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New club - New website

Another big update following the club's name change - we have a new website!!

The site has just been set live. Hopefully not, but there may be some dead or missing links that have been missed along the way so please email any feedback and details of missing links to Jamie at

Spring Marathon 2015?

The club plans of how we will be supporting 'the class of 2015' our marathon runners is coming together nicely (we have already told you about a club coach going down to the London Marathon - see separate news story further down)

We can now confirm we have arranged one of our Redway Runners Marathon clinics for the 11 February 2015 at David Lloyd starting at 18:45. We are holding this clinic jointly with the MK Marathon team.

We have an excellent speaker in Nick and if you are running the marathon next year you need to come along (even if you are not running a marathon it will be of interest to all runners).

Spaces are limited, so we are taking bookings in advance this year, all the details of the event and how to book are on this page:

Redway Runners special offer

For one night only Redway Runners are taking over the Brasserie at Milton Keynes College for a special evening on Tuesday 25 November at 19:00, not only that but we have £5 off advertised price so it is £12 per head (£2 supplement for seabass).
Licensed bar available at very reasonable prices.  
To confirm your place please send your names and menu choices and any dietary requirements to, first come first serve basis.

More on the Brasserie at:

Pacing @ parkrun MK

We are looking to stage another pacing event at MK parkrun on the 22nNovember. This time though it will be just for fun, not official parkrun volunteer points or anything like that. If you fancy helping people to a potential pb then comment message Diane Gilbert who will collect the names and times.

October 2014 by numbers and highlights

During October on the runs, i.e. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays, Sundays and Beginners groups, we had 61 (48) runs, we completed 1,323 (1,272) runs between us with a maximum of 59 runners on a run and completed roughly 7,933 (7,219) miles between us (bet you have to read that twice to follow - or have already given up!).

Paid up club members 669 (642)
Facebook page likes: 1,348 (1,295)
Weekly mail goes to: 1,658 (1,639)
Clothing bought: 1,464 (1,350) items to date
MK parkrunners:  688 (677)
MK parkruns by Redway Runners : 16,282 (15,774)
Web-site visitors in month 9,042 (7,188)

October 2014 highlights included:

  • Club UK trip, Bournemouth
  • New Step Up daytime run launches
  • Join and race in Chiltern Cross Country league
  • New Boot Camp run
  • HalloGreen run and farewll DLRR - 34 run
  • Family half term run
  • Special Ops day
  • Original tees at parkun

Squeaky Bone Relay 2014

Fantastic morning at the Squeaky bone relay on Sunday, great performances from all our 15 teams. We won the overall event and also the mixed team prize as well and second ladies team.

Many congratulations to all 60 of us that took part, especially those from the 6 of our 15 teams that finished on the podium for their category. Also well done to Ben Fairhall who was the 2nd fastest competitor in the race, Keith Miller who was the fastest male vet and Sarah Lambert who was the fastest lady vet.

Overall place / Category / place
Greyhounds 1st 1st mens
Dingos 6th 2nd mens vets
Hound dogs 8th 1st mixed
Bulldogs 10th 6th mens
Pit Bulls 14th 3rd mens vets
Lurchers 18th 10th mens
Whippets 22nd 2nd ladies
Jack Russells 31st 11th mixed
Mastiffs 38th 14th mixed
Terriers 41st 15th mixed
Rottweillers 42nd 5th mixed vets
Alsatians 45th 7th mixed vets
Foxhounds 53rd 2nd lady vets
Schnauzers 54th 21st mixed
Yorkies 58th 11th mixed vets

There were 62 teams competing. See you next year when it is on 1 November 2015!

Full results at:


HalloGreen run and farewell DLRR

Last Friday 31 October we had our HalloGreen run and 33 started - less may have finished!!

Think everyone enjoyed it, some great costumes with zombies crawling out of the ditches, bombs and smoke grenades and much more.

Think a few needed those recovery drinks in the pub afterwards!!

Thanks to all that helps to make it possible from leading the run to scaring in the woods

Well done all
, great evening

Redway Runners at Tring's new parkrun

We had a Redway Runners road trip out to event one of the Tring parkrun last Saturday. It is held in Tring park a nice single lap course on a undulating course (yes hilly)

We were warmly welcomed by the Event director today who was pleased to see a green group turn up for the first event, for event one they had 213 runners including 17 from the club.

Jamie FARMER was first home on the first run. Well done all and thanks to all the volunteers



MK will host a round of the cyclo-cross world cup on Sat 29 Nov, with a round of the national trophy on 30 Nov. Tickets are £10
More details:

Bucks Retail Fitness Therapy Offer

Friend of the club, Jav, is making this offer to all Redway Runners members
Hi Martin, a little offer I'm running at the moment through my page.

