juniorsbanner

Junior Section News
Reigate Priory AC Club News 18th November 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 18th November 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November *THIS WEEKEND*

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun. We currently have 4 seats still available.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

Reigate Priory AC's Couch to 5K Programme from Saturday 4th January 2020

Do you want to get fitter and healthier, take off weight, run socially with others or feel better in yourself?

Whatever your motivation, we are running a Couch to 5K training programme designed for beginners, to gradually build up running ability so that you can run 5Km without stopping by the end of the 9 week course.

You can see the full details of this course here. Please do share this with others who may be interested.

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.

An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome.

 

Nominations for the Ted Baker Award

Nominations are invited for the Ted Baker Award. Please see the link for details.

 

A date for the diary - Awards Evening Saturday 18th January 2020

Please see the email from Sam & Usha sent to you on 11th November PM for details.

 

Junior news

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December is the next round of the Border League at LightwaterCountry Park in Woking. First race at 11:00.

Sunday 15th December is our own Holly Run hosted in Priory Park. It would be great to have all the Juniors competing. If not entered through your school you can enter directly via the Club’s website under RPAC Races.

 

Senior news 

 

Windsor & Eton Autumn Half Marathon Sunday 17th November

Huge congratulations to Graham Bull who finished this event with a PB of 1:24:01. Wow!

 

MABAC Fixture Farley Heath Sunday 17th November

Well done to all of the 11 RPAC participants at this event. You can see a full report here.

 

Brighton 10K Sunday 17th November

This race has been a firm favourite for Reigate Priory AC over the years, and was our club championship numerous times. Flat and fast.

There were some remarkable results from the men's section at the event this year, as you can see here.

 

Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 19th November 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Warm Up

Drills and exercises

Then:

4 reps of 10 mins with 2.5 mins recovery between reps.
1st and 4th rep: Fast for 1 minute at 4 mins and 9 mins
2nd and 3rd reps: Fast for 1 minute at 3,6 and 9 mins.

Less intense option:

6 x 1000m reps, last 200m higher pace.
200m walk/jog recovery


Warm down

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 20th November 7:00PM

The session will be an 8Km easy run.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 21st November 6:00PM

Meet by Majestic Wine in Bell Street.

This week we will be trying a new hill circuit. It is quite dark so please bring head torches.

We start on Blackborough Road and head up Crakell Road on the first loop we will be turning left onto Blanford Road, the second carry on to Chart Lane and turn left along Waterlow Road, third loop goes all the way up to High Trees Road.

Every loop will come back down Ringley Park Avenue and back to the start.


Once Back to the start the whole set is repeated, so short, middle, long, short, middle, long.

For an easier version go short loop, middle, long, middle, short.

 

No organised Sunday Run on Sunday 24th November

I suggest that you meet at Priory Park Café on Sunday at 9AM for a run towards Brockham.

 

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor Thursday 21st November by Paul Walters

There were only three of us at the quiz night last week mainly due to lack of organisation on my part - Stewart McIntyre, Mike Pocock and myself, but somehow we still managed to come 2nd with 104 points, only one point behind the winning team! Lots of "if only" thoughts came to mind!

Q: Why was Paralympic athlete James Brown in the news in the last four weeks?

A: He'd glued himself to a plane as an Extinction Rebellion protest.

If you knew that, we need you. I wrote that he'd won Bake-Off!

If you'd like to be part of the "RPAC" team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 21st November please let me know by emailing me on 

It's £2 per person to enter the quiz, and you need to arrive by at least 7:45PM for an 8:00PM start (I'll probably arrive at about 7:25PM).

 

Jimmy James Handicap @ Dorking 7:15PM Thursday 28th November

Make sure this is in your diaries for next week. More details to follow soon.

 

Dates for the diary

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let us know. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Surrey League XC Wimbledon & Mitcham Commons 9 Nov 2019

Surrey League XC Wimbledon & Mitcham Commons 9 Nov 2019

The Junior Boys and Girls Cross Country teams were both in action on Saturday in the second of this season's Surrey XC League matches.  Running later in the afternoon at Wimbledon Common, the boys had to contend with heavy rain and a challenging course. Undaunted,  the U13 boys team put in a superb effort to finish in 3rd place in a match contested by 15 clubs. An improvement from 4th place in match one. Samuel Stapley was our first runner home finishing in 7th place.

