Club news for everyone
Our Club Vision In Action
Two events this weekend illustrate our club vision of providing "athletics for everyone".
On Saturday 7th March seven runners graduated from our first Couch to 5K course by completing the Tilgate Parkrun. A team of RPAC runners was there to help support and encourage them. The full story is here.
Meanwhile Jo Davey was competing in the British Masters Indoor Track Championships at the Lee Valley Athletics Track. Jo was competing in the 800m event for ladies aged 35-45. She finished as the 1st V45 lady and is now British Champion. The full story can be found here.
Saturday 21st March Reigate Priory AC Parkrun Tourism and Grand Prix event 2 @ Worthing
On Saturday 21st March Worthing Parkrun is not only our Parkrun Tourism destination, but also the second event in the Reigate Priory AC Grand Prix 2020 season.
The Reigate Priory AC Grand Prix is a great opportunity for any member to gain a running award in 2020. You can read more about the Grand Prix here.
We will travel in minibuses to Worthing and will finish off by having Breakfast in The Burlington Hotel on Worthing sea front.
Please note that the deadline for letting Paul know if you need a space on the minibus or if you want to join us for breakfast is 19:00 on Saturday 14th March.
We want to invite Reigate Priory AC members from the senior section to take part in this event as part of the Grand Prix, but additionally we hope that parents of junior members and accompanied junior members will also come along, and as long as there is space non-members are very welcome come along. Note that for club members, we want to encourage you to wear your Reigate Priory AC vest.
Further details are here.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 21st March.
Surrey Primary Schools Cross Country 7th March Priory Park
The Surrey Primary School Cross Country Races held on Saturday March 7th at Reigate Priory brought together the top 80-90 runners from across Surrey in a high quality series of races. We don't have a full list of RPAC runners who competed for their schools, however we noted that Max Orchard is the Year 6 Boys Champion.
The first two visits to K2 this year will be on Tuesday 24 March and Tuesday 21st April.
The sessions start at 7:00pm and are open to all Junior and Academy members.
New Club 10K Record
Matt Ryde set a new men's V40 record at the Run Through Battersea Park 10K on 15th February. Matt finished in 33:06, beating the previous record (set by Matt Ryde ) by 3 seconds. Apologies that we haven't publicised this before Matt.
Ruth Willis and Kate Knight competed in the Surrey Half Marathon in Woking on Sunday 8th March. Ruth finished in 1:35:37 and Kate in 2:46:12. A new Half Marathon PB for Ruth and Kate was 32 minutes faster than in the same event last year. Well done ladies.
Dates for the Diary
Saturday 21st March Parkrun Tourism and Grand Prix event 2 @ Worthing parkrun.
Thursday 26th March Jimmy James Handicap 19:30@Denbies - final event of the season
Sunday 29th March Cranleigh 15/21 09:00 - a MABAC open event and perfect for London Marathon training. Volunteering opportunities available!
Please check the Reigate Priory AC Calendar for other events and further details.
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