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Reigate Priory AC News 3rd August 2020

Reigate Priory AC News 3rd August 2020

Message from the Editorial

Can I please extend a huge thank you to Andrew Bamford for continuing single handed in the creation and publication of this newsletter for the last four months? We now intend to return to alternating the publication again week-on-week.

 

Club News for Everyone

Membership Renewals Reminder \*o*o*/ RED HOT \*o*o*/

A really big "THANK YOU" to everyone who has already renewed.

You should have received an email requesting you to renew your club membership. If you have not received this email, please contact Nat Wilson at 

If you do not pay your subs by direct debit please be aware that you need to pay by the 15th August in order to to meet the deadline for EA registration. 

 

New Saturday Social Group 10:30AM from Priory Park

We are starting a Saturday morning social running group. Anyone is welcome to attend, but the emphasis is on a social and gentle run and occasional walk (as necessary) with an optional coffee to finish.

You can read about the new group on the RPAC Noticeboard here, and you need to email Paul Walters by emailing for inclusion in the list of Saturday attendees.

I've included this item in the "for everyone" bit just in case there might be any junior's parents who might be interested.

 

Club Kit

We have a number of items of club kit listed on the club kit page. These include T-Shirts immediately available from Nat (seniors) or Mike (juniors). 

There is also a range of RPAC branded kit available to purchase from the iProSports RPAC club zone. This range is currently under review so if there's anything specific that you'd look to buy which is not currently available, please let us know  .  Current thoughts on additions to the list of kit already available include RPAC branded face masks and beanies. Let us know what you think.

 

If you are aged between 18 and 35 please fill in Synne Frydenlund's questionnaire

My name is Synne Frydenlund and I am a MSc psychological science (conversion) student at Brunel University London. I am a Norwegian athlete with Brunel University as training base, and I am competing for Harrow.

If you are between the age of 18 to 35 I would appreciate if you could answer a questionnaire concerning your experience with food and eating habits for my MSc dissertation in Psychological Sciences. The study explores the differences and similarities between athletes and non-athletes in regards to their diet.

The questionnaire will take 15 to 20 minutes of your time to complete, and you access it through this link.

The study has been approved by the College of Health and Life Science Research Ethics Committee.

My email address is in the first paragraph of the questionnaire so if you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask.

Thank you in advance, Synne Frydenlund.

 

Junior News

Junior Training Sessions

Training for the U11s has resumed on Saturday mornings. We are constrained by EA guidelines as to the permissible number of athletes per coach and so will each week be asking who wishes to attend so that we can manage the numbers.  

 

Senior News

Senior Training Sessions

You can see the participants of the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday coached sessions here. There are now more than 12 participants on each list, and going forward the numbers for each group will rely on participants occasional reasons for being an absentee from the group (such as holiday or injury) to limit the groups to 12 people per session.

 

 

Vanguard Way Marathon 3rd August 2020

Kate Knight and Jim Vince ran the Vanguard Way Marathon on Sunday 2nd August from South Croydon to Oxted-ish & back. Taryn popped out to cheer them along!
 
 
Jim reports that it was hot and hilly with 3000ft of climb, but a lovely route on a gorgeous day.
 
 

EarthRuns, by Moray Carey

Participation in selected "virtual" races has enabled charities to recoup a proportion of their expected income. Which virtual races to enter are a matter of personal choice since there are so many organisations worthy of support .One such organisation, in my opinion, is EarthRuns.
 
Their website declares: "Our climate is in crisis, planting more trees and fighting deforestation is one part of the solution. Running a virtual race to create an actual solution. You run the miles and we partner with organisations worldwide to plant the trees. It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s fun."
 
Please read Moray's full article by clicking here, and further information may be found on their website https://www.earthruns.com/
 

England Athletics Virtual 30

If you haven't done so already why not sign up for the EA Virtual 30? The challenge is to run as far as you can in 30 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday. You "compete" against other teams and collect points for RPAC. You have to sign up individually via Open Track. Details of how to sign up to the competition are here.  A number of us have managed to navigate the somewhat challenging website and record our distances.

 

London Marathon 2020

This may be off your radar, but if you're interested the final decision over the running of the London Marathon 2020 will be made this Thursday 7th August. See this.

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC News 27th July 2020

Reigate Priory AC News 27th July 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.   

