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Reigate Priory AC Club News 9th December 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 9th December 2019

This week's newsletter contents

 

 

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.

 

Holly Run Volunteers - urgent plea

A big Thank You to everyone who has volunteered so far.

However, we urgently require more volunteers for both morning and afternoon shifts.

Can you please email  as soon as possible with your availability if you can help us.

An email will be sent out later in the week to give you details of what you are doing and at what time you need to report for briefing.

 

Home made cakes needed for the Holly Run this Sunday please

Sarah Walters is organising the refreshments at the Holly Run. It would be great if you could bake a cake for the event.

If you can, then please let Sarah know by emailing , and either deliver it to 71 Chart Lane, Reigate on Saturday or bring it along to the event on Sunday.

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 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

 New Club Record for Ladies Half Marathon 

Ginevra Stoneley set a new club record at the Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon finishing in 1:25:01. The full story is here.

 

 Club Competitions 2020

Please see the email or the article here about the Club Competitions that are taking place in 2020. Please note the the first race in the Club Championships is the Wokingham Half Marathon on 23rd February. You will need to enter quickly if you plan to run. The first event in the Grand Prix is the MABAC fixture in Windsor Great Park on 12th January.

If you have any questions please let me know 

 

Tuesday 10th December 7:00PM Session @ Battlebridge

Pyramid:

4,5,6,7,6,5,4 minutes with recoveries of 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 1.5 and 1.25 mins.

Fast for last minute of each rep

Less Intense:

400m, 600m, 800m, 1000m, 800m, 600m, 400m

200m walk/jog recovery

 

Wednesday 11th December 7:00PM Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre

Easy run to Reigate. Loops of Pilgrims Way Hills. Easy return to the Sovereign. Remember your hi-viz clothing and torch. 

 

News from the field

On Saturday 7th December Jim Vince completed 42 mile "Run to the Castle" from Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) to Harlech Castle along the Welsh Coastal Path. I hope you wore your club vest before it got dark Jim!

  

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.

Sunday 12th January 10:00 MABAC Windsor Great Park - the first MABAC fixture and the first Grand Prix event of 2020. Unusually for a MABAC race this is approximately 8 miles long and is mostly on tarmac.

  

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor Thursday 5th December by Paul Walters

The RPAC team turned out again to win the quiz at The Blue Anchor. This week Paul took the prize money of £25 to add to his collection for Médecins Sans Frontières

We will have a break from quizzing, so see you at the club social in the Prince of Wales on Thursday.

 

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. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 2nd December 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 2nd December 2019

This week's newsletter contents

 

 

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.

Session:
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. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 25th November 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 25th November 2019

Club news for everyone

 This weeks's highlights

  • Surrey call up for 5 RPAC youngsters
  • Jimmy James Handicap
  • Senior Club Championships and Grand Prix
  • Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade
  • Jim's Jaunt in Jordan

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November 

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun took place on Saturday 23rd November. 

Despite the soggy conditions there was a good turn out with some excellent results. Missing from the photo above is Peter Luxton. 

Just a reminder that these events are open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The next event will be much closer to home - Reigate Priory Parkrun on 28th December. 

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

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.

 

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 you 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.

 

Nominations for the Ted Baker Award

Nominations are invited for the Ted Baker Award. Please see the link for details.

 

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

Please see the email from Sam & Usha sent to you on 11th November for details.

 

Junior news

Surrey Call Up For 5 RPAC Youngsters

Five RPAC juniors have been selected to run for Surrey at the annual South of England Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships in Oxford on 7th December.

Congratulations to Lucy Broderick (U17), Lucy Dénecé (U15), Shakila Keable (U13) and Samuel Stapley and Sam Rolaston (U13'S).

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December is the next round of the Border League at LightwaterCountry Park in Woking. First race at 11:00.

Sunday 15th December 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 via the Club’s website under RPAC Races.

 

Senior news 

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

This Thursday sees the third event in the Jimmy James Handicap and the last one this side of the New Year. There's everything to play for after two events. We've had a great turnout for the previous events, let's keep this going.

If you plan to run please let us know. This is especially important if you haven't run in a Jimmy James event before as we need to work out a handicap for you. Please contact   

The start is prompt at 19:30 so please make sure that you are there in good time.

Don't forget that you will not be allowed to run if you don't have hi-viz and a torch.

