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Reigate Priory AC News 25th May 2020

Reigate Priory AC News 25th May 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  It seems like a very long time since we able to run and compete together, hopefully the restrictions will ease in the not too distant future. At least the weather is being kind still.

 

YMCA Virtual Fun Run

You have until next weekend (31st May) to support our friends at the YMCA by taking part in their virtual fun run. More details are on the noticeboard

   
Virtual Competitions 

 5x1 Mile Relay - This was Week 2 of 4

Team 1 was the fastest team again with a combined total time for the 5 miles of 33:11 - an improvement of 19 seconds from last week. Well done to Adrian Grant, Jas Dhanda, Euan Willis, Jamilla Ncayiyana and Duncan Mallison who make up that speedy team. 

The finishing order was Team 1 (33:30), Team 2 (34:33), Team 3 (34:42), Team 4 (35:45), Team 5 (35:47), Team 7 (36:34), Team 6 (36:56). Team 5 showed the biggest improvement - over 2 minutes. Team 6 lost the most amount of time, largely because Julian Rowlands is nursing an injury and wasn't able to run at speed.

The fastest men were George Roux (5:09), Freddie Roux (5:40), Duncan Mallison (5:42) and bizarrely Tom Almond, Christian Froggatt and Adam Parkin all finished with 5:46. Stephen Smith and Adrian Grant both recorded their fastest miles with 6:13 and 8:13 respectively. 

The 5 fastest ladies were Jamilla Ncayiyana (6:16), Ginevra Stoneley (6:25), Nat Wilson (6:33), Ruth Willis (6:55) and Gillian O'Regan (7:00)

The 5 fastest junior runners were Max Orchard (5:55), Will John-Cox (6:00), Euan Willis(6:47), Robert Duncton (7:08) and George Duncton (7:31)

Well done to everyone - keep up the good work!

Weekly Challenge 

Last week's challenge was to see how far you could run in 15 minutes.

 The following people attempted the challenge and recorded distances Sharon Miller 2.525 km (1.4 miles), Adrian Bowden 1.69 miles, Ian Edmonds 3km (1.89 miles), Stephen Smith 2.05 miles, Jake Boud 2.06 miles. Well done to all of you.

 
Monthly Climbing Challenge

There were some different names on the leaderboard this week - Steve Bass with a massive 3143 metres, Tom Almond with 1295 and Paul Butler with 1289. Charlie Butcher is still ahead of the pack despite Steve's huge effort.

A Challenge for this week

This week we have something a bit different - it's an agility run challenge from England Athletics . Let me know how you get on 

Members' News

Kate Knight completed the 100km London to Brighton course over the weekend. This was her second 100km run in two weeks. Well done Kate!

  

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter, especially if you have any bright ideas for competitions.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC News 19th May 2020

Reigate Priory AC News 19th May 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  I apologise for sending this on a Tuesday, rather than the usual Monday, but the AGM meant that my time last night was limited. 

AGM

Last night was our 40th AGM (Malcolm says that he has proof) and our first "virtual" AGM held via Zoom. Thirty four people "attended" which was a similar number to that which we would expect in person under normal circumstances. Thank you to everyone who attended for making this a successful AGM. Minutes will follow in due course. The three resolutions were passed unanimously - these being 

  • Recommendation of 2020/21 annual subscriptions
  • Proposal for changes to the subscriptions for 20/21 due to coronavirus
  • Election of General Committee members and co-opting of Jack Finn to the committee

Payment of Subs

We are asking people not to pay their subs early this year to allow the new Treasurer to settle in and the impending change of bank account to take place.   

YMCA Virtual Fun Run

Please support our friends at the YMCA by taking part in their virtual fun run which runs until the end of May. More details are on the noticeboard

   
Virtual Competitions 

 5x1 Mile Relay - This was Week 1 of 4

The fastest team was Team 1 with a combined total time for the 5 miles of 33:30 - well done to Adrian Grant, Jas Dhanda, Euan Willis, Jamilla Ncayiyana and Duncan Mallison who make up that speedy team. 

