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Recent Volunteers

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

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well. 

 

Coaching

Advice from England Athletics is now that small group training sessions of up to 5 athletes and 1 coach can resume under certain conditions. The coaches and committee are currently working out how these can be applied and to make sure that all the necessary safeguards have been put in place. We need to have completed the EA risk assessment before resuming training otherwise our insurance will be invalidated. Watch the notice board for updates. 

Not The Dorking 10

As it should have been the Dorking 10 yesterday (7th June) a small group of RPAC athletes ran round the course whilst maintaining social distance, of course. Well done to all of you; I'm told there were some very respectable times given that it wasn't a race. For once it wasn't blisteringly hot.

   
Virtual Competitions 

 5x1 Mile Relay - This was Week 4  of 4

Team 1 just keep getting quicker. They were the fastest team again with a combined total time for the 5 miles of 32:18 - an improvement of 25 seconds over last week. Congratulations to Adrian Grant, Jas Dhanda, Euan Willis, Jamilla Ncayiyana and Duncan Mallison who make up the dream team. 

The finishing order this week was Team 1 (32:18), Team 5 (33:12), Team 3 (34:05), Team 2 (35:08), Team 6 (36:32),  Team 7 (37:01), Team 4 (38:01). Team 4 dipped out as Adrian Bowden hurt himself and had to submit a much slower time than he has recorded in previous weeks.

The fastest men were George Roux (4:41), Freddie Roux (4:52), Tom Almond (5:24), Duncan Mallison (5:54) and Frank O'Regan (5:58).  Well done Frank for breaking into the top 5! Malcolm deserves a special mention for his continued recovery  - he has knocked 2:25 off his mile time during the course of the competition

The fastest ladies were Jamilla Ncayiyana (6:05), Ruth Willis (6:15), Nat Wilson and Ginevra Stoneley both on 6:18 and Gillian O'Regan (6:41). Well done Gillian for making it an O'Regan double act!

The fastest junior runners were Euan Willis(5:55), Robert Duncton (6:57) and George Duncton (7:36) - well done to all of you!

Overall for the four weeks:

Team result totals were as follows Team 1 (2:11:42), Team 3 (2:18:43) , Team 2 (2:18:56), Team 5 (2:22:47), Team 6 (2:23:17), Team 7 (2:29:43)

The fastest men were George Roux (20:27), Duncan Mallison (22:47), Freddie Roux (22:54), Tom Almond (23:02) and Jas Dhanda (24:49). The fastest individual mile was 4:41 from George Roux.

The fastest ladies were Jamilla Ncayiyana (24:33), Ginevra Stoneley (24:51), Nat Wilson (25:03), Ruth Willis (27:16) and Gillian O'Regan (27:47). The fastest individual mile was 5:50 from Ginevra Stoneley. 

The fastest junior runners were Max Orchard (23:28), Will John-Cox (23:45), Euan Willis(26:33), Robert Duncton (28:24) and George Duncton (30:40). The fastest individual mile was 5:47 from Max Orchard.

Well done to everyone for taking part...coming next week a handicap relay. We will keep the same teams unless anyone wants to pull out or opt in. Please let me know if you do.

Weekly Challenge 

Last week's challenge was to submit a photo of your favourite view taken when out running or walking. I was very impressed by the number and quality of submissions. 

 

Clockwise from top left - an almost biblical view of the Inglis Memorial by Clare Pryor, a deserted fairway at Walton Heath and a magnificent display of bluebells by Sharon Miller, Epsom Downs and a gorilla (often spotted on the Tadworth 10 course!) by Usha Stevens, the path to Edes Fields by Adrian Bowden, poppies near Brockham by Tom Almond, a close up of the same field by Stephen Smith and a clutch of cygnets at Watercolour by Ruth Willis. Thank you for the fantastic response. Kate Knight submitted a really cute photo of her grandson who has just learned to walk, but I felt that I couldn't include it as it didn't meet the brief of this week's competition - sorry Kate!

Ian Edmonds submitted a photo of himself competing in the Man vs Horse race (shown below). Although it didn't meet the brief of this week's competition it did give me an idea for another. Tell us about the wackiest outfit that you have ever run in, or the wackiest race that you have taken part in. Incidentally Ian tells me that he is the only human competitor in Man vs Horse ever to have been presented with a horse rosette!

 A Challenge for this week

This week's competition is an age-graded 1km. Send me your time and your age and I will endeavour to work out an age grading for you

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter, especially if you have any bright ideas for competitions.

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Senior training groups, w/c 6th July 2020

To avoid any confusion, the people Usha, Ian and I are expecting at the senior training sessions this week (week 4) are in bold/italics in the lists below. Obviously this doesn't take into account any swaps that I don't know about, which I will...

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...