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Update; 21 April 2016

OU Relay - 27 April

Thanks to all those people who have volunteered to run in the OU Relay at 12.30 on the 27 April.
We have 9 teams in this year and I am going to complete the paperwork very shortly - all the info is on this link of the teams.
  • If you drop out now you need to find a replacement
  • Team captain (first named) sorts the team
  • Remember your green top and £1.25
  • Meet by latest at 12.15 for group photo
  • Leave a bit extra time for parking it can be very busy (or car share)

Zero to Hero 2016/17

"Start Line Meeting" took place took place on Monday evening We have 23 new Zeros and 21 Mentors. What a nice bunch! Thanks to all of the volunteer helpers and good luck to the Zeros. (2 more mentors would be most welcome - get in touch with Doug

Beginners group starts

For our new free 33rd beginners group we had 76 starting their new course on Wednesday evening, plus plenty of  helpers.

Well done to those beginners, we've started the journey now

London Marathon

Still a handful of places left on the coach at £15 for return trip - pay club account and let JamesDown and Martin know.

To confirm the coach will depart David Lloyd at 6am on Sunday we will stop at the service station on the way for a chance to eat breakfast or what ever else you may need to do. Arriving in Greenwich with plenty of time to find your start area.

Once everyone has run we will meet and enjoy our race experience over a "soft drink" in the Moon Under Water pub Leicester Square. The coach will be picking us up close by at 6pm

Hope everyone is looking forward to a good day.

Cheering Point
The cheering point is being looked after by Annette and Laura and is at:'34.7%22N+0%C2%B003'16.6%22W/@51.509631,-0.0568117,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en-GB

Track night - Wed 27 April

Focus - Train Your Brain
A repeat of last months session with Gareth.
Do you want to be a better, faster runner, just like Sarah with two parkrun PB’s in two consecutive weeks since last months session?
This pyramid session will test your ability to stay focused
Show you how to best pace yourself
Break through any limiting beliefs you have about your running ability
Push you towards faster 5k times
Give you a structure to follow
Please bring a stopwatch, you will need to time each lap (phones are fine for this but a bit heavy).
This is a relatively short session of approx 45 minutes so please arrive on time! 

Meet at Stantonbury Track at 6.45pm and it is £1 for members and £3 for non-members (including those who have not renewed!)

Paced Sunday run

In a few weeks on the 15 May we have the Sunday run as a paced event doing laps of Campbell park area. Up to 1.5 hours run but drop out when you feel like it.

Looking for pacers to lead a group. Contact Paul Woodward -  if you can help. Pacers are free to choose route around park taking in as many of the hills as they like!

Milton Keynes Marathon

Redway Runners preparations for the Milton Keynes Marathon / half marathon are progressing well - hopefully all the information is below

Runners timetable
9:40 - Big Club green photo, outside Frankie & Bennys
10:00 - Races start

Those helping on the course will have been told who and where to report to, but if you find you can help on the day, please click on Event Crew on the MK Marathon site - but this link will close soon, then please go to one of these points - help will be gratefully received
  • Control point 1 - with Martin - at the Cross Keys pub at Woolstone
  • Control point 2 - with Julie - Manor Park, Great LInford
  • Control point 3 - with Doug - Lodge Lake car park, Loughton Lodge
  • Control point 4 - with Jonathan - Walton lake car park, Woughton Park
Cheering points
If anyone is not running or helping on the day and wants to cheer the runners good points will be at the control points above - wear your green tops as helps the runners see you and gives a boost to them (or peg your green top to a bean pole)

Race day evening we will be meeting from 7pm at the Wetherspoons near to the V6 for a few celebration drinks and catch ups, dress code: marathon tees/ event crew tees and medals.

All club runs on Monday 2 May are cancelled which are:
  • Coached /Step Up with Doug
  • Social run
  • Step up at 6pm with Glenn
  • Club run
  • Step Up group with Leigh
Also the EARLY morning6AM run on Tuesday is cancelled on 3 May

Membership Renewals


Membership fees are still just £5 for another year, UKA fee is £13.

Anyway you can renew now, the easiest way is to make payment (£5 or £18) to the club bank account:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
Then drop a mail to to confirm you have paid - if any of your details have changed let us know - if however you want UKA on your membership and you have not had that previously then we will need a form.

If you want to renew by cheque then complete a form on the club web site (under join)

Put the completed form and payment in an envelop and pass to Martin at a club run or post to the address on the form. Cheques payable to 'Redway Runners'.

Also use link if you want to join.

European Duathlon Championships

Well done to Kevin Orchard from the club who represented GB in the European Duathlon Championships in Germany at the weekend and achieved new PB by over 15 minutes on the distance - great work Kevin

Doug Qualified Coach for club

Congratulation s to Doug Yabsley we now have a qualified Athletics Coach in the club

Boston 2016

Well done the the Redway Runners that traveled stateside for the Boston Marathon yesterday - sounds like fab times from all and loads of new memories

Obsure Photo Competition

Alan has sent his entry in for the yet to be launched 'most obscure photo of a Redway Runner t-shirt' from the great wall of China and North Korea!
We wouldn't say he risked his life to get the picture taken in front of the Kim's but risked a bit of trouble as they don't let you take photos anywhere without permission and they you need to dress in collar so he quickly pulled on the Redway Runners top and got a quick snap in front of the Children's Palace - in PyongYang

Run the Claydons

Well done to Gareth, Glenn & Debbie who did Run The Claydons 7 on Sunday. Gareth came in 4th palce - well done

Jessica's Family Run

Jessica's Rainbow Run is being held again on Saturday 21 May. all the details below- looks like lovely family run and for a great cause

Furzton Relay

This years club event the Furzton Relay is on Saturday 16 July - entries are now open so grab three team mates and get your entries in.

More at:

Redway Runners Charity of the year 2016/2017

At the club's AGM on 3 May all fully paid members in attendance will have the opportunity to vote for the club's charity for 2016/2017. If you have a charity that is close to your heart and would like to put in a nomination can you please email Denise the club secretary on before 1 May giving the name of the charity, registered charity number and why you would like this to be nominated.

All nominations can only be accepted by email. .

Club AGM

Notice is hereby given that Redway Runners will be holding their AGM on Tuesday 3 May from 7.30-9.00pm at David Lloyd. All paid members are welcome.

We will be electing the committee for the coming year and reporting on activities over the past year along with voting for the club charity of the year.

If you would like to stand on the committee for election then please e-mail
Denise the club secretary on by 1 May 2016

Details of the committee are at:

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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:

MK Marathon, Rocket  5K - 1 May 2016
5% discount using discount code 

MK Marathon, MK Half Marathon, Marathon Relay  - 2 May 2016
15% discount using discount code RRVIPS

Chick Chase 2 - 18 May 2016
Discount using discount code

St Albans Half Marathon - 12 June 2016
A 15% discount using discount code
REDWAY valid until 29 Feb 2016

Chick Chase 3 - 15 June 2016
Discount using discount code

Silva Endure Multi-Sport Festival - 16 / 17 July
Enter by 31 March for 15% discount, Enter code EF15

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 addeed to the Redway Runners team use password greenarmy enter at;

MK Winter Half - 11 December 2016
Discount using discount code


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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.

Mornings -  Meeting  at David Lloyd reception we have a step up/Coached session with Portia or Doug for 1 hour,
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
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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