In the U17 and U15 races we had incomplete teams but Noah Young,  Oscar Curry and Joe Walker all performed well. 

The girls match took place earlier on Mitcham Common. Like the boys, the U13 girls team improved their team finish from match one to take 4th place (having finished 5th in the race held at Reigate). This in a race with 12 clubs taking part. Shakila Keable was our first girl in with a fine 5th place.

In the U15 girls race a strong run by Lucy Dénecé saw her home in 7th place.  An incomplete team in the U15 's, but there were good performances too by Imogen Gregory and Isla Smith.

l

 

SCHOOLS DISTRICT XC (GIRLS) AT RAAS

Running earlier in the week for their schools in the Girls District XC there were a host of great performances by RPAC juniors. Lucy Broderick won the Senior race. Shakila Keable won the Y8 race with Lilah Unwin 3rd. Pollyanne Stott was 3rd in the Y7 race and there were 4th place finishes for Eva Marsh in the Y10/11 race and Genevieve Alcock in the Y9 race. Ella Scrase and Sophia Bryant were top 10 finishers in the Y8 race. Hopefully,  all the above will have qualified for the Surrey Schools XC Championships in January. 

The boys districts are to come.

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 11th November 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 11th November 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.

An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome.

Nominations for the Ted Baker Award

 Nominations are invited for the Ted Baker Award. Please see the link for details.

A date for the diary - Awards Evening Saturday 18th January 2020

Please see the email from Sam & Usha for details.

 

 

Junior news

  

Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November 

The second Surrey XC League matches took place last Saturday with the boys races on Wimbledon Common and the girls' races on Mitcham Common. A full report is not available at the time of writing. The U13 boys finished in 3rd place, the U13 girls A & B teams finished in 4th and 11th places respectively, the U15 girls finished in 9th place and the U15/U17 boys finished in 11th place. 

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.

 

Senior news 

 

Cross Country League Fixtures 9th November

The Ladies teams were in action on Mitcham Common. A full report can be found here.

The Men's teams competed on Wimbledon Common. The Men's A team finished in 5th place and the B team finished in 9th place.

MABAC Fixture Farley Heath Sunday 17th November 10:00AM

This Sunday sees the final MABAC fixture of 2019. Meet in Bell St Car Park for a 08:15 departure. If you plan to run, need a lift, or can help with transport please contact us to let us know .  Strong turnouts in recent fixtures have seen us working our way up the league; we are within striking distance of Runnymede Runners who are immediately above us. It would be great to overhaul them and finish in 6th place. 

 

Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 12th November 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Warm Up

Drills and exercises

Then:

Reverse pyramid:

7,6,5,4,5,6,7 minutes with recoveries of 1.75, 1.5, 1.25., 1, 1.25 and 1.5 mins.

Fast for last minute of each rep.

Less intense option:

1200m, 1000m, 800m, 600m, 800m, 1000m, 1200m

200m walk/jog recovery to re-group


Warm down

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 13th November 7:00PM

A WhatsApp group has been set up to aid communications. The link will be sent out in the email version of this newsletter. 

This week's session will be an easy run into Reigate, followed by faster loops of Homebase and Station car parks.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 14th November 6:30PM

Note the later start time. Meet at Majestic in Bell Street for 6:30PM and jog to the Parish School. Loops round Blackborough Road and Reigate Road. Led by Usha and Moray this week.

 

No Sunday Run on Sunday 17th November

There is no Sunday Run this weekend because of the MABAC fixture.

   

Dates for the diary

Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let us know. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC Club News 4th November 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 4th November 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Priory Relays @ Priory Park, Reigate Saturday 2nd November

Congratulations to all of the volunteers who turned out for this event. Although we were tight on numbers, the event was a huge success on the day.

Well done to all of our runners. You can read a report here, see the team results here and the individual results here.

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.

An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome.

 

Junior news

 

Border League @ Aldershot Sunday 3rd November

The first match of the 2019/20 Border League was hosted by Aldershot on Sunday. Twenty two RPAC athletes participated and there were some excellent performances.


