Weekly Running Update from Redway Runners
View this email in your browser
Redway Runners Sunday club run 13 November
Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Visit Our Website

In this issue:

Update; 17 November 2016

Christmas Charity Raffle 2016

We have a great list of prizes for this years club raffle, tickets are now on sale at £2 per ticket or £10 a strip - so do not delay in getting your tickets, all the profits go to the club charity of the year.

You can get you ticket now from Julie Martin or Martin, do not delay.

We draw the club raffle at the club Christmas party on the 2 December.

You can find a list of the prizes at:

If you can help us with a  prize or help with selling tickets and raising some money for the club charity please let us know

It is coming

Sorry to mention it, but Christmas is really on the way, we have a few changes to runs over the festive and New Year - all the details are on the club web site at:

Donations for MK Food Bank

This year again the club will be collecting for the Milton Keynes Food Bank, for those who are not as fortunate as us at Christmas in Milton Keynes, they tell us the items they really need are selection packs for the children (please make sure they are in date) and toiletries.

We will have a donation box at the entrance for the club Christmas party, and you can also leave donations with the run leads. We will collect to Monday 5 December

Camden Gear, Product Ambassadors

A while ago we told you that we had so free running belts for club members if they would become Camden Gear product ambassadors, well the first group have been selected by them and James from Camden Gear will be coming along to the start of the club Sunday run at 9am this week (20 November) to hand these over, and get a couple of photos.

The Sunday run this week is from the Harvestor at Loughton, we leave have both 60 and 90 minute options and have Sue on the tail bike - then we have the fantastic offer of Sausage or veggie roll and unlimited tea or coffee for £3. The Step up run is from Giffard Park Pub with Helen, a 45 minute run with max pace 11 minute miles

Those are listed below:

Henry Willmott
Jamie Farmer
Denise Browning
Shaun Bradley
Rachel Edwards
Neil Solanki
Hannah Chalk
Sadie Hursey
Simon Richards
Ashleigh Philp
Annette smyth
Anne Bonson
Sanjay Pandit
Nicky Ford
Simon Navin
Karen Lawrence
Sue Willis

Bad Hombre Live for Redway Runners

Did we tell you that we have Band Hombre performing live at this years club Christmas party - so do not delay, in getting the best party in town book, last few tickets left.

Details in this mail under Christmas Party

Cross Country - Tear Drop Lakes

Fantastic turnout from the club at the 2nd match in the Chiltern Cross Country League at Tear Drop Lakes on Saturday, We had 28 men & 15 women finishers for Redway Runners, great turnout, please keep those bibs safe for round 3 in December,.

Thanks to all the runners & supporters

Results team and individual results at:

Individual results also at:

Some photos at, note if you use any please credit "Photo by Barry Cornelius"

Dirt Half Challenge

Great turnout from Redway runners at the Dirt Hlaf Challenge on Saturday morning with 68 showing as finishing from a field of 695 finishers so nearly 1 in 10 runners was from the club!

Club member and Race Director for the Dirt half Challenge said 'The seventh Dirt Half Challenge took place on Saturday 12 November 2016.  Once again, the race was a sell out.  Conditions were cold with light rain and mud underfoot in places but some runners achieved personal bests despite the challenging nature of the course, with a killer hill about half way through the race before entering beautiful woodland trails.
The race was won by John Russell of Brackley & District Running Club in a time of 01:23:06, followed closely by Greg Spellman of Wellingborough & District AC in 01:23:15 and Sam Hazelton of Harpenden Arrows Running Club in 1:24:13. Mens Vet categories were won by: Luigi Fumero MV40, Greg Spellman MV50 and Jon Burgess MV60.
First Lady was Georgina Rawle with an impressive time of 1:34:07 followed by Jen Sangster of the Redway Runners in 01:37:08 and Laura Brine of Leighton Buzzard AC in 1:38:20.  Female Vet prizes were won by: Jen Sangster FV35, Fran Malin FV45,  Lesley Jenkinson Thorne FV55 and Diana Braverman FV65. 
The team prize went to Harpenden Arrows Running Club: James Chasen, Sam Hazelton, Emma Hobbs, Alex Smith & Benjamin Turner.

Feedback from the runners regarding the course, the support from the marshals and the organisation of the event was once again outstanding with many runners vowing they would be back next year.  A word of advice: enter early!'

Team Redway Runners were second placed team.

Results, which show 68 Redway Runners from 698 finishers at:

Photos at:

Well done all

Wednesday night run

Our Wednesday night run is getting very popular, so we are going to offer two options at 6pm from the barriers to David Lloyd and both runs will be about 40 to 45 minutes

Social run with Neil and Steph, for those doing 11 minute miles and quicker

Step up run with Laura and Glenn for those over 11 minute miles

More details of this run and the club runs at:


Back to 1,000 milestone

On Sunday we got again 1,000 paid members of Redway Runners in the club - which is an amazing milestone as we have achieved it before the end of the year, when we usually find lots more people join - wonder what the number will be by the 31 March 2017?

