Weekly Running Update from David Lloyd Redway Runners
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Sunday run 10 November 2013 in Brickhill Woods
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We need your help!

At the club Christmas meal we do a raffle for the clubs charity of the year, which is one of the main ways we raise money for the charity - anyway this year we are short of prizes, so we really could do with your help.
Can you donate a prize or ask you contacts, work, friends, etc if they would give a prize.
Remember all the profit from the raffle goes to the charity
If you can help please let Julie or Martin know as soon as possible.

Marathon training runs.

The DLRR marathon training runs, with runs also to suit those who want not quite so far, are now all listed on the clubs Sunday runs list.
So hopefully you will be joining the 'class of 2014' for our Sunday runs, to get you to that Spring marathon

DLRR Extra Christmas meal

We have a special offer for DLRR, which should be a great evening (thanks to Sarah), we are offered a three course festive meal on Tuesday evening 26 November – arrive at 19.00, at ‘The Brasserie’ at Milton Keynes College, Bletchley Campus, Sherwood Drive, MK3 6DR. It will hopefully be exclusive for DLRR and the cost is £9.95 (usually £14.95), pay on the night cash, card or cheque. There is a fully licensed bar. At the moment this is limited to DLRR members plus one guest.

Places are limited to those first come first served, so to speak, if you want to come then need to mail Sarah at with your menu choices

New Weekly mail

The new format for the weekly mail got some great feedback - thank you all that took the time to respond, a selection of responses below together with some info on performance.
One slight downside, was about 100 mail addresses did not get bought across in the transition - but that has been fixed now and hopefully all are now getting the new style mail, but if you missed last weeks you can view with a click here
  • Mailed to; 1,046
  • Opened 387 users or 37.1%% (industry average is 21%)
  • Opened 823 times (multiple openings)
  • People who have unsubscribed; 4
  • Clicked on links in the mail: 41
Feedback from Facebook:

'Well done everyone involved.'
'Great job.'
'Much better.'
'LOVE IT! much better reading and photos too'
'Much better, very professional looking. Good work all'
'Brilliant. Well organised and structured, easy to find things you want to read about and some superb visual material. Well done to those involved in its production.'
'Really great newsletter format. Thank you to everyone who worked on it.'
'Looks good, I like it, clean and professional'
'Good job!'
'Well done, looks great!'
'It looks great Martin. Well done to all involved. It's much better to read on the phone and the pics are a great addition. Thank you'
'looks very professional !'
'well done!!'
'Looks much better!'
Just wanted to say that it's a fantastic new format for the newsletter :-)  Looks great and is a much easier and more inviting read - well done to you guys!  I know the trials and tribulations of newsletters since I work in Internal Comms and write ours each week, so I know how much hard work will have gone into this.  Great effort and thank you as ever for all you do for the club.


DLRR has ruined my life

Get a lot of mails, but this one really did stick out so am reproducing and apologising for ruining many lives as well!!

DLRR has ruined my life AND I have no e-mail '