All Redway Runner members (with valid proof) will receive £5 off the advertised standard rates. (This cannot be used in conjunction with special offers and does not include David Lloyds)
Jav Rehman Asaro

Off road duathlon

Boxfit are hosting a off road duathlon on 30 November, with a 2 mile run 10 mile bike 2 mile run suitable for all levels of fitness. Marshalled signed course.Cost £10 showers and coffee facilities available.
Venue inspire sports village Luton.
Enter at

Redway Runners Christmas Party 2014

The Redway Runners Christmas bash will be held at 19:00 on Saturday 6 December upstairs at David Lloyd.
As in previous years tickets are limited so you will need to act fast, so at the moment this is only available to club members and one guest over 16. To secure your place you will need to make payment (£22 per head) and provide your menu choices (for choices see the club web page) to Martin Lawrence or Julie Martin.
There will also be a number of disco only tickets available, from 10pm, for those who are unable to attend the meal, these will be £2 per head and should be paid in advance of the night.
If you have any raffle prizes you wish to donate, or can get others to donate (all profits raised from the raffle will be going to the clubs charity of the year Harry's Rainbow) please contact Julie Martin
As usual we will be collecting Christmas presents that will be distributed to local children, details of the chosen charity to follow.
Menu choices and full details of the nights proceedings can be found on the club website at:

Redway Runners London Marathon Coach

After great interest has been shown Redway Runners will be offering a coach service for the 2015 VLM.on Sunday 26 April.

The plan is to leave David Lloyd at 6am allowing plenty of time to drop our runners at the start then ferry supporters a little more central to make your own way around the course.
We will arrange pick up from the Wetherspoons pub in Leicester Square a short walk/hobble from the finish. "Moon under water" for 17:00.

To confirm your place on the coach you will need to make payment of £15 to the RR bank account Sort code 30-15-53 Account No 42390360 and Email James who is organising for the club at:
No refunds will be available but if needs be you may sell/exchange your place.

Cross Country - Saturday

Info from Vanessa and James for the next event in the series:
Below is all the details for next weeks cross country ( Saturday 8 November). Anymore ladies/men wanting to join us, please let Vanessa or James know

Venue: The College Equestrian Centre, Church Road, Keysoe, Bedford, MK44 2JP
Directions are also available on the "contact us" tab of their website -

13.15 Senior/Veteran ladies
14.00 Senior/Junior/Veteran men

Special notes: Attendees should note that there is also a dressage event on at the venue on the same day. Part of the car park immediately in front of the main building will be reserved for Dressage parking / Horse Boxes etc. There is ample parking on site dedicated to the Chiltern League, which will be clearly marked (mostly to the left as you enter through the main entrance).

Changing: No changing facilities provided. There is an area designated for pitching of club tents near the start/finish.

Refreshments: A cafeteria is available to the rear of the main building, which Chiltern League attendees are encouraged to use.

Toilets: There are limited toilet facilities in the main building, but in view of the dressage event competitors are asked to use the portaloos provided near start/finish where possible in preference to venue toilets.


London Marathon 2015

If you have been unsuccessful in the ballot for the London Marathon 2015 (magazines should arrive any day now) and you want to enter the ballot for the one of the places that the club will hopefully receive, then you need to keep the rejection letter and outer wrapper from your rejection magazine.
All the info on the club ballot are on this page.

You need to put the rejection letter AND the outer wrapper in and envelope and pass them to the club secretary Denise Browning (or give to Martin - who can pass on) as soon as possible, but by the 25 November 2014.

We will let you know as soon as we get it confirmed from UKA how many places the club are allocated

Redway Runners - clothing offer

Club kit is now available with the new club name on it, the order form has been updated and is available on the club site under shop

The committee has agreed that we will contribute to members who wanted to purchase new club kit and from now to the 31 December 2014, then the club would offer each paid member the opportunity to purchase one club running top, with a reduction of £5 off the normal price, these items are:
  • tee shirt,
  • ladies running tee,
  • vest
  • children's tee
To take advantage of this offer please deduct £5 from the total price if ordering one of the items mentioned above - form at;

Please note that for the moment until the bank account is changed Cheques payable to 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'

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:

Irchester Pace Setter 3k, 5k, 7k, Dog Run(!) & Trail race - 16th November Wellingborough
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


The 5k/10k Mo Run Milton Keynes – 23rd November Milton Keynes
5% Discount on registration cost using discount code MK5%MR14


Nether Heyford Santa Run (5 mile) - 7th December Northamptonshire
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


Up And Running Winter Half Marathon - 14th December Milton Keynes
20% discount on normal entry fee using code localclubMKHalf2014 and entering your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners

Waterside 5,Buckden - 28th December
10% discount using code DLRR123 when registering
Website :

Gayton Run 5k & 10mile –k 31st January 2015 Northamptonshire
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


Rail To Trail 10k, half marathon, marathon – 21st February 2015 Wendover
10% off any race distance and any event in the series. Email and quote code REDWAY to make a booking

Naseby Battlefield half marathon & 10k – 8th March 2015 Northamptonshire
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


MK Marathon/Half/Relay - 4th May 2015
15% discount on all events using discount code DLRRVIP 

Kimbolton Half Marathon - 16th August 2015
10% discount using code DLRR123 when registering

RockSolid Race - 19 September 2015
Redway Runners start wave is 11:40 - To join the Redway Runners team the password is 'Redway Runners'  Then try 'Redway' in the promo code field as this may give you a discount



Running Bites

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

RUNNING CLUB - 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 at 19.00 or if you are new at 18.50.
6 to 8 miles, approximately 9 minute/mile pace, meet reception 10.00 for a 60-75 minute run.
RUNNING CLUB - 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).
Evening run or session work (hills, intervals or the handicap run) meet near the barriers at 19.00
10 miles, at under 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.
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. 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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