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Update; 27 August 2015

Squeaky Bone 2015

This year’s Squeaky Bone takes place in Clifton Reynes near Olney on Sunday 1 November at 10:00am. 

Organised by Olney Runners, this 3.5 mile event is open to all ability levels, you just need to have four team members.  Each member runs the entire 3.5 mile cross-county route and then hands their Squeaky Bone baton to the next team member.  We have always had a good turnout for this fun event and hopefully we can muster up plenty of teams this year. 

If you would like to take part please e-mail Kevin Orchard ( your name/date of birth and pay the £10.00 entry fee - by bank transfer referenced SB15 to the Redway Runners bank account;
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
or by cheque payable to “Redway Runners”) by Thursday 15 October 2015.  We will then create the Redway Runners teams and make the entries direct with the organisers. 

Redway Runners parkrun road trip

Looks like the MK parkrun is cancelled on Saturday 5 September - so a chance for a club road trip - so the chosen parkrun this time is a new one for a club road trip and just a little way down the M1 to Cassiobury parkrun in Watfoird - so grab your bar code and make a little trip - more on the event at:

Halloween @ Redway Runners

With Halloween approaching we have been asked to let you know about this new event that is happening on Saturday 31 October and even better we have for club members a 10% discount code (see race discounts further down the mail).

A number of people have asked about the clubs Halloween run that we did last year and all enjoyed - well we have decided to do it again but this year it will be a HalloGreen Eve run on Friday 30 October (more details later) - so perfect opportunity to do both events.
If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

Participants are encouraged to have fun, be creative, and dress up for this Halloween run. The 5 mile course takes in two laps along trails in the beautiful Marston Mortaine Forest Centre and will feature spooky surprises.

Celebrate your finish at the post-race party at the visitor centre with licensed bar, refreshments and post party DJ.
Get scared if you dare on Saturday 31st October 2015 – race starts at 8pm.

Enter if you dare:


Club trip - Torbay

Last week we told you about the club trip to Torbay in June next year - Steve Scott has run the event and sent in the report below (many thanks) so if you fancy coming along more details at:


I ran the Torbay Half Marathon in 2013 which was a cool overcast day. However, as you know June could be a scorcher.
The run from the green in Paignton involved two laps, along the coast road to Torquay Harbour and back. It's fairly undulating but completely on the tarmac as they closed all roads.
The start and finish is next to the beach which has a large green giving plenty of space for getting ready and chilling at the end.
I remember there was a multi storey car park nearby which required payment, but was reduced on the day for runners.
As for where to stay, there are plenty of places of course in Torquay or Paignton. If we stay in Torquay, as I did this weekend, it took me a good 40 mins to get to the Parke parkrun. It was easy to find and there was plenty of parking as it is held on National Trust property. Car park is £2, but at least it goes to the upkeep of the trust property.
There are toilets, but only one cubicle for men which may cause a problem should we boost their numbers by a few. However, a couple of hundred yards away in Bovey Tracey there are some public toilets which could be used prior to going to Parke.
Yesterday there were only 94 runners so plenty of room. The route Is mainly on a mud track which has plenty of trip hazards like rocks and tree roots so care must be taken. It was very muddy and wet so can be more like a cross country. Within a couple of hundred yards there is a very steep hill, or more like a cliff face, which nearly everyone had to walk up as it was too steep and slippery, but was only a short distance before it became a more gentle uphill run for about 1 km. The next 3 km was undulating, but gentle downhill, until we reached a cycle track which was dead straight and flat, before another steep sharp incline which again some had to walk up due to the steepness and slippery. The finish was a gentle uphill.
The majority of the run was under tree canopy, so although it was a cool overcast morning, it was  very warm as there was no breeze underneath.
A very tough parkrun which will add a minute or two on our normal time, depending on the underfoot conditions.
However, still very enjoyable


Leighton Fun Runners Invite Run with a difference

We have been invited to the event below on the 6 September, please mail them if you are going
Leighton Fun Runners would like to invite you to their Invite Run with a difference.... come and join us for a woodland run through the beautiful Rushmere park followed by a picnic and games.
We'd be grateful if you could please let us know how many from your club may be attending - looking forward to seeing you all there... :-)
Sunday 6th September  - Starting at 11am
A choice of 3 mile or 5 mile run (or little further if you wish..)
We've got games such as Giant Jenga, Connect 4 and Tug-of-War
All welcome, family, kids and dogs
Picnic in the park – bring your own grub
(and £2 for parking)

