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Update; 16 June 2016

Have you done a Redway Runners beginners group??

We are always looking to improve the beginners groups with the club - we think they are pretty good - but we want your views.

We have put together this very short survey - should not even take 5 minutes - so if you have done one of our course please fill it in for us.

Be great to have all results input by the 20 June 2016

Surprising fact - we have had 1,461 people on our beginners course - big room is we had a re-union!!

We love your stories

Some great feedback from Martin
Dear all
I have now been a Redway Runner for a whole month and in some ways, because of the welcome I have had, it feels a lot longer.

I have worked out that I have clocked 68.5 miles in that time (I clearly have too much time on my hands!) and my fitness levels are the highest they have been in a couple of years as a consequence. I started running 5 years ago, but struggled to find a regular running buddy. Within a year, I had run one full marathon (the inaugural rain-drenched MK marathon) and several half-marathons.

During these early running experiences, I began to notice the RR vests wherever I ran and was frequently nagged by Steve Patey to come and join. I resisted for a long time, as I didn't think I'd be able to fit into a timetable of organised runs. Two years ago, I had a bit of a health scare after the stadium half, so decided to focus on cycling for a while, though always wanted to get back into running at some point. After a few false starts I finally got back into regular running in January. Soon after, my uncle died and chose to enter the stadium half in his memory.

Training was not as smooth as I had been used to, but I got there in the end. On the day, I find myself running with my friend Glynis Wiles for a few miles and all of the support that she was getting wearing her RR vest was what convinced me to join.

In the past month, I have found that running regular timetabled runs has had the opposite effect. I am out of the door and at the meeting place half an hour early. I am creeping closer to my parkrun PB and have had a go at several different runs, getting quicker, fitter and enjoying it immensely.

This is the first time in my 47 years that I have joined a club of any type and I am doing something just for me. Since being in MK, I have met most people through work or through our 3 grown-up kids. Now I am meeting people from all walks of life, as well as running with former pupils and also parents of people I have taught. David Rose, who I have known for several years, has introduced me to lots of new people and Facebook has also played a part in me getting to know the club.

Ros Crawley is another long-standing friend who has helped me and encouraged me. Without her I would not have run 10 miles within 2 weeks of becoming a member. A massive thank you to everyone who has chatted to me on various runs, but especially to all the leaders I have got to know. You give up so much time to help and encourage all of us and I have at no point felt judged for the standard of my running.. All I have had is encouragement.

After I ran the 2012 MK Marathon, I felt I had unfinished business, but I am yet to run another. If I don't get into London, I will enter MK, because I now know that Redway Runners will get me back to that standard. In the meantime, I look forward to running my first half as a Redway Runner at the NSPCC in September.

The renewed running bug is so serious, I feel frustrated if I miss a run! Thank you and best wishes

Martin Palmieri

New Tuesday Evening run starts

We had 8 brave runners out for the first Tuesday Night Explorer Run. Covering 6 miles from Bancroft Park down and around Lodge Lake and back with a couple of minor detours due to flooding.

Really enjoyable run, next week from Howe Park, more at:

New club Discount

We have a new club discount with Everyday Performance Therapy for paid club members, all the details on the club Website at:


Redway Runners at Endure 24

We had a few runners at the Endure 24 race over the weekend, first picture shows, Team Ultra Redway Runners who came 7th out of 50 in the mixed teams of 5 , completing 36 laps of the 5 miles course.
Tina McGreal and Karen Camidge joined up with Karen Bugaj, David and Vanessa Stride and Melanie Wright to form a team for Endure 24.  They completed a total of 27 laps, 132 miles in all.

The other photo is of Graeme Bickle who competed solo in Endure 24 and managed a stunning 13 laps!! Smash get out in excess of 100K

Race for Life MK

We had a few runners at the Milton Keynes Race for Life on Sunday at Campbell Park - well done all, includnig Helen Whalley who was 4th in the 10K, Sara Jane Errington who completed it in just over an hour and Hayley Bayer with her daughter

Marston 5K

Well done to Rachel Edwards for FV45 win category at Marston 5k last Friday evening

parkrun Redway Runners Road Trip

About time we had another Redway Runners parkrun road trip, so on the 2 July we are heading over to the Rte for the Wycombe Rye parkrun.

