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Run and Ride Reigate success for team RGS!

 

A huge thank you to all those who took part in Run Reigate on Sunday 19 September 2021. With 23 runners and many more sponsors, the event raised over £2,300 with Ride Reigate participants adding another £700 towards the Nightingale Fund.!

Run Reigate

The full breadth of the Reigatian community was represented, with students, parents and staff, as well as former students and parents of alumni, forming the RGS Run Reigate team. Everyone had a fabulous time and commented on the great atmosphere.

 

First Form pupil, Sophie P said,

“I really enjoyed Run Reigate and, knowing I was raising money for such a worthwhile cause, really motivated me – especially on the challenging hills. I was happy to complete the 5k in 25.22, a personal best and was delighted to achieve fourth girl in the U15s. I am proud to be a Reigatian and look forward to supporting the Nightingale Fund again.”

 

Congratulations also to another of our younger pupils, Sam B, who came fifth in the U15s (he’s only 12) and 11th overall, with a time of 21.48.

 

Current parent, Tina Baklanov reported,

“The half marathon was such a challenging (but stunning) course and the other runners were extremely supportive of each other, smiling or passing the odd positive comment. I was also staggered how well  attended it was – one lady I was chatting to now lives in Cornwall, having previously lived in Reigate. She travelled all the way back just to run the race! I found that very moving. Finally, the students from RGS who were giving out water around mile 11 were all full of energy and encouragement. It was just what was needed, so, thank you RGS!”

 

Ride Reigate

Ironically, this cycling event was nearly cancelled due to the fuel crisis, with emergency and maintenance support vehicles wondering whether they would make it! Fortunately, things started to ease up just in time and the sun came out making it a beautiful Sunday morning ride through the Surrey and West Sussex countryside!

We were delighted to have eight cyclists take on the 50k or 100k challenge as part of team RGS.

Current parent, Matt Jones, said,

“The weather was lovely but the course a little hillier than I expected! All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday morning with the added benefit of raising some money for a worthy cause.”

 

Linda Stephens, RGS staff 1984-2018 and parent of former student completed the 50k route and told us,

“We had great fun, but will definitely do the 100k next time!”


If you are interested in taking part in Run or Ride Reigate 2022, register your interest by emailing the Foundation team at foundation@reigategrammar.org.

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