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Wednesday 6th July Volunteers Needed for Reigate Priory AC's Summer Eveining 10K - from Usha Stevens
Thank you to everyone who responded to the initial call for volunteers for this years Summer 10k. We’re well on our way to filling the slots but need a lot more to be able to host a safe event for all.
If you volunteered in the past, you appreciate how valuable this event is to our club. We ask if you would be able to carry out the same role again this year or if you prefer, try a different role. Any request for a specific role may be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
As well as marshals on course, we need volunteers in all of the following roles (note that this list is not exhaustive):
- First Aiders
- Lead bikes
- Sweep car (& driver)
- Water station assistance
- Set up and break-down of the course.
There are also a handful of roles that may be suitable for children/juniors.
We do need a number of people to assist in the set up of the course on Tuesday 5th July from 6pm and on 6th July from 2pm (Battlebridge) or 3pm (Priory Park) so if you can assist with either of those, please respond as such via the link below.
If you wish to run in the race and be cheered on by your fellow club members, friends and/or family en-route, we ask that you to volunteer in some way before or after the race. Alternatively, you can provide a volunteer (or two!) to assist while you're donning your red vest around the streets of Reigate.
If you are available to help in any capacity please register via this link. There are a number of roles listed and an area where you can state your preference, should you have one.
Thank you in advance for all your help which makes this event a great success.
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
New U17W'S 800m Club Record For Lilah
Samuel and Euan Notch Up More PB'S
Euan added to a string of PB's in the 1500m this year with a new best time of 4.23.36.
Great running by both!
Dates for the Diary
Ebbisham Boys League
The dates and venues for this year's Ebbisham Boys league are as follows:
Sutton - Sunday 19th June
Coulsdon - Sunday 17th July
This league has events for U11-U15 boys.
Lily B Girls League
The Lily B is a track and field league for U11 to U17 girls. The four fixtures for this season are:
June 4 at Epsom
June 25 at Guildford
9 July at Kingston
27 August at Sutton
Surrey Team Quad Kids
This event is for school years 5 and 6. We need a team of 5 girls and 5 boys. The event is on Wednesday 15 June at the Spectrum in Guildford with a 5:30pm start.
Senior Section News
Friday 3rd June 8:45AM Jubilee Celebration from Reigate Hill
A run / walk of about 7 miles from Reigate Hill organised by Ian Edmonds. A social event and all welcome.
Sunday 12th June Dorking Tens
Note that the Dorking 10 mile race takes place on Sunday 12th June, which incorporates the RPAC 10 mile club championship, the RPAC Grand Prix, the Surrey Road League and the Surrey Ten Mile Road Race Championships, and it's also a great race to boot. https://www.dmvac.org/events/dorking-tens/
Sunday 19th June 10:00AM MABAC @ Holmwood Common
This is our chance to regain second place spot in the league, but we can only do this if we get a good turnout.
At Farnham we lost out to Blackwater Valley because they had twice as many runners as we did. We particularly need more of the faster ladies to run.
As far as I can tell there are no conflicting local races so why not come and turnout for us?
Sunday 24th July MABAC Surrey Slog Half Marathon
The Surrey Slog Half Marathon is organised by MABAC. It is a major fundraiser for them (in fact it's their only fundraiser this year) and this enables them to stage the regular fixtures throughout the year. As a member club we are required to provide a small number of volunteers to help marshal the race. It takes place around Holmbury Hill near Holmbury St. Mary. If you are able to help out please let me know by emailing .
Thursday 26th May Near as Damn it 10K @ Farthing Downs
Sounds like a good turn-out from RPAC. You can see some great images of the race on Google Photos.
Results as below taken from the Wednesday Group WhatsApp (I couldn't find them online - probably didn't try hard enough!)...
9 Neil F 39.42
13 Stephen B 40.30
17 Frank 42.15
34 Alistair 48.19
37 Bethany 49.31
46 Andrew P 50.58
52 Jack F 52.06
55 Toby 53.10
62 Gemma 55.15
81 Adrian 1.13.04
83 Kate 1.48
Sunday 29th May Edinburgh Marathon
Cat Friar ran the Edinburgh half marathon in a PB time of 1hr 47mins 09secs. Congratulations Cat!
Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th May London to Brighton 100Km
Kate Knight completed the London to Brighton 100Km. She tells us that there was great people and huge support out there en-route.
Thursday 26th May Victory @ The Blue Anchor quiz night
Paul Walters, Usha Stevens, Andrew Bamford, Stewart McIntyre and Sue Carnell formed the "RPAC" quiz team at the Blue Anchor quiz night, our first quiz since the first lock-down.
For those who might remember this was a weekly outing back in the day.
It is £2 per person with up to 6 in a team. We fought off the competition to win the quiz, and the £35 winnings went to the YMCA.
The quiz runs every 2 weeks, so we're now looking forward to quiz night on Thursday 9th June. Let me know if you'd like to take part.
Dates for Your Diary
Thursday 26th May - SLH Near As Damn It 10K - see the noticeboard for details
Sunday 12th June - Dorking 10's (10 mile and 10K races) The 10 mile is the RPAC Club Championship 10 mile race, a Grand Prix event, a Surrey Road League and County Championship too. See this.
Sunday 19th June - MABAC @ Holmwood Common
Sunday 26th June Richmond 10K which is a Surrey Road League event as well as a County Championship. See this.
Wednesday 6th July - Reigate Priory AC Summer Evening 10K - see this for more information.
Saturday 16th July - Elmore 7 which is in the RPAC Grand Prix and Surrey Road League. See this.
Sunday 24th July - Surrey Slog Half Marathon This race is an open race organised by MABAC. The profit from this race means that the regular MABAC league fixtures can continue. Please support it if you can. The course is described as "challenging but rewarding, hilly and undulating". More details are at https://running.mabac.org.uk/surrey-slog-half-marathon/
Thursday 28th July - RunReigate Summer 2022 trail races around Gatton Park 5K or 10K see this.
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