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Update; 26 May 2016

Newport Pagnell Carnival

Date for your diary! Redway Runners needs you for Newport Pagnell carnival on 25 June.

The creative team have been beavering away on a float so we need as many Redway Runners as possible in their green t shirts, hoodies, caps, also wearing a medal and race number if you have one

Free entry to the carnival for those in green who we need to walk alongside the float and generating a fantastic atmosphere, with our very own Nathan on the PA! We would love to have children on the float, especially if they have green t shirts too.

Please let Annette know if you can help

Let's make this big, let's make sure Newport Pagnell know who we are!

Bank Holiday Monday

Next Monday is Bank Holiday Monday 30 May - we have the usual evening runs at 6pm and 7pm.

In the morning the we will be holding the club Green mile - meeting at 10.00 at David Lloyd reception - this session is suitable for all and runners will cover around 3 miles

This session replaces the 9.30 session usually with Doug

Redway Runners Festival of Running

Not long now to the very first club Festival of Running with the full marathon and a half marathon on the Saturday (4 June). On the Sunday (5 June) it is the 10K and a half marathon. All races are sold out

Pleased to let you know that Gemma and some of her friends will be at the finish line to give runners a free sports massages.

Gemma is looking forward to meeting you all.

Later this week we will issue the race brief, for those not running and can help with the aid station handing out water & topping up snacks that would be great find David the event director on the day

For those not running or helping please come along and cheer on the runners.

No club Sunday run 5 June

Handicap run

The results from the recent Handicap Run on the Thursday night have been uploaded to the website!

Details can be found at

Redway Runners Furzton Relay

Get up...Get going...Conquer!

Join the fun and enter the Redway Runners Furzton Relay, which is a timed 4-person relay race held on the redways and paths around the beautiful Furzton Lake in Milton Keynes on Saturday 16 July @ 2pm. Each lap is approximately 2.5 miles and is open to any runner over the age of 17.

TEAMS: £9.50 per runner plus 75p booking fee. Event profits go to the club charity of the year.

Online entry:

In the press

Looks like our runners have been getting themselves in the press with Spencer in the MK Citizen 5 May edition - he is also on the font page and Jonathan Clements makes his photo into what looks like the National Trust magazine.
Well done

Cattle Creep 2016

We have from our friends at Results base a discount for paid club members for the Cattle Creep 10K on Wednesday 22 June

More on the event at:

Discount code is in these mails under race discounts

Decathlon Store Vacancies

The new Decathlon store in Milton Keynes opens in June and they have job vacancies - be nice to see so friendly Redway Runners faces in store - details below:
We are looking for people who enjoy sharing own sporting expertise with others. People who thrive on challenges and are looking for practical and innovative solutions. Someone who lives and breaths sport.
Are you enthusiastic? Keen on providing excellent customer service and want to learn more? As a Sports Advisor  you’ll be given an unrivaled degree of responsibility,ensuring your department is attractive, welcoming and clear to understand for our customers at all times.
Are you ready for this challenge? Come and join us!

New Club Discount - The Treatment Lab

We have a new 10% discount off all treatments at The Treatment lab for club members. They offer a range of treatments, including Sports Massage, Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy.
All the details on the club web site at

Kevin in Mercedes magazine

Well done to club member Kevin Ferris who did a bit for promoting the club and had an interview with the Mercedes magazine (see below). This gets sent to about 2,500 people so we might get some interest in the club.
He did ask them to include a bit more about the club with contact details and beginners groups etc. but they left it out sadly. 

Lake District full & Half

Photos from Brathay in the Lake District. Eleven Redway Runners went to Windremere for the full marathon and half. Course hilly and they had fabulous weather.

Well done all.

Gwen at MK parkrun

Our Gwen was back in MK on Saturday 14 May and did the MK parkrun

Chicks Chase

Well done a Redway Runners at the Chicks Chase on Thursday evening 19 May

Steve's 50th parkrun

Well done to Steve Morris who completed his 50th parkrun At Rushmere on Saturday  21 May

Pitsford 10K

Redway Runners at the Pitsford 10k on Sunday 8 May with super Rachel first lady home, Phils first 10k, everyone did fantastic in the heat it was hard

Tough Mudder

Well done to Redway Runners,  Mick, Chris and Colin who completed Tough Mudder in Grantham on Saturday 21 May

OX Ultra

Well done to Sinead who completed the Ox Ultra on Sunday she said 'Endless miles of mud, plus sweat, tears and quite a bit of blood in 36.3 miles at the Ox Ultra. But I finished in 7hr 47.'

Jessica Run

Well done to a younger Redway Runners taking part in Jessica's mile for Harrys rainbow on Saturday, Finley was very fast after also doing the MK parkrun in the morning, All youngsters were fantastic and had a great time.

