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Volunteers - MABAC & Border League

Stewart McIntyre, Rick Coles, Caroline Wheatley, Ruth Willis, Claire Humphrey, Andrew Bamford, Niall McGregor, Carol Orchard, Mike Pocock, Ginevra Stoneley, Mike Gent, Fiona Gent, Sharon Miller, Julia Kinniburgh, Paul Chandler, Adrian Grant, Paul Walters, Thalia Hessey, Moray Carey, Jas Dhanda, Ian Crouch, Malcolm Woodman, Frank O'Regan, Ian Strong, Andrew Patrick, Andrew Bennett, Sophie Bassi, Ruth Breslaw, Max Smithson, Mr Kirk, Mr Barton.

Recent Volunteers, Jan/Feb 2020

Surrey T&F Indoor Champs, 15-16/2/2020: Ivan Barrett, Ashley Burridge  Surrey Men's XC League - Lloyd Pk, 8/2/2020: Ashley Burridge Surrey Secondary Schools XC Champs - Priory Pk, 18/1/2020: Ivan Barrett, Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch, Sue Carnell, Paul Chandler, Fiona Gent, Mike Gent, Stewart McIntyre, Michael Stanley, Ian Thomas, Natalie Wilson

Volunteer @ Surrey League X-C, Chobham, 11/1/20

Ashley Burridge - Timekeeper

Volunteers @ Holly Run, 15th December 2019

Adam Woodman, Adrian Bowden, Adrian Grant, Andrew Bamford, Andrew Bennett, Andrew Patrick, Annette Morris, Ashley Burridge, Becky Martin, Caroline Orchard, Caroline Wheatley, Claire Humphrey, David Harris, David Neumann, Dino Pelekani, Donna Barrington-Smith, Duncan Mallison, Emma McAuliffe, Fiona Gent, Frank O'Regan, Ginevra Stoneley, Graham Bull, Helena Tomkins, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Miller (Lingfield RC), Ian Thomas, Iris McAuliffe, Jack Finn, Jacqui James, Jane Patrick, Janet Moore, Jas Dhanda, Jim Vince, Jo Davey, Libby Rebuck, Lisa Payn, Malcolm Woodman, Mel Fulton-Bell, Michael Stanley, Mike Gent, Mike Pocock, Mike Scott, Moray Carey, Natalie Wilson, Nicholas Wade, Paul Chandler, Paul Lockye, Paul Walters, Peter Crawshaw, Richard Scrase, Rick Coles, Rob Wigley, Sam Burnett, Sarah Finch, Sarah Walters, Sharon Brennan, Sonia Galloway, Sophie Potter, Stewart McIntyre, Sue Carnell, Taryn Bennett, Thalia Hessey, Tim Else, Usha Stevens

Volunteers @ Priory Relays, 2nd Nov 2019

Adrian Grant, Ali Rustige, Amira & Lashelle Marlow, Andrew Bamford, Anthony Read, Ashley Burridge, Bethany Higgins, Charl Jordaan, Claire Humphrey, Colin Kloes, Craig Parke, Dan Statham, David Clark, David Harris, David Manrow, David Nurse, Drew Burridge, Fran Afonso, Francesca Manrow, Frank O’Regan, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Jas Dhanda, Jenny Carus, Lee Savage, Lisa Payn, Lou Schofield, Malcolm Woodman, Matthew Aylott, Moray Carey, Nicholas Wade, Paul Chandler, Paul Walters, Pete Statham, Rick Coles, Roger Hillier, Sam Burnett, Sarah Walters, Sharon Brennan, Stephen Smith, Sue Statham, Usha Stevens

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 

Senior training groups, w/c 13th July 2020

Updated for week 5, w/c 13th July(not allowing for any swops made directly between you!) To avoid any confusion, the people Usha, Ian and I are expecting at the senior training sessions this week (week 5) are in bold/italics in the lists below....

Event Taster Sessions

Event Taster Sessions Would you like to try a new event?  Now that we’re back to training, we would like to offer both junior and senior members a chance to try out a new event. The sessions are designed to develop new event specific techniques over...

COVID-19 Update, 14th June 2020: Return to coached training

Good news! Following the government relaxation of lockdown and updated advice from England Athletics, we are able to return to small group coached training sessions for Junior event group athletes and Seniors. All Seniors will have just received an...

COVID-19 Update, 1st June 2020

England Athletics have today updated their guidance following the relaxation of the lockdown rules. In summary: Exercise outdoors only in groups of up to 6 people providing athletes/runners maintain social distancing advice i.e. 2m apart if from a...

Summer Evening 10K cancellation

It is with great regret that Chris Veale (Race Director) and I have made the decision that we will not be able to go ahead with the Summer Evening 10K 2020, scheduled for Wednesday 1st July, due to the current government restrictions. We have...