Weekly Running Update from David Lloyd Redway Runners
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DLRR at the Dragon Boat race at Willen Lake Sunday 22 June
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DLRR Shop update Magnets - all gone, caps available

DLRR Magnets have all now been sold - so have been taken off the club shop - but we do have some MK Marathon magnets available at a discounted price of £9 for paid DLRR members - available from Martin or Andy Hully

We do have a small supply of the black and green club caps available at £8.25 to members in club green or black - ideal for this warm weather running.

GPS watch in Aldi

This may be of interest in Aldi from Sunday 29 June and it comes in green

Move up to 10K at The Milton Keynes 10k - Tuesday 1 July 2014

Well it was the final week of the Move up to 10K last Tuesday, 24 June, before the race next Tuesday at the OU 10K and the whole group run the full route of the race - that was a fantastic achievement and the group have come so far over the last few weeks - it was fantastic to see everyone finish with smiling faces - makes us leading so pleased with all your efforts.

The group are ready for next week - be great to get as many of the club out running the race as well or out supporting them on the evening.

Next week before the race meeting at the Swan at 19:00 to go over together to the start at 19:45

Well done all - all the hard work in preparation is done looking forward to the event next Tuesday

New 5 Week Monday daytime coached sessions

We are starting a 5 week coached session led by Portia - it starts this Monday 30 June last one Monday 21 July. The sessions are an hour long. Meet at 9.30am, David Lloyd reception. 

Each coaching session covers various aspects of running fundamentals (agility, balance and coordination) to aid running performance. All graduated runners welcome. 

DLRR Sunday run

The Sunday run on 22 June, went over to Marston Forest on a very warm sunny day

Sunday Handicap Run

For the club run this Sunday, 29 June, we are doing the 4.4 mile handicap run, from the David Lloyd barriers - so suitable for all - but we need about 3 people to help with the timing - nice if anyone can also bike round the course as well
Please let us know if you can help
More info at:

DLRR at the Potato Race

A group of DLRR runners took part in the 1 mile Flitton Potato race - the men had to carry a 20kg sack and the ladies a 10kg sack of potatoes, well if you have ever felt like running like a sack of potato's this saying was very apt - great fun different event.

Leighton Fun Runners Invitation run

Our friends at Leighton Fun runners are having another club invitation run on the 5 August and we are invited - details below:
It is that time of year when the evenings are light enough for us to enjoy more countryside runs on our LFR Tuesday Club Night Runs.  It would be fantastic if you could extend this invitation to all of your club members to come and join us on Tuesday 5 August for our Stockgrove Woods and Grand Union Canal Run. 
We will meet from 7.15 and set off at 7.30 from the public car park by the Three Locks Pub on Leighton Road, Stoke Hammond, MK17 9DD.  Everyone is invited for a drink in the Three Locks after their run.
We will have three distances each with a lead runner and backmarker runner to make sure everyone is happy running their preferred distance:  We look forward to running with you on 5 August

DLRR on parkrun tour

A group of DLRR runners went to the new parkrun at Northala and met Laura Turner who is a British sprinter, she represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, in the 4 x 100m relay and the 100m. She was part of the British 4 x 100m relay team that finished 4th at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka.

NSPCC Half Marathon

The NSPCC half is fast approaching on Sunday 6 July

The DLRR theme this year is green tutus / green hair plus other green accessories - so lets have loads of Tutus out on the course

This year DLRR are looking after a water station on the course at mile 9 - on the canal near to David Lloyd - can you help on the day and you can cheer on our runners - if you can help - please let Jenny Dowling know or mail me and I will pass on your details

Will be having our usual post race celebration drinks in Wetherspoons on the Sunday evening from 19.00 at:

Mark gets good for age qualifying time to run in next years London Marathon

Extreme endurance athlete and running coach Mark Kleanthous from David Lloyd Redway Runners Milton Keynes completed in his 77th marathon on Saturday 21st June (Longest Day)
Mark ran in the very first London Marathon in 1981 and wanted to return next year for the 35th anniversary so had to run a good for age time of sub 3 hours 20 minutes.
Despite being 53 years young & scorching temperatures reaching 80 degrees with 7 laps of Caldecotte Lake Milton Keynes. Mark ran mostly on his own and completed in a time of 3 hours 19 minutes & 55 seconds just 5 seconds inside the qualifying time.
Steve Edwards from Burton Road Runners finished first in ran 3:11:27 and Mark finished 3rd overall
Mark recently launched his latest book called 'Triathlon – The Mental Battle' & used some of his mental strategy tips featured within the book to achieving his ambition of a sub 3 hours 20 minute marathon & qualifying for London Marathon in 2015.
Picture of Mark laying down recovering after his marathon effort shortly after the finishing the Enigma marathon organised by David “Foxy' Bailey
Full results can be found here;

DLRR @ Easyjet

Well done to Claire from Leighton Fun Runners, looks like Easyjet Orange is getting a little bit of green!!
Look who's gonna be famous at easyJet!

