Club news for everyone
Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped on Saturday 12th October
You should already have received an email from Malcolm regarding this topic, but let me please extend my thanks to all of our volunteers in whatever capacity you helped.
Many local clubs have difficulty getting volunteers to help at events, and although I know that it can feel that we're very stretched when it comes to staffing events such as the cross country races, the Priory Relays, the Holly Run and so on, to my knowledge we have always been able to run the events due to your efforts.
Thanks to everyone who turned out to volunteer for the club. You assistance is really appreciated by us all!
Volunteering at the Priory Relays in Priory Park on Saturday 2nd November
Sam and Usha sent an email to members on Monday 14th October asking for volunteers to help at the Priory Relays on Saturday 2nd November.
The race starts at 1.30pm so assistance will be needed for the afternoon. We will of course need help with setup/break down so there's a role for all those who are planning on running too.
If you are able to assist, please email and a note will be made of your availability. We will put names against roles nearer the day.
Surrey XC League Matches on 12th October by Dave Mills
The first of four Surrey XC League matches took place on Saturday. With RPAC hosting the Ladies match in the Priory there was a big turnout of youngsters from the club with the U13 girls A team finishing in 5th place. Shakila Keable was our first runner home finishing in 11th place.
In the U17 and U15 races we had incomplete teams but there were particularly strong runs by Lucy Broderick (6th U17) and Lucy Dénecé (11th U15).
The boys were in action at Effingham Common and the U13's took 4th place in the team result (only 1 point off third). Oscar Curry and Joe Walker both ran well in the U15 race.
The remaining fixtures in the Surrey XC League are:
Saturday 9 November - Wimbledon Common
Saturday 11 January - Beckenham
Saturday 8 February - Lloyd Park, Croydon
Saturday 9 November - Mitcham Common
Saturday 11 January - Wimbledon Common
Saturday 8 February - Richmond Park
Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas
This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.
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 League XC in Reigate's Priory Park on Saturday 12th October
Our men's A team was 3rd in the Div 2 fixture, and the men's B team was 6th in the B team results. The ladies A team was 14th team home in the Div 1 fixture, and the ladies B team was 26th. You can see the men's individual results here and the ladies individual results here. Team results will be published on our website soon. Well done to all participants!
Oxford Half on Sunday 13th October
David and Ailsa Nurse completed the Oxford Half Marathon last Sunday. See their results here.
Cabbage Patch 10 @ Twickenham on Sunday 13th October
Adam and Karen Lloyd ran the Cabbage Patch 10 last Sunday. See their results here.
Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 15th 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.
300m paarlauf in pairs of similar ability.
45 mins sessions
300m reps (as a group)
100m walk/jog recovery in between to re-group
Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 16th October 7:00PM
Meet at the Sovereign Centre at 7:00 p.m.
Please wear bright/reflective clothing and head torches.
Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 17th October 6:00PM
Meet at 6.pm on Bell Street outside Majestic Wine for 6.pm.
This week we will jog the half mile to South Walk/ East Walk at the Bottom of the Croydon Road. The session will be 3 short loops, then 3 long, then 3 short, about 5 miles. There is a less intense session of 2 short 2 long 2 short or about 3.5 miles.
The aim is to run the short loops at a fast pace and the long loops steady.
Short loop goes up Orchard Road and back down East Walk. The long lop goes up Orchard Road, along Rushworth Road, Castlefield Road and back long the path next to Church Street.
Please wear bright/reflective clothing and head torches.
Surrey Masters Cross Country Championships @ Morden Park on Saturday 19th October
Entries are closed for this event, but good luck to all of our participants for this Saturday!
Sunday Run on Sunday 20th October
Ian and I will be at the Great South Run this Sunday. I suggest that you meet at the café in Priory Park for a run across the fields to Brockham.
Great South Run @ Southsea on Sunday 20th October
Sarah and I will be going to this event, and there are others taking part too. I'm happy to coordinate car sharing if you'd like to. Just email me on
Jimmy James Handicap event 2 @ Dorking on Thursday 24th October
Sounds like everyone had a great time at the last Jimmy James event.
Meet at the Denbies' roundabout at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.
Don't forget hi-viz clothing and a torch. You will not be able to run without them.
MABAC league @ Nonsuch Park on Sunday 27th October
Mark this one in your diaries. Details are available here, but there will a communication sent out about this event shortly.
Priory Relays @ Priory Park on Saturday 2nd November
You should have received an email about this event from Nat and Tom on Monday 14th October that you should read.
Each leg is approximately 2.5 miles (a single long XC lap) and is run entirely within the Priory Park. The men’s race consists of 4 legs and the ladies 3 legs. Club vests must be worn and all athletes must be 17 years or older on race day.
Please let the relevant captains know by Saturday 26th October if you would like to run in a team.
Men’s Captain Tom Almond (responses will also go to Fran and Rick)
Ladies Captain Nat Wilson (responses will also go to Gillian O’Regan)
Further information can be found at www.prioryrelays.com
Remaining Surrey League XC venues for the diaries
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)
9 November 2019 Wimbledon Common 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)
11 January 2020 Chobham Common 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)
8 February 2020 LLoyd Park 15:00 Div 2 Senior Men (incl. U20 and Vets)
How the Men's Section keep in touch
We use the app Teamer as a central source of information and a registration for races through the season. It’s important you join this because it makes organisation a lot easier. Get in touch by sending an email to if you would like to be added to Teamer.
We also have a men's WhatsApp group, if you're not in it and want to be please send an email to and you'll be added. We use it to update on exact locations at races, lift sharing and all manner of discussions.
Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor Thursday 17th October by Paul Walters
You can see above the quiz competitors at the Blue Anchor last week - Stewart, Ashleigh, Jack, me, Annette and Moray. We blatantly played our joker on the wrong round, and came second with 98 points to the winning total of 100 points.
If you'd like to be part of the "RPAC" team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 17th October 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 (I'll probably arrive at about 7:25PM).
You might remember that a few weeks ago our winning prize was £40. This was donated to the East Surrey Live at Home Scheme. Annette presented us with a thank you letter from the scheme.
Dates for the diary
Thursday 24th October Jimmy James Handicap event 2
Sunday 27th October the next MABAC league event at Nonsuch Park
Saturday 2nd November our very own Priory Relays in Priory Park
Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism with *minibus travel* - venue to be confirmed soon
RunFestRun 2020 - take note, this item will be removed in the next newsletter
We have been asked to publicise RunFestRun 2020, as below...
The festival plays host to top talent and running legends and invites you to enjoy a weekend of running like no other – from timed races including a 2.5k, 3k, 5k, 10k and half marathon to suit every ability, through to madness and mayhem with our Fun Run, Neon Night Run and all new for 2020: The Party Run (because why run and then party when you can do it all at the same time?!)
Running Club Relay and Discounted Tickets
We have a special offer and race for all you club runners – so get involved!
Running Club Relay - Club affiliated runners gain automatic entry into our Running Club Relay, where clubs from all over the country are invited to compete in the company of running legends for the coveted title of Running Club Relay Champions!
Running Club 10% discount - We're offering a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. Let us know if you want to join us for a 10% discount.
Check out our website here and highlights from last year’s event here.
We look forward to welcoming your club runners to the nation’s big new running party – don’t miss out!
Get in touch
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