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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

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

The idea behind Reigate Priory AC's Couch to 5K Programme

If you want to get fitter and healthier, run socially with others or feel better in yourself, then perhaps this is for you. 

Whatever your motivation, we are running a Couch to 5K training programme designed for beginners, to progressively build up running ability so that you can run 5Km without stopping by the end of the 9 week course.

Couch to 5Km training courses are widely available, and so this is a tried and tested method widely accessible to everyone.

You might be aware that 5Km is generally the distance of all Parkruns, which are running events all over the UK and beyond that are free and take place on each Saturday morning.

This programme will condition you for running these regularly should you wish to do so, and our local Parkrun is in our very own Reigate Priory (as well as Banstead Woods, Denbies, Tilgate Park, Horsham, etc.)

Our current intention for the 10th week is for Couch to 5K graduation to take place for this course on Saturday 27th November 2021 at Riddlesdown Parkrun, but of course this relies on the availability of the event.

Above you can see the Couch to 5K graduation day from our last course, held in Reigate Priory.

 

The date of the next programme

The next Reigate Priory AC Couch to 5K training programme is from Saturday 25th September to Saturday 27th November 2021 at 10:30AM each week.

Meet location is in front of the Reigate Priory by the Sunken Garden.

 

Participation

This programme is open to absolutely anyone (aged 18 or above) as long as you do not have a health condition that excludes you from the course. If you do have a medical condition, then please see the Reigate Priory AC Couch to 5km Training Programme information and Registration Form for more details.

 

COVID-19

While participating on this course, we will all need to follow the current government guidance towards each other and all users of Priory Park.

 

The schedule for the programme

The programme lasts for 9 weeks. There is a schedule that you will receive with three activities per week, starting with gentle walk / run exercise, and ending with continuous running.

On the Saturday of each of these weeks you will be expected to join a communal training session in Reigate's Priory Park at 10:30AM, led by leaders and coaches of Reigate Priory AC.

For the other two sessions within each week, you need to follow the schedule in your own time, and we advise all participants of the programme to not exceed the training programme during the week.

On the tenth week, you will be invited to take part in a 5km run.

After the tenth week, you may wish to join Reigate Priory AC to take part in our running, which includes a Saturday Social running group that runs at 10:30AM in Priory Park.

 

The cost of the Couch to 5K Training Programme

The cost of the programme is £15, payable once you have submitted the registration form. This amount will be deducted from your first membership fee should you decide to join Reigate Priory Athletic Club.

Other than this, there are kit requirements, so you need suitable running shoes, a watch or phone to track your time (device with GPS or heart rate monitor not necessary), you'll need high-vis clothing and a torch if you will be running during hours of darkness, and for female participants, a good fitting sports bra is recommended. See the Information and Registration Form for more details on these kit requirements.

 

About Reigate Priory AC

We are a well-established local running club with a history back to the 1970's. While we do perform in competition to a high level, we pride ourselves in being a running club for all ages and abilities. While we encourage our members to take part in competition (and we do have competition for all ability groups) the primary objective is to enjoy the participation within the club.

 

Further details and contacts

Please see the Reigate Priory AC Couch to 5km Training Programme information here, the Registration Form here, and the programme schedule here.

You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries or require further information.

If you have others who are interested you can distribute our Couch to 5K poster.

The couch to 5km course is limited to 12 places. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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