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Volunteers @ Priory Relays 6/11/2021

Ashley Burridge, Andrew Patrick, Ben Stanton, Caroline Wheatley, Ceryl Sandberg, Colin Kloes, David Harris, David Neumann, Donna Barrington Smith, Frank O'Regan, Gillian O'Regan, Ginevra Stoneley, Graham Bull, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Jake Boud, Jas Dhanda, Jo Hennessey, Karima Graham, Kate Knight, Kirsten Mackison, Kirsten Stone, Malcolm Woodman, Mike Pocock, Moray Carey, Naomi Jones, Neil Freeman Jones, Paul Walters, Richard Friar, Roman Thompson-Lamont, Sarah Pemberton, Sarah Walters, Sharon Miller, Shiva Shivagnanam, Usha Stevens and Viv Burgess

Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10K - 21/7/2021

Janet Moore, Ian Moore, Paddy Patrick, Ian Thomas, Natalie Perrott, Usha Stevens, Ewan McKay, Ian Crouch, Moray Carey, Nat Wilson, Max Wilson, Andrew Bamford, Mel Fulton Bell, Mike Gent, Ellis Cain Jones, Chris Veale, Claire Humphrey, Colin Kloes, Linda Rodriguez, Neil Fenwick, Caroline Wheatley, Amelie Potter, Sophia Potter, Lisa Payn, Thomas Payn, Nathan Payn, Jake Boud, Adrian Grant, Ed Clements, Tom Almond, Al Smith, Rick Coles, Laura Ebbs, Charlotte Ebbs, Taryn Bennett, Taryn's boyfriend Tom, Sharon Miller, Mike Pocock, Andrew Pringle, Andy Walker, Nick Wade, Tanya O'Connor, Jay Johnson, James England, Angie Steadman, Miller Hannah, Ruth Willis, Steve Watkins, Richard Scrase, Antony Reed, Alex Green, Fran Alfonso, Carol Orchard, Felix Kennedy, Kate Knight, Tom Ryan, Nick Day, Ian Edmonds, Michael Stanley, Michael Bashford, Lucy Berryman, Jas Dhanda, Hannah Wright, Gail Hill, Paul Chandler, Stephen Smith, Jack Finn, Ralph Tuckwell, Ashleigh Brailsford, Elaine Reddyhof, Andrew Bennett, Chris Halliday, Ian Burks, Donna Barrington-Smith, Adam Lloyd, Frank O'Regan, Chris Daniels, Jenny Carus, Sarah Pemberton, Anthony Collins, Ben Son, Ellis Cain-Jones

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

A Day For Getting Lost and Losing Things

A team of 23 RPAC runners travelled to the wilds of Surrey for the MABAC event held on Farley Heath on Sunday morning. There were nearly 3 early MIAs as Andrew Bamford had a "senior moment" and headed for the Winterfold Forest venue instead, taking Jo Hennesy and Kate Knight with him. In fairness the Winterfold Forest venue isn't too far away (as the crow flies) and the mistake was rectified after a couple of U-turns and a frantic phone call to Ian Edmonds. Having safely arrived at the venue taken the roll call and issued numbers we set off for the race start. 

The race starts on a sandy downhill which soon deteriorates into mud and then climbs through a deep gulley which can only really be traversed in single file. The rest of the course is a mixture of climbing, narrow paths through woodland and sand, lots of sand! The finish is hard as it is about half a mile of climb in at times fairly deep sand.  

Paul (not Paula as he is listed in the results) Walters was running in the one lap race and was out in front when he was given duff information by the marshals and sent the wrong way. Fortunately he realised the mistake before too long and didn't get too lost. It probably cost him a place though as he finished in second spot. Fortunately this didn't make any difference to the scoring as all finishers in the one lap race get two points. 

In the two lap race we took four out of the first fifteen places with Andrew Reeves finishing in third place, Neil Fenwick in sixth, Frank O'Regan in eleventh and Ian Stammars in fifteenth. Our first lady home was Alice Smith in 40th place followed closely by Bethany Higgins in 42nd place (3rd and 4th ladies overall). We had two runners making a MABAC debut (and I think a debut in RPAC vests) - these were Jeremy Greenwood and Jo Hennessy, who finished in 28th and 87th place respectively. Both were scoring athletes. (If you ever are feeling bored and have a spare hour you can find out about the arcane MABAC scoring system here) We also "lost" an athlete as Gavin Lawrence does not (at the time of writing) appear in the results - by a process of elimination we have worked out the he is really the second of the two Ravi Patels listed in the results. Toby Kent pulled a calf muscle and sadly had to pull out after one lap. He added to a day of losses by leaving his gloves behind, although fortunately Jo Hennessy spotted them and picked them up. 

Another strong turnout meant that we retain our third place spot in the League behind Dorking and Mole Valley AC and Wimbledon Windmilers. 

Some of the RPAC team at the start including Alastair Swanepoel in foreground, Lisa Payn with her back to the camera

Andrew Reeves (left) was first home for RPAC in third place and Neil Fenwick was sixth

Frank O'Regan was eleventh and Ian Stammars was fifteenth (is that Paul Sapsard in the background?)

Full results will be available the results section soon 

The next MABAC event is on AT 10:00 ON Sunday 5th December at Winterfold Forest.




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