Weekly Running Update from David Lloyd Redway Runners
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DLRR Beginners at MK parkrun 17 May 2014
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Greensands Ridge Relay 2014

The Greensands Ridge relay takes place on the 28 June and we have 4 teams entered and we still have spaces on the DLRR teams.
This is a great fun team relay with teams of 6 people in a team, before the day you do need to know your leg as it is not marshaled - legs are shorter at about 4 miles to about 9 miles - so come on it is a great day out.
If you are interested please post below or contact Denise Browning at;

More info at:

New Evening Beginner group starts

We are launching a new free evening beginners course with Glenn (course number.19) on the 18 June on Wednesdays at 18:00  (first week 17:45) with the group graduating at the MK 5K parkrun on 9 August 2014

Places are limited and it is likely to fill up fast, you need to book - full details are at:

DLRR Clothing

We now have a children's cool fit tee available from the club shop as well as the new ladies cool fit tee - all the details of prices and sizes on the club shop.

We have also re-designed the DLRR clothing order form to hopefully make it easier to use - it is available on the club web site at:

DLRR plan for the UK trip - Liverpool

With many of the club traveling up to Liverpool from the Rock ‘n’ Roll races on Sunday 25 May – thought it would be worth putting a few meetings for people to get together – so a rough plan is:
  • Friday evening - meet at 19.00 at The Welkin, 7 Whitechapel, Liverpool, L1 6DS (Wetherspoons)
  • Saturday morning - many doing the Princes parkrun (remember Chris and Michelle Hag run – so dress up) meet near the start (start at; 9:00am)
  • Saturday 18.00 - meet The Fall Well, St John's Way, Liverpool, L1 1LS (Wetherspoons) – wear club green and will aim to get a group photo
  • Sunday – half is at 8:00am and the full at 9:00am
  • Sunday evening – meet at The Welkin, 7 Whitechapel, Liverpool, L1 6DS (Wetherspoons)
  • Monday morning – post run breakfast – 9.30 at The Fall Well, St John's Way, Liverpool, L1 1LS (Wetherspoons)
Do not forget your green tops for the run

DLRR Road Trip - Northampton parkrun & Magic mile

Time for another DLRR Road trip, so on Saturday, 7June, come along to the Northampton parkrun and on the same day at same place at 10:00 they do a 'magic mile' as well.
Be good to get a big group of green DLRR tees along.

parkrun details:

Magic mile:

Remember the following Saturday, 14 June, we are doing pacing at the MK parkrun - if you can pace from 30 minutes upwards please let Diane Gilbert know (or via me)

Flitton Potato run

So who fancy's a run with your chips - well the Flitton Potato race is on Sunday 22 June, it is not far to travel and even better you can do the Sunday club run first, as we are at Marston Forest that morning.

If we can get groups of four we can enter teams - more at:
Tim Miles recommends that as a great event.

Help School running event

We have been asked if we can get involved and help by club member Carol - so if you are free get in touch with Carol:

We are holding our annual 2K running event at our school. In previous years it has been called the Tesco Great School Run at Glastonbury Thorn, in Shenley Church End?
The dates are Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July, we will be running 9 separate little 'marathons' one for each class, each race lasts about half an hour with a warm-up, the race start times are on:

Thursday (Year 2 children, aged 6-7)
  • 10.45am Zebras
  • 11.15am Giraffes and after lunch
  • 1.15pm Lions then
Friday (Reception children, aged 4-5)
  • 9am Leopards 9.30  Hippos
  • 10am Tigers, after a quick break for playtime (Year 1 children aged 5-6)
  • 10.45am Crocs
  • 11.15am Elephants and after lunch
  • 1.15pm Chimps
Important stuff;
1. At all times the class teachers and myself will be there so nobody needs DRB checking,
2. We have lots of first aiders on course with plasters (for the children!)
3. We literally need you to just be the 'elite' runners to help encourage/pace the children, that's all
4. It is a course with laps (usually around the playground if it's raining)
Please could you email Carol on to let her know which races you might be available for, or if anyone wants to do a few/all races on either day, we're not far from a training run at Furzton and our children are very enthusiastic about visitors to our school! In previous years we have had fantastic support from both Jenny and Steve as well as friends from Shenley Striders and Olney Runners.
Many thanks

Round MK Relay 2014

Well done to all our teams in the Round MK Relay this year we had 6 teams entered and paid for by the club, so 24 runners representing DLRR - well done all.
A big thank you to Abi for sorting us all out. The results have been loaded to the club web site news page at:

Made a little video of our efforts at the Round MK Relay

Some pictures from Ian Stevens:

During the Round MK Relay yesterday on of the runners 'ran' into difficulties - she is fully recovered now but I am pleased to pass on this note I have had through and well done to team 'Chicago Shufflers of Glenn, Denise, Jonathan and Debbie

'I am fully recovered.  Heat exhaustion, not taking on enough fluid while I was running, I was so in the run and wanted to finish the race that I only took on sips of my drink instead of stopping and taking on enough to keep me going.  I want to thank everyone who was taking care of me at the finish especially the ladies from the Chicago Shufflers'

DLRR Golfing

A reminder that one of the best 5ks of the year is taking place on Saturday 7th June just need to strike about 90 times and hit a small white ball with a stick!

