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Update; 17 September 2015

Redway Runners Festival of Running

Really pleased to announce that we have been able to arrange a special event the 'Redway Runners Festival of Running'' on the 4 and 5 June 2016, it will be 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 the double and it is only available at the moment to club fully paid members

Entries are limited for each race and are likely to sell out, so may be wise not to miss this opportunity - of course we are working on an a great bit of Redway Runners bling to go with the event - we will reveal that later

All the details and entry are at;

It will be one great weekend that could be hard work but lots of memories

New Evening Beginners course starting

We are launching a new free beginners course in October, which will finish just in time for Christmas! - brief details below

New Monday Evening course with Glenn (no.29)
Evening - Mondays at 18:00 starts 12 October 2015 (first week 17:45)
MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 12 December 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.

September parkruns

About time for a green parkrun and a road trip - so:

This Saturday, 19 September, we are going to have a green parkrun - wear your green tees and a tutu if you have one, we have a couple of our runners doing 'special runs' we will aim to get a big green photo before the event, meet near the start at 8:45 - 8:50

Then on the following Saturday a road trip to the Buckingham parkrun for the 26 September

New Jacket and Body Warmer

We now have added to the club clothing range a green soft shell jacket and body warmer (body warmer in picture) they are green with the club logo on front.
They come in men's or women's versions - the one pictured is a large body warmer (the jacket is same but with sleeves)
Prices and sizes on the club web site along with updated clothing order form at;

Sunday 10K training run

For the club Sunday run on 20 September, we are doing a special with a timed 10K training run at Caldecotte lake starting at 9am.

This session is also with our 'Zero to Hero' group who will be reaching the second milestone on the journey to the Milton Keynes Marathon next May.

But to make this work we need 3 or 4 people to help with the timing - if you can help us out please let us know

Sunday club run - 4 October

The Sunday run on the 4 October is going to be a paced run at Willen Lake. It will be up to 90 minutes so suitable for all abilities even if you just want to come along and do one lap of the lakes. To make it work we are going to need some people to come forward that are willing to look after a pace group and then try and stick to that pace. It would be great to cover as wide a range of paces as possible. If you are interested then contact Paul Woodward

Worlds biggest HAKA

We have been asked if we can help the Parks Trust in their efforts to create a world record in doing the HAKA - sounds like fun and all the info click here

Tour of MK 2016

So the last night of the Tour of Milton Keynes was on Saturday and it was the Willen 6 from Woughton Pavilion.

A fantastic well done to all those that completed all 6 days of racing. We had a few extras making guest appearances and great to see some of our Zero to Hero runners doing this event as part of the journey.

Following the final race is always a chance for the runners to enjoy a post race buffet and a drink or two and the presentations are completed, good to see some of Redway Runners getting prizes with Linsey Ryall, Julie Martin, Geoff New and Kelvin Smith.

Think that concludes the Tour for 2016…

PS If anyone lost a heart Rate monitor at the Willen race on the Tour get in touch with Andrew Wasdell - or reply to this mail and can forward on


Great Birmingham Run ambassador Angela's Blog

Great blog from Angela Mulligan from the club for Women's Running UK magazine

Well done Angela

Bacchus, the wine marathon & half

Last Sunday we had a large group of runners take in the Bacchus marathon and half, this is held on the Denbies Wine estate near Dorking in Surrey.

At the water stations which are every two miles they have wine available as well as biscuits, chocolate and fruit - not an event to be taken too seriously as can be seen in the picture with most of us running in fancy dress.

Results at:

Pictures at:

RAF Henlow 10 Mile Road Race 7 Oct

If you can run on a Wednesday daytime this is a great race to look at:
There will be a non-returnable entry fee of £17.00 for RAF and affiliated club runners and £20.00 for unaffiliated runners; entries must be received by Wed 23 Sep 15. Late entries will be considered on a case by case basis. The number of runners is restricted to a maximum of 150. Cheques are to be made payable to RAF HENLOW SERVICE FUNDS and must be sent with the entry form and a SAE to Henlow 10 Road Race, PEd Flt, RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6DN.

Race entry pack available via the link…

Regents Park 10K

Been asked to let you know about this event:
This year’s Regent’s Park 10k is back and now is the time to enter! The event is organised as a fundraiser by national adoption support charity After Adoption and we would very much appreciate it if you could promote the run to your members. We work hard to ensure it’s a great run and are sure they will rate it highly.
More information and online entry at


Woughton Community Get Active Day

Woughton Community Council are putting together a Get Active Day on the 26 of September (9:45 -3:30) that will promote healthy eating and lifestyles to residents. The day will be full of one hour taster sessions hosted by the MK Dons SET, MK Lightning, Pure Gym and others (see poster below).
The day will conclude with a community fun run through the parish (roughly 5-6km) - anyway Redway Runners are going to attend and promote the running club, and hopefully sign up a few runners for our next beginners group, so we need your help with a few people in green tops to come along and talk to people on the day about the club.

Sarah Loftus is coordinating the day for us and already has support from Martin Lawrence, Glenn Dickinson and Debbie Dickinson - but we will need a few more people to come along (if you have done one of our beginners groups an ideal way to help us)

Please get in contact with Sarah Loftus if you can help - or reply to this mail and will send on

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. 

September Social Special - iGolf

Milton Keynes has a new social venue destination, with iGolf in Newport Pagnell and we have a special Redway Runners evening booked on  Friday 18 September.

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:

Mill Hill marathon

Been asked to share this with you
Good evening..... I organise the Mill Hill marathon. The date for 2016 is Sunday March 6.. we are raising funds for Marie Curie. Would you be able to share Last year was a great success .

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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:

Stowe Night Run 1  - 26 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, MK Half Marathon, Marathon Relay  - 2 May 2016
15% discount using discount code RRVIPS


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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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