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Update; 1 October 2015

Redway Runners Festival of Running - mad offer

Is there anyone mad enough to do all 4 races on the Redway Runners Festival of Running - well if you take this challenge then entry is £75 with £5 fees (so actually an £11 discount in total against booking the 4 separate races) - to get this offer you need to select 'All four races' at:

Also have confirmation of the cut off times for each race is, 8 hours on the marathon, 3 hours 30 on the halfs & 1 hour 30 on the 10km.

Redway Runners UK Club trip

This weekend sees the final club trip of 2015 with the UK trip to Cardiff for the half marathon on Sunday - if you are not going then you could always watch TV coverage on BBC Two Wales.

Also in the club we have a lot of members traveling to Bournemouth for the weekends Festival of Running.

Wherever everyone if going have a great running weekend

More on club trips for 2016 at:

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

Road trip - Buckingham parkrun

We had a mini club road trip to the Buckingham parkrun last Saturday


Nathan from the club is in this production over at Leighton Buzzard Theatre - on Monday 12 October (shame club run evening). Break a leg Nathan (well hopefully not as need you running with us)

Dirty Cow event

Been asked to pass on info on this event locally:
Here is a link to an event that a member of staff at my daughter's nursery is promoting.  It looks good fun and is local in Campbell Park.

LFR - Halloween Head torch run

Leighton Fun Runners will be hosting their annual Halloween Head torch run again and we are invited on Tuesday 27 October - see poster for more info

Loch Ness Marathon

Well done Paul and Sara on completing the Loch Ness marathon - they said it was a monster!

Folkestone Half

Redway Runners Sam Bates and Wendy Drummond at the Folkestone half marathon last Sunday - well done

Ealing Half

Amongst others we had Niam and Jenny at the Ealing half marathon - well done ladies.

November Challenge

Had this through from Glenn and may be of some interest.
The challenge is simple - set yourself a target number of days, anything from 1 day to the full 30 days, and walk or run 1 mile further each day!
You can do it however you like, whether it's walking the dog, leaving the car behind and walking to school or work, or good old fashioned running. It's fun for all the family, with the aim simply to encourage a healthy lifestyle, and raise money for a great cause... the Thyroid Cancer Support Group Wales.
The kids can get involved too, with an option of doing 1 mile per day for 30 days!
Entry costs just £15, with no minimum amount to raise, and if you can't make it to the final day in Saundersfoot, we'll send your t-shirt and momento out to you, meaning you can take part from ANYWHERE in the world!

More at:


MMU Sports Compression Clothing Research

Been asked to circulate this - do not know anything about the credibility of the research or request so please do use some caution
I am a Doctoral Researcher at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where I am carrying out a study into sports compression garments within the Department of Apparel, Hollings. The study focuses on the development of smart compression garments and seeks to determine user needs and core values, which will aid in the development of enhanced, functional compression garments designed to meet athletes' needs.
I am contacting you to ask for your kind assistance in distributing my online survey. I would like to invite the members of your athletic club to support this research by providing us with their views on compression garments and product preferences. I would, therefore, be very grateful if you could circulate this email to your club members.
The survey can be found online here:
Whilst some research attempt to measure the effects of sports compression garments, knowledge about athletes’ perceptions of compression garments and whether existing garments fulfil athletes’ needs and expectations is currently lacking. Your involvement will help build this knowledge and shape the future of enhanced compression garments that support athletes in their sporting activities. Using state of the art technologies within the university, the research will measure, test and develop smart compression garments that will address and provide more efficiency and an enriched performance to users. There may be opportunities to trial compression garments and to experience the latest technologies used to develop these at a later stage of the research.
Data collected remain confidential. If you have any questions about the survey or the way the data will be used, please don’t hesitate to contact me at     
Thank you for your time and support.
Kind regards,
Kristina Brubacher, Doctoral Researcher
Department of Apparel, Hollings Faculty, Manchester Metropolitan University
Righton Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG

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:

Redway Runners Festival of Running

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

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.

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

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:

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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