This week's newsletter contents
- Club Social on Thursday 12th December
- Please volunteer to marshal at the Holly Run
- Couch to 5K programme
- Awards Evening on 18th January
- The Border League @ Lightwater Country Park
- Holly Run for Juniors
- Valencia Marathon
- Jimmy James Handicap from Thursday 28th November
- Tuesday Battlebridge session
- Wednesday session from the Sovereign
- Thursday session from Bell Street
- Sunday social run
- Events over the Christmas break
- Quizzing at the Blue Anchor this Thursday
- Photo of Jim Vince in Jordan
- Get in touch!
Club news for everyone
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.
We need volunteers, particularly for the afternoon. If you can assist on Sunday 15th December, please email
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 they 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.
Please see the email from Sam & Usha sent to you on 2nd December for details.
The Juniors had a successful day at the second Border League match in Lightwater Country Park. There were numerous excellent performances including second places in the U9 Girls and U 9 Boys races for Lisette Matthews and James Beatty and second in the U15 Boys by Oscar Curry. The highlight though was the U11 boys race where Stanley Phillips and Max Orchard were first and second respectively. Rory Beale and Ethan Else completed a strong team performance which saw us placed second team.
The next match in the League is on Sunday 2nd February at Guildford.
This 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 here.
The results from last week's Jimmy James Handicap can be found here. 1st Kate Knight, followed closely by Ralph Tuckwell in 2nd and Jack Finn in 3rd. Well done to all participants.
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.
Sets of 1k, 600m and 400m.
2 minute static recovery between reps.
45 mins session
As above, but walk/jog 200m between reps, to allow everyone to re-group
Wednesday 4th December 7:00PM Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre
Easy run into Reigate to do loops around Blackborough Road. Remember your hi-viz clothing and torch.
Usha will be taking the Session this week. Meet at Bell street at 6.30PM. Please note that these sessions will be 6.30PM every week in future.
Warm up jog to Pilgrims way where it meets Somers Road. The route is here starting up Pilgrims way, RT onto Brokes Rd, RT onto St Albans Road LT onto Somer's Road, LT onto Reigate Hill, LT onto Brokes Road, LT onto St Albans Road and back to the start.
4 laps in total for the main session of 5.8 miles. 3 Laps if you prefer a less intense session. Jog back to Bell Street for a warm down afterwards.
Remember your hi-viz clothing and torch.
TBC - If a run is going ahead we will communicate the details via the Facebook group. Note that we will be organising Sunday social runs soon.
Thursday 12th December 7:00PM Club social in the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road.
Sunday 15th December Our very own Holly Run with races for virtually all! See this and enter or help on the day!
Sunday 22nd December 9:30AM "The Turkey Trot" - groups to run out from The Priory Farm Nursery, Nutfield to end up in the cafe afterwards. More details to follow.
Wednesday 25th December 9:00AM Reigate Priory Parkrun - or other parkruns?
Thursday 26th December 11:00AM Turners Hill Boxing Day Run from St. Leonard's Church- a firm favourite for some of us each year. 4 miles of running or walking. Can be muddy!
Saturday 28th December 9:00AM Parkrun Tourism @ our very own Priory Park. Make sure you wear your vest.
Wednesday 1st January 10:30AM *NOTE THE TIME* Reigate Priory Parkrun - you can chose to do Tilgate too! Is Banstead Woods on?
Saturday 4th January 10:45AM Our Couch to 5K programme starts - see this.
Sunday 5th January 11:30AM The Tadworth 10 - a run that is usually well attended by Reigate Priory AC.
If you'd like to join the RPAC Quiz Team at Blue Anchor this coming Thursday 5th December 7:30PM for 7:45PM please email
Remember that Jim Vince took part in the IAU 100km race in Aqaba, Jordan last week on 23rd November? Here's a picture of Jim looking cool in Jordan with RPAC colours!
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