Hello everyone. I hope you're all keeping safe and well. I read in the news this morning that the government plan to allow outdoor grassroots sport to recommence from 3rd December. Obviously we don't have confirmation or any detail of this, but fingers crossed that it will allow us to return to group training (see below).
New Club Members
Please join me in extending a very warm RPAC welcome to Damian Weaver who has recently joined the club.
Senior club hoodies will be available for collection from Usha from tomorrow. Please contact to arrange collection.
Subject to lockdown ending, senior coached sessions at Battlebridge will resume during the week commencing Monday 7th December, i.e. there will be no session on Thursday 3rd December. Look out for e-mail with new groupings & schedule prior to the resumption. Resumption of other coached sessions will be advised by the coach in charge.
EA have notified us about the following online courses:
Online LIRF (Leader in Running Fitness) is open for expression of interest.
"We’re making our Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) course available as an online course. We’re currently delivering this to the waiting list of candidates who had their bookings cancelled during the pandemic, after which we plan to offer course dates for general sign-up from January 2021. Register your interest in signing-up and we’ll send you an email alert when the courses are made available to book online." Follow this link to register your interest.
Online Leading Athletics
"New online course available to book now – we are delivering our Leading Athletics practical workshop as a two-part webinar-based series. This new online delivery will incorporate two 1.5 hour sessions. The course is open to anyone aged 14 years and above. " Follow this link for more details.
Please contact Malcolm () or Ellis () if you have any questions or want to discuss either of these courses.
Calling all Santas - Sign Up for the YMCA Virtual Santa Run
Our friends at the YMCA have suffered from a lack of fundraising opportunities this year as you would expect. Please help support them by signing up for their virtual Santa Run which can be completed at any time between the 1st and 31st of December. Details are shown here and you can enter here.
Love Reigate is a new business venture started by RPAC member Julian Rowlands.
Love Reigate helps support and promote local businesses and donates a share of its membership fees to support the local Loveworks charity.
How does it work? It has two key features. Firstly, by purchasing a membership card you will get exclusive discounts from participating local businesses. Secondly, you can purchase a gift card to spend at participating local businesses.
Julian is offering RPAC members an exclusive deal until the end of December of buy a membership card and get a partner card free. This is a saving of £20.
To take advantage of this offer please visit www.lovereigate.co.uk, buy a single membership card then email to let him know the name of the person to go on the partner card.
Christmas is coming...
If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas this year why not take a look at the updated items available on the iProSports Club Zone ?
There are a number of new items including those suitable for our junior members, bobble hats, face masks and the lovely jackets you’ll seen worn by club coaches & leaders.
A lot of items are also available in dark blue with a red logo. Hover over the photos to check if the alternative colour is available.
Don't forget that you can also purchase a technical running t-shirt from the club's stock from the designs shown on the Club Kit page.
These are available in three colours and are for general running, training and social runs. Please note they are not suitable for events and races when representing the club. They are offered in men's, women's and youth sizes and cost £15.00 each (or £12.50 for youth sizes).
Contact Mike Gent ( ) for junior shirt availability or email for senior shirt availability.
Kate's 2020 Achievement
Kate Knight completed her goal of running 2020 miles in 2020 yesterday (22nd November). Not content with that, she has just signed up for the Centurion 100 mile challenge which is to be completed by the 29th November!
As always Kate is raising money for the SASH charity (which is the charity for East Surrey Hospital). To date she has raised over £3200 - outstanding! If you'd like to support Kate you can visit her fundraising page here.
Battlebridge floodlights turned on
Just a reminder that the floodlights at Battlebridge will be switched on again this week between the hours of 6 - 9pm Monday to Thursday.
Obviously, everyone using the track must adhere to the current rules, in particular stay within your household group, or one plus one, whilst maintaining social distance.
Fly5K Virtual Competition
This is a final plug for the Fly5K virtual competition set up and run by Robin's brother, Graham Smith. This is a free weekly self-timed 5K run on Saturday mornings. Full details are in last week's newsletter or on the Fly5K website.
I think Robin is the only RPAC runner to participate to date
Go on, you know you want to...
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.
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