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Club news for everyone


A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December from 7:00PM

Please join us for a social evening at the Prince of Wales pub, Holmesdale Road, Reigate on Thursday 12th December.

An area has been reserved in the lounge area from 7pm and all Seniors and Junior parents are welcome.


Sunday 15th December Volunteers still needed for the Holly Run Marshaling

We need volunteers, particularly for the afternoon. If you can assist on Sunday 15th December, please email 


Reigate Priory AC's Couch to 5K Programme from Saturday 4th January 2020

Do you want to get fitter and healthier, take off weight, run socially with others or feel better in yourself?

Whatever your motivation, we are running a Couch to 5K training programme designed for beginners, to gradually build up running ability so that they can run 5Km without stopping by the end of the 9 week course.

You can see the full details of this course here. Please do share this with others who may be interested.


A date for the diary - Awards Evening Saturday 18th January 2020

Please see the email from Sam & Usha sent to you on 2nd December for details.


Junior news


Sunday 1st December The Border League @ Lightwater Country Park

The Juniors had a successful day at the second Border League match in Lightwater Country Park. There were numerous excellent performances including second places in the U9 Girls and U 9 Boys races for Lisette Matthews and James Beatty and second in the U15 Boys by Oscar Curry. The highlight though was the U11 boys race where Stanley Phillips and Max Orchard were first and second respectively. Rory Beale and Ethan Else completed a strong team performance which saw us placed second team.

The next match in the League is on Sunday 2nd February at Guildford.


Sunday 15th December @ Reigate Priory - The Holly Run

This is our own Holly Run hosted in Priory Park. It would be great to have all the Juniors competing. If not entered through your school you can enter directly here.


Senior news


Valencia Marathon Sunday 1st December

Tom Almond finished in 2:36:10 and Matt Ryde in 2:36:25. The results are also here. Well done to both. The club records now need adjusting!


Jimmy James Handicap Event 3 Thursday 28th November 7:30PM at Denbies

The results from last week's Jimmy James Handicap can be found here. 1st Kate Knight, followed closely by Ralph Tuckwell in 2nd and Jack Finn in 3rd. Well done to all participants.


Tuesday 3rd December 7:00PM Session @ Battlebridge

Warm up and drills:
High knees walking; butt kicks; A & B skips; open/close the gate; sidesteps; squats; lunges; high skips; tuck jumps; arms swings, punches; then high knees running in sets of 30 strides.

Sets of 1k, 600m and 400m.
2 minute static recovery between reps.
45 mins session

Less Intense:
As above, but walk/jog 200m between reps, to allow everyone to re-group


Wednesday 4th December 7:00PM Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre

Easy run into Reigate to do loops around Blackborough Road. Remember your hi-viz clothing and torch.


Thursday 5th December Winter road session in Reigate

Usha will be taking the Session this week. Meet at Bell street at 6.30PM. Please note that these sessions will be 6.30PM every week in future.

Warm up jog to Pilgrims way where it meets Somers Road. The route is here starting up Pilgrims way, RT onto Brokes Rd, RT onto St Albans Road LT onto Somer's Road, LT onto Reigate Hill, LT onto Brokes Road, LT onto St Albans Road and back to the start.

4 laps in total for the main session of 5.8 miles. 3 Laps if you prefer a less intense session. Jog back to Bell Street for a warm down afterwards.

Remember your hi-viz clothing and torch.


Sunday Run on Sunday 8th December

TBC - If a run is going ahead we will communicate the details via the Facebook group. Note that we will be organising Sunday social runs soon.


Events over the Christmas break

Thursday 12th December 7:00PM Club social in the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road.

Sunday 15th December  Our very own Holly Run with races for virtually all! See this and enter or help on the day!

Sunday 22nd December 9:30AM "The Turkey Trot" - groups to run out from The Priory Farm Nursery, Nutfield to end up in the cafe afterwards. More details to follow.

Wednesday 25th December 9:00AM Reigate Priory Parkrun - or other parkruns?

Thursday 26th December 11:00AM Turners Hill Boxing Day Run from St. Leonard's Church- a firm favourite for some of us each year. 4 miles of running or walking. Can be muddy!

Saturday 28th December 9:00AM Parkrun Tourism @ our very own Priory Park. Make sure you wear your vest.

Wednesday 1st January 10:30AM *NOTE THE TIME* Reigate Priory Parkrun - you can chose to do Tilgate too! Is Banstead Woods on?

Saturday 4th January 10:45AM Our Couch to 5K programme starts - see this.

Sunday 5th January 11:30AM The Tadworth 10 - a run that is usually well attended by Reigate Priory AC.


Thursday 5th December Let's Get Quizzical at The Blue Anchor

If you'd like to join the RPAC Quiz Team at Blue Anchor this coming Thursday 5th December 7:30PM for 7:45PM please email


Picture of Jim

Remember that Jim Vince took part in the IAU 100km race in Aqaba, Jordan last week on 23rd November? Here's a picture of Jim looking cool in Jordan with RPAC colours!


Get in touch


If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email us promptly and we can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let us know. 

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