Weekly Running Update from David Lloyd Redway Runners
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DLRR Handicap run, Bank Holiday Monday 25 August 2014
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DLRR Social with Robbie

It is about time we had another DLRR social night - so we have done a deal with David Lloyd and DLRR members will be able to get tickets for a special price of £10, which includes a light buffet before the act & disco till late, so come and join us for an evening of amazing entertainment on Friday 5 September. To book go along the David Lloyd reception in Milton Keynes - book now

David Lloyd Milton Keynes welcome Scott Borley performing a tribute to the prince of pop for one night only.  The evening will be an amazing experience so let him totally entertain you with a vast array of Robbie hits, including some of the Take That favourites.

Scott Borley is without doubt one of the most entertaining and energetic tribute Acts currently performing on the UK Entertainment circuit today.

Tickets available to all members and non-members so bring your friends and family along to experience this one off event.  Prices of tickets include a light buffet and doors open from 7.30pm.  This event was previously over subscribed at other venues so please book early.


Good luck Terri & Pete from all at DLRR

Wimpole Hall Half and 10 miles

We have had an offer for the Wimpole Hall Half Marathon and 10 mile race on the 5 October (same date as Bournemouth club trip sadly) that if we get 10 DLRR entries, the half marathon fee is normally £23.00 and 10 miler is £20 and they have offered to do the half marathon for £20 and the 10 miles for £17.50 if we can get a minimum of 10 runners to take part across both races?

We have 2 already possibly doing it - so we can gauge interest can you post below if you are interested or have entered already (or let Jonathan Clements know). So we can see if we have enough interest.

Improve your 5K complete parkrun

Well done to the IY5K daytime group who finished the MK parkrun on Saturday, 23 August, all with PB's

Massive congratulations!! You get out what you put in and you all deserve what you consistently worked hard for! Enjoy

RAF Henlow 10-Mile race

The Annual RAF Henlow 10-Mile Road Race will be held on Wednesday 8 October, starting at 1230 from the Shuttleworth Aerodrome and finishing at RAF Henlow
We have had a few in this mid week race from the club for the last few years, do note all the entry details in the Race Entry pack

Stowe Cross Country Event - National Fire Services Championship

Last year we had a few from the club take part in this event, we even came away with a couple of medals, this year it is on the 12 October again at Stowe School, race entry includes a medal and a hot meal at Stowe School - all for £12, entries close 12 September - so come on get involved, more from the organisors below:

Our annual Fire Services Cross Country event, 5.5 miles for men and 2.75 miles for ladies, that is being run at Stowe School near Buckingham on Sunday 12th October at 1400 hours. This has traditionally attracted a number of entries from Redway Runners, and we would be very grateful if you could please highlight to your members the details of this popular event.
Further details can be found on our website or via this link


Handicap run - Bank Holiday Monday

We held the 45th running of our 4.4 mile handicap run on Bank Holiday Monday as an extra club run and we had 18 out, with Warwick first home and Sarah first lady home, William recorded the fastest time and Abi the quickest lady.
We had 3 PB's and 5 new victims
Well done all - full results at

Sunday run and Ice bucket challenge

After the Sunday run - and before the coffee, Donuts and shopping, a few did the Ice Bucket Challenge, or was that some post run cool downs!! you can see the video at:

New Evening Beginners Group

We have a new beginners group starting on Mondays at 18.00 from the 1 September (first week from 17.45), it is nearly full now - but still time to register on the link, However, we have at least one space as when we sent out the joining info we had the following response - good to know we reach far and wide:

'I am very sorry for the confusion (my fault).  I had accidentally registered for the wrong club.  Please remove me from your list as I live in Milton, Canada not the UK'

