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Reigate Priory AC Club News 19th August 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 19th August 2019

Club news for everyone

  

Parkrun tourism @ Tilgate Saturday 24th August THIS SATURDAY!

So we've been to Worthing and we've been to Mole Valley. Now it's the turn of Tilgate parkrun!

It's run in Tilgate Park on solid paths with a small amount of gravel and uneven ground.

  • We'll meet at Earlswood Lakes car park at 7:50AM for an 8:00AM get away car sharing to Tilgate. Make your own way to Tilgate if it's easier for you.
  • We'll park in the Fisherman's car park - turn left at the mini round about towards the golf course, as you drive into Tilgate park. Free parking until 11am.
  • After parkrun we'll head to Tilgate Forest Golf Centre for a breakfast - menu here. Please let me know your breakfast choice by Thursday - pay on the day.
  • Remember to wear a Reigate Priory AC club top if you're a member, and of course bring your bar code. Everyone welcome.

We have not yet had any parents or accompanied juniors join us on our parkrun visits. It'd be great to see you!

Make sure that you send your breakfast choice to  by this Thursday. I'm really looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

 

The World Transplant Games @ Newcastle

Representing GB & NI are our very own Donna Barrington-Smith and Moray Laing.

Moray's events take place later this week. However, we have a report from Donna as follows...

"Yesterday I competed in the World Transplant Games individual archery competition.

Having not been a sport in the World Games in over a decade, GB selected archery as one of their additional sports.

I won BRONZE. It was a tough shoot with swirling wind and strong gusts almost knocking us off our feet!

After this competition we then trialed a demonstration shoot under World Archery rules and I knocked out Iran, going on to come second overall. No medal but a cute target pin given.

Then today was a team shoot and I had been paired up with a gentleman from Scotland. I'm very proud to announce we accepted our fabulous BRONZE medals with delight!"

Full report to follow.

 

Southern Athletics League event @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

 

Hot off the press a report by Jo Davey...

"Loads of great performances - Dave Rayner, Tom Almond, Ginevra, Eloise, Graham, Anousha, Dan Statham, and maybe me then all topped off with a fabulous 4 x 100m ladies team. And also some gazelle like leaping in the triple jump by Malcolm. Hope I didn’t forget anyone (I am writing this in the queue in Sainsbury’s!!)"

Thanks Jo.

I'm fairly confident that there will be a forthcoming full report with photos - watch this space!

 

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

 

RunDorney Half Marathon @ Dorney Lake 11th August

Correction from last week's news. Matthew Aylott finished 1st in a gun time of 1:18:27. Sorry Matt.

 

Wednesday session 1 mile time trial @ Earlswood Lakes Wednesday 14th August

I'm afraid what Ian was doing with his hands had to be censored by the Reigate Priory AC Newsletter editorial staff due to inappropriate behaviour. We're not at liberty give any reasons, but here's the clue - we had cones.

Results of the (slightly more than) one mile (honest) time trail are...

6:44 Paul Walters

6:56 Jamilla Ncayiynana

7:11 James England

7:33 David Winzer

7:42 Mel Fulton-Bell

8:57 Ian Edmonds

9:10 Jenny Carus

10:20 Natalie Laing

10:24 Adrian Grant

10:28 Kam Peters

A big thank you to Stewart McIntyre and Fran Afonso for time keeping, scribing, the photo above and being there in poor weather!

 

MABAC Pairs Relay @ Staines Upon Thames Sunday 18th August 

This event was attended by Malcolm Woodman and Frank O'Regan, and Frank's brother-in-law also stepped in to run for Runnymede.

You can see a report from the MABAC race here.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 20th August 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Warm up and drills

From: High knees walking x 30; butt kicks x 30; A & B skips x 30 each, sidesteps each way x 30, high skips x 30, squats x 10, lunges x 10 each leg, arm swings x 20, arm punches x 30; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides x 5 sets with 30 easy between.

