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Club News for Everyone

I hope this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping safe and well. I imagine that with the return to school for all of our junior members some semblance of normality is starting to return for most people. 

 

Welcome to our New Members

Please join me in extending a warm RPAC welcome to the following people who have joined the club very recently...

Maxine White, Amy Dhanda and Jacob Jupp. 

Apologies if I have missed anyone - let us know who you are and you will get a mention next week 

 

Summary Minutes of August's Committee Meeting

Please find the summary minutes of the August RPAC committee meeting here.

 

 Virtual Run Reigate

It is not too late to enter Virtual Run Reigate. Our friends at Run Reigate have asked us to help promote the virtual races that they are running this year in lieu of the usual Run Reigate festival. There are 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances for adults (all £15 entry fee) and 1 mile and cumulative Half Marathon distances for juniors (both £15 entry fee which includes a donation to the Stripey Stork charity). Your chosen distance can be run at any time from 1st-30th September inclusive and you can enter here

 

Rungo

As a bit of fun Jack Finn has come up with a "Rungo" board. It's  a combination of running and Bingo(!). The competition runs until Sunday 20th September. Try to complete a line or a column (or the whole "card"). Each item has to be completed on a different run. Let us know when you've completed a row or a column or indeed the whole card.

 

Run 5K in

fancy dress

Climb 300m of
elevation

Run around a

lake or reservoir

Take a selfie

with a fellow 

runner

Run to 3 different

pubs in 3 towns

Run/Jog with someone 

who has never run

before

Complete a virtual 

race (Run Reigate?)

Run a route that is

new to you

Run a 1K PB

 

Take a mid-way

selfie

Run from Reigate to

Dorking 

Attend a training

session

Run 3 times

in a week

Run before the kids 

wake up

Run with 6+fellow

runners

Run a 5K PB

  

Junior News

PBs for Lilah Unwin, Oscar Curry and Max Orchard

Despite having had to wait until the end of the summer for their first competitions, Lilah, Oscar and Max managed to attain big PBs in their respective events.

See a report of their achievements here, as well as a report on Oscar's impressive track racing here. Congratulations to all of you.

 

Junior Training Sessions

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 

Visibility at Evening Training

As the nights are already drawing in, we need runners who are attending evening sessions to consider wearing high visibility clothing.  We do have club branded hi viz bibs available on the iProSports club zone (https://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/reigate-priory-athletic-club/) and are looking to offer new branded gear via this site shortly. 

 

Recovery and Improvers run on Tues 15th September cancelled

Ian Edmonds cannot make the "Recovery and Improvers" session at 6pm on Tuesday 15th September (today) from Battlebridge and so this run will not take place. 

 

Kempton Park 10K 14th November 2020

Jas has mentioned that some members are entering the 10K race at Kempton Park, which you can see here if you'd like to enter.

 

Saturday Morning Social running group

Last Saturday 12th September we ran the Park Run course in Reigate Priory. To be honest, I never thought I'd see the day when Kate Knight would overtake me over a Park Run course! Kate aced the course, completing the Park Run distance unofficially beating her best Reigate Park Run time by about 1.5 minutes. You can see details of the Saturday Morning Social running group here.

 

PBs at Kew Gardens 10K Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th September 2020

Congratulations to Jamilla Ncayiyana who attained a PB in a time of 42:06 on Saturday, and Doug Kington who also attained a PB with a time of 45:00 on Sunday. You can see the results here.

 

London Dock2Dock 5K Swim in the Thames Saturday 12th September 2020

Linda Rodriquez did not run a race this last weekend - but she did swim one!

Linda swam the London Dock2Dock 5K, in 1:50:42, making her the 34th woman and 4th in her age/gender category. She tells us that it was a lovely day for a race, and if she'd had an RPAC beanie, she would have worn it!

 

Club Kit

Club Branded Tee-shirts

Another plug for the club tee-shirts as they were so popular last time. Did you know that you can easily purchase a technical running shirt from the club's stock from the designs below?

As you can see these designs are available in three colours - Red, Dark Blue and Light Blue - 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).

Just get in touch with us at  for your garment.

To see all of the items that are available from our range of club kit visit https://www.rpac.org.uk/rpac-welcome/club-kit.

 

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  

Club News for Everyone

I hope this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping safe and well. I imagine that with the return to school for all of our junior members some semblance of normality is starting to return for most people. 

