Club News for Everyone
I hope this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping safe and well. I imagine that with the return to school for all of our junior members some semblance of normality is starting to return for most people.
Welcome to our New Members
Please join me in extending a warm RPAC welcome to the following people who have joined the club very recently...
Maxine White, Amy Dhanda and Jacob Jupp.
Apologies if I have missed anyone - let us know who you are and you will get a mention next week
Summary Minutes of August's Committee Meeting
Please find the summary minutes of the August RPAC committee meeting here.
Virtual Run Reigate
It is not too late to enter Virtual Run Reigate. Our friends at Run Reigate have asked us to help promote the virtual races that they are running this year in lieu of the usual Run Reigate festival. There are 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances for adults (all £15 entry fee) and 1 mile and cumulative Half Marathon distances for juniors (both £15 entry fee which includes a donation to the Stripey Stork charity). Your chosen distance can be run at any time from 1st-30th September inclusive and you can enter here.
As a bit of fun Jack Finn has come up with a "Rungo" board. It's a combination of running and Bingo(!). The competition runs until Sunday 20th September. Try to complete a line or a column (or the whole "card"). Each item has to be completed on a different run. Let us know when you've completed a row or a column or indeed the whole card.
Run 5K in
|Climb 300m of
Run around a
lake or reservoir
Take a selfie
with a fellow
Run to 3 different
pubs in 3 towns
Run/Jog with someone
who has never run
Complete a virtual
race (Run Reigate?)
Run a route that is
new to you
Run a 1K PB
Take a mid-way
Run from Reigate to
Attend a training
Run 3 times
in a week
Run before the kids
Run with 6+fellow
|Run a 5K PB|
PBs for Lilah Unwin, Oscar Curry and Max Orchard
Despite having had to wait until the end of the summer for their first competitions, Lilah, Oscar and Max managed to attain big PBs in their respective events.
Junior Training Sessions
We are constrained by EA guidelines as to the permissible number of athletes per coach and so will each week be asking who wishes to attend so that we can manage the numbers.
Visibility at Evening Training
As the nights are already drawing in, we need runners who are attending evening sessions to consider wearing high visibility clothing. We do have club branded hi viz bibs available on the iProSports club zone (https://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/reigate-priory-athletic-club/) and are looking to offer new branded gear via this site shortly.
Recovery and Improvers run on Tues 15th September cancelled
Ian Edmonds cannot make the "Recovery and Improvers" session at 6pm on Tuesday 15th September (today) from Battlebridge and so this run will not take place.
Kempton Park 10K 14th November 2020
Jas has mentioned that some members are entering the 10K race at Kempton Park, which you can see here if you'd like to enter.
Saturday Morning Social running group
Last Saturday 12th September we ran the Park Run course in Reigate Priory. To be honest, I never thought I'd see the day when Kate Knight would overtake me over a Park Run course! Kate aced the course, completing the Park Run distance unofficially beating her best Reigate Park Run time by about 1.5 minutes. You can see details of the Saturday Morning Social running group here.
PBs at Kew Gardens 10K Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th September 2020
Congratulations to Jamilla Ncayiyana who attained a PB in a time of 42:06 on Saturday, and Doug Kington who also attained a PB with a time of 45:00 on Sunday. You can see the results here.
London Dock2Dock 5K Swim in the Thames Saturday 12th September 2020
Linda Rodriquez did not run a race this last weekend - but she did swim one!
Linda swam the London Dock2Dock 5K, in 1:50:42, making her the 34th woman and 4th in her age/gender category. She tells us that it was a lovely day for a race, and if she'd had an RPAC beanie, she would have worn it!
Club Branded Tee-shirts
Another plug for the club tee-shirts as they were so popular last time. Did you know that you can easily purchase a technical running shirt from the club's stock from the designs below?
As you can see these designs are available in three colours - Red, Dark Blue and Light Blue - and are for general running, training and social runs. Please note they are not suitable for events and races when representing the club. They are offered in men's, women's and youth sizes and cost £15.00 each (or £12.50 for youth sizes).
Just get in touch with us at for your garment.
To see all of the items that are available from our range of club kit visit https://www.rpac.org.uk/rpac-welcome/club-kit.
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.
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