All Club News
Summary Minutes for May's RPAC Committee Meeting
They can be read here.
Saturday 23rd July Remembrance of John Smallwood
John Smallwood's family are organising an afternoon of remembrance on the 23rd of July. Could anyone that wants to attend please contact Gavin Lawrence on as he has been asked to provide possible numbers.
Painting the Container
Are you a painter/decorator and would be able to quote us to paint the Reigate Priory AC container at Battlebridge Track? If so please do get in touch. You can email and we can pass on your details.
Wednesday 6th July Summer Evening 10k by Moray Carey, Acting Race Director
It’s only just over 1 week until we host the Summer Evening 10k on Wed 6th July!
Currently we have 130 entries and we'd really like to increase this for the big day.
Way of helping to achieve this include:
- Asking in places where you may have connections or contacts to display the A5 race flyer (available on our website here)
- sports’ clubs (both athletic and other)
- fitness groups
- sports’ shops
- works and community notice boards
2. Sharing any posts about the race posted on the club’s Facebook page (or creating your own)
Thanks in advance!
Sportsshoes.com Discount Code (actually for June)
We missed sending you this I think? The latest code will be shared in the email version of this newsletter. Please do not share this code outside of the club.
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
Wednesday 15th June Surrey Quad Kids
The Young Athletes Club in Guildford hosted their annual Surrey Quad Kids Championship on Wednesday 15th June. Teams of five girls and five boys compete in a multi event formula.
The weather was fabulous and we had a lovely evening of athletics. There were some great individual performances, Mateo Mahop was second overall, by one point and Daisy Barton, Lisette Matthews and Lilah Twohy were 6th, 8th and 11th respectively in the Girls competition, but as important was the very strong and consistent scoring across the team with Jonty Smallwood, Gillies Macgregor, Oliver Agius, George Duncton, Daniel Kloes, Flora Cowan, Freja Kargbo and Charlotte Ebbs all scoring well. At the end of the evening we were delighted to find ourselves third overall.
Thanks very much indeed to Ginevra, Niall Macgregor and Dan Matthews for their assistance with the officiating.
Saturday 25th June Match 2 of the Lily B League
Saturday 25th June English Schools regional final
Competing against schools from Kent, Sussex, London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex, Max Orchard came a very respectable 7th with a total of 2134 points.
In fact he was only 17 points off 6th and a place at the National finals, not bad in his first year. Along the way he achieved new PB's in his 80m hurdles (13.01 secs), Long Jump (5.34m) and 800m (2.15.52)
Dates for the Diary
Ebbisham Boys League
The dates and venues for this year's Ebbisham Boys league are as follows:
Coulsdon - Sunday 17th July
This league has events for U11-U15 boys.
Lily B Girls League
The Lily B is a track and field league for U11 to U17 girls. The remaining fixtures for this season are:
9 July at Kingston
27 August at Sutton
Senior Section News
Saturday 16th July Couch to 5K Graduation at Ifield Mill Pond parkrun
Put this in your calendar. You can run at your own pace, support our runners, or come and spectate, but it'd be great to see you. We will be also going for breakfast at the Crawley Toby Carvery off the A23 afterwards. If you'd like to attend for breakfast please let us know by emailing . We'll be meeting at Gossops Green Parade (RH11 8HH) at 8:30AM.
Sunday 26th June Richmond 10K
This is a Surrey Road League event as well as a County Championship.
Results as follows...
You can see the full results at https://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/Ranelagh%20Harriers%20Richmond%2010K%202022/4727
Sunday 26th June Andrew Patrick gets silver in the 100m
Paddy achieved silver in the Surrey Masters 100m on Saturday. He tells us that this was in the breaststroke!
Sunday 26th June Eton Dorney 10K
Linda Rodriguez took part in the Eton Dorney 10K last weekend. It would have been a lot more efficient and certainly faster to run it, but swim she did.
