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2020 EVENT - CANCELLED

It is with great regret that we have made the decision to cancel the Summer Evening 10K 2020, due to the current government restrictions.
 
We have explored various alternative options. Unfortunately we are unable to move the race to later in the year, because of the lack of daylight.
 
We have also considered the option of a virtual time-trial event, but have concluded that the logistics of this make it too difficult.
 
We hope you stay safe, keep running and join us again in Summer 2021.

 

 

The Summer Evening 10K Under Normal Circumstances

The race usually starts in Reigate's attractive Priory Park (approximate postcode RH2 7BA) before exiting onto scenic, mainly quiet country roads for approx 8.5 km. It then re-enters the park for the remainder of the race within its beautifully landscaped grounds. 

It is operated under UK Athletics rules and the 28th edition of the race was due to commence at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1st July 2020. (UK Athletics licence number TBC). 

We hope that the following information will answer any questions you may have about the race, but otherwise please contact the Race Director using the "Contact Us" form on this website (select the option "Race Director - Summer Evening 10k").

 

Entries for 2020 (DETAILS PENDING)

  • Entries, usually submitted online at Sports Systems are not open for the 2020 event and as a result of the COVID-19 social distancing measures may be subject to alteration.
  • or by post by downloading, printing and filling in the entry form, then mailing it with a cheque made payable to RPAC to:

The Race Secretary, RPAC Summer Evening 10K, 70 Nutfield Road, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3HA.

A stamped addressed envelope is not required.  You'll collect your race number and timing chip from Race HQ on the day. 

The advance entry fees are £12.00 with UKA licence or £14.00 unattached. Please note a small supplement is payable when entering online.

If you have any queries, please contact the "Race Director - Summer 10k" via the "Contact Us" form on the RPAC website.

Entries on the day

The event has previously sold out so make sure of your place in the 2019 race by entering promptly! If however the pre-set race limit has not been reached in advance, the website will be updated to show the number of places available on race day which will be sold on a first come, first served basis from 6pm onwards @ £14.00 if you hold a UKA licence, otherwise £16.00, until a maximum of 550 runners is reached. 

 

Race numbers and timing chips

Photo Credit : SussexSportPhotography.com

On race day, please collect from Race HQ:

  • Your race number which must be pinned to the front of your running top. It must not be folded, cut or mutilated - and please fill in the medical information on the reverse
  • Your timing chip which should be attached to your shoe laces as per the instructions on the accompanying envelope

 

Race HQ and Facilities

 

RPAC is grateful to Pistachios in the Park for generously making their circular, glass Priory Park Pavilion Cafe available as our Race HQ. Contained within this strategically sited, iconic building are toilets and limited changing facilities although the cafe may not be open for refreshments. Near the Start will be a supervised, covered bag store where you may leave kit bags at your own risk. 

 

Transport and parking

Reigate Railway Station is on the Reading-Tonbridge line with connections at Redhill to the London-Brighton line and is a few minutes walk to the town centre. If arriving via the M25 exit at Junction 8 (Reigate) and follow the signs for the town centre down the A217 Reigate Hill. Parking is free in the public car parks after 6pm. They are located at Bell St (the closest), Upper West St and Bancroft Rd.

Do not park in Morrisons’ car park which is for their customers’ use. They fine anyone exceeding their stated time limit! Nor should you park on the grass in the Priory Park, please.

 

The course & race information

The course has been accurately measured by the Association of UK Course Measurers and is signed with km markers. Unfortunately, due to its undulating nature, it is unsuitable for wheelchair athletes. The race will start at 7:30pm prompt near the tennis courts. Please assemble at the Start in good time and listen carefully to the pre-race instructions.

All roads along the route will remain open to traffic so please use the pavement wherever available. The course will be well marshalled for your safety and that of other road users. Additionally a Medical Despatch Ambulance and crew has been booked to provide medical cover and qualified First Aiders will be deployed round the course and in the sweep vehicle.

A pace bike will lead the runners around the course to warn other road users a race is in progress. Marshals will be deployed at strategic points along the route supplemented by “caution” and directional signs at regular intervals. You must obey instructions from marshals and race officials at all times!

