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Recent Volunteers

Volunteers @ SAL, 15th June 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ginevra Stoneley, Ivan Barrett

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 26th May 2019

Ashley Burridge

Volunteers @ SAL, 19th May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ginevra Stoneley, Ivan Barrett, Jo Davey

Volunteers @ Vets League, 21st May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Donna Barrington-Smith, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett, Naomi Jones

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 18th May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Antony Collins, David Manrow, Ellis Cain-Jones, Ivan Barrett, Karl Boyce, Shaun Carter, Steve Holloway

Summer Evening 10k (from Chris Veale and Usha Stevens)

 

The call for volunteers to assist with the Summer Evening 10k on the 3rd of July went out this week and we've been delighted to receive over 30 members (and their friends) offering a helping hand.  Thank you all very much.

To make the event a success we will need about 70 people to generously give the club a couple of hours of their time.  We're a decent amount of the way there but still need a few more friendly faces to get involved.

If you've not replied to the email sent out on Wednesday 5th June please drop Usha and Chris an email at  so that we will add you to the list of merry men, women and juniors who will make our event a success!

Also, please direct anyone you meet to www.summer10k.com and encourage them to sign up!
 

Reigate Priory AC Parkrun Tourism Saturday 22nd June *** email me now ***

 

To kick off our new venture, we are off to the flat and fast Worthing parkrun on Saturday 22nd June.

Our parkrun visits are targeted at seniors, parents of juniors and accompanied juniors, but non-members may also attend.

The price is £14.50 (or £17.50 for non-members) including travel and a breakfast in The Burlington Hotel on Worthing seafront.

You can see the breakfast menu here.

The deadline for inclusion is Thursday 13th June. you can read more here.

If you'd like to come please email me informing me of attendees and breakfasts required, and I'll reply with payment details.

My email address is

 

Southern Athletics League Saturday 15th June (from Ginevra Stoneley and Jo Davey)

 

We have our third SAL (Southern Athletics League) meet on Saturday 15th June, 2019 at Lewes - BN7 2XG, and it would be really great if we can get as many athletes as possible taking part.

The meeting is open to U17s, U20s and Seniors (Vets included). If you are interested in competing please let us know as soon as possible and which events you would like to compete in.

You should have an email describing this event in your inbox from 4th June. Let me know if you did not receive it.

Please inform us (the SAL Team Managers, Jo Davey and Ginevra Stoneley) on address  if you would like to compete.

 

Junior news

 

Crawley Open Meeting from Wednesday 5th June (from Dave Mills)

The third Crawley Open Meeting of the summer took place last Wednesday and a number of Juniors took the chance to run in graded races and attack their PB's. 

In the 1500m's there was another outstanding performance by Oscar Curry who won his race in 4.38.65 adding to his impressive run of PB's this season. 

Eva Marsh and Shakila Keable also ran PB's in their 1500's, both girls improving on the PB's they had achieved 4 days earlier at the Lily B match in Walton!

Eva Peters and Lucy Dénecé doubled up with good times in their respective track events whilst for Eva there was a good leap of 4m.01 in the long jump and a season's best 18m.45 in the javelin for Lucy.

Year seven athletes were otherwise engaged on Wednesday with a schools match held at Hartswood.  One highlight worthy of note was Samuel Stapley's win in the 800m.

Whilst the time is unofficial, Samuel beat the outstanding Surrey 800m runner from Oxted School in the week where that runner was featured in Athletics Weekly Magazine! Well done Samuel.

 

Surrey Schools Track and Field Championships from Saturday 8th June (from Dave Mills)

The Surrey Schools Track and Field Championships took place on Saturday in Kingston. Having qualified through the various District events held earlier in the summer, a number of RPAC Juniors took part.

There was more Javelin success with Katie Mackison and Lily Cain-Jones taking Gold and Silver respectively in the Inter-Girls competition. Katie threw a massive 40m60 and Lily had a PB with an impressive 37m65. Katie should find herself going forward to the English Schools Championships as part of the Surrey team having achieved the Entry Standard with her throw, and having achieved the even more stretching National Standard earlier this summer. 

Dan Statham equaled his high jump PB with 1m.65 finishing 6th in the Inter-Boys competition.

Vicky Wilkes (I-G 200m), Drew Burridge (I-B 400m) and Oscar Curry (Junior Boys 800m) all made it through to the final of their event with Vicky and Drew taking 4th place and Oscar 5th. Good achievements by all, firstly to qualify for these Championships, then to all have competed in the final of their event.

 

Get your vests on, Juniors - You never know who you might end up competing against

Under 17 Drew Burridge entered the Blackheath & Bromley Open graded meeting last Monday evening to compete in the 400 metres. Lining up outside him was Team GB's 2012 World Indoor gold medalist Perri Shakes-Drayton!
 
Drew held her off throughout the race, beating her by 0.4s.

 

Senior results

 

Vitality London 10K from Monday 27th May

Congratulations to our competitors at the Vitality London 10K. Results can be seen here.

 

MABAC league @ Holmwood Common Sunday 9th June

21 people participated - a fantastic turn-out from our club, and great to see some new faces running in this event. Provisional results can be seen here. Also big thanks to both Stewart McIntyre and Moray Laing for coming along to support us.

Moray took some great photos that can be seen on the Facebook group here.

 

SCVAC Track & Field League fixture 3 @ Walton Monday 10th June

Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to the downpour. 

 

Surrey Road League 2019/2020 (from Ian Martin's post to the Facebook group)

The latest position in the Surrey Road League after Dorking 10: RPAC leading by 4 points as can be seen here. Let’s try to push on and regain this trophy.

 

Senior events on the calendar

 

Tuesday Battlebridge session Tuesday 11th June

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track at 7PM is scheduled as follows...

Short and Middle distance Long distance Less intense
200m wind ups  (outside lanes) Rolling session (inside lanes): 45 minute session

1st 50m: 50% top pace

2nd 50m: 70% top pace

3rd 50m: 90% top pace

4th 50m: 100% top pace

400m, 100m jog

500m, 100m jog

600m, 100m jog

Sets of 400m, 200m jog, 600m.

400m jog between sets.

Up to 45 minutes depending

on your level of experience

 

Richmond 10K Club Championship Sunday 16th June

You still have the opportunity to join this event here. Hoping for a good turn-out next Sunday.

 

Cabbage Patch 10 Sunday 13th October

I mention this race as it is nearing being full, and I know that it has been a popular race for some over the years as a flat and fast 10 miler. You can enter the race here. Note that this event is probably the day after the Surrey League cross country race, so I for one will unfortunately not be on the start line!

We have four entrants already.

 

Other news

 

Very sad news posted on the SCAA website that Jack Rutherford, until recently the chairman of Walton AC,  has passed away.

He was a great supporter of athletics across the county, and was at the Priory Relays supporting his Walton runners every year.

 

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 below...

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