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Now that Parkrun has returned one of our members suggested that it would be good to see who had run which Parkruns and the best times and age gradings each week. There is a simple way of seeing who ran which Parkrun and their time by clicking here. This week RPAC runners ran in Parkruns ranging from Norwich to Woolacombe Dunes. Age grading requires us to open each race and harvest the results - a bit of a task. This week Graham Bull took the honours with a score of 78.00%, closely followed by Annette Morris on 76.29%, Ian Stammars on 74.49% and Jo Davey on 73.83%. Please let us know if this is of interest; if it is we may need to recruit a volunteer to help collate the age graded scores .
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
Congratulations to Lilah Unwin by David Mills
Congratulations to Lilah Unwin who finished in 5th place in the final of the England Athletics U15 Girls 800m held in Manchester over the weekend.
Lilah came through her heat on Saturday to return for the final on Sunday. Despite the cold, wet conditions, the race was quick with Lilah finishing in 2:17:86.
Lily B League Guildford 7th August from Mike Gent
The second match of the girls Lily B league took place at Guildford on Saturday. We had a strong turn out from the U11s and Reigate athletes were very much to the fore. We won both the 600m races through Lisette Matthews and Zara Wright. Zara also had the longest long jump and then Freja Kargbo and Lisette won their 75m sprints. Denise Ornella and Amy Dhanda both performed strongly in their first competitive match for the Club and Florence and Gracie Shade show their strong all-round ability with great results across all three events. The highlight though was the 4 X100m relay where we managed to field two teams and came second in both races after an impromptu fifteen minute training session with a juice bottle as a baton.
In the older age groups we were somewhat depleted, but dominated the U15 800m where Ella Scrase won the A race and Sophia Bryant the B race, and Eva Marsh followed up her win in the County Championship with another great time in the U17 1500m.
Dates For Your Diary from Mike Gent
Upcoming dates for Junior Section track league events are as follows:
15 August Ebbisham League - Woodcote School Coulsdon - U11s, U13s and U15s - Boys only
28 August - Lily B - Sutton- Girls U11-U17s
4 September - YDL LAG - Sutton - U13-U15 Boys and girls
5 September - YDL UAG - Crawley - U17- U20 Boys and girls
Senior Section News
MABAC Wimbledon 3rd August - our best result to date
A really strong turnout helped RPAC to secure a best ever third place in the MBAC race held on Wimbledon Common last Tuesday, 3rd August. A full report is here, but the highlights are that we had 22 senior and 2 junior athletes taking part and that Andrew Reeves, Neil Fenwick and Frank O'Regan came in second, fourth and sixth respectively in the men's race with Anna Roberson, Gillian O'Regan and Bethany Higgins finishing well up in the ladies race. Joel Lawrence was the first home in the one lap race. Full results will be added to the results section once they have been finalised.
It would be great if we can get an equally good turnout at the remaining MBAC events.
Thursday PM training sessions in August ***not at the track***
Just a reminder that on Thursdays in August there will be no track sessions but instead we will be holding sessions in Priory Park at 7pm. Meet under the big tree close to the café but please let us know if you are coming.
Southern Athletics League Match 3 Saturday 14th August at K2
A reminder that the final Southern Athletics League match of 2021 will take place on Saturday 14th August at K2. This is the league where we enter a combined team with Dorking and Mole Valley AC and Holland Sports. This is open to U17, U20, Seniors and Vets. There are some different events this time round. If you are interested in taking part please email
Surrey Road Relays 4th September at Wimbledon
You should have received an email about this in the last day or two.
Full details are as follows :
Each leg is approximately 3 miles and starts and finishes on the athletics track in Wimbledon Park and all levels of ability are welcome and encouraged. The first leg runner will set off at 12 noon and teams will be allocated nearer the time by the captains. Club vests must be worn and there are no entries on the day. The race is free to enter for club members.
Numbers per team are as follows:
Senior men - team of 6
Vet men over 40 and over 50 - team of 4
Vet men over 60 - team of 3
Senior women and vet women over 35 - team of 4
Vet women over 45 - team of 3
New for this year is women over 55 - team of 3
Runners must be at least 17 years old on 31st August 2021 and must be Surrey qualified to take part in the Surrey County Championships. This means runners must have been born in Surrey or have lived in Surrey for the last 9 months.