Dear DLRR,
Two things have happened this week that make me realise YOU HAVE RUINED MY LIFE! Firstly my unexpected excitement in discovering that there is a parkrun on Christmas Day (amazing!) and secondly I’m sat typing this as I await the weekly DLRR missive (which seems to have got lost in the post).
Let me explain that statement further: I am NOT a runner, I have never been a runner, at school I was one of those kids who avoided all physical activity like the plague, and I will never be a runner. I can appreciate the time and dedication that goes into achieving sporting prowess from the comfort of my sofa in my nice warm, dry, hill free living room.
On the 23rd of April this year, as happens on an annual basis, a workplace discussion ensued about how much fun (with the naivety of people who have never run anywhere) it would be to run the London Marathon. Having diced with the ballot on previous years THIS was going to be the year I actually did something productive so an e-mail was duly dispatched to Jen about the beginners course, swiftly followed by a ‘Come and join us’ reply……..tomorrow!
So I did!
10 weeks later with a lot of support and encouragement from Paul S, Debbie, Veirty, Derek et al I ran my first parkrun and felt the first real buzz of achievement, a warning sign if ever there was one of an addiction in the making.
I graduated to step-up where Monday after Monday, cajoled, encouraged, and occasionally shouted at (don’t mess with Leigh and loop backs!) by the amazing, remarkable, fantabulous Leigh, I get my regular running fix. I’ve also bought my first Green Tee and wore it on my first away from home run where I discovered the camaraderie of the club, as close to giving up, I was noisily, encouraged by persons unknown to get to the end.
As well as my fitness something else also changed, I now find phrases such as;
“Oh I can’t its running club/park run.”,
“Why don’t you come to parkrun/running club?”
coming from my mouth. When I asked what my goals are for next year I find myself saying things like a sub 30 minute parkrun, being able to run far/fast enough to join the social/ Sunday run, a 10k (no further please, I realise now there can be nothing fun about 26.2 miles). My Facebook statuses, news feed, and e-mail in box, have slowly been taken over with the word run. I find myself closely following the antics of the ‘grown up runs’, the getting lost, tours of Tesco/Waitrose/(insert supermarket here), runner eating horses/cows/(insert animal here), hills, lots of hills and almost as much cake! My house has slowly filled with Lycra, compression clothing, head torches, GPS watches and choobs. To be honest I don’t yet have a choob but I’ve just discovered what one is so sure one will be moving in soon. All this is as unlike the exercise phobic me as it is possible to get. I’ve even just had a conversation about how it may be possible to do Bushy parkrun en route to The Running Show…… the situation is getting deadly serious now....... the ruination of my life is well on its way. I am still NOT a runner….but thanks to DLRR I now run ......well kind of jog anyhow!


Handicap Run

As it is the Dirt Half Marathon this Saturday, we are doing the 4.4 mile handicap run on Sunday at 9.00am, start at the barriers to David Lloyd.
If anyone can help please get in touch - all the details at:

New Beginners Group

We had a full house for our new 14th beginners group on Monday evening with Russ, well done all in taking the first step on the journey with DLRR

Green parkrun

Time for another Green parkrun, so Saturday 30 November wear your green club tee with pride and we will get a group photo before the start at 8.50 in the mini bowl.
If you are not registered at parkrun as a DLRR runner then can update your profile from any parkrun e-mail with the link 'update my profile' and update your club to David Lloyd Redway Runners'
If you have not done parkrun with us yet then a good one to make your first parkrun with DLRR
More at;
On this parkrun we also have our Thursday daytime group graduating - any buddies to help please let me or Portia know.

Santa Dash - Leighton Buzzard

The 2013 Santa Dash takes place on Saturday 30th November, starting at 11am in Church Square Leighton Buzzard. Get there earlier for the warm-up and to buy your Santa Suit! Who will catch the Christmas Pudding this year?

The course is approx 2.5 miles, so achievable for all, young or old. Most people run the course, but others walk. Pushchairs and well behaved dogs on leads welcome too.

There is a minimum donation of £5 to enter, all finishers receive a medal and a mince pie. Santa suits are available to purchase on the day or in advance. Or come in your own outfit! There will be prizes for the best dressed in the categories under 10, 11-17 and over 18.

This fun run is a joint event between Leighton Fun Runners ( and the Leighton charity KidsOut ( All proceeds to KidsOut. We had 130 runners last year, we'd like more in 2013!

Entry forms available from KidsOut, Church Square, or click here

Amsterdam 3

On Tuesday, 12 November, the Amsterdam3 (David, Vanessa and Karen) met up with the Harry's Rainbow Runners and presented the charity with a cheque for £1015 + a further £20 donated on Saturday, which was the money raised for doing the Amsterdam marathon. They said they 'would like to thank everyone for all your

Body Limits Transition - Grand Opening

Have been asked to pass this on as DLRR have been invited, it is at,

Dear Martin, 
I would like to invite you and your club members to our Grand Opening day on the behalf of Mark Booth.
The Grand Opening is on Saturday 16th November, this will be a great opportunity for you all to explore our shop and everything it has to offer. 
The day will be filled with fun activities, athlete appearances, talks and Q&A sessions, as well as a Willen Hospice Charity raffle offering excellent prizes. So it really will be a great day you won't want to miss.
We have got fun competitions running including the Funky Triathlon and Row-Rodeo each with prizes for the winners.
Please visit our Facebook page to find out more information, join our event and share to your friends. 
I have also attached a leaflet for you. If you would like to share this on your Facebook, twitter or website please do. 
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
We hope to see you next Saturday!