So remember to bring your green tee and we will aim for a big green photo at 8.50 near to the start area

Do not forget your bar-code

Yes it's BBQ time again folks!!!

Whatever the weather this is guaranteed to be a fantastic family fun event.

This year's date for your diary is Sunday 31 July @ Milton Keynes Club in Emerson Valley from 2pm - the home of junior parkrun 🏃

Food this year will again be served up by our very own Spencer Ollington - he happens to be quite good at this 😉 Apparently he won an award, who knew 😅 ???

Tickets are £10 per head, £5 for children and can be paid directly to the club account, ref BBQ or to Julie Martin/Martin Lawrence.

Everyone is welcome, hurry as tickets will go fast!

Newport Pagnell Carnival

Date for your diary! Redway Runners needs you for Newport Pagnell carnival on 25 June.

The creative team have been beavering away on a float so we need as many Redway Runners as possible in their green t shirts, hoodies, caps, also wearing a medal and race number if you have one

Free entry to the carnival for those in green who we need to walk alongside the float and generating a fantastic atmosphere, with our very own Nathan on the PA! We would love to have children on the float, especially if they have green t shirts too.

Please let Annette know if you can help

Let's make this big, let's make sure Newport Pagnell know who we are!

Redway Runners Furzton Relay

Get up...Get going...Conquer!

Join the fun and enter the Redway Runners Furzton Relay, which is a timed 4-person relay race held on the redways and paths around the beautiful Furzton Lake in Milton Keynes on Saturday 16 July @ 2pm. Each lap is approximately 2.5 miles and is open to any runner over the age of 17.

TEAMS: £9.50 per runner plus 75p booking fee. Event profits go to the club charity of the year.

Online entry:

Beat the Barge 2016 - NEARLY FULL

Our exclusive for paid members is nearly full - this years medal is below - looks really good - if you want one of these then you need to act really fast not to miss out

Redway Runners website for race details and download the entry form


  • Limited places - for paid up club members only
  • 5 mile, multi terrain course
  • Fabulous park setting with local food stalls
  • Brilliant bespoke medal design (never to be seen again!) and goodie bag
  • Optional event T Shirt
  • Plus two brand new sponsors for this year - more info to follow shortly

All the info at:

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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:

Cattle Creep 10K - 22 June 2016
Discount using code RedwayRunnersCattlecreep16

Silva Endure Multi-Sport Festival - 16 / 17 July
Enter by 31 March for 15% discount, Enter code EF15

NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon/10K - 25 September
Club member get a 15% discount for the NSPCC Half Marathon which is now in September with  RedwayRunnersNSPCC16 Enter at:

RockSolid, Milton Keynes - 29 October
REDWAYMILTON2016' This will give club members 15% off. Start in the 11:40 wave to run with others from the club, to be added to the Redway Runners team use password greenarmy enter at;

MK Winter Half - 11 December 2016
Discount using discount code RR_MKWH_2016


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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:

Main Club Run - 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 to leave at19.00 or if you are new at 18.50.

Mornings -  Meeting  at David Lloyd reception we have a step up/Coached session with Portia or Doug for 1 hour,
6 to 8 miles, approximately 9 minute/mile pace, meet reception 9:30 for a 60-75 minute run.
Main Club Run - 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).

Social run aimed mainly at post-beginner or step-up level but suitable for quicker runners as well.  Meet on path opposite David Lloyd car park gates at 18:00

Early morning Club run, meet at 5:00am at Caldecotte car park on Monellan Grove, for 9 mile route around 7-8 minute mile pace, led by Jen
Evening social run or Step up to 10K runs or session work (hills, intervals or the handicap run) meet near the barriers to leave 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.
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