Club news for everyone
Call for volunteers for upcoming races
Seniors, older juniors and parents of juniors were sent an email from Sam and Usha on 13th September regarding a call for volunteers - see this.
We are hosting three events in the coming months, the Surrey League Cross Country on Saturday 12th October, the Priory Relays on Saturday 2nd November, and the Holly Run on Sunday 15th December.
Further calls for volunteers for these two latter races will be made nearer the dates.
In the meantime, if you can spare a few hours to volunteer at the cross country races on 12th October, please let us know by emailing
Our visitors from Brunoy w/e of 14th and 15th September by Sarah Walters
As part of the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Weekend with our Twin town of Brunoy in France, some RPAC members and their families hosted 4 runners for the Run Reigate event on Sunday.
Agnes Klein was first Vet 50 lady home with a time of 1:39:32, Celine Cremmydas finished in 1:47:18, Pascal Dupont in 1:51:09 and Marie-Ange Nardone in 1:58:13.
An invitation has been extended to RPAC to return to France for an event in 2020, details to follow.
The photo above shows RPAC juniors Amelie and Sophia with their family guest Pascal and their sign to cheer him on.
Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM by Sam Burnett
* STOP PRESS: There are now just 7 places remaining. If your junior would like to come along please book before noon on Tuesday 17th September.*
We have organised a fun session which is open to *all* members of the Junior Academy and Junior section.
The Junior section has over 150 members and we thought some of you may like the opportunity to meet up after the long summer holidays and have a fun session at the beginning of term.
We will have exclusive use of an obstacle course in the beautiful countryside just minutes from Reigate/Reigate in Bletchingley.
You should have received an email about this event on Tuesday 30th July with booking instructions. Please send a message to if you have not received this email.
Make sure that you book your place now as there are a limited number of places for this event.
Dates for Junior's diaries before Xmas
I thought we'd try a different view this week of a round-up of up-and-coming events. Let me know what you think. This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.
Saturday 21st September 3-5PM Obstacle Course / Social event - see above.
Tuesday 24th September 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.
Saturday 12th October the first Surrey League fixtures. Junior girls in Reigate Priory Park, the boys on Effingham Common. More details nearer the time but any U17, U15 and U13 athletes can take part.
Tuesday 22nd October 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.
Sunday 3rd November Border League at Farnborough hosted by AFD.
Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.
Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.
Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.
Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Saturday 14th September
We fielded three teams for this event - W35 (bronze), M40 (5th place) and M60 (bronze). Of particular note is an overlap of competitors between this event and the Reigate Half the day after, with some fantastic times - really impressive. You can see the results here and a news article here.
Kew Gardens 10K @ Richmond Runfest Saturday 14th September
Moray Carey finished this event in a time of 1:04:58 in preparation for some serious Run Reigate marshaling duties on Sunday as can be seen below...
Here are Naomi Jones and Paul Chandler with Moray.
Run Reigate @ Reigate Sunday 15th September
Congratulations to all of our 44 finishers at Run Reigate today. You can see all of the results from the events here and a news article here. Special mention to Graham Bull who was presented with an award on the stage for his fantastic half marathon performance.
Note: For 2019 only, because of the clash of the Run Reigate Half Marathon (15th September) with the Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 14th September, it has been decided to hold the 2019 Half Marathon Championship over 2 races, Run Reigate and Barns Green (29th September). The Club Championship will be decided based on the amalgamated results from the 2 races, using chip timing.
If you still want to run in this championship it's shared between the Reigate Half and Barns Green Half on 29th September - read about it and enter here.
Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 17th September 7:00PM - Half Marathon focus
The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...
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
Pyramid: Reps of 4,5,6,7,6,5,4 mins with rest between of 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 1.5, 1.25 mins.
Reverse pyramid: 600m, 800m, 1000m, 1200m, 1000m, 800m, 600m.
200 jog recovery between reps
Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 18th September 7:00PM
Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. A mile time trial and social run to Earlswood Lakes. Please wear hi-viz clothing.
Session @ Priory Park Thursday 19th September 6:00PM for 6:15PM
This will be the last session in the park as the light will be fading.
The idea this week will be to run the cross country courses. We will use the women's course which is a short loop and then a long loop of the park. 1.2 and 2.5 miles respectively.
The Men's cross country is 2 long loops. As this is the last session in the park there will be a quick drink in the Venture Inn afterwards.
Sunday Social Run Sunday 22nd September
Cancelled due to the MABAC race - see below.
MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley Sunday 22nd September
This is a 5 mile Cross Country Event – Part of the MABAC Running League, the senior race is just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles). You can read about this event here. We will make a 9:30AM departure from Bell Street municipal car park. If you have any queries or questions, or want to confirm attendance, please email the MABAC team on
Ladies Cross Country season venues from Nat Wilson
Here are the start times and venues for the season to be put on your calendars...
12 October 2019 Priory Park, Reigate, 11:00 Senior Div 1, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:30 Senior Div 2 (senior race is 6k)
9 November 2019 Mitcham Common, 11:00 Senior Div 2, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:00 Senior Div 1 (senior race is 6k)
11 January 2020 Wimbledon Common, 11:00 Senior Div 1, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:30 Senior Div 2 (senior race is 8k)
8 February 2020 Richmond Park, 11:00 Senior Div 2, 12:00 U15/U17, 12:30 U13, 1:00 Senior Div 1 (senior race is 8k)
More information on the individual races, such as course routes and travel directions will be provided by the host clubs nearer the time.
The Blue Anchor quiz - report from quiz week #2 Thursday 12th September
We built a team of 8 for last Thursday night's quiz night. The "RPAC" team can be seen below.
Sue Carnell, Roger Hillier, Annette Morris, Claire Humphrey, Moray Laing, Jenny Carus, Paul Walters and Stewart McIntyre made up the team this week.
There were I think about 7 or 8 teams of varying sizes on the night, but we won the quiz again (HURRAH!), obtaining 117 points I think this week, (1 point lower than last week). It was great fun and I think everyone enjoyed it.
Our prize was £30 as per past week, so we decided to give this to Kate Knight's charity appeal.
If you'd like to be part of the team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 19th September please let me know by emailing me on
It's £2 per person to enter the quiz, and you need to arrive by at least 7:45PM for an 8:00PM start.
A date for the diary - club social Thursday 3rd October
Advance notice that Reigate Priory AC are organising a social in The Lounge Area of the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road, Reigate from 7PM on Thursday 3rd October. Further details to follow.
What is Kate Knight up to?
Kate completed Parkrun at Banstead Woods on Saturday 14th September in a time of 42:41 as a warm up to competing in Run Reigate.
She celebrated her 60th birthday on Sunday 15th September by finishing the Run Reigate Half Marathon in a time of 3:11:51.
Possible dates for the diary
Sunday 22nd September MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley - see this
Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this
Thursday 3rd October Reigate Priory AC social @ Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road, Reigate from 7PM
Saturday 5th October Parkrun tourism at Horsham - more details to follow.
Saturday 12th October Surrey League Ladies and Mens XC in Priory Park.
Thursday 26th October Handicap race @ Denbies. Details to follow.
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