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Some members will have received a notification that their GoCardless Direct Debit mandate with the club has been cancelled. This is the former DD payment system that we used before we moved to LoveAdmin, so this has no effect on current payments.
Reigate Priory AC Summer Evening 10K - Volunteers Needed
This year's Summer Evening 10K takes place on Wednesday 6th July at 7:30PM. You should have received an email asking for volunteers. Please help if at all possible.
Full details of the event can be found here.
Fundraising for the World Scout Jamboree
After a really challenging selection process three members of our Junior Section have been lucky enough to have been selected to go to the 25th World Scout Jamboree in August 2023 which is being held in South Korea! They are now fundraising to help pay for this trip of a lifetime. If you can support any or all of them I am certain that they would be be hugely grateful.
Euan Willis and Will John-Cox who are members of local Scout groups are each planning to run/swim/cycle 550 miles to represent the 5500 miles between Reigate and Seoul. Please check out their JustGiving pages below for more detail and follow them on Strava to see how they’re doing.
Charlotte Pelekani has been selected to represent UK Girl Guiding at the Jamboree. She is one of nine Guides from South East and Greater London and is thrilled to be going. She is organising a number of events over the coming months, including organising group litter picking sessions in Reigate (because the focus of the Jamboree is the environment and sustainability) and a quiz night. Her JustGiving page has more information and she would be very grateful for any support.
Southern Athletics League K2 Crawley, Sunday 22nd May 2022
The Junior and Senior sections of the club were well represented at the SAL event at K2 yesterday. Check out the full story here.
You should have received an email about an upcoming order for RPAC hoodies. These are available in adult and junior sizes and you can order them via LoveAdmin "Optional Extras".
Give us your results please
If you run in an event, do please let us know your results by emailing . If possible please can you submit them by Sunday evening at the latest as this allows us to meet the deadline for the Surrey Mirror sports pages.
Junior Section News
New PB For Samuel
On Wednesday night at Watford, Samuel Stapley broke the 2 minute barrier in the 800m with a new PB of 1:59.48. Samuel's 5th 800m PB of the season! Well done Samuel!
Calling all U17 and U20 athletes
The next UK Youth Development League match for the upper age group is this coming Sunday, 29th May at Bexley AC's track in Erith.
If you haven't already done so, please let Ashley Burridge know your availability as soon as possible. Following a great turnout for the County Championships it would be great to see as many of you as possible representing the club!
For further information and to tell us which events you would like to compete in, email
Lily B - June 4 at Epsom
The first match in this year's Lily B league is on Saturday 4 June at Epsom. There are events for U11-U17 girls. Each athlete can do three events and a relay. There is no cost to enter but we do have to register athletes by the Thursday ahead of the event. Please let me know if your daughter would like to compete. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mike Gent ().
Dates for the Diary
Ebbisham Boys League
The dates and venues for this year's Ebbisham Boys league are as follows:
Sutton - Sunday 19th June
Coulsdon - Sunday 17th July
This league has events for U11-U15 boys.
Lily B Girls League
The Lily B is a track and field league for U11 to U17 girls. The four fixtures for this season are:
June 4 at Epsom
June 25 at Guildford
9 July at Kingston
27 August at Sutton
Surrey Team Quad Kids
This event is for school years 5 and 6. We need a team of 5 girls and 5 boys. The event is on Wednesday 15 June at the Spectrum in Guildford with a 5:30pm start.
Senior Section News
The SLH NADI Thursday 26th May 2022
This Thursday's training session in Priory Park has been cancelled to allow people to attend the Near As Damn It 10K organised by SLH. This takes place on Farthing Down near Coulsdon. Entry costs £6. Full details are on the noticeboard.
Goring Gap Ultra 15th May 2022
David Neumann completed the Goring Gap Ultra (52 KM) last Sunday (15th May). This is a trail race that runs by the Thames at the foot of the Chiltern Hills.
David reports that it was his first (and he says probably his only ) Ultra Marathon.
David finished in 264th position and was 16th in his age category. His finish time was 07:40. Great stuff David!
50 Mile North Downs Way Centurion Run 21st May 2022
On Saturday, Rich Friar and Jon Payn undertook the epic 50 mile North Downs Way Centurion Run. I am reliably informed that the course was actually 51.5 miles long!