Then
Up to 4 sets of:
1,000m with 200m walk recovery; 800m with 200m walk recovery; 600m with 200m walk recovery

45 mins session

Speed session
400m wind ups:
100m walk recovery
100m at 50% pace
100m at 80% top pace
50m at 90% top pace
50m at 100% top pace (after blue cone)

Up to 15 reps or 45 mins.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 21st 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 Reigate Priory and then 15 minutes of hill reps in the park.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 22nd August 6:00PM for 6:15PM

There will be an unofficial session on Thursday in the park usual time as Gavin will not be attending this week.

 

Sunday Run from Priory Park café Sunday 25th August 9:00AM

In preparation for the Reigate Half, we'll 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.

You're very welcome to join this run. Ian E. and Paul W. 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.

 

All Ladies - a message from Natalie Wilson...

Dates for the 2019/20 cross country season have been agreed, please add them to your diaries. The venues/hosts for match 2, 3 & 4 are yet to be agreed.

There may be slight changes to the start times. Further details will be sent nearer the time

Match 1 - Saturday 12th October 2019 @ 11am Reigate Priory Park

Match 2 - Saturday 9th November 2019 @ 1pm

Match 3 - Saturday 11th January 2020 @ 11am

Match 4 - Saturday 8th February 2020 @ 1pm

 

Possible dates for the diary

 

Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this

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

Sunday 15th September Run Reigate Half Marathon club championship - 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 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 12th August 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 12th August 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Southern Athletics League event @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

A date for your diaries on the horizon for juniors U17 upwards and seniors.

See the email from Ginevra Stoneley and Jo Davey sent on 5th August, and reply to confirm attendance.

If you did not receive this email please contact 

 

Parkrun tourism @ Tilgate Saturday 24th August

We have not yet had any parents or accompanied juniors join us on our parkrun visits. It'd be great to see you!

I'll publicise this properly in next week's newsletter, but put the date in your diaries! We will meet up to car share.

 

Junior news

 

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

 

MABAC event @ Wimbledon Common Tuesday 6th August 

Well done to all participants! What a fantastic turn-out! Wish I could have been there to join you.

You can see a report from the MABAC race here and the results are here.

 

Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon 11th August

You can see the results from this event here.

Brilliant effort from all of our participants, and congratulations to Matthew Ryde who was the M40 winner and the M40 Surrey Champion.

 

Curraghchase 10K @ Ireland 11th August

Frank O'Regan finished in position 10th male with a field of 575 runners, in a time of 42:04. This event is run over a hilly and picturesque course. Fantastic run Frank.

 

RunDorney Half Marathon @ Dorney Lake 11th August

Matthew Aylott you were spotted at this event! Matthew finished 2nd in a gun time of 1:13:27.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 13th August 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

1. Warm up exercises and drills

2. Then Reverse pyramid - Reps.of 7,6,5,4,5,6,7 mins. with 25% recovery (1.75;1.5;1.35;1;1.25 and 1.5 mins) between reps and last minute of each rep at fast pace.

3. Cool down 

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 14th August 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign Centre on Wednesday. We will be running to Earlswood Lakes. The session will be based on a 1 mile time trail around the lakes.

 

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

There will be a hill session on Thursday in the park.

 

Sunday Run from Priory Park café Sunday 18th August 9:00AM

No Ian Edmonds this week. In preparation for the Reigate Half I'll be running through Brockham down the old coach road to Dorking and back through Brockham and Betchworth on Sunday. The distance will be just over 12 miles, and I'd hope to be running this at a little more than 9 minutes per mile - out for approx 1 hour 50 minutes or more.

There are options to turn for home early, so for instance if you run back from Brockham (and you know the route or have someone to run with who does so), the distance would be about 9 miles.

You're very welcome to join this run.

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

This last weekend Kate managed to get a PB in the Salisbury 50km of 9:23:33. Last year Kate recorded a result of 10:54:42. Fantastic improvement Kate!

