Weekly Running Update from David Lloyd Redway Runners
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DLRR at the big green parkrun 29 March 2014
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Moving to a 10K

We are going to pilot a test ‘Moving up to 10K’ course that will start on Tuesdays evenings at 19:00 from the 13 May with the group completing the MK 10K at the Open University on Tuesday evening 1 July. This will be led by Marcus and assisted by Jonathan.

Space is limited to 20 paid DLRR members – for more info and to book see this page:

NSPCC MK Half - DLRR Special Offer

We have been offered a discount for the NSPCC half marathon on Sunday 6 July of 15% of entry price, this code starts on the 2 April and is for on-line entries.
To take advantage you need to be a paid DLRR member and enter the code DLRRNSPCC14 and enter your club as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'
If after you have entered you let Julie Martin know you can be added to the who racing where page
Enter at:

Remember if you can not run then we are managing a water station and will need your help.

Still looking for ideas for making this event fun.

OU Les Irvine Relay 30 April 2014

Entries are now open for the OU relay (Les Irvine Relay) on Wednesday 30 April at the OU starting at 12.30.

So if you want to be in a DLRR team then then need the following information, sent to by the 23 April:
  • Forename
  • Surname
  • Gender
  • Age
  • e-mail address
This year there is a question allows each team member to indicate whether  they want a event photo (not DLRR photos) or not. If a Yes is entered you will receive an email containing a photo several days after the event. For all DLRR runners I will put in Yes unless you tell me otherwise. then you will not get the photo - but this will not stop you being in other photos taken.
Please note that there will be an entry fee of £5 per team (so £1.25), payable on the day when you collect the team numbers. There will also be a small change in the route and this and more information about the relay, venue and changing can be found on the Facebook page:

DLRR Event Discounts with FQ Events

We have some lovely new friends over at FQ Events and I have managed to sort DLRR paid members a race discount on there events. To take advantage you need to be a paid up DLRR member and enter David Lloyd Redway Runners' as your club name. All the events are at: (membership of DLRR pays - You must be a member - so get joined or renew now)

All the events are listed below - together with the code you need, The Target is £5 and the rest are 20% discount

Upcoming events
Event:    Target 10K #2
Date:     18th April
Code:    localclubT10K14
Event:    Codebreaker Sportive
Date:     21st April
Code:    localclubCodebreaker2014
Event:    Chicks Chase #1
Date:     8th May
Code:    localclubChicksChase1_2014
Event:    The Cattle Creep
Date:     26th June
Code:    localclubCattleCreep2014
Event:    Up & Running MK Winter Half Marathon
Date:     14th December
Code:    localclubMKHalf2014
Further afield but you never know…
Event:    Tewkesbury Half Marathon & 10K Road Race
Date:     25th May
Code:    DLRRTewks2014

Tour of MK - DLRR Offer

The Brian Graves 32nd, Tour of Milton Keynes takes place Sunday 31st August to Friday 5th September with a race in or around  the MK area each day
Complete all 6 days and you earn the exclusive tee shirt. A number of us took part last year and had great fun, well this year MMKAC have offered a discount to paid DLRR members (so make sure you have renewed/joined) of 15% for entries by the 31 July 2014
Details of the event at:
To claim the discount you need to enter the code DLRRTOMK14 and input your club as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners' by 31 July 2014
I also have a paper version of the entry form - let me know if you want that.
If after you have entered you let Julie know you can be added to the who racing where page on the club web site
So come on lets get a good DLRR team at the event this year

DLRR and Abi in the news

DLRR and Abi make the MK News  -hopefully in the paper edition as well - also hoping for the Citizen

Next Newsletter

You may have spotted this mail is early this week - next week it is aimed to go out on Friday 11 April.
In the time between there may be a delay in dealing with requests

DLRR Special Raffle

To support the amazing Abi Gooch on her Marathon Des Sables adventure we have a special raffle to win a table of 10 at Bistro Live. This prize is worth £450 and includes a canape and cocktail reception, a 3 course freshly prepared meal and a live band.

Raffle tickets will be on salet from Julie or Martin. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday 12th April after Milton Keynes parkrun.

Special thanks to Spencer Ollington for donating the prize.

DLRR MultiSport kit

The first DLRR MultiSports kit has arrived and being modeled by our top model Rich!! (bike and pub not included!)
You can order your own DLRR cycle top or Tri suits etc from the links on the club shop at:

Club Trips

Few people have asked for the link to club trips - they are all at this page, we have Liverpool in May, Budapest in September and Bournemouth in October - remember to let Julie know when you have booked so can be added to the 'Who Racing Where page'

IY5K course review and update

Excellent morning at the big green parkrun on Saturday with 11 from the first IY5K group graduating...

Firstly would like to congratulate the runners on their achievements and for all their hard work - believe us they worked hard!! It was great to share their journey, see them grow stronger and faster, and to see such happy faces at the end. Well done to all of them. We also would like to thank all the pacers for helping the runners achieve their goals - you all played a very key role.

