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Update; 17 December 2015

Starting running?

If you are thinking about getting into running in 2016 and do not know where to start hopefully Redway Runners can help you with your goals and you can have fun along the way.

If you are a beginner or returning to running and want to start at step one then in January we have our beginners group - these are 10 week courses and at the end you will do the MK 5K parkrun and move into other club runs. More on these at:

You do not need to start with these groups, if you can run then go straight into our club runs - the main runs are Monday and Thursday evenings and Wednesday mornings, in these we have a whole mixture of different runs from easier paced runs to quicker groups and many of our general runs do our 'famous' loop backs so we keep everyone together and safe. Some of these groups do interval type work giving you the chance to work on fitness and strength.
More on these at:

If you like the longer runs then our Sunday runs are ideal and from January these focus on those working up to the Spring marathon, they start at 9.00am from different places each week - these are very popular in the new year and we get very large numbers of runners - often counted in hundreds of runners.
You will find more on these at:

So what else - you will find out much more about the club by having a look at our Facebook page - do not forget to like the page as well, you will find it at:

Anyway, this is just the essential information to get you started lots more at: - we can tell you more about the club, just drop us an e-mail and we will send you more info and add you to the club weekly mail telling you more about what is going on in the club, mail us at:

Marathon Training

If you are doing a Spring marathon, then only one place to be on a Sunday morning, it is the clubs popular Sunday morning marathon training runs and the class of 2016

Starting from January the Sunday longer option for the run will increase by about 10 minutes each week, peaking ideally for the spring marathons. All the details and starting points are on the club web site at:

For those who have not done them before you will be running with a group of like minded runners on a run with no pressure, and you run at your own pace.

New Beginners courses starting

Kick start your new year with Redway Runners and start running. We are launching new free daytime and evening beginners courses in January 2016. These courses are always very popular, so you do need to sign up as quickly as possible

Daytime sessions are on Thursday mornings and evening sessions will be on Monday and Thursday evenings and participants will be able to come to either or both, but should do at least one a week.

Daytime - Thursdays at 09:30 starts 21 January 2016 (first week 09:15) with Richard
Evening - Mondays at 18:00 starts 11 January 2016 (first week 17:45
) with Glenn
Evening - Thursdays at 18:00 starts 14 January 2016 (first week 17:45) with Annette

All courses doing the Milton Keynes free 5K parkrun in March 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.

All those that have registered should have had a confirmation mail from us - if you have not received this, please go to the page and register again

Christmas presents sorted

It may now be too late to order club kit as presents for the runner in your life - or even you - but we still have items available:

Club calendars - these are just £12 and give a whole year of memories available from Martin

Beanies - we have a supply of these, they are just £5.95 and available from Martin

Race entry - why not treat yourself or a friend to entry to the Redway Runners Festival of Running in June - more at;

Weekly mails

Aiming to issue a weekly mail over Christmas and New Year holidays - but it may go on the Wednesdays

parkrun MK Saturday

With this Saturday being the last parkrun before Christmas, then ideal chance for a green parkrun, so not only wear your green tees but need add Christmas Accessories - XMas hats, tinsel etc.

We will meet near the sttart line at 8.50 for a big green group photo

Remember there are MK parkruns at 9.00am on Christmas day and Boxing day

New daytime club run

Pleased to let you know from the 4 January 2016 we have a new run on the club weekly run list, on Mondays mornings at 9.30am from David Lloyd reception, the run will go on an out and back, going out 4 miles at 8 minute mile pace and back then as quickly as you can.
This run will be led by Mack.

MK Winter half marathon

Fantastic turn out from the Redway Runners at the MK Winter half marathon last Sunday - see main photo, it was also the half way milestone for our Zero to Hero runners (photo before the race below).

The results are showing 167 from the club from a total of 1534 runners that is over 1 in 10

Results at:

Sunday Festive run

This Sunday is the club Sunday run you have been waiting for - it is our traditional run with the animals, Christmas hats, tinsel onesies - Stuart has his reindeer outfits are ready!
We are meeting at the car park opposite the Church in Woburn (on the road towards the Abbey). We have 60 minute and 90 minute options and leave at 9.00
We again have Neil and Julie leading on this route, the route is mainly off road so trail shoes or old running shoes recommended.

We found using this car park that not much available for coffee afterwards so would suggest coffee etc at the McDonalds at the A5 roundabout near Little Brickhill

Do come along you will enjoy some festive running fun on Sunday…/ca…/woburn_village/mk17/woburn/

2016 Edinburgh Marathon Festival

In the club raffle last week Nigel won the place in the 2016 Edinburgh Marathon Festival on 28/29 May - sadly he is not able to take part and has given it back to the club - so if you are interested we will pass this to the person who offers the largest donation to the club charity of the the year.