Welcome to our New Members

Please join me in extending a warm RPAC welcome to the following people who have joined the club very recently

 Nick Day, John Nash and Jon Payn. 

Apologies if I have missed anyone - let us know who you are and you will get a mention next week 

 Virtual Run Reigate

Our friends at Run Reigate have asked us to help promote the virtual races that they are running this year in lieu of the usual Run Reigate festival. There are 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances for adults (all £15 entry fee) and 1 mile and cumulative Half Marathon distances for juniors (both £15 entry fee which includes a donation to the Stripey Stork charity). Your chosen distance can be run at any time from 1st-30th September inclusive and you can enter here

Rungo

As a bit of fun Jack Finn has come up with a "Rungo" board. It's  a combination of running and Bingo(!). The competition runs until Sunday 20th September. Try to complete a line or a column (or the whole "card"). Each item has to be completed on a different run. Let us know when you've completed a row or a column or indeed the whole card.

 

Run 5K in

fancy dress

Climb 300m of
elevation

Run around a

lake or reservoir

Take a selfie

with a fellow 

runner

Run to 3 different

pubs in 3 towns

Run/Jog with someone 

who has never run

before

Complete a virtual 

race (Run Reigate?)

Run a route that is

new to you

Run a 1K PB

 

Take a mid-way

selfie

Run from Reigate to

Dorking 

Attend a training

session

Run 3 times

in a week

Run before the kids 

wake up

Run with 6+fellow

runners

Run a 5K PB

  

Junior News

Juniors make up for lost time and bag a string of PBs

Lilah Unwin, Oscar Curry and Max Orchard  bagged a string of PBs on their return to racing recently. For the full details of their achievements see here.

 

Junior Training Sessions

Training for the U11s has resumed on Saturday mornings. We are still 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 

Visibility at Evening Training

As the nights are already drawing in, we need runners who are attending evening sessions to consider wearing high visibility clothing.  We do have club branded hi viz bibs available on the iProSports club zone (https://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/reigate-priory-athletic-club/) and are looking to offer new branded gear via this site shortly. 

 

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 depend on participants occasionally not being able to make an individual session (such as holiday or injury) to limit the groups to 12 people per session. If you know that you can't make a particular session please try to let us know so that your place can be reallocated.

As mentioned in  last week's newsletter Ian Edmonds is now running an additional "Recovery and Improvers" session at 6pm on Tuesdays from Battlebridge. 

RPAC Athletes Back In Action

Eloise and Graham Bull competed in the Dorney Lake Weekend 10K at Eton Dorney on Saturday 5th September, finishing in 9th and 18th place respectively (2nd and 1st in their respective age categories).

Tom Almond, Freddie Roux and Lee Savage competed in the Run Through Battersea Park 5K on Sunday 6th September, finishing in 15th, 27th and 46th place respectively (13th, 23rd and 2nd in their respective age categories).

Well done to all of you firstly for finding races that were actually going ahead and secondly for your brilliant finish times.

Details of both races are in the Senior Road Race Results section of the website. 

Ladies Running Group

Nat sent in a photo from the ladies group that runs together regularly on Sundays.

In case you don't know them, from left to right, front to back are Ginevra Stoneley, Eloise Bull, Gillian O'Regan, Angie Steadman, Nat Wilson and Jo Davey.

Missing from the photo are Jamilla Ncayiyana and Ruth Willis - presumably they were social distancing and didn't want to crowd the photo. 

I do know that the group completed around 20km on Sunday at just over 5 minutes per km but I don't know whether this was taken before, during or after the run. 

Well done ladies! I think Eloise deserves a special mention for having run with the group after finishing first in her race category in a 10k race on the previous day (see above).

 

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  

Thursday evening saw Ian Martin coach his final session for the RPAC Juniors. Ellis and members of the Committee were on hand to present him with a card and suitable gift. Thank you, Ian!

Ian Martin Retirement.jpg

Club News for Everyone

 

Thursday 27th August - Ian Martin's last coaching session

Last Thursday evening Ian Martin coached his last training session.

Ellis presented him with a card and suitable bottle of red wine, in the presence of his training group and members of the Committee.

As a club we will have a celebration for Ian where we can all show our appreciation when the rules on social gatherings allow this to happen.