Falkirk parkrun

Helen and Len went up to Falkirk parkrun last Saturday, they said it is a ' Lovely trail run with a significant incline thrown in, ouch!'

Well done

Windsor Half

Well done, Lorraine, Janet, Pet, Layla and token hen Paul who were at Sunday's Windsor River Trail Half representing the club and getting Redway Runners cheers!

Chef of the year

Well done to our very own Spencer Ollington who recently won the MK Chef of the Year.

Club Charity of the Year 2016/2017

Had the letter from the Haemophilia Society about them being the clubs Charity of the Year this year

Summer half term Startrack

Had this through and asked to let you know about it for the youngsters over the half term
This is to let you know about Startrack, which is returning by popular demand in the Summer half term break. As there is a Bank Holiday on the Monday, this will run from Tuesday 31st May to Friday 3rd June inclusive. We will cover every event we can across the first three days, and have a team competition on the last day. At the end of the week each participant will receive a certificate which records their performances at each event.

All you will have to do is bring any child you want to participate along. There is a small cost which covers investment in the indoor equipment we use at the club. You do not need to be a member to take part. If you can only come to some days, it doesn't matter ... just come along ...

There are 2 sessions, separated by age group:

  • aged 5-8:    9.00am-10.15am
  • aged 9-16:    10.30am-12 noon

Tues 31 May - Friday 3rd June Price is £4 per session, if they can only come to some of the days, or £12 as a block for the whole week.

It would be really handy if you could give me an indication in advance if your child will be attending, it will help with setting things up that first morning.

There is a form to complete (if your child did not do Startrack at Easter) but you can do that when you arrive if you prefer. Otherwise, just turn up!

Remember, no need to do a new form if you completed one at Easter, so long as no details have changed

For more info contact Mick by mail at:

LFR invite night - Tues 12th July

Leighton Fun Runners have invited Redway Runners to the summer invite night - details below
LFR would like to invite you to our summer invite night, the annual LFR Pyjama Run!

Fancy dress is optional (but highly encouraged) and the run will start and end at The Globe Inn on the Grand Union Canal. We'll have an option of two route distances which take in sections of the canal and local woods before joining us for a drink at The Globe afterwards.

When: Tuesday July 12th, 7:15pm

Where: The Globe Inn, Globe Ln, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2TA

What: 3 mile or 6 mile route along the canal and woodland followed by drinks at the Globe.

We'd love to see you there, if you are interested in coming along then please do let us know by registering on our website so we can get an idea of numbers.  You can do so here: 

Any questions please feel free to drop us a mail

Leighton Fun Runners

Race for Life Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Race for Life has a 5k &10k upcoming in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes on Sunday 12th June - more below

Ladies, it’s time to lace up your trainers, and walk, jog, or charge your way around Race for Life 2016.

Through raising money at Race for Life to fund groundbreaking research into new drugs and treatments, you can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.


Let’s beat cancer sooner

Limited Time Offer: 50% off at Holiday Inn

We have had this offer through from England Athletics for members - see below
IHG are giving England Athletics clubs an astounding 50% off their best flexible rates across the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe.
Is your club going travelling to events in July or August?
Ready to make your dream getaway a reality this summer for half the price?
Book now using this fantastic offer!
  • Applies to stays from 20th June - 7th September inclusive
  • Limited time offer - book by 30th June
  • Available when booked 5 days in advance of check in date
  • Rates are subject to availability
  • Maximum booking size: 9 rooms
Applies to over 500 participating hotels throughout the UK and Continental Europe including Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Staybridge Suites® and InterContinental® Hotels.
Terms and conditions can be found on the website

Book at:

Long Course weekend - volunteers wanted

Had this through - not sure if anyone is interested - if so let us know and will pass you contact details
We can see you have some members participating in the Long Course Weekend 2016 on the 8th – 10th July 2016.

Have you got a team of members, family & friends coming to support them? Why not volunteer over the weekend and potentially get £200 for the club?!

We’re offering groups of 10 people or more £200 for their club, school, team or charity! You don’t all have to do the same day and can be split over the weekend.

If you’re a sports team, for a group of 25 or more, you can even earn yourselves some new kit for the upcoming season! If you are interested, get in touch.

Volunteer Perks

Every volunteer who helps at our events will receive the following:-
FREE Volunteers t-shirt
FREE packed lunch
FREE entry to the volunteers party in September
A fantastic bespoke volunteer medal (only available at the Volunteers Party)

If you have people that would like to help out, please let me know as I would be delighted to help.

Newport Pagnell Carnival

Date for the diaries, Saturday 25 June is the Newport Pagnell carnival.

We have, courtesy of David Cooper, a float to decorate for the Redway Runners. We have materials, we have ideas, what we need is people!