Membership Renewals

You should have received an email requesting you to renew your club membership. If you have not received this email, please contact Nat Wilson at 

If you do not pay your subs by direct debit please be aware that you need to pay by the 15th August in order to to meet the deadline for EA registration. 

 

Senior Training Sessions

England Athletics have revised their advice and we are now allowed to hold training sessions involving up to 12 athletes provided that we meet EA guidelines. Please see the noticeboard for details of who is scheduled to attend the senior sessions this week and for the prerequisite checklist. Thank you to Malcolm for updating the lists.  

Junior Training Sessions

Training for the U11s has resumed on Saturday mornings. We are constrained by EA guidelines as to the permissable number of  athletes per coach and so will each week be asking who wishes to attend so that we can manage the numbers. 

Javelin & Hurdles Taster Sessions

These have now finished but Ellis is planning to arrange some further sessions in the near future. 

Club Kit

As we had no response to last week's message about potential additions to the range of branded club kit I am trying again... 

We have a number of items of club kit listed on the club kit page. These include T-Shirts immediately available from Nat (seniors) or Mike (juniors). 

There is also a range of RPAC branded kit available to purchase from the iProSports RPAC club zone. This range is currently under review so if there's anything specific that you'd look to buy which is not currently available, please let us know  .  Current thoughts on additions to the list of kit already available include RPAC branded face masks and beanies. Let us know what you think.

England Athletics Virtual 30

If you haven't done so already why not sign up for the EA Virtual 30? The challenge is to run as far as you can in 30 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday. You "compete" against other teams and collect points for RPAC. You have to sign up individually via Open Track. Details of how to sign up to the competition are here.  A number of us have managed to navigate the somewhat challenging website and record our distances. 

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC News 20th July 2020

Reigate Priory AC News 20th July 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.   

Membership Renewals

You should have received an email requesting you to renew your club membership. If you have not received this email, please contact Nat Wilson at 

 

Training Sessions

Please see the noticeboard for details of who is scheduled to attend which sessions this week. Thank you to Malcolm for updating the lists. Please note the request to give 24 hours' notice if you know that you can't make it. Please also make sure that you follow the signs to avoid breaching the social distancing guidelines. 

We are reviewing the latest advice from EA, in particular the potential increase of training group size to 12 in a Covid-secure environment. There will however be no change to the planned training this week. 

We are also reviewing how we may be able to get the younger junior members and junior academy members back into training and further details will be sent out via email.

Javelin & Hurdles Taster Sessions

A reminder that Ellis is running some taster sessions for you to try javelin and/or hurdles. Please see the notice board article for more details on how to join in. 

Club Kit

As mentioned in last weeks newsletter, we have a number of items of club kit listed on the club kit page. This includes T-Shirts immediately available from Nat (seniors) or Mike (juniors). 

There is also a range of RPAC branded kit available to purchase from the iProSports RPAC club zone. This range is currently under review so if there's anything specific that you'd look to buy which is not currently available, please let us know.  Current thoughts on additions to the list of kit already available include RPAC branded face masks and beanies.

England Athletics Virtual 30

If you haven't done so already why not sign up for the EA Virtual 30? The challenge is to run as far as you can in 30 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday. You "compete" against other teams and collect points for RPAC. You have to sign up individually via Open Track. Details of how to sign up to the competition are here. After a false start (the tech isn't the easiest to navigate!) I have managed to log an entry for last week. Well done to Ian Stammars and James England who have also managed to log entries - apologies if I have missed anyone, as I said it isn't the most intuitive website I've ever used.


Virtual Competitions 

Several of you seem to have missed the notice in last week's newsletter that we have paused the virtual competitions for the time being. Whilst I am very happy for you to continue to send me your mile times I won't be doing anything with them for the moment. 

Can You Help?

We are looking for an expert in Joomla to help with the club website. If you are a Joomla expert, or you know someone who is who you think could be tempted to help, please get in touch 

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC New 13th July 2020

Reigate Priory AC New 13th July 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  As restrictions are gradually being lifted we are keeping a watchful eye on the England Athletics website for updated guidance on what we can and cannot do.

Minutes From The June Committee Meeting

Summary minutes from the committee meeting held on 10th June are here.

Membership Renewals

Emails about the renewal of club membership and payment of subs will be sent out soon. 

Can You Help?

We are looking for an expert in Joomla to help with the club website. If you are a Joomla expert, or you know someone who is who you think could be tempted to help, please get in touch 

Training Sessions

Please see the noticeboard for details of who is scheduled to attend which sessions this week. Thank you to Malcolm for updating the lists. Please note the request to give 24 hours' notice if you know that you can't make it. Please also make sure that you follow the signs to avoid breaching the social distancing guidelines.

