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.
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.
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...
Drills and exercises
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
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
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