In the press - Luton Half

Well done to Stephen Richardson at the Luton half marathon , who made it into the Luton & Dunstable Express with this article:

On the slide show view slides 5 and 20 for Stephen

Sodbury Slog

Group of DLRR runners went down to the Sodbury Slog run on Sunday, 10 November

Ultra Tales

Issue 9 of Ultra Tales, the UK Ultra eZine has now been released and can be downloaded at the link below:

Cross County Championships

Last year we put out a big team for the Bucks/Beds championships at Campbell Park well for 2014 they are at Stockwood Park in Luton on Saturday 4 Jan 2014. The main races are men (11.2K) at 13.00 and Women (8K) at 14.00.
So who wants to enter – if you do we need a cheque for your race entry of £5, payable to ‘David Lloyd Redway Runners’ put in an envelope with the following details on the back of the envelope by the 10 December:
  • ·         Name
  • ·         Address
  • ·         Telephone number
  • ·         DOB
  • ·         EA Number, if known
·         Also R or B, R is for resident of county or B for Born in county
Please pass envelope to Karen Lawrence (or via Martin)
More event info at:

Wolverton 5

Not long now till the Wolverton 5 mile race (at Willen Lake) on Saturday 23 November, more info at:

London Marathon - Club ballot

If you want to be included in the clubs ballot for a London Marathon place, you need to ensure you meet the criteria on this page;
Place the rejection letter (with the plastic outer cover showing your name and address or the acknowledgement of your entry e-mail from about April 2013) the in an envelope with your name on the front of the envelope and pass it to the club secretary (Denise Dillon) by the 25 November 2013. This will then be checked for eligibility and the draw will take place on the evening of the clubs Christmas meal at David Lloyd on the 6 December
You can also give the envelopes to Martin to pass to Denise
The club has been advised by UK Athletics that we will get 3 places again
More info on the link above

Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon

Been asked to pass on details of this new marathon in September 2014

An Exciting New Marathon Option In Chesterfield, Derbyshire....and a heart warming cause

I wanted to personally write and make you aware of an exciting new addition to the UK Marathon Calendar. The Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon takes place on Sunday September 14th 2014. The historic market town of Chesterfield is widely regarded as a beautiful and memorable town. We have  our famous Crooked Spire, one of Europe’s largest outdoor markets, cobbled streets and pretty architecture all around. Our town centre boasts have quaint coffee shops and restaurants, welcoming pubs and many independent shops. This is all edged with stunning Derbyshire Countryside for miles around – rolling green hills and breath-taking views.

Our Marathon Course has been crafted to ensure that Runners get to take in the best of Chesterfield, with a challenging but diverse course that we expect people will want to run year after year. Our ultimate mission is a bold one. We intend for the Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon to be eventually regarded in the same manner as the Great North Run. Each year, we will host a full marathon, a half marathon and an option for teams of four to run the full marathon in relays. There will be superb events for all of the family in our picturesque and widely acclaimed Queens Park. There will be hospitality, live entertainment, activities for kids, food and a spectacular firework display to cap off the day.

The rewards for runners will be strong. We will:

Profile the top 30 finishers in our Social  Media Video.
Prize money for the first five runners will be appealing
All runners will receive a quality medal and a worthwhile goodie bag.

Of course my letter to you is to kindly ask if you will promote the Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon to your own Running Club. An extra element for you to consider  is the underlying cause that we support. The staging and planning of Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon has been funded by a heart warming charity called Kids n Cancer UK. In a four year history, this wonderful charity has contributed to the life that over 70 children now have after contracting life threatening cancers.   Funds raised from The Chesterfield & Derbyshire Marathon will be used to save more lives and to support many other deserving causes.