Oscar Curry was first in the U15 boys. Max Orchard and Rory Beale were 2nd and 12th respectively in the U11 boys and two athletes in their first races for RPAC had great runs with Lisette Matthews 5th in the U9 girls and Sam McShee 6th in the U9 boys.

 

Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November

Boys: https://surreyleague.org/slm/match/112/

Girls: https://surreyleague.org/sll/match/108/

This Saturday, 9th November, the second Surrey XC League matches take place with the boys races on Wimbledon Common at 2.00pm (U13), and 2.30pm (U15/U17).

The girls are on Mitcham Common with the U15/U17 race at 12.00pm and U13G'S at 12.30pm.

Details can be found on the links above.

Anyone in year 6 and above is eligible to run although if not yet 11 you will be deemed a non-scorer. The U13 's races are c.3K. Everyone is welcome.

If you have not already done so, please contact  if you want to run. All runners are entered online by the club with their race number pre allocated. This number is retained for each of the 4 Surrey XC League matches so if you ran in the first match (in Reigate Priory) please bring that number to the match. First time runners will receive their number at the race.

 

Hoodie order - finalising the order

We will be placing a Hoodie order shortly. Everyone should have received an email with details but please contact Mike Gent by emailing  with any questions. Any final orders should be with Mike by Wednesday 6th November.

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.

Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.

 

Senior news 

 

Dublin and New York Marathons on successive weekends for Kate

Kate Knight recorded a post-knee op PB of 6:21:58 in the Dublin Marathon on Sunday 27th October - her best marathon result for 5 years.

This was followed this up a week later with a result of 6:26:32 in the New York City Marathon on Sunday 3rd November, PB for the course, another sub 6:30 and nearly an hour quicker than last year!

Congratulations Kate!

 

MCM 10K @ Washington DC Sunday 27th October

After running the Roosevelt Parkrun on Saturday 26th October, Usha Stevens recorded a time of 1:04:50, and finished in 2,089th place out of 6,246 in the Marine Corps Marathon 10Km race in Washington DC, USA on Sunday 27th October. Her result is here.

 

Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 5th November 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Warm Up

Drills and exercises

Then:

6 x 6 minutes with 1.5 minute recovery:
Reps 1 and 4: fast for 30 seconds at 2.5 and 5.5 minutes
Reps 2 and 5: fast for 30 seconds at 1.5, 3.5 and 5.5 minutes
Reps 3 and 6: fast for 1 minute at 1, 3 and 5 minutes.

Less intense option:

8-10 sets of 500m steady, 100m fast.
100m walk/jog recovery, to regroup


Warm down

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 6th November 7:00PM

An easy run from the Sovereign Centre to Reigate and then "big hills little hills". What does Ian mean by that exactly? There's only one way of finding out!

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 7th November 6:00PM

Meet at Bell Street for 6:00PM and jog to Alma Road for circuits up Alma road and back down Reigate Hill, using the path by the church as a jog recovery. Easier option is just 3 loops.

 

Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November

Good luck to our athletes in the Surrey League this coming Saturday. See this for more information.

Please inform your club captain if you'd like to run and have not done so already.

 

Sunday Run on Sunday 10th November 9:00AM

Sunday run from Reigate Hill at 9:00AM lead by Ian Edmonds, 100 minutes easy.

  

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor - break this week

Due to commitments we are have a quizzing break for this week. 

 

Dates for the diary

Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let us know. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Priory Relays: 2 November 2019

Priory Relays: 2 November 2019

Dorking Men retain Priory Relays title in tough conditions.

Setting up the course on Saturday morning in gale force winds and driving rain was a real challenge for the Reigate Priory AC officials; nonetheless the race started on time, in still very wet and windy conditions, with 83 team competing in the 64th running of the Priory Relays around the testing 2.5 mile course in Priory Park.

