Club news for everyone
MABAC & Border League Races on 1st March
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help at the MABAC & Border League races on Sunday 1st March. We now have enough people to help. Emails will be sent out shortly to give you details of your role. The MABAC race starts at 10:00 and the Border League Races start at 12:00.
Volunteering for helping at the London Marathon 26th April 2020
At the time of writing there are still a few places left for volunteering at the London Marathon. If you want to help please contact Donna Barrington-Smith by emailing
Saturday 29th February Reigate Priory AC Parkrun Tourism @ Nonsuch
On Saturday 29th February 9AM we'll be at Nonsuch Parkrun, weather permitting. A note of caution: Nonsuch Parkrun has been cancelled for the last two Saturdays because of the extreme weather conditions. However, the organisers state "We are determined that we won't have to cancel Saturday 29th". We will keep checking during the week to see if it is going to be on and will let you know if there is a change of plan.
Assuming that it is going ahead we will meet at 7:45AM at Reigate College (Rushworth Road entrance) to car share. (The car park will be locked afterwards until our return.)
If more convenient to you, please just make your own way and we'll see you there.
All seniors, parents and accompanied juniors are welcome. Please run in club vest if you can, and bring some money for refreshments afterwards. We can try Nonsuch Pantry Cafe.
It'd be great to see you! You just need to turn up.
The next Parkrun Tourism event after Nonsuch doubles up as an RPAC Grand Prix event and will be held in Worthing on 21st March. Further details are here and see also the note about the Grand Prix in the Senior News section of this newsletter.
Early Season 800m PB'S for Shakila and Lilah at Lee Valley 22nd February
Two of our talented U15 girls travelled to Lee Valley Indoor Athletics Arena on Saturday to compete in the 800m. Both recorded new PBs. The full story can be found here.
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.
Club Championships Wokingham Half Marathon 23rd February
Club records tumbled as twenty five RPAC runners travelled to Wokingham on Sunday for the first Club Championship race of the season. A full report of the race is available here and the results are here.
Jimmy James Handicap @Denbies Thursday 27th February 19:30
This Thursday sees the penultimate Jimmy James Handicap of the 2019/20 season. There's still everything to play for. Prompt start at 19:30 do not forget your hi-viz and torch. If you plan to run or you need a handicap time please let me know by emailing
Club Grand Prix meets Parkrun
Rick has done a sterling job and the Grand Prix groups have been finalised and published here with the results of the first event (Windsor MABAC) included. The next Club Grand Prix event is the Worthing Parkrun on 21st March. Full details of this event are here.
Jim Vince competed in the Seville Marathon on Sunday 23rd February, finishing in 3:45:34, his fastest marathon since 2015. Awesome Jim!
Closer to home Anna Roberson and Kate Knight completed the Grand Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday 23rd February. Anna finished in 1:47:13 and Kate in 2:50:24. Great run Anna! Despite the blustery wind Kate was 30 minutes quicker than last year and a new PB by some 9 minutes. Well done Kate!
Results for both events are available here
Dates for the Diary
Thursday 27th February Jimmy James Handicap @Denbies
Saturday 29th February Parkrun Tourism @ Nonsuch parkrun
Sunday 1st March 10:00AM MABAC Reigate and 12:00 Border League XC Priory Park
Saturday 7th March Couch to 5K Graduation @ Tilgate Parkrun. All welcome to come and support our participants
Saturday 21st March Parkrun Tourism and Grand Prix event 2 @ Worthing parkrun
Please check the Reigate Priory AC Calendar for other events and further details.
Quiz Night @ The Blue Anchor, West Street, Reigate on Thursday 27th February 2020
At the last quiz two weeks ago team RPAC won, and we despatched Moray Laing to give our winnings to the transplant sport charity. We will be at The Blue Anchor again this Thursday 27th February.
If anyone wants to join the team please email . You need to be there by 19:45.
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