 

Starting from Priory Park the route heads right onto Park Lane then turns left onto the A25, West Street. At the Black Horse turn left into Flanchford Road. For the next 5 kms the route is largely over undulating country lanes without pavements. Please take care, keep to the left at all times and be extremely careful at blind bends. Turning left into Clayhall Lane there is a short climb at Flanchford Farm followed by a narrow section and a sharp bend to the right into Slipshatch Road, where there is a drinks station, just after 5k. A few hundred metres further on 2 new, staggered traffic islands have been installed which reduce the width of the road with priority given to traffic approaching you. This location will be marshalled but extreme care must be taken.

The route enters residential roads at about 6K where you must use the footpath along Sandcross Lane and in Park Lane East. Turning right from Park Lane East into Park Lane at 7K you encounter a challenging hill! Note this road is narrow, twisting and largely without pavements, so please take care, be mindful of traffic and follow the instructions of marshals. After reaching the top you descend and are within the last mile or so. When you re-enter Priory Park there is a sharp turn to the right taking you across the grass, around the Pond and back to the finish.

After finishing your timing chip will be removed to ensure your time is recorded. Your finishing time will subsequently be texted to your mobile phone if you have given your number when entering. 

 

To see the Summer Evening 10K course on YouTube, please click here (courtesy of jamesthekat)

 

Summer Evening 10k Profile

Water Stations

Water will be available from an on-course drinks station sited at about 5k and at the finish. Please stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water in advance of the race. 

 

Prizes & Awards

Every finisher will receive a momento. In 2019, we aim to deliver an eco-friendly event so all finishers receive a reusable RPAC bamboo cup: 

There will also be distinctive awards for the following:

 

 

Category              Category
1st man (irrespective of age)   1st woman (irrespective of age)
2nd man (irrespective of age)   2nd woman (irrespective of age)
3rd man (irrespective of age)   3rd woman (irrespective of age)
1st MV40   1st FV35
1st MV50   1st FV45
1st MV60   1st FV55
1st MV70   1st FV65
1st men’s team (3 to score)   1st women’s team (3 to score)

 

 

Notes:

  • Prizes will be awarded based on Gun Time Results supplied by Sport Systems
  • There will be no distinction between veterans and seniors for the main prizes
  • Each runner may win only one individual award
  • The presentations will take place in the vicinity of the race Finish as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the race

 

Results 

Full results for the 2019 race are available from Sports Systems here.

Previous race results

2018 ... 2017 ... 2016 ... 2015 ... 2014 ... 2013 ... 2012 ... 2011

 

Our Sponsor

The RPAC Summer evening 10k is kindly sponsored by Thurlowe Clarke

Thurlowe Clarke are Chartered Financial Planners who help clients to identify their life and financial goals. These are prioritised and a plan is put together to help the client to achieve their goals. Regular reviews monitor progress and make amendments as appropriate. They are independent which means we search the whole of the market for the most suitable financial product for their clients.

You can contact Thurlowe Clarke by calling 01737 237560 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Terms & Conditions

 

Refunds

Regrettably, in common with other races, no refund can be made to any entrant who withdraws through injury, illness, lack of training, change of plan or for whatever reason. 

Cancellation

The organisers reserve the right to cancel the race in circumstances beyond our control, for instance if adverse weather (or the threat of adverse weather) should make conditions too dangerous for competitors or a serious incident occurs which prevents the race going ahead. In this event no refunds can be given. Entry fees are invested in the cost of staging the event and the main costs to contractors, suppliers, administration etc are already committed well before race day. If the event is cancelled all residual proceeds will be donated to local charities chosen by RPAC, after the deduction of costs incurred.

Headphones & similar devices 

In common with other races held on roads not closed to traffic the wearing of headphones, or similar devices, is not permitted. 

Time Limit 

Time limits are needed for the comfort, health and safety of entrants, Marshals and other personnel involved. All entrants should reasonably expect to complete the 10k course within 90 minutes which equates to a pace of 9 minutes per kilometre or 14.5 minutes per mile. Chip timing will cease 90 minutes after the start of the race and dismantling of the Finish area will then commence.    

 

Reigate Priory AC wishes you a safe and enjoyable run!

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