I submitted this photo taken at the Barcelona Half Marathon (Feb 14) into our 'branding our meeting rooms' competition and it's been selected to be put up in our Barcelona meeting room. easyJet advertising Leighton Fun Runners and Redway Runners (MK).... who'd have thought! - Claire

parkrun MK specials

We are going to do two parkrun specials:

New Step Up group start next Thursday

Due to popular demand, we are adding another step up group into the club run list, it will be on Thursday evenings at 19.00 at the barriers to David Lloyd and will be led by Leigh and Hannah. It will follow a very similar format to the current Monday night group on a route that will be about 6K (more with loopbacks) and will be a social run with everyone running together at their own pace. It will start on Thursday 3 July.

Greensands Ridge Relay

We have 6 teams in the Greensands Ridge Relay this Saturday 28 June, as well as a number of solo runners doing the whole 34 mile route.
We have 6 runners still to pay the entry fee to Martin L, Karen L, or Denise D - it is £3 per person - if paying by cheque then payable to David Lloyd Redway Runners - bank transfer also available.
If you are not running please do come along and support the green teams
We all finish in North Hill about 17.00 at the Crown Pub - so come all

DLRR Social - Friday 27 June

Next Friday being the last Friday of the month our social is back and it will be a bit different - details below - come long - should be a nice evening

Thursday, 3 July, Intervals

A few runners have shown an interest in doing a interval session in the woods. So on Thursday 3rd July at 7pm we will be going to Aspley Woods. Church lane/Sandy lane MK17 8TT. A few will be going to DL first for those that will require a lift, leaving DL no later than 6:45pm Not a lot of parking so would be good to car share. Please let Vanessa know if you would like a lift. 
The social run will be as usual, at 7pm DL barriers with Rebecca, Kevin and Stuart leading.
Also new Step Up group starts that evening - see separate article.

DLRR Charity of the year 2013/2014 - Update

Next Wednesday morning club run, 2 July, we will be incorporating presenting a cheque to Willen Hospice at about 9.45 at Willen - so if you are running wear your green tees for the photo if not running pop along for the picture

The total the club raised through your efforts is £4,671.40, Abi will be running with us to present the cheque

No parkrun in MK - 5 July

Please note that there is no parkrun in MK on July 5 due to another race taking place on the course that morning. Remember other local parkruns at:
  • Bedford
  • Buckingham
  • Aylesbury
  • Northampton
  • St Albans
Also over 200 other parkruns that you can visit for the day instead.

Furzton relay - help needed

We are holding our club event the 'Furzton Fun Relay' on Sunday the 20 July afternoon - to make this successful and show DLRR at our best we need plenty of help on the day - if you can help then please contact Sarah Lambert or mail me and will pass on your details

If you have any contacts that may be interested in entering a team - entry forms and more details can be found at:

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:

Silverstone Duathlon Series – Wednesday 16th July, Thursday 18th September
10% discount on the normal entry fee using code DLRR10off and entering your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners

Cattle Creep 10k - Thursday 26th June Milton Keynes
20% discount on normal entry fee using code  localclubCattleCreep2014 and entering your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners
Website :

Women’s Running 10k – Saturday 5th July 2014 Milton Keynes
£4 off normal entry fee using discount code MILTONKEYNESCLUB
Website :

NSPCC Half Marathon - Sunday 6th July 2014 Milton Keynes
15% discount on entry fee using code
DLRRNSPCC14 when booking and entering your club as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'
Website :
Bassingbourne Beastly Multi-Terrain Half Marathon - Sunday 6th July 2014 Royston
£17 entry fee for 10 or more DLRR and £16 for 20 or more DLRR  (Usual fee £20)
Spire Bushey 10k - Sunday 6th July 2014 Bushey
10% discount on the normal entry fee using code DLR10 when booking online

Chicks Chase 3 – Thursday 10th July 2014 Caldecotte Lake
20% discount on the normal entry fee using code localclubChicksChase3_2014 when booking online

Kimbolton Half Marathon - Sunday 17th August Kimbolton
10% discount on the normal entry fee using code Lloyd10 and entering your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners
Website :
Chicks Chase 4 – Thursday 21st August 2014 Caldecotte Lake
20% discount on the normal entry fee using code localclubChicksChase4_2014 when booking online

The Brian Graves 32nd Tour Of Milton Keynes – Sunday 31st August to Friday 5th September with a race each day – complete all 6 days to earn an exclusive t-shirt!
15% discount for entries made by 31
st July using code dlrrtomk14 and entering your club as ‘David Lloyd Redway Runners’

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

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 


RockSolidRace – Saturday 20th September
DLRR have the 11.40 wave start, please put your team 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
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

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

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


Nether Heyford Santa Run (5 mile) - 7th December Northamptonshire
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


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


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 ‘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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