 

Possible dates for the diary

Saturday 17th August Southern Athletics League @ Tooting

Sunday 18th August MABAC non-scoring Pairs Relay @ Staines-upon-Thames, followed by a picnic. More details are available in the flyer.

Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this

 

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 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 5th August 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 5th August 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Reigate and Banstead Twinning - can you host a runner from France for Run Reigate 2019 (still no responses as yet, so last plea)?

Without getting embroiled in a Brexit debate (!), the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Association is hosting visitors from our twin town of Brunoy, France (pronounced "Brunoir") on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September, and we have four runners coming over to take part in the half marathon over that Run Reigate weekend. Would you consider hosting someone from Brunoy? Let's show our entente cordiale!

If it is possible for you to host, can you please contact Sarah Walters by sending her an email to 

 

Southern Athletics League event @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

A date for your diaries on the horizon for juniors U17 upwards and seniors.

See the email from Ginevra Stoneley and Jo Davey sent on 5th August, and reply to confirm attendance.

If you did not receive this email please contact 

 

Junior news

 

Final Lily B event @ Kingston Saturday 31st August from Mike Gent

The track and field season for the Juniors is drawing to a close. However, there is one final Lily B event for the girls on Saturday 31 August at Kingston. Please mark the date in your diaries.

 

There's still plenty of PB opportunities this season! From Ashley Burridge

Apart from the last Lily B league match on 31 August (and SAL on the 17th for u17s and up), the opportunity for juniors to represent the club in a track & field league match has finished for the 2019 season.
 
However, there's still plenty of events you can enter, proudly wearing your club vest, to try and improve on those personal bests!
 
Here's a couple of events which offer something a little different:
 
Sunday, 11 August - Newham and Essex Beagles Open meeting at the Olympic Stadium warm-up track. Okay, it's not the London Stadium, but it's right next to it and has the same superb Mondo track, photo finish, electronic blocks and big screen results! Here's the flyer.
 
Running alongside the Open meeting is a Minithon where school years 1 to 6 can choose three events from 75m, 150m, 600m, Long Jump and Vortex throw. Here's the flyer for the Minithon.
 
Monday, 26 August - Crawley AC's Tom Lintern Open Medal Meeting. Yes, medals! There are plenty of events to choose from for U11's upwards. Here's the flyer. This event is usually well supported by RPAC juniors, so see you there!
 
Don't forget to check the Power of 10 website to find other events.
 

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

 

Ian Edmonds and RPAC crew hosted the Run Reigate Run Club @ Priory Park Thursday 1st August

Ian was helped by Moray Carey, Jim Vince, Usha Stevens and myself with other Reigate Priory AC runners in support at the event.

As you can see, there was an excellent turn-out for this event. Ian got the cohort running around a large square in the park for an endurance session involving a climb and descent, followed by a 1Km run. The coaches from Reigate Ladies Joggers were on hand for the warm-up and cool-down.

There was interest in the Reigate Priory AC sessions shown by some participants.

 

MABAC event @ Wimbledon Common Tuesday 6th August

This event is hosted by Wimbledon Windmilers and details can be found here.

It takes place on Tuesday 6th August at 19:30, starting and finishing at Wimbledon Rugby Club SW20 0ET (Barham Road, just off the A3).

It is a 5 mile cross country event, with also joggers and junior events of about 2.5 miles. You should have received an email regarding this event from Andrew Bamford on Monday 29th July.

Meet in Bell St Car Park at 18:00 for a 18:15 departure if you want to car share, or make your own way there if you don't.

Please email to let the MABAC team know of your interest or if you have any queries about this event.

 

Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon Sunday 11th August

This is the last Surrey Road League fixture, and there are still places for this event available.

Looking at this Reigate Priory AC have dropped from 1st to 3rd place in the Surrey Road League Men's League after the Elmbridge 10K.