Please do help to promote our event. Our website is:

Our Facebook page is:
If you would like to talk with us about promotions, please contact or 01246 236566

Thank you for taking the short time to read this letter and for you kind support.
Yours sincerely

Mike Hyman, CEO Kids n Cancer UK

Running Bites

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

parkrun Results

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’
Other results are posted on the results page on our web page (that is if you have sent a link to the results to Nigel)
Results for Aylesbury parkrun, event number 2, 09/11/2013.
96 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Ian KIMPTON (M) (Lincoln Wellington AC) in a time of 00:15:13. The first lady completing the course was Pauline LINTON (F) in a time of 00:20:24. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
33 Warwick John PAYNE 00:23:51

Results for Bedford parkrun, event number 125, 09/11/2013.
178 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Daniel HURST (M) (Cambridge and Coleridge AC) in a time of 00:18:44. The first lady completing the course was Bronwen COLLACOTT (F) in a time of 00:21:37. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
3 Graeme BICKLE 00:19:09

Results for Black Park parkrun, event number 229, 09/11/2013.
397 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was John LAWLER (M) (Gade Valley Harriers) in a time of 00:18:03. The first lady completing the course was Jessica SLOAN (F) in a time of 00:21:50. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
38 Kevin CHURCH 00:21:35
221 Hazel COCKERILL 00:28:15

Results for Cannon Hill parkrun, event number 166, 09/11/2013.
406 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Mark INCE (M) (Birmingham Running Athletics and Triathlon Club) in a time of 00:16:30. The first lady completing the course was Victoria SMITH (F) (Havering Mayesbrook AC) in a time of 00:19:36. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
166 Neil HIGSON 00:24:37
208 Anne HULLY 00:26:11

Results for Coventry parkrun, event number 191, 09/11/2013.
364 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Jeremy BARNES (M) (Coventry Godiva Harriers) in a time of 00:17:20. The first lady completing the course was Fiona Clare FERGUSON (F) (Spa Striders RC) in a time of 00:21:22. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
31 Geoff NEW 00:20:51

