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Update; 26 October 2016

New Beginners groups

We are now able to let you know about our new free beginners groups in January 2017, we have seven courses starting. They working towards doing the MK Willen Lake free 5K parkrun on Saturday 18  March, one of the course is an extended course lasting over 15 weeks so taking things a little easier.  If you want a place you need to act quickly as all these courses will be limited to 50 places.

All the details and how to book are at:

Please do pass on this information to anyone

London Marathon 2017

Redway Runners will be organising a coach for both Runners and Supporters again this year. It will be the same format as the past years.
To book your place pay £12 for the return trip in to the club account (detail below) and message Martin ( and James Down (

Club Bank details

  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners

Marathon clinic

Again this year Redway Runners will be holding another Marathon clinic with the MK Marathon team and the great news is for Redway Runners it is free so a saving paid club members £10 - see code at bottom of this story

Coach Nick Anderson will run an evening Marathon Clinic again in February 2017. The session will be designed to help you get the direct information and support you need for your training. Listen to talks from the experts and have your training questions answered. There will be free High5 samples available. We have the expertise and knowledge to guide you through your marathon training in the preceding months.

DATE: 2nd February 2017
LOCATION: David Lloyd Gym, Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes MK15 0DL
  • 6:45pm – Arrive
  • 7.00pm - Intro by Martin Lawrence, Redway Runners
  • 7:10PM – Intro and Milton Keynes Marathon & Half Marathon update by the race director Andy Hully
  • 7.30pm – How to train in a busy world
  • 8.00pm – Nutrition and Hydration – fueling performance & recovery
  • 8.30pm – Tapering and race day – how to get it right
  • 9.00pm – Final Questions and top tips
  • 9.30pm – Evening close
* there will be a short comfort break during the evening.
* High5 packs to all attendees on the night

The cost of this Marathon Clinic will be £10.00, but is free to paid Redway Runners with the code; 
Please use code: CLINIC2217 - we will be checking the names

Please book at:


Beginners groups graduating

We are coming very close to the end of most of the September beginners groups, with our runners  graduating at the Milton Keynes Willen lake 5k parkrun on Saturday 5 November - we are getting excited for them.

As the runners come to the end of the courses they will be joining the club runs, it would be great if when the beginners join, or any new runners, come along you could show them a warm Redway Runners welcome - sure you will remember how nervous you were on your first ran with the club.

For the parkrun on the 5 November if you can buddy please make sure you let Annette know you are willing to help - we will also make this day a big green parkrun - so wear you club tees and we will try before the start to get a big green group photo and as well as all that the we will have the Redway Runners pacers out - see timers covers below

For our new beginners, welcome, we are really looking forward to seeing you at the parkrun and remember what a major milestone you are achieving, but we do not want that to be the end of the running journey, we really want to see you at our club runs we have lots at different times and most days. But do remember to join the club - all the info to join on the club web site at:

Pacers for 5 November parkrun:
  • 21 mins Paul Woodward
  • 23 mins Mick Bates
  • 24 mins Steve Burlace
  • 26 mins Julie Martin
  • 27 mins Martin Palmieri
  • 28 mins Sam Bates
  • 29 mins Jen Bates
  • 30 mins Caity Wilson
  • 33 mins Juliet Thompson
  • 34 mins Michael Boast
  • 37 mins Norma Kempster

Club Trip - this weekend

This weekend sees the final club trip and second overseas trip of the year with a small group heading over to Ljubljana in Slovenia for the Ljubljana half marathon this Sunday.

Expect to see a few photos appearing.

We already have the first overseas trip of 2017 announced with a trip to Santa Pola in Spain in January - still time to come along - all the details at:

Does mean may be a slower responses to mails than normal and less posts on Facebook

Redway Runners exclusive Christmas meal at The Brasserie

Be the first to taste The Brasserie festive offering on Tuesday 22 November before it starts officially a week later. This offer is for Redway Runners members and a guest only

Special Redway Runners price of £12 per person for three courses, mince pies and coffee. Fully licensed bar and all food is cooked and served by MK College catering students.

To book email and use the title “Redway Runners Christmas” and send your food choices and time you want, you can either book for 6pm or 7pm (Do not worry you will have the table as long as you want).