Full details and details of the post race meal have been sent out via a separate email.

 

 Club Championships & Grand Prix 2020

Thank you to everyone who provided input into the discussions about the Club Championships and Grand Prix. We have agreed a set of events for each competition (subject to the resolution of a couple of potential calendar clashes). Full details will be sent out separately. A point to note is that the Club Championship Half Marathon race will be the Wokingham Half Marathon on 23rd February. As this event sells out quickly you will need to enter soon if you want to take part. We may look to lay on a minibus if there is sufficient interest.

 

News from the Field

Jim Vince took part in the IAU  100km race in Aqaba, Jordan on 23rd November. Despite 25 degree heat and a strong headwind on the uphill sections Jim completed the event in 11 hours 9 minutes and 16 seconds. According to Jim that's the equivalent of 20 back to back 33:30 Parkruns. Awesome result Jim!

Closer to home Kate Knight completed her first sub 3 hour half marathon in 7 years, finishing the Silverstone Half Marathon on 24th November in 2:55:43. Well done Kate! Kate also advises that she will be doing her 400th Parkrun at Banstead Woods on 25th January. She'd love to see as many RPAC runners there as possible to help her celebrate. There will be refreshments at The Mint in Banstead afterwards. 

 

 Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 26th November 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows... 

400m relay in teams of 4 of similar ability. Usual rules of lead first 200m, follow second 200m. 45 minute session.

Less intense 10 x 400m reps, 200m walk/jog recovery

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 27th November 7:00PM

No session this week, because of Jimmy James on Thursday 28th

 

No Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 28th November

There will be no Winter road session this week because of the Jimmy James Handicap

 

Sunday Run on Sunday 1st December

TBC - If a run is going ahead we will communicate the details via the Facebook group

 

Dates for the diary

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road

Sunday 15th December Holly Run

 

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. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 18th November 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 18th November 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November *THIS WEEKEND*

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun. We currently have 4 seats still available.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

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 you 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 - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

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.

 

Nominations for the Ted Baker Award

Nominations are invited for the Ted Baker Award. Please see the link for details.

 

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

Please see the email from Sam & Usha sent to you on 11th November PM for details.

 

Junior news

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December is the next round of the Border League at LightwaterCountry Park in Woking. First race at 11:00.

Sunday 15th December 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 via the Club’s website under RPAC Races.

 

Senior news 

 

Windsor & Eton Autumn Half Marathon Sunday 17th November

Huge congratulations to Graham Bull who finished this event with a PB of 1:24:01. Wow!

 

MABAC Fixture Farley Heath Sunday 17th November

Well done to all of the 11 RPAC participants at this event. You can see a full report here.

 

Brighton 10K Sunday 17th November

This race has been a firm favourite for Reigate Priory AC over the years, and was our club championship numerous times. Flat and fast.

There were some remarkable results from the men's section at the event this year, as you can see here.

 

Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 19th November 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Warm Up

Drills and exercises

Then:

4 reps of 10 mins with 2.5 mins recovery between reps.
1st and 4th rep: Fast for 1 minute at 4 mins and 9 mins
2nd and 3rd reps: Fast for 1 minute at 3,6 and 9 mins.

Less intense option:

6 x 1000m reps, last 200m higher pace.
200m walk/jog recovery


Warm down

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 20th November 7:00PM

The session will be an 8Km easy run.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 21st November 6:00PM

Meet by Majestic Wine in Bell Street.

This week we will be trying a new hill circuit. It is quite dark so please bring head torches.

We start on Blackborough Road and head up Crakell Road on the first loop we will be turning left onto Blanford Road, the second carry on to Chart Lane and turn left along Waterlow Road, third loop goes all the way up to High Trees Road.

Every loop will come back down Ringley Park Avenue and back to the start.


Once Back to the start the whole set is repeated, so short, middle, long, short, middle, long.

For an easier version go short loop, middle, long, middle, short.

 

No organised Sunday Run on Sunday 24th November

I suggest that you meet at Priory Park Café on Sunday at 9AM for a run towards Brockham.

 

Quiz night @ The Blue Anchor Thursday 21st November by Paul Walters

There were only three of us at the quiz night last week mainly due to lack of organisation on my part - Stewart McIntyre, Mike Pocock and myself, but somehow we still managed to come 2nd with 104 points, only one point behind the winning team! Lots of "if only" thoughts came to mind!

