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Reigate Priory AC Club News 16th September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 16th September 2019

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.

 

Junior news

 

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.

 

Senior news

 

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


Then

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.

Less intense

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.

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we 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 us know. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is 

Surrey Road Relays & Run Reigate, 14/15 September 2019

Surrey Road Relays & Run Reigate, 14/15 September 2019

Surrey Road Relays

On Saturday 14th September, 11 RPAC athletes competed in the annual Surrey Road Relays at Wimbledon Park. Each leg is approx 2.9 miles (4.6k), and includes one steep hill, which makes it a challenging course.

The M40 veteran men’s team finished in 5th place, the team being Andy Walker (16:32), Gav Lawrence (17:32), Al Moses (16:59) and Christian Froggatt (18:55, despite running with a very sore hip).

The M60 men’s team won the bronze medal, Jerry Carnell led off in 19:44, handing over to Paul Chandler (21:09) and Mike Pocock (19:39) brought the team home.

The sole women’s team, competing in the W35 race, also won the bronze medal. Jo Davey ran a fine 17:46 on the opening leg, handing over to Clare Pryor. Clare, despite running with a heavy cold and out of her age group, kept the team in contention with 24:29. It was then up to Nat Wilson (18:55) and Ginevra Stoneley (17:35) to reel in the opposition, with Ginevra moving up into 3rd place within the last 400m.

 

Surrey Road Relays 2019 Paul Chandler Surrey Road Relays 2019 W35 team

 

Run Reigate

The following day, Sunday 15th September, was the Run Reigate Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and kids race, the Half Marathon being the first leg of the 2019 Half Marathon Championship.

In the Half, the first RPAC runner was Tom Almond in 78:34, setting down a marker to beat  in the men’s championship for anyone running at Barns Green. Also posting fast times in their age group  were Graham Bull (M50, 86:39) and Mike Pocock (M60, 96:40). Following up from her exploits at the Relays the day before, Ginevra Stoneley was 1st W40 overall, with a time of 89:13.

Ginevra’s run was significantly helped by the pacing of Matt Aylott. Matt was leading the 90 minute pacing group and came home in 89:32 on the clock, an excellent bit of pace judgement!

A total of 23 RPAC members are showing in the results for the Half, well done to you all, especially as it was an un-seasonably warm day.

A further 11 RPAC members ran the 10k, led home by Jamilla Ncayiyana, Eloise Bull and Poppy Wardley, all of whom set new PBs. Eloise’s run definitely showed the benefit of a year’s training at Birmingham University. Both Kerry Rolaston and Ian Martin completed their first races for a long time, both having been out with injury.

The juniors and junior academy also got involved in the action, in  both the 5k and the kids races, with Kai Adams coming home 16th in the 5k in a time of 22:27.

The results of the Club Half Marathon Championship will only become clear after the Barns Green Half on Sunday 29th September, as (for this year only) the championship results are to be decided on the merged chip times form the two races. Good luck to everyone running at Barns Green, you now know what you’ve got to do!

Reigate Priory AC Club News 9th September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 9th September 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Message from the "newsletter team"

The RPAC newsletter editorial team now consists of Andrew Bamford and Paul Walters.

We intend to share the duties of creating the newsletter between us, so if you wish to add an item it is now important to use the email address 

If you have any comments or feedback please let us know by emailing us.

Other than that there doesn't appear to be any "All Club News" this week, so can we steal the section and wish everyone competing in the Run Reigate or indeed the Surrey Road Relays this weekend the best of luck.  

 

Junior news

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM by Sam Burnett

* STOP PRESS: There are now just 15 places left for this event.*

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.

 

Surrey League Cross Country by David Mills

The cross country season is upon us and the first Surrey League fixtures take place on Saturday 12 October.

This league is important for any Juniors who aspire to make it into the Surrey XC teams as the selectors usually start their selection process based on the results from the first match.

For the Junior girls the first fixture takes place in Reigate Priory Park. The boys match is on Effingham Common. More details nearer the time but any U17, U15 and U13 athletes can take part. In the U13's Year 6 and above can run.

There are four matches in the Surrey League, two before Christmas and two after. We compete in other leagues too, and more details will be sent as the season unfolds.

