I hope you're all well and enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend. It's another long newsletter this week I'm afraid.
All Club News
Welcome to our New Joiners!
Please join me in extending a very warm welcome to the long list of people who have joined since we last did this (in May!)
Jessica Basnett, Emily Beaty, Ludo Biennerhassett, Beth Bryant, Christopher Charalambous, Olivia Charalambous, Hayden Clark, Edith Duncton, Charlotte Ebbs, Brooke Gibson, Louis Gibson, Olivia Heppenstall, Jay Johnson, Sian Lynch,
Jessie-Marie Martin, Piers Matthews, Evan Moffat, Tilly Monk, Seb Morrison, James Naylor, Denise Ornella, Mia Perez Moreno, Harvey Rochelle-Ash, Sienna Scrase, Gracie Shade, Jonty Smallwood, Harry Taylor, Molly Taylor, Liberty Tiley
Lucy Berryman, Liz Bourns, Vivienne Burgess, Martin Ellaby, Adam Evans, Jez Greenwood, Richard Haines, Chris Halliday, Miller Hannah, Dia Harvey, Neil Harvey, Gail Hill, Graeme Hunter, Felix Kennedy, Toby Kent, Lucy Kulip,
Annika Little, Thea Macdonald, Alex Mansfield, Derwella Moreno, Luke Matcham, Gavin Pollock, Shiva Shivagnanam, Ben Stanton, Maggie Swinnerton, Gaelle Watson, Mike Wylie
I look forward to meeting you all in person at some stage. Please let me know if I have missed anyone.
The Marriage of Jack Finn and Ashleigh Brailsford
Jack and Ashleigh were married at Cheam Baptist Church on Saturday 28th August. On behalf of everyone at the club may I wish you both many congratulations and every good wish for your future together.
Here are some photos of the event.
Ashleigh and Jack
Jack, Taryn and Jim...probably not the most flattering photo I've ever seen of Jim!
This week we had club members participating in Parkruns from Middlesborough to Horsham. Annette Morris set a very high bar on the age graded scale with her time of 23:51 which earned her an age graded score of 84.98% - this was the highest age graded score of the 434 runners at Horsham Parkrun this week. This followed hot on the heels of Annette topping the age grade score at Banstead Woods last weekend. Well done Annette! Closest to Annette on age grading this week was Lee Savage with his time of 17:51 at Albert Parkrun, Middlesborough. This earned him an age graded score of 77.59%.
RPAC Branded Hi-Viz T-shirts
If you would like one of the hi-viz t-shirts described in last week's newsletter you can order one by using the "Optional Extras" menu of the LoveAdmin app. We are hoping to finalise the order this week..
Run Reigate 2021
This year's Run Reigate event is being held on Sunday 19th September from 09:00. At the time of writing there are still spaces available in the half marathon, 10K and children's races, although I'm told that aren't many spaces left.
Details of how to enter are here. If you are not running at Run Reigate how about volunteering for the Run Reigate Race Crew? Full details are here. All volunteers will get a free place in either Run Gatwick or Run Reigate next year.
Advance warning of events particularly for volunteers
There will be a Priory Relays in Priory Park this year in November on a date yet to be finalised and the Holly Run will be on Sunday 12th December.
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
Lily B Report by Mike Gent
The final Lily B Girls match of the season was held at Sutton on Saturday 28th August. There was a strong RPAC turn out.
Eva Marsh won the U17 1500m, with Louise Bressler in second place with a PB.
Ella Scrase was second in U15 800m and Florence Carter achieved a PB in the same race. Lily Woodhams improved her 100m PB.
Neve Macgregor battled with great determination to come second in the U13 1500m. Imogen Abrahams and Olivia Heppenstall both ran well in their events.
Eve Goulding demonstrated that as well as being a great sprinter she is a very competitive javelin thrower too.
Amongst the U11s the two 600m races were both won by RPAC athletes, Lisette Matthews and Florence Tombleson, in very exciting finishes in both cases. Florence and Gracie Shade both achieved 600m PBs in the same races. Lara Tombleson and Freya Else both performed strongly in their first time representing the Club.
My highlight is always the relays and the RPAC quartet won the U11 4x100m in exciting style when Freja Kargbo, having earlier had one of the fastest 75m times, made up two places on the final leg to just take the win on the line.
The winning relay team!
Max Orchard Excels in Tonbridge by Dave Mills
Max Orchard competed at the Kent Championships Open Pentathlon in Tonbridge today (30th August) finishing first with a fantastic score of 1747points! Well done Max!
This involved Max in the 75m hurdles, Shot, Long Jump, High Jump and 800m.
Max cleared 1m 33 in the high jump, a PB, and also PB'D in the Shot with 6.73m.
Max's score puts him at number 1 in the UK for U13B Pentathlon at the time of writing.
Next up for Max is the Surrey Combined Events Championships in Carshalton on Saturday week.
Upcoming Junior Events by Mike Gent
YDL LAG - Saturday 4 September
This event is for U13 and U15 boys and girls. It is the last athletics match of the season and we are co- hosting the event. For both of which reasons it would be good to have a strong RPAC representation. Please contact Mike Gent if your child would like to compete.
Southern Road Relays - Sunday 26 September at Crystal Palace
This event is for U13-U17 boys and girls. All athletes have to be at least 11 years old on the day of the event. Please contact Dave Mills if your child would like to compete
Surrey cross country relays - 30 October- Stoke Park Guildford
This event is for U13-U17 boys and girls. All athletes have to be at least 11 years old on the day of the event. Please contact Dave Mills if your child would like to compete.
Saturday 25th September Juniors Obstacle Course event near Bletchingley, Redhill ***Date for the diary! ***
Reigate Priory AC are organising this fun social event which is open to all members of the Junior Academy and Junior section. This will be held on Saturday 25th September from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
We would also encourage any new Academy members to come along and meet some of the Junior section.
Please keep an eye out in your email in-boxes - details will follow soon!
HOWEVER - we require 2 or 3 parent helpers to assist with the running of this event. Please contact if you are able to assist.
Senior Section News
Last chance to enter the Surrey Road Relays 4th September at Wimbledon
A reminder to let your team captains know if you want to take part in the relays. The deadline is Tuesday the 31st of August 2021. Men should respond to and ladies should respond to
Floodlights at Battlebridge
If you are attending the 8pm sessions on Tuesdays at Battlebridge you will have noticed that it is dark by the end of the session. The terms of our agreement with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council prevent us from turning on the lights until 1st September. Please wear something bright and use a headtorch until the lights have been switched on (next week).
Wednesday Evening Training Session
Last week the Wednesday evening group made the most of some late Summer sunshine by knocking out some hills on Reigate Heath golf course.
Left to Right: Adrian Grant, Debbie Robinson, Peter Luxton, Ian Edmonds, Bethany Higgins Jake Boud, Andrew Bamford, James England, David Winzer and Kate Knight.
Also participating but absent from the photo (as she was taking it) was Juliette Stern.
Thursday Evening training sessions in August in Priory Park
A reminder that on Thursdays in August there will be no track sessions but instead we will be holding sessions in Priory Park at 7pm.
Meet under the big tree close to the café but please let us know if you are coming.
Keep in touch
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