Weekly Running Update from Redway Runners
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Update; 24 September 2015

Club Overseas trip 2016

We have now agreed the first overseas trip for 2016 - and it will be to the Malaga half Marathon on the 10 April 2016 - so get booked up and come along, they are great fun.

More details at:

You will also find details of the first UK trip to Torbay in June 2016

October club Social - MK Beer Festival

The next club social will be to the 22nd Concrete Pint Beer and Cider Festival. The biggest celebration of real ale, cider and perry in Milton Keynes with over 90 different beers covering a wide range of styles, and more than 20 different ciders / perries.

We are going on the Friday 16 October, we are going from 4:30pm (free entry till 5pm then entry is £3) it is held at: The Buszy, 401 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR.

Wear green of course should be a good event, more at:

Cross Country 2015/2016

Everyone intending to run in the XC events this season needs to give us some info
We need YOUR NAME, YOUR DOB & YOUR UKA NUMBER (if you have one) we need this now even if you can only run 1 of the 5 events . If you haven't already given us this info
please can send us it soon
You can leave it on the FB page

Or ladies can email
Gents can email

More on the Cross Country at:

Timed 10K training run

Held the first timed 10K training run at Caldecotte Lake on Sunday as the Sunday club run with everyone doing the 1.75 lops of the lake - we had 62 taking part, which included many of our 'Zero to Hero' programme reaching the second milestone of running the 10K (next stop the half in December). Well dome all that ran and thanks to all the volunteers who allow this to happen.

All the results are on the club web site at:

Seemed very popular event so will be aiming to hold it again at a leer date

Club Social - iGolf

For the September social we play a few rounds at the iGolf centre in Newport Pagnell

Redway Runners at RockSolid 2015

Good contingent this year again taking part in the RockSolid event at Silverstone Woodlands, we also had many helping out on the day - well done all

Fusion Ladies only night

One for the ladies and chance to get some Fusion clothing with a discount from Suzanne Golder
I'm having a ladies night with Fusion for a try on and and to see the new kit; lovely new running tights tops and shorts. Any ladies from Redway Runners would be more than welcome. Changing/ space is limited hence ladies only but I'm sure we can apply discount to men's kit if ladies want to get it on the night.. Info below.

Copenhagen Half 2015

Helen Blucher-Altona, her sister, Ann, and Riitta Wood ran the Copenhagen Half marathon on 13 September.

The photo below is after they finished (in the pouring rain!). Helen said 'I thought I'd send it to you if you wanted to include it in the newsletter.  I know there's an awful lot of us now all doing different events, but very much inspired by the club!  The Redway Runners 2015 MK marathon feature and photo was in the distance running magazine that was in our race pack so that was a nice surprise and good to see news of the club spreading far and wide!'

Well done Helen, Ann and Riitta for spreading the word yourselves

Congratulations Stella

All the best to Stella from the club, who gets married on Friday 25 September - all the best from Redway Runners

Worlds biggest coffee morning and a run

Cannot beat a run, cake and coffee - but made a change to have the cake and coffee mid run. The Tuesday morning club run took part in the MacMillan coffee morning - very kindly organised by Victoria Bickle.

Thanks all and we managed to raise £170

Ladies club tee

Following some comments on the ladies club tee which we launched a while back we have decided to switch the type we are using from the 'AWDis' brand to the 'Fruit of the Loom' brand - the new brand is longer in the length and has a round neck.

As shown in the picture (this is a medium shirt and of course comes with the club logos) - all clothing can be ordered from this page:

Redway Runners Festival of Running - Update

One week on from telling you about this, we have now agreed the rough design for the medal for the Redway Runners festival of running next year (will be revealing all soon). Also the entries are coming in - so do not forget to get yours done soon rather than later - do not want to miss out
All details below

Really pleased to announce that we have been able to arrange a special event the 'Redway Runners Festival of Running'' on the 4 and 5 June 2016, it will be one weekend with a marathon, two half marathons and a 10K with events on the Saturday and the Sunday - so it even gives the perfect opportunity to the double and it is only available at the moment to club fully paid members

Entries are limited for each race and are likely to sell out, so may be wise not to miss this opportunity - of course we are working on an a great bit of Redway Runners bling to go with the event - we will reveal that later

All the details and entry are at;

It will be one great weekend that could be hard work but lots of memories

Wicked 5 Volunteers wanted

Wicked 5 needs Wicked Volunteers to help put on the Wicked 5 Race on Saturday 31 October. It will be dark, but don't fear - you won't be alone!