The teams were fairly evenly matched and combined times ranged from 33:30 to 37:50.

The finishing order was Team 1 (33:30), Team 6 (34:16), Team 3 (34:36), Team 2 (34:57), Team 7 (36:50), Team 4 (37:12), Team 5 (37:50)

The 5 fastest men were George Roux (5:09), Duncan Mallison (5:34), Steve Cheesman (5:35), Adam Parkin (5:50) and Rob Wigley (5:52) - although special mention must also be made of Ian Edmonds, who cracked 8 minutes for the first time in a few years with 7:52, and Adrian Grant who according to Mr Garmin, ran his fastest mile with 8:16. 

The 5 fastest ladies were Nat Wilson (5:57), Jamilla Ncayiyana (6:10), Ginevra Stoneley (6:18), Ruth Willis (7:01) and Gillian O'Regan (7:04)

The 5 fastest junior runners were Max Orchard (5:47), Will John-Cox (5:59), Euan Willis(6:58), Robert Duncton (7:05) and George Duncton (8:03)

Well done to everyone - more of the same this week!

RPAC Challenge 

The challenge was to cover the least amount of distance to find road or street names that started with the letters R,P, A and C. 

Adrian Grant was quick off the mark and recorded 803 metres taking in Reddown Rd, Petworth Close, Ashbourne Close and Charlton Gardens

Max Orchard clocked up just 240 metres to record Ridgemount Way, Pendleton Road, Abinger Drive and Cotland Acres 

Well done to both of you - Max takes first place. 


Monthly Climbing Challenge

Charlie Butcher clocked another 1962 metres of climbing last week and leads the board by some distance. Phil Withers and Chris Daniels logged 1458 and 1365 metres respectively. 

A Challenge for this week

A very simple one ...how far can you run in 15 minutes? Separate results for men, ladies and juniors. Let me know 

  

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC News 11th May 2020

Reigate Priory AC News 11th May 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  

Notice of AGM

A reminder that the AGM will be held next Monday (18th May) via Zoom. You need to sign up for the AGM via Eventbrite. Full details are in the recent emails from Ginevra. 

YMCA Virtual Fun Run

Please support our friends at the YMCA by taking part in their virtual fun run. More details are on the noticeboard. I know that a few of us have already done this and Jas is still the quickest at the time of writing.

 

Strava Art Competition

Although the competition finished last week Christian has clearly got the bit between his teeth and did this amazing run.

 

 
New Virtual Competitions for May

The 5 x 1 mile relay challenge starts this week.

I have allocated the first 35 people who said they were interested to teams of I hope, approximately equal strength based on mile times recorded this week. I may have to adjust the teams if my calculations are wildly out. I know one or two of you said that you were not able to start straight away and that is not a problem as I will adjust times accordingly. If anyone else wants to join in please let me know and I will do my best to fit you in.

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Team 7
Adrian Grant Tom Almond Jake Boud Christian Froggatt Malcolm Woodman Adam Parkin Steve Cheesman

Jas Dhanda

Andrew Bamford Ken Packer Gillian O'Regan George Roux Ginevra Stonley Freddie Roux
Euan Willis Max Orchard Robert Duncton Will John-Cox George Duncton Ian Edmonds Jack Finn
Jamilla Ncayiyana Usha Stevens Nat Wilson Adriana Collins Frank O'Regan Fran Afonso

Kate Knight

Duncan Mallison Chris Wigley Ruth Willis Adrian Bowden Stephen Smith Antony Collins Rob Wigley

 

The rules are very simple - send me your fastest mile (or fastest 2 consecutive kilometers) of the week by Sunday evening and I will work out the overall time for your team for the week. 

The team times will be published in the newsletter each week. If you can't run for any reason or you don't submit a time I will include an average of your previous times for the week. 

In addition I will publish the five fastest individual times from each of the following categories - men, ladies and juniors. To set the ball rolling the fastest five men who sent in times were  Rob Wigley (05:26), Tom Almond (05:38), Duncan Mallison (05:47), Adam Parkin (06:21) and Steve Cheesman (06:31). The fastest ladies who submitted times were Ginevra Stoneley (06:43), Gillian O'Regan (06:56), Usha Stevens (08:53), Adriana Collins (10:18) and Kate Knight (12:00). The fastest juniors were Max Orchard(05:48), Robert Duncton (07:02) and George Duncton (08:08).