Anyone wanting more information about taking part should contact David Mills at davidmills2@msn.com

 

Junior K2 Sessions by Mike Gent

The monthly Tuesday sessions for Juniors at K2, Crawley, will be on the following dates before Christmas. The sessions start at 7:00pm and last one hour.

24 September
22 October
26 November

 

Border League - Junior Cross Country League by Mike Gent

We have signed up again to the Border League for the 2019/2020 Cross Country season.

This is for all Juniors from U9s to U15s.

The first three matches are

3 November at Farnborough hosted by AFD
1 December at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC
2 February at Stoke Park, Guildford hosted by Guildford 

 

Senior news

 

SLH 5km & 1500m Festival @ Coulsdon Wednesday 4th September

A team of nine RPAC athletes finished strongly in both the 1500m and 5km races with many of them achieving new PBs. The full story is here.  A special mention must be given to Jamilla Ncayiyana who was competing in her first track race for 11 years. 

 

Surrey Silver for Anousha 

The Surrey County Combined Events Championship took place this weekend at the David Weir Leisure Centre track in Carshalton. Reigate Priory AC's sole representative was Anousha Wardley who took second place in the senior women's Heptathlon. The full story and photograph is here.

 

Other Senior Results

Great North Run 8th September

David Crawford finished in 1:44:56 and Kate Knight (more details about Kate below) finished in 3:14:42. Kate's husband finished the race a little ahead of her in 3:07.

Bacchus Marathon and Half Marathon, Denbies  8th September

Jim Vince completed the Bacchus Marathon in 6:15:07. I should add that he was dressed as Batman!

Leanne Sandifer completed the Bacchus Half Marathon in 2:22:01 

Pilgrim Half Marathon, Farnham  8th September

Craig Parke completed the Pilgrim Half marathon in 1:56:38. 

German Fire Brigade 10K (Dortmunder Feuerwehrlauf), Dortmund 7th September

Four intrepid RPAC athletes travelled to Dortmund at the weekend to take place in the German Firefighter 10k. This event is open to Fire Service Personnel and guests. Surrey Fire and Rescue entered a team of ten. The RPAC team was led by Ian Edmonds. Frank O'Regan finished 7th overall in 41:39. Ian was 3rd in the MV60 category in 54:50, Elain Reddyhof finished in 58:30 and Fran Afonso in 1:00:38. I don't have the full details of category placings but all four RPAC athletes got podium finishes. A great weekend and well done to our firey RPAC runners. 

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 10th 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


Then
5 reps of 8 mins with 2 mins recovery between reps.
1st and 5th reps:
Fast for 1 minute at 4 mins
2nd, 3rd and 4th reps:
Fast for 1 minute at 3 and 6 mins.

Less intense

4 to 6 sets of: 400m, 100m jog, 300m, 100m jog, 200m.

Jog 300m between sets

  

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 11th September 7:00PM 

Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. He will lead the run to Reigate to run "circuits".

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 12th September 6:00PM for 6:15PM

 Figure of 8 loops in the lower park.

Starting at the tree seat up the bench and then right along the park run route to the lake and back around until you get back to the tree seat.

This time going up to the bench and then left to the clump of Horse Chestnuts and back down to the HaHa to finish the figure of 8 loop.

5 loops in total. Aim to run hard on the uphills and recover on the way down.

For a less intense session you can just do the larger loop and miss out the shorter one.

Warm up at 6:00PM with a lap round the lake and back. main session starts at 6:15PM.

 

Run Reigate Half Marathon CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP @ Reigate Sunday 15th September

You can still enter this half marathon club championship here. As per the note below, you can also run in the club championship at the Barns Green Half. 

Please note that there is no social run this Sunday because of Run Reigate.

 

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. Please put this date in your diaries, and if you have any queries or questions, or want to confirm attendance, please email the MABAC team on 

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate completed her 386th Parkrun at Riverside in Chester-Le-Street on Saturday 7th September in a time of 40:19 as a warm up to completing the Great North Run on Sunday in a time of 03:14:42. Well done Kate!

