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Recent Volunteers

Volunteers @ Lily B, 25th August 2018

Ellis Cain-Jones, Fiona Gent, Mike Gent, Kirsten Mackison, David Manrow, Dave Mills, Mark Peters, Julia Woodhams

Volunteers @ Ebbisham Boys League, 8th July 2018

Sam Jenner

Volunteers @ Lily B, 15th July 2018

Emma McAuliffe, Alison Denece, Kirsten Mackison

Volunteers @Quad kids Final

Fiona Gent Mike Gent Gavin Lawrence Kerry Rolaston

Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10k

Wayne Chappell Jas Dhanda  Sue Carnell Ginevra Stonley Jo Davey Sonia Galloway Matt Colin Kloes Ed Clements Claire Humphrey Michael Clark Kimberley Duckworth Sharon Brenon Mike Pocock Doug Rick Coles Harry Thomas Mark Graham Nick Wade Kate Knight Michael Stanley Ian Crouch Steve Watkins Janet Moore ian Moore Moray Laing Paul Chandler Paul Daley Daniel Emson-Jukes Christine Suzie Alice Paddy Claire Pryor Ruth Willis Natalie Wilson Jo Heaver Mick Heaver Donna Barrington-Smith Malcolm Woodman Annette Morris Tracey Whyatt Claire Morley Usha Stevens Christian Froggatt Liz Clark Antony Collins Antony Read Ian Martin Moray Carey

Reigate Priory AC runners were out in force over the weekend.  On Saturday the ladies fielded two team in the annual Surrey Road Relays in Wimbledon.  The V35 team was lead off by Jo Davey who ran a strong 3 mile leg, passing over to Nat Wilson.  Taking over from Wilson was Sarah Campbell before Ginevra Stoneley ran the anchor leg.  Ginevra's impressive run was the fastest lap of the team, securing the team a Surrey Bronze medal and only missing out on Silver by 15 seconds.  The V45 team was led out by Alice Smith with Sonia Galloway taking over and Annette Morris running the last leg finishing the team in 6th place.

Surrey Road Relay 2018 v35 team with medals Surrey Road Relay 2018 Ladies team

 

Reigate Priory had a large number of runners taking part in the 5th Reigate half marathon on Sunday, which is club's half marathon championship.  Battling it out for the club champion title were Fran Dunham and Matt Ryde.  Matt, running his debut race for the club, started to suffer with about 2k to go enabling Fran to pull away.  Fran managed to maintain his advantage, finishing 7th overall and taking the title of club champion in a time of 1.14.57.  Matt not far behind was the first V40 over the line and became the V40 club champion, finishing with an impressive personal best time of 1.15.14.  Other club titles went to Graham Bull (V50 champion) and Paul Chandler (V60 champion)  In the ladies race, Ginevra Stoneley retained the ladies club champion finishing 4th overall.  The other ladies champions were Ruth Willis (V35 champion), Claire Pryor (V45 champion) and Sarah Walters (V55 champion).  In the new 5k race this year, Reigate Priory's Gavin Lawrence was the first first across the line, whilst there was good RPAC representation in the 10k as well.

In Woking, three Reigate athletes took part in the MABAC league at Lightwater Country Park.  Malcolm Woodman was first home for the club over the hilly 5 mile course.  Malcolm was followed by Anthony Collins and Adriana Collins.

In the Berlin marathon on Sunday, Reigate Priory's Matt Aylott was attempting sub 3 hours . Matt, who has been training hard to run to achieve his goal, had an impressive run, smashing the 3 hour mark finishing in a personal best time of 2.54.48.

Congratulations to all our runners this weekend, an impressive set of results!

(Adapted from Nat Wilson's report for the Surrey Mirror.)

Congratulations to club member Moray Laing, who won 4 medals (1 Gold and 3 Silver) in the M50 category at the recent British Transplant Games in Birmingham.

Moray's full results were:

  • Gold, Javelin. 36.40m (nearly 9m further than the athlete in 2nd!)
  • Silver, Discus. 26.60m
  • Silver, Shot Put. 9.09m
  • Silver, Ball Throw (an event specific to the transplant games). 48.25m (just 15 cm behind  the winner)

Moray will be back in Birmingham over the bank holiday weekend, where he is competing in the Javelin at the British Masters Championship. Good luck!

Moray Laing British Transplant Games 1 Moray Laing British Transplant Games 2

 

9 of us ran at Farley Heath last Sunday in the final MABAC race for 2017. The course was just under 5 miles, with mud, sand, hills and a short road section. Charl Jordaan was first home for the men and Bethany Higgins was first lady. We all enjoyed the run, although Paul Sapsard had a nasty fall on the first lap.

MABAC Farley Heath 19th Nov 2017

It has a been a good first season in the MABAC league, with RPAC finishing 6th out of the 10 teams, despite often having many fewer runners compared to the other clubs. The league resumes for 2018 at Windsor Great Park on Sunday 14th January, an 8 mile road run in a unique location. Hopefully we can get more RPAC runners to turn out for this one, even if it is only for a training run the day after the Surrey League Cross-Country.

Liz Clark

A small group of 6 RPAC senior men competed in the annual South of the Thames 5 mile Team Race on Saturday, hosted by Kent AC at Beckenham Place Park.

Charl Jordaan (55th overall), Steve Bass (60th), Matt Aylott (88th) and Andy Walker (a welcome return from injury in 127th) formed the scoring team, finishing in 16th place out of the 40 teams. The teams who beat us included 5 (!) from Kent AC, and we beat many local rivals including SLH, so not a bad result. Paddy Patrick and Malcolm Woodman completed the RPAC runners in 213th and 218th respectively.

We all suffered the bad traffic to get to Beckenham Place Park.  Steve was driving Charl and Matt - and they got there less than ten minutes before the start, and only got numbers thanks to Andy bringing them to start line. Charl pinned his upside-down and Steve ended up running to the start line with one shoe in his hand - they showed no pity and they started a few seconds after, meaning he had to stop for 30 seconds or so in the first mile to do up his flapping shoe-laces... Still, it was good to get out and run among a quality field, on a cold but sunny day.

SoTT 5 mile 25th Nov 17

The Run Reigate Half Marathon (and 10k) results are now on the website. This includes the Championship winners and runners-up (subject to confirmation that they are all fully paid-up club members).

The Grand Prix results have also been updated to include this last race, congratulations to all the Group winners. 

Wimbledon Windmiler's Quarter Marathon

Dear Fellow Captains Please could I ask you kindly to share the attached flyer with your club members. The Windmilers are running a 'Quarter Marathon' event on the common on Saturday 29th Sept. It is a trail race. All proceeds raised will go to...

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 "...