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Club Sunday run 27 December 2015 - Little Linford Wood
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Update; 30 December 2015

Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a fantastic running year in 2015 and you will get everything you wanted from your running with Redway Runners in 2016.

Hopefully this video will bring back a few memories of your running in 2015 with the club:

You can also read a review of the year at:

Well done and thanks

Many thanks to all those that went along to help club member Mike King with the bag packing for his charity on Christmas Eve, they are also in the on-line edition of the local MK news and should be in a future copy (with a mention for the club and a picture with the club tee).

Mike said about the bag packing:

Feel very humbled by all my amazing family and friends who helped bag pack this morning at Waitrose. It looks like we raised in excess of £750 for my marathon run on behalf of Henry and the Haemophilia Society. We have also been featured by the MK News

Thanks also to all the Redway Runners who made a special detour this morning. My faith in human kind has been restored I bloody love you all and will now win London 2016 for sure. Merry Xmas xxx

Christmas day parkrun in MK

Probably one of best parkruns of the year with the Milton Keynes Christmas day parkrun so much Christmas cheer, banter and festivities all for MK event 304 and 414 finishers (A Christmas day record) with 120 from the club

Julie LOXLEY was 3rd lady from the club

Ian PENNICOTT joined the 100 club and rang the bell to start the event

These people are very bad on Christmas day as they got new PB's;

Wednesday morning party run

Couple of images from the final Wednesday morning club run - we did party games

Handicap run #53

We had 43 (including 6 helpers) out for the extra Monday morning club run, doing the clubs 4.4 mile handicap run.
Thanks to Julie, Niam, Annette, Karen and Stuart for helping.
The results have now been uploaded to the club web site at:
Well done to Paul Woodward who was first home and recorded the fastest time of the day - we had 10 new victims for the handicap run and 11 PB's recorded - well done all

Run Changes 2016

Think we have previously told you about most of these changes - but a summary:

Step Up/Coached session
Returns from Monday 11 January initially with Doug - meeting at 9.30 at David Lloyd reception

Monday morning new Club Run
Starting from Monday 4 January at 9.30 from David Lloyd reception with Mack - this is a 4 mile out run at 8 minute miles then back as quick on the same route as you can

Tuesday morning club run
From 5 January the Tuesday morning club run is starting at 9.30 from David Lloyd reception (was 10am) it keeps the same format a 60 to 75 minute run based about 9 minute miles

The weekly runs page and the simple guide on this club web site has been updated to include these changes - you can find it at:

Beginners groups
We have both evening and daytime beginners groups starting in January sign up at:

Sunday runs
From January these become Marathon training runs - all at 9.00am from different locations - all the details at:

New Year parkruns

Link shows which parkruns should be happening on New Years day


Want to Start running?

If you are thinking about getting into running in 2016 and do not know where to start hopefully Redway Runners can help you with your goals and you can have fun along the way.

If you are a beginner or returning to running and want to start at step one then in January we have our beginners group - these are 10 week courses and at the end you will do the MK 5K parkrun and move into other club runs. More on these at:

You do not need to start with these groups, if you can run then go straight into our club runs - the main runs are Monday and Thursday evenings and Wednesday mornings, in these we have a whole mixture of different runs from easier paced runs to quicker groups and many of our general runs do our 'famous' loop backs so we keep everyone together and safe. Some of these groups do interval type work giving you the chance to work on fitness and strength.
More on these at:

If you like the longer runs then our Sunday runs are ideal and from January these focus on those working up to the Spring marathon, they start at 9.00am from different places each week - these are very popular in the new year and we get very large numbers of runners - often counted in hundreds of runners.
You will find more on these at:

So what else - you will find out much more about the club by having a look at our Facebook page - do not forget to like the page as well, you will find it at:

Anyway, this is just the essential information to get you started lots more at: - we can tell you more about the club, just drop us an e-mail and we will send you more info and add you to the club weekly mail telling you more about what is going on in the club, mail us at:

Marathon Training

If you are doing a Spring marathon, then only one place to be on a Sunday morning, it is the clubs popular Sunday morning marathon training runs and the class of 2016

Starting from January the Sunday longer option for the run will increase by about 10 minutes each week, peaking ideally for the spring marathons. All the details and starting points are on the club web site at:

For those who have not done them before you will be running with a group of like minded runners on a run with no pressure, and you run at your own pace - we just ask that if doing the hour option you run for the whole time and if for the longer option you are able to run for 80%  of the distance.