Closer to home Kate is being interviewed by BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex at 8pm on Tuesday 10th as part of the build up to Run Reigate. Kate is the female half of a pair of inspirational runners selected by the radio station. The male half is Reigate Priory Parkrun course record holder Kevin Quinn.   

You can read Kate's inspirational story on the Run Reigate website here.

 

The Blue Anchor quiz - report from quiz week #1 Thursday 5th September - and join us this week please!

We built a team of 5 for last Thursday night's quiz night. The "RPAC" team can be seen below.

Lauryn Gardner (Guest), Moray Laing, Sue Carnell, Stewart McIntyre and Paul Walters were the RPAC participants.

There were I think about 7 or 8 teams of varying sizes on the night, but we won the quiz (HURRAH!), obtaining 118 points compared to the second team with 109 points. Without embarrassing anyone I hope, the team did have some quiz expertise on it, as well as the likes of me! Great fun though.

Our prize was £30, so we decided to contribute £15 to Lauryn's Meningitis Research page (she's running the Richmond Runfest Marathon on Sunday 15th September), and £15 to Sam Walters' Samaritans page (he has just run the Great North Run this last Sunday).

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 12th 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.

 

News from our Cornish Branch

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Mike Scott and Sonia Galloway are now engaged to be married. Apparently Mike proposed on horseback on a Menorcan beach. Getting down on one knee whilst in the saddle must have been a challenge!

 

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 14th September Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Park Athletics Track - see this  and talk to the club captains if you can attend.

Sunday 15th September Run Reigate Half Marathon club championship - see this

Sunday 22nd September MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley - see this

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

Saturday 5th October Parkrun tourism at Horsham - more details to follow

Saturday 12th October Surrey League Ladies and Mens XC in Priory Park. Details to follow.

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. 

 

Get in touch

 

If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we 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 us know. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 2nd September 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 2nd September 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Pop-up Parkrun Tourism @ Banstead Woods Saturday 31st August by Usha Stevens

A motley crew up at Banstead Woods at the weekend! The results can be seen here.

BTW, a reminder that the next "official" Reigate Priory parkrun tourism date is 5th October over to Horsham for seniors, parents, accompanied juniors and guests.

 

Junior news

 

Tom Lintern Medal Meeting @ K2 Monday 26th August by Ian Martin

The annual August bank holiday open meeting at K2 attracted a good number of RPAC junior athletes as well as some strong competition.

In very hot conditions there were some excellent performances, and a pleasing number of RPAC medal winners.

A full report can be found on our website here.

 

Lily B League @ Kingsmeadow Saturday 31st August by Ellis Cain-Jones

A small Reigate team turned out on the final Lily B League event on a sunny Saturday and despite a summer filled with ice cream, there were some really strong performances!

Non-scoring athletes, Eve Goulding, Sophia Bryant, Sophia Potter and Frankie Burridge did well in their events in what turned out to be competitive field in 75m, Long Jump and 600m.

Izzie Young had an excellent day finishing 2nd in the 70m hurdles with a time of 13.84, a 2nd place in the high jump with 1.2m and a 32.53s in the 200m.

Imogen Wheeler came 2nd in the 100m with a time of 14.03s, 4th in 200m with a time of 30.35s and 4th in the long jump with a distance of 3.46m.

Lily Cain-Jones won the javelin with a throw of 29.43m and Lilah Unwin won the 800m with a time of 2m 38.27s.

Eva Peters had a good day with a 4th in the 100m with a time of 14.17 and a long awaited PB In the long jump recording a 4.27m jump!

 

Richmond Open @ Twickenham Sunday 1st September by Ashley Burridge

Dan Statham has pushed his own Under 17 club record even higher with a magnificent high jump of 1.81m at the St. Mary's Richmond AC Open held at the Sir Mo Farah track, Twickenham on Sunday, 1st September.

Congratulations to Dan who is now in the UK 100 Target on Power of Ten!

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM by Sam Burnett

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.

 

Senior news

 

SLH 5km & 1500m Festival @ Coulsdon Wednesday 4th September

Good luck to all of our entrants in the local event. You can see the details here.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 3rd 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 5 sets of 30 strides.

Then

4 reps of 10 mins with 2.5 mins recovery between reps.