Click here for the menu.

These evening is always popular and only limited numbers so book as soon as possible. Thanks to Sarah or organising this for the club

Club Christmas meal

Lots of bookings coming in for this years club Christmas meal on Friday 2 December - wanted to tell you a bit more about the plans and progress made so far:
  • This year we have a live band with 'Bad Hombre' playing for us
  • We have met with David Lloyd staff and they are making sure this year they have plenty of time to get the room ready and everything is exactly how we want it
  • We have managed to reduce last years main price for the event
  • For those coming for the meal you will get a drink on arrival (a wine or soft drink)
  • Of course again we will have the club raffle, a donation scheme as other years (details nearer the time) and some people will be finding out if they are running the London Marathon with the club ballot being drawn
  • Late license so event will be going on till 2am

So do not wait too long to get your tickets - all the info at:

Club Christmas Raffle

Managed to persuade a few friends to donate prizes to this years club Christmas raffle but would love to get more quality prizes - if you can help please reply to this mail or let Julie Martin know

We have a provisional list which so far includes:

Treatment Lab
Free one hour treatment (details tbc)

The Colour Lounge
(details tbc)

Edinburgh Marathon place
Place in the 2017 Edinburgh Marathon - needs to be claimed by 31 December

Running Belt
Free running belt, donated by Camden Gear

MK Rocket 5K
One place for the Milton Keynes 5K Rocket event on the 30 April - donated by MK Marathon

MK Marathon or Half
One place for the Milton Keynes marathon or the Half marathon event on the 1 May - donated by MK Marathon

MK Marathon Hoodie
Milton Keynes Marathon Hoodie - donated by MK Marathon

Four Course meal for 6
4 course Meal inc wine with each course for 6 cooked at your home cooked by MK Food and Leisure Awards Chef of the Year Worth £390 for date in 2017 date to be agreed, T&C's apply

Hypnotherapy sessions
A free hypnotherapy sessions with Jane Shackell

Hypnotherapy sessions
A free hypnotherapy sessions with Jane Shackell

Food hamper donated by Victoria Bickle

Thanks all really appreciated - all the profits go to the club charity of the year - so all for a great cause.

Step Up on the Road

Following on from the Great Linford Summer of Fun runs, Glenn will be doing an 'out and about' step-up run on the first Wednesday of each month.

The first one will be next Wednesday (2 November) starting at 6 o'clock from the Woughton playing fields car park just off the H8. This run will be about 2.5 miles without loop backs so should be OK for most runners including the latest beginners just coming to the end of their course.

Details of all the club runs at:

New club event coming soon

With the festive season just around the corner now (I know, I'm in denial still too!) we are excited about a new club event that will be announced in the next two weeks

If you needed some motivation to get those trainers on over the Christmas break or indeed an excuse to get out the house and leave the washing up to someone else then this could be just what you are looking for!

Places will be limited so please get in quick

Treasure Hunt Fun run

On Sunday 23 October, 78 took part in today's 'Treasurer Hunt Fun Run' from The Harvester at Willen East Lake. The run which replaced the normal Sunday Run was a test event for a bigger event next year to help celebrate the MK 50.

The letters found were R; O; U; N; D; A; B; O; U; T; S. (If you know the word these letters make, answers on a postcard to MGB, Martin and Richard).

A special thanks to my team of helpers, Sophie, Helen, Carol, Riitta, Brenda, Sheila but special thanks to my wing man, Ian Stevens for making the event a tremendous success. Many thanks to the staff at The Harvester for looking after us with delicious rolls.

We hope you all enjoyed it, especially the memento. Judging by the laughter and feed back, you all did.
Don't forget to post your 'selfies'

The winners of the 'Gold Chest of Money' were Sarah Lawrence, Kevin Ferris and Paul Townsend with a time of 57:51.

The full results are below.