And of course everybody else who supported, offered best wishes and cheered the runners on.
The support and atmosphere has been awesome throughout, so thank you all!
Quick stat for you all - 92% of runners who attended at least of 7 of the 10 sessions have achieved a MK parkrun PB so far!! We hope this goes to show it's dedication that is key to achieve success.

At parkrun on the 12th April we will have the remaining runners graduating from the course - about 8 or so.
We would love to be able to replicate the support and atmosphere of yesterday so we are on the look out for pacers and for people to come along and support. If you are interested in being involved and supporting the runners please let spencer or Graeme know. We will need pacers ranging from 21 - 33 mins.

So.... When is the next one are the words we keep hearing....
Well as you all know this was a pilot course for all, including us, so it was only right to complete the first before fully engaging in launching a second.
The full details for the next IY5K course will be released in the weekly newsletter and on FB on Friday 11th April, so keep an eye out for how to apply...
It will start on Wednesday 14th May, run for 9 weeks with the graduation parkrun on Saturday 12th July.
At the moment we are in the process of reviewing the course as a whole, extracting all the learning and building the structure, spec and criteria for the new one. Please wait for the information in the newsletter and email to register thereafter only. We aim to take on 40 runners this time so there will be plenty of spaces!

Also a big thank you to Viki for working behind the scenes and for her amazing cupcakes.

Sunday runs

What do you do after you have finished a 2 hour 50 minute run? You go for a little run - even the ducks get involved - think this little clip shows what we do at DLRR really well with the loop backs and lots of smiling

Thanks to Smiler Steve M for it - it is fantastic - what do you think

Sunday runners who made it to the 2 hours 50 minute run

FQ Events - Helping

Our new friends at FQ events have also made the following offer available to DLRR members, so great to give something back - or if not running then a chance to prepare for when you are back running:

If you have any members that would like to marshal at one of our events, we’ll make sure they’re well looked after and they can also have free entry to one of our other events of equal value.
All our events can be found here:


DLRR Quiz night

Thanks to everyone for coming to the first DLRR Quiz Night last Friday. 70+ attendees and £210 raised for Willen Hospice. Well done to Pete O and his team who are proud winners of a Table for 10 at BistroLive courtesy of Spencer and a box of Cheerios (you needed to be there to understand that bit!). A very big thank you to everyone else who donated prizes and to Glenn, Kevin, Freddie and Debbie for their help.
You can find a copy of the MK places questions used on the night on the club web site under 'news'


MK Pulse - article

We feature in the MK Pulse - well done Paul W

Oakley 20 - DLRR Photos

You can find the DLRR Oakley photos at this link - remember if you have DLRR photos to send them to Tim Mackley, for the club Flickr account

Furzton Fun Relay 20th July 2014 2pm

We need 30 marshal's to make sure this fab day happens. It's only for 3hrs on a (hopefully) lovely summer afternoon, doing what we do best, cheering runners on and making sure they go the right way! You will be needed from 1pm to 4pm. This year we will be supplying our marshal's with a drink and a snack. Also cake makers please. All profits from this day will be going to our charity of the year.
To volunteer contact Sarah Lambert.

Aldi and Lidl Running and Cycling gear

Aldi has running gear in stock from Thursday 3 April more at:

Lidl has Cycling accessories:

Our Abi is doing the Marathon des Sables

DLRR club member Abi Gooch is only off to do the biggest challenge of her life and probably one of the most physically challenging runs in the world with the Marathon Des Sables (MDS).
The Marathon des Sables (MdS, Marathon of the Sands, or Sahara Marathon) is a six-day, 251 km ultra-marathon, which is the equivalent of six regular marathons. The longest single stage is 91 km long.
This multiday race is held every year in southern Morocco, in the Sahara desert. It is considered the toughest foot race on Earth. The first event of the Marathon started in 1986.
It is like, running from London to Dover, deciding not to go to France after all, running back again in 120 degree heat with a backpack on and voices in your head talking about cold beer!
Abi travels out early April to take part in the challenge, this is where DLRR can help her – we can send her messages and she would really appreciate them as it might just be the only thing she has to look forward to at the end of each grueling day!
Her running number is 619, but will not know the tent number until she gets there. Details below of how to send the messages.
Abi is taking on the challenge of running for 7 days across the Sahara desert, covering 250km and raising funds for 2 charities: NDCS as her two nieces suffer with partial hearing loss and wear hearing aids due to a genetic disorder. The NDSC has been a great help and support to my brother and his family and aims to reduce barriers for children with hearing loss.

