Hello everyone I hope you're all keeping safe and well.
Junior Foundation Coaching Cancelled Tomorrow (Tuesday 15th December)
Gavin has advised that he has had to cancel tomorrow evening's junior foundation coaching session.
The endurance session is still going ahead.
Senior training over the Christmas and New Year Period
Senior training at Battlebridge will be cancelled on Thursday 24th December, Tuesday 29th December and Thursday 31st December.
Ian's groups will meet as normal next week on Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd December, but not on Monday 28th or Wednesday 30th December.
The Saturday morning group will not meet on 19th (see the information on the Turkey Trot below) and 26th December or 2nd January.
Normal training will resume in the week commencing Monday 4th January 2021 (subject to any changes in COVID restrictions!).
RPAC Athletes Back In Action
Holly Kew took nearly 3 minutes off her 10K PB yesterday (Sunday 13th December) finishing in 43:54 at Dorney Lake. Well done Holly!
Please let us know of any recent results that we may have missed.
Turkey Trot Sunday 20th December
Ian will be leading a socially distanced and Christmas themed Turkey Trot starting from Priory Park on Sunday 20th December at 9 a.m. This will be a trail of approximately 10K length followed by a socially distanced coffee. Santa hats, beards, elf outfits (Adrian Grant), etc. are optional. The Saturday Group are invited to join the fun and will be led on a shorter route by Paul.
Priory Relays January 16th / 17th 2021
We are hoping to reorganise the Priory Relays 2020 for the weekend of January 16th/17th January 2021. Please keep the weekend free if at all possible, as we will be asking for volunteers to assist very soon.
Nominations for the Ted Baker Award
Please let us have your nominations for the Ted Baker Award. The Ted Baker Award is given to the person who is judged to have made the biggest contribution to the culture or success of the club during the year. Current committee members are not eligible to receive the award. Please send you nominations to
Please Return Your Trophies
If you were a recipient of a trophy last year please could you return them ASAP as I need to get them engraved for the 2020 winners. You can return them at Battlebridge on Tuesday or Thursday evenings to the coaches who should be expecting them. If you are unable to get to Battlebridge please contact me () to make alternative arrangements.
Revised Finance Policy
A revised Finance Policy is available here
Summary Minutes From November's Committee Meeting
Summary minutes are available here
Two free entries to the Thorpe & Egham 10k and Half Marathon on 7th February 2021
As yet we have had no takers for the offer of two free entries to the Thorpe & Egham 10k and Half Marathon on 7th February 2021 that was publicised in the the newsletter of the 30th November.
We have also been asked to provide volunteers at the event with a free place at the 2022 event in return for volunteering.
Details of the event can be found on the event website.
If anyone is interested in either of the free places (please specify which one, the 10km or Half Marathon) or is able to volunteer, please email
Have you signed up for the YMCA Virtual Santa Run?
Adrian Grant and Robin Dewar-Smith were the RPAC representatives in Fly5K this week. Don't forget that if you want to take part all you have to do is run between 08:00 and 12:00 noon on Saturday and post the results on the Fly 5K Facebook group before 13:00. Full details are here. Let's see if we can get some more participants this week.
New Discount with Sportsshoes.com
Has anyone tried the discount code from Sportsshoes.com yet? This gives club members 10% discount off advertised prices plus free delivery on all orders over £30. This operates via a monthly discount code which we will include in the email version of this newsletter. Please don't forget that the continuance of this deal depends on us not sharing this discount code anywhere where it could be accessed by someone who is not a club member.
Stuck for Christmas Present Ideas?
Have you checked out the recent additions to the iProSports Club Zone? These include some hi-viz tops and a reflective jacket that look just the ticket for Winter runs.
Also don't forget that until the end of December Julian is offering RPAC members a free partner card if you buy a Love Reigate membership card.
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