In the ladies race of 39 teams, run over 3 laps, last year’s winners Belgrave Harriers took an early lead from Stragglers of Kingston with Fiona Clark putting the Reigate Priory A team in 3rd place with the 5th fastest lap of the race of 17 mins 39 secs. On the second lap Belgrave held their lead from Stragglers with Tri-Surrey edging ahead of Reigate Priory. It was all change on the last lap, with Stragglers overtaking Belgrave and day’s fastest lap from Carolyne Baxter of Guildford & Godalming brought her team up 5 places into 3rd place. Reigate Priory A team, consisting of Fiona Clark, Jamilla Nlayiyana (19 mins 36 secs) and Jo Davey (19 mins 01 secs) finished 5th. Priory’s B team of Leanne McKeogh (20mins 19 secs), Clare Pryor (24 mins 21 secs) and Linda Rodriguez (22 mins 09 secs) finished 22nd were just behind the 20th place of the Priory C team of Jenny Carus (26 mins 22 secs), Bethany Higgins (21 mins 52 secs) and Eloise Bull, who ran the 6th fastest lap of the day in 17 mins 47 secs.

The men’s race of 4 laps saw 44 teams with Guildford & Godalming building an early lead from Belgrave Harriers and Walton AC in 3rd place. Dorking & Mole Valley’s Charlie Wylie (14mins 55 secs) handed over in 4th place. Strong runs from Ewan Bate (14 mins 56 secs) and Michael Alwin (15 mins 12 secs) brought Dorking to 2nd place with Walton 3rd after 3 laps, but still some way behind Guildford & Godalming. On the 4th lap Dorking’s Luke Caldwell ran by far the day’s fastest lap of 13 mins 56 secs to turn a 55 seconds deficit into a 9 seconds winning margin over Guildford & Godalming, with Walton retaining 3rd place. For Reigate Priory, Frank O’Regan ran the 1st and 4th laps in 17 mins 33 secs and 18 mins 13 secs respectively, sandwiching the runs of Ralph Tuckwell (20 mins 29 secs) and Andrew Patrick (20 mins 45 secs). The team finished in 28th place.

Ian Martin, Race Director

Priory Relays 2019 1 Priory Relays 2019 3 Priory Relays 2019 2

Priory Relays 2019 4 Priory Relays 2019 5

Priory Relays 2019 6

Reigate Priory AC Club News 28th October 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 28th October 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Priory Relays @ Priory Park, Reigate Saturday 2nd November

Whether you're running, volunteering or both, I'm looking forward to seeing you down in the park on Saturday.

If you have not volunteered yet and are available, please do email  

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.

An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome.

 

Junior news

 

Results from the Surrey League XC on Saturday 12th October

The results are available here.

RPAC managed to turn out 3 U13 Girls teams in Reigate Priory, with the A team coming 5th. The U13 boys came 4th at Effingham Common.

A big belated well done to all of our teams!

 

Bruce Judd XC Relays Champs @ Guildford Saturday 26th October

There was a good turnout of RPAC youngsters in the rain on Saturday at the Surrey XC Relay Championships held in Guildford.

First off were the U17's and Lucy Broderick ran the 1st leg in a composite team with Woking. Lucy's was the fastest lap for the team (and 6th fastest amongst all the U17W) helping the team to a 4th place finish.

Also taking a fantastic 4th place were the U13 boys team of Max Orchard, Will John-Cox and Sam Rolaston. Each completing their laps with fast times.

With the persistent rain making conditions steadily worse as the afternoon went on, there were many excellent lap times registered by our teams in the U13 and U15G'S too.

 

Surrey Schools XC Development Day @ Cobham Monday 28th October

It may be half term for most but for ten RPAC Juniors it was back to school today at the Surrey Schools XC Development Day held at Reeds School in Cobham.

One of the two XC development days held by Surrey each year, the varied timetable provides for a great day of inspiration and instruction for our young endurance runners.

 

Congratulations to Katie Mackison

Above: Thomas Rőhler (Germany) 2016 Olympic Champion 2018 European Champion watches Katie in training.

Huge congratulations to Katie Mackison who has been called into the England and British Athletics Youth Talent Programme. It is the first stage of the Performance Pathway for young athletes to train and develop the necessary skills to progress to becoming senior international athletes.

Katie is the reigning Surrey U17W Javelin Champion and finished 4th in the English Schools Championship in Birmingham last July.

Onwards and upwards for Katie!

