Welcome to this week's edition of the RPAC newsletter. I hope you all had an enjoyable Jubilee weekend.
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Wednesday 6th July Volunteers Still Needed for Reigate Priory AC's Summer Evening 10K
Thank you to everyone who has responded so far to the call for volunteers for this year's Summer 10k. We’re well on our way to filling the slots but we still need a lot more to be able to host a safe event for all.
If you volunteered in the past, you appreciate how valuable this event is to our club. We ask if you would be able to carry out the same role again this year or if you prefer, try a different role. Any request for a specific role may be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
As well as marshals on course, we need volunteers in all of the following roles (note that this list is not exhaustive):
- First Aiders
- Lead bikes
- Sweep car (& driver)
- Water station assistance
- Set up and break-down of the course.
There are also a handful of roles that may be suitable for children/juniors.
We do need a number of people to assist in the set up of the course on Tuesday 5th July from 6pm and on 6th July from 2pm (Battlebridge) or 3pm (Priory Park) so if you can assist with either of those, please respond as such via the link below.
If you wish to run in the race and be cheered on by your fellow club members, friends and/or family en-route, we ask that you to volunteer in some way before or after the race. Alternatively, you can provide a volunteer (or two!) to assist while you're donning your red vest around the streets of Reigate.
If you are available to help in any capacity please register via this link. There are a number of roles listed and an area where you can state your preference, should you have one.
Thank you in advance for all your help which makes this event a great success.
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
Max Shines at Surrey & Sussex Schools Pentathlon Meeting
Lilah Breaks Club U17W'S 800m Record - Again!
Oscar runs big 1500m PB at Watford
Ebbisham League from Mike Gent
Dates for the Diary
Ebbisham Boys League
The dates and venues for this year's Ebbisham Boys league are as follows:
Sutton - Sunday 19th June
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:
June 25 at Guildford
9 July at Kingston
27 August at Sutton
Surrey Team Quad Kids
This event is for school years 5 and 6. We need a team of 5 girls and 5 boys. The event is on Wednesday 15 June at the Spectrum in Guildford with a 5:30pm start.
Senior Section News
Belated congratulations to Andrew Reeves and Sarah Pemberton on the recent birth of their son Jackson.
Jubilee Celebration from Reigate Hill Friday 3rd June
On Friday a group of RPAC runners met at the top of Reigate Hill to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a run to Walton Heath and back. The idea was to wear something red, white and blue although clearly some people didn't get the memo . We were blessed with great weather and led by the indomitable Mr Edmonds. Thank you Ian!
Informal Handicap Thursday 9th June
Dorking Tens Sunday 12th June
The Dorking 10 mile race takes place on Sunday 12th June, which incorporates the RPAC 10 mile club championship, the RPAC Grand Prix, the Surrey Road League and the Surrey Ten Mile Road Race Championships, and it's also a great race to boot. There is also a 10K race https://www.dmvac.org/events/dorking-tens/
Southern Athletics League Sunday 12th June
The second SAL match will take place on Sunday 12th June at Lewes Athletics Track.
SAL is a track and field league where the club teams up with Holland Sports AC and Dorking & Mole Valley AC to compete in Division 3 against other clubs from the South East of England.
The meeting is open to U17s, U20s and Seniors (Vets included) and the timetable of events is attached.
We had some excellent performances and fast times at Match 1 and it would be great if more athletes could join us in Lewes.
The Lewes track is located at the end of Mountfield Road behind the Wave Leisure Centre. The post code of the Leisure Centre is BN7 2XG. Further details including parking information will be circulated before the event to anyone competing.
Match 3 will take place on Saturday 16th July at K2 Crawley and Match 4 on Saturday 13th August at Hastings.
Please respond to us (the SAL Team Managers, Jo Davey and Ginevra Stoneley) if you would like to compete or if you have any questions .
Sunday 19th June 10:00AM MABAC @ Holmwood Common
This is our chance to regain second place spot in the league, but we can only do this if we get a good turnout.
At Farnham we lost out to Blackwater Valley because they had twice as many runners as we did. We particularly need more of the ladies to run.
As far as I can tell there are no conflicting local races so why not come and turnout for us?
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 .
Dates for Your Diary
Sunday 12th June - Dorking 10's (10 mile and 10K races) The 10 mile is the RPAC Club Championship 10 mile race, a Grand Prix event, a Surrey Road League and County Championship too. See this.
Sunday 19th June - MABAC @ Holmwood Common
Sunday 26th June Richmond 10K which is a Surrey Road League event as well as a County Championship. See this.
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/
Thursday 28th July - RunReigate Summer 2022 trail races around Gatton Park 5K or 10K see this.
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