Wicked Volunteer Roles Include...
  • Spooky Scarers - 18
  • Car Parking - 4
  • Race HQ / Information - 4
  • Start / Finish Area - 4
All Wicked Volunteers will get a Wicked Tech Tee and free entry to the Spooky Party. Please register here...

Event poster click here

Club London Marathon ballot

With the results from the application for places in the London Marathon due to arrive soon, please remember if you have been unsuccessful and meet the club rules for the ballot you must keep the outer wrapper/rejection letter that shows your name and address -you must also meet the full rules on this page on this page on the club web site

New Evening Beginners course starting

We are launching a new free beginners course in October, which will finish just in time for Christmas! - brief details below

New Monday Evening course with Glenn (no.29)
Evening - Mondays at 18:00 starts 12 October 2015 (first week 17:45)
MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 12 December 2015

Places are limited and it is likely to fill up fast, you need to book - full details are at:

Please do pass on this information with anyone interested in starting running or coming back to running.

September parkrun Road Trip

Saturday 26 September we are doing a Redway Runners road trip to the Buckingham parkrun

Sunday club run - 4 October

The Sunday run on the 4 October is going to be a paced run at Willen Lake. It will be up to 90 minutes so suitable for all abilities even if you just want to come along and do one lap of the lakes. To make it work we are going to need some people to come forward that are willing to look after a pace group and then try and stick to that pace. It would be great to cover as wide a range of paces as possible. If you are interested then contact Paul Woodward

Woughton Community Get Active Day

Woughton Community Council are putting together a Get Active Day this Satrurday 26 of September (9:45 -2:30 set up from 9.00). We will be at the event and based at Langland Community School (Langland Road, Netherfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 4HA

We have Sarah Loftus,  Martin Lawrence, Glenn Dickinson, Angela Mulligan and Debbie Dickinson - but we will need a few more people to come along (if you have done one of our beginners groups an ideal way to help us)

Please get in contact if you can help - just reply to this mail.

More info below

Squeaky Bone 2015

This year’s Squeaky Bone takes place in Clifton Reynes near Olney on Sunday 1 November at 10:00am. 

Organised by Olney Runners, this 3.5 mile event is open to all ability levels, you just need to have four team members.  Each member runs the entire 3.5 mile cross-county route and then hands their Squeaky Bone baton to the next team member.  We have always had a good turnout for this fun event and hopefully we can muster up plenty of teams this year. 

If you would like to take part please e-mail Kevin Orchard ( your name/date of birth and pay the £10.00 entry fee - by bank transfer referenced SB15 to the Redway Runners bank account;
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
or by cheque payable to “Redway Runners”) by Thursday 15 October 2015.  We will then create the Redway Runners teams and make the entries direct with the organisers. 

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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:

Stowe Night Run 1  - 26 September 2015
10% discount on entries using code Redway10 when registering

Luton Half Marathon - 25 October 2015
15% discount on entries before 30 September 2015 enter LoveLuton2015

Wicked 5 (Halloween night run) - 31 October 2015
10% discount code: RRVIP

Stowe Night Run 2  - 31 October 2015
10% discount on entries using code Redway10 when registering

MK Winter Half - 13 December 2015
15% discount using discount code RR_MKWH_2015

MK Marathon, MK Half Marathon, Marathon Relay  - 2 May 2016
15% discount using discount code RRVIPS


Running Bites

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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:

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 social run or Step up to 10K runs or session work (hills, intervals or the handicap run) meet near the barriers 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.
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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