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Recent Volunteers

Volunteers @ Surrey County Combined Events Championships, 7-8 September 2019

Ivan Barrett, Ashley Burridge, Naomi Jones

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

Club news for everyone



England Athletics Club Review by Usha, Ellis and Malcolm

You will have received an email about a survey on Friday 5th July, intended for everyone (members and parents).

Please let us encourage you to read the email and complete both the EA survey and our own additional questions.


Summer Evening 10K Wednesday 3rd July

Congratulations to our Summer 10K organisers and volunteers for making the event such a success - read this.

Really sorry that I couldn't have been there. I'd have been fascinated to see the bamboo cups given out - such a great idea.


Summer BBQ Tuesday 9th July @ Battlebridge Track

Remember that it is our Summer BBQ tomorrow. Food will be ready by 7:00PM for juniors and 8:00PM for seniors.

Please bring your own drinks and money for a small contribution to the cost of the food (£1 for juniors, £2 for seniors).

Really hope you can make it, and friends and family are all welcome.


SAL meeting Saturday 13th July @ Worthing by Jo and Ginevra

You should have received an email on 5th July regarding this event. It is the penultimate SAL event, and it'd be great to see many athletes 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 (by Wednesday 10th July at the latest) and which events you would like to compete in.

The timetable is available here, so please read the email for more information and email  if you'd like to compete.


Junior news


Lily B League @ Guildford Sunday 7th July by Mike Gent

The third Lily B match of the season was held at Guildford yesterday. A good turn out from RPAC Junior girls. with a number of PBs including Shakila Keable in the U13 1500m and Francesca Manrow in the U15 Discus, with a new Club record.


EBL Boys League @ Woodcote School, Coulsdon Sunday 14th July

An email was sent out on Monday 8th July regarding this fixture for boys U11 to U17.

Please read the email and send an email to  to confirm attendance providing the required information as per the email.


Senior news


Volunteers needed for the MABAC Surrey Slog Sunday 21st July @ Holmbury Hill by Andrew Bamford

Volunteers are needed for this challenging half marathon run on trails around Holmbury Hill.

It is a major fundraiser for the league and enables the league fixtures to be staged free of charge. Surplus funds are distributed to local charities. Please support the race if you can. If you can help email 


Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 9th 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

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

Jog 200m then:

5 x 400m at 80% top pace with 200m walk recovery

5 x 300m at 90% top pace with 200m walk recovery

5 x 200m at 100% top pace with 200m walk recovery

Jog 200m and then up to 6 sets of:

600m at faster than 5k pace with 100m walk recovery;

500m at faster than 600m pace, with 100m alk recovery;

400m at 80% top pace, with 200m walk recovery.

Warm down:  with burgers, hot dogs and plenty of fluid.


Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 10th July 7:00PM 

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


Session @ Priory Park Thursday 11th July 6:00PM

Meet at 6:00pm for warmup. 1 short loop. Main session starts at 6:15pm. 2 short loops, 2 long loops, 1 short loop. Gavin Lawrence as coach.


Sunday Social Run from Reigate Hill car park Sunday 14th July 9:00AM (and a coffee and walk from 9:30AM)

You may have noticed on Facebook that there will be a meet-up for a coffee and a walk from Reigate Hill at 9:30AM with Ali Rustige, Meera Siva and Graham Tucker in attendance, with others very welcome to join too.

Ian Edmonds will be running from Reigate Hill car park at 9:00AM on Sunday 14th July for an easy run of 100 minutes with the thought that we can meet up with the walkers at the end of the run.


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 to follow - see this and 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

Pub social - Thursday 3rd October

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub (Holmesdale Road) on Thursday 3 October. An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome! We hope any new members will take the...

MABAC  & Jimmy James

MABAC This Sunday 22nd September The next MABAC fixture is this Sunday at 11:00 at Lightwater Country Park, situated between Bagshot and Lightwater (GU18 5RG). We have had a really good turnout for the last couple of events and this has moved us up...

Call for volunteers for upcoming races

To All Seniors, Older Juniors and Parents of Juniors, You may remember when you submitted your membership forms that the form includes the statement "One of the conditions of membership of RPAC is that all members, parents and carers help with club...

fast flat 10k Jigsaw Run, Nov 24

Hi – Just wondering if you might be able to publicise to your members the eighth (and sadly final) 10k Jigsaw Run round Dunsfold Park airfield near Cranleigh and Godalming on Sunday 24 November at 10.30am. It’s the last one before work starts on...

#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 "...