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Summer Evening 10k by Moray Carey, Acting Race Director

It’s only just over 3 weeks until we host the Summer Evening 10k on Wed 6th July!

Currently we have fewer than 100 entries and we need to dramatically increase this number to make this flagship event financially viable.

Way of helping to achieve this include:

  1. Asking in places where you may have connections or contacts to display the A5 race flyer (available on request from  )
  • sports’ clubs (both athletic and other)
  • fitness groups
  • sports’ shops
  • works and community notice boards

2. Sharing any posts about the race posted on the club’s Facebook page (or creating your own)

Thanks in advance!

Moray 

Wednesday 6th July Volunteers Are Still Needed for Reigate Priory AC's Summer Evening 10K 

Thank you to everyone who has responded so far to the call for volunteers for this year's Summer 10k. Following the email sent at the weekend, we’re almost done with filling the slots but we still need more assistance to be able to host a safe event for all.  

As well as marshals on course, we still need volunteers in all of the following roles:

  • Break-down of the course.
  • Post race sign removal (car required)
  • Drivers to return kit to Battlebridge (car required)

We still need a few people to assist in the set up of the course on 6th July from 2pm (Battlebridge) or 3pm (Priory Park) so if you can assist with either of those, please respond as such via the link below.
 
If you wish to run in the race and be cheered on by your fellow club members, friends and/or family en-route, we ask that you to volunteer in some way before or after the race. Alternatively, you can provide a volunteer (or two!) to assist while you're donning your red vest around the streets of Reigate.
 
 If you are available to help in any capacity please register via this link.  There are a number of roles listed and an area where you can state your preference, should you have one. 
 
Thank you in advance for all your help which makes this event a great success..

Membership Renewal

Membership is now overdue and we still have outstanding renewals.  Please can I ask anyone who has not paid to do so as soon as possible as chasing payment is time consuming.  Please let me know if you longer wish to renew, or tick the box on your Love Admin account.  If you don’t want to renew but would like to stay in touch with news, there is an Associate Membership for £5 which will keep you in the loop of club news, please do let me know if you’d like to switch to an Associate Member so I can amend the payment  
 

 

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

Eva Marsh Selected to Represent Team GB U19 

Many congratulations to Eva Marsh who has been selected to represent Team GB U19 at the International Laser Run competition in Madeira in June, and Team GB U19 at the European Modern Tetrathlon Championships in Krakow,  Poland in July, and then at the World Championships in Italy in September!
 
In an exciting programme of competitions Eva is also selected to represent Team GB U19 at the World Laser Run Championships in Lisbon and the European Laser Run Championships and European Triathle (sub-sport of Mondern Pentathlon consisting of running, swimming and shooting) Championships in Marathon, Greece in October!
 
Phew. Well done Eva, amazing!
 

Surrey Schools Track and Field Championships Saturday 11th June

There were plenty of medals for RPAC Juniors at the Surrey Schools Track and Field Championships in Kingston on Saturday. 
 
Having qualified through the district sports events last month, there were heats and finals to be navigated and hotly contested places at the English Schools T&F Championships in Manchester in July to be fought for.
 
Leading the way on the day were Samuel Stapley and Lilah Unwin who both took Gold in the Intermediate 800m.
 
For Oscar Currey and Ella Scrase there were Silver Medals in the Senior and Intermediate 800m respectively. 
 
Eva Marsh took Bronze in the Senior Girls 1500m Final with a new U20W's Club Record time of 4.58.87.
 
Isla Smith took Bronze in the Senior Girls 200m Final.
 
Roman Thompson-Lamont finished fourth in the Senior Boys 100m Final.
 
Charlotte Pelekani ran a new PB in the Inter-Girls 800m heat but just missed out on a place in the final as did Alessia Turner,  also in the Inter-Girls 800m.
 
For those that finished 1st or 2nd  there is likely to be a place in the Surrey Schools team for the South East of England Inter County Championships next Saturday at Kingston. 
 
Well done to all our athletes who made it to The Schools Finals last Saturday!
 
Here are Oscar in 2nd place, Samuel in 1st place and Lilah in 1st with Ella in 2nd and Isla in 3rd place.
 
  

Ebbisham League from Mike Gent

The second round of the Ebbisham Boys league will take place on Sunday 19 June at the David Weir Centre in Carshalton. There are events for U11 to U15 Boys. If your son would like to compete please let me know together with their choice of events. There is no cost to enter.  Each athlete can do three events plus a relay. First event is at 1:00pm and the event finishes at around 4:00pm.  
 

Dates for the Diary

Ebbisham Boys League

The dates and venues for this year's Ebbisham Boys league are as follows:

Sutton - Sunday 19th June
Coulsdon - Sunday 17th July

This league has events for U11-U15 boys.

Lily B Girls League

The Lily B  is a track and field league for U11 to U17 girls. The remaining fixtures for this season are:

June 25 at Guildford
9 July at Kingston
27 August at Sutton

Surrey Team Quad Kids

This event is for school years 5 and 6. We need a team of 5 girls and 5 boys. The event is on Wednesday 15 June at the Spectrum in Guildford with a 5:30pm start.

 

Senior Section News 

Dorking Tens Sunday 12th June 

 Some 35 RPAC athletes took part in the two Dorking Tens races yesterday and despite some serious issues with timekeeping we produced some great results and took home a clutch of Surrey County Championship medals. You can read more (and see some pics ) here

Sunday 19th June 10:00AM MABAC @ Holmwood Common

This is our chance to regain second place spot in the league, but we can only do this if we get a good turnout.

At Farnham we lost out to Blackwater Valley because they had twice as many runners as we did. We particularly need more of the ladies to run.

As far as I can tell there are no conflicting local races so why not come and turnout for us? 

Meet at Bell St Car Park at 09:00 for lifts and car sharing. Please let me know if you need a lift or are willing to drive others   

Southern Athletics League Sunday 12th June

I know that Match 2 took place yesterday, but I have not seen any results from it as yet. I suspect many people will have participated at Dorking instead

Match 3 will take place on Saturday 16th July at K2 Crawley and Match 4 on Saturday 13th August at Hastings.
  
Please respond to us (the SAL Team Managers, Jo Davey and Ginevra Stoneley) if you would like to compete or if you have any questions 

Informal Handicap Thursday 9th June 

An informal handicap was held in Priory Park last Thursday. Results are shown below

Name

Handicap

Clock Time

Actual Time

Position

Michael Bashford

00:02:45

00:53:25

00:50:40

1

Adrian Grant

00:02:45

00:53:55

00:51:10

2

Hannah Wright

00:17:00

00:57:33

00:40:33

3

Moray Carey

00:08:44

0:57:37

00:48:53

NS

Olivia Halfacre

00:17:00

00:58:25

00:41:25

4

Andrew Reeves

00:29:30

00:58:26

00:28:56

5

Jack Finn

00:17:00

00:58:37

00:41:37

NS

Paddy Patrick

00:20:30

00:59:04

00:38:34

6

Rob Wigley

00:30:20

00:59:12

00:28:52

7

Ian Stammars

00:29:05

00:59:54

00:30:49

8

Kate Pain

00:21:20

00:59:55

00:38:35

9

Mark Glen

00:25:05

00:59:55

00:34:50

9

Jake Boud

00:22:05

01:00:08

00:38:03

11

Andrew Bamford

00:17:00

01:00:28

00:43:28

12

Gail Hill

00:11:35

01:00:58

00:49:23

13

Ralph Tuckwell

00:21:20

01:01:33

00:40:13

14

Jas Dhanda

00:21:20

DNF

 

NS

  

RPAC Newly Weds

Congratulations to Carla and Richard Haines who were finally able to celebrate their wedding on Saturday 11th June after two small Covid wedding celebrations and a postponement.

Kate Chalks Off Marathon 104

Never one to rest on her laurels, Kate Knight completed her 104th Marathon yesterday - the 101Km Race To The King on the South Downs. She reports that it was "Very hilly in places but superb company and welcome home to the finish" . Well done Kate!

Dates for Your Diary

Sunday 12th June - Dorking 10's (10 mile and 10K races) The 10 mile is the RPAC Club Championship 10 mile race, a Grand Prix event, a Surrey Road League and County Championship too. See this.

Sunday 19th June - MABAC @ Holmwood Common

Sunday 26th June Richmond 10K which is a Surrey Road League event as well as a County Championship. See this.

Wednesday 6th July - Reigate Priory AC Summer Evening 10K - see this for more information.

Saturday 16th July - Elmore 7 which is in the RPAC Grand Prix and Surrey Road League. See this.

Sunday 24th July - Surrey Slog Half Marathon This race is an open race organised by MABAC. The profit from this race means that the regular MABAC league fixtures can continue. Please support it if you can. The course is described as "challenging but rewarding, hilly and undulating". More details are at https://running.mabac.org.uk/surrey-slog-half-marathon/ 

We are also looking for volunteers to help marshal this event. Let me know if you are able to help

Thursday 28th July - RunReigate Summer 2022 trail races around Gatton Park 5K or 10K see this.

 

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