All Club News
The next Reigate Priory AC Couch to 5K programme is starting on Saturday 25th September
This 9 week course only costs £15 in total. If you know of anyone who might be interested, full details are here. Registration is now almost full!
Run Reigate 2021
We will have the RPAC gazebo constructed for Run Reigate as a meeting point. Bags can be left but the gazebo will not be manned so this is at runners own risk. Look out for the club flag.
Good luck to all participants. I, for one, will be spectating, so hope to see you en-route!
Give us your results please
If you run in an event, do please let us know your results by emailing . If possible please can you submit them by Sunday evening at the latest as this allows us to meet the deadline for the Surrey Mirror sports pages.
Junior Section News
Saturday 11th September - County Multi-event Championships
Max Orchard is the Pentathlon Champion!
Competing on Saturday at the Surrey and Sussex Combined Events Championships in Carshalton, Max scored a fantastic 1981 points to win the event, finishing 301 points ahead of his closest rival.
A new PB in the Pentathlon for Max and a new club record!
During the long day of competition, Max also PB'd in the 75mH, Long Jump and Shot, with strong performances too in the high jump and 800m.
As the Track and Field season draws to a close, Max is in the top ten in the UK U13B'S rankings in Pentathlon (2nd), 75mH (2nd) and Long Jump (8th)!
A great season by Max!
(Message from the editor: I've received reports of Max's achievements from three junior coaches independently. They're obviously over cloud nine with this brilliant result from Max!)
Saturday 11th September @ The Olympic Park
George Evered was competing in the 200m at the Olympic Park, and came second achieving a new PB.
Upcoming Junior Events by Mike Gent
Southern Road Relays - Sunday 26th September at Crystal Palace
This event is for U13-U17 boys and girls. All athletes have to be at least 11 years old on the day of the event. Please contact Dave Mills if your child would like to compete
Surrey Cross Country Relays - 30th October - Stoke Park Guildford
This event is for U13-U17 boys and girls. All athletes have to be at least 11 years old on the day of the event. Please contact Dave Mills if your child would like to compete.
Saturday 25th September Juniors Obstacle Course event near Bletchingley, Redhill ***Date for the diary! ***
There are a few tickets remaining for the Junior Obstacle Course event for anyone who intends to attend but has not yet bought a ticket - details in the email that was sent out.
Senior Section News
Hi-Viz clothing and torches required
Please be aware that a hi-viz running top and a torch are needed for evening road sessions. You will be turned away without the appropriate attire.
Thursday 16th September 7PM session
The location of Thursday night session can be found on the RPAC Calendar.
Sunday 19th September - MABAC League event at Lightwater Country Park
The next MABAC League event is this coming Sunday 19th September at Lightwater Country Park at 10:00AM.
Wednesday 29th September - Ed Prickett Track Memorial Race
This event takes place at K2, Crawley at 8:20PM on Wednesday 29th September. An email was sent out to members describing this race on 8th September.
Saturday 9th October - Surrey Masters Cross Country Championships in Morden Park
Full details will follow for this event.
Saturday 16th October - Surrey Cross Country League 1st Fixture
The men are at Epsom Downs and the ladies at Richmond Park. The website for the league is at https://www.surreyleague.org.
Saturday 11th September - Parkrun Results
Annette Morris ran a PB of 23:44 at Horsham Parkrun - an age grading of 85.39%! She was 6th female out of 381 runners.
Here's Michael Bashford "flying the flag" for RPAC. Michael was a Parkrun tourist at Sharpham Playing Fields in Cheddar in a time of 31:18. This was this venue's second week.
Saturday 11th September - Saturday Social Group visit to Brockham and Betchworth
Here are the members of the RPAC Saturday Social running group who met up in Brockham at 10:30AM for a rural circular run to Betchworth and back, followed by a visit to the Reading Room cafe in Brockham.
We're shown above stopping for a photo shoot with a view of the River Mole and the North Downs. We will be finding other local routes to follow.
Sunday 12th September - Ginevra races in England Masters Representative Team at the Half Marathon at Richmond Runfest
Ginevra Stoneley qualified for the team at the Milton Keynes half marathon in December 2019, where she was the 3rd lady overall in a time of 85:01. The representative race was due to be the Fleet Half Marathon in March 2019. However, that was then cancelled in the week before because of the first COVID lockdown. So 18 months later, the selected athletes finally got their opportunity to race in their England vests on Sunday 12th September.
Ginevra finished 2nd W45 in both the England representative race and the open race, finishing in 87:05 just 19 seconds behind the 1st place W45. 14th woman overall (all age groups). The course was not easy, with about half the race on the Thames Towpath and the last half mile on grass.
Lee Savage also ran in the open race, finishing 21st, setting a new PB of 78:09. That is an achievement on this course.
The results are available here.
Sunday 12th September - Brighton 10K
Two proud owners of Brighton 10K medals - Maggie Swinnerton and Chris Halliday. You can see their results here.
Sunday 12th September - Brighton Marathon
Here are James England and Jack Finn at the Brighton Marathon. Congratulations to James and Jack, and also to Kate Knight who completed her 83rd marathon at this event. You can see the results here.
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