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Update; 2 June 2016

Club Feedback

Always love to get some feedback on the club - had some great comments below from Kerry R. a big well done Kerry.
Genuinely can't thank Redway Runners enough...

I've still got a long way to go but just thought I would say thank you for support and encouragement! I joined beginners in January, I've made great progress from my first run at beginners (where I genuinely thought my Chest was going to explode and my legs were going to fall off) and my last run.

Since joining I have quit smoking (20 cigarettes a day for the last 17 years) and lost 3 stone, and absolutely love
running which I never thought I would ever say!

Thank you!

Redway Runners Festival of Running - This weekend

Had the below information through for the club events next weekend from David Event Director, Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June
Welcome to the Redway Runners Festival of Running. 
Just a few details to cover (further details should be covered on the race information page at
Saturday - Marathon starts @ 9am - numbers are available for Collection from Karen in the pub from 8.15am.
8.45am at Race HQ located behind the car park - Foxy will then walk runners to the start.
Saturday - Half starts @ 2.30pm - numbers are available from Foxy from 1.45 at Race HQ located behind the car park at 2.15. Foxy will then walk runners to the start. 
Sunday - 10km starts @ 9am - numbers are available for Collection from Karen in the pub from 8.15am.
8.45am at Race HQ located behind the car park - Foxy will then walk runners to the start.
Sunday - Half starts @ 10.30am - numbers are available from Foxy from 10am at Race HQ located behind the car park at 10.15 Foxy will then walk runners to the start. 
General stuff 
Water & snacks will be provided for runners every 3.65 miles at the aid station - feel free to store bags here at your own risk, you may use the drinks table for persona drinks - we would suggest you label them. 
Litter - Bins will be places 300 yards past the aid station & under the bridge on the far side of the lake, please use them.
Please be courteous to other parks users (we are guests of MK parks trust) - they have priority not us & be sure to give them a wide berth. 
Aside from the aid station there will be a separate gazebo for lap counting & recording times - this area is out of bounds for all runners as we need to ensure 100% accuracy with lap counting & recording times. 
The course is marked with flour simply follow the flour - 7.25 laps for the marathon, 3.5 for the half, The 10km will start down by the A5 before joining the lake for 1.5 laps. All routes are shown on the race instructions.
You will  be issued with one race number please use the same number for all events if you are doing more than one event & make sure this is visible to lap counting / timing team. 
Car parking may be at a premium especially if the weather is good so car sharing is encouraged. 
Toilets are located in the pub. 
The event is held under UKA rules - permit number :276 - 16
We look forward to seeing you all soon & hope you have a good run :) 
Best wishes

David "Foxy" Bayley, Enigma Running 

For a list of entries click here


Paced Sunday club run

On Sunday 12 June we are again doing a paced run starting at 9am from the cafe at Willen Lake and Paul Woodward is looking after proceedings the run will be for 2 hours.

Anyway we need you - yes we need people to lead the paced groups, if you can help please contact Paul Woodward (or reply to this mail and we will forward on for you)

Bacchus Half (11th September)

Running, Drinking, and Laughing combined - even fancy dress!

This could quite easily be the club trip of the year. Do YOU really want to be the one who didn't go? We are even putting on a Bus a £15 deposit secures yourseat - we will confirm the final cost nearer the time.

Enter the race via this link;

To book your seat pay the club your £15. Spaces on the bus are limited so do not dilly dally.

Tour of Milton Keynes

Now that the Spring marathon season is almost over, you need to set your next challenge and a great one locally is the Tour of Milton Keynes with 6 races over 6 days - they are all different types of events and this challenge is really good fun.

Yes, the 34th Tour of Milton Keynes is open for entries. We had a lot of members running last year and it would be great to see lots again this year
The date is a little earlier this year, from the Sunday 21 August to the 26 August, so runners are not finishing in the dark. There is on-line entry, but if you want a paper entry form let me know
More info and entries at:

Green mile / Rhubarb run

For Bank Holiday Monday morning we held the 15th running of the clubs Green mile - we had 32 running the mile and thanks to our timers, Pippa, Karen and Malcolm

The course record was set at 5:06 previously by Genci he beat it on the day with 5:01, but that was smashed with a new course record at 4:39 from Ben. First lady was Sarah Buck

Thanks to Maurice for the Rhubarb, results are at:

We are hoping to hold this again on the Thursday evening club run at 7pm on the 16 June - so give it a go

Vitality London 10,000

We had a fair few at the Vitality London 10K on Bank Holiday Monday - thanks to Izi for sending in the photo

