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All Member News

URGENT: Summer Evening 10k Volunteers

Thank you very much if you have already volunteered, but if you haven't had a chance yet - your club needs you! As the hosting club, it’s our responsibility to manage the race safely, but we’ll need many more volunteers to achieve this. We are in real need of marshals, people to staff race HQ, and helpers at the finish funnel so please sign up if you can.

If you can help, please complete this Google form specifying your availability and the job you’d like to do. Remember, there are a lot of tasks you can do either before or after the race and still run (such as set up or dismantle the course). Please contact if you have any questions.

Saturday 6th July Parkrun Tourism at Brighton & Hove

We will provide more information next week, but one for the calendar - the next parkrun tourism venue will be Brighton & Hove on Saturday 6th July. We would love to see you there.

Hoodie order ***deadline this Wednesday***

We will be placing an order for the very stylish and comfortable red-branded club hoodies on Wednesday 26th June. Hoodies can be ordered via LoveAdmin by selecting "Optional Extras". You can order with or without a name on the back and you can further personalise by having initials added on the front. Hoodies are available for both juniors and seniors.
 

Couch to 5K Programme starts 28th September

Our next Couch to 5K Programme starts on Saturday 28th September, with optional but recommended lead-in sessions on Saturday 14th September and Saturday 21st September. Participation is free for members, but if you know someone outside the club who might benefit from the programme, please let them know about it. The cost of the 12-week programme, including the optional sessions and parkrun graduation, is £17 all inclusive - an absolute bargain, but it gets even better: Graduates who go on to join our club will see that cost deducted from their joining fee. Of course, our main aim is to get people off the couch and running for health and welfare - joining our club is icing on the cake!

The full details of the programme can be seen here.

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.

Follow us on social media

If you don't already, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram - we're growing, but we need all the support we can get! 

Juniors News  

Ebbisham Boys League Match 2 - Kingston Sunday 23rd June

Summer finally arrived in time for the second match in this year's Ebbisham boys league at Kingston on Sunday. RPAC had a team of seven athletes including three, Ralph Campbell, Lucas Nilsson and Seb Wilkins, all making their first appearance representing the Club. In near perfect conditions there were some strong performances and several PBs recorded At the time of writing the full results are not yet available. However, Rafi Varah recorded PBs in all three of his events, 800m/100m and long jump, including a long jump PB recorded within five minutes of finishing his 800m with the only jump he was allowed. Keagan Stricker-Timmermans also improved his 100m PB and showed his great range in winning the 200m and coming second in the 800m. James De'Ath recorded PBs in both the 100m and 1500m where he finished an impressive fourth. Lucas Nilsson and Ralph Campbell both did the sprint hurdles and 800m , recording strong times in both events. Lucas was second overall in the Hurdles across both divisions on the day. Piers Mathews similarly ran a good 800m and did well in the long jump. . Our only Under 11, Seb Wilkins, ran well in the 150m and 600m, finishing the latter with a late burst of energy seeing him overtake two competitors in the last fifty metres.

The next,  and final, match of this year's Boys league is on Sunday 28th July at Coulsdon.

Athletix Kidz Speed sessions, starting 20 June

Lucy Hoad from Athletix Kidz is running a speed session for 10-12 year olds at Battlebridge, Thursday evenings at 5:00pm; the first session is this Thursday, 20 June. The sessions focus on acceleration, speed endurance and running mechanics. The sessions cost £9 each, but the first session is free. These sessions can be booked via the Athletix Kidz website.
 

Lily B Girls League, 29 June

The next match in this year's Lily B Girls athletics league will be held at Epsom on Saturday 29 June, with events for U11/U13/U15 and U17 Girls.  U11s are school years 4 and 5. The first event is at 1:00pm. Each athlete can do three individual events plus a relay. For U11s, the events are limited to 75m, 600m, Long Jump and the relay. There is no limit on how many athletes we have competing and no cost to enter, but we must register athletes ahead of time. If your daughter would like to compete please let Mike Gent know, with details of their preferred events, by Thursday 27 June.
 

Dates for the Juniors diary

 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

Saturday 21st September Southern Road Relays, Aldershot

 

Seniors News

Ranelagh Richmond 10k, 23 June

Although hot, it looked like a hoot, and some of our participants ended up in the Thames. You can read a full report here.
 
Draft results are here, and we will add the club championship winners soon. Do please check for errors and omissions though.
 

Masters League news

A quick note to apologise that the results from Fixture 3 at Kingston are not yet published on www.rpac.org.uk. We'll do this for next week, but a reminder that the next fixture will be at Sutton on Monday 8th July. Details are here. You can email with any queries.
 

New Strength and Conditioning Class

I’m pleased to announce we have another Strength and Conditioning session taking place starting this Wednesday 26th June

These will be led by Alex Crump at Mercer’s Country Park in Merstham on Wednesdays at 7.15pm. Here is the link to his website detailing more about Alex and what to expect.

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Each 45 minute session is £7 Pay As you Go and there is a QR code on site you can securely pay on arrival.  If you decide you enjoy these sessions, there is the option to pay on subscription at £25 monthly.

There will not be a session the following week as it is the Summer 10K.

Please join the WhatsApp group which will appear here in the email version of this newsletter if you are interested in coming along so that any last minute changes can be communicated.

For anyone interested, a health questionnaire will be sent to you for completion

Summer 10K awards at the ready!

A very quick reminder regarding the Summer 10K. Do please volunteer if you can (see above), but look at all of these wonderful awards! Tell everyone! Do please promote the Summer Evening 10K to all of your running friends. Let's make it a great event.

Up-Coming Races

Cranleigh 7/14/21, 14 July

The MABAC's only fundraising race, the Cranleigh 7/14/21, is coming up on Sunday, 14th July, and it would be terrific to get a great turnout. The race itself is mostly flat, multi-terrain, and you can decide whether you want to run 7, 14, or 21 miles on the day. But more importantly, MABAC relies on profits raised from this to ensure that the league races are free to all member clubs. This year, it will be a championship race for the Association of Running Clubs, under whose jurisdiction all MABAC races are run, so there will be prizes!
 

You can see a full list of other races and 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.

Heritage Trail Series, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens (by Moray Carey)

 
I recently participated in the Summer edition of the Heritage Trail Series which are routed through the panoramic grounds of Leonardslee, 240 acres of woodland gardens set within a steep valley.
 
The 5k/10k Series launched earlier this year and this was the second in the four-event programme, each one scheduled to take place there in a different season.  
 
The undulating course starts at the highest level and there are many descents and ascents, some with extreme gradients! Despite the challenges, runners are rewarded with colourful, ever changing scenery, passing numerous lakes plus a diverse sculpture trail.   
 
After the run, you’re free to explore - and enjoy - the gardens at a more leisurely pace! Accompanying spectators qualify for a reduced admission charge.
 

Dates for the Seniors diary

Saturday 6th July parkrun tourism to Brighton & Hove

Thursday 11th July Jimmy James Handicap, Priory Park

Thursday 27th June SLH NADI 10km XC race

Wednesday 3rd July 7:30PM Reigate Priory AC's Summer Evening 10K

Sunday 14th July Cranleigh 7/14/21

Sunday 21st July Elmbridge 10K - a Surrey Road League race

Sunday 30th June Lingfield 10s races 

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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