If you have not joined yet - what is keeping you details and forms at:

New Club Discount - Camden Gear

We have a new club discount just for paid Redway Runners with Camden Gear, you receive 20%, All the info and other discounts at:

If you can offer Redway Runners a club discount please get in touch - our members appreciate it

New Club Discount - Sports Edge in Stony

We have a new club discount just for paid Redway Runners with Sports/Edge shop in Stony Stratford,

Paid club members 12.5% off all running shoes and 10% of other running apparel at Sports/Edge at 61 High Street Stony Stratford, MK11 1AY

All the info and other discounts at:

If you can offer Redway Runners a club discount please get in touch - our members appreciate it

New Club Discount - Trespass

We have a new club discount just for paid Redway Runners with Trespass, you receive 10% off Trespass outdoor gear. Email for discount code and enter at checkout on Online only.

All the info and other discounts at:

If you can offer Redway Runners a club discount please get in touch - our members appreciate it

Treatment Lab offer

Our Friends at the Treatment Lab are running another Sports Massage Event at The Treatment Lab on 9 and -10 December- just before the Winter Half.

All the details at:

Bath Hilly Half

Well done to Stephanie Dutton  who completed on Sunday the Bath Hilly Half. This was her goal for the Women's Running Magazine. Steph said 'Can't believe it's all over.'

Well done Steph we await reading about it in the magazine, but in the meantime you can read Stephs blog and see some more photos at:

Carly Dutton, also ran her first ever event, with the Bath Hilly Ultra 10k (which was actually 12.45k!) She finished in 1hour 32 minutes which she is elated with. but said 'Never again!!'

Well done Carly

Las Vegas

We had a few runners over in Las Vegas at the weekend, Sadie let us have this picture from after the Saturdays races and said 'First run of the weekend with Peter Galvin, great to see so many others from the club over here. Hope you they all had as much fun as we did!! 10k and half marathon for us later, after a bit of carb loading on pizza and beer'

Well done all

Lorraine's 10K

Lorraine Deveraux said about the race she completed on Sunday 'The hardest race I have ever, ever done, in aid of Cancer Research, 10k of mud, hills, fog, torrential rain - met 2 great people along the way & we've registered for next year, who says we r crazy!!'

Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2017

The good news is we have a place in the club raffle for a race at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival in 2017, raffle tickets will be going on sale soon

This event is always a popular Redway Runners event weekend so you could be a part of 'running as it should be' at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival on 7th/8th October 2017.

Stunning sea views, breathtaking coastal routes and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole is on show as the South Coast is home to an international marathon festival.  

With 8 different distances on offer it's perfect for groups of runners and friends to get involved over the whole weekend! Find out more and enter online at

Milton Keynes Bereavement Service Training Course

Been asked to let you know about this course as may be of interest to anyone in the club looking to be a support volunteer?
The course is designed for anyone who is interested in becoming a bereavement support volunteer with Milton Keynes Bereavement Service (reg. charity no. 283448), or for those wanting to enhance their understanding of grief to use in their own workplace.
  • Saturday 25 February             09.30-13.00
  • Saturday   4 March                 09.30-16.30
  • Saturday 18 March                 09.30-13.00
  • Saturday   1 April                    09.30-13.00
The Cartshed, 19A Shenley Road, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes,    MK5 6AB

Course fee £150
Please email for further details.

Social MK Biergarten

Great news, we have another social sorted - Club member Franzi has sorted for the MK Biergarten, Milton Keynes’ first (and so far only) micropub and bottle shop, to open its doors specially for club members (and guest) on on Tuesday the 20 December from 7pm to 10pm.

In German beer culture a Biergarten is a comfortable, friendly space and the MK Biergarten has a wide range of bottled and draft craft beer and cider both from the UK and further afield. They also sell soft drinks and wine by the bottle.

So a chance for a chat and drink with fellow club members before the Christmas break.

It is a fairly small pub, so we have a maximum number able to attend with room for up to 45 of us. So to limit numbers you will need to book a place, to book mail Martin at

Do not delay in getting booked!

Beginners - it could be you!