She will also be raising money for Willen Hospice as it is a local charity and has helped friends in the past (and the DLRR Charity of the year to 31 March 2014) and is a fantastic facility.
COMMUNICATION (details based on last year – we will update if there are any changes) 
AOI has a website so that your friends loved ones, sponsors and admirers can follow your progress each day. The address for this is Each day, the organisers list the day’s results with times and positions.
Messages can be sent to you on this site from 6 April until 11 April, but delivery cannot always be guaranteed.  In order to send a message, your friends/family will need to go to the website and click on 'Ecrire anx Concurrents' (Write to Competitors).  There is a form for emails - name, surname and running (DOS) number will be required - without these, it will be impossible to locate you or deliver your emails!  We also advise you to ask your senders to include your name and running number (and tent number if known) in the message itself.

Easter Family Fun run

Following the success of our last DLRR Family fun run we are planning another session for the Easter Half Term on Thursday 10th April at 11.00am. If the weather is good maybe a picnic as well.
Children must come with a DLRR member - who will be asked to sign a form before the start
Portia will again be leading the session that will last about an hour (plus hopefully the picnic). The session will have Easter and running theme and of course will be suitable for all.
If you are interested please contact Portia (or mail me and will pass on your details).

OU Relay 2014

We have been advised of a change to the date of the OU Relay this year (Les Irvine Relay 2014) it is now Wednesday 30 April 2014 usually starts about 12.30.
Once have final details will start to get names for teams, etc - believe there will also be a £1 entry fee payable on the day - more to follow
Put the date in your diary - it is a great fun event and only 1.1 miles in a team of 4


Have you renewed yet - membership year ends 31 March - you need to take action - click the button for the forms
Have you renewed yet?

New Daytime Beginners Group

We have a new free daytime beginners course starting on the 3 April, this will be led by Tim and will be on Thursdays at 10.00am from the David Lloyd reception. week 1 is a welcome week with a run and week 2, 10 April, will be an introduction to DLRR and admin week
We realise the first week in during school holidays so no problems joining in week 2
This is ideal for anyone new to running or returning to running.
The runners will graduate at the free MK 5K parkrun on the 31 May
Places are limited - to book and for more info please go to:
Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested

Round MK Relay

Round Milton Keynes Relay will take place on Sunday May 18th.Again this year Abi has agreed to organise the DLRR teams.
The event will be a 4 person (inc at least one lady) relay starting and finishing at Market Square Stony Stratford.

Teams will be started on a handicap basis with the slowest team going off first at approx. 9am. The intention is for all teams to finish close together
Last year they has a record 19 teams and hope to emulate that performance this year.

The legs are:
  • Leg 1 - 16K, Stony
  • Leg 2 - 5.43 miles, Barge Woolstones
  • Leg 3 - 9.61 miles, Brickhill
  • Leg 4 - 10K, Bottledump roundabout
If you are interested in being in a DLRR team please let Abi know by the 31 March (we need name, age on race day, expected time and any preference on which leg you would like to do). the club has decided to make this a key race and will meet the costs of entries for runners who are members of the club on race day - so no reason not to take part.

You can find out more details of the event and the routes on this page:

Membership Renewals

It is approaching that time to renew your membership for the club, it is due by the 31 March, Membership this year is still only £5 for the year to 31 March 2015, this time includes the MultiSports membership..

To renew complete the form on the joining page and return it, all the details are on the form.

You can add UKA as part of your membership - this is an additional £10, the fee we have to pay UKA - details of what UKA includes can be found from the link on the page above

New For 2014 - 2015 membership

One of the main advantages of MultiSports now being included for all members is you can take advantage of reduced rates for member clubs for Tri England - to do this details and links on this page:

The club are hoping to be a part of the Chiltern Cross Country league from September - this means your entry to the races in this series are free to all paid members of the club.

Running Bites

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

- DLRR paid members get 15% discount in the MKM Half or MK Marathon on 5 May as an affiliated or non-affiliated runner. Please add this code on the first screen to get 15% discount: RUNMK

- DLRR paid members get a £5 discount of the next Target 10K or 5K on the 18 April - event details at: To claim the discount use the code localclubT10K14 and enter your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners, once entered let us know so we can add you to the clubs who is racing where page.

- DLRR members a 10% discount of the Silverstone Duathlon series. To retrieve this please enter the code: DLRR10off into the booking form and enter your club as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'.

- Kimbolton Half Marathon 15 % discount on the 17 August 2014. A small village between St Neots and Northampton. Race info and entry at;!kimbolton-half-marathon/c7bb The discount is 15% till the end of February and 10% after that. To claim you need to use 15% code 'Lloyd15' till end Feb then it is 'Lloyd10' and enter your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners

- The RockSolidRace on Saturday  20 September and DLRR have the 11:40 wave start, please put your team as 'David Lloyd Redway Runners' enter at:

- 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 kno.


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 ‘David Lloyd Redway Runners’

Normal Running Timetable

RUNNING CLUB - all standards - 3 or 4 miles, or the S p 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
10 miles, 9 minute/mile pace or faster, 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 '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 'Train' and ‘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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