Sweat Studios, DLRR complimentary session

Sweat Studios, a new hot yoga studio in The Hub, Central MK, is inviting all Redway Runners to a complementary session on Saturday 13th September between 12:30pm-1:30pm.
Yoga and running are a great combination. The strength and flexibility developed in the core, quads, hamstrings and hip flexors through yoga not only helps you run more efficiently but also to stay injury free. Balance and breathing, further key components of a good running technique, are actively practiced during the classes.
Sweat opened it's doors in March this year and has already won legions of fans and is particularly poplar with sports people who welcome the no nonsense approach it takes to yoga, focusing on it as an exercise and health as opposed to spiritual pursuit. The classes deliver a full body workout, building strength, flexibility, endurance and cardio fitness. 
The class on the 13th will be a hour one long Sweat Hot class, which is great for yoga newbies and those with some experience. You will sweat, stretch, tone and detoxify. To register to attend the session call Sweat Studios on 019086743811 or drop them an email at
For more information on the Studio take a look at and

Southern Running Guide - Autumn 2014

Got the Autumn edition of the Southern Running Guide delivered so collect a copy next time you see me

Asics at Fitco

Been asked to let you know that the Fitco store now have 30% off certain Asics models at the Fitco store in David Lloyd, Milton Keynes.
The FitCo

Free beginners session for DLRR at Combat Academy

DLRR members have the chance to get a free (worth £25) introductory session with the Combat Academy Milton Keynes.

Take a look at the video and more info. There is also Facebook page
The course is for anyone from 14 years of age. Saturdays classes are held at Furzton lake and Wednesdays at Caldecotte lake, start times are flexible.
For more contact Magdy on 07944480110 or  If anyone would like to attend, they just need to mention the David Lloyd Redway Runners, so they know it's a free session

MK Half Marathon & Festival of Running 2015

The Milton Keynes Half Marathon and Festival of Running takes place on Sunday 8 March 2015 starting at Xscape in the city centre - for next year looks like a 20 mile race is also being introduced.
More at:

DLRR Track night

We held our monthly track night on Wednesday evening
Remember these are on the last Wednesday of most months at Stantonbury Track and are free for DLRR members, non members just £2

Leighton 10

NEWS FLASH: Places going faster than Mo Farah - Leighton 10: Sunday 21 September, 9am
We are going to let you into a little secret too. The name may have changed but the course hasn't. It's still TOUGH and it still has the infamous Shenley Hill to destroy any hopes and dreams of a PB ;-) BUT we can guarantee you a damn good run with the most supportive marshalls in the business, top prizes and the usual L10 post-race glow of satisfaction. This is a race organised by runners for runners.
So if you want easy then go run parkrun, but if you want to put in an honest morning's work; one which you can be mighty proud then why not register for the Tough 10.... oops sorry the Leighton 10 ;-) TODAY! It's the perfect Autumn warm-up (or Summer cool-down!) and sure to get your training off to a flyer.
Full race details on the Leighton 10 Homepage here. You can also Download an Entry Form here.

Online entry via RUNNER'S WORLD or RUN BRITAIN (no fee).

Cheers and hopefully see you on the day to Tough it out!

Ley Hill Challenge trail run

Been asked to pass on details of this event
The Ley Hill Challenge trail run is now in its 4th year, taking place on Sunday 5th October and would be grateful if you would inform your members of the event.
For those not familiar with the event Ley Hill is just outside Chesham. The event has 3 aims;
  •  to promote a healthy lifestyle
  •  give people a reason to run out in the beautiful Chilterns countryside 
  •  to raise money for the local school who need funds to improve the sports facilities
The event is small (up to 150 entrants in total) and aims to provide a friendly atmosphere, as well as prizes for those at the front of the field!
There is a 5km and a 10km course - the latter being a challenging course which has proved a good test for runners ahead of the cross country season.
The 5km course is flatter and a great way to see the local countryside for less regular runners.
More information can be found on the event web site,

