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Parkrun Tourism to Lancing Beach Green Saturday 11th May *** this Saturday ***

We are going to Lancing Beach Green parkrun on this Saturday 11th May where we will take part in the parkrun as well as visit Perch on Lancing Beach café for breakfast.

For Satnav use BN15 8RA. The A27 is closed on the east of Lancing, so we suggest going down the A24 from Dorking or Horsham, and approaching Lancing from the west. There is a car park directly next to start and finish, which costs £1 for two hours or £4 for all day. There is also free parking in surrounding side roads. We intend setting off from Reigate at 7:15AM to make sure of an 8:30AM arrival.

Brian Churchard, a previous club member, has moved to Lancing and will be running and breakfasting with us.

It'd be lovely to see you at Lancing. You can see full details of our parkrun tourism on this link. Get in touch with the RPAC Parkrun Tourism Managers if you have any queries - details on the Who's who page.

 

Membership renewals

Membership renewals have now been sent, please ensure prompt payment is made. If anyone has not received their renewal, please let us know by emailing .  Should you not wish to renew, please also let us know to avoid unnecessary emails.

Many thanks to all those who have paid so far.

 

Send us your results, please!

If you participate in an event, email  to let us know your results. Please submit by Sunday evening at the latest to allow us to meet the deadline for the Surrey Mirror sports pages. 

 

Juniors News  

Lily B Girls Track and Field Match - Guildford

The first girls' Lily B track and field match of the season was held at Guildford on Saturday. The weather was kind to us, even hot at times, and it was great to have twenty six athletes from the Club competing.

There were a number of excellent performances. Rose Holmes in her first event for the Club came third in the 100m and fourth in both the 200m and Long Jump. Emma Aries was first overall in the U11 Long Jump and was RPAC's fastest U11 75m runner on the day. Just behind her in the 75m were Eleni Harvey and Lucy Pace.  Morgan Du Preez and Penelope Gargowitcz were the fastest of the RPAC runners in the U11 600m. Olivia Aries achieved PBs in both the 1500m and the High Jump with her height in the latter achieving a level 4 under the EA PB awards. Summer Snelgrove did very well in the discus finishing fifth overall across the two matches and achieving a distance that placed her fifth on the RPAC all time U15 list. Jessie Humber ran strongly in the 800m achieving a time of 2:45 that achieves a level 4 under the PB awards and Olive Barton did similarly in the U13 1500m with a time of 5:45. Olive also achieved a Level 4 in the U13 Long jump as did Leila Modarres and Maya Pocock. Florence Tombleson and Millie Mckay both ran impressively in the U15 800m whilst the U11 girls relay team of Morgan, Lucy, Penelope and Amira Jaffar combined very well to finish fourth in the U11 4 X 100m relay. There were also some very encouraging performances from Scarlett Maxwell, Miia Voutilainen, Toluwa Omotosho, Vhari Macgregor and Imogen Leung in their first athletics match for the Club. Thank you very much indeed to Ashley Burridge and Valerie Du Preez who were our officials on the day.


YMCA Fun Run - Sunday 5th of May

It was great to see some RPAC Junior athlete to the fore in the YMCA fun run on Sunday 5th May. Ted Smythe was second boy in the U16 race whilst Millie Mckay, Daisy Barton and Eva Amsdell- Edmunds were first, second and third girl respectively in the U16 girls race. In the U12 boys race Rafi Varah was second with Oscar Harris and Thomas Adshead also well up the field. Olive Barton and Charlotte Ebbs were first and second girl.

 

Dates for the Juniors diary 

Monday 27th May YAC Quad Kids and Open event 

Saturday 1st June Lily B Girls Track and Field League, David Weir Centre, Sutton

Saturday 15 June Athletix Kidz Open at Hawthorns School

Sunday 23rd June Ebbisham Boys Track and Field League, Kingston

Saturday 29th June Lily B Girls Track and Field League, Epsom

Wednesday 3rd July Surrey Quad Kids Team Event for Years 5 and 6, 6 pm 

Sunday 28th July Ebbisham Boys Track and Field League, Coulsdon

Saturday 24th August Lily B Girls Track and Field League, Kingston

 
 

Seniors News

YMCA Fun Run - Sunday 5th of May

We had a total of at least 35 seniors and vets running the 1 mile and 5 mile events at the YMCA Fun Run this year, which is an increase on last year.

The event takes place in Priory Park, and includes adult 1 mile and 5 miles races, as well as junior races for various age categories. For this year's event the weather was kind, and it appeared to be a great success - everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

You can see the results for the seniors here, where you'll find that first in the 5 mile race was Steve Cheesman in a time of 31:11, followed by Rob Wigley (31:29) and 1st lady Eloise Bull (32:02).  Laura Ebbs was 1st FV40 (33:01), Alice Smith (running as an SLH) was 1st FV50 (37:11) and Annette Morris was 1st FV60 (43:33). Duncan Mallison was 2nd in the 1 mile race (6:14), and Gillian O'Regan came in 6th place and was 1st lady (7:09).

There is a picture gallery for the event here.

 

Richmond Half Marathon, Sunday 12th May

It is not too late to participate in this Surrey Road League event - see the event web site here. You can see details of the Surrey Road League here. Get in touch with the Surrey Road League Captains if you have any queries - details on the Who's who page.

 

Masters League Fixture 1, Monday 13th May

You still have time to get your name down for this event. The Masters league is a fantastic and accessible way to be able to compete in track and field events with people of similar ages and abilities, with age categories starting at V35 for men and women. The first fixture, on Monday, 13th May, will be held at Wimbledon Track; the track and field events you can take part in are below:

Our club records are listed here. You may even have an eye on taking a club record for your age category at the Masters League!

There are further details of the Masters League on our website here. We will need to schedule who is running which event, so if you're interested in giving this a try do please contact us on  to indicate your interest or to ask any queries.

 

Up and coming fixtures

You lucky people - so much choice for running this summer! Whether club championship races, MABAC, Surrey Road League, SAL, Masters League, XC, parkrun tourism or other events we take part in, there's many an opportunity to don the RPAC vest. You can see a full list of events on our website here.

Do get in touch with the appropriate league managers if you have any queries - see the Who's who page to find out the contact details. All of these events should be on our calendar.

 

Dates for the Seniors diary

Saturday 11th May 9:00AM

Parkrun tourism event @ Lancing Beach Green

Sunday 12th May

Surrey Road League event Richmond Half

Sunday 12th May

Run Gatwick

Monday 13th May

Masters League fixture 1 @ Wimbledon

Saturday 18th May

SAL fixture 1 @ Tooting

Sunday 19th May 10:00AM

Farnham Park MABAC league event.

Thursday 30th May

SLH NADI 10km XC race

Sunday 2nd June

Dorking 10 which is a Surrey Road League event and a club championship and club Grand Prix event.

Monday 3rd June

Masters League fixture 2 @ Epsom

Saturday 8th June 9:00AM

Parkrun tourism event @ Kingdom

Tuesday 11th June 7:30PM

Denbies MABAC league event.

Saturday 15th June

SAL fixture 2 @ Twickenham

Monday 17th June

Masters League fixture 3 @ Kingston

Sunday 23rd June

Richmond 10k which is a Surrey Road League event and a club championship.

Thursday 27th June

SLH NADI 10km XC race

Wednesday 3rd July 7:30PM

Reigate Priory AC's Summer Evening 10K.

 

WhatsApp groups

The links to the main club WhatsApp groups are published in the email version of this newsletter. Make sure that you are added to the appropriate WhatsApp groups for any weekly sessions you may participate in.

 

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