rpac banner v2

Recent Volunteers

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

Volunteers @ Priory Relays, 2nd Nov 2019

Adrian Grant, Ali Rustige, Amira & Lashelle Marlow, Andrew Bamford, Anthony Read, Ashley Burridge, Bethany Higgins, Charl Jordaan, Claire Humphrey, Colin Kloes, Craig Parke, Dan Statham, David Clark, David Harris, David Manrow, David Nurse, Drew Burridge, Fran Afonso, Francesca Manrow, Frank O’Regan, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Jas Dhanda, Jenny Carus, Lee Savage, Lisa Payn, Lou Schofield, Malcolm Woodman, Matthew Aylott, Moray Carey, Nicholas Wade, Paul Chandler, Paul Walters, Pete Statham, Rick Coles, Roger Hillier, Sam Burnett, Sarah Walters, Sharon Brennan, Stephen Smith, Sue Statham, Usha Stevens

From Paul Walters

When I ran Worthing parkrun on New Year’s Day 2019 while trying to find a fast one (with a much-improved parkrun PB of 19:31) I was so impressed that I decided to return for my birthday with others.

On Saturday March 23rd 18 people (16 runners) descended on Worthing Parkrun in a minibus provided by Reigate College. This was my first V55 event having had my birthday on the previous day.

Conditions were good – overcast, fairly warm for this time of year with little wind. The course is along the sea front. It sets off in a westerly direction just before the pier, and eventually you turn around a cone to return back to the finish outside a leisure centre a little further east to the start.

You can see the results below, and I’ve added previous bests from just the last year for each runner– PBs are in red. (Note – for some there are much better times historically, so I hope no one minds this format!)

On the day there were of course some injuries and niggles within our group, and quite a few were racing in longer distance running events on the next day, which makes the results even more impressive.

It’s well worth a mention that this was Adrian Grant’s 200th ever parkrun.

Afterwards we went to the Burlington Hotel on Worthing sea front for a breakfast. The hotel did us proud and put us in our own room with a large square table arrangement.

Worthing parkrun breakfast

Breakfast in the hotel

For me, there was no disappointment in finishing one second off my parkrun PB. This was such a lovely event. We were back in Reigate just after mid-day.

We even got a mention in the Worthing parkrun news!

Worthing parkrun minibus

Climbing into the minibus for the return journey

A big thank you to Ian and Janet Moore for coming to support us and taking photos, and also to Ian Edmonds, who stepped in to drive the minibus due to Sarah being unwell.

We want to do this again soon but opening the event up to the club, perhaps at Worthing with a visit back to the Burlington Hotel, or may be at a different location. Watch this space!

Worthing parkrun the group

The group before the start of the parkrun

 

Name

Prev recent PB

Prev recent Age grading

Worthing result

Worthing age grading

Monika KLEINOWSKA

28:56

51.15%

33:43

43:90%

Adrian GRANT

26.53

58.25%

32:44

48.57%

Usha STEVENS

31:35

51.82%

31:37

51.77%

Claire HUMPHREY

26:23

58.31%

30:28

50.88%

David WILLIAMS

29.23

63.41%

29:15

63.70%

Fran AFONSO

27.50

60.24%

29:58

56.62%

Juliette STERN

27:56

58.59%

28:15

60.06%

Stewart MCINTYRE

28:19

62.27%

26:57

65.43%

Ian EDMONDS

25:38

65.41%

25:15

67.06%

Susan CARNELL

25:09

71.97%

24:53

72.74%

Annette MORRIS

23:57

81.00%

24:50

78.12%

Andrew BAMFORD

24:18

65.43%

22:38

70.84%

Michael CLARK

23:10

62.66%

22:09

65.54%

Paul SAPSARD

21:48

74.85%

21:50

75.42%

Paul WALTERS

19:31

78.05%

19:32

78.67%

 

Summer Evening 10K cancellation

It is with great regret that Chris Veale (Race Director) and I have made the decision that we will not be able to go ahead with the Summer Evening 10K 2020, scheduled for Wednesday 1st July, due to the current government restrictions. We have...

Support The YMCA Virtual Fun Run

Throughout May you have the chance to take part in the first (and hopefully last) YMCA East Surrey Virtual Fun Run. You can chose to do either a 1 mile or 5 mile run or walk on a course of your choice. Full details of how to enter are shown here. ...

England Athletics Virtual Club Nights

England Athletics Virtual Club Nights EA have advised that they are holding a series of virtual club nights. The first of these is on Tuesday 21st April if you are interested in signing up for their Quiz. What are Virtual Club Nights? Virtual club...

Virtual Competitions

As mentioned on the RPAC group Facebook page it is my intention to launch some virtual competitions in the absence of the real thing. These competitions will be open to both junior and senior members.  From today (29/03/2020) I'd like to invite you...

Covid-19 Update

17th March 2020: England Athletics have this morning issue updated guidance that "all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social...