We are reviewing how we may be able to get the younger junior members and junior academy members back into training. Further details will be sent out in due course.

Javelin & Hurdles Taster Sessions

A reminder that Ellis is running some taster sessions for you to try javelin and/or hurdles. Please see the notice board article for more details on how to join in. 

Club Kit

As we have had a few new members join us recently I wanted to highlight that details of all of our club kit are shown on the club kit page. In addition to the training shirts and vests that we have in stock we also do a order for club hoodies a couple of times a year and there is also a range of RPAC branded kit available to buy from iProSports RPAC club zone. 

England Athletics Virtual 30

Why not sign up for the EA Virtual 30? The challenge is to run as far as you can in 30 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday. You "compete" against other teams and collect points for RPAC. You have to sign up individually via Open Track. Details of how to sign up to the competition are here.  There was an issue with duplicate entries for RPAC, but I think I have sorted this out now..please let me know if this isn't the case.


Virtual Competitions 

At the committee meeting held last week it was decided to call time on the virtual competitions - at least for the time being. Thank you to everyone who has taken part; hopefully the competitions were enjoyable and provided something to keep up us going over the past few months. 

5x1 mile handicap relay - this was Week 4 of 4

These are the teams

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Team 7 Team 8
Adrian Grant Tom Almond Jake Boud Christian Froggatt Malcolm Woodman Adam Parkin Steve Cheesman Ian Stammars
Jas Dhanda Andrew Bamford  Claire Humphrey Gillian O'Regan George Roux Ginevra Stoneley Freddie Roux Ian Martin
Euan Willis Max Orchard Robert Duncton Will John-Cox George Duncton Ian Edmonds Jack Finn Linda Rodriguez
Jamilla Ncayiyana Usha Stevens Nat Wilson Adriana Collins Frank O'Regan Julian Rowlands Kate Knight ?
Duncan Mallison Jim Vince Ruth Willis Adrian Bowden Stephen Smith Antony Collins Rob Wigley ?

 

Handicaps for the teams were adjusted based on the previous weeks results as follows

Team 1 04:48, Team 2 04:17, Team 3 05:31, Team 4 02:35, Team 5 06:09, Team 6 03:34, Team 7 03:34, Team 8 00:12. 

We have a lot of people with injuries (including Adrian Bowden with a fractured ankle) and a few people with amnesia so once again I have had to be a little creative with the results laughing

Team 8 39:26, Team 6 39:27, Team 4 39:29, Team 3 40:06, Team 2 40:33, Team 5 40:39, Team 1 41:47, Team 7 42:09

The fastest overall mile time this week was recorded by Max Orchard (5:52) - well done Max!

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Reigate Priory AC News 6th July 2020

Reigate Priory AC News 6th July 2020

 

Club News For Everyone

 I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.  

 

Return To Coached Training

In order to avoid confusion over who is scheduled to attend which sessions Malcolm has added the lists to the noticeboard. Please note the request to give 24 hours' notice if you know that you can't make it. Please also make sure that you follow the signs to avoid breaching the social distancing guidelines.

Javelin & Hurdles Taster Sessions

Just a reminder that Ellis is running some taster sessions for you to try javelin and/or hurdles. Please see the notice board article for more details on how to join in. 

Branded Club Kit

As you may or may not know we have a range of RPAC branded kit available to buy from iProSports. Is anyone willing to take on the job of reviewing the kit available on the RPAC club zone, to identify any changes or additions needed? Please let us know by emailing 

England Athletics Virtual 30

Bored with my virtual competitions? Why not sign up for the EA Virtual 30 instead? The challenge is to run as far as you can in 30 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday. You "compete" against other teams and collect points for RPAC. You have to sign up individually via Open Track. Details of how to sign up the competition are here.   


Virtual Competitions 

This week's event was a 3000 Metre Time Trial 

Officially recorded at the track...

