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Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  

 

Return To Coached Training

In order to avoid confusion over who is scheduled to attend which sessions Malcolm has added the lists to the noticeboard. Please note the request to give 24 hours' notice if you know that you can't make it. Please also make sure that you follow the signs to avoid breaching the social distancing guidelines.

Javelin & Hurdles Taster Sessions

Just a reminder that Ellis is running some taster sessions for you to try javelin and/or hurdles. Please see the notice board article for more details on how to join in. 

Branded Club Kit

As you may or may not know we have a range of RPAC branded kit available to buy from iProSports. Is anyone willing to take on the job of reviewing the kit available on the RPAC club zone, to identify any changes or additions needed? Please let us know by emailing 

England Athletics Virtual 30

Bored with my virtual competitions? Why not sign up for the EA Virtual 30 instead? The challenge is to run as far as you can in 30 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday. You "compete" against other teams and collect points for RPAC. You have to sign up individually via Open Track. Details of how to sign up the competition are here.   


Virtual Competitions 

This week's event was a 3000 Metre Time Trial 

Officially recorded at the track...

Name  Time
Shane Dowell 10:45.8
Gavin Lawrence 10:48.1
Niall MacGregor 10:59.3
Jo Davey 11:01.3
Stephen Cheesman 11:12.7
Ginevra Stoneley 11:28.6
Jamilla Ncayiyana 11:51.3
Colin Kloes 12:25.3
Juilan Rowlands 12:36.0
Mike Pocock 12:41.8
Christian Froggatt 12:47.6
Gillian Powell 12:55.9
Jack Finn 13:08.1
Bethany Higgins 13:13.9
Doug Kington 13:14.0
Linda Rodriguez 13:18.9
Nic Froggatt 14:41.1
Sharon Miller 16:23.0
Jenny Carus 17:45.7
Malcolm Woodman 18:20.0

 Self-recorded 3000m 

Name Time
Frank O' Regan 11:23
Ian Stammars 12:12
Stephen Smith  13:04
Anthony Collins 16:00
Usha Stevens 16:07
Adrian Grant 18:59

 

5x1 mile handicap relay - this was Week 3 of 4

These are the teams

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Team 7 Team 8
Adrian Grant Tom Almond Jake Boud Christian Froggatt Malcolm Woodman Adam Parkin Steve Cheesman Ian Stammars
Jas Dhanda Andrew Bamford  Claire Humphrey Gillian O'Regan George Roux Ginevra Stoneley Freddie Roux Ian Martin
Euan Willis Max Orchard Robert Duncton Will John-Cox George Duncton Ian Edmonds Jack Finn Linda Rodriguez
Jamilla Ncayiyana Usha Stevens Nat Wilson Adriana Collins Frank O'Regan Julian Rowlands Kate Knight ?
Duncan Mallison Jim Vince Ruth Willis Adrian Bowden Stephen Smith Antony Collins Rob Wigley ?

 

Handicaps for the teams were adjusted based on the previous weeks results as follows

Team 1 07:11, Team 2 04:56, Team 3 06:06, Team 4 01:49, Team 5 04:22, Team 6 00:45, Team 7 02:43, Team 8 01:42. T

Again I have had to be a little creative with the results as we have a number of people who are injured or who couldn't run for a variety of reasons but the results were 

Team 6 37:11, Team 5 38:13, Team 7 39:09, Team 4 39:14, Team 3 40:35, Team 2 40:39, Team 8 41:30, Team 1 42:23

Handicaps will be adjusted accordingly for next week.

The fastest overall mile was recorded by Tom Almond (5:12) with Jamilla Ncayiyana recording fastest time for the ladies (6:04) and Max Orchard the fastest time for the juniors (5:55). Well done all of you.

Well done to everyone - one more week to go. If you are not competing and would like to, please let me know  

 

Update On Kate's Challenge

 Kate Knight completed her epic virtual Land's End to John O' Groats 1083 mile run last Tuesday. See the news article for full details.  

Can Anyone Help Michael?

Michael Bashford is trying to track down some information about his late father's running career. Does anyone have any ideas how he could find out any further information? 

He writes :

"This is a photograph of my father after he had just won a 7 mile road race, I don’t know where or when it was but sometime in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.

My father was born in 1926 so would have been in his early 20’s and was a member of Oxted, Limpsfield and Tandridge AC/Harriers. I’m not sure of the club's exact name.

He also competed in races with the likes of Christopher Chataway, Chris Brasher and Dr Roger Bannister.

I still have the cup shown in the picture on the right.

I was born and grew up in Westerham and for 6 years lived a couple of doors away from the chap on the left in this picture, the one with the W on his vest.
His name was Arthur Galloway and in 1948 carried the Olympic torch on the last leg of its journey through Kent, from Sundridge through Westerham to the Kent Surrey border at Moorhouse.
As a torch bearer Arthur got to keep the torch which I have had the privilege of seeing and holding. 

I have tried to find out more about the club my father ran for but as yet have been unable to find anything, there doesn’t seem to be anything online.

It would be nice to put a date and name/place and possibly a line up for this race, but I’m not sure where to start looking.

 More pics of the 1948 Olympic torch’s journey through Surrey can be found here. "

If you can help Michael please let us know 

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter, especially if you have any bright ideas for competitions.

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