Weekly Running Update from David Lloyd Redway Runners
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Club Wednesday run - Christmas special - 18 December 2013
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Merry Christmas to all from

David Lloyd Redway Runners


New Year Mail

As you pause your Garmin for the Christmas time, hope all your Xmas plans are running to time and you are pacing it just nicely - have a PB Christmas - will have a weekly mail next week as usual on Thursday or Friday - depending on how post event celebrations go!!
Remember no loop backs on the beer
Have a great Green christmas!

Welcome events

Have previously mention on Tuesday 14 January in the evening going to trial a welcome evening, where runners come along and we tell them a bit about the club and then go for a short run.

Well not forgetting the daytime runners we are going to try on Thursday morning 9 January (9.15 to about 12:00) having a table just inside the entrance to David Lloyd and telling people about the running club.

So far have Martin, Portia, Abigail and Tim helping if anyone else can come along in the green please do.

More details on the evening session further down this mail.

Target 10K

Our friends at Race Timing Systems have given to DLRR paid members a £5 discount of entry to the Target 10K on the 12 January 2014
You will need a unique code to get the discount and this can only be claimed with on-line entries - you need to get a unique code from me (Martin) so if you want the code get in touch - by using the code we will also put you on the 'Who Racing Where page' on the club website
More details on the event at:

pacing @ parkrun

Well we are going to do it again - that is Pacing at parkrun, looking at the 18 January, which also happens to be the MK parkrun birthday event - was prompted that we do this following the mail in received, which you can see below. Also it is a way that we can give something back as a club - especially as we have so many of you volunteering every week - not really looking at have a DLRR only volunteers week as we are there every week.

Anyway can you help - you will qualify for the volunteer points and have agreed with MK parkrun that if we can not fill the slots will open up to others - so come on - if you can help please let me know what time you will run

I just wanted to update you on the amount of positive comments received from parkrunners when we paced a few Saturdays back. I have actually had people come up to me asking when it would happen again, thanking us as they have achieved there PB's, they felt it was brilliant as gave them goals and to push themselves, also one new parkrunner asked me a couple of Saturday's ago where my number was and why this wasn't done weekly?
I think this shows what value DLRR brings to such events and that we are keen to help others. The feedback has been great and maybe something we can do more often (not weekly though!!) I would be more than happy to pace

So far have these slots filled:
20 mins Stuart Sullivan
21 Paul Woodward
22 Mick Bates
23 Ian Brookes
24 Simon Baker
25 Spencer Ollington
26 Steve Burlace
27 Jen Bates
28 Glenn Dickinson
29 Andy Worth
32 Jen Wallis

On this date we also have our beginners group doing parkrun so Russ will be looking for buddies as well

Let me know if you can fill the slots 20 minutes or less or 29, 30, 31 or 33+

Christmas running

We are now into the Christmas running schedule - you can find the list from the home page and clicking Merry Christmas or click here
DLRR at the Up and Running Winter Milton Keynes Half Marathon 15 December 2013

Christmas Competition - Beginners groups

Had this from Gareth, so come on lets get behind it and if you have been involved with a beginners group with DLRR then share those testimonials
To all the marvelous run leaders,
It's CHRISTMAS COMPETITION time and you can win a head torch!
All you need to do is follow the instructions below. But the really cool part is that we want you to share this competition with all your runners and ask them to post a photo and testimonial about how you helped with their success. Each testimonial will increase the chances of you waking up Christmas Day, checking Facebook and finding out you are the WINNER.
So please get sharing, shout about your successes and have a great torchlit Christmas

2013s top testimonial -
We want to know all about your running experiences this year. If you are a run leader then tell us about your group or an individual runner. If you are a runner you nominate your run leader and tells why they are awesome. ALL entries MUST be posted to the Run England Bucks Facebook page
and MUST include a photo and responses to the following questions:
  • 1. What was your situation like before running?
  • 2. What reservations did you have about a beginners running group.
  • 3. What was the process of being in the group like?
  • 4. What was the ONE best result you had from the group.
Many thanks to Up and Running Christmas Elf (aka Amy) for the awesome prize of a head torch!