Monthly Climbing Challenge

Charlie Butcher leads the climbing challenge with 1972 metres. Adrian Grant is in second place with 1263 metres, narrowly ahead of Fran Dunham with 1243 metres. 

A Challenge for this week

Run or walk the shortest distance to take in road or street names that begin with the letters R,P,A and C. Please note that this does not include the words Road, Avenue or Crescent. As an example Ringley Park Avenue would count only as an "R".

 

EA Virtual Club Nights

A reminder that England Athletics is staging a series of "Virtual Club Nights", including quizzes and talks. Details are on the noticeboard. 

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC 4th May 2020

Reigate Priory AC 4th May 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  

 

YMCA Virtual Fun Run

Please support our friends at the YMCA by taking part in their virtual fun run. More details are on the noticeboard. I know that a few of us have already done this and Jas is the quickest at the time of writing.

 

 Notice of AGM

A reminder that the AGM will be held on Monday 18th May via Zoom. Please read the recent emails from Ginevra for full details and the agenda. 

 

Guess Who?

Not many people responded to this so clearly this is not one to carry forward. The pictures were of Jo Davey, Paul Walters, Mike Pocock and Nat Wilson.

 

Strava Art Competition

 

Some people really showed their creative side in this competition. Christian Froggatt in particular really threw himself into it - he started simply with the 2 metres distance symbol in the top left hand corner (very topical), but then got more ambitious with the bird and the rabbit. Leanne Sandifer also submitted a nearly identical rabbit. Paul Walters submitted the elephant. There was great excitement about a dog, but this turned out to be from someone who wasn't a club member. From the junior section Will John-Cox submitted the Union Jack. A straw poll of the committee members awarded the points to Will and to Christian.

 
Virtual Competition Results 

 Last week's competition was to  run or walk the shortest distance taking in the following - a bus stop, a school, a grave or memorial, a silver birch tree, a pedestrian crossing, a barber's shop or hairdresser's and a children's playground. Sophia Bryant logged 0.3 miles (which I think works out as 0.48km), Max Orchard logged 0.89km (and submitted another video), but the winner this week was Adrian Bowden with 0.28 miles (or 0.45 km). Well done to you all.

Monthly Distance Challenge Leaderboard

Charlie Butcher logged another 116.7km last week.  Close behind him were Matt Aylott and Fran Dunham who both logged over 100 km for the week (where was Kate this week?).  Charlie takes the title for the month with 688.4 km, Kate is in second position with 532.7 km. 

New Competitions for May

  1. A new 5 x 1 mile relay challenge. Teams of 5 people running 1 mile each, any terrain, surface, distance (of at least a mile!). Weekly leader board. If you are interested in running let me know  and I will organise you into teams of (hopefully) similar strength. I hope to make the teams a mix of juniors and male and female seniors and vets. First run this week if we get enough people.
  2. The monthly distance  challenge will be replaced by a monthly climbing challenge for the next four weeks.

 

EA Virtual Club Nights

A reminder that England Athletics is staging a series of "Virtual Club Nights", including quizzes and talks. Details are on the noticeboard. 

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC News 27th April 2020

Reigate Priory AC News 27th April 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  

A Message From Greg Knott's Widow

We have received the following message from Bernadette Knott

"I haven't heard officially yet re the donations in memory of Greg, but could see that RPAC made a very generous donation to Bude Memory Cafe.

I wanted to say thank you so much to the club.

Greg enjoyed the Memory Cafe as they had lots of different groups and soloists coming in to play or sing. He had lots of friends there. 

I've been overwhelmed with messages and cards and people's generosity so please pass on my sincere thanks." 

YMCA Virtual Fun Run

Our friends at the YMCA are holding a virtual fun run competition throughout May. There are adult 5 mile and adult and junior 1 mile virtual races to be run over a course of your choosing. Historically the fun runs have always been very well supported by RPAC runners and it is usually part of the senior Grand Prix competition. For the YMCA the fun run is a major fund raising event which sadly this year will not be possible. Let us support them by entering the virtual fun run. The full details are here, but essentially it is free to enter although obviously the YMCA will welcome any donations and fundraising that you may do on their behalf. Let's really get behind this and support this event. 

 Notice of AGM

A reminder that the AGM will be held on Monday 18th May via Zoom. Please read the recent emails from Ginevra for full details and the agenda. 

Virtual Club Nights

England Athletics is staging a series of "Virtual Club Nights", including quizzes and talks. Details are on the noticeboard. 

Guess Who?

Something a bit different this week...here are some well known senior members of the club taken when they were children. See if you can guess who they are. The cheeky chappy on the tricycle says that he was cross training. In the final photo the young lady with the "RR" tag is the club member.

 

Send your answers to   and if you like this and have some photos of yourself that you would be willing to share please send these in also.


Virtual Competitions 

We are running a series of virtual competitions whilst we remain in "lockdown". I am starting to struggle with fresh ideas so I would be very pleased to receive any suggestions you may come up with .

Please observe the  government guidelines on exercising outdoors during the current restrictions.

 

This week's competition is another orienteering style challenge  run or walk the shortest distance taking in the following - a bus stop, a school, a grave or memorial, a silver birch tree, a pedestrian crossing, a barber's shop or hairdresser's and a children's playground. 

 

Marathon Relay Week 4

This was the final week of our marathon relay challenge.  We didn't get as many entries this week, so I had to work some magic to come up with an overall time. I am sorry to say that we didn't sustain our improvement and came in with a total time of 3 hours 2 minutes, but hey you can't run a PB every week! Well done to George Roux who clocked 5:03 (as part of a 5K run), Alexander Green (5:23) , Duncan Mallinson (5:30). As ever Max Orchard turned in a blistering performance from the junior section (5:44). Well done and a big thank you to all of you for your enthusiasm over the last four weeks.

Last week's long jump challenge  wasn't all that popular

The challenge was to jump as far as you could from a standing position - i.e no run up. Max Orchard was the overall winner with 2:25 metres. Will John-Cox who was the only other junior entrant jumped 2:08. For the adults Jamilla led the pack with 2:13 followed by Stephen Smith (2:08), Adrian Bowden (1:91) and Carol Orchard (1:52). Libby Bowden, who I don't think is a member yet (she's 5), gets a special mention for jumping 0.95m which was a lot further than I managed!  

Strava Art Competition

The deadline is the end of April so you still have time to create your masterpiece.

Monthly Distance Challenge Leaderboard

Kate Knight was in pole position with an astonishing 164.3km with Charlie Butcher very close behind with 161.5km. Close behind them were Matt Aylott and Chris Daniels who both logged over 100 km for the week.  Charlie retains the leadership for the month with 571.7 km, Kate is in second position with 532.7 km. 

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC News 20th April

Reigate Priory AC News 20th April

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well and that you managed to have as enjoyable a weekend as is possible in the circumstances. At least the weather continues to be kind to us.

 Notice of AGM

Ginevra sent out an email earlier today with details of this year's AGM. This will be held on Monday 18th May via Zoom. Please read the emails for full details and the agenda.

 

Virtual Club Nights

England Athletics is staging a series of "Virtual Club Nights", including quizzes and talks. Details are on the noticeboard. Please note that the first of the quizzes is tomorrow evening (21st April).

 

Virtual Competitions

As I mentioned before it is my intention to run a series of virtual competitions whilst we remain in "lockdown". I would like to make these as inclusive as possible so I am trying to think of challenges that can be completed by both senior and junior members. I am also trying to come up with some non-running challenges. I would be very pleased to receive any suggestions you may come up with .

Please observe the  government guidelines on exercising outdoors during the current restrictions.

This week's competition is really simple and a change from running... how far can you long jump from a static position? The rules are simple - from a standing position (no run up) how far can you jump with both feet together. I will split the results by age group. 

