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Update; 11 December 2014

Up & Running MK Winter Half

Well it is this Sunday and it has been all sold out for a while and we have counted 124 listed as Redway Runners on the entry list - so going to be a lot of green out running.

We also are manning a water station, led by Diane at about mile 9 on the course - this will also be the clubs cheering point - so if you are around on the day go along help and cheer.

The timetable for the day is:

9:40 - group photo near to the David Lloyd barriers road side

10:00 - race start / water station meet and set up

10:45 - first runners at cheering point/water station

19:00 - meet at Wetherspoons with medals for post race drinks/celebrations (Spoons near V6)

Remember to see Martin or Diane before Sunday if you want some Redway Runner number clips to stop making holes in your club tees they are only £2 for a set of 4.

We do not have a Sunday run this Sunday - it is back the following week, with our special Sunday Christmas  hats run with the animals of Woburn

New Daytime Beginner group starting

We are launching a new free daytime beginners course with Portia (course number.23) on the 19 January 2015 on Mondays at 10:00  (first week 9:45) with the group graduating at the MK 5K parkrun on 21 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

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;

Boot Camp Run

Was the last ever boot camp session on Thursday 11 December Mack got cold for the cause  Boot Camp is now history "Special RR core fitness" starts 8 January 2015 10am to 11:30 at Caldecotte Project

Redway Runners Xmas party

Another fantastic Redway Runners Christmas party last Sturday - during the evening we drew the 4 club paces for the Virgin London Marathon 2015 and the members pulled from the hat (well bucket) were:
David Stride, Dawn Blaber, Andy Sangster and Maia McQuarrie - well done your journey begins.

Thanks to all those that bought children's presents for Barnardos - we will be getting them passed on over the next couple of days.

We raised a massive £502 from the raffle we held and that money will be going to the clubs Charity of the year. A full list of all the raffle winners is now on the club web site at: If you won a race entry then please contact Jonathan Clements for info on how to claim. If you do not have details of the prize you have won contact Martin or Julie

So many thanks to Julie Martin and everyone else that helped to make last night a fantastic evening.

Finally we have booked next years for Friday 4 December 2015.

Daytime beginners at parkrun

We had our daytime beginners group, led by Portia complete there first parkrun last Saturday 6 December - well done all

Presents for Barnardos

Fantastic Redway Runners donated all the presents - they will be being delivered to the charity on Thursday by Rena

Cross Country - Update

Thank you to all that came to the x-country on Saturday and the sun was shining. Results are below. The men are in 4th place and the ladies in 10th.

Hopefully we will have more at the next match as it is in Campbell park on the 10th January 2015

Also photos at:

Tell why you’re running the MK Marathon or half

We know that many of you will be running the 2015 Milton Keynes Marathon or Half Marathon for a special reason, and we want to give you the chance to share your story.

Each year we see thousands running to raise money for fantastic causes or in support or memory of a loved one.

Post on the MK Marathon Facebook page hashtag #whyimrunningmk or email with your stories using the subject line "Why I'm Running MK" for the chance to feature on the Inspiration page of our web site and to be interviewed by BBC 3 Counties Radio. Help inspire others who are running the 2015 MK Marathon.

Handmade Christmas Cards

Jen Sangster has handmade Christmas cards available with all proceeds going to NSPCC. Large cards £1.50 and small £1.00.

Please message Jen directly if you are interested and she will arrange to meet after some of the club runs.

Redway runners at the Santa run

Redway Runners do the 5 mile Santa run at Nether Heyford

Redway Runners Shop

Last date to receive clothing in time for Christmas (and also new year) with payment and form is by close Sunday 14 December (except for the Embroidered items, for which date has passed)
Shop info at:

We do have a supply of the event number clips for sale at just £2 for a set of 4

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

12 challenges of Christmas

Coming soon we have the 12 challenges of Christmas!! This will be a fun challenge every day for the 12 days - with the last challenge to run 5K or more on Christmas day.

So can hear you ask what are the challenges? Well these will be revealed the day before at about 16:00 on the clubs Facebook page and Twitter pages - you then need to complete the challenge the next day - most of them fun - and then post your 'proof' of completing the challenge.

What di we get for completing the challenge? Major prizes from smug satisfaction of achieving the challenge to providing amusement to others at what you have done

What will the challenges be like - post a selfie from your run - you need to be wearing a Christmas hat - post the photo under this story tomorrow.

Anything else - well we currently have 8 challenges - so if you have any ideas mail them into Just remember you could be the one doing it!

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

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

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 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:

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


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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