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Your Club Needs You On Sunday 6th March *PLEASE READ*

We need lots of volunteers to help with the MABAC and Border League races on Sunday 6th March.

You should have received an email earlier today with more details and a link to a form for you to sign up to volunteer.

If you didn't get the email and would like to help please let us know by emailing  

 

Friday 4th Saturday 5th Sunday 6th February Reigate Priory AC website updates

I will be making changes to the Reigate Priory AC website https://www.rpac.org.uk this coming weekend.

Here is a list of the changes that I will be making...

  • A Restructure of the menu system. This will improve navigation of the site - particularly on mobile devices.
  • Mass-removal of user accounts. The remaining accounts will belong to coaches, committee members and club captains (with some exceptions).
  • Adding legacy results to the website. All recorded results between the years 2000 and 2014 will be added within their own page.
  • Adding legacy photos to the website. The website prior to 2014 had a photo gallery, and this will be reinstated with a password which will be presented in the email version of the newsletter.
  • Archiving of all news items before 2021. All news items prior to January 1st 2021 will move to a page dedicated to archived news.
  • Addition of a photo on the home page. This revolves around some images, but we will be adding and replacing these photos as necessary.
  • Making the banners full-width. The Website banners at the top of each page will increase in size, and clicking them will return you to the home page.

Note that this is the first part of a club website refresh planned for this year.

Further future work will include replacing images displayed in certain places on the website, and an inspection of all of the content within the website with a view to a refresh.

Please note that while these changes are being made some parts of the site may not load correctly, so please bear with me.

If you have any comments regarding the website please can you direct these to me Paul Walters 

 

Awards Evening 30th April 2022

Just a reminder that the new date for the Awards evening is Saturday 30th April 2022. Tickets are on sale via LoveAdmin. If you have already purchased a ticket this will be valid for the new date.

 

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. 

 

SportShoes.com discount code

Just FYI the January discount code (which we'll put in the email version of the newsletter) is still good until Wednesday 2nd February. We should be able to publish the February code next week.

 

Junior Section News

Surrey Schools Inter-Counties XC Selection - from David Mills

There were many excellent performances by RPAC Juniors at the recent Surrey Schools XC Championships.

Having qualified to take part through the district races held in November, the Championships now provided a route into the Surrey Schools XC teams for the upcoming South East Schools Inter-Counties matches.

By virtue of their strong performances in the Championships, the following from RPAC have been selected to represent Surrey Schools:

Seniors: Oscar Curry and Eva Marsh.
Inter Girls: Lucy Dénecé, Ella Scrase and Nicole Haycock.
Inter Boys: Samuel Stapley, Euan Willis and Sammy Rolaston.
U14 Boys: Max Orchard, Stanley Phillips and Teemu Sara-aho.

Many congratulations to the above on their Surrey selection.

  

Senior Section News 

Couch to 5K Programme starts

The January to March Couch to 5K programme has now started. The participants run 3 times a week, with one of the runs being a communal session in Priory Park starting at 10:30AM each Saturday, meeting at a park bench between the Reigate Priory building and the Sunken Garden. We usually finish off at the café.

If you wish to turn up to run with the group and provide encouragement you would we very welcome - but please email Paul Waltersfirst.

This programme will run up to Saturday 26th March where the participants will graduate by running a Park Run - probably Ifield Mill Pond, Tilgate Park or Riddlesdown. Keep the date for your diary.

 

Tuesday Social Running Group

You may not know that there is a Tuesday Social running group each week at 6:30PM originally intended for members who complete the Couch to 5K programme but in reality is open to all members.

As it's winter we're currently on roads, and we generally run circuits of up to 3 miles. If you'd be interested email Paul Walters 

 

Saturday 29th January Beckenham Place Park

Ben Stanton represented Reigate Priory AC at this event. Result to follow.

 

Saturday 29th January London Winter Walk

Kate Knight completed this 42Km event, marathon number 94 done, only 6 to go for the 100th! Kate reports that it was a fantastic day out with plenty of people to cheer her on.

 

Dates for Your Diary

Sunday 6th February training session from the YMCA in Princes Road

Mike Pocock, Ian Edmonds and Ian Burks will be offering 2 training runs on Sunday 6th February from 9am at the YMCA in Princes Rd. Probably 10 miles and 13 miles but they will be tailored to those who turn out on the day.

As usual we will offer free tea, coffee and biscuits Pre and post run! 

Saturday 19th February Surrey League XC

Reserve the date. This is the last match of the season (match 4). Ladies are at Effingham Common for a  11:00AM start. Men are at Lloyd Park for a 3:00PM start.

Saturday 26th February National XC - Parliament Hill Fields 3pm

Save the date. Described by Tom as "12K of punishing mud and hills". Sounds fun.

Sunday 6th March MABAC Priory Park 10:00

 Save the date - we need a good turn out.

Sunday 20th March YMCA Y2Y North Downs Trek

This is either a full marathon or alternatively a 14 mile route from Denbies. You can see the full details of the event here.

All proceeds from Y2Y will go to the YMCA Life Change fund to pay for YMCA services helping young people get their lives back on track following the Pandemic.

  

Keep in touch

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   

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