  1. Sarah Lawrence Kevin Ferris Paul Townsend 0:57:51
  2. Michelle George-Barnes Richard Doherty Martin Lawrence 1:01:42
  3. Eric Armitige Paul Maher Martin Shepherd 1:06:43
  4. Leigh Steere Karen Lawrence Nigel Sheppard 1:07:24
  5. Helen Vaughan Len Vaughan Hannah Connelly 1:09:11
  6. Sarah Woodruff Joanne Obee Stuart Woodruff 1:09:32
  7. Lucinda Parish Spencer Ollington Amber Snell 1:10:28
  8. Jackie Bond Paul MacLoskey Neville Rowles 1:10:59
  9. Tracy Nuttall Steve Burlace Sarah Greig 1:19:14
  10. Debbie Dickinson Glenn Dickinson Andrew Baldwin 1:20:20
  11. Jane Ritchie Sarah Ritchie Will Maisey 1:20:54
  12. Janet Maidment Pet Hedges Paul Jones 1:21:22
  13. Sian Carter Layla Morrison Joanna Barlow 1:21:51
  14. Caroline Beechey Lucy Fitzgerald Sarah Buck 1:23:07
  15. Niam Hani Ros Crawley Zaid Alani 1:23:13
  16. Daria Croker Steve Boothby Rosalind Wyatt 1:25:34
  17. Denise Clayden Jonathan Clements Carol Webber Mike Webber 1:28:47
  18. Annette Smyth Suzy Patmore Simon Richards Lauren Keeler 1:30:14
  19. Shannon Crowley Wendy McConnel Stephanie Dutton 1:31:00
  20. Jo Fewings Sarah Hill Sean O'Leary 1:32:57
  21. Hannah Chalk Phil Mardon Evie Butler 1:36:35
  22. Ausra Siauliene Aidas Siaulys Ramunas Paukstys 1:38:09
  23. Leyla Currie Sam Devonauld Jenna Tomlin 1:38:40
  24. Angela Irving Denise Farmer Suzanne Sharp Genci Pepaj 1:50:07
  25. Helen Wiggins Michael Devonauld Katie Wall 2:04:02

You can see more with full results, clues and rules at:

Lets do it again next year .........

Redway Runners exclusive Pilates evening

Thanks to Pats Pilates in Bancroft for two great free Taster sessions for Redway Runners yesterday.

Pats Pilates said 'It was great to introduce the Pilates method to some of the Redway Runners. It was a fantastic evening, Lisa and Pat enjoyed sharing their Pilates knowledge.
Watch this space - Pilates for Runners 4 week course coming soon.

The Redway Runners are an award-winning community running club based in Milton Keynes.'

Fab evening thank you - more to follow

Redway Runners Tuesday on Tour

Last Tuesday of the month and The club Tuesday morning run went on tour again, with the photo taken at the hidden lock.

Monday night is music night

Our Nathan is at it again and is performing at the Vandyke School Theatre on the 7 November at 7pm (boo run night!).

All the details below:

Family Halloween Fun

Been asked by Leap (Bucks Sport) to share this as those members with families may find this fun - enjoy!
This Half Term families in Milton Keynes are being encouraged to get on the Redways to explore Campbell park and combine using their smart phones with the great outdoors for some family Halloween fun!
Download the ‘Mobile Adventures’ app and complete the game by exploring Campbell Park to find the spooky characters. As you find each Halloween themed character your phone will set your family team challenges and quizzes to gain you points and unlock the location. The top 3 family teams with the highest point’s tallies after half term will receive £100 each in high street vouchers.
Funded through Our MK and MK Public Health in conjunction with the MK Physical Activity Alliance, the game has been coordinated by Leap – the Sport and Activity Partnership for Bucks & MK.
Chris Gregory, Senior Development Manager at Leap, commented:
“For any families who were hit or even missed the Pokemon craze, this is the next best thing. Combining family time and outdoor activity by using the fantastic network of Redways to explore Campbell park.
“Perfect for families with children in school years 3 to 6, its also a great way to have some Halloween fun as a family.”
The free Mobile Adventures app can be downloaded on Apple and Android mobile devices from their respective app stores.  To play the game enter code: 669017711863
It’s important to stay safe and have fun this Half Term, game users are encouraged to travel in groups, play in daylight hours and be aware of their surroundings. The game can be played until the end of November 2016, when the winning teams will be contacted.