Meeting at the Treetops café , Rushmere park, Linslade Road, Leighton Buzzard, Heath and Reach, Bedford LU7 0EB  from 11am
Further information: contact or


Mack v Abi Challenge

Last Friday we had the Mack v Abi challenge with a few loops of the North Lake at Caldecotte and shooting, Mack completed the competition in a time of 42;10 seconds. Abi completed in a time of 42;50 seconds.Well done Mack

Weary Soles Relay

Been asked to pass on details of this new event on Saturday 3 October
Join LFR's Weary Soles Relay, Saturday October 3rd. Teams of up to 5 compete in an off-road relay event around the beds/bucks countryside. Places are limited to 20 teams so email to secure your place or for more info.
LFR Club Captain


Bank Holiday Monday

With the long bank holiday weekend fast approaching, we will be having an extra run on the Bank Holiday Monday morning - meet at 9.30 at David Lloyd reception for a one hour run with loop backs (Plan A is to go somewhere a little bit different!!)

So the full list for the weekend is:
  • Saturday 29 August - parkrun day
  • Sunday 30 August - Club run is the Handicap run - 9.00 at David Lloyd barriers (let us know if you can help)
  • Monday 31 August - Extra run at 9.30 from David Lloyd reception
  • Monday 31 August - Club runs at 7pm are on as normal

September Social Special - iGolf

Milton Keynes has a new social venue destination, with iGolf and we have a special Redway Runners evening booked on  Friday 18 September,. iPlayGolfUK brings a real golfing experience indoors!

Based in Newport Pagnell, come rain or shine at the iPlayGolfUK indoor golf centre we will enjoy:

  • Over 60 world class golf courses
  • 6 state of-the-art simulators using Foresight GC2 and HMT technology
  • Professional coaching for individuals and groups
  • Custom fitting, club upgrades, renovations and repairs
  • Driving range, SAM Puttlab and practice facilities
  • Licensed bar and cafe
We have a special rate for us for the evening of just £5 per person and it will be from 7:30pm to 11:30pm - so should be a good night. Children can take part but only till 9pm (partners and friends of Redway runners also welcome)

So if you want to come and enjoy this new experience in MK you will need to book - send payment to the Redway Runners bank account and drop us an e-mail to

Bank account is;
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
PS I have been for a look round and it should be a real fun evening - think bowling but golf

More on the centre at:

New Beginners courses starting

Numbers are coming in for our next beginners courses starting in September and we have 30 booked in so far - so do not leave it too long to book.
New Evening course with Annette (no.27)
Evening – Thursdays at 18:00 starts 3 September 2015 (first week 17:45)
MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 7 November 2015

New Daytime course with Richard and Doug (no.28)
Mornings – Mondays at 9:30 starts 7 September 2015 (first week 09:15)
MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 21 November 2015

Places are limited and it is likely to fill up fast, you need to book - full details are at:

Please do pass on this information with anyone interested in starting running or coming back to running.

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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:

St Albans Stampede - 12hr Enduro - 5 September 2015
£20 discount off all entries. This means that single entry is only £27 (normally £47) and the 4-person relay is £126 (normally £146). Use the following code when entering:  STAMP20

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

Stowe Night Run 1  - 26th September 2015
10% discount on entries using code Redway10 when registering

Luton Half Marathon - 25 October 2015
15% discount on entries before 30 September 2015 enter LoveLuton2015

Wicked 5 (Halloween night run) - 31 October 2015
10% discount code: RRVIP

Stowe Night Run 2  - 31 October 2015
10% discount on entries using code Redway10 when registering

MK Winter Half - 13 December 2015
15% discount using discount code RR_MKWH_2015

MK Marathon  - 2nd May 2016
15% discount using discount code RRVIPS


Running Bites

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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:

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 social run or Step up to 10K runs or session work (hills, intervals or the handicap run) meet near the barriers 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. 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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