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The next Reigate Priory AC Couch to 5K programme is starting on Saturday 25th September
This 9 week course only costs £15 in total. If you know of anyone who might be interested, full details are here.
Run Reigate 2021 - there's still time! (I think)
This year's Run Reigate event is being held on Sunday 19th September from 09:00. At the time of writing there are still spaces available in the half marathon, 10K and children's races from what I can see.
Details of how to enter are here. If you are not running at Run Reigate how about volunteering for the Run Reigate Race Crew? Full details are here. All volunteers will get a free place in either Run Gatwick or Run Reigate next year.
Advance warning of events particularly for volunteers
There will be a Priory Relays event in Priory Park this year in November on a date yet to be finalised and the Holly Run will be on Sunday 12th December.
The September SportShoes.com club discount code
... will be available in the email version of this newsletter.
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
Resumption of Saturday Morning 9:00AM Group
The Saturday morning 9am training group will resume this Saturday 11th September.
Saturday 4th September YDL @ Sutton
The final YDL of the season was held at Sutton on Saturday. We were co- hosting with Camberley and are indebted to our wonderful officials who gave up their Saturday afternoon to make this event happen. We are fortunate to have some highly qualified officials supporting the Club, Ivan Barrett was Field Referee on the day, Ashley Burridge, Chief Timekeeper, and Ian Crouch ran a number of field events on behalf of the Club.
We had a number of strong performances from Reigate athletes, Michael Maguire won the U13 Long Jump, Max Orchard the U13 75m hurdles and Ewan Willis the U15 1500m, after a very exciting last lap. Isaac Beckett got PBs in the long jump and 800m. Eve Golding was pipped on the line in the U13 75m and Ella Scrase and Florence Carter continued their very consistent 800m performances. Imogen Wheeler was also pipped on the line coming second in the U15 girls 100m, whilst Lily Woodhams won the B string race.
That is it for the Athletics season. Cross country season is up shortly. As we transition, the next event for the older athletes, 11 and older, is the Southern Road Relays at Crystal Palace on 26 September.
Junior Training Tops
We have recently taken deliver of a new batch of Club training tops for Juniors. They come in Red, Light Blue and Dark Blue. They cost £16 and can be ordered and paid for via the LoveAdmin site.
Upcoming Junior Events by Mike Gent
Southern Road Relays - Sunday 26 September at Crystal Palace
This event is for U13-U17 boys and girls. All athletes have to be at least 11 years old on the day of the event. Please contact Dave Mills if your child would like to compete
Surrey cross country relays - 30 October- Stoke Park Guildford
This event is for U13-U17 boys and girls. All athletes have to be at least 11 years old on the day of the event. Please contact Dave Mills if your child would like to compete.
Saturday 25th September Juniors Obstacle Course event near Bletchingley, Redhill ***Date for the diary! ***
There are a few tickets remaining for the Junior Obstacle Course event for anyone who intends to attend but has not yet bought a ticket - details in the email that was sent out.
Senior Section News
Running earlier this week in the heat
Remember that it's going to be hot, so carry water or take water to the track with you.
Thursday 9th September 7PM session in Priory Park
The Thursday evening session will be held in Priory Park for the last time this year.
Please arrive promptly for a 7PM start, and ensure that you have taken the opportunity to jog prior to arriving so that the drills can be performed and the session started quickly.
Please wear hi-viz clothing if you can so leaders are aware of your location during the session.
Hi-Viz clothing and torches
The nights are drawing in rapidly, and now is the time of year to start wearing hi-viz clothing and the use of a torch (maybe a head torch) when running on footpaths in an evening - essential when running in one of our sessions as well as running on your own. Make sure that you are in possession of these items and use them when attending an evening running session going forward - not yet necessary for the 6PM Monday session.
Saturday 4th September Parkrun Results
Annette Morris topped the overall age grading at a Parkrun for the 3rd consecutive week this time at Ifield with 83.17%.
Michael Bashford was away with some Parkrun Tourism at Clevedon Salthouse Fields with a time of 30:08.
Saturday 4th September Surrey Road Relays @ Wimbledon Park
RPAC fielded a strong team for the Surrey County Athletics Association Road Relays held in Wimbledon on Saturday.
Saturday 4th September Shoreham Sevenoaks 10K
Sharon Miller reports that this was far from a PB course - lots of hills. Sharon finished in a time of 1:06.
Sunday 5th September South Coast 100Km
Kate Knight completed this event with steep hills and rugged terrain in a time of 31:00:56. This was her 10th Action Challenge event this year, and marathon number 82.
Trust10 Polesden Lacey by Moray Carey
The National Trust’s Facilities & Support Services Manager at Polesden Lacey has confirmed that the monthly 10k run has been reinstated there, following suspension since the start of the original lockdown.
This is not a race but a self-guided, self-timed run which takes place around a waymarked, 10k route through the extensive Polesden Lacey estate.
The multi terrain course weaves in and out of woodland and is challenging with steep undulations. You start with a long descent and, ultimately, to regain this high spot at the end of the race there’s a steady climb back up! In between there are several more hills to negotiate.
Intermittently, there are clearings offering viewpoints back towards the honey- coloured mansion perched high on its elevated hillside location.
You self-navigate the course by following the direction arrows etched into posts positioned at strategic points where there’s a choice of more than one trail. The route is unmarshalled, so you need to be vigilant!
The seasons offer different sensory experiences - winter mud, spring bluebells, summer sunlight filtering through the tree top canopies and a golden carpet of leaves in the autumn when the trees are at their majestic, colourful best.
· Where – National Trust, Polesden Lacey, RH5 6BD
· When – 4th Sunday, every month (08:30 for 09:00 start)
· Cost – free (car parking charge if you’re not an NT member)
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