Steve Celebrates his 50th with a bit of Rock n Roll

Well done to Steve Morris who celebrated his 50th Birthday at Rock n Roll Liverpool with few Redway Runners on Sunday

Martyn cracks Edinburgh Marathon

Thanks to Angela for sending in this photo from the Edinburgh marathon - fantastic achievement, well done Martyn, Angela said ' Martyn Douglas got a marathon PB in his hometown Edinburgh on Sunday. With a time of 3:02:51 he qualifies for London Marathon 'Good For Age'! Here he is smiling at mile 23'

Great Glastonbury School Run 

Well done to all those that helped with bthis last week - had the following from Carol from Glastonbury Thorn School
Last Wednesday and Thursday we held our 4th annual 2k event. Nearly 180 of our children from Year 1 and 2 took part, after 7 weeks intensive training. A huge thanks to the fantastic Redway Runners who were able to inspire and coax the children on their many laps of the playground. Thank you Andrew, Annette, Steve, Riitta, Leyla and Abi.

Our children were all quite rightly proud of their achievement. Brilliant for 5-7year olds and a great way to end the half term.

Carol Downs
For Glastonbury Thorn School

Hotpod Yoga free open day

Our friends at Hotpod yoga have a free open day on Saturday 11 June with 6 free Hotpod Yoga classes running throughout the day!

Booking is essential and you can do it here:

You will be asked for a £5 deposit to reserve your space but this goes straight back to you when you show up on the day!

MK parkrun cancelled Saturday

Remember MK parkrun is cancelled this Saturday 4 June in MK - others should be on - but we have the club races at Caldecotte to go and watch of course.

Newport Pagnell Carnival

Date for your diary! Redway Runners needs you for Newport Pagnell carnival on 25 June.

The creative team have been beavering away on a float so we need as many Redway Runners as possible in their green t shirts, hoodies, caps, also wearing a medal and race number if you have one

Free entry to the carnival for those in green who we need to walk alongside the float and generating a fantastic atmosphere, with our very own Nathan on the PA! We would love to have children on the float, especially if they have green t shirts too.

Please let Annette know if you can help

Let's make this big, let's make sure Newport Pagnell know who we are!

Redway Runners Furzton Relay

Get up...Get going...Conquer!

Join the fun and enter the Redway Runners Furzton Relay, which is a timed 4-person relay race held on the redways and paths around the beautiful Furzton Lake in Milton Keynes on Saturday 16 July @ 2pm. Each lap is approximately 2.5 miles and is open to any runner over the age of 17.

TEAMS: £9.50 per runner plus 75p booking fee. Event profits go to the club charity of the year.

Online entry:

Beat the Barge 2016

Forget the London Marathon and Milton Keynes Marathon, entries are now open for the years big event....BEAT THE BARGE 2016!

Further details will be coming out over the next few weeks but visit the Redway Runners website for race details and download the entry form


  • Limited places - for paid up club members only
  • 5 mile, multi terrain course
  • Fabulous park setting with local food stalls
  • Brilliant bespoke medal design (never to be seen again!) and goodie bag
  • Optional event T Shirt
  • Plus two brand new sponsors for this year - more info to follow shortly

All the info at:

Membership Renewals


Membership fees are still just £5 for another year, UKA fee is £13.

Anyway you can renew now, the easiest way is to make payment (£5 or £18) to the club bank account:
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners
Then drop a mail to to confirm you have paid - if any of your details have changed let us know - if however you want UKA on your membership and you have not had that previously then we will need a form.

If you want to renew by cheque then complete a form on the club web site (under join)

Put the completed form and payment in an envelop and pass to Martin at a club run or post to the address on the form. Cheques payable to 'Redway Runners'.

Also use link if you want to join.

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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:

Chick Chase 3 - 15 June 2016
Discount using discount code  RR_CHICKS3_2016

Cattle Creep 10K - 22 June 2016
Discount using code RedwayRunnersCattlecreep16

Silva Endure Multi-Sport Festival - 16 / 17 July
Enter by 31 March for 15% discount, Enter code EF15

NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon/10K - 25 September
Club member get a 15% discount for the NSPCC Half Marathon which is now in September with  RedwayRunnersNSPCC16 Enter at:

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


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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 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 to leave at19.00 or if you are new at 18.50.

Mornings -  Meeting  at David Lloyd reception we have a step up/Coached session with Portia or Doug for 1 hour,
6 to 8 miles, approximately 9 minute/mile pace, meet reception 9:30 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
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.
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