New Beginners courses starting

Kick start your new year with Redway Runners and start running. We are launching new free daytime and evening beginners courses in January 2016. These courses are always very popular, so you do need to sign up as quickly as possible

Daytime sessions are on Thursday mornings and evening sessions will be on Monday and Thursday evenings and participants will be able to come to either or both, but should do at least one a week.

Daytime - Thursdays at 09:30 starts 21 January 2016 (first week 09:15) with Richard
Evening - Mondays at 18:00 starts 11 January 2016 (first week 17:45
) with Glenn
Evening - Thursdays at 18:00 starts 14 January 2016 (first week 17:45) with Annette

All courses doing the Milton Keynes free 5K parkrun in March 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.

All those that have registered should have had a confirmation mail from us - if you have not received this, please go to the page and register again

Redway Runners Social Evening at MK Lightning Ice Hockey – 16 January 2016

Following last January’s successful social evening where over 120 Redway Runners enjoyed an MK Lightning ice hockey match we are organising another trip to the Milton Keynes Lightning ice hockey match on Saturday 16 January 2016.  The game starts at 19:00 and is against the Guildford Flame at the ice rink just behind “Argos” and “Toys R Us” near MK Central Station. MK Lightning are having a good season, being 2nd in the league at the time of writing. 
We have managed to get an excellent discount on ticket prices.  Adults will cost £8.50 (instead of the normal £13.50) and children under 16 years of age will be charged at £4 (instead of the normal £7.00).  Those who have never been to ice hockey before are in for an evening of a fast paced, hard hitting game with the odd fight here and there!  The game will be over at about 9.15pm.  There is a splendid bar and good food and beverage facilities.  We will all be seated in a block together which will add to the fun. 
To book your seats please can you let Kevin Orchard ( know how many tickets you would like?  Bank transfers to Redway Runners account:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
(reference “ice hockey” please)

or a cheque (payable to 'Redway Runners') to Martin will secure your seats. Absolute closing date will be Wednesday 13 January at 17:00.

If anybody fancies it, we are able to skate for free after the game until 11pm, you just need to pay for skate hire on the night at £2.50 each.  For those not up for a bit of skating we will move over to Wetherspoons at 171 Midsummer Boulevard for a drink or two after the game.

Redway Runners Calendar 2016

We do not have many of the Redway Runners 2016 calendars left so if you want one (£12) send in payment to the club bank account at:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
Then mail us at
Looks like all that we sell now make money for the clubs charity of the year.
Be great to have one final push and if anyone can sell a few more for us, (friends, work mates, family, etc) let us know and can pass a few over to sell for us - lets make loads of money for our charity - they make perfect gifts!

Marathon Clinic 2016

We are able to confirm we will be holding a marathon clinic again working with the MK Marathon team on the Thursday 4 February 2016 (sorry about clash with club run only night could get the speakers booked) it will be upstairs at David Lloyd, Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes MK15 0DL.

We will have speaking Andy Hully, Race Director for the MK Marathon and Nick Anderson who has 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of health & fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach. Also on the night Fusion Sport will be attending so you can have a look at the products

More info on the event at:

The great news for Redway Runners is this event will be FREE for paid members you need to book using the link above and put in the code RRCLINIC

Redway Runners Festival of Running

This is the Fab looking special Redway Runners bling you should be getting for doing the Redway Runners Festival on Running on the 4 and 5 June 2016, it will have a ribbon that indicates the race you did. anyone doing more than one race can link them to form a lake & anyone doing all 4 can link them to form 4 Lakes with 2 upside down!!

It is 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 do two event or even three or for the mad all 4. I is only available at the moment to club fully paid members. Entries are limited for each race and are likely to sell out,

All the details and entry are at;

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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:

Festival of Running MK - 6 March 2016
Unofficial code spotted for early bird entries, but no date for given for when to, enter promo MKRUN at:

Southampton Half Marathon & 10k - 24 April 2016
10% discount using discount code RUNCLUB

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

Redway Runners Festival of Running - 4 & 5 June
Enter all for races and get them at
£75 with £5 fees (so a £11 discount against booking the 4 races) -Just select 'All four races' at:


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

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.
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