Results for Milton Keynes parkrun, event number 197, 09/11/2013.
410 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Daniel WEBBER (M) (Marshall Milton Keynes AC) in a time of 00:17:26. The first lady completing the course was Miriam DREWETT (F) (David Lloyd Redway Runners) in a time of 00:21:24. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
6 Simon READ 00:18:45
7 Tony DAGLISH 00:18:49
13 Stephen PATEY 00:19:31
15 Nigel SHEPPARD 00:19:39
16 Andy GARDNER 00:19:41
18 Tim EVANS 00:19:49
19 Simon VARCOE 00:19:52
25 Paul BARNES 00:20:14
26 Bleddyn-James DAVIES 00:20:16
29 Paul WOODWARD 00:20:23
30 Andrew HULLY 00:20:26
36 Alan HUMPHRIES 00:20:46
38 Martyn DOUGLAS 00:20:56
39 David WARREN 00:20:57
41 Andrew SCHOLEFIELD 00:21:07
47 Miriam DREWETT 00:21:24
56 Martin LAWRENCE 00:22:10
58 Christopher AMESBURY 00:22:12
64 Kevin GARDNER 00:22:37
65 Steve WRIGHT 00:22:37
68 Steve BURLACE 00:22:40
78 Martin Andrew SHEPPARD 00:23:06
83 Caroline BEECHEY 00:23:10
84 Nick COSTIN 00:23:16
92 Paul CARTER 00:23:41
95 Matt MARSH 00:23:48
97 Peter O'GRADY 00:23:58
98 Mike BELL 00:24:00
103 Tim GIFFEN 00:24:06
104 Mick BATES 00:24:07
116 Tim MACKLEY 00:24:23
125 Stephen SCOTT 00:24:33
128 Gavin LUCAS 00:24:34
132 Kevin ORCHARD 00:24:45
142 Julie MARTIN 00:25:09
146 Eric ARMITAGE 00:25:22
152 Richard COLES 00:25:33
155 Tristan WILLIAMS 00:25:44
157 Glenn DICKINSON 00:25:47
167 Laura DAVIS 00:26:04
172 Rees HALL 00:26:07
188 Graham WOOTON 00:26:53
189 Dawn Lorraine BLABER 00:26:53
191 Derek Alan SMITH 00:26:54
199 Martin DOWNTON 00:27:10
208 Ross LEE 00:27:22
210 Joey GARNER 00:27:25
211 Leigh STEERE 00:27:32
220 Colin GOODCHILD 00:27:55
221 Sophie MARTIN 00:27:57
222 Richard DODDS 00:27:58
223 Jen BATES 00:28:02
227 Carol DOWNS 00:28:11
230 David STRIDE 00:28:14
245 Mark CANHAM 00:28:53
250 Donna LAW 00:29:10
251 Gwen JONES 00:29:11
253 Len VORALIA 00:29:16
259 Ian STEVENS 00:29:28
260 Angela MULLIGAN 00:29:29
261 Heather CECIL 00:29:31
262 Jack STRIDE 00:29:34
266 Denise CLAYDEN 00:29:35
270 Karen LAWRENCE 00:29:45
272 Nicola CHURCH 00:29:49
275 Caroline MAHONY 00:29:55
279 Michelle BERESFORD 00:29:57
280 Danny WILLIAMS 00:30:05
284 Benjamin SANGSTER 00:30:12
285 Jennifer SANGSTER 00:30:13
290 Adam DOWNTON 00:30:44
300 Derek ANDREWS 00:31:08
309 Helen HINDLEY 00:31:26
312 Juliet THOMPSON 00:31:30
313 Jennifer WALLIS 00:31:33
323 Katherine HANCOCK 00:31:58
335 Alison RUTHERFORD 00:32:36
336 Rosemary AVES 00:32:38
337 Sarah LOVELL 00:32:39
338 Ali SMITH 00:32:39
339 Tricia GRACE 00:32:40
341 Hannah LINFORD 00:32:45
345 Will HANCOCK 00:32:54
355 Gill ASHLEY 00:33:34
362 Paul CLIFFORD-JONES 00:34:25
363 Sara MURRAY 00:34:25
364 Pippa DOWNTON 00:34:29
365 Sam DOWNTON 00:34:31
392 Salima KESWANI 00:38:02
396 Tracy NUTTALL 00:38:31
400 Kevin NUTTALL 00:40:02
402 Jacqui MILLS 00:40:58
406 Burti MONTAGU-LEON 00:43:30

Results for Newent parkrun, event number 36, 09/11/2013.
66 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Matt BAYFIELD (M) (David Lloyd Redway Runners) in a time of 00:20:26. The first lady completing the course was Ellie HATHAWAY (F) (Cheltenham & County Harriers) in a time of 00:21:45. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
1 Matt BAYFIELD 00:20:26

Results for Pennington Flash parkrun, event number 133, 09/11/2013.
183 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Paul DEMORE (M) (St Helens Striders) in a time of 00:18:55. The first lady completing the course was Rachael FISHWICK (F) (St Helens Striders) in a time of 00:21:26. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
20 Simon BAKER 00:21:27

Results for St Albans parkrun, event number 96, 09/11/2013.
274 participants completed the run today. The first male to finish was Stephen RICHARDSON (M) (David Lloyd Redway Runners) in a time of 00:17:33. The first lady completing the course was Danielle Claire SANDERSON (F) (Watford Harriers AC) in a time of 00:19:57. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:

The following club members participated:
1 Stephen RICHARDSON 00:17:33
7 Richard NEALE 00:18:33

Normal Running Timetable

RUNNING CLUB - all standards - 3 or 4 miles, with Vanessa 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 7 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 led by Vanessa.
10 miles, 9 minute/mile pace or faster, meet reception 9.30.
parkrun *, 5k meet outside the gym / pub on 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 ‘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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