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Update; 30 June 2016


Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop

If any members are interested in this please also let us know
Please find details of a Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop taking place in Aylesbury on the 18th September 2016, click here.
This is a great opportunity for your club/group to make sessions open to runners who are visually impaired. Please note that you do not need to be a qualified coach or leader to attend this course so please circulate to all members within your club/group as well as club volunteers – we will take you through everything you need to know about guiding a blind or visually impaired runner.
We know of local visually impaired people who would love to take up running, run in a race or take part in parkrun events – following this workshop there will be an introductory session to introduce Guide Runners to VI runners.
To book directly on to this course please click on this link – Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop

Monday Evening runs are moving from 1 August

Our Monday night runs are very popular and, as many people will be aware, we have been experiencing some issues around parking and access to Livingstone Drive at peak periods which has affected both us and others.

To address this, we have been looking for a better home for the Monday night runs. We are really pleased to tell you that from August the evening runs will be starting from the new Decathlon shop in Rooksley (Patriot Drive, MK138PU). This offers free parking in the area, the Costa coffee nearby is open until 19:30.

The meeting point for signing in and announcements will be inside the store which will really help in the cold/dark/wet (Pretty much all year round then!)

Our run leads are busy at the moment scouting out the best routes - making sure we have safe and lit areas with a minimal number of road crossings. As soon as we have these finalised we will let you know

We will be keeping the current format of our Monday runs so to confirm that from the 1 August 2016 the following runs will start from the Decathlon store

At 18:00 we have:
  • Step Up - A 35 minute easy paced step up run

At 19.00 we have 3 runs:
  • Social Run - 4 mile loop back run with a nominated tail runner. Aimed at anyone running 10 minute miles and quicker
  • Club Run - 4 mile set route at your own pace with no loop backs. Suitable for all but people will need to know the route
  • Step Up Run – 3 mile loop back run at an easier pace. Aimed at anyone running 10 minute and 30 second miles and over


For more info on Decathlon and the store address

UK Club trip - Torbay

Fantastic UK club trip last weekend to the 25th Torbay half marathon.

Most of us arrived Friday night and had Fish and Chips overlooking Babbacombe bay.

Saturday would not be the same without a trip to parkrun and we went out to the Parke parkrun - a cross country route on National Trust land - a very challenging course with some big hills.

Sunday was the big event with about 17 of us running and many watching - the race started in Paignton and went to Torbay and back, twice - a nice few hills included on route. Lovely well run event.

Following the event we got this lovely message from a fellow runner, Wendy 'Please could you say a big "Thank You" to Carol Downs. She held my hand over the finish line and kept me going. I can't believe I got 2.08 at Torquay Half, she was really fantastic, she just would not let me give up. I only started running last November, I don't have any race experience except VLM. I sped up a little too soon and didn't think I could keep going to the end. I am thrilled with my time and it's all thanks to Carol.' Well done Carol

Results at:

Official photos at:

  • before Parke parkrun
  • before the half marathon
  • after the half marathon
  • Friday night

Newport Pagnell Carnival

Thank you so much to all the people who cut, painted, blew up balloons, designed items and turned up on the day today at Newport Pagnell carnival. The float looked amazing, shame the heavens opened but I think Nathan kept our spirits up

Unfortunately, we were near the back of the parade so most people had emptied their pennies before we got there but we still managed £75 for the 'Haemophilia Society'.

It was a great day which cannot be attributed to any one person, there are so many talents in this club and goodwill from people who gave their time to use them.

Thank you again all, unfortunately no prizes, so get your thinking caps on for how we can win one next year.

Special thanks to Bakro International Transport for supplying the float a driver and all round assistance

Great British Beer Festival

Last year we had a great Redway Runners day out at this so thought we should do it again with the Great British Beer Festival at the Kensington Olympia London on Thurs 11 August. Tickets are £11 for non CAMRA members.

Train is £16 return if we buy tickets in groups of 4 and use the groupsave discount. James Dwight is happy to book train tickets and take money either on the day or in advance online payment transfer. Plan would be to leave MK around 12 and return home on the last direct train at 20:50.

If interested contact James Dwight

Furzton Relay we need your help and Update

Can you help with The Furzton Relay on Saturday 16th July between 12 and 5pm? We need keen volunteers to help set up the event, plus...

  • Lead Bike
  • Tail Bike
  • Course Marshals
  • Race HQ staff
  • Photographers

Or, can you make cakes? Remember all profits from the event go to the club charity of the year.

If you can help, then please email Andy Hully on

We now have 34 teams for the Furzton Relay and a limit of 50 teams, so don't delay and get your team registered today!

You can enter direct at


10K and Half Marathon Races for Cransley Hospice

Been asked to let you know about this event
16th Annual 10K and Half Marathon Road Races for Cransley Hospice - Sunday 18th September 2016
We will be holding our 16th Annual 10K and Half Marathon Road Races on Sunday, 18th September 2016.  We would be extremely grateful if you could please promote this event around your contacts within the running world.


parkrun Road Trip

With the MK parkrun cancelled on Saturday 9 July - excellent chance for us to have another Redway Runners road trip and we are going locally with the Rushmere parkrun

We will meet at 8:50 near the start for a big green photo. Do remember the car park is £2 which you pay on exit

For all the details on this parkrun go the the event web site below, but make sure you go to the correct place for the start (not Stockgrove park) website at:


Beat the Barge - SOLD OUT

Entries are now closed for Beat The Barge 2016

Thanks to everyone who has entered - Hannah will be sending out the pre-race information to everyone shortly and t shirts will be ordered this week

Although all the race places have now been sold, we are still on the lookout for a few more volunteers. If you have some time to spare on Saturday 6 August and fancy a medal and brilliant goodie bag for helping your fellow runners then please let Jonathan/Debbie Dickinson know and we can add you to the volunteer list

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!

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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


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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. (From 1 August from Decathlon store)

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.
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