Club news for everyone
Priory Relays @ Priory Park, Reigate Saturday 2nd November
Congratulations to all of the volunteers who turned out for this event. Although we were tight on numbers, the event was a huge success on the day.
Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November
The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.
This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.
The schedule is as follows...
- 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
- 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
- 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
- 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
- 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
- 11:45AM back in Reigate.
If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.
We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.
A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December
Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.
An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome.
Border League @ Aldershot Sunday 3rd November
The first match of the 2019/20 Border League was hosted by Aldershot on Sunday. Twenty two RPAC athletes participated and there were some excellent performances.
Oscar Curry was first in the U15 boys. Max Orchard and Rory Beale were 2nd and 12th respectively in the U11 boys and two athletes in their first races for RPAC had great runs with Lisette Matthews 5th in the U9 girls and Sam McShee 6th in the U9 boys.
Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November
This Saturday, 9th November, the second Surrey XC League matches take place with the boys races on Wimbledon Common at 2.00pm (U13), and 2.30pm (U15/U17).
The girls are on Mitcham Common with the U15/U17 race at 12.00pm and U13G'S at 12.30pm.
Details can be found on the links above.
Anyone in year 6 and above is eligible to run although if not yet 11 you will be deemed a non-scorer. The U13 's races are c.3K. Everyone is welcome.
If you have not already done so, please contact if you want to run. All runners are entered online by the club with their race number pre allocated. This number is retained for each of the 4 Surrey XC League matches so if you ran in the first match (in Reigate Priory) please bring that number to the match. First time runners will receive their number at the race.
Hoodie order - finalising the order
We will be placing a Hoodie order shortly. Everyone should have received an email with details but please contact Mike Gent by emailing with any questions. Any final orders should be with Mike by Wednesday 6th November.
Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas
This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.
Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.
Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.
Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.
Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.
Dublin and New York Marathons on successive weekends for Kate
Kate Knight recorded a post-knee op PB of 6:21:58 in the Dublin Marathon on Sunday 27th October - her best marathon result for 5 years.
This was followed this up a week later with a result of 6:26:32 in the New York City Marathon on Sunday 3rd November, PB for the course, another sub 6:30 and nearly an hour quicker than last year!
MCM 10K @ Washington DC Sunday 27th October
After running the Roosevelt Parkrun on Saturday 26th October, Usha Stevens recorded a time of 1:04:50, and finished in 2,089th place out of 6,246 in the Marine Corps Marathon 10Km race in Washington DC, USA on Sunday 27th October. Her result is here.
Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 5th November 7:00PM
The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...
Drills and exercises
6 x 6 minutes with 1.5 minute recovery:
Reps 1 and 4: fast for 30 seconds at 2.5 and 5.5 minutes
Reps 2 and 5: fast for 30 seconds at 1.5, 3.5 and 5.5 minutes
Reps 3 and 6: fast for 1 minute at 1, 3 and 5 minutes.
Less intense option:
8-10 sets of 500m steady, 100m fast.
100m walk/jog recovery, to regroup
Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 6th November 7:00PM
An easy run from the Sovereign Centre to Reigate and then "big hills little hills". What does Ian mean by that exactly? There's only one way of finding out!
Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 7th November 6:00PM
Meet at Bell Street for 6:00PM and jog to Alma Road for circuits up Alma road and back down Reigate Hill, using the path by the church as a jog recovery. Easier option is just 3 loops.
Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November
Good luck to our athletes in the Surrey League this coming Saturday. See this for more information.
Please inform your club captain if you'd like to run and have not done so already.
Sunday Run on Sunday 10th November 9:00AM
Sunday run from Reigate Hill at 9:00AM lead by Ian Edmonds, 100 minutes easy.
Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor - break this week
Due to commitments we are have a quizzing break for this week.
Dates for the diary
Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath
Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*
Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3
Tuesday 3rd December session at K2
Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road
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