Last Saturday our beginners groups graduated at parkrun, just some of the comments they made below:
  • 'What an amazing morning, would never of achieved this without our fantastic beginners group'
  • 'A big thank you to Steve for putting us through our paces during our weekly training. You've been truly amazing and added an element of fun during the sessions!'
  • 'Running is really hard, but much easier with a good group of people. Today was tough, but we made it and I did it in a good time for me! Thanks Annette Smyth for your help and support. See you all at step up!!!'
  • 'What a fantastic graduation!!! This has been a brilliant course and a great step into the world of running. I now have my first medal of many hopefully for my medal tree (although not official, but thanks kids!!). Hopefully see you all soon on our next runs!!!'
  • 'Annette thank you so much. Couldn't of done it without your encouragement and enthusiasm to believe we can do it. Thank you for seeing me in at the end! Well done everyone great graduation'
  • 'Thanks Richard Doherty for giving up your time with us beginners. At the beginning I was not sure I would make it all the way round without needing to stop but I did make it all the way round & it was great!! Thanks again.'
So if you want to see if you can do it then make the decision now to sign up for the next Redway Runners new free beginners groups in January 2017, we have seven courses starting. Most will work towards doing the MK Willen Lake free 5K parkrun on Saturday 18 March,  If you want a place you need to act quickly as all these courses will be limited to 50 places.

All the details and how to book are at:

Please do pass on this information to anyone

Virtual Christmas Run

We are pleased to be launching our first ever 'virtual' race over the Christmas period

The '12k's of Christmas' is exactly as it sounds - we challenge you to complete 12k worth of runs over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day with a festive medal for everyone who completes the task!

Full details and how to sign up are in the flyer below - places are limited so don't delay in signing up

Redway Runners exclusive at The Brasserie

Places are filling up fast for the Redway Runners exclusive evening at the Brasserie - so do not delay in getting booked if you want to be in on this lovely evening

Be the first to taste The Brasserie festive offering on Tuesday 22 November before it starts officially a week later. This offer is for Redway Runners members and a guest only

Special Redway Runners price of £12 per person for three courses, mince pies and coffee. Fully licensed bar and all food is cooked and served by MK College catering students.

To book email and use the title “Redway Runners Christmas” and send your food choices and time you want, you can either book for 6pm or 7pm (Do not worry you will have the table as long as you want).

Click here for the menu.

These evening is always popular and only limited numbers so book as soon as possible. Thanks to Sarah or organising this for the club

London Marathon 2017 coach

Redway Runners will be organising a coach for both Runners and Supporters again this year. It will be the same format as the past years.
To book your place pay £12 for the return trip in to the club account (detail below) and message Martin ( and James Down (

Club Bank details

  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners

Club Christmas meal

Summer is certainly over, dark nights are upon us ... It's time to think all things Christmas!

The Redway Runner Christmas meal is booked for Friday 2 December at David Lloyd.

Tickets as always are limited so you need to act fast.

This years price is £23 per person. Please book through Julie Martin or Martin Lawrence by providing both menu choices and payment. Payment by Bank Transfer (please put your name as reference ) or cheque please (payable to Redway Runners).

The usual merriment will ensue, with a late bar until 2pm and a live band. If you want to come along after the meal your are welcome at £2/head, please pre-book as spaces are limited to 50.

Redway Runners Bank account
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
As usual we are looking for raffle prizes, if anyone wants to help with organising the raffle please step forward.

Also at:

MK parkrun - Willen

MK parkrun at Willen with event 347 and just 251 finishers, guess everyone was at the Dirt and Cross Country, with 50 from the club

Well done to Norma KEMPSTER who joins the 50 parkrun club.

First time for:

New PB's for;

Alexander LEE
Deirdre ROSE
Pamela WAYTE

Well done all and thanks to all the volunteers

Want to un-subscribe

We want to make sure that only those who want to receive this mail continue to get it.

So if you want to unsubscribe then unsubscribe from this list or click unsubscribe from the link at the bottom of the mail

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:

MoRun - 20 November
Groups of 4 entering 10% discount use code  MR16-TeamEntry

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

Marathon clinic - 2 February 2017
Free entry with code CLINIC2217
Book at;

Milton Keynes Festival of Running - 5 March 2017
15% discount using code MK15
Book at;

MK Rocket 5K - 30 April 2017
Discount of 5% using discount code ROCKET5

MK Marathon, Half and Relay - 1 May 2017
Discount of 15% using discount code RRVIP15

Run Bedford 10K - 18 June 2017
15% discount for Bedford 10K with code: REDWAY valid till Monday 31st October.

Event website at:


Have you ‘liked’ our Facebook page yet – if not you are missing the club updates – just click link below and click like


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 lots of club runs the main runs are listed below and are best ones to for new runners to the club to start with, you can find details of all the runs 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 about 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 at the Decathlon store to leave at 19.00 or if you are new at 18.50
Main Club Run - all standards
Meet to leave at 9.30 prompt at David Lloyd reception for a max 1 hour run (we mix up runs with Interval sessions or hills).
Evening Social run or Step up to 10K runs or session work (hills or intervals) meet near the barriers to David Lloyd to leave at 19.00
Longer training runs, leaves 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
'Redway Runners' is independent affiliated running club, if you would like to join the club you will find a form on our website.
Copyright © 2016 Redway Runners, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp