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Surrey League Cross Country
Remember that the final fixture is on Saturday 8th February - keep it in your diaries!
Parkrun Tourism Event 7 Banstead Woods Saturday 25th January *** THIS SATURDAY ***
We want to invite senior Reigate Priory AC members, parents of junior members and accompanied junior members along to the Banstead Woods Parkrun on Saturday 25th January.
Note that for club members, we want to encourage you to wear your Reigate Priory AC vest.
We would like to invite you to Caffè Nero's in the old town hall in Reigate's High Street for coffee afterwards. We will be upstairs. Everyone is welcome whether you're running or not.
Hope you can make it! If you have any queries about our parkrun visit please email
Awards Evening Saturday 18th January 2020
Everyone had a great time. Congratulations to the award winners, and a big well done and thank you to Sam and Usha who organised the evening. You can see the award winners here.
Surrey Selection for Six Priory Juniors after Surrey Schools XC Championships
Thirteen RPAC Juniors qualified through the district XC races in November to compete in Priory Park on Saturday in the Surrey Schools XC Championships. See the report here.
Border League Match 3 Sunday 2nd February @ Guildford
Match 3 of the Border League is on Sunday 2 February in Stoke Park, Guildford, starting at 1:30. There are eight races, U9, U11, U13, U15 boys and girls, going off at 15 minute intervals starting with U9 girls. There is no cost to compete but we must register runners in advance. Please let Mike Gent know if your son/daughter would like to compete by Thursday 30 January by emailing
Junior K2 dates
These are now confirmed for the rest of 2020. There will be no visits to K2 in Crawley in January or February. The bookings we have are March 24, April 21, May 19, June 23, July 28, Sept 22, Nov 10, Dec 8.
All sessions start at 7:00pm, last 1 hour and are open to all Junior and Academy members.
Dates for the Diary
Tuesday 21st January senior training at Battlebridge - see the calendar for details
Wednesday 22nd January Improvers & Recovery Run from the Sovereign Centre - see the calendar for details
Thursday 23rd January Winter road session in Reigate - see the calendar for details
Saturday 25th January Southern XC Championships @ Parliament Hill
Saturday 25th January Parkrun Tourism @ Banstead Woods
Wednesday 29th January Improvers & Recovery Run from the Sovereign Centre CANCELLED due to the Jimmy James Handicap
Thursday 30th January Jimmy James Handicap Event 4
Saturday 8th February Surrey League Cross Country Fixture 4
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February Surrey County Indoor T&F Championships @ David Weir Leisure Centre, Sutton
Saturday 22nd February National XC Championships @ Wollanton Park, Nottingham
Sunday 23rd February 10:00AM Wokingham Half Marathon *** Club Championship ***
Sunday 1st March 10:00AM MABAC Reigate and 12:00 Border League XC Priory Park - we need lots of volunteers
Please check the Reigate Priory AC Calendar for other events and further details.
Ian Edmonds and Mike Pocock led two great YMCA training runs last Sunday.
Apologies that this was missed in the newsletter due to "senior moments", but there are plans to do another run from the YMCA in the not too distant future - watch this space!
Meanwhile, here is Jack Finn who finished the Crystal Palace Half in 2:12:18 on Sunday and is planning a half per month this year. Good luck Jack, and let us know how you get on.
Unfortunately Jim Vince was not around the UK to run for the club this weekend but he did wave the RPAC flag at the Kowan Trail Half Marathon near Canberra in Australia on Sunday.
It is an event held annually that raises money for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Jim managed to win a prize the person who had come to furthest to run on the event! Mandatory kit included a Snake Bite bandage - a little different to the UK!!!
Club Championship Wokingham Half Marathon 23rd February 10:00AM
This is the first of our Club Championship races for the season and your first opportunity to win some RPAC silverware.
It is a fast and flat half marathon - the course record is 1:03:14 for men and 1:11:09 for ladies.
This race normally sells out quite quickly so if you haven't entered yet do not delay. Entry details are here.
Quiz Night @ The Blue Anchor, West Street, Reigate on Thursday 23rd January 2020
I missed the quiz last week - and the team won! Enough said. We will be at The Blue Anchor again this Thursday 23rd January.
If anyone wants to join the team please email . You need to be there by 19:45.
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