Can anyone spare an hour or so to paint, cut, construct on the next few Wednesday evenings from 6-8 even if you can only spend an hour it would be really helpful?

Address is Bakro international transport, Yeomans Drive, blakelands, MK15 5LS.

Also if anyone has old running shoes that they are getting rid of, can we have them for the float, we are hoping that if any are any use we will find a running charity afterwards to donate them to.

Beat the Barge 2016

Forget the London Marathon and Milton Keynes Marathon, entries are now open for the years big event....BEAT THE BARGE 2016!

Further details will be coming out over the next few weeks but visit the Redway Runners website for race details and download the entry form


  • Limited places - for paid up club members only
  • 5 mile, multi terrain course
  • Fabulous park setting with local food stalls
  • Brilliant bespoke medal design (never to be seen again!) and goodie bag
  • Optional event T Shirt
  • Plus two brand new sponsors for this year - more info to follow shortly

All the info at:

Membership Renewals


Membership fees are still just £5 for another year, UKA fee is £13.

Anyway you can renew now, the easiest way is to make payment (£5 or £18) to the club bank account:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
Then drop a mail to to confirm you have paid - if any of your details have changed let us know - if however you want UKA on your membership and you have not had that previously then we will need a form.

If you want to renew by cheque then complete a form on the club web site (under join)

Put the completed form and payment in an envelop and pass to Martin at a club run or post to the address on the form. Cheques payable to 'Redway Runners'.

Also use link if you want to join.

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Redway Runners Race discounts

Special discounts have been arranged for Redway Runner paid members – this is the place to find the details

Once you have entered a race let Julie Martin know (e-mail and you can be added to the ‘who is racing’ page on the club website. After you have run the event, send a link to the results to Nigel Sheppard and your result will be added to the results section.

If you have any contacts that can offer the club a discount please get in touch with Jonathan who is looking after these for Redway Runners

Current discount list, shown in date order:

St Albans Half Marathon - 12 June 2016
A 15% discount using discount code REDWAY valid until 29 Feb 2016

Chick Chase 3 - 15 June 2016
Discount using discount code  RR_CHICKS3_2016

Cattle Creep 10K - 22 June 2016
Discount using code RedwayRunnersCattlecreep16

Silva Endure Multi-Sport Festival - 16 / 17 July
Enter by 31 March for 15% discount, Enter code EF15

NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon/10K - 25 September
Club member get a 15% discount for the NSPCC Half Marathon which is now in September with  RedwayRunnersNSPCC16 Enter at:

RockSolid, Milton Keynes - 29 October
REDWAYMILTON2016' This will give club members 15% off. Start in the 11:40 wave to run with others from the club, to be added to the Redway Runners team use password greenarmy enter at;

MK Winter Half - 11 December 2016
Discount using discount code RR_MKWH_2016


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Results are posted on the results page on our web page (that is if you have sent a link to the results to Nigel)

The latest club parkrun results are at: If you ran and are not listed then please, from a parkrun mail (results or newsletter), click the ‘manage my profile’ and you can then update your club to ‘Redway Runners’

Normal Running Timetable

We have many club runs a selection of the main runs is listed below, but you can find the full list at:

Main Club Run - all standards - 'Social run' 4 miles, with loop back for those who run 10 minute miles and quicker, 'Step up group' which does 2.7 miles at a gentle pace and the 'Club run' which does a 4 mile run with no loop backs, so you need to know the route. Each run has a tail runner.
Meet near the barrier entrance to leave at19.00 or if you are new at 18.50.

Mornings -  Meeting  at David Lloyd reception we have a step up/Coached session with Portia or Doug for 1 hour,
6 to 8 miles, approximately 9 minute/mile pace, meet reception 9:30 for a 60-75 minute run.
Main Club Run - all standards - meet at 9.30 prompt in at David Lloyd reception for a max 1 hour run (we mix up runs with Interval sessions or hills or a handicap run).

Social run aimed mainly at post-beginner or step-up level but suitable for quicker runners as well.  Meet on path opposite David Lloyd car park gates at 18:00

Early morning Club run, meet at 5:00am at Caldecotte car park on Monellan Grove, for 9 mile route around 7-8 minute mile pace, led by Jen
Evening social run or Step up to 10K runs or session work (hills, intervals or the handicap run) meet near the barriers to leave at 19.00
10 mile club run, at between 8 and 9 minute/mile pace, meet reception 9.30.
parkrun *, 5k meet at the mini bowl at Willen Lake 9.00 - all standards - free event - should register before attending and bring the barcode, you can register your club as 'Redway Runners' even if you have not joined as it is a free event.
Longer training runs, meet at 9.00 check the web site under 'Train' and ‘Sunday runs’ for details.
Please remember to do your warm up and cool downs before and after the run.
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