Q: Why was Paralympic athlete James Brown in the news in the last four weeks?

A: He'd glued himself to a plane as an Extinction Rebellion protest.

If you knew that, we need you. I wrote that he'd won Bake-Off!

If you'd like to be part of the "RPAC" team for the next quiz night at the Blue Anchor in West Street, Reigate for this Thursday 21st November please let me know by emailing me on 

It's £2 per person to enter the quiz, and you need to arrive by at least 7:45PM for an 8:00PM start (I'll probably arrive at about 7:25PM).

 

Jimmy James Handicap @ Dorking 7:15PM Thursday 28th November

Make sure this is in your diaries for next week. More details to follow soon.

 

Dates for the diary

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road

 

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. 

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Surrey League XC Wimbledon & Mitcham Commons 9 Nov 2019

Surrey League XC Wimbledon & Mitcham Commons 9 Nov 2019

The Junior Boys and Girls Cross Country teams were both in action on Saturday in the second of this season's Surrey XC League matches.  Running later in the afternoon at Wimbledon Common, the boys had to contend with heavy rain and a challenging course. Undaunted,  the U13 boys team put in a superb effort to finish in 3rd place in a match contested by 15 clubs. An improvement from 4th place in match one. Samuel Stapley was our first runner home finishing in 7th place.

In the U17 and U15 races we had incomplete teams but Noah Young,  Oscar Curry and Joe Walker all performed well. 

The girls match took place earlier on Mitcham Common. Like the boys, the U13 girls team improved their team finish from match one to take 4th place (having finished 5th in the race held at Reigate). This in a race with 12 clubs taking part. Shakila Keable was our first girl in with a fine 5th place.

In the U15 girls race a strong run by Lucy Dénecé saw her home in 7th place.  An incomplete team in the U15 's, but there were good performances too by Imogen Gregory and Isla Smith.

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SCHOOLS DISTRICT XC (GIRLS) AT RAAS

Running earlier in the week for their schools in the Girls District XC there were a host of great performances by RPAC juniors. Lucy Broderick won the Senior race. Shakila Keable won the Y8 race with Lilah Unwin 3rd. Pollyanne Stott was 3rd in the Y7 race and there were 4th place finishes for Eva Marsh in the Y10/11 race and Genevieve Alcock in the Y9 race. Ella Scrase and Sophia Bryant were top 10 finishers in the Y8 race. Hopefully,  all the above will have qualified for the Surrey Schools XC Championships in January. 

The boys districts are to come.

 

Reigate Priory AC Club News 11th November 2019

Reigate Priory AC Club News 11th November 2019

Club news for everyone

 

Parkrun Tourism to Hove Promenade with Minibus Travel Saturday 23rd November

The 5th fixture in our Parkrun Tourism spot - Hove Promenade Parkrun.

This event is open to all senior members, parents, accompanied juniors, and even family members and friends of our club. We have always had a great turn-out and a lovely time at these events through 2019. The cost of the minibus is subsidised by Reigate Priory AC - free to members and will cost £5 each for non-members.

The schedule is as follows...

  • 7:25AM park at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance).
  • 7:30AM depart in the minibus for Hove Promenade.
  • 8:30AM be warming up on Hove Promenade.
  • 9:00AM Parkrun starts.
  • 10:00AM Breakfast in Marrocco's café - see the menu here.
  • 11:45AM back in Reigate.

If you'd like to take part, please can you please email with your menu choices.

We'll pay the café individually, and non-members can pay me for the minibus travel in cash on the day.

 

A date for the diary - Xmas club social on Thursday 12th December

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.

Nominations for the Ted Baker Award

 Nominations are invited for the Ted Baker Award. Please see the link for details.

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

Please see the email from Sam & Usha for details.

 

 

Junior news

  

Surrey XC League Matches Saturday 9th November 

The second Surrey XC League matches took place last Saturday with the boys races on Wimbledon Common and the girls' races on Mitcham Common. A full report is not available at the time of writing. The U13 boys finished in 3rd place, the U13 girls A & B teams finished in 4th and 11th places respectively, the U15 girls finished in 9th place and the U15/U17 boys finished in 11th place. 