Let's get a good turn-out for the last fixture at Wimbledon on 11th August - see this to enter the event.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 6th August 7:00PM CANCELLED DUE TO MABAC RACE

The plan for Tuesday is for all to run the MABAC fixture, details as above.

 

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

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 8th August 6:00PM by Gavin Lawrence

This week the group will be doing loops in the lower park of about 550 to 600 metres length.

This will be a pyramid session going from 4 to 3 to 2 to 1 loop with a jogged 100 metre recovery in between sets.

As usual meet opposite the pavilion at 6:00PM for warm up, main session 6:15PM start.

 

Good for Age entry open and closure date - a reminder from Mike Pocock

Applications for Good for Age entry into the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will open on Wednesday 7 August 2019 and close on Friday 16 August 2019.

 

Parkrun tourism @ New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland Saturday 3rd August

Sarah and I were passing through New Ross on our way to our holiday destination in County Kerry.

Here we are "flying the flag" so to speak, although Sarah hadn't got her RPAC top. This event starts at 9:30AM - good job I checked. A lap and a half of the J.F. Kennedy Arboretum, which starts somewhat higher than it finishes. A quick down-hill at the start, and a long slow climb back up again.

They gave out 2 random prizes for a tea/coffee in the café, and I managed to get one! A fantastic well organised event with lovely people, and a good start to the holiday.

Where was your parkrun tourism this hoiday? How did it go? Do tell.

 

Dates for the diary

Tuesday 6th August 7:30PM MABAC League fixture @ Wimbledon Common - see this

Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture -  see this

Saturday 17th August Southern Athletics League @ Tooting

Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this

 

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 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 29th July 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 29th July 2019

 

Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism event 2 @ Denbies Saturday 27th July

Although it poured down during the previous night, the ground was solid at Denbies for the Mole Valley parkrun and conditions were excellent.

PBs over the course were registered by Charl Jordaan (who also crossed the finish in 1st place), Adrian Grant and myself.

Other attendees not in-picture were Moray Carey and Michael Clark. I hope that all attendees were pleased with their times, as it is not an easy course, and I think that everyone did well.

Some were tantalisingly close to their course PB!

17:56 Charl Jordaan 1st

21:41 Paul Walters 20th

24:57 Michael Clark 63rd

25:13 Andrew Bamford 67th

27:06 Bethany Higgins 103rd

29:24 Adrian Grant 141st

31:38 Jack Finn 178th

33:10 Moray Carey 206th

33:12 Stewart McIntyre 207th

35:33 Usha Stevens 224th

36:13 Michael Bashford 225th

38:14 Sarah Walters 239th

Full results are here.

We were joined by Sue Carnell and Paul Byrne for coffees all 'round at Squires Garden Centre on our return to Reigate.

The next parkrun event is on Saturday August 24th when we will be heading over to Tilgate. 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...

24th August 2019 Tilgate parkrun
5th October 2019 Horsham parkrun
23rd November 2019 Hove parkrun - with minibus travel
28th December 2019 Reigate Priory parkrun
25th January 2020 Banstead Woods parkrun
29th February 2020 Nonsuch parkrun
28th March 2020 Tooting Common parkrun - with minibus travel


Reigate and Banstead Twinning - can you host a runner from France for Run Reigate 2019 (no responses as yet)?

Without getting embroiled in a Brexit debate (!), the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Association is hosting visitors from our twin town of Brunoy, France (pronounced "Brunoir") on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September, and we have four runners coming over to take part in the half marathon over that Run Reigate weekend. Would you consider hosting someone from Brunoy? Let's show our entente cordiale!

If it is possible for you to host, can you please contact Sarah Walters by sending her an email to 

 

Southern Athletics League @ Tooting Saturday 17th August

A date for your diaries on the horizon for juniors U17 upwards and seniors. More information will be forthcoming soon.

 

Next Reigate Priory AC newsletter Monday 5th August

I intend to compose the newsletter from our holiday cottage in Sneem, Ireland. If there's no newsletter it will probably be due to lack of internet!

