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Recent Volunteers

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

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.


Junior news


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.


Senior news


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...

Short distance

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

Saturday 27th July Reigate Priory AC Park Run Tourism fixture 2 - Mole Valley Park Run @ Denbies. Further details to follow - see this and 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. 

If you wish to get in touch my email address is

Link to Agility Run Challenge

I'm afraid that I had a senior moment and forgot to include the link to this week's challenge. I have added it to the newsletter, but you can also get to it by clicking here. Thanks to...

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...

Support The YMCA Virtual Fun Run

Throughout May you have the chance to take part in the first (and hopefully last) YMCA East Surrey Virtual Fun Run. You can chose to do either a 1 mile or 5 mile run or walk on a course of your choice. Full details of how to enter are shown here. ...

England Athletics Virtual Club Nights

England Athletics Virtual Club Nights EA have advised that they are holding a series of virtual club nights. The first of these is on Tuesday 21st April if you are interested in signing up for their Quiz. What are Virtual Club Nights? Virtual club...

Virtual Competitions

As mentioned on the RPAC group Facebook page it is my intention to launch some virtual competitions in the absence of the real thing. These competitions will be open to both junior and senior members.  From today (29/03/2020) I'd like to invite you...

Covid-19 Update

17th March 2020: England Athletics have this morning issue updated guidance that "all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social...