So if you want the place and are a club member then drop a mail to with the amount you would donate - highest donation gets it - once they have donated, (you may even be the only offer!)

We will keep this open till the close of Sunday 20 December

Redway Runners Foodbank Donation

So many thanks to all those that donated Children's sweets to our collection for the MK Food bank over the last few weeks.

Rena and I delivered a trolley and box full of sweets on Thursday and they were very grateful - the sweets will be going out to those Milton Keynes children in need this Christmas time - hopefully it will make there Christmas just a little bit better with the Redway Runners help.

2016 Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Reminder .... If you want to enter the Country Cross Country champs, at Old Warden Park on the 9 January, you have until 31 December to enter yourselves (this event is not part of Chiltern league)

More at:

Redway Runners Beginners Graduate

Congratulations to our final beginners group of 2015 to Graduate at the MK 5K parkrun this morning - well done all, be very proud of yourselves

Lanzarote Half Marathon

Well done to Sadie Hursey from the club who just completed her Winter Half but it was a bit warm!! Lanzarote Half Marathon completed in 2:08:20 by the Garmin and a second outing for the T-shirt. Her New Year resolution to make sure she gets to a lot more club runs x

Redway Runners Social Evening at MK Lightning Ice Hockey – 16 January 2016

Following last January’s successful social evening where over 120 Redway Runners enjoyed an MK Lightning ice hockey match we are organising another trip to the Milton Keynes Lightning ice hockey match on Saturday 16 January 2016.  The game starts at 19:00 and is against the Guildford Flame at the ice rink just behind “Argos” and “Toys R Us” near MK Central Station. MK Lightning are having a good season, being 2nd in the league at the time of writing. 
We have managed to get an excellent discount on ticket prices.  Adults will cost £8.50 (instead of the normal £13.50) and children under 16 years of age will be charged at £4 (instead of the normal £7.00).  Those who have never been to ice hockey before are in for an evening of a fast paced, hard hitting game with the odd fight here and there!  The game will be over at about 9.15pm.  There is a splendid bar and good food and beverage facilities.  We will all be seated in a block together which will add to the fun. 
To book your seats please can you let Kevin Orchard ( know how many tickets you would like?  Bank transfers to Redway Runners account:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
(reference “ice hockey” please)

or a cheque (payable to 'Redway Runners') to Martin will secure your seats. Absolute closing date will be Wednesday 13 January at 17:00.

If anybody fancies it, we are able to skate for free after the game until 11pm, you just need to pay for skate hire on the night at £2.50 each.  For those not up for a bit of skating we will move over to Wetherspoons at 171 Midsummer Boulevard for a drink or two after the game.

Redway Runners Calendar 2016

We do not have many of the Redway Runners 2016 calendars left so if you want one (£12) send in payment to the club bank account at:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
Then mail us at
Looks like all that we sell now make money for the clubs charity of the year.
Be great to have one final push and if anyone can sell a few more for us, (friends, work mates, family, etc) let us know and can pass a few over to sell for us - lets make loads of money for our charity - they make perfect gifts!

Christmas at Redway Runners

Lots going on in the club over Christmas with club runs - you will find all the details at this page:

Marathon Clinic 2016

We are able to confirm we will be holding a marathon clinic again working with the MK Marathon team on the Thursday 4 February 2016 (sorry about clash with club run only night could get the speakers booked) it will be upstairs at David Lloyd, Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes MK15 0DL.

We will have speaking Andy Hully, Race Director for the MK Marathon and Nick Anderson who has 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of health & fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach. Also on the night Fusion Sport will be attending so you can have a look at the products

More info on the event at:

The great news for Redway Runners is this event will be FREE for paid members you need to book using the link above and put in the code RRCLINIC

Redway Runners Festival of Running

This is the Fab looking special Redway Runners bling you should be getting for doing the Redway Runners Festival on Running on the 4 and 5 June 2016, it will have a ribbon that indicates the race you did. anyone doing more than one race can link them to form a lake & anyone doing all 4 can link them to form 4 Lakes with 2 upside down!!

It is one weekend with a marathon, two half marathons and a 10K with events on the Saturday and the Sunday - so it even gives the perfect opportunity to do two event or even three or for the mad all 4. I is only available at the moment to club fully paid members. Entries are limited for each race and are likely to sell out,

All the details and entry 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:

Festival of Running MK - 6 March 2016
Unofficial code spotted for early bird entries, but no date for given for when to, enter promo MKRUN at:

Southampton Half Marathon & 10k - 24 April 2016
10% discount using discount code RUNCLUB

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

Redway Runners Festival of Running - 4 & 5 June
Enter all for races and get them at
£75 with £5 fees (so a £11 discount against booking the 4 races) -Just select 'All four races' at:


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

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.
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