Club news for everyone
This weeks's highlights
- Surrey call up for 5 RPAC youngsters
- Jimmy James Handicap
- Senior Club Championships and Grand Prix
- Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade
- Jim's Jaunt in Jordan
Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November
The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun took place on Saturday 23rd November.
Despite the soggy conditions there was a good turn out with some excellent results. Missing from the photo above is Peter Luxton.
Just a reminder that these events are open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The next event will be much closer to home - Reigate Priory Parkrun on 28th December.
A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December
Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.
An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome.
Reigate Priory AC's Couch to 5K Programme from Saturday 4th January 2020
Do you want to get fitter and healthier, take off weight, run socially with others or feel better in yourself?
Whatever your motivation, we are running a Couch to 5K training programme designed for beginners, to gradually build up running ability so that you can run 5Km without stopping by the end of the 9 week course.
You can see the full details of this course here. Please do share this with others who may be interested.
Nominations for the Ted Baker Award
Nominations are invited for the Ted Baker Award. Please see the link for details.
A date for the diary - Awards Evening Saturday 18th January 2020
Please see the email from Sam & Usha sent to you on 11th November for details.
Surrey Call Up For 5 RPAC Youngsters
Five RPAC juniors have been selected to run for Surrey at the annual South of England Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships in Oxford on 7th December.
Congratulations to Lucy Broderick (U17), Lucy Dénecé (U15), Shakila Keable (U13) and Samuel Stapley and Sam Rolaston (U13'S).
Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas
This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.
Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.
Sunday 1st December is the next round of the Border League at LightwaterCountry Park in Woking. First race at 11:00.
Sunday 15th December is our own Holly Run hosted in Priory Park. It would be great to have all the Juniors competing. If not entered through your school you can enter directly via the Club’s website under RPAC Races.
Jimmy James Handicap Event 3 Thursday 28th November 7:30PM at Denbies
This Thursday sees the third event in the Jimmy James Handicap and the last one this side of the New Year. There's everything to play for after two events. We've had a great turnout for the previous events, let's keep this going.
If you plan to run please let us know. This is especially important if you haven't run in a Jimmy James event before as we need to work out a handicap for you. Please contact
The start is prompt at 19:30 so please make sure that you are there in good time.
Don't forget that you will not be allowed to run if you don't have hi-viz and a torch.
Full details and details of the post race meal have been sent out via a separate email.
Club Championships & Grand Prix 2020
Thank you to everyone who provided input into the discussions about the Club Championships and Grand Prix. We have agreed a set of events for each competition (subject to the resolution of a couple of potential calendar clashes). Full details will be sent out separately. A point to note is that the Club Championship Half Marathon race will be the Wokingham Half Marathon on 23rd February. As this event sells out quickly you will need to enter soon if you want to take part. We may look to lay on a minibus if there is sufficient interest.
News from the Field
Jim Vince took part in the IAU 100km race in Aqaba, Jordan on 23rd November. Despite 25 degree heat and a strong headwind on the uphill sections Jim completed the event in 11 hours 9 minutes and 16 seconds. According to Jim that's the equivalent of 20 back to back 33:30 Parkruns. Awesome result Jim!
Closer to home Kate Knight completed her first sub 3 hour half marathon in 7 years, finishing the Silverstone Half Marathon on 24th November in 2:55:43. Well done Kate! Kate also advises that she will be doing her 400th Parkrun at Banstead Woods on 25th January. She'd love to see as many RPAC runners there as possible to help her celebrate. There will be refreshments at The Mint in Banstead afterwards.
Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 26th November 7:00PM
The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...
400m relay in teams of 4 of similar ability. Usual rules of lead first 200m, follow second 200m. 45 minute session.
Less intense 10 x 400m reps, 200m walk/jog recovery
Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 27th November 7:00PM
No session this week, because of Jimmy James on Thursday 28th
No Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 28th November
There will be no Winter road session this week because of the Jimmy James Handicap
Sunday Run on Sunday 1st December
TBC - If a run is going ahead we will communicate the details via the Facebook group
Dates for the diary
Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3
Tuesday 3rd December session at K2
Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road
Sunday 15th December Holly Run
Get in touch
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