Club news for everyone
Priory Relays @ Priory Park, Reigate Saturday 2nd November
Whether you're running, volunteering or both, I'm looking forward to seeing you down in the park on Saturday.
If you have not volunteered yet and are available, please do email
Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November
The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.
This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.
The schedule is as follows...
- 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
- 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
- 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
- 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
- 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
- 11:45AM back in Reigate.
If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.
We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.
A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December
Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.
An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome.
Results from the Surrey League XC on Saturday 12th October
The results are available here.
RPAC managed to turn out 3 U13 Girls teams in Reigate Priory, with the A team coming 5th. The U13 boys came 4th at Effingham Common.
A big belated well done to all of our teams!
Bruce Judd XC Relays Champs @ Guildford Saturday 26th October
There was a good turnout of RPAC youngsters in the rain on Saturday at the Surrey XC Relay Championships held in Guildford.
First off were the U17's and Lucy Broderick ran the 1st leg in a composite team with Woking. Lucy's was the fastest lap for the team (and 6th fastest amongst all the U17W) helping the team to a 4th place finish.
Also taking a fantastic 4th place were the U13 boys team of Max Orchard, Will John-Cox and Sam Rolaston. Each completing their laps with fast times.
With the persistent rain making conditions steadily worse as the afternoon went on, there were many excellent lap times registered by our teams in the U13 and U15G'S too.
Surrey Schools XC Development Day @ Cobham Monday 28th October
It may be half term for most but for ten RPAC Juniors it was back to school today at the Surrey Schools XC Development Day held at Reeds School in Cobham.
One of the two XC development days held by Surrey each year, the varied timetable provides for a great day of inspiration and instruction for our young endurance runners.
Congratulations to Katie Mackison
Above: Thomas Rőhler (Germany) 2016 Olympic Champion 2018 European Champion watches Katie in training.
Huge congratulations to Katie Mackison who has been called into the England and British Athletics Youth Talent Programme. It is the first stage of the Performance Pathway for young athletes to train and develop the necessary skills to progress to becoming senior international athletes.
Katie is the reigning Surrey U17W Javelin Champion and finished 4th in the English Schools Championship in Birmingham last July.
Onwards and upwards for Katie!
Saturday morning sessions
There will be no training for the Saturday morning 9:00 group on Saturday November 2nd.
We will be placing a Hoodie order shortly. Everyone should have received an email with details but please contact Mike Gent by emailing with any questions.
Border League XC @ Aldershot Sunday November 3rd
The first Border League event is on Sunday November 3rd at Aldershot. This is open to all Juniors. First race is 11:00. There are separate U11 - U15 boys and girls races starting at 15 minute intervals. Please let Mike Gent know by emailing if your child would like to run.
Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas
This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.
Sunday 3rd November Border League at Aldershot hosted by AFD.
Saturday 9th November second Surrey League fixtures. More details to follow.
Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.
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.
born Wednesday 23rd October
Hearty congratulations to Gillian and Frank. Bobby was born on Wednesday 23rd October at 21:55 and weighed 6.6 pounds.
Sri Chinmoy 10K Race @ Battersea Park Saturday 19th October
George was back from Hong Kong for the weekend of 19th October (moving back to London in January).
Congratulations to George and Freddie Roux who competed in the Sri Chinmoy 10K Race in Battersea Park.
Two impressive PBs ensued - George with a time of 33:30 and Freddie with 36:06.
Full results are available here.
Jimmy James Handicap @ Dorking Thursday 24th October
Congratulations to Bethany Higgins for her handicap win last Thursday. Results from race 2 can be found here.
After two races Kate currently leads the field on the points table followed by Jamilla - see below...
The next Jimmy James Handicap race is Thursday 28th November. Get it in your diary!
Beachy Head Marathon @ Eastbourne Saturday 26th October
Here's Mel Fulton-Bell, Ian Edmonds and Fran Afonso who participated in the Beachy Head Marathon on Saturday.
Wow, very well done on your achievement. The results can be seen here.
MABAC League @ Nonsuch Park on Sunday 27th October
Here is the dream team! The MABAC results from Nonsuch Park can be found here
The next MABAC League race is at Farley Heath at 10AM on Sunday 17th November. See this
ALTERNATIVE 1: Session @ K2 Tuesday 29th October 7:30PM
See the article further down the newsletter regarding the K2 sessions.
If coming to K2 please bring £5. It may be cheaper then this if enough turn up.
Please get there in plenty of time to ensure you are well warmed up.
ALTERNATIVE 2: Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 29th October 7:00PM
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.
Sets of 1k, 600m and 400m.
2 minute static recovery between reps.
45 mins session.
Same as main session this week.
Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 30th October 7:00PM
An easy run from the Sovereign Centre to Priory Park for 15 minutes of something a little harder!
Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 31st October 6:00PM *** Cancelled ***
No road session this week. Next session on Thursday 7th November.
Sunday Run on Sunday 3rd November 9:00AM
Sunday run from Reigate Hill at 9:00AM lead by Ian Edmonds, 100 minutes easy.
Senior sessions @ K2, Crawley
Following feedback from a number of seniors, we have booked K2 for 2 dates this year:
Tuesday 29th October
Tuesday 3rd December
Start time at K2 will be 7.30 pm, but please get there in plenty of time to ensure you are well warmed up.
There will also be a session at Battlebridge (7 pm) as normal, for those who can't get down to K2.
Although the club is subsidising the cost of hiring the track at K2, there will be a charge for all attendees, to recover some of the cost. This charge will be NO MORE than £5 each (if there are 12 or less attendees), but will reduce from that if more people are there.
Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor on Thursday 24th October
The quiz competitors at the Blue Anchor last week were Annette Morris, Moray Laing, Sarah Walters, Paul Walters (me) and Stewart McIntyre. We won with a total of 111 points. Our winning prize was donated to the transplant athletes charity via Moray.
Due to commitments we are have a quizzing break for a couple of weeks.
Dates for the diary
Tuesday 29th October session at K2
Saturday 2nd November our very own Priory Relays in Priory Park
Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath
Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*
Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3
Tuesday 3rd December session at K2
Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road.
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