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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  

 

New Ladies Half Marathon club record

New Ladies Half Marathon club record

After the new men's marathon records last weekend in Valencia, this weekend saw the ladies half marathon club record also broken. Conditions for the Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon were very different to Valencia though, with the temperature hovering around 10C, the wind gusting over 20 mph and a very twisty course over the paths and redways of the city.

Despite all that, Ginevra Stoneley took 62 seconds off her half marathon pb, breaking her own club record in the process, with a chip time of 85:01. After a race long battle with a senior lady from Dacorum & Tring, Ginevra finally pulled away in the last 2 miles to finish 2nd lady overall. Very appropriately, the prize for finishing 2nd included a bottle of wine!

GS at MK Winter Half Marathon 1 2

Club Competitions 2020

Club Competitions 2020

Following the discussions at the AGM, a working party was established to review the arrangements for our club competitions. Thank you to Tom and Nat, and Claire, Gavin, Gillian, Ginevra, Mike, Paddy, Paul and Rick for your input in pulling all this together.

As a result of our deliberations I am delighted to announce that 2020 will see the revival of the Club Grand Prix as well as a revamped Club Championship series, the continuation of the Jimmy James Handicap run in conjunction with DMVAC, and a brand new Age Graded Challenge competition.
 

Club Championships

The Club Championships will comprise the following events, subject to confirmation that there are no calendar clashes with Surrey Road league and other competitions

  1. Half Marathon - Wokingham  - 23rd February Please note that this takes event sells out quickly so you will need to enter soon if you plan to participate.
  2. 10 mile road race - Dorking 10 - 7th June
  3. 10K road race - Brighton 10K - 15th November (Richmond 10K 21st June as a backup) 
  4. 1 mile track race - venue and date TBC but either run by SLH or Epsom and Ewell Harriers 
  5. 5K track race - venue and data TBC but run by SLH, with the Ed Prickett  5000m as a potential backup 

We have decided not to award runners up medals for the Championship races, however the names of the runners up will still be recorded on the website and read out at the awards evening.

We also agreed to try to give more publicity to Championship races and to look to lay on minibus transport to some of the more distant events.
 

Grand Prix

The Grand Prix will be organised along similar lines to how it has been in the past. Runners will be arranged in 4 or 5 divisions according to their speed. Their best 5 results from the following fixtures will score points.

  1.  MABAC Windsor Great Park - 12th January
  2.  Worthing Parkrun (Club Tourism) - 28th March
  3. YMCA 5 mile - 3rd May (top two divisions may run Sutton 10K in the event of a clash with the Richmond Half Marathon)
  4. Dorking 10 - 7th June
  5. Elmore 7  - 18th July TBC  (top two divisions will run Elmbridge 10K in the event of a clash)
  6. MABAC Wimbledon Common - 4th August /MABAC Nonsuch Park 25th October TBC - the decision will be based on how RPAC is doing in the league!
  7. Reigate Half Marathon - 20th September
  8. 3000m Battlebridge - date TBC
  9. 800m Battlebridge (this may be run on the evening of the club BBQ - TBC)

Also on the evening of the club BBQ there will be a relay race with teams comprised of one runner from each division (names to be pulled out of a hat) with prizes for the winning team. This will not count towards the Grand Prix

The top scorer from each division (apart from Div 1) will be promoted at the end of the season and the lowest scorer will be relegated (apart from in the lowest division).
 

Age Graded Challenge Competition

Brand new for 2020 will be an age graded competition. Runners can enter age grading from any race of a standard distance (e.g. 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, etc., but not the Elmore 7 or the Cranleigh 15/21 for example). This includes Parkruns and anything that appears on Power of 10. If not officially calculated by the race organisers, your age grading can be calculated by using the WMA calculator (details of how to calculate an age graded score will be sent out separately). Every runner can enter as many results as they like, but only their highest score will count. The person with the highest age graded score at the end of the season will win an award.
 

Jimmy James Handicap

We plan to continue the current arrangement with DMVAC for the Jimmy James Handicap - assuming they are still happy to have us! 
We will also think about whether to hold a Summer Handicap series in Priory Park over the Summer months. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

New club records for Matt & Tom @ Valencia Marathon

New club records for Matt & Tom @ Valencia Marathon

Two Reigate Priory Athletes took part in the Valencia marathon at the weekend, finishing with spectacular times.  

The Valencia marathon is held on a completely flat circuit along with a beautiful climate, making it an ideal and popular race for fast times.  This year saw both ladies and men’s course records being beaten.  The final stretch has runners passing over the shimmering blue pools of the Prince Philip Science Museum across a boardwalk that is over 150 metres long and 10 metres wide making it one of the most spectacular finishes to any Marathon.

Reigate Priory's Matt Ryde started from the championship start whilst men’s captain Tom Almond started in the first wave of the general pack.  Luckily a large part of the course is shaded which helped as Sunday was an unseasonably hot day. Matt was in front of Tom for the majority of the race but with 250m to go, Tom passed to finish in front.  Both Tom and Matt achieved personal bests and also set new club records. Tom finished in a superb time of 2.36.10, making him the senior men’s record holder and Matt finished in 2.36.25 taking the men’s V40 club record.

Matt Tom at Valencia

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  

 

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