Penn Street 5K

Been asked to pass on details of this event in Penn Street on 7 September
I was wondering if I could ask for your help in relation to a 5k charity race that is being held on Sunday 7th September this year.  Gemma Cochrane, a friend of mine, has organised a “Go the Extra Mile for Cystic Fibrosis” event over the Summer as her daughter, Millie, has cystic fibrosis.  This culminates in a Penn Street Village Fundraiser Day on 7th September.  As part of the day there will be a 5k race.  Entry to this is £10, payable on the day and the run is off road and through woodland. 
I would be really grateful if you could perhaps advertise this race to your members in case any of them would be interested in taking part – it is for a very good cause and one close to my and Gemma’s heart.  I have attached the link to the website about the day where you can also sign up to participate in the race and please feel free to contact me (on this e-mail or on 07799063229) or Gemma (her details are on the website) for any further information.
Thank you in advance for your help.

Tour of MK 2014

Been asked to pass on the information for this years, Tour of Milton Keynes which starts this Sunday, the 31 August - good all from DLRR taking part
As we are only a couple of weeks away from the start of the tour, would you be kind enough to distribute some of the info below to your club members.
I have had several queries over start times and thought it would be easier to get you each to distribute amongst your club members.
here are some postcodes/directions:
Sunday 10am Tattenhoe Park 11k
Starts near a car park at the Bottledump roundabout. Corner of the H8/A421 and Whaddon Rd. Nearest postcode is for a recycling company directly opposite the car park: MK17 0EG  (Please note, no changing or toilet facilities)
Monday 7pm Potterspury Cross country
Venue: Potterspury Sports & Social Club. Meadow Lane, Potterspury. NN12 7PJ
Tuesday from 7pm. Track Mile
Venue: Stantonbury stadium. Park at the car park at the end of Soskin Drive. MK14 6DP 
Several races will be held, with start times dependent upon the tour position.
Wednesday 7pm. Brickhill Woods Hill race
Venue: Longslade Picnic area, Church road. This car park is 1 mile along the road from Bow Brcikhill church (MK17 9LF), on the left hand side. Parking is very limited so please car share if possible, otherwise park on the verge of the road when the car park is full. (Please note, no changing or toilet facilities)
Thursday 7pm Campbell Park
Venue: Campbell Park, near the Belvedere - park at the John Lewis end of the car park (MK9 3EP) and walk over footbridge into the park.  (Please note, no changing or toilet facilities)
Friday 6.30pm Willen 10k - note earlier start time of 6.30pm
Venue: Woughton on the Green Sports Pavillion, MK6 3EA
Buffet provided for all tour entrants, and presentations will take place once final timings organised.
Tour entrants will also be able to collect a 2014 tour vest - we have aimed to get a wide selection of sizes..but stock of each size is limited so we unfortunatley can't guarantee that you get the size you want!
Tour numbers and timing chips will be available for collection at Tattenhoe from will be present at all races and will take entries on the night/issue race numbers etc for those not doing the full tour.
All races will be marked with race chalk on the floor, or ticker tape etc..and we will aim to get marshalls at key locations so that no one gets lost!

Important DLRR- EGM

At the clubs last AGM, a proposal was made by a club member to change the clubs name to 'Redway Runners' it was agreed at the meeting that this would be investigated to see the amount of work required and any significant issues as well as giving the club the opportunity to brief key stakeholders (ie David Lloyd, UKA).

This work has now taken place and the committee feel this would be a beneficial change for the club and open up in the longer term some new opportunities, this does require a change to the clubs constitution and to do this we have to hold a meeting which all paid members of the club have the opportunity to attend and vote on the change, for this we have to provide at least 21 day notice.

This meeting will be held upstairs at David Lloyd on Tuesday 23 September at 19:00.

If the proposal is agreed, then the expected timetable is that the clubs name would change from the 1 November 2014.