Please do feed me with items for next week by emailing .

 

Junior news

 

U13 Southern Inter-Counties T & F @ Kingston Saturday 27 July

The annual U13 Southern Inter-Counties Track and Field Championships took place at Kingston on Saturday.

Three young RPAC athletes were in the Surrey Squad and ran for the county in the non scoring 800m.

See the report from this event here.

Congratulations to all three on their first Track and Field competition for Surrey.

 

Final Lily B event @ Kingston Saturday 31st August

The track and field season for the Juniors is drawing to a close. However, there is one final Lily B event for the girls on Saturday 31 August at Kingston. Please mark the date in your diaries.

 

Senior news

 

Caterham Rotary 10K and Half @ Redhill Aerodrome Sunday 21st July

I mentioned last week that Claire and Mel had run the 10K. We had more competitors in the event than I realised, and the results of the 10K are here and the half are here. I can't help but think that there are still some missing. Please let me know!

 

Surrey Slog @ Peaslake Sunday 21st July

You can find the Reigate Priory AC results from the Surrey Slog here. Well done for completing a grueling course with such excellent finishing times!

 

Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Thursday 25th July

Running must have been difficult in the heat on Thursday night. I take my hat off to you all!

You can find the Reigate Priory AC results from the Informal 10K 3rd and final event for 2019 here.

Usha Stevens posted some of Ian Strong's photos of this event in our Facebook group here.

 

British Transplant Games @ Newport 28th July

Congratulations to Moray Laing who won gold in the javelin and silver in the discus (missed gold by 22cm) at the British Transplant Games at Newport on Sunday in his build-up to the World Transplant Games in Newcastle.

 

MABAC event @ Wimbledon Common Tuesday 6th August

This event is hosted by Wimbledon Windmilers and details can be found here.

It takes place on Tuesday 6th August at 19:30, starting and finishing at Wimbledon Rugby Club SW20 0ET (Barham Road, just off the A3).

It is a 5 mile cross country event, with also joggers and junior events of about 2.5 miles. You should have received an email regarding this event from Andrew Bamford on Monday 29th July.

Meet in Bell St Car Park at 18:00 for a 18:15 departure if you want to car share, or make your own way there if you don't.

Please email to let the MABAC team know of your interest or if you have any queries about this event.

 

Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon Sunday 11th August

This is the last Surrey Road League fixture, and there are still places for this event available.

Looking at this Reigate Priory AC have dropped from 1st to 3rd place in the Surrey Road League Men's League after the Elmbridge 10K.

Let's get a good turn-out for the last fixture at Wimbledon on 11th August - see this to enter the event.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 30th July 7:00PM by Ian Martin

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Medium and Long Distance Short Distance

Less Intense

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.

4 x 10 mins with 2.5 mins recovery between reps.


Reps 1 & 4: fast burst for 1 min at 4 mins and 9 mins.


Reps 2 & 3: fast burst for 1 min at 3, 6 & 9 mins.

Up to 10 sets of

300m at 80%, with 200m walk recovery,

200m at 90%, with 200m walk recovery.

400m, plus fast for 100m.

200m walk/jog recovery

47.5 minute session.

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 31st July 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 1st August 

I don't know if there will be a session at 6PM on Thursday as per usual. Keep an eye on the calendar.

HOWEVER, there will be a Reigate Priory AC organised session in Priory Park on Thursday 1st August at 7:30PM as part of the Run Reigate Run Club season of training sessions building up to the Reigate Half Marathon on Sunday September 15th.

This will be led by Ian Edmonds with other coaches in attendance. All welcome.

  

What is Kate Knight up to?

Last week I told you that Kate finished the Elmore 7 on Saturday in a time of 1:43:59, but I missed that this was closely followed up by the Caterham Rotary Half Marathon on Sunday 21st July in a time of 3:20:15, a PB for the course.

