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Update; 4 August 2016

Footy is coming!

Creaking of aged bones can be heard. Men well past their sell by date are trying to recapture past glories. Old boots are being dusted down with rigour. The smell of sweat and massage potions linger….no we are not talking about a Redway Runners Boys weekend to a nightclub, but rather the inaugural Redway Runners Football Club charity match versus the Merchant Bankers of Santander.
In a few weeks a crack squad will undergo an intensive training camp, working out set pieces and how not to pull a ‘hammy’ after two minutes, before retiring to the pub in preparation for the big event which takes place on Sunday 4 September at 1.30pm   So please, Green Army members, we would love for you to make your way to the Recreation Ground, Castlethorpe Road, Hanslope, Milton Keynes, MK19 7HQ in full club colours and clear throats to witness this magnificent and unprecedented occasion. All monies collected from the raffle on the day will go to the clubs Charity of the Year and food will be provided in the Cock Pub in the centre of the village post game.
Who needs the prima donnas of the Premier League when you have some old kickers from MK!!!
If you require further information please contact

New Beginners groups

Bookings are coming in nicely for our four new beginners groups starting in September - anyway we have this poster below which would be great if any club members could print and put up for us, maybe in your work place, etc. If you want a copy mailed or as a pdf just let us know (

One of the groups is exclusively for Santander, if you work for them or one of there companies and can display a Santander poster let us know and we can send you the poster for that group

The courses are:
  • Tuesday evenings with Annette at 18:00
  • Wednesday evenings with Steve at 19:00
  • Thursday day-times with Richard and Tim at 9:30
  • Workplace group exclusive for Santander staff with Lucinda

All the details and how to book are at:

On the run with Tracey

We go on a run with Tracey Schembre, this is her story
Well turning 40 and then 6 months later losing your mum is enough to make you look at yourself?! When you don’t like what you see you have got to change! So thought I’d give Slimming World a go again. So the end of September it was.

By Christmas I had lost just over 2 and a half stone. Knowing losing weight was just one thing, I also had to get fit too. One cold Sunday morning on a rugby pitch I got speaking to Doug (both our boys play for the same rugby team).

Have you ever thought about running?! I just laughed, me run, only to the pub!

I’m sure you could, anyone can he said. So my brain started ticking, I’ve always looked at runners while driving along thinking, I wish I could do that! I’ve lost a few wobbly bits so maybe I could? That was it a few Facebook messages later I was signed up to Annette's beginners course at the beginning of January, dragging my son and daughter for moral support!

OMG!! I couldn’t even run for a minute, how is this going to work?! But with Annette’s patience and Glenn from time to time. It was one week before our parkrun graduation and I hit -3 stone 10lbs at Slimming World only 12lb to go till I hit my target! If any of you have been on a weight loss journey, you know the last few pounds are the worst!

Graduation day come round, I did it, run 5k without stopping yippee!! 1 week later I started step up with Glenn on a Monday night and continued with the parkrun on Saturdays.

26th April was the date that I got my target weight, 4 and half stone gone in 33 weeks!! Last week we had a target members night at Slimming World, I had to get up and say my bit and take questions. Just before I finished one lady asked me, so how did you lose so much so quickly and loss all them inches (29 inches in total). Then it dawned on me Redway Runners! So by joining this great running family you have helped get me where I needed to be! Also helped my son become a lot fitter and make his rugby coaches very pleased! So thank you all for all your support, I love running in my green shirt and look forward to meeting more of you, as I try and keep going!

It was a team effort

    Much love Tracey

Road Trip Linford Wood parkrun

Redway Runners road trip on Saturday to the new Linford Wood parkrun for event 3 and 212 finishers with 90 from the club made this a record number of runners for this event

Congrats to Michelle GEORGE-BARNES & Neil SOLANKI who joined the 50 parkruns club.

First home was; Genci PEPAJ

Well done all and thanks to all the volunteers

The Millbrook MAD 5K

The Millbrook MAD 5K is a 5k course using our off road tracks and sand dunes at the Millbrook Proving Ground on Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 1700 hrs. It can be a challenge!! There are prizes for first three male and female runners.

Entry form click here


Trek Bicycle Consumer Showcase

If anyone is interested in a new bike, Trek are selling their old demo bikes and show bikes. This is at the show of the new products on Saturday at the MK Dons stadium, entry is free you just need to book your tickets

BBQ 2016

Great fun at the years club BBQ we had 190 for the event of the social summer.

Fun, games, drink and fab food by our very own MK Chef of the Year, Spencer and this year we had good weather as weather.

Massive thanks to Julie Martin for all her hard work in putting on the event everyone seemed to have fun

1966 and all that

England winning World Cup 50th Anniversary Half at Caldecott Lake with Steve and Jim in first picture thn below that Mark Squire who was first home in the half - well done all who took part in the marathons and half events on Saturday and Sunday.

Summer Sports Massage Event. Only £20

Our friends at the Treatment Lab are offering a special offer with Sports Massage only £20. Over 30% off! on the 19 and 20 August.
Perfect if you are running the Tour of MK, or training for the NSPCC MK Half Marathon and 10K.
Also, If you have an injury and want some advice, they also have our FREE 10 minute consultations available.
Booking is necessary. Call on 01908 766425 or message via the Facebook event to book your appointment!

Facebook event at:

New Club Discount

We have a new club Discount for members with 3rd Avenue Auto's - all the details on the club web site at:

Dunstable Downs Challenge 2016

We have managed to get specially for paid Redway Runners an extra £2 race discount from the Dunstable Downs Challenge Event 2016, on the 4 September 2016, which consist of a Half Marathon, 20 Mile and Full Marathon options.

This is a scenic, rural trail run, mainly on public footpaths and bridle ways with occasional sections on quiet country lanes. The course is a self navigated route which you must familiarise yourself with beforehand using the maps provided on the right.

Post event refreshments are included in entry fee and can be found in the club house after the event and a medal for all finishers.

If you want to take advantage of this you will need to mail Michelle Amesbury at; with:
  • Distance
  • Gender
  • Title
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Email address
  • DOB
  • Full address
  • Mobile no
  • Affiliated?
You need to pay the reduced  entry fee, a £2 discount on the affiliated price, so it would cost £16 for the marathon, and £13 for the 20 or the half either by bank transfer to the club bank account:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners

Or pass Martin or Michelle a cheque payable to 'Redway Runners'. We will need all payments and entry info by the 5 August

More info on the event at:


MK Willen parkrun

Willen parkrun MK event 333 and 375 finishers with just 57 from the club with many traveling the short distance to Linford Wood

Well done to Susan JUDGE-TALBOT who joined the 50 parkrun club and Gillian SHEPPARD who joined the 250 club

A one, two and three finish for the club with Ben FAIRHALL first home, Amanda HOLLAND second lady and Sarah BUCK third lady

First time for: Nikki TORRIE

New PB's for;
Martin BAY
Alexander LEE
Barbara HUGHES

Well done all and thanks to all the volunteers

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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:

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

MK Rocket 5K - 30 April 2017
Discount of 5% using discount code ROCKET5

MK Marathon, Half and Relay - 1 May 2017
Discount of 15% using discount code RRVIP15


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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 at the Decathlon store to leave at 19.00 or if you are new at 18.50
Mornings -  Meeting  at David Lloyd reception at 9:30 we have a step up/Coached session with Doug with 30 minute or 60 minute options,
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
Mornings -  Meeting  at David Lloyd reception at 9:30 we have a step up session with Debbie of up to 60 minutes,

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.
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.
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