That's right, the 2nd DLRR golf day is being held at Tilsworth Golf Club near Dunstable. 

We still have a couple of places available for anyone interested in playing.
For further details or to book your place please contact Jonathan Clements at

Bank Holiday Monday - Extra run

We will be doing leg 3 of the Greensands Ridge Relay which is a beautiful 9 mile point to point run. Denise and Warwick will be leading the route and Spencer looking after everyone.
Meeting in the big car park in Woburn behind The Inn at 9.30 MK17 9PG. The run will finish in Millbrook (Station Road, near to the Millbrook test track) you would need to sort out your own transport and car shares etc.

The evening runs on Monday are going ahead as usual

Handicap run - Wednesday 28 May

For the club Wednesday morning run next week (28 May) we are doing the 4.4 mile handicap run.
Would be great to have 4 people to help with the timing - any volunteers?
More at:

DLRR at Buckingham's first parkrun

A group from DLRR went on a road trip over to Buckingham for the first event in the town last Saturday.
You can see a collection of Andy Worth's photo's at:

Women's Running 10K - Willen Lake

Had this offer through for members - also any runners who are running with a personal story to share to get in touch with them (via me) so they can get them some media coverage:

I am pleased to announce an exclusive discount code now available for local running clubs for the Milton Keynes Women’s Running 10K Series, taking place at Willen Lake on the 5th of July.
Women can enter the race for just £22, a saving of £4, by using the code MILTONKEYNESCLUB’

Our first 2 events have been a real success and we have had a great amount of positive feedback from our runners:
Some of the key quantitative feedback from our River Lee Country Park Valley Race:
  1. How would you describe the event?
Friendly (89%), Well organised (88%), Enjoyable (83%) and Fun (75%)
  1. % of runners who rated the following either excellent or very good:
  • Overall race day experience: 94%
  • Goodie bag: 77%
  • Technical T-Shirt: 72%
  • Medal: 91%
  • Value for money: 78%
  1. 82% said they would definitely take part in this event again
  1. 98% said they would recommend the event to a friend  
For more information and to book your entries please visit

HotPod Yoga offer

Offer for DLRR members from our friends at the new Hot Pod Yoga

UPDATE Tour of MK - DLRR Offer

UPDATE - Tour of MK on-line entry site has changed. They are now doing entries via ResultsBase, All entries made have been moved over to the new site, but for future entries ResultsBase is the site to use.

New entry web details below (Use code for 15% discount till end July):
The Brian Graves 32nd, Tour of Milton Keynes takes place Sunday 31st August to Friday 5th September with a race in or around  the MK area each day
Complete all 6 days and you earn the exclusive tee shirt. A number of us took part last year and had great fun, well this year MMKAC have offered a discount to paid DLRR members (so make sure you have renewed/joined) of 15% for entries by the 31 July 2014

To claim the discount you need to enter the code dlrrtomk14 and input your club as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners' by 31 July 2014
I also have a paper version of the entry form - let me know if you want that.
If after you have entered you let Julie know you can be added to the who racing where page on the club web site
So come on lets get a good DLRR group at the event this year

DLRR Pacing at parkrun MK 

We thought it was about time we did some pacing at MK parkrun - so on the 14 June we are looking for pacers - so please let us know what times you could pace - nice to have every minute covered and maybe a few in the middle (ie 22.30). If you want to pace please let Diane Gilbert know (or via me) as will be drawing up the list of pacers.

You will get the parkrun volunteer points as well for pacing

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 you details

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


Have you renewed yet - membership year ends 31 March - you need to take action - click the button for the forms
Have you renewed yet?

Running Bites

- Have you ‘liked’ our Facebook page yet – if not you are missing the club updates – just click link below and click like

- DLRR members a 10% discount of the Silverstone Duathlon series. To retrieve this please enter the code: DLRR10off into the booking form and enter your club as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'.

- Kimbolton Half Marathon 10% discount on the 17 August 2014. A small village between St Neots and Northampton. Race info and entry at;!kimbolton-half-marathon/c7bb The discount is 10%. To claim you need to use 'Lloyd10' and enter your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners

- The RockSolidRace on Saturday  20 September and DLRR have the 11:40 wave start, please put your team as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners' enter at:

-Discount at the following FQ Events, to take advantage you need to be a paid up DLRR member and enter David Lloyd Redway Runners' as your club name. All the events are at: All the events are listed below - together with the code you need, They are 20% discount

- FQ Event discounts
Event:    The Cattle Creep
Date:     26th June
Code:    localclubCattleCreep2014
Event:    Up & Running MK Winter Half Marathon
Date:     14th December
Code:    localclubMKHalf2014
Event:    Tewkesbury Half Marathon & 10K Road Race
Date:     25th May
Code:    DLRRTewks2014

- NSPCC MK Half, we have been offered a discount for the NSPCC half marathon on Sunday 6 July of 15% of entry price, the code is for on-line entries. To take advantage you need to be a paid DLRR member and enter the code DLRRNSPCC14 and enter your club as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'. Enter at:

- If you know of anyone who would like to offer the club discounts / benefits – get in touch
- If you have entered any races let us know and will add you to the ‘Who’s racing Where’ page of the web-site.
- If you spot anything wrong on the club web site or have done a race – please let us kno.


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
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