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 The Club AGM  Monday 26th April

The AGM will be held via zoom at 19:00 on Monday 26th April. Please add this date to your diaries. More details are on the Noticeboard and you should have received an email about this yesterday.

We still have no candidates for the post of Club Chair which will become vacant at the AGM. There is an updated description of the Chair role here.  

We will also be awarding senior trophies to the 2020 Club Champions after the AGM concludes.  

 Couch to 5K

Following the great success of the Couch to 5k programme held in 2019 we are planning to run a new programme this year starting on Saturday 8th May. This will be led by Paul Walters. Full details are on the noticeboard. Please share it with anyone who you think might be interested. 

 

Summary Minutes

The summary minutes from the committee meeting held on 10th March are here 

  

Race Director Needed for the Priory Relays 

We are in need of a Race Director for the Priory Relays which will be held towards the end of the year (normally November). We have people with recent experience of this role who will be able to help "show you the ropes" and good documentation of the event. If you are interested in taking on this role please email .

  

Junior Section News 

 

Reminder of Junior Sessions Etiquette

Please can we remind athletes and parents that all sessions operate within the framework and roadmap provided by England Athletics which can be viewed here:

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-2021/

This means:

  • All of our sessions are COVID secure and athletes must ensure appropriate social distancing at all times
  • Group sizes are limited to 12 athletes per coach per session. Please do not turn up to train without your attendance being formally agreed with the coach.

 

Dates for Your Diary 

Surrey Quadkids team event on Wednesday 23 June 5:30 at Guildford for school years 5 and 6.  

The athletics leagues are looking to hold events over the summer and the following dates have been confirmed so far:

YDL Lower age group 5th June, 17th July and 4th  September

YDL Upper age group 30th May, 27th June, 25th  July and 5th September 

Lily B  26th June, 7th August and 28th  August

 

Senior Section News 

 Dorney Lake Double

Well done to Steve Cheesman and Rob Wigley who both clocked up PBs in the Half Marathon and 10k races at Dorney Lake yesterday.

Steve finished the Half Marathon in 01:24:46 and Rob finished the 10k in 00:37:35. Very well done to both of you!

 

RPAC in the Mirror 

Some of our recent race results appeared in last week's Surrey Mirror thanks to Nat's sterling work. Please let us know if we have missed any of your recent results. 

SLH are hosting a track day on Saturday 1st May

For those who might be interested, SLH are hosting a track race day on 1st May. You can see full details here. Note - online entry only, max 2 events only, senior athletes to attend alone. No entries on the day.

Fancy running for The Eikon Charity?

The Eikon Charity are a Surrey based charity that supports children and young people to overcome difficulties, become resilient and develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities.
They have told us that they have charity places available in the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon (26th September 2021), the Virgin Money London Marathon and the Virtual London Marathon (both 3rd October 2021). 

Details of how to apply for these places are available on their website.  

 

...And Finally

Kate Knight will have to wait a little longer for her 70th Marathon finish as despite running considerably further than planned due to an issue with the signs, she was ruled out of time at the Hurtwood 50k on Saturday.  That's really tough luck Kate!

Jack Finn set a new half marathon PB as part of his training for the Brighton Marathon (1:54:15) - well done Jack keep on running! 

 

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