1st and 4th rep:

Fast for 1 minute at 4 mins and 9 mins

2nd and 3rd reps:

Fast for 1 minute at 3,6 and 9 mins.

Less intense

Sets of 3 reps of 400m steady, 100m fast, 100m walk/jog recovery; with 200m walk/jog recovery between the sets.

3 or 4 sets. 

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 4th September 7:00PM 

Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. Ian has a plan to lead an easy run to the Reigate Castle Grounds for some loops at pace.

Ian has warned me that this will probably be the last one in the light. Make sure that you've got hi-vis clothing and torches for the coming weeks.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 5th September 6:00PM for 6:15PM

The hill session this week is in the lower park on the circuit from the tree seat straight up to the bench then up to the corner clump of Horse Chestnut trees and back down to the Ha-Ha.

The sets are 1,2,3,2,1 with a minute jog recovery in between the sets. For a less intense session swap the 3 for a 1 lap instead.

Warm up at 6:00PM with a lap round the lake and back. main session starts at 6:15PM.

 

Sunday Run from Priory Park Café Sunday 8th September 9:00AM

 I (Paul Walters) am in attendance this week injury allowing leading the group out towards Brockham - clickable route below.

Map © OpenStreetMap contributors

Please do look at the RPAC Facebook group page or the website calendar later in the week for the status of this run.

 

Run Reigate Half Marathon CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP @ Reigate Sunday 15th September

You can still enter this half marathon club championship here. As per the note below, you can also run in the club championship at the Barns Green Half.

 

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. Please put this date in your diaries, and if you have any queries or questions, or want to confirm attendance, please email the MABAC team on 

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate is feeling both happy and proud to report that she has completed her 6th Ultra-Marathon this year - the South Coast Challenge 100km Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September. This was a continuous effort through the night, and managed a sub 30 hours PB of 29:52.

Kate's next race is the Great North Run this coming weekend Sunday 8th September, followed by the Reigate Half on Sunday 15th September (big birthday for Kate on Reigate Half day too).

Please take time to read Kate's running report on the Run Reigate website here.

 

Blue Anchor quiz - building a team

I'd like to put together a team for a quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 5th September just to test the waters  - see what it's like for a future venue.

It's £2 per person to enter the quiz, and they recommend arrival by at least 7:45PM for an 8:00PM start.

If you'd like to join the team, please email me on and hopefully We'll get enough people.

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 14th September Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Park Athletics Track - see this  and talk to the club captains if you can attend.

Sunday 15th September Run Reigate Half Marathon club championship - see this

Sunday 22nd September MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley - see this

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

Saturday 5th October Parkrun tourism at Horsham - more details to follow

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. 

 

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 

Tom Lintern Medal meeting 26 August

Tom Lintern Medal meeting 26 August

The annual August bank holiday open meeting at K2 attracted a good number of RPAC junior athletes as well as some strong competition. In very hot conditions, there were some excellent performances, and a pleasing number of RPAC medal winners.

In the U11 Girls 75m, Eve Goulding finished in second/silver medal place in 11.70 secs, 0.01 seconds behind the winner. She also was placed 3rd in the 150m with a time of 24 secs. 

Max Orchard won gold in the U11 Boys 600m, finishing in time of 1m 50.1 secs, over 2 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. This is a new PB for Max in this event.  Max also achieved 3rd place in the 75m in a time of 11.01 secs. In the same event Michael Maguire was 4th.

In the U13 Boys 75m hurdles Harry Peters won the silver medal in 16.49 secs, which is a new PB, and also ran in the 100m.

In the U15 Boys 800m, Oscar Curry recorded a time of 2m 16.84 to secure third place.

Eva Peters competed in the U15 Girls 100m, 200m and long jump and performed just below her PBs in these events.

Drew Burridge had a very busy afternoon, winning 2 gold and one silver U17 boys medals.  Following a ‘warm-up’ 400m hurdles, won in a new club record of 74.47 seconds, he finished second in the 200m in 23.93s and won the 400m in 52.68 secs. In the same race, James Naylor finished 2nd in the U20m Men’s 400m in a new PB of 54.85 secs, knocking over 0.5 seconds off his old PB. This time is also a new club record for this event in James’s age group

In high jump. Dan Statham won the U17 Boys bronze medal on countback with 1m 75cm, just below his PB, while Rudi Haylock won the bronze medal in the U15 boys with a new PB of 1m 65cam.  Rudi also competed in the 100m and long jump.