Stella Sportive

Well done to Stella who on Sunday did a 52 mile sportive bike ride, started at Turweston aerodrome. A Wiggle Event Stella said 'Recommend to anyone. Well organised with medal and t shirt'

Steve first at Swanbourne Endeavour

Steve Russell got first male home at Swanbourne Endeavour on Sunday - well done

Dirt Half Challenge

Been asked to let you know
LESS THAN 50 places available for the Dirt Half Challenge on Saturday 12th November.

The race starts in Leighton Buzzard and follows the canal towpath north to Stoke Hammond with stunning views, climbs through beautiful countryside to Great Brickhill then passes through the scenic Stockgrove Country Park before following the Greensand Ridge back to the start via the canal towpath. 2016 will see the 7th staging of this popular trail race which sells out every year. The route will be clearly marked and marshaled.

Courage is all you need to take part! Enter now:

Club Christmas meal

Summer is certainly over, dark nights are upon us ... It's time to think all things Christmas!

The Redway Runner Christmas meal is booked for Friday 2 December at David Lloyd.

Tickets as always are limited so you need to act fast.

This years price is £23 per person. Please book through Julie Martin or Martin Lawrence by providing both menu choices and payment. Payment by Bank Transfer (please put your name as reference ) or cheque please (payable to Redway Runners).

The usual merriment will ensue, with a late bar until 2pm and a live band. If you want to come along after the meal your are welcome at £2/head, please pre-book as spaces are limited to 50.

Redway Runners Bank account
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
As usual we are looking for raffle prizes, if anyone wants to help with organising the raffle please step forward.

Also at:

Wilko (Kingston only) discount night for Redway Runners

For one night only, all paid up members of the Redway Runners, can enjoy 20% discount at Wilko Kingston MK only on 8 November between 19:00 and 21:30.

All we ask, is that all Redway Runners wear some club green (tee, hoodie, hat...)so the store can identify you.

You get 20% discount so a chance to get Xmas shopping early, paint for those decoration jobs you want prior to Xmas or even stock up on food for your pets, and of course much more.

One night only!

If you can attend and to help judge numbers if you can confirm you are going to the special Facebook event that has been set up that would help at:

Finally thanks to Graeme for sorting this out for the club

Redway Runner - Music Matinee offer

We have a great offer for paid Redway Runners and a chance for a social so be sure to get booked early.

Milton Keynes City Orchestra is delighted to offer paid Redway Runners an introductory ticket offer, for the first concert of their new season on Sunday 6 November at Milton Keynes Theatre, a fantastic Movie Music Matinee. Our very own Simon Baker, is performing that afternoon and you could make a day out by crossing the road and enjoying the fireworks in Campbell Park later in the evening.
The deal for Redway Runners is £5 off Bands B and C  for this concert by Quoting ref: MKCORR5 while stocks last in these bands.
  • Band B was £28.00 now £23.00
  • Band C was £20.00 now £15.00
You can book;
Online straight through to ATG ticket sales booking charges will apply as usual.
At the Theatre Box Office which reduces the booking charges
If you enjoyed the Proms in Campbell Park just step into the warm and dry theatre and listen to all the music you know and love, played by our world class MK Professional Orchestra.

MK parkrun - Willen

MK parkrun at Willen with event 344 and 383 finishers with 81 from the club
Jodi FISK was second lady home today
New PB's for;
Christopher MAHONEY
Carlton FORBES
Stephanie DUTTON
Well done all and thanks to all the volunteers

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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:

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

MK Winter Half - 11 December 2016
Discount using discount code RR_MKWH_2016

MK Rocket 5K - 30 April 2017
Discount of 5% using discount code ROCKET5

MK Marathon, Half and Relay - 1 May 2017
Discount of 15% using discount code RRVIP15

Run Bedford 10K - 18 June 2017
15% discount for Bedford 10K with code: REDWAY valid till Monday 31st October.

Event website at:


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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 about 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 at the Decathlon store to leave at 19.00 or if you are new at 18.50
Mornings -  Meeting  at David Lloyd reception at 9:30 we have a step up/Coached session with Doug with 30 minute or 60 minute options,
6 to 8 miles, approximately 9 minute/mile pace, meet reception 9:30 at David Lloyd, except last Tuesday of month, 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
Mornings -  Meeting  at David Lloyd reception at 9:30 we have a step up session with Debbie of up to 60 minutes,

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.
Small Print
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