Cross Country Championships

We have 48 DLRR entries for the Cross Country on 4 January 2014 in Luton - all the names have been added to the 'who is racing' where page as well at:

We have had confirmation of our entry, with final instructions - you can find a link to these on the news page on the club web site

MK Infinity Run

The new MK infinity run in Milton Keynes is planned for the 13th and 14th September and is 100 miles in 24 hours – as solo runner, as a relay team of 4 or a relay team of 10. Get in shape and take part in a challenge on your own doorstep. How hard can it be?

Anyway DLRR are going to be working with the organisors of this event and will be helping to promote the event and runners potentially joining our Sunday runs as training runs, MK Infinity Run is a first for Milton Keynes and takes you “To Bedford and Beyond”

They aim to raise £10,000 for local charities by this time next year and to do that have created a unique community event for local people, Supported by local business. 100 runners to raise £100 for local charity

So if you are interested in taking part you need to register your interest on the link;

Also if you know any business who would be interested in getting involved supporting or sponsoring this event then let me know and can pass on details?

Who do you know that is just crazy enough to attempt to run 100 miles in 24hours?

New Beginners Groups

Starting in the new year we have TWO new free beginners groups starting

These new 10 week beginner’s courses and end with the group doing the Milton Keynes free 5K parkrun on a Saturday morning, then joining the clubs runs

So if you know anyone who has a new year resolution to start running or get back to running then get them to sign up on the link below, saying which group they want to sign up for

The New daytime group will be on Thursday mornings at 10:00 with Portia starting on the 16 January

The New evening group will be on Tuesday evenings at 18:00 with Gareth starting on the 21 January

Places are limited so book early and more details at:

Please share this info with anyone who may be interested.

Sweatshop Sale

Its that time of year again when sale is upon us and the official launch of Sale is on Boxing day. As a great local club we are inviting you all to our Sale preview day on Christmas eve, 8am till 4pm.

If there is any last minute gifts, stocking fillers or even some new shoes for yourself, we are giving you the option to get the first look at sale before the ever popular stock sells out. So don't miss out and come and grab yourself a bargain.

Jantastic 2014

DLRR are a team on Jantastic, so why not join in, Tasha has kindly set DLRR up as a team, everyone needs to sign up individually and then join the team, it is all fun and free. Its worked on a % basis so everyone can set their own targets depending on specific goals/abilities etc and as long as they stick to targets and log their runs it will all count towards the teams points
So come on get signed up at:

Christmas @ DLRR 


Lots of running over the Christmas and New Year with DLRR, to see when check on the link below


Also links to other Christmas items, like which parkruns are having extra runs, the club Christmas raffle and meal

Welcome to DLRR evening

In January we usually get many new runners joining us for the first run with the club and one thing we are going to try next year is a 'welcome to DLRR' evening',

We could do with your help in getting this invite out to anyone who may be interested in the club or any part of the club. Also if you are free on the evening to come and meet new runners and tell them your story about running with DLRR.

New runners are more than welcome to come along to our main club runs on Monday evenings at 19.00 or Wednesday mornings at 9.30am, or to try the marathon (and half) training Sunday runs (,

But we are also going to offer this free 'welcome evening' to come along if you have just started with the club or want to make this you first time with DLRR and find out more about us.

It will be on Tuesday 14 January at 19.00 upstairs at David Lloyd and we will first of all tell new runners a little bit about the club and what we do and about how our runs work and how we look after all our runners and the benefits of being in a club.

After this we will then go out for a short run to give a nice easy demonstration of what we do on some of our runs.