It took her 4 and a half hours, which was far longer than she'd expected, but there was a fair amount of wind making some choppy, washing-machine conditions. She also decided, rather last minute, to ditch the wetsuit and go skins -- the water was a tropical 20 degrees, after all -- but that made for a slower time and some chill fatigue at times. All in all she reports that it was a pretty good swim and she's feeling more ready for her 7.5 miles in Ullswater in a few weeks!
Sunday 26th June Denbies North Downs Half Marathon
... and back to running, Hannah Williams completed the Denbies North Downs Half Marathon in 02:28:09.
Due to resting a number of injuries and illnesses she tells us that she was very unprepared (but finally healthy!) at the start line.
Hannah says "the weather was amazing and the course was beautiful - worth all the hills for the views" (although she's not sure that she was saying that at the time).
Sunday 26th June Giant's Head Half, Dorset
Gail Griffiths's photos from the Giant's Head Half in Dorset. Blimey Gail, I'm comparing the size of the ice creams with the size of your heads. Did you manage to finish them?
Sunday 26th June Cotswold Way 100Km
Kate reports that she's completed yet another marathon.
Kate tells us that the route was very hilly and brutal in places, but she enjoyed every moment. She started Saturday morning and finished on Sunday evening.
Sunday 24th July MABAC Surrey Slog Half Marathon
The Surrey Slog Half Marathon is organised by MABAC. It is a major fundraiser for them (in fact it's their only fundraiser this year) and this enables them to stage the regular fixtures throughout the year. As a member club we are required to provide a small number of volunteers to help marshal the race. It takes place around Holmbury Hill near Holmbury St. Mary.
If you are able to help out please let me know by emailing .
Thursday 28th July Run Reigate Trail Race (by Moray Carey)
Run Reigate, creators of the Run Reigate series of races in September, added another event to their portfolio in February - the Run Reigate Trail.
The one-lap 5k or two-lap 10k took place within the picturesque grounds of Gatton Park but on an altogether different route to the original Gatton 10k designed and hosted by the Redhill & Surrey Beagles, latterly RPAC.
Run Reigate’s moderately undulating course starts on the elevated Parterre (terrace) overlooking the grounds below through which it meanders, including skirting the lake.
They’ve now decided to reprise this race but in the summer - at 6.30pm on Thursday 28th July (an unfortunate choice of date since it clashes with the final SLH Informal 10k of the summer).
The event is chip timed and your entry fee of £25 for either distance earns you a finishing memento of a medal and buff. A parking space may be pre-booked but is chargeable.
For more information see www.runreigate.com/trail-event
Thursday 23rd June quiz night at the Blue Anchor
Report from the field... last quiz night two weeks ago the Reigate Priory AC team lead the whole way to be pipped at the last round to come 2nd. Last Thursday we thought we had it in the bag, drew and lost the decider - 2nd again!
The thing is we still got more than our stake back and a bottle too, so not all bad! (Money went to the YMCA by the way.)
Sunday 11th September The Big Dipper 2022
We've had this event passed to us. If you're interested in a very challenging half, try this one near Sheffield. If you fancy a 510m climb this could be for you! https://www.dronfieldrc.co.uk/big-dipper
Dates for Your Diary
Wednesday 6th July - Reigate Priory AC Summer Evening 10K - see this for more information.
Saturday 16th July - Elmore 7 which is in the RPAC Grand Prix and Surrey Road League. See this.
Sunday 24th July - Surrey Slog Half Marathon This race is an open race organised by MABAC. The profit from this race means that the regular MABAC league fixtures can continue. Please support it if you can. The course is described as "challenging but rewarding, hilly and undulating". More details are at https://running.mabac.org.uk/surrey-slog-half-marathon/
We are also looking for volunteers to help marshal this event. Let me know if you are able to help
Thursday 28th July - RunReigate Summer 2022 trail races around Gatton Park 5K or 10K see this.
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