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Update; 27 November 2014

Christmas Party

It's still only November but Christmas really is coming! Time to think all things Christmas party

If anyone has any prizes they would like to donate to the Christmas raffle which will be drawn at the meal on 6th December please let Julie Martin know. Tickets can be bought from Martin or Julie.

Children’s Christmas gifts
As in previous years we will be collecting Christmas presents for distribution to local children's homes. Please spare a thought for others and bring along a wrapped presents to the Christmas party which will be taken to Banardos to distribute.
If you can not make the party please bring along to a club run and leave with Martin, Julie or Rena

Disco tickets are still available at £2 each for anyone who wants to come in and join the fun from 10pm. Money to Julie or Martin please.

More info on the evening at:

MK parkrun pacing

We had our crack pacing team out at parkrun last Saturday helping many runners to PBs - thanks to the pacing team

Club Fees 2014/2015

The clubs committee meeting agreed the club fees for next year (renewal is 31 March) the good news is the clubs membership fee is remaining at £5 (this is the same price that we have kept since the club started). If you add UKA membership, then this fee has been increased by UKA to £12 - was £10.

The club has agreed to continue to subsidise the track fees for those that undertake track and from January this will be just £1 for club members - non members are welcome at £3 per session

Cold weather training

Some useful information in this article for this time of year:

Redway Runners XMass meal @ The Brasserie

Great night for Redway Runners on Wednesday evening at the Brasserie at MK College - thanks to Sarah and the team for making us really welcome - fantastic food and not bad company either

Green Mile

We had 37 out for the club Wednesday morning run and did the green mile - thanks to Denise, Nikki and Stella for timing. You can find the results on the club web site at:


Southern Running Guide - Winter 2014

Got the latest copy of the Southern running guide - Winter edition - collect one next time you see Martin

Running App

Kas from the club uses this application and thought it worth sharing with members - as could keep you safer running
In case people are interested Kas uses an app called Glympse for personal safety so that others (husband) can track her when she is on early morning runs by herself. Here's the website:

Fitco - Asics Nimbus offer

Fitco (inside David Lloyd entrance, Milton Keynes have an offer on Asics shoes which may be of interest:
  • Gel-Pulse was £85.00 now £59.50 Mens and womens but limited sizes
  • Gel-Nimbus 15 was £130.00 now £91.00 Mens and Womens.
  • Gel-Excel 33 2 was £125.00 now £87.50 Mens & Womens
  • GT1000 was £95.00 now £66.50 Womens only
  • GT2000 was £103.00 now £72.10 Mens & Womens
  • Kayano 19 & 20 was £140.00 now £98.00 Mens & Womens.

Santa Runs

Been asked to pass on details of some Santa runs in December - which may be of interest - see below

Up and Running Winter Half

Redway Runners are manning the water station at mile 9 (Teardrop Lakes) for the Winter half Marathon on 14 December. It's being led by Diane Gilbert and at least four volunteers are needed to help on the day. If you can help, please get in touch.

Everything will be supplied by the organisers, FQ Events - you will need to be there at 10.00 ready for the first runners coming through around 10.45. This will also be the club cheering point so come along and support the green team.

To celebrate the achievements of all we will be having a social in the evening at the Wetherspoons near the V6 (201 Midsummer Boulevard, Bouverie Square,MK9 1EA) from 19:00 - runners bring your medals.

On the day we will meet near to the David Lloyd barriers at 9.40 for a group photo

Redway Runners Social Evening at MK Lightning Ice Hockey

We are organising a Redway Runners trip to the Milton Keynes Lightning ice hockey match on Saturday 10 January 2015.  The game starts at 19:00 and is against the Sheffield Steeldogs.  As you may have read in the local press, the team have just returned to MK to play their games at a beautifully refurbished ice rink just behind “Argos” and “Toys R Us” near MK Central Station. 
We have managed to get an excellent discount on ticket prices.  Adults will cost £7.50 (instead of the normal £12.50) and children under 16 years of age will be charged at £3 (instead of the normal £6.50).  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 7 January at 17:00.

If anybody fancies it, we are able to skate for free after the game until 11pm, just needing to pay for skate hire at £2.50

Christmas & New Year running

We have a full running plan for over the Christmas and New Year holiday in the club, you can find all the details on this page

New Evening Beginner group starting

We are launching a new free evening beginners course with Glenn & Hannah (course number.21) on the 12 January 2015 on Mondays at 18:00  (first week 17:45) with the group graduating at the MK 5K parkrun on 14 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.

Once we receive your mail we will add you to the group list - you may not get a mail in response straightaway.

Marathon clinics

We have two marathon clinics set up for 2015, with excellent speakers, so if you are running a marathon or have an interest in running it is worth getting booked up - details at:

Bucks and Beds County Cross Country Championships 

These will be held on 3 January at Hughenden Park, High Wycombe
Entries cost £5 per athlete please speak to James Down and get a cheque/bank transfer to the club by at the latest 6 December (our next Chiltern League Meeting in Luton), to ensure James can get our entry in before the deadline.

Senior Men 11k @ 13:00
Vet men 60+ 8k
Senior Women and Vets 8k 14:00

If you do not have James details reply to this message and will forward on

Redway Runners London Marathon Coach

After great interest has been shown Redway Runners will be offering a coach service for the 2015 VLM.on Sunday 26 April.

The plan is to leave David Lloyd at 6am allowing plenty of time to drop our runners at the start then ferry supporters a little more central to make your own way around the course.
We will arrange pick up from the Wetherspoons pub in Leicester Square a short walk/hobble from the finish. "Moon under water" for 17:00.

To confirm your place on the coach you will need to make payment of £15 to the RR bank account Sort code 30-15-53 Account No 42390360 and Email James who is organising for the club at:
No refunds will be available but if needs be you may sell/exchange your place.

Redway Runners - clothing offer

Club kit is now available with the new club name on it, the order form has been updated and is available on the club site under shop

The committee has agreed that we will contribute to members who wanted to purchase new club kit and from now to the 31 December 2014, then the club would offer each paid member the opportunity to purchase one club running top, with a reduction of £5 off the normal price, these items are:
  • tee shirt,
  • ladies running tee,
  • vest
  • children's tee
To take advantage of this offer please deduct £5 from the total price if ordering one of the items mentioned above - form at;

Please note that for the moment until the bank account is changed Cheques payable to 'David Lloyd Redway Runners'

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:

Nether Heyford Santa Run (5 mile) - 7th December Northamptonshire
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


Up And Running Winter Half Marathon - 14th December Milton Keynes
20% discount on normal entry fee using code localclubMKHalf2014 and entering your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners

Waterside 5,Buckden - 28th December
10% discount using code DLRR123 when registering
Website :

Gayton Run 5k & 10mile –k 31st January 2015 Northamptonshire
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


Rail To Trail 10k, half marathon, marathon – 21st February 2015 Wendover
10% off any race distance and any event in the series. Email and quote code REDWAY to make a booking


MK Festival Of Running 5k,10,half, 20 mile – 8th March 2015
10% discount on all events using discount code 'club' on checkout


Naseby Battlefield half marathon & 10k – 8th March 2015 Northamptonshire
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


MK Marathon/Half/Relay - 4th May 2015
15% discount on all events using discount code DLRRVIP 

Wicksteed Olympic, Sprint and Novice triathlon - Kettering 21st June 2015
20% discount on registration using code Redway20 - Code only valid to the end of December

Kimbolton Half Marathon - 16th August 2015
10% discount using code DLRR123 when registering

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


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

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 run or session work (hills, intervals or the handicap run) meet near the barriers at 19.00
10 miles, at under 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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