Coming soon - Guess Who? The idea is that we will publish some photos of well known senior members running, jumping or throwing when they were children (or at least considerably younger than they are now). I have a few photos already, but if you have any photos of yourself that you would be willing to share please send them to me .

Marathon Relay Week 3

We are still speeding up!  I have calculated our marathon relay time for last week as 3 hours and 1 minute, again 5 minutes faster than last week (we are consistent!). The fastest times recorded this week were George Roux (4:47) and Freddie Roux (4:56) closely followed by Tom Almond (5:45) and Max Orchard (5:51). Of the 26 people who submitted a time 17 people logged sub 7 minutes. Superb work everyone!

Reminder of the rules.

  1. You can record your mile as part of any distance run, i.e. you could be just running a mile flat out or it could be as part of a longer run
  2. Any surface or terrain is acceptable - road, track, trail, uphill, downhill whatever
  3. You just need to tell me your time, no Strava or Garmin, etc. record is needed 
  4. If you record your time in kilometers send me your fastest two consecutive kilometers and I will do the rest.

Last week's orienteering challenge proved very popular

The challenge was to run or walk the shortest route that you could passing a church, a pub, two post boxes, an oak tree and a windmill. A great deal of effort and thought was put into this by those who took part. I've categorised the results into those who followed different interpretations of the rules. I think both approaches are valid as I did not specify what type of windmill, post box, etc. were to be passed. In the first category Dave Nurse registered 1.01km  starting at the Windmill church on Reigate Heath and finishing at the post box opposite the Black Horse. Ruth and Euan Willis tried three different attempts before they came up with a route starting at the windmill on Wray Common and finishing by the Co-op in Redhill which measure 1.18km. Will John-Cox followed a similar route and logged 1.27km. Adrian Bowden and Max Orchard both had the same idea and included an ornamental garden windmill in their routes. Max logged 0.85km and Adrian 1.07km. Max even made a video of his route. As is my prerogative I award the "first prize" (virtual, just like the competitions) to Max for inventiveness and for recording the shortest route - and the best video. 

 

Strava Art Competition

Christian provided some more really excellent entries for the Strava Art Competition this week. We also had a really one from someone who isn't a club member smile. The deadline is the end of April so you still have time to create your masterpiece.

Monthly Distance Challenge Leaderboard

Charlie Butcher logged an incredible 136.6km last week, with Kate Knight hot on his heels with 134.7km. Close behind them were Matt Aylott and Fran Dunham who both logged over 100km.  Charlie retains the leadership for the month with 410.2km, Kate Knight is in second position with 368.4km.

Keeping Fit

Ellis will be sending out a separate email again with some details of virtual training sessions. 

Katie Mackison has posted another workout video. Details to follow in the email version of this newsletter.

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

During the summer the club enters Junior teams in the following leagues:

  • National Youth Development League (Boys and Girls, U15/U13). Team manager  David Manrow.
  • National Youth Development League (U20/U17 Boys and Girls). Joint team with Holland Sports AC. Team manager Ashley Burridge.
  • Ebbisham Boys League ( Boys only, U15, U13 some U17 entry allowed). Joint team with Dorking. RPAC team manager Adriana Collins.
  • Lily B Girls League (Girls only, U17, U15, U13) Team manager 
  • Southern Athletics League (Seniors but U17's can compete in the team). Joint team with Holland Sports and Dorking. RPAC joint team mangers Jo Davey and Ginevra Stoneley.

In addition our athletes compete at numerous Open Meetings and the Surrey County Championships. Details of all league fixtures and other meetings appear on the club calander.

 

Cross Country

Through the autumn and winter we enter two Cross Country Leagues (The Surrey League and the Newbury Border League). There are numerous other XC events we participate in including The Surrey XC Championships, The South of England XC Championships, The National XC Championships and various XC Relay Championships (Surrey, South of England and National). Pictured are some of our RPAC Juniors who have been selected for Surrey recently.

 

SURREY XC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS  2016-17 RPAC U17W:

 

 

SURREY XC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2016-17 RPAC U15G'S:

 SURREY XC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2015-16 RPAC U15G'S