 

Dates for Juniors' diaries before Christmas

This is not the exhaustive list - see the calendar too.

Sunday 17th November Camberley Open Cross Country.

Tuesday 26th November 7PM monthly Tuesday session for Juniors at K2, Crawley.

Sunday 1st December Border League at Lightwater Country Park hosted by Bracknell AC.

 

Senior news 

 

Cross Country League Fixtures 9th November

The Ladies teams were in action on Mitcham Common. A full report can be found here.

The Men's teams competed on Wimbledon Common. The Men's A team finished in 5th place and the B team finished in 9th place.

MABAC Fixture Farley Heath Sunday 17th November 10:00AM

This Sunday sees the final MABAC fixture of 2019. Meet in Bell St Car Park for a 08:15 departure. If you plan to run, need a lift, or can help with transport please contact us to let us know .  Strong turnouts in recent fixtures have seen us working our way up the league; we are within striking distance of Runnymede Runners who are immediately above us. It would be great to overhaul them and finish in 6th place. 

 

Session @ Battlebridge Tuesday 12th November 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Warm Up

Drills and exercises

Then:

Reverse pyramid:

7,6,5,4,5,6,7 minutes with recoveries of 1.75, 1.5, 1.25., 1, 1.25 and 1.5 mins.

Fast for last minute of each rep.

Less intense option:

1200m, 1000m, 800m, 600m, 800m, 1000m, 1200m

200m walk/jog recovery to re-group


Warm down

 

Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 13th November 7:00PM

A WhatsApp group has been set up to aid communications. The link will be sent out in the email version of this newsletter. 

This week's session will be an easy run into Reigate, followed by faster loops of Homebase and Station car parks.

 

Winter road session in Reigate on Thursday 14th November 6:30PM

Note the later start time. Meet at Majestic in Bell Street for 6:30PM and jog to the Parish School. Loops round Blackborough Road and Reigate Road. Led by Usha and Moray this week.

 

No Sunday Run on Sunday 17th November

There is no Sunday Run this weekend because of the MABAC fixture.

   

Dates for the diary

Sunday 17th November MABAC League at Farley Heath

Saturday 23rd November Parkrun Tourism Hove Promenade with *minibus travel*

Thursday 28th November Jimmy James Handicap race 3

Tuesday 3rd December session at K2

Thursday 12th December from 7PM - club social at the Prince of Wales, Holmesdale Road

 

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Welcome to the Junior section

This site aims to inform youngsters and their parents or guardians about the junior side of the club and will include what’s on, results, photographs, coaching days, who are the coaches and much more.

Reigate Priory Athletic Club Junior Section provides training, coaching and competition in all forms of athletics (track & field, cross-country and road running) for anyone aged between 8 and 17, at all levels from beginner to national standard, within a supportive and friendly environment. We welcome people of all abilities, whether you just fancy ‘having a go’, want to compete at local level or have aspirations to compete in major national championships. We have a full programme of training throughout the year to suit all abilities. We do though ask that members are committed to representing the Club. We are a local athletics club not an after school club. The Coaches are club members who want to see the Club put out large and strong teams in all the Junior competitions and leagues we participate in.

We have a large and very successful junior section that is growing year on year. There are approximately 150 junior members, encompassing a wide range of ability, experience and level of ambition. We consistently have Athletes representing Surrey at both cross country and track and field events at various age groups.

All members receive structured coaching in a number of different training groups. The sessions are led by UK Athletics qualified coaches who have been on child protection courses and have been DBS checked. The club has also achieved full 'Club Mark' status.

The Club is very popular and is currently oversubscribed and having to operate a waiting list.

Training

Junior training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning. See the Coaching and Training page for more details.

What we expect of juniors

All we ask is that the juniors enjoy themselves, keep smiling, listen to the coaches and stick to our Junior Code of Conduct.

The coaches

The coaches ensure that the training suits the runner’s ability and they will help you improve and achieve you goals.

The juniors are well looked after by our coaches who adhere to our club’s Code of Conduct for Coaches. UK Athletics also produce a Junior Sport Fact sheet for coaches and a Checklist for coaches that show how a training session should be run. 

As well as coaching juniors on a Tuesday evening and Saturday mornings, some of the coaches have also worked in local schools and have successfully coached the Reigate & Banstead District Athletics Team at the Surrey Youth Games.