Apologies Kate and Well Done! 

 

Dates for the diary

Thursday 1st August 7:30PM Run Reigate training session in the park by Reigate Priory AC.

Tuesday 6th August 7:30PM MABAC League fixture @ Wimbledon Common - see this

Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture -  see this

Saturday 17th August Southern Athletics League @ Tooting

Saturday 24th August RPAC Parkrun Tourism @ Tilgate - see this

 

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 

U13 Southern Inter-Counties T & F Kingston 27 July 2019

U13 Southern Inter-Counties T & F Kingston 27 July 2019

 

The annual U13 Southern Inter-Counties Track and Field  Championships took place at Kingston on Saturday.  With 13 counties taking part (!)  Surrey as ever fielded strong teams with the girls taking 2nd place behind Kent and the boys 3rd behind Essex and Hertfordshire. 

Three young RPAC athletes were in the Surrey Squad and ran for the county in the non scoring 800m. The girls was split into two 800m races and Shakila Keable  (just returned from two weeks in Spain), won her race in 2.30.69 with Lilah Unwin then winning the second race with a big PB time of 2.30.98! Both girls times would have been good enough for 1st place in the B string race and beat a few in the A string for good measure!

Samuel Stapley ran a strong race and took 3rd place in the boys in a field of 12 with a time of 2.25.66.

Congratulations to all three on their first Track and Field competition for Surrey.

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 22nd July 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 22nd July 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism event 2 Saturday 27th July ***THIS SATURDAY*** @ Denbies

We will meet at 8:10AM at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance) to car share over to Denbies at Dorking to take part in Mole Valley Parkrun this Saturday at 9AM. (The car park will be locked afterwards until our return.)

If more convenient, please just make your own way to Denbies and we'll see you there.

All seniors, parents and accompanied juniors are welcome. Please run in club vest if you can, and bring some money for refreshments afterwards.

It'd be great to see you! You just need to turn up.

 

Reigate and Banstead Twinning - can you host a runner from France for Run Reigate 2019?

Without getting embroiled in a Brexit debate (!), the Reigate and Banstead Twinning Association is hosting visitors from our twin town of Brunoy, France (pronounced "Brunoir") on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September, and we have four runners coming over to take part in the half marathon over that Run Reigate weekend. Would you consider hosting someone from Brunoy? Let's show our entente cordiale!

If it is possible for you to host, can you please contact Sarah Walters by sending her an email at 

 

Junior news

 

All England Schools Competition @ Birmingham Friday 12th July - by Ian Martin

Katie Mackison achieved a terrific 4th place in the Intermediate Girls Javelin at the All England Schools Competition in Birmingham on 12 July. Katie threw 43m 36cm and missed a 3rd place medal by only 4cm.

 

u17 / u20 News - by Ashley Burridge

Some Track and Field personal bests (and club records!) from the last week. Drew Burridge improved his 400m time to 53.04s at the Woodford Green Open meeting on Monday evening. He also took half a second off his 200m time at the Southern Athletics League meeting at Worthing on Saturday, running 23.7s. At the same meeting, James Naylor set a 200m u20 club best time of 24.9s.

 

Eight Counties Inter-County Championships Sunday 21st July @ Chelmsford

Two Reigate Priory AC athletes Lily Cain-Jones and Drew Burridge were chosen to represent Surrey competing against the best from Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Well done to both! Read the report here.

 

YDL UAG event Saturday 28th July @ Mile End by Ashley Burridge

Last call for the final Youth Development League (Upper Age Group) match next Sunday at Mile End in East London. Please see the RPAC website calendar for more details.

If you wish to compete and haven't already told us, please email our team manager before Friday evening - 

 

Senior news

 

Race to the Stones 100K Ultra from Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019 

Clare Pryor and Ruth Willis participated in the Race to the Stones 100k, an event Clare tells me is a great and super organised event you can run, run/walk or walk and do over 1 or 2 days.

