Club news for everyone
Parkrun Tourism event 2 @ Denbies Saturday 27th July
Although it poured down during the previous night, the ground was solid at Denbies for the Mole Valley parkrun and conditions were excellent.
PBs over the course were registered by Charl Jordaan (who also crossed the finish in 1st place), Adrian Grant and myself.
Other attendees not in-picture were Moray Carey and Michael Clark. I hope that all attendees were pleased with their times, as it is not an easy course, and I think that everyone did well.
Some were tantalisingly close to their course PB!
17:56 Charl Jordaan 1st
21:41 Paul Walters 20th
24:57 Michael Clark 63rd
25:13 Andrew Bamford 67th
27:06 Bethany Higgins 103rd
29:24 Adrian Grant 141st
31:38 Jack Finn 178th
33:10 Moray Carey 206th
33:12 Stewart McIntyre 207th
35:33 Usha Stevens 224th
36:13 Michael Bashford 225th
38:14 Sarah Walters 239th
Full results are here.
We were joined by Sue Carnell and Paul Byrne for coffees all 'round at Squires Garden Centre on our return to Reigate.
The next parkrun event is on Saturday August 24th when we will be heading over to Tilgate. Shove it in your diaries!
Junior's parents and accompanied juniors are very welcome to join us.
Here is the list of future dates and venues...
|24th August 2019||Tilgate parkrun|
|5th October 2019||Horsham parkrun|
|23rd November 2019||Hove parkrun - with minibus travel|
|28th December 2019||Reigate Priory parkrun|
|25th January 2020||Banstead Woods parkrun|
|29th February 2020||Nonsuch parkrun|
|28th March 2020||Tooting Common parkrun - with minibus travel|
Reigate and Banstead Twinning - can you host a runner from France for Run Reigate 2019 (no responses as yet)?
Without getting embroiled in a Brexit debate (!), the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Association is hosting visitors from our twin town of Brunoy, France (pronounced "Brunoir") on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September, and we have four runners coming over to take part in the half marathon over that Run Reigate weekend. Would you consider hosting someone from Brunoy? Let's show our entente cordiale!
If it is possible for you to host, can you please contact Sarah Walters by sending her an email to
Southern Athletics League @ Tooting Saturday 17th August
A date for your diaries on the horizon for juniors U17 upwards and seniors. More information will be forthcoming soon.
Next Reigate Priory AC newsletter Monday 5th August
I intend to compose the newsletter from our holiday cottage in Sneem, Ireland. If there's no newsletter it will probably be due to lack of internet!
Please do feed me with items for next week by emailing .
U13 Southern Inter-Counties T & F @ Kingston Saturday 27 July
The annual U13 Southern Inter-Counties Track and Field Championships took place at Kingston on Saturday.
Three young RPAC athletes were in the Surrey Squad and ran for the county in the non scoring 800m.
See the report from this event here.
Congratulations to all three on their first Track and Field competition for Surrey.
Final Lily B event @ Kingston Saturday 31st August
The track and field season for the Juniors is drawing to a close. However, there is one final Lily B event for the girls on Saturday 31 August at Kingston. Please mark the date in your diaries.
Caterham Rotary 10K and Half @ Redhill Aerodrome Sunday 21st July
I mentioned last week that Claire and Mel had run the 10K. We had more competitors in the event than I realised, and the results of the 10K are here and the half are here. I can't help but think that there are still some missing. Please let me know!
Surrey Slog @ Peaslake Sunday 21st July
You can find the Reigate Priory AC results from the Surrey Slog here. Well done for completing a grueling course with such excellent finishing times!
Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Thursday 25th July
Running must have been difficult in the heat on Thursday night. I take my hat off to you all!
You can find the Reigate Priory AC results from the Informal 10K 3rd and final event for 2019 here.
Usha Stevens posted some of Ian Strong's photos of this event in our Facebook group here.
British Transplant Games @ Newport 28th July
Congratulations to Moray Laing who won gold in the javelin and silver in the discus (missed gold by 22cm) at the British Transplant Games at Newport on Sunday in his build-up to the World Transplant Games in Newcastle.
MABAC event @ Wimbledon Common Tuesday 6th August
This event is hosted by Wimbledon Windmilers and details can be found here.
It takes place on Tuesday 6th August at 19:30, starting and finishing at Wimbledon Rugby Club SW20 0ET (Barham Road, just off the A3).
It is a 5 mile cross country event, with also joggers and junior events of about 2.5 miles. You should have received an email regarding this event from Andrew Bamford on Monday 29th July.
Meet in Bell St Car Park at 18:00 for a 18:15 departure if you want to car share, or make your own way there if you don't.
Please email to let the MABAC team know of your interest or if you have any queries about this event.
Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon Sunday 11th August
This is the last Surrey Road League fixture, and there are still places for this event available.
Looking at this Reigate Priory AC have dropped from 1st to 3rd place in the Surrey Road League Men's League after the Elmbridge 10K.
Let's get a good turn-out for the last fixture at Wimbledon on 11th August - see this to enter the event.
Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 30th July 7:00PM by Ian Martin
The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...
|Medium and Long Distance||Short Distance||
Warm up and drills: High knees walking; butt kicks; A & B skips; open/close the gate; sidesteps; squats; lunges; high skips; tuck jumps; arms swings, punches; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides.
4 x 10 mins with 2.5 mins recovery between reps.
Up to 10 sets of
200m at 90%, with 200m walk recovery.
400m, plus fast for 100m.
200m walk/jog recovery
47.5 minute session.
Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 31st July 7:00PM
Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.
Session @ Priory Park Thursday 1st August
I don't know if there will be a session at 6PM on Thursday as per usual. Keep an eye on the calendar.
HOWEVER, there will be a Reigate Priory AC organised session in Priory Park on Thursday 1st August at 7:30PM as part of the Run Reigate Run Club season of training sessions building up to the Reigate Half Marathon on Sunday September 15th.
This will be led by Ian Edmonds with other coaches in attendance. All welcome.
What is Kate Knight up to?
Last week I told you that Kate finished the Elmore 7 on Saturday in a time of 1:43:59, but I missed that this was closely followed up by the Caterham Rotary Half Marathon on Sunday 21st July in a time of 3:20:15, a PB for the course.
Apologies Kate and Well Done!
Dates for the diary
Thursday 1st August 7:30PM Run Reigate training session in the park by Reigate Priory AC.
Tuesday 6th August 7:30PM MABAC League fixture @ Wimbledon Common - see this
Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture - see this
Saturday 17th August Southern Athletics League @ Tooting
Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this
Get in touch
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