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David Lloyd Redway Runners last appearance at MK parkrun 25 October 2014
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Redway Runners Christmas Party 2014

The Redway Runners Christmas bash will be held at 19:00 on Saturday 6 December upstairs at David Lloyd.
As in previous years tickets are limited so you will need to act fast, so at the moment this is only available to club members and one guest over 16. To secure your place you will need to make payment (£22 per head) and provide your menu choices (for choices see the club web page) to Martin Lawrence or Julie Martin.
There will also be a number of disco only tickets available, from 10pm, for those who are unable to attend the meal, these will be £2 per head and should be paid in advance of the night.
If you have any raffle prizes you wish to donate, or can get others to donate (all profits raised from the raffle will be going to the clubs charity of the year Harry's Rainbow) please contact Julie Martin
As usual we will be collecting Christmas presents that will be distributed to local children, details of the chosen charity to follow.
Menu choices and full details of the nights proceedings can be found on the club website at:

Event Number Fasteners

We now have Special Redway Runners Event clips available for sale - these are 4 plastic reusable clips that hold your race number in place, they even have a special coating included so should withstand muddy conditions as well

See the images below - these are on sale now and are just £2 for a set of four. To get yourself this fantastic race accessory (we only have 100 sets available initially) you need to see Diane Gilbert or Martin Lawrence, who are at most club runs, with the money, they will have supplies with them - cheques payable to: David Lloyd Redway Runners (until confirmed the bank account name has been updated).

Squeaky Bone Relay – Sunday

Not long till our 15 teams take part in the Squeaky Bone Relay this Sunday - all the details are on the club web site

Plan for the morning is:
  • 09:30 Meet on the field
  • 09:45 Group Photo
  • 10:00 Race starts
Do not forget your green club tops

For more info and details of the teams see our club web site at;

Redway Runners Special Ops day

Lot's of fun on Saturday at Special Ops day. Great team working well fed and great challenges. Then laser tag. Reds win the day. Well done all who went along.

Club Sunday Run - New Bradwell - 26 October 2014

Rock Solid MK 2015

There is a price increase at the end of October for the RockSolid Race at Silverstone in September 2015, so good time to sign up, this is the link you need - we are in the 11:40 wave - see race discounts for possible code and how to get in the club team 

Family Fun Run

We had another Family Fun run led by Portia on Monday morning, great fun with all who took part

Herbert's Hole Challenge

Been asked to pass on details of this approx 10K race in Chesham, celebrating 100 years this year
Centenary of historic cross-country races to be marked by local running club
Chiltern Harriers Athletic Club will be staging its popular “Herbert’s Hole” cross-country event in Chesham this November to mark the 100th anniversary of two major races held in the town, and the club is appealing for information about the historic events. Entries to this year’s event are also open.
In 1914, just months before the First World War broke out, Chesham hosted the English National Cross Country Championships, attracting some of England’s top athletes.
The people of the town raised 30 guineas to provide the winner with a trophy.  It was named The Chesham Challenge Cup and is still presented every year to the winner of the National championship.
The 1914 race was held in “unfavourable conditions” according to the Bucks Herald of March 21st with “torrents of rain” creating a “deluge”.  Nevertheless, it was so successful that the organisers of the Annual International Cross-Country championship to be held two weeks later decided to hold it in Chesham too.
Both races were open only to men. Many of them would soon be called on to fight in a war from which they would not return.
The Club Secretary of Chiltern Harriers AC and Race Director, Tony Molesworth, says the club plans to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the two significant athletics events of 1914 at this year’s Herbert’s Hole race, beginning in Lowndes Park on November 16th.
Club Chairman, Trevor Davies said: “It seems fitting that we do something special this year.  We’ve been running Herbert’s Hole for 22 years. Part of the race is run over the same course as the national and international races held in 1914, and which started and finished in what was then called Chesham Park.
“It’s poignant that so many of the young men who came to the town to run that March would not survive the Great War. 
“We would like to hear from anyone who has information about the events and, in particular, about any of the local runners who took part”. 
Information should be sent to the Race Director Tony Molesworth

Enter online or download postal entry at

HalloGreen run & farewell DLRR

This Friday is our HalloGreen run, yes Friday 31 October, meet outside the BP garage on the V7, near to the Suffolk Punch pub at 20:00 - and be afraid, be very, very afraid - you do need to wear your best HalloGreen costume, and you will need a head torch - the route we have planned is very dark (not suitable for children or bikes) and the bones of old club members haunt the woods!!

The run will be led by Portia with the help on Stuart and Michelle and the route is about 2.5 - 3 miles, so more with loop backs.

After the run - we those still on one piece! will head over to the Suffolk Punch pub for a drink or two to celebrate the last night of David Lloyd Redway Runners.