 

Saturday Morning Social running group and Kate Knight's Fundraising for Sash charity

Kate turned up to the Saturday Morning Social running group on 29th August having had her event the South Coast Challenge 100Km cancelled. She had come on foot from home to find us, and then ran with us 5Km around Priory Park followed by coffee at the park cafe. When we dispersed, she went down Flanchford Road and continued throughout the day to cover 40 miles. On her return home she was very wet and cold so needed a few hours rest to get warmth back before carrying on to finish the 100Km by completing 22 miles on Sunday in thankfully drier conditions.

You can support Kate's fundraising for the Sash charity by clicking here, and you can see the details of the Saturday Morning Social running group here.

 

Membership Renewal

Thank you to everyone who has already renewed. 

The date for membership renewal in order to to meet the deadline for EA registration has now passed. If you haven't yet renewed please ensure that you renew ASAP as per the email that you should have received from Nat.

If you do not have the email or if you do not intend to re-join us this year please can you let Nat Wilson know  so that we can keep our records straight. 

 

Junior News

 

Junior Training Sessions

Training for the U11s has resumed on Saturday mornings. We are still 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 1000m Time Trial

Please find the results of the 1000m time trial from the last week below...

Name

Time

Alex Green

03:07.8

Andrew Reeves

03:11.3

Nat Wilson

03:14

Jo Davey

03:16.3

Chris Daniels

03:26.9

Ginevra Stoneley

03:33.1

Jas Dhanda

03:33.2

Jamilla Ncayiyana

03:33.8

Nick Wade

03:36.4

Mike Pocock

03:37.1

Martin Ellaby

03:43.8

Jake Boud

03:50.9

Jim Vince

03:51.0

Jack Finn

03:52.3

Gillian O'Regan

03:57.3

James England

03:58

Angie Steadman

04:13.2

David Winzer

04:19

Mel Fulton-Bell

04:33

Philippa Drysdale

04:33

Maxine White

04:39.9

Ian Edmonds

04:49

Sharon Miller

04:50.9

Malcolm Woodman

04:55.2

Adrian Grant

04:56.9

Kimberley Duckworth

05:01.3

Alana Dunlop

05:04.1

Jenny Carus

05:05.8

Usha Stevens

05:09.9

Juliette Stern

05:26

Adrian Grant

05:35

Michael Bashford

05:45.3

Kate Knight

08:54

Some rapid times there! Well done to all of you.

 

Senior Training Sessions

Ian Edmonds is this week (1st September) starting a 6pm Tuesday "Social Recovery Run", from Battlebridge, to allow more people to run with him with the current limit of 12. Initially simply turn up, we will assess if we need to restrict based on how many turn out.

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. If you know that you can't make a particular session please try to let us know so that your place can be reallocated.

 

It's getting colder - consider buying a club long sleeved running shirt

As the weather becomes cooler you may wish to consider purchasing a club long sleeved shirt.

  • Moisture-adjusting, quick-drying, light-weight and comfortable
  • Zipped stand-up collar
  • Contrasting insets and flatlock seams
  • Reflective transfer at the back

For £24 we have these running shirts available for men and women on the iProSports club zone here

 

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  

Club News for Everyone

There is not much news to report at the moment so if you have any news, anecdotes or reminiscences to share please let us know by emailing 

Membership Renewal

Thank you to everyone who has already renewed. 

The date for membership renewal in order to to meet the deadline for EA registration has now passed. If you haven't yet renewed please ensure that you renew ASAP as per the email that you should have received from Nat.

If you do not have the email or if you do not intend to re-join us this year please can you let Nat Wilson know  so that we can keep our records straight. 

 

Welcome to our New Members

Please join me in extending a warm RPAC welcome to the following people who have joined the club very recently

 Philippa Drysdale, Alana Dunlop, Andrew Reeves, Vivienne Riddle and Maxine Voutilainen

Apologies if I have missed anyone - let us know who you are and you will get a mention next week 

  

Junior News

Junior Training Sessions

Training for the U11s has resumed on Saturday mornings. We are still 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 

Visibility at Evening Training

As the nights are already drawing in, we need runners who are attending evening sessions to consider wearing high visibility clothing.  We do have club branded hi viz bibs available on the iProSports club zone (https://www.iprosports.co.uk/club-zone/reigate-priory-athletic-club/) and are looking to offer new branded gear via this site shortly. 

Senior 1000m Time Trial

The first part of the training sessions at Battlebridge this week will be given over to a 1000m time trial. If you are not participating in any of the training sessions this week you are free to submit your fastest self-timed 1000m of the week   Results will be published in next week's newsletter.

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. If you know that you can't make a particular session please try to let us know so that your place can be reallocated.

 

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