The race begins in Farnham at the western end of the North Downs, traveling past Puttenham and Guildford following the North Downs Way National Trail. The course then continues on to Ranmore Common before the steepest climb of the race up to the top of Box Hill. The trail then drops down the other side and back up Colley Hill, on through Merstham to Oxted and a further 8 miles to Knockholt Pound and the finish. The total climb is some 5600 feet.
Rich finished in 09:24:37. Lisa writes of Jon "He was well prepared and knew the route but nothing but running that distance can really prepare you. He finished in a time of 10h 21m 9s. Absolutely awesome effort! "
Really impressive running gents; well done both of you!
Rich crossing the finish line.
John with his support team.
Lisa Ashley completed the Windermere Marathon yesterday in a time of 4.21.
Lisa reports "It was tough, hilly and very wet! If anyone wants a challenging marathon give this one a go!"
You're not selling it Lisa, but very well done !
Hogsmill 5 Mile Race Sunday 22nd May 2022
Lisa Payn writes "I think I was the only RPAC runner at the Hogsmill women’s race today. Finished in 35th place (out of 160) with a time of 45:19. It was hot! Lovely course though through parks and quiet streets. "
Well done Lisa!
Conner The Spartan
Conner Wickens took part in the London West Trifecta Weekend held in Henley-On-Thames on 7th and 8th May. Conner did rather well, finishing in first place in the 25-29 age category in both the Spartan Beast race (14.2 miles with 30 obstacles and a elevation of 2,418ft ) held on the Saturday and in the Spartan Sprint race (4.9 miles with 20 obstacles and elevation of 889ft ) held on the Sunday. Absolutely brilliant Connner!
Annette Breaks Her Own Record
Impressive as always, Annette Morris broke her own Brooklands Parkrun course record in the W65-69 age category record by 6 seconds on Saturday, finishing as 3rd lady overall in 24:14. She topped the age grading with 84.95. Wow Annette there is no stopping you!
Presentation to Viv Burgess Saturday 21st May 2022
Viv Burgess (pictured above) graduated from the Reigate Priory AC Couch to 5K Programme in July 2021.
Viv found the first week of the Couch to 5K to be a real challenge, stopping in the first minute of running, but after a week or so not only did she find that she could complete the running sessions, but she also discovered how rewarding running was for her.
After completing the course she joined our club and continued running with our groups. She ran the RunReigate 5K race on 19th September 2021 in a time of 51:31, the fastest 5Km she had run by some way.
Unfortunately, Viv has been injured for some time, but she's hoping to be back running with the club soon.
After the Couch to 5K / Saturday Social running groups last Saturday Viv was presented with the lady V45 5K club award for her RunReigate time (she was away at the time of the awards evening). She's pictured above beaming after receiving her trophy.
Reigate Priory AC Grand Prix 2022
You may or may not realise that there is a club Grand Prix competition this year, and if you have not taken part in it yet there's plenty of opportunity.
With thanks to Rick Coles you can read all about the Grand Prix including the included events and current standings here.
Sunday 12th June Dorking Tens
Note that the Dorking 10 mile race takes place on Sunday 12th June, which incorporates the RPAC 10 mile club championship, the RPAC Grand Prix, the Surrey Road League and the Surrey Ten Mile Road Race Championships, and it's also a great race to boot. https://www.dmvac.org/events/dorking-tens/
MABAC Holmwood Common Sunday 19th June 10:00AM
This is our chance to regain second place spot in the league, but we can only do this if we get a good turnout.
At Farnham we lost out to Blackwater Valley because they had twice as many runners as we did. We particularly need more of the faster ladies to run.
As far as I can tell there are no conflicting local races so why not come and turnout for us?
Dates for Your Diary
Thursday 26th May - SLH Near As Damn It 10K - see the noticeboard for details
Sunday 12th June - Dorking 10's (10 mile and 10K races) The 10 mile is the RPAC Club Championship 10 mile race, a Grand Prix event, a Surrey Road League and County Championship too. See this.
Sunday 19th June - MABAC @ Holmwood Common
Sunday 26th June Richmond 10K which is a Surrey Road League event as well as a County Championship. See this.
Saturday 16th July - Elmore 7 which is in the RPAC Grand Prix and Surrey Road League. See this.
Sunday 24th July - Surrey Slog Half Marathon This race is an open race organised by MABAC. The profit from this race means that the regular MABAC league fixtures can continue. Please support it if you can. The course is described as "challenging but rewarding, hilly and undulating". More details are at https://running.mabac.org.uk/surrey-slog-half-marathon/
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