Provisional results for Men's and Ladies' race, plus times for individual runners, are now available at the bottom of the page.
If you see any anomalies, please contact "Race Director - Priory Relays" via the "Contact Us" form on the RPAC website.
Reigate Priory AC is delighted to stage the 65th running of the historic Priory Relays within the grounds of Priory Park, Reigate RH2 7RL on Saturday 6 November 2021. The mass start will be at 1.30pm.
The race is a cross country team event for athletic and running clubs who may enter multiple teams. The men's race consists of 4 legs per team and the ladies’ race 3 legs per team. Each leg is approximately 2.5 miles long.
All athletes must be 17 years of age or older on the day of the race.
Please be aware that by participating in the race there’s a potential risk of Covid-19 infection but RPAC has developed, in consultation with the local council, an event plan to mitigate these risks and to protect everyone's health and safety – please refer to the measures below*
As a result, the organisation of this year’s event is significantly different from previous years’, so please read the details carefully.
2021 Race Details
England Athletics licence
The licence number for this event is CC2021/0121
The course is a mixture of grassland, heathland, woodland paths and short distances of gravel paths entirely within the Priory Park. It has some challenging technical sections, tree roots and fallen leaves masking underfoot hazards, so runners need to take the appropriate care.
You can download a course map by clicking here.
Entries for each team should be made online via Sports Systems at https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/RPACPrioryRelays2021. Details for all team members will need to be inserted. Please note there are no postal entries nor entries on the day this year.
Fees are £30 per men’s team of 4 and £22.50 per ladies’ team of 3, equating to £7.50 each.
The application signifies that the entrants accept the following terms & conditions:
- that they enter at their own risk
- that the organisers and sponsors will in no way be held responsible for any personal injury, or loss or damage to property before, during or after the event
- that the organisers reserve the right to cancel the race if adverse weather should make conditions too dangerous for competitors, or a serious incident occurs, or local or national government intervention that prevents the race going ahead, in which situations there will be no refunds
Closing date for entries
In the event of cancellation, the Organisers will donate the proceeds to local charities chosen by RPAC after the deduction of costs incurred.
Timing & Results
Each race number will contain an embedded timing chip. Sport Systems will time the race and the Results will be posted on the race website as soon as practicable afterwards.
Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams and the fastest three individual runners, both male and female. They will be posted out to the winners since no presentations will be made on race day.
Race day information
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE DISPLAYING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR HAVE TESTED POSITIVE WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE EVENT.
To get a free PCR test see https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Travel and Parking
Rail - 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.
Car - 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 chargeable in the public car parks 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 and they fine anyone exceeding their stated time limit! Nor should you park on the grass in the Priory Park.
Bus -Buses 32, 420, 435 & 460 stop in Reigate town centre, a short distance from Priory Park
On arrival please scan the NHS QR code displayed outside Race HQ which is housed in a gazebo pitched by the tennis courts near the race Start.
Race number collection
Each Team’s race number/timing chip and safety pins will be enclosed in envelopes labelled for each club/gender and will be available to collect from Race HQ from 12.30 pm onwards. They must be collected only by the Team Captains who we encourage to wear masks, using the in/out channels.
Facilities & Hygiene
2 portable toilets equipped with hand sanitisers and loo rolls will be available for use (please do not use the café’s). They will be cleaned, disinfected and replenished regularly. Depending on weather conditions they will be sited either by the tennis courts if dry or by the hard path north of skate park if wet. There will be in/out channels for controlled access.
Hand sanitisers will be available at Race HQ, outside the portable toilets and at other locations near the start/finish and take-over areas.
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*Covid-19 mitigation measures:
- Moving the Race HQ outdoors
- Introducing chip timing to dispense with manual timing personnel
- Redesigning the changeover area to avoid contact take-overs. Outgoing runners to set off from just behind the outgoing timing mat in the outgoing channel as the incoming runners passes over the finish timing mat in the incoming channel.
- Providing portable toilets complete with consumables and hand sanitisers
- Engaging a professional cleaning company to disinfect all surfaces regularly
- Encouraging all race staff and volunteers to take a lateral flow test before attending
- Offering PPE to all race staff and volunteers appropriate to their roles
- Providing a professional medical services organisation equipped with an Ambulance staffed by experienced trained personnel.
- Deploying Marshals at strategic points in the Priory and along the route to monitor and supervise proceedings
- Posting awards to prize winners to avoid prolonging their attendance and prevent overcrowding
Please help to make the event as safe as possible for everyone attending the event – we encourage you to follow the RECOMMENDED race day protocol:
- Scanning the NHS QR code displayed outside Race HQ
- Arriving changed and ready to run in the absence of changing facilities this year.
- Stowing any baggage in your car if you arrive this way.
- Following the in/out directions set out for entry to Race HQ, the loos and the start/finish and change-over areas.
- Using the hand sanitiser located in and around Race HQ and portable toilets
- Bringing your own pen to write your medical info on the reverse of your race number
- Being self-sufficient in water.
- Team Captains to wear a face mask when collecting their teams’ race numbers.
- Wearing a face mask when using the portable toilets (please do not use the Café’s)
- Observing and maintaining social distancing, wherever and whenever possible.
- Not bringing spectators
- Being mindful and respectful of other park users.
- Passing straight through the change-over sector into the dispersal area as quickly as you can after you've finished your lap, then disperse as soon as possible
Do not travel to the race if you or anyone in your household are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive with 10 days of the event. You’d be risking the health of others as well as your own.
If for any reason you test positive for COVID-19 in the week after the race, you must inform RPAC by contacting the Race Director – Priory Relays via the "Contact Us" form on the RPAC website
If you have any queries, please contact the "Race Director - Priory Relays" via the "Contact Us" form on the RPAC website.
Results (All years)