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Update; 29 December 2014

Clothing Prices

It is that time when we have been reviewing the club clothing prices, you know how this story now goes normally....

Anyway, we have managed to negotiate for our members a better deal - therefore from the 1 January 2015 - the prices of virtually all club kit is being REDUCED- we will have the new form loaded on the club shop on the 1st January..

For example the club tee shirt (Unisex or Ladies) will be reduced from £11 to £9.50 and vest from £9.50 to £8.25 and these include a name one side. Couple of the smaller selling lines are staying the same price and the Children's cotton tee is going up by 10p.

For any member who has not taken advantage of a 'one item (tee, vest or child's tee) with a £5' reduction by 31 December - this offer finishes on 31 December - you get the best price on this offer - but you have to get form and payment to us by midnight NYE

If only Redway Runners made Lager!

Sunday Marathon training runs

This Sunday the 4 January sees the club, start the marathon training runs these are ideal for all who want to run a bit further, maybe those training for the Spring marathon or a half marathon, traditionally we get bigger numbers in January and last year had over 125 running on Sunday mornings - many of the runs have drop out opportunities at about an hour - so if you want a social enjoyable Sunday run come along - the first one starts near to KFC at the MK Dons stadium at 9.00am - please ensure you check the parking restrictions.

All the Sunday runs are listed on this page on the club web site:

Redway Runners Social & Birthday celebrations

Three members are celebrating birthdays in early February and thought it would be a good idea to have a celebration evening……….. which we have decided to hijack and turn into a Redway Runners Social evening!!  Of course we will still be wishing Hannah Connelly, Louise Bailey and Suzy Patmore a very happy birthday and perhaps giving them the bumps if too much wine is consumed!

Thanks to the brilliant Spencer we have been given a very special price for BISTRO LIVE on Friday 6 February 2015 of £16 per person. The price includes a table for the evening, 3 course dinner, canapés and a cocktail on arrival plus a ‘disco through the decades’ until late

We need to confirm numbers and make payment to the venue by the 16 January so if you would like to come along to what promises to be a fantastic evening, secure your place by making payment to the club by this date

Cheques to be made payable to ‘Redway Runners’ and given to Martin or Jonathan

Bank transfers using Sort code 301553   Account Number 42390360  Name; Redway Runners
Please include your name in the details then mail us at once payment made with names attending
Further details of the venue can be found at

New Beginner groups starting

We are launching not one but two free beginners course in the new year, the first will be Monday evenings starting on the 12 January with Glenn.

The second is daytime with Portia starting on Monday 19 January

Both course work towards the group completing the MK parkrun in March 2015

All the details and how to sign up are at:

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

Sunday club run 28 December 2014

Last club Sunday run of 2014

Redway Runners 12 challenges of Christmas

Well our 12 challenges of Christmas are complete well done to all that had a go at one or all – just hope you had a bit of fun – I enjoyed the three legged race some great smiling photos, also lots of fun with the backward running, you can see a clip at:

The honour I think of completing all 12 challenges went to:
  • Sinead Bradbeer
  • Sarah Buck and
  • Matt Bayfield
 The prize as well as smugness in completing all challenges is they have to keep the title for next year!!

Well done all and thanks to all that took part


Christmas Day parkrun MK

A massive 393 runners turned up for a festive Christmas Day parkrun in MK - with 126 from the club finishing - well done all

Boxing Day club run

The boxing day club off road run included a wonderful mince pie and cake stop - thanks to Salimia

New Club Flags

The club Christmas present has arrived - four new club flags - expect to see them out and about soon

Christmas & New Year running

We are now into our Christmas and New Year holiday running timetable, you can find all the details on this page

Raffle for race entries

We have managed to get places in two races next year - so we thought we would do a quick raffle with the money raised going to the club charity of the year.
The two free entries are to:
  • NSPCC half marathon in MK next July and
  • Bournemouth marathon festival in October
You can get a ticket from Martin, Jonathan or Julie - a £1 per ticket and we will draw the lucky winners at the club run on the 31 December

New Years Eve - The 2 year run

We are having an extra club run on New Years eve, forget your Ultras and long distance running this run will take 2 years, we will start the run in 2014 and finish the run in 2015!

We are meeting at Special Ops, 366 Simpson Road, Simpson,  MK6 3AG at 11.15pm (23:15) and starting the run at 11:30pm (23:30). It will be about a 45 minute run, with loop backs and finishing back at the same place as the start. Remember your head torch as it will be dark.

At the end we hope to have a bonfire going so bring some nibbles/marshmallows to roast and a drink to finish the night/morning off.

Bacchus Half/Marathon

Following our last post it looks like we have enough interest in doing the Bacchus trip for the half/Marathon on 13 September 2015 – so what we need is those coming to transfer the entry fee of £38.70 to the club bank account and then send a mail to with the following details:

Name, Gender, DOB, Address, Home tele no, Mobile no, Email address, confirm half or full
Providing we get 10 signed up we will get entries sorted if we do not get 10 then we will let you know and return payments. Please pay by 5 Jan

Club bank details:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
More event info at;

Jantastic 2015

Let's show the running community how great Redway Runners are!  With your help we might be able to have the largest group taking part!  If you run twice a week, maybe a parkrun and another time in the week you can join. ( can be two activities run and swim or bike.)
When the New Year rolls around we all like to make fitness and health goals.  We also know how hard it can be to stick to them for very long. Jantastic is a fun , simply, free fitness challenge to keep you motivated and achieve your personal performance, fitness or health goals through winter and spring.

Jantastic is open to all abilities and aspirations.  Whether you are a first timer exerciser looking to get started with a physical activity campaign or a regular athlete aiming for your next personal best Jantastic will work for you.
Jantastic takes place during January, February and March. See website for simple explanation of rules and how to sign up.
Don't forget to add Redway Runners as your team :-)
• set your own personal targets 
• choose to jog/run, cycle or swim Jantastic or do a combination of all three.
• join team Redway Runners 
Do Jantastic.  Be FANTASTIC

Redway Runners Social Evening at MK Lightning Ice Hockey

We are organising a Redway Runners trip to the Milton Keynes Lightning ice hockey match on Saturday 10 January 2015.  The game starts at 19:00 and is against the Sheffield Steeldogs.  As you may have read in the local press, the team have just returned to MK to play their games at a beautifully refurbished ice rink just behind “Argos” and “Toys R Us” near MK Central Station. 
We have managed to get an excellent discount on ticket prices.  Adults will cost £7.50 (instead of the normal £12.50) and children under 16 years of age will be charged at £3 (instead of the normal £6.50).  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 7 January at 17:00.

If anybody fancies it, we are able to skate for free after the game until 11pm, just needing to pay for skate hire at £2.50

Marathon clinics

We have two marathon clinics set up for 2015, with excellent speakers, so if you are running a marathon or have an interest in running it is worth getting booked up - details 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.

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:
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


MK Festival Of Running 5k,10,half, 20 mile – 8th March 2015
10% discount on all events using discount code 'club' on checkout


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


Bedford Autodrome Duathlon – 29th March 2015
10% discount using discount code DLRRDu


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

Wicksteed Olympic, Sprint and Novice triathlon - Kettering 21st June 2015
20% discount on registration using code Redway20 - Code only valid to the end of December

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

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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

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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