We will have plenty of time for any questions.and aim it to last about 75 to 90 minutes

Marathon clinics at DLRR

Previously told you about the DLRR marathon clinics to help runners at Spring marathons and general running,, well details of all three are all on the club website, also information on how to book.
If you are interested, then recommend booking as soon as possible as places are going to be opened to a wider group very soon

Free running places with Alzheimer's Research UK

Had this through from Alzheimers Research UK and been asked to pass on:

Dear Martin and Members of David Lloyd Redway Runners
 I wanted to let you know that Alzheimer’s Research UK has spaces in a number of great running events in 2014. We would love your support with raising vital funds and awareness for dementia research while you get into tip-top running form in 2014!
Adidas Silverstone half marathon: 2 March 2014
This event takes place at the world-famous Silverstone motor racing circuit. The online public entry system has now closed but we still have places available with no charge. The closing date for applications is 27 January 2014.
Bupa 10,000: 25 May 2014
This race starts and finishes at St James’ park, London, passing many of the capital’s iconic sights. This is a great family day out and you can apply for one of our places free of charge. The closing date for applications is 7 April 2014.  
British 10K: 13 July 2014
This event has been described as ‘the world’s greatest road race route’ and you can apply for one of our places free of charge! You will be running through the heart of London passing many of the city’s best-loved landmarks.
If you or your team mates would like to apply for one (or all!) of these events, please complete our application form here and return to us as soon as possible.
If you are successful in receiving one of our places, you will receive a fundraising pack full of ideas and inspiration to help get you started as well as an Alzheimer’s Research UK running vest to wear during training and on the day!
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. As research experts, we fund world-class pioneering scientists to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. For further information about our work, please visit our website here.
We look forward to hearing from you with any questions, and to welcoming you to Team Alzheimer’s Research UK to help defeat dementia!
Kind regards
The Community Fundraising Team
Fundraising Line: 0300 111 5 777
Fundraising email:
Twitter @ARUKnews
Registered charity no. 1077089 and SC042474

Running Bites

-Have you ‘liked’ our Facebook page yet – if not you are missing the club updates – just click link below and click like
-The RockSolidRace on Saturday  20 September and DLRR have the 11:40 wave start, please put your team as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners' enter at:

-If you know of anyone who would like to offer the club discounts / benefits – get in touch
-If you have entered any races let us know and will add you to the ‘Who’s racing Where’ page of the web-site.
- If you spot anything wrong on the club web site or have done a race – please let us know.

parkrun Results

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 ‘David Lloyd Redway Runners’
Other results are posted on the results page on our web page (that is if you have sent a link to the results to Nigel)
Results for Aylesbury parkrun, event number 7, 14/12/2013.
110 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Kerr MILLAR (M) (Queens Park Harriers) in a time of 00:16:53. The first lady completing the course was Sophie BARNARD (F) (Queens Park Harriers) in a time of 00:20:06. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
48 Warwick John PAYNE 00:23:46
67 Sophie MARTIN 00:26:18
68 Carol DOWNS 00:26:19
87 Jennifer WALLIS 00:29:30

Results for Cannon Hill parkrun, event number 171, 14/12/2013.
317 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Unknown ATHLETE (M) in a time of 00:16:39. The first lady completing the course was Catherine BLEW (F) (Taunton AC) in a time of 00:18:11. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
49 Jeremy BAKER 00:20:48

