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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

Club news for everyone


Parkrun Tourism event 2 Saturday 27th July @ Denbies

We will meet at 8:10AM at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance) to car share over to Denbies at Dorking to take part on Mole Valley Parkrun at 9AM. (The car park will be locked afterwards until our return.)

All seniors, parents and accompanied juniors are welcome. Please run in club vest if you can, and bring some money for refreshments afterwards.

It'd be great to see you!


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 details.


Junior news


u17/u20 News - by Ashley Burridge

Some Track and Field personal bests (and club records!) from the last week. Drew Burridge improved his 400m time to 53.04s at the Woodford Green Open meeting on Monday evening. He also took half a second off his 200m time at the Southern Athletics League meeting at Worthing on Saturday, running 23.7s. At the same meeting, James Naylor set a 200m u20 club best time of 24.9s.

Three RPAC athletes have been selected to represent Surrey at the Eight Counties U17 Inter County Championships at Chelmsford this coming Sunday. Congratulations to Katie Mackison (Javelin), Lily Cain-Jones (Javelin) and Drew Burridge (400m and 4x400 relay).


YDL event Saturday 20th July @ Tooting Bec

You should have received an email describing the event on Monday 15th July. Please email  if your child is available to attend this meeting.


Senior news


North Downs Way Half Marathon 7th July 2019

Fantastic results that you can see here from Charlie Butcher (1st), Fran Dunham (2nd) and Rick Coles (7th).


SCVAC Track & Field League fixture 4 Monday 8th July @ Croydon

I understand that due to injury and illness numbers were depleted for this fixture (I had a cold!). Results are to follow.


SAL meeting Saturday 13th July @ Worthing

I understand that there were some excellent performances. Results are to follow.


Hillsong Youth Guildford Half Marathon 13th July

Jack Finn ran the half marathon with some friends to raise money to get the youth (11-18 year old) to the church conference. Well done Jack! It's not too late to sponsor Jack, so see this


Sunday Social run and  "Walk" 14th July @ Reigate Hill car park

The eight runners headed off through Walton Heath towards Ebbisham Lane and back for a 9 mile run at 9:00AM last Sunday, and returned at around 10:30AM to join the "walking group" at the Reigate Hill café. A great time was had by all, although for the walkers it only involved a brisk 20 metres walk from/to the cars! Thanks to Ali, Sharon and Graham for instigating this, and we must plan to do it again soon.


Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 16th July 7:00PM by Ian Martin

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Short distance

Medium and long distance

Less Intense

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.

600m wind-ups

Walk 150m

then 150m at 50% pace

then 100m at 70% pace,

then 100m at 90% pace,

then 100m at 100% pace.

In teams of 3:

800m reps.

Ist runner sets off, after one lap 2nd runner joins to lead 1st runner.

After 2 laps 3rd runner joins to lead 2nd runner and 1st runner stops for static rest.

After 3rd lap 1st runner joins to lead 1st runner and 2nd runner stops for static rest, and so on.

600m, 200m walk/jog recovery

45 min session


Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 17th July 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.


Session @ Priory Park Thursday 18th July 6:00PM

Meet at 6.pm by Pavillion /tree seat for Warm up, loop around pond and back. 6.15 main session.

Short hill loops in lower park from pavilion / tree straight up to the bench left along the treeline to south east corner clump of trees and back down to the Ha-Ha by the Priory School, along the path back to the tree seat.

Sets of 3 then 2 then 1 then 2 then 3. 1 minute recovery between each set.

Gavin Lawrence as coach.


Surrey Road League 2019

It might have missed your attention that Reigate Priory AC are leading the Surrey Road League after four events. The final two events are the Elmbridge 10K (only 65 entries left!) this coming Sunday 21st July and the Wimbledon 5K Dash on Sunday 11th August. Let's get a strong turn-out for these events!


What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate took part in the Peak District Challenge 100Km this last weekend and finished in a time of 32:00:38. Kate is now looking forward to the Salisbury 50k on 11th August. (Sorry I missed you from the Informal 10K results race 2 Kate - now added!)


Possible dates for the diary

You may want to know about these up-and-coming local fixtures - a busy end-of-the-month...

Saturday 20th July The SLH Elmore 7 - see this

Sunday 21st July Elmbridge 10K - *** Surrey Road League event so do this in preference *** see this

Sunday 21st July Caterham Rotary Half Marathon and 10K - see this

Sunday 21st July Surrey Slog @ Holmbury Hill - see this

Thursday 25th July SLH Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley - see this

Saturday 27th July Reigate Priory AC Park Run Tourism fixture 2 - Mole Valley Park Run @ Denbies. Further details above - and see this and this

Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture -  see this


Get in touch


If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email me promptly and I can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let me know. 

If you wish to get in touch my email address is 

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