RPAC officials at the meeting were Ivan Barrett, Naomi Jones and Ashley Burridge. Although not the most senior timekeeper, having only recently qualified at level 2,  Ashley took on the position of  Chief timekeeper, and had the honour of signing off on a new UK national record for the Male 55 age group 300m. Naomi was acting as starter, and as this was her 4th qualifying event following her successful completion of her course, she will now be eligible for level 1 starters licence.  Thank you to our volunteer officials.

Reigate Priory AC Club News 26th August 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 26th August 2019

Club news for everyone

  

Parkrun tourism @ Tilgate Saturday 24th August

Reigate Priory AC parkrun tourism hit Tilgate on Saturday morning. In total we had 26 attendees.

It was a great event, lovely surroundings, brilliant company, good breakfast at the Golf Centre, and some excellent results, as below...

Posn Name Time
10 Dave Rayner 20:13
15 Paul Walters 20:54
30 Alice Smith 22:01
50 Ayden Higgins 22:50
57 Steve Watkins 23:11
69 Bethany Higgins 23:45
71 Jo Quantrill 23:47
86 Paul Sapsard 24:11
90 Jack Finn 24:23
92 Andrew Bamford 24:33
101 Jim Vince 24:52
145 Ian Edmonds 26:47
200 Gillian O'Regan 28:55
207 Adrian Grant 29:05
210 Dave Williams 29:11
268 Stewart McIntyre 31:02
279 Herbie Potter-Smith 31:25
280 Stephen Smith 31:26
316 Usha Stevens 32:37
333 Ed Clements 33:23
371 Sarah Walters 35:09
420 Michael Bashford 37:45
480 Kate Knight 43:22

 Full results can be seen here. Thank you all for supporting this event.

The next parkrun event is on Saturday October 5th when we will be heading over to Horsham. Shove it in your diaries!

Junior's parents and accompanied juniors are very welcome to join us.

Here is the list of future dates and venues...

5th October 2019 Horsham parkrun
23rd November 2019 * To be decided - with minibus travel
28th December 2019 Reigate Priory parkrun
25th January 2020 Banstead Woods parkrun
29th February 2020 Nonsuch parkrun
*21st March 2020 * Probably Worthing - with minibus travel

* = change to the schedule

 

Moray Laing at The World Transplant Games, Newcastle

Thursday 22nd August Moray came 4th in the shot put, missing out on bronze by 9cm. Moray threw 9.01, just 2cms short of his PB.

Friday 23rd August Moray came 6th in the discus, throwing a distance of 26.69 beating his PB by nearly 4 metres.

Friday 23rd August Moray was third going into the final round of the javelin. A Hungarian athlete managed to throw just further, but Moray's last throw beat him to bronze with 31.25m.

Congratulations Moray. What a fantastic set of performances. With Donna's successes from earlier, you've both done us proud!

 

Southern Athletics League event @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

You can read a full report from this event with some fantastic photos courtesy of Malcolm here.

 

Junior news

 

Lily B @ Kingsmeadow, Kingston Saturday 31st August

Lily B is a girls only athletics league where we compete as a team against other Surrey clubs. All U11- U17 female athletes are welcome to take part and indeed are positively encouraged to do so.

You should have received an email from Mike Gent regarding this fixture with full details on Friday August 16th. Please read this email and contact the Lily B team on  to confirm attendance and events, or indeed if you can't find the email.

 

Obstacle Course/Social event @ Bletchingley Saturday 21st September 3-5 PM from Sam Burnett

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.

 

Senior news

 

The Berlin Wall 100 Mile Race @ Berlin Weekend of 17th/18th August

Congratulations to Jim Vince who finished this event in 23:33:07 and 287th out of 577 participants. You can see the race website here.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 27th August 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.

Then

Medium and Long distance

In teams of 3:
800m reps.
1st runner sets off, after one lap 2nd runner joins to lead 1st runner. After 2 laps 3rd runner joins to lead 2nd runner and 1st runner stops for static rest. After 3rd lap 1st runner joins to lead 1st runner and 2nd runner stops for static rest, and so on.

Short distance

600m wind-ups
Walk 150m
Then 150m at 50% pace
Then 100m at 70% pace
100m at 90% pace, then 100m at 100% pace.

Less Intense

600m, 200m walk/jog recovery

45 minute session

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 28th August 7:00PM 

Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. Ian has a plan to lead an easy run to Earlswood Lakes for three or two loops at pace.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 29th August 6:00PM for 6:15PM

2 lower park loops, 2 longer loops taking in the gully and 1 shorter loop in the lower park. 6.00pm meet to warm up and start at 6.15.

 

Sunday Run from Priory Park café Sunday 1st September 9:00AM

Similar to last week, in preparation for the Reigate Half, we will be heading down to Horley via Lonesome Lane to do at least about half of the route.

We'll come back via Horse Hill, Bury's Court School, Flanchford Road and West Street, tracking the route of the inaugural event.

Map © OpenStreetMap contributors

You're very welcome to join this run. Paul Walters in attendance.

 

Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Saturday 14th September

Not running Reigate Half on Sunday 15th September? Then you'll run this (no excuse).

You'll have received an email about this on Tuesday 13th August from Nat and Tom. The relays are great fun, and each leg is approximately 3 miles, starting and finishing on the Wimbledon track. Let your club captains know if you'd like to attend. The deadline is Tuesday 3rd September. If you've missed out on the email, let me know.

 

Run Reigate Half Marathon CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP @ Reigate Sunday 15th September

You can still enter this half marathon club championship here. As per the note below, you can also run in the club championship at the Barns Green Half.

 

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. Please put this date in your diaries, and if you have any queries or questions, or want to confirm attendance, please email the MABAC team on 

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 14th September Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Park Athletics Track - see this

Sunday 15th September Run Reigate Half Marathon club championship - see this

Sunday 22nd September MABAC race @ Lightwater Country Park, Camberley - see this

Sunday 29th September Barns Green Half Marathon club championship - see this

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. 

 

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 

Welcome to the Junior section

This site aims to inform youngsters and their parents or guardians about the junior side of the club and will include what’s on, results, photographs, coaching days, who are the coaches and much more.

Reigate Priory Athletic Club Junior Section provides training, coaching and competition in all forms of athletics (track & field, cross-country and road running) for anyone aged between 8 and 17, at all levels from beginner to national standard, within a supportive and friendly environment. We welcome people of all abilities, whether you just fancy ‘having a go’, want to compete at local level or have aspirations to compete in major national championships. We have a full programme of training throughout the year to suit all abilities. We do though ask that members are committed to representing the Club. We are a local athletics club not an after school club. The Coaches are club members who want to see the Club put out large and strong teams in all the Junior competitions and leagues we participate in.

We have a large and very successful junior section that is growing year on year. There are approximately 150 junior members, encompassing a wide range of ability, experience and level of ambition. We consistently have Athletes representing Surrey at both cross country and track and field events at various age groups.

All members receive structured coaching in a number of different training groups. The sessions are led by UK Athletics qualified coaches who have been on child protection courses and have been DBS checked. The club has also achieved full 'Club Mark' status.

The Club is very popular and is currently oversubscribed and having to operate a waiting list.

Training

Junior training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning. See the Coaching and Training page for more details.

What we expect of juniors

All we ask is that the juniors enjoy themselves, keep smiling, listen to the coaches and stick to our Junior Code of Conduct.

The coaches

The coaches ensure that the training suits the runner’s ability and they will help you improve and achieve you goals.

The juniors are well looked after by our coaches who adhere to our club’s Code of Conduct for Coaches. UK Athletics also produce a Junior Sport Fact sheet for coaches and a Checklist for coaches that show how a training session should be run. 

As well as coaching juniors on a Tuesday evening and Saturday mornings, some of the coaches have also worked in local schools and have successfully coached the Reigate & Banstead District Athletics Team at the Surrey Youth Games.