Results for Milton Keynes parkrun, event number 202, 14/12/2013.
351 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was James ARNOLD (M) (Shenley Striders) in a time of 00:17:59. The first lady completing the course was Geraldine BROOKMAN (F) (MK Lakeside Runners) in a time of 00:18:45. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
8 William SHIPPIN 00:18:54
10 Tony DAGLISH 00:19:00
12 Paul BARNES 00:19:24
13 Stephen RICHARDSON 00:19:39
14 Gareth SNELSON 00:19:43
15 Nigel SHEPPARD 00:19:50
22 Karen LENNOX 00:20:14
24 Paul WOODWARD 00:20:34
26 John LOXLEY 00:20:39
27 Alan HUMPHRIES 00:20:42
28 Geoff NEW 00:20:48
30 Gavin SKELLY 00:20:58
42 Julie LOXLEY 00:22:00
48 Simon BAKER 00:22:15
53 Mick BATES 00:22:30
54 Steve BURLACE 00:22:41
69 Martin Andrew SHEPPARD 00:23:26
72 Martin LAWRENCE 00:23:29
80 Neil HIGSON 00:23:58
92 Tim MACKLEY 00:24:42
98 Tim GIFFEN 00:25:01
99 Melanie WRIGHT 00:25:02
101 Laura DAVIS 00:25:09
103 David ROSE 00:25:14
104 Bryan LEGGETT 00:25:17
128 Rees HALL 00:26:18
130 Eric ARMITAGE 00:26:23
139 Ian STEVENS 00:26:42
140 Kassia GARDNER 00:26:43
146 Len VAUGHAN 00:26:56
149 Martin DOWNTON 00:26:58
154 Helen VAUGHAN 00:27:14
160 Andy WORTH 00:27:27
161 Debra ANDREWS 00:27:27
163 Colin GOODCHILD 00:27:33
166 Gillian SHEPPARD 00:27:38
168 Julie MARTIN 00:27:46
171 Mark CANHAM 00:27:52
173 Richard DODDS 00:27:56
187 Len VORALIA 00:28:37
190 Will HANCOCK 00:28:40
191 Nigel David GALE 00:28:52
205 Richard COLES 00:29:36
208 Anne HULLY 00:29:49
209 Karen LAWRENCE 00:29:49
223 Katherine HANCOCK 00:30:06
230 Helen BLUCHER-ALTONA 00:30:17
234 Denise CLAYDEN 00:30:29
242 Lesley WILLMOTT 00:30:46
243 Louise AMOS 00:30:51
256 Helen HINDLEY 00:31:16
261 Emma LILLEY 00:31:29
269 Terri HUGEL 00:31:49
275 Juliet THOMPSON 00:32:24
290 Claire BOWLES 00:33:12
300 Emily HANCOCK 00:34:34
301 Sharon HANCOCK 00:34:34
302 Gill ASHLEY 00:34:45
304 Salima KESWANI 00:34:49
305 Caroline MAHONY 00:34:49
309 Pippa DOWNTON 00:35:16
310 Sam DOWNTON 00:35:16
314 Joanne WEST 00:35:36
342 Rafael Alejandro CICCI 00:38:32
349 Lyn FAIRWEATHER 00:45:34
350 Leigh STEERE 00:45:35

Results for Yeovil Montacute parkrun, event number 15, 14/12/2013.
117 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Jason SCOTT (M) in a time of 00:18:44. The first lady completing the course was Melissa HOLMES (F) (Yeovil Olympiads AC) in a time of 00:22:25. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
11 Tim MILES 00:21:00
113 Charlotte MILES 00:40:44

Results for York parkrun, event number 85, 14/12/2013.
200 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Tanausu CASTELLANO SOSA (M) (Birchfield Harriers) in a time of 00:16:55. The first lady completing the course was Orna O'TOOLE (F) (York Triathlon Club) in a time of 00:22:08. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated:
172 Hannah LINFORD 00:29:55
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Normal Running Timetable

RUNNING CLUB - all standards - 3 or 4 miles, with Vanessa or the Step up group which does 2.7 miles at a gentle pace. Meet near the barrier entrance at 19.00 or if you are new at 18.50.
6 to 7 miles, approximately 9 minute/mile pace, meet reception 11.00 for a 60-75 minute run.
RUNNING CLUB - all standards - meet at 9.30 prompt in reception for a max 1 hour run (we mix up runs with Interval sessions or hills or a handicap run).
Evening run or session work (hills, intervals or the handicap run) meet near the barriers at 19.00 led by Vanessa.
10 miles, 9 minute/mile pace or faster, 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 'David Lloyd 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
Small Print
'David Lloyd Redway Runners' is independent affiliated running club but supported by David Lloyd, if you would like to join the club you will find a form on our website. We are not part of David Lloyd and you do not need to be a David Lloyd member to join us.
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