Clare and Ruth did 50km each day and and camped over at "base camp".

They came away unscathed apart from 1 blister each! Their results were impressive - see this.

 

Vets League @ Croydon from Monday 8th July and SAL @ Worthing from Saturday 13th July 2019

Please see this for a report from these events.

I expect that you know already, but a special mention to Jo Davey. After her 800m of 2:20.8 on Saturday, she is ranked 1st V40 in the UK!

 

Elmore 7 @ Elmore House, Chipstead 20th July 2019

Well done to Melanie, Valerie and Kate - results are here.

 

Elmbridge 10K @ Walton Sports Track 21st July 2019

Due to injury and illness the men's team was unfortunately depleted for this fixture. You can see the results here. Take it from me, even though it was flat, the heat was sapping!

 

Caterham Rotary 10K @ Redhill Aerodrome 21st July 2019

Two competitors from our club, with a PB a-piece! Well done to Claire Humphrey with a finishing time of 54:15, and also to Melanie Fulton-Bell who posted an excellent time of 1:00:49 after running the Elmore 7 the day before. Results are here.

 

Surrey Slog @ Peaslake 21st July 2019

No results available as of Monday PM.

 

Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 23rd July 7:00PM by Ian Martin

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

All apart from Less Intense

Less Intense

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 paarlaufs at 80% of top pace, with partner of similar ability. Work in 2 teams rather than pairs. 1 lap jog in reverse direction after every 3 sets.

45 minute limit 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 24th July 7:00PM 

 Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.

 

Session @ Priory Park Thursday 25th July 6:00PM *** CANCELLED ***

This session will not take place as you are encouraged to attend the SLH Informal 10K at Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley - see this

 

What is Kate Knight up to?

Kate finished the Elmore 7 last Saturday in a time of 1:43:59. Kate is raising funds for East Surrey Hospital (£1,500 to date) in recognition of her 60th marathon this year and having working for 10 years as a nursing assistant for the Trust. Please visit her fund raising page here. She is looking forward to the Salisbury 50 km on 11th August and the South Downs Challenge on 31st August and 1st September.

 

Naomi Whyatt and Kurran her husband

Former Reigate Priory AC member Naomi Whyatt was married to Kurran at the weekend.

Here is the happy couple. Congratulations from all of us!

 

Possible dates for the diary

Thursday 25th July SLH Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley - see this

Saturday 27th July Reigate Priory AC Park Run Tourism fixture 2 - Mole Valley Park Run @ Denbies. Further details above - and see this and this

Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5K Dash @ Wimbledon - Surrey Road League final fixture -  see this

 

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 

During the summer the club enters Junior teams in the following leagues:

  • National Youth Development League (Boys and Girls, U15/U13). Team manager  David Manrow.
  • National Youth Development League (U20/U17 Boys and Girls). Joint team with Holland Sports AC. Team manager Ashley Burridge.
  • Ebbisham Boys League ( Boys only, U15, U13 some U17 entry allowed). Joint team with Dorking. RPAC team manager Adriana Collins.
  • Lily B Girls League (Girls only, U17, U15, U13) Team manager 
  • Southern Athletics League (Seniors but U17's can compete in the team). Joint team with Holland Sports and Dorking. RPAC joint team mangers Jo Davey and Ginevra Stoneley.

In addition our athletes compete at numerous Open Meetings and the Surrey County Championships. Details of all league fixtures and other meetings appear on the club calander.

 

Cross Country

Through the autumn and winter we enter two Cross Country Leagues (The Surrey League and the Newbury Border League). There are numerous other XC events we participate in including The Surrey XC Championships, The South of England XC Championships, The National XC Championships and various XC Relay Championships (Surrey, South of England and National). Pictured are some of our RPAC Juniors who have been selected for Surrey recently.

 

SURREY XC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS  2016-17 RPAC U17W:

 

 

SURREY XC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2016-17 RPAC U15G'S: