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Update; 13 November 2014

New Evening Beginner group starting

We are launching a new free evening beginners course with Glenn & Hannah (course number.21) on the 12 January 2015 on Mondays at 18:00  (first week 17:45) with the group graduating at the MK 5K parkrun on 14 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.

Once we receive your mail we will add you to the group list - you may not get a mail in response straightaway.

Marathon clinic

We have already told you about the marathon clinic we are holding in February, we have now finalised the first clinic which will be on Tuesday the 13 January 2015.

For all the details of this clinic and our second clinic and info on how to book go to:

Christmas & New Year running

We have a full running plan for over the Christmas and New Year holiday in the club, you can find all the details on this page

UK Club trip

In what must be the worst kept club secret, we are now able to announce the club Autumn  trip will be to Cardiff in October for the half marathon on the 4 October.

For more details on this and the other club trips see:
Come along it will be fun

We need your help!

As a club we are getting bigger and some of our runs are getting big numbers - anyway we are looking for people who could help with some of the runs - the runs we are especially looking for help are:

Thursday evenings with the social run, to lead or help lead the 4 mile social run that is managed with loop backs on the same route each week

Sunday club run - traditionally from January we have large numbers of new runners joining us, therefore we need a few extra people who could support the run lead.

The types of skills do you need to do this; be able to spot problems and resolve them, help runners as needed, polite, friendly, good with quick communications and consider other people. This will mean that when helping, it is not your run, but you get satisfaction from helping others.

If you can help us let us know - you can mail; us on

Redway Runners overseas club trip

We are now able to tell you about the clubs second overseas trip of 2015 (we are doing Warsaw in Poland in March 2015).

We are going to the Rock n Roll half marathon on Sunday 2 August 2015 in Dublin - all the details are on the club web site click here

So come on get booked and enjoy the party

Bucks and Beds County Cross Country Championships 

These will be held on 3 January at Hughenden Park, High Wycombe
Entries cost £5 per athlete please speak to James Down and get a cheque/bank transfer to the club by at the latest 6 December (our next Chiltern League Meeting in Luton), to ensure James can get our entry in before the deadline.

Senior Men 11k @ 13:00
Vet men 60+ 8k
Senior Women and Vets 8k 14:00

If you do not have James details reply to this message and will forward on


Congratulations to club member Lucy Cole who completed a notable hat trick this year
  • She finished her first 10k race at the OU event in the summer 
  • Ran her first half marathon at the club trip to Bournemouth 
  • And now got married last weekend
Congratulations from everyone at Redway Runners

London Marathon 2015

If you have been unsuccessful in the ballot for the London Marathon 2015 and you want to enter the ballot for the one of the FOUR places that the club has received, then 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.

To make sure you are eligible for the club ballot, check at

parkrun - Beginners

We had our beginners group at parkrun MK on Saturday, afterwards run leader Glenn said;

This morning was brilliant! Great to see so many green tees out on show. I was especially proud of the beginners, many of whom struggled to run for 1 minute only 10 weeks ago. The progress has been amazing to see and be a part of. They've put a lot of hard work in over the past couple of months and it really showed today. They've also become a 'team' in their own right and it was fantastic to see them all wait for our last runner home and cheer her in.' 

For this run so many  highlights:

* The fantastic sight of seeing Glenn's & Hannah's beginner group doing their first parkrun - well done all (picture above)

* The big green photo at the start - looked like a 8.50 would only be about a dozen of us - then the invasion started (at top)

* Cake for the club name change went down well - then cakes/biscuits appeared from all directions including a fab cake for Ian's 50 parkrun.

* We had received a request from a young parkrun tourist visiting MK parkrun from Devon, who was doing his 50th parkrun and wanted to get a new PB - Maurice volunteered his pacing duties and at the end we had a pleased lad and family with him knocking about one minute off his PB.

Anyway 455 finishers today and we had 121 from the club finish - that is over 26% of the runners!!

We had first home and first lady with; Ben FAIRHALL and Linsey RYALL with Sinead BRADBEER 2nd lady home

Some photos from the Graduation parkrun are on the club Flickr site at:

Bedford Cross Country race event 2

It was race 2 of the Chiltern League cross country season last week at Bedford - ladies team manager Vanessa said:

'Well that was one of the best cross country runs I've done. 2 loops with lots of support. 5 ladies only today, where were you all? You missed the little trot through the water!! We had it easy, the poor men had to do 3 laps and 2 in the pouring rain. Then the gazebo died!
Thank you all for all your helping sort the poor gazebo out!!'

Well done all that took part - all the results at:

Sunday run

Club Sunday run 9 November from Kingston

Marathon clinic 2

Do not forget we still have spaces for our Redway Runners Marathon clinics on 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:

Mini Wonderland MK

Been asked to pass on details of the mini Wonderland, by a friend of the club and tickets are on sale now - see below

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.

Redway Runners Christmas Party 2014

The Redway Runners Christmas bash will be held at 19:00 on Saturday 6 December upstairs at David Lloyd - we do not have many places left so do not delay in booking.
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.

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 

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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