 

Saturday morning sessions

There will be no training for the Saturday morning 9:00 group on Saturday November 2nd.

 

Hoodie order

We will be placing a Hoodie order shortly. Everyone should have received an email with details but please contact Mike Gent by emailing  with any questions.

 

Border League XC @ Aldershot Sunday November 3rd

The first Border League event is on Sunday November 3rd at Aldershot. This is open to all Juniors. First race is 11:00. There are separate U11 - U15 boys and girls races starting at 15 minute intervals. Please let Mike Gent know by emailing  if your child would like to run.

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Sunday 3rd November Border League at Aldershot hosted by AFD.

Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.

Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.

 

Senior news

 

Bobby O'Regan

 born Wednesday 23rd October

Hearty congratulations to Gillian and Frank. Bobby was born on Wednesday 23rd October at 21:55 and weighed 6.6 pounds.

 

Sri Chinmoy 10K Race @ Battersea Park Saturday 19th October

George was back from Hong Kong for the weekend of 19th October (moving back to London in January).

Congratulations to George and Freddie Roux who competed in the Sri Chinmoy 10K Race in Battersea Park.

Two impressive PBs ensued - George with a time of 33:30 and Freddie with 36:06.

Full results are available here.

 

Jimmy James Handicap @ Dorking Thursday 24th October

Congratulations to Bethany Higgins for her handicap win last Thursday. Results from race 2 can be found here.

After two races Kate currently leads the field on the points table followed by Jamilla - see below...

The next Jimmy James Handicap race is Thursday 28th November. Get it in your diary!

 

Beachy Head Marathon @ Eastbourne Saturday 26th October

Here's Mel Fulton-Bell, Ian Edmonds and Fran Afonso who participated in the Beachy Head Marathon on Saturday.

Wow, very well done on your achievement. The results can be seen here.

 

MABAC League @ Nonsuch Park on Sunday 27th October

Here is the dream team! The MABAC results from Nonsuch Park can be found here
 
The next MABAC League race is at Farley Heath at 10AM on Sunday 17th November. See this.
 

ALTERNATIVE 1: Session @ K2 Tuesday 29th October 7:30PM

See the article further down the newsletter regarding the K2 sessions.
 
If coming to K2 please bring £5. It may be cheaper then this if enough turn up.
 
Please get there in plenty of time to ensure you are well warmed up.
 
 

ALTERNATIVE 2: Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 29th October 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Warm up and drills:

High knees walking; butt kicks; A & B skips; open/close the gate; sidesteps; squats; lunges; high skips; tuck jumps; arms swings, punches; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides.

Session:

Sets of 1k, 600m and 400m.

2 minute static recovery between reps.

45 mins session.

Less intense:

Same as main session this week.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 30th October 7:00PM

An easy run from the Sovereign Centre to Priory Park for 15 minutes of something a little harder!

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 31st October 6:00PM *** Cancelled ***

No road session this week. Next session on Thursday 7th November.

 

Sunday Run on Sunday 3rd November 9:00AM

Sunday run from Reigate Hill at 9:00AM lead by Ian Edmonds, 100 minutes easy.

  

Senior sessions @ K2, Crawley

Following feedback from a number of seniors, we have booked K2 for 2 dates this year:

Tuesday 29th October

Tuesday 3rd December

Start time at K2 will be 7.30 pm, but please get there in plenty of time to ensure you are well warmed up.

There will also be a session at Battlebridge (7 pm) as normal, for those who can't get down to K2.

Although the club is subsidising the cost of hiring the track at K2, there will be a charge for all attendees, to recover some of the cost. This charge will be NO MORE than £5 each (if there are 12 or less attendees), but will reduce from that if more people are there.

 

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor on Thursday 24th October

The quiz competitors at the Blue Anchor last week were Annette Morris, Moray Laing, Sarah Walters, Paul Walters (me) and Stewart McIntyre. We won with a total of 111 points. Our winning prize was donated to the transplant athletes charity via Moray.

Due to commitments we are have a quizzing break for a couple of weeks. 

 

Dates for the diary

 

Tuesday 29th October session at K2

Saturday 2nd November our very own Priory Relays in Priory Park

Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road.

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let us know. 

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: