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Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 20th July 2019

Antony Collins, Dave Mills, David Manrow, Joanne Antoniou, Mark Peters

Volunteers @ SAL, 13th July 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett, Jo Davey

Volunteers @ Vets T&F, 8th July 2019

Annette Morris, Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett

Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10k, 3rd July 2019

Apologies if we've missed anyone: Adam Lloyd, Adrian Grant, Ailsa Nurse, Alastair Watkinson (+  daughters), Alex South, Alex South's Daughter, Andrew Bamford, Andrew Patrick, Anna Baer, Annette Morris, Antony Read, Aoife Kehoe, Ashley Burridge, Ayden Higgins, Bethany Higgins, Carolyn Patrick, Chris Veale, Claire Humphrey, Craig Parke, Daniel Emson, Dave Williams, David Nurse, Doug Kington, Duncan Mallison, Ewan McKay, Fran Dunham, Freddie Roux, Ginevra Stoneley, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Irene and Keith Leitner, Jamilla Ncayiyana, Jas Dhanda, Jenny Carus, Jo Davey, Kate Knight, Lee Savage, Malcolm Woodman, Max Wilson, Melanie Fulton-Bell , Michael Stanley, Moray Carey, Moray Laing, Nat Wilson, Natalie Laing, Nicholas Wade , Nicky Hodgetts, Paul Byrne, Paul Chandler, Ralph Tuckwell, Renwick Horsfall, Richard Scrase, Rick Coles, Ruth Willis, Ryan English, Sarah Finch, Stephen Smith, Steve Smith, Steve Watkins, Steve Watkins' daughter, Stewart Mcintyre, Sue Carnell, Tom Almond, Usha Stevens, Wayne Chappell

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 22nd June 2019

Suzanne Holloway, Steven Holloway, Sean Mcauliffe, Natasha Boyce, Julia Woodhams, Joanne Antoniou, Ivan Barrett, Dino Pelekani, David Mills, David Manrow, Ashley Burridge, Anthony Collins

A belated happy New Year to all RPAC members and parents!

Holly Run 2014

I'd like to start by thanking everyone who helped at the Holly Run before Christmas. Yet another successful RPAC-organised race "under our belts", with lots of enthusiastic runners and good weather. Many club members and parents covered a whole range of jobs large and small, but the biggest thanks have to go to our Race Director, Donna Barrington-Smith. Without Donna over-seeing every aspect of the race, there would have been no Holly Run.

Volunteering

Which brings me onto my second topic for this month, volunteering. I know that many of you volunteer on a regular basis when asked, and a small group do a very large amount for the club (you know who you are!). However, we need to ease the burden of that small core group, especially when somebody decides to take a well-earned break. Therefore, if there is any member or parent who is willing / interested in taking on a more major role within the club, then please contact myself or Jas Dhanda (Volunteer co-ordinator) to offer your services (e-mail addresses in separate e-mail).

The most important role that needs to be filled soon is that of the Race Director for the Summer 10k, as Moray Carey wishes to stand down after a number of years "in role".

On a less major note, volunteer marshals are required for school cross-country races on both next weekend (Saturday 17th) and Saturday 31st January. See the previous e-mail from Jas for details.

Upcoming Races

A very busy January, with the Surrey Cross-Country Championships, Tadworth 10 and 3rd Surrey League Cross-Country fixture for both ladies and men having taken place already. During the rest of the month we have:

  • Surrey Schools Cross-country on Saturday 17th, Priory Park
  • Southern Cross-Country Championships (Juniors & Seniors) on Saturday 24th, Stanmer Park, Brighton
  • SE Schools Inter-counties Cross-Country on Saturday 31st, Priory Park

Coaching

The club relies on a small number of individuals to train and coach our athletes. We need more coaches at every age group and at different levels to be able to offer better coaching to more athletes. The club pays for the courses; in return we expect regular assistance/leadership at our training sessions. The first step is the Leading Athletics course which is a 3 hour course. You can then progress to other qualifications.
If you are willing to get involved in this rewarding activity, please contact Mike Gent, Greg Knott, Dave Mills or Ivan Barrett for the juniors; Sue Carnell or Ian Martin if you are keen to coach senior runners.

Grand Prix

Scores for the Grand Prix have now been updated following the December & January races and are on the website on the Grand Prix page under the Results tab.

Our next race is the Valentine’s 10K on 15th February. Also 2 bonus points are available for participating in the Surrey XC league race on 8th February.

Club Forums

There are a number of free seminars available to us via Active Surrey. Although many of these are directed towards organisers and coaches, they are all open to any member of the club.

If anyone does decide to attend a course, please book yourself on direct, but let Anthony Collins know that you are planning to attend.

Malcolm Woodman

Marathon study - influence of nutritional intake on gastrointestinal disturbance

Hello, I’m contacting you to see if any of your members competing in a half-marathon/marathon during September-December would be interested in taking part in a study. I am an MSc student studying Applied Sports Nutrition at St Mary’s University,...

Volunteering to help at Run Reigate 2019

if you don't wish to enter the run but still want to be part of Run Reigate 2019 then you may want to volunteer.  All volunteers get a free breakfast, t-shirt and entry to Run Reigate 2020. See this for more...

#gocoach from England Athletics

Yesterday saw the launch of #gocoach, a fantastic new campaign from England Athletics hoping to attract 10,000 new athletics coaches and run leaders by 2020. Coaches are essential to the survival of our wonderful sport and we’re asking if you could...

Surrey Cross-Country League Sponsorship

The Surrey League X-C now has a new sponsor: Start Fitness, who also own More Miles. Start Fitness are offering discounts to all members of affiliated clubs, 30% off at More Miles and 10% at Start Fitness. Discount codes are available on the "...