All Club News

 Another bumper week of news this week with both the juniors and seniors in action.

Saturday 6th November Priory Relays - a call for volunteers please

We are hosting our Priory Relays event on Saturday 6th November in Priory Park - full details are on The event cannot proceed within the generous help of volunteers.

If you're available to volunteer at this event can you please register this on the following site -

In accordance with current guidelines, RPAC has liaised with the Council to agree Covid-19 mitigation measures covering all participants in the Priory Relays.

Those applicable to volunteers are as below:

  • encouragement to take a lateral flow test before helping
  • the offer of PPE (face masks and/or gloves) provided free by RPAC
  • asking that the NHS QR code at Race HQ is scanned on arrival
  • excluding attendance of any volunteer who is in self isolation, in the same household as someone in self-isolation or is displaying Covid-19 symptoms

 There will be no requirement for volunteers to:

  • complete/submit a Health Questionnaire
  • have their temperature taken on race day

If you have any queries can you please send them to 


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

Surrey XC Relay Championships,  Guildford  -   RPAC U13 Boys are Surrey Champions! from Dave Mills

There were strong performances across the board by the RPAC Juniors at the Surrey XC Relay Championships on Saturday. 
The U13 boys team of Teemu Sara-aho, James Beaty and Buddy Kedgley were flying, and came home 1st to pick up the team Gold Medals. Guildford and Godalming took 2nd place.
Following on, the U15 boys team of Euan Willis,  Sam Rolaston and Will John-Cox fought for the lead throughout, and were excellent in taking 2nd place behind Herne Hill Harriers and going home with the team Silver Medals.
Our U15 girls team of Ella Scrase,  Sophia Bryant and Lilah Unwin all ran excellent individual legs to finish 5th in the team standings. 
Covid and holidays took its toll on our ability to field more teams but U15's Milo Sears and Florence Carter both ran strongly and recorded good lap times as part of incomplete teams.
Next up for the U13 and U15 boys is the English National XC Relay Championships in Mansfield on 6th November when we anticipate the return of Max Orchard and Samuel Stapley who missed out this weekend due to Covid isolating.

Next Surrey League XC Match -  Saturday  13th  November  from Dave Mills 

On Saturday 13th November the next Surrey League XC match takes place on Wimbledon Common. 

There are boys and girls races for U13's, U15's and U17's.
The girls match is at 12.30 and the boys starts at 2pm.
More details nearer the time but information can be found on the Surrey XC League website at 


U17 Eva Marsh Wins National Title! from Dave Mills

 Competing at the British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships at the University of Bath, Eva Marsh took the Gold Medal in her age group. Eva was the fastest competitor in the 1600m run and was 2nd fastest in the 200m swim.
 An outstanding achievement for Eva!

Border League Upcoming Junior Events by Mike Gent

We are again this year entered in the Border League. This is a development Cross Country League for Juniors from U9s to U15s.

The Border League this year will comprise of only 3 matches this year.

Everyone of any standard is free to race and there is no cost. There are now three fixtures this year (the event on 7th November has been cancelled):

  • Sunday 5th December - Aldershot 11:00am
  • Sunday 6th February - Stoke Park Guildford 2:00pm
  • Sunday 6th March - Reigate -12:00pm.

Please mark these dates in your diaries and I will share further details nearer the time.


Senior Section News  


Sunday 24th October MABAC event at Nonsuch Park

 A strong turnout from RPAC at the Nonsuch Park MABAC event saw us rise to third position in the league behind Dorking and Wimbledon Windmilers. Read all about it here.


Members' News

David Nurse ran the Oxford Half Marathon  on 17th October in 1:33:36 beating his half marathon PB by four minutes. Apologies for missing this last week David and really well done!

Neil Freeman-Jones ran a PB in the Tonbridge 10k yesterday, finishing in 37:16. Here is a picture of Neil with his brother who runs for Sevenoaks AC. Fabulous time Neil!

Karima Graham completed the Dorney Lake Half Marathon yesterday in 1:58:19. Karima said it was "deliciious to get a sub 2 hours for the first time in a couple of years". Here she is showing off what looks like a great addition to the trophy cabinet. Well done Karima!


Kate Knight completed the Beachy Head Marathon in 8:44:26. The course was changed because of flooding so involved two climbs of the Severn Sisters. Marathon number 88 done! Well done Kate, you are a legend.


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