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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

A team of 11 RPAC athletes ventured into the wilds of Surrey to compete in the final MABAC fixture of the season on Farley Heath on Sunday.
Where's Farley Heath? It's in the middle of nowhere - south of the A25 between Dorking and Guildford somewhere near Albury.
I've lived in this part of Surrey for over 60 years and had never been there before I ran this fixture last year.
It was an earlier than usual start as the race was to be followed by the MABAC AGM so we met in Bell St at 08:15.
A note for the future is that this was a bit too early as we were at Farley Heath by 09:00 for a 10:00 start.
Parking was more difficult than usual because of a. mud and b. forestry work.

The earlier start had obviously thrown one of the MABAC officials as we had no race numbers at the start. The plan was that each runner's club and gender would be recorded at the finish.
Names could be sorted out post event. In the end names were taken at the finish which resulted in a bit of a queue at the finish for some.
The course itself is run over two laps on a mixture of heathland and woodland trails. There are parts which go through a sort of ravine which can only take one person at a time.
Some runners were unlucky enough to encounter groups of ramblers and horse riders at these points. Areas of the course were quite "sticky" with deep mud making trail shoes a necessity.

The finish is tough - perhaps a quarter mile of uphill in deep soft sand..it certainly gets the heart pumping.

First home for RPAC was Ian Stammars closely followed by Frank O'Regan in around about the 31 minute mark; they'd enjoyed a proper tussle on the course with Ian finally overhauling Frank with a few hundred meters to go. 

Next in was Alice Smith who was second lady home. Alice was closely followed by Jim Vince. Paul Chandler, Andrew Patrick, Lisa Payn, Ian Edmonds, Clare Pryor and Sue Carnell completed the RPAC team.

Andrew Bamford completed the one lap course - slowly!(I'm still injured)

Claire Humphrey very nobly volunteered to attend the MABAC AGM on behalf of RPAC. She managed to secure a £400 donation from MABAC for the YMCA Waves initiative - well done Claire!

Membership Renewals 2020/21

If you haven't already paid your membership fees for 2020/21, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you to the over 200 who have already paid, but there's still another 100 who haven't paid or told Nat Wilson that they are resigning.To meet the...

Saturday Morning Social Running Group

What's starting? We are starting a Saturday morning gently paced social running group from Saturday 8th August 10:30AM ideal for those who have taken part in our "Couch to 5K" programme for instance, although all members are welcome. Where will we...

COVID-19 Update: Senior coached training

To all Seniors, We have now reviewed the latest EA advice on training, plus Ellis has spoken to EA direct to clarify the situation. We are permitted to increase the number of athletes training at the same time, as long as we maintain an...

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...