request that juniors are accompanied by at least one one adult per child / family. Seniors are welcome to bring their significant others.
To secure your booking, please book your ticket(s) via LoveAdmin. There are two booking options available. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please select the second option to flag this, as this enables us to cater for your needs.
In the event that COVID rules prevent the evening from going ahead, we will postpone the event and provide refunds on request.
Coming Soon - Changes to the RPAC Website
Watch this space for details of the changes being made to the club website.
Reigate Priory AC Couch to 5K Programme starting Saturday 22nd January 2022
Registration is now open for the next programme starting on Saturday 22nd January.
You can see full details on this page. If you know someone who may be interested please do pass on the details.
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 XC Fixtures from David Mills
Good luck to all our runners at next Sunday's Surrey XC Championships (Sunday 9th January at Denbies). Entries are now closed and race day information will be forwarded to those competing.
The following weekend, on Saturday 15th, it is the third of the four Surrey XC League matches. This is taking place at Mitcham Common with the girls races at 12pm and the boys at 2pm.
There are races for U13's, U15's and U17's. Anyone can turn up and run for the club, including those in year 6 who, if they are not yet 11, will be deemed non-scorers. If you took part in either of the first two matches at Richmond Park or Wimbledon Common, please don't forget to bring your Surrey League number.
On Saturday 22nd January the Surrey Schools XC Championships will be held in Priory Park.
Senior Section News
Club training sessions this week
Sessions will resume tomorrow (Tuesday 4th January 2022).
Men's and Ladies' Cross Country Saturday 15th January
Both the ladies' and the men's teams are in action on Saturday 15th January. The ladies' race is at Mitcham Common at 11am and the men's race is at Richmond Park at 3pm.
If you wish to run please contact your team captains if you haven't already done so - or
Further details will be sent out to individuals nearer the time.
Sunday 16th January - MABAC Windsor Great Park - Club Grand Prix
The first event in our relaunched Club Grand Prix (details TBA) will be the MABAC event on Sunday 16th January in Windsor Great Park. This is an unusual MABAC event in that it is longer than normal at approximately 8 miles and it is mostly on paths. More details are here. Parking in the park is very pricey, so car shares are essential. More details about meeting times,e tc. will follow in next week's newsletter.
Sunday 27th February 2022 Wokingham Half - RPAC Club Championship
A reminder that the first Club Championship race of 2022 is the Wokingham Half Marathon on Sunday 27th February. Places are still available here but with over 3000 entries so far and a 3500 limit you need to apply soon if you are planning to run. Entries close once the limit has been reached or on 16th February 2022 at the latest.,
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