Name  Time
Shane Dowell 10:45.8
Gavin Lawrence 10:48.1
Niall MacGregor 10:59.3
Jo Davey 11:01.3
Stephen Cheesman 11:12.7
Ginevra Stoneley 11:28.6
Jamilla Ncayiyana 11:51.3
Colin Kloes 12:25.3
Juilan Rowlands 12:36.0
Mike Pocock 12:41.8
Christian Froggatt 12:47.6
Gillian Powell 12:55.9
Jack Finn 13:08.1
Bethany Higgins 13:13.9
Doug Kington 13:14.0
Linda Rodriguez 13:18.9
Nic Froggatt 14:41.1
Sharon Miller 16:23.0
Jenny Carus 17:45.7
Malcolm Woodman 18:20.0

 Self-recorded 3000m 

Name Time
Frank O' Regan 11:23
Ian Stammars 12:12
Stephen Smith  13:04
Anthony Collins 16:00
Usha Stevens 16:07
Adrian Grant 18:59

 

5x1 mile handicap relay - this was Week 3 of 4

These are the teams

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Team 7 Team 8
Adrian Grant Tom Almond Jake Boud Christian Froggatt Malcolm Woodman Adam Parkin Steve Cheesman Ian Stammars
Jas Dhanda Andrew Bamford  Claire Humphrey Gillian O'Regan George Roux Ginevra Stoneley Freddie Roux Ian Martin
Euan Willis Max Orchard Robert Duncton Will John-Cox George Duncton Ian Edmonds Jack Finn Linda Rodriguez
Jamilla Ncayiyana Usha Stevens Nat Wilson Adriana Collins Frank O'Regan Julian Rowlands Kate Knight ?
Duncan Mallison Jim Vince Ruth Willis Adrian Bowden Stephen Smith Antony Collins Rob Wigley ?

 

Handicaps for the teams were adjusted based on the previous weeks results as follows

Team 1 07:11, Team 2 04:56, Team 3 06:06, Team 4 01:49, Team 5 04:22, Team 6 00:45, Team 7 02:43, Team 8 01:42. T

Again I have had to be a little creative with the results as we have a number of people who are injured or who couldn't run for a variety of reasons but the results were 

Team 6 37:11, Team 5 38:13, Team 7 39:09, Team 4 39:14, Team 3 40:35, Team 2 40:39, Team 8 41:30, Team 1 42:23

Handicaps will be adjusted accordingly for next week.

The fastest overall mile was recorded by Tom Almond (5:12) with Jamilla Ncayiyana recording fastest time for the ladies (6:04) and Max Orchard the fastest time for the juniors (5:55). Well done all of you.

Well done to everyone - one more week to go. If you are not competing and would like to, please let me know  

 

Update On Kate's Challenge

 Kate Knight completed her epic virtual Land's End to John O' Groats 1083 mile run last Tuesday. See the news article for full details.  

Can Anyone Help Michael?

Michael Bashford is trying to track down some information about his late father's running career. Does anyone have any ideas how he could find out any further information? 

He writes :

"This is a photograph of my father after he had just won a 7 mile road race, I don’t know where or when it was but sometime in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.

My father was born in 1926 so would have been in his early 20’s and was a member of Oxted, Limpsfield and Tandridge AC/Harriers. I’m not sure of the club's exact name.

He also competed in races with the likes of Christopher Chataway, Chris Brasher and Dr Roger Bannister.

I still have the cup shown in the picture on the right.

I was born and grew up in Westerham and for 6 years lived a couple of doors away from the chap on the left in this picture, the one with the W on his vest.
His name was Arthur Galloway and in 1948 carried the Olympic torch on the last leg of its journey through Kent, from Sundridge through Westerham to the Kent Surrey border at Moorhouse.
As a torch bearer Arthur got to keep the torch which I have had the privilege of seeing and holding. 

I have tried to find out more about the club my father ran for but as yet have been unable to find anything, there doesn’t seem to be anything online.

It would be nice to put a date and name/place and possibly a line up for this race, but I’m not sure where to start looking.

 More pics of the 1948 Olympic torch’s journey through Surrey can be found here. "

If you can help Michael please let us know 

 

Keep in touch

 It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see in the newsletter, especially if you have any bright ideas for competitions.

If you wish to get in touch our email address is  

Update On Kate's Challenge

Update On Kate's Challenge

As reported in this week's newsletter (29th June 2020) Kate Knight has been running the distance between Lands End and John O'Groats (1083 miles) over the last couple of months to raise money for the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust Charity SASH.

She completed the distance on Tuesday, running the final 63 miles over the course of the previous two days. Well done Kate! You should feel very proud of yourself.

I'm sure Kate would be delighted if anyone were able to make a donation to SASH via her Just Giving page.

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 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.