Please let the appropriate captain know if you are available by clicking on the email address below. Please note that responses will go to captains/vice captains/team managers
If you have a specific leg you would like to run or you are willing to run more than one leg (if required), please let us know when replying and we will do our best to accommodate your preference - deadline is Tuesday the 31st of August 2021
Men should respond to and ladies should respond to
Interim Positions in Club Championships
You will recall that for this year we decided that the Club Championships would be awarded based on the fastest times recorded on the Power of 10 website
According to my calculations here are the scores on the doors so far...everything still to play for though! Please let me know if you think I am wrong!
|5K||George Roux||M||Men's Champion||00:15:50||Kirkby Mallory||17/04/2021|
|Eloise Bull||F||Ladies' Champion||00:18:43||Ardingly||05/05/2021|
|Elaine Reddyhoff||F||FV55||00:27:59||Kempton Park||15/05/2021|
|10K||George Roux||M||Men's Champion||00:33:25||Battersea||05/06/2021|
|Gillian O' Regan||F||Ladies' Champion||00:43:29||Kempton Park||03/04/2021|
|10M||Tom Almond||M||Men's Champion||00:54:47||Dorking||11/07/2021|
|Ginevra Stoneley||F||Ladies' Champion||01:06:09||Dorking||11/07/2021|
|Gillian O' Regan||F||FV35||01:19:06||Dorking||11/07/2021|
|Tom Almond||M||Men's Champion||01:10:41||Goodwood||25/04/2021|
|Ginevra Stoneley||M||Ladies' Champion||02:55:29||Windsor||03/04/2021|
Shere Trail Races Saturday 21st August from Moray Carey
The Shere Run offers 3 different distances: a 10k run, a half marathon, and a 42k run. There is also the option to compete in the 42k event as part of a team of 3.
Offering some of the most scenic trail runs available in the South-East of England, this is a truly fantastic event whether you are new to running or a seasoned pro.
Venue - Shere Recreation Ground, Upper Street, Shere, Guildford GU5 9JF Timetable 07:30 Registration opens at Shere Village Hall
09:00 42k race begins (10 hour cut-off time)
09:30 21k race begins
10:00 10k race begins
As part of our ongoing battle against plastics at these events we will also kindly ask you to bring your own drinking cup to be used at drink stations (the 10k route has one, the 21k two and the 42k five drink stations)
Facilities There will be free parking on site and afterwards you can enjoy the refreshments, music and wood fired pizzas which are on offer.
Mandatory Kit List All competitors must carry a mobile phone and food & water with them on the day.
• Advance - https://www.trekhireuk.com/events/shere-42k/
• On-the-day – in cash only but there’s no guarantee you’ll receive a medal/t-shirt
Click here for the Runner’s World review
Don't forget that Jim Vince is planning to make the 42 km race his 100th Marathon, so it would be good to get some other RPAC athletes out in support.
River Relay 5th September received from MABAC
"I am sending this to all MABAC clubs for your interest. This event was devised many years ago by Feltham Puffers, a (now disbanded) MABAC League club and involved a 30 mile course from the totem pole in Windsor Park to Old Deer Park Sports Ground, Richmond. Over the years various route changes were witnessed and then, like the Puffers, the event was discontinued. A few years ago the event was rekindled by The Stragglers with a modified route and so now we have:
THE RIVER RELAY 2021 (see http://www.stragglers.org/clublife/event/432757)
Date: 5 Sep 2021 09:00 Course: Dorney Church to Hawker Centre, Ham
The race is now run over 5 stages, following the Thames Path from Boveney Church near Windsor to the Hawker Centre in Ham, with a total distance of 26.2 miles. As in previous years, teams must feature at least one female and one veteran,, giving an opportunity for clubs to put runners together who may not normally share a team.
Entry fee: £10 per runner if they are England Althetics affiliated, £12 for unaffiliated
Epsom & Ewell Harriers Mad Miles Race
If you fancy a competitive track mile Epsom and Ewell are hosting their annual Mad Miles Event on 26th August, entry is £5. Details and registration are here.
Neil Fenwick reports that he ran his first 10K in RPAC colours yesterday in Battersea Park, coming in 15th overall and second in his age category in an excellent time of 36:39. Well done Neil!
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