Weekly Running Update from Redway Runners
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Update; 20 August 2015

Club UK Trip

We are now pleased to announce the first UK club trip of 2016 will be to the Torbay half marathon in Devon on the 26 June 2016.

On the Saturday the closest current parkrun is at Parke - so have a look at the club web site for more info and get booked up to come along

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 the barriers to David Lloyd 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
  • Monday 31 August - Club runs at 7pm are on as normal

Zero To Hero Logo

The Zero to Hero runners asked us for a logo that can be added to club tees and vests to show they are part of the programme - this logo can now be added to running tops - it will be added below the club logo and above the name - it costs just an extra £2 per item - more and order forms at:

Redway Runners in the International News

We make it into the latest issue (No. 85) of the international Distance Running Magazine with an article written by our very own Kevin Orchard, on the Redway Runners, the Milton Keynes Marathon and Milton Keynes

Well done Kevin

On-Line version at:

Rock Solid Countdown

30 days until ROCKSOLID RACE is back at Silverstone Woodlands!

We have loads of members running the 5, 10 or 15k courses and another large group being marshals on the day. Thanks to our affiliated program the club will receive a donation to funds for every RACE entry too.

But there’s one area we haven’t taken over yet – the kids race.

ROCKSOLID STARS is the same idea as the adult ROCKSOLID RACE but made especially for kids. 5-8 year olds and 9-14 year olds can get just as muddy and have just as much fun as the grown ups on their very own 2k mini obstacle course with specially developed obstacles just for them. Kids can choose to do 1, 2 or 3 laps and at the end they’ll get a tech t-shirt and dog tags just like the adults plus an extra treat from the sponsors at Yeo Valley.

More details and sign up are here -

The STARS race happens in the morning and the adult Redway Runners wave goes at 11:40 meaning that the grown ups can cheer the kids on for their race and families can hang around (once the kids are changed and warm – there are HOT showers on site) to cheer on the adults. There are even tractors with trailers who can ferry people around the course to the best spots for cheering. Perfect!

So come on Mums and Dads, give your kids their own day in the mud. It’s only fair

Remember – the sign up process for adults is different:
The most important thing is that you must sign up using the link below for Redway Runners to get the credit for the sale.…

Teams have already been set up with the names listed below.
• Redway Runners 5 (for the 5K)
• Redway Runners 10 (for the 10K)
• Redway Runners 15 (for the 15K)
The password for all of the teams is ‘Redway’

Our adult runners are starting in the 11:40 wave on the day

Beat the Barge Final Update

As a last word on the event, the accounts have been finalised and all the feedback forms have reviewed

The good news is that 100% of the returns said that people enjoyed the event, would do it again and that it was great value for money -  on that basis we are pleased to say that the event will return in 2016!

Some learning points from your comments have been taken away and will be incorporated for next year – additional marshals and barge timing/visibility to name just a couple!

We are also pleased to announce that, despite not intending to make a profit this year, the event raised around £100 for our charity of the year Bravery Boxes

Our event sponsors, Theresa & Sian, ran a raffle on the day to win a bundle of Forever Living products (pictured) which was won by Rachel Edwards – congratulations!

They have also kindly offered club members a discount on this bundle of 15% so if you have now tried the samples from your goodie bags and want to purchase some items now is your chance!
To buy items or for full product catalogues please contact Theresa Warren: 07795 681153 or Sian Carter: 07724 662141

Thanks again to those who took part and volunteered and who made it a fantastic day – see you again in 2016!

Kimbolton Castle Half Marathon

At the Kimbolton Castle Half Marathon we had a group of Redway Runners and the ladies won the ladies team prize with Linsey Ryall (1:28:43), Sarah King (1:36:44) and Sarah Lawrence (1:47:31)

Well done all that took part.

Sunday Run

Club Sunday run on the 16 August was from Olney, led by Paul CJ

National Fire Service’s Cross Country event at Stowe School

This is usually a good event - details below
I am pleased to announce the details of this year’s national Fire Service’s Cross Country event at Stowe School near Buckingham on Sunday 11 October 2015.
Please see below the attached link to our website where all the entry details can be accessed
We do hope that you will be able to support our event and  look forward to receiving your entries in due course, and welcoming you to Stowe in October.


Redway Runners at Beer Festival

Few runners from the club took a trip down to the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia in London last Wednesday 12 August - not sure much running was involved afterwards!

Redway Runners in Cyprus

Tees spotted out and about in Cyprus - looks lovely well done Dee Mendez

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:

Summer BBQ Sunday 30 August

Tickets are now available for the annual summer BBQ and afternoon of fun and games, which this year will be held at the Special Ops Site in Caldecotte between 2pm and 6pm.

Prices are £7.50 for adults £5 for children - special dietary requirements will be catered for, just let us know when you book.

Please bring cakes and puddings to share and your own drinks

We are looking for someone to organise the afternoon games, so please let us know if you can help.

To book please contact Julie Martin (Payment can be made by bank transfer, please add your name as reference and let Julie and Martin know)

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

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

MK Winter Half - 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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