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Agreement has been reached with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and our Summer evening 10k will take place on Wednesday 21st July. This is a well attended and popular event and generates a lot of revenue for the club. It also needs the support of the RPAC members to ensure that it runs safely and efficiently, this year more than ever. If you are able to help out before, during or after the race in any way please contact
Membership subscriptions for the year are now overdue and should be paid as soon as possible. If you do not wish to renew, please contact
Please remember that the club is run by volunteers and chasing up overdue payments is a significant task.
If anyone is experiencing financial or technical difficulties, please contact who will assist.
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.
Return of Parkrun delayed until 24th July
Following the announcement this evening from the Prime Minister confirming a delay to Step 4 of the Roadmap until Monday 19 July 2021, it is now intended that Parkrun 5k events in England will not restart until Saturday 24th July (see here for the full statement). Sadly this means that our Couch to 5K graduands will not be able to run Riddlesdown Parkrun as their graduation event, however they will still be running a 5K distance for the first time on 10th July and I am sure they would welcome a good turnout form RPAC members to help them achieve their goal. More details to follow in due course.
Junior Section News
Surrey Schools T&F Trials Kingston 12th June from Dave Mills
In the absence this summer of the usual format of district competitions followed by finals day, Surrey Schools held a day of trials at Kingston on Saturday ahead of selecting the team for the English Schools T&F Championships being held in Manchester in July.
In the inter-boys (U17) category, there were great performances by George Evered who was 4th quickest in the 200m and Oscar Curry, 5th quickest in the 800m. Both boys with new PB's!
In the Junior boys (U15), Samuel Stapley was in the tightest of finishes in the 800m, with a second quickest time on the day which in a non-pandemic year would have meant a Silver Medal.
Imogen Wheeler ran a superb 100m in the Inter-Girls event to finish the 4th fastest with a new PB!
In the Inter-Girls 800m Lilah Unwin continued her run of fast times with another PB, breaking her own club record for U15G'S 800m, and her time of 2.15.51 saw her finish number one in Surrey Schools, and comfortably within the English Schools entry standard which is 2.18.
A great day for all the young RPAC athletes at the event!
Pics are Imogen crossing the line in her 100m, George Evered and Lilah in Kingston.
Dates For Your Diary from Mike Gent
Upcoming dates for Junior Section track league events are as follows:
27 June - YDL UAG at Crawley - U17s and U20s- Boys and Girls
10 July - Lily B at Kingston - U11s, U13s, U15s and U17s - Girls only
10 July - Ebbisham League , Woodcote School, Coulsdon - U11s, U13s and U15s - Boys only
17 July - YDL LAG at Guildford - U13s and U15s - Boys and Girls
Senior Section News
Don't forget your water bottle...
Whilst it remains so hot please remember to bring some water (or your refreshment of choice) to the training sessions. There's not much shade at Battlebridge!
First run in an RPAC vest and a new PB!
Alex Mansfield had his first outing in his RPAC vest in the RunThrough Battersea Park 10k on 5th June and recorded a new PB of 37:20. Cracking result Alex and I am confident that this will be the first of many PBs wearing the vest.
A first Ultra for Andrew Pringle
Andrew Pringle reports that he has been inspired by Kate Knight's example and decided to take part in the "Run to the Sea" 50K event on 5th June. This was from Horsham to the seafront at Hove. He finished in 6:40:25. Awesome Andrew!
Andrew reports that "It was a great day and certainly a different running challenge! The slog along the Downs Link was so-so but great to be on the South Downs Way in such brilliant sunshine. After all these hot miles, the ice cream at the end was the best tasting I think I've ever had"
Talking of Kate...
Kate completed her 5th Ultra in 5 weeks, finishing the Lake District 100Km race yesterday. This was her 74th event of marathon or greater distance. She says "The course was brutal, very rugged in places but so enjoyable". She isn't joking about being brutal; there is a total of 2500m climbing on the course. At the time of writing the results haven't been published so I can't tell you her finish time. Well done Kate!
Senior Men's WhatsApp Group - by Tom Almond
A reminder that we have a men’s WhatsApp group for organising group runs and team competitions. If you would like to be included please email
Some dates for your diaries
Tuesday 6th July Epsom & Ewell Harriers are hosting 3km relays in Nonsuch Park. See this.
Please support MABAC by registering for the Surrey Slog Half Marathon on 25th July - we also need to find some volunteers to assist at this.
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