The committee have agreed that if the change does go through, then we would like to contribute to members who wanted to purchase new club kit and from a date of the meeting to be confirmed to the 31 December 2014, then the club would offer each paid member the opportunity to purchase one club running top, (ie tee shirt, ladies running tee, vest or children's tee) for a reduction of £5 off the normal price

DLRR Race discounts

Special discounts have been arranged for DLRR 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 DLRR

Current discount list, shown in date order:

Spitfire Scramble, London's only 24hr off road race - 30th August 2014
10% Discount on the normal entry fee using code ACTIVE10 when booking online

Naseby Autumn Battlefield Run - Half marathon, 5k & 10k – Sunday 7th September Naseby
10% off any race distance and any event in the series. Email and quote code REDWAY to make a booking


Northampton Half Marathon - Sunday 14th September Northampton
Every 5th DLRR entry will have 50% off their entry fee credited back to the club with the money being donated to the DLRR charity of the year

Bourn To Run 10k trail race - 14th September Bourn, Cambridgeshire
20% discount on entry fee if 25 or more DLRR runners. If you are interested in running please let Jonathan know who will coordinate the DLRR entry to secure any discount

Baldock 10k - 14th September, Newnham
10% discount on entry fee for 15 or more DLRR runners. If you are interested in running please let Jonathan know who will coordinate the DLRR entry to secure any discount
Website :

Silverstone Duathlon Series – Thursday 18th September
10% discount on the normal entry fee using code DL10 and entering your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners

Northampton 10k - Sunday 28th September Northampton
£10 entrance fee if over 10 runners – normal fee £12. Email Jonathan at DLRR ( who will coordinate a group entry

Willow Charity 10k - Sunday 5th October Hatfield House
Early booking fee of £16.50 available right up to race day for DLRR Entries using the booking link below (Normal registration £18 after the first 100 entries received) - must state you are DLRR when booking using link
***NEW*** Perkins Great Eastern Run - 12th October ***NEW***
20% off entry fee using discount code ACTIVEPGER valid until 18th August

***NEW*** Oxford Half Marathon - 12th October ***NEW***
15% off entry fee when quoting VITALITY SUMMER14 when signing up

Mud And Mayhem Autumn 10k
- Sunday 12th October Northampton
Every 5th DLRR entry will have 50% of their entry fee credited back to the club with the money being donated to the DLRR charity of the year

Althorp Run & Duathlon - 18th October Althorp House
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout
Buckingham 10k - 19th October Buckingham
Awaiting discount code

Big Fun Run 5k - 19th October Willen Lake
£1.50 off entry fee using discount code BFR14Milt47a069


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
Awaiting discount code


***NEW*** Judgement Day, Bordon Mud & Obstacles! – 23rd November GU35 ***NEW***
20% off registration fee - valid until 31st August using discount code JDACTIVE01


Nether Heyford Santa Run (5 mile) - 7
th 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

Gayton Run 5k & 10mile – 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 

Wednesday Speed Sessions

Remember for a few week we have Wednesday evening sessions 19.00. These sessions will be looked after by Spencer and are open for all to attend. We will do loop backs on the warm up and cool downs but it’s up to you on how much effort you put in, how much rest you give yourself and how many repeats you do.

3rd September: 1K Pagoda Loops
Meet: DLRR Barriers

10th September: Long Repeats (1.5m)
Meet: Furzton Lake Pub

17th September: Mile Repeats
Meet: Tongwell Lake Car park, Yeomans Drive, Blakelands

24th September: TRACK Fartleks
Meet: Stantonbury Track at 6.45pm

1st October: 400’s
Meet: DLRR Barriers

8th October: 1K Pagoda Loops
Meet: DLRR Barriers

15th October: Mile Repeats
Meet: TBC

All track sessions are free to club members. (£2 non members)

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 ‘David Lloyd Redway Runners’

Normal Running Timetable

RUNNING CLUB - all standards - 3 or 4 miles, or the Step up group which does 2.7 miles at a gentle pace. 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 11.00 for a 60-75 minute run.
RUNNING CLUB - all standards - meet at 9.30 prompt in 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, 9 minute/mile pace or faster, 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 'David Lloyd 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
'David Lloyd Redway Runners' is independent affiliated running club but supported by David Lloyd, 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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