Name change events

With the club transforming itself from 'David Lloyd Redway Runners' to the new name of 'Redway Runners' on the 1 November, we have a few events to mark this milestone in the clubs short history

31 October - HalloGreen special run, meet at 20:00 at the BP garage on the V6 opposite the Suffulk Punch for a run, dress for halloGreen. Then afterwards we will be visiting the Suffolk Punch for a drink - see separate new story

1 November - New club at a new parkrun, so road trip to the new parkrun at Tring, info at;

8 November - Big green parkrun, wear your green tees, we will have cake afterwards in the café, we also have our evening beginners group graduating, if you are not doing parkrun as it is the same day as the 2nd race of the cross country season join us for the cake.

Redway Runners London Marathon Coach

After great interest has been shown Redway Runners will be offering a coach service for the 2015 VLM.on Sunday 26 April.

The plan is to leave David Lloyd at 6am allowing plenty of time to drop our runners at the start then ferry supporters a little more central to make your own way around the course.
We will arrange pick up from the Wetherspoons pub in Leicester Square a short walk/hobble from the finish. "Moon under water" for 17:00.

To confirm your place on the coach you will need to make payment of £15 to the RR bank account Sort code 30-15-53 Account No 42390360 and Email James who is organising for the club at:
No refunds will be available but if needs be you may sell/exchange your place.

Cross Country - next Race

Info from Vanessa and James for the next event in the series:
Below is all the details for next weeks cross country ( Saturday 8 November). Anymore ladies/men wanting to join us, please let Vanessa or James know

Venue: The College Equestrian Centre, Church Road, Keysoe, Bedford, MK44 2JP
Directions are also available on the "contact us" tab of their website -

13.15 Senior/Veteran ladies
14.00 Senior/Junior/Veteran men

Special notes: Attendees should note that there is also a dressage event on at the venue on the same day. Part of the car park immediately in front of the main building will be reserved for Dressage parking / Horse Boxes etc. There is ample parking on site dedicated to the Chiltern League, which will be clearly marked (mostly to the left as you enter through the main entrance).

Changing: No changing facilities provided. There is an area designated for pitching of club tents near the start/finish.

Refreshments: A cafeteria is available to the rear of the main building, which Chiltern League attendees are encouraged to use.

Toilets: There are limited toilet facilities in the main building, but in view of the dressage event competitors are asked to use the portaloos provided near start/finish where possible in preference to venue toilets.


Redway Runners - new name update

We are now Redway Runners on Facebook

parkrun - our new name is registered with parkrun so when looking for club results or setting your club look for 'Redway Runners'

New e-mail address - you can now mail the club at (the old e-mail address will still work for the moment)

Affiliations - changes completed with UKA, Sport MK, Bucks AA and Association of Running Clubs (ARC), Triathlon England.

Bank Account - paper work is with the bank for the moment payments to the club need to be made to 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'

Changes also completed on Fetch, BBC, Run England

London Marathon 2015

If you have been unsuccessful in the ballot for the London Marathon 2015 (magazines should arrive any day now) and you want to enter the ballot for the one of the places that the club will hopefully receive, then you need to keep the rejection letter and outer wrapper from your rejection magazine.
All the info on the club ballot are on this page.

You need to put the rejection letter AND the outer wrapper in and envelope and pass them to the club secretary Denise Browning (or give to Martin - who can pass on) as soon as possible, but by the 25 November 2014.

We will let you know as soon as we get it confirmed from UKA how many places the club are allocated

Redway Runners - clothing offer

Club kit is now available with the new club name on it, the order form has been updated and is available on the club site under shop

The committee has agreed that we will contribute to members who wanted to purchase new club kit and from now to the 31 December 2014, then the club would offer each paid member the opportunity to purchase one club running top, with a reduction of £5 off the normal price, these items are:
  • tee shirt,
  • ladies running tee,
  • vest
  • children's tee
To take advantage of this offer please deduct £5 from the total price if ordering one of the items mentioned above - form at;

Please note that for the moment until the bank account is changed Cheques payable to 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'

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:

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
5% Discount on registration cost using discount code MK5%MR14


Nether Heyford Santa Run (5 mile) - 7th December Northamptonshire
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

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


MK Marathon/Half/Relay - 4th May 2015
15% discount on all events using discount code DLRRVIP 

RockSolid Race - 19 September 2015
Redway Runners start wave is 11:40 - To join the Redway Runners team the password is 'Redway Runners'  Then try 'Redway' in the promo code field as this may give you a discount



Running Bites

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


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

RUNNING CLUB - 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 at 19.00 or if you are new at 18.50.
6 to 8 miles, approximately 9 minute/mile pace, meet reception 10.00 for a 60-75 minute run.
RUNNING CLUB - 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).
Evening run or session work (hills, intervals or the handicap run) meet near the barriers at 19.00
10 miles, at under 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. 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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