Club news for everyone
England Athletics Club Review by Usha, Ellis and Malcolm
You will have received an email about a survey on Friday 5th July, intended for everyone (members and parents).
Please let us encourage you to read the email and complete both the EA survey and our own additional questions.
Summer Evening 10K Wednesday 3rd July
Congratulations to our Summer 10K organisers and volunteers for making the event such a success - read this.
Really sorry that I couldn't have been there. I'd have been fascinated to see the bamboo cups given out - such a great idea.
Summer BBQ Tuesday 9th July @ Battlebridge Track
Remember that it is our Summer BBQ tomorrow. Food will be ready by 7:00PM for juniors and 8:00PM for seniors.
Please bring your own drinks and money for a small contribution to the cost of the food (£1 for juniors, £2 for seniors).
Really hope you can make it, and friends and family are all welcome.
SAL meeting Saturday 13th July @ Worthing by Jo and Ginevra
You should have received an email on 5th July regarding this event. It is the penultimate SAL event, and it'd be great to see many athletes taking part.
The meeting is open to U17s, U20s and Seniors (Vets included). If you are interested in competing please let us know as soon as possible (by Wednesday 10th July at the latest) and which events you would like to compete in.
The timetable is available here, so please read the email for more information and email if you'd like to compete.
Lily B League @ Guildford Sunday 7th July by Mike Gent
The third Lily B match of the season was held at Guildford yesterday. A good turn out from RPAC Junior girls. with a number of PBs including Shakila Keable in the U13 1500m and Francesca Manrow in the U15 Discus, with a new Club record.
EBL Boys League @ Woodcote School, Coulsdon Sunday 14th July
An email was sent out on Monday 8th July regarding this fixture for boys U11 to U17.
Please read the email and send an email to to confirm attendance providing the required information as per the email.
Volunteers needed for the MABAC Surrey Slog Sunday 21st July @ Holmbury Hill by Andrew Bamford
Volunteers are needed for this challenging half marathon run on trails around Holmbury Hill.
It is a major fundraiser for the league and enables the league fixtures to be staged free of charge. Surplus funds are distributed to local charities. Please support the race if you can. If you can help email
Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 9th July 7:00PM by Ian Martin
The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...
Medium and long distance
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
Jog 200m then:
5 x 400m at 80% top pace with 200m walk recovery
5 x 300m at 90% top pace with 200m walk recovery
5 x 200m at 100% top pace with 200m walk recovery
Jog 200m and then up to 6 sets of:
600m at faster than 5k pace with 100m walk recovery;
500m at faster than 600m pace, with 100m alk recovery;
400m at 80% top pace, with 200m walk recovery.
Warm down: with burgers, hot dogs and plenty of fluid.
Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 10th July 7:00PM
Ian Edmonds will be leading the run from the Sovereign on Wednesday.
Session @ Priory Park Thursday 11th July 6:00PM
Meet at 6:00pm for warmup. 1 short loop. Main session starts at 6:15pm. 2 short loops, 2 long loops, 1 short loop. Gavin Lawrence as coach.
Sunday Social Run from Reigate Hill car park Sunday 14th July 9:00AM (and a coffee and walk from 9:30AM)
You may have noticed on Facebook that there will be a meet-up for a coffee and a walk from Reigate Hill at 9:30AM with Ali Rustige, Meera Siva and Graham Tucker in attendance, with others very welcome to join too.
Ian Edmonds will be running from Reigate Hill car park at 9:00AM on Sunday 14th July for an easy run of 100 minutes with the thought that we can meet up with the walkers at the end of the run.
Possible dates for the diary
You may want to know about these up-and-coming local fixtures - a busy end-of-the-month...
Saturday 20th July The SLH Elmore 7 - see this
Sunday 21st July Elmbridge 10K - *** Surrey Road League event so do this in preference *** see this
Sunday 21st July Caterham Rotary Half Marathon and 10K - see this
Sunday 21st July Surrey Slog @ Holmbury Hill - see this
Thursday 25th July SLH Informal 10K @ Coulsdon Downs and Happy Valley - see this
Get in touch
If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email me promptly and I 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 me know.
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