Weekly Running Update from David Lloyd Redway Runners
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Monday nights just get better!

Our Monday evening runs are getting bigger each week and we have listened to your feedback, so the good news is we are adding an extra run and making a couple of small other changes from the Monday night run on 22 September – all these runs will still start at 19.00 at the David Lloyd barriers.

NEW Social run
We are introducing a new ‘social’ run with the aim... of the group to be fun and chatty. The group will be doing the winter route, but in reverse, the route is about 4 miles and will be with loop backs as well to keep everyone together - so many runners will get more than the 4 miles.
This run will be managed by Jonathan Clements for the club and along with him, there will be a ‘crack!’ team who will take it in turns to lead the runs, this will include; Julie Martin, Michelle George-Barnes, Marcus Knee, Martin Sheppard, Nick Costin, Simon Baker and Veritie Yates.
The pace of this group will be faster than step up but not unattainable so for anyone doing about 10 minute miles and quicker.
As mentioned the group will have a different run lead/help each week but will need a tail runner each week - if you can volunteer for this role please let Jonathan know.

Step Up group
This will stay the same and be led by Leigh and Debbie, they do about a 2.7 mile route with loop backs, with a tail runner and suitable for runners who do over 10.5 minute mile pace.

Club run
The club run continues - each week this group will do the same route and all runners will start out on the route at the same time with no loop backs or pacing groups.
This group will have a tail runner as well, but runners will need to know the route. If you can volunteer to tail run please let us know.
This group at times may do other things such as pacing groups which will be advertised accordingly.

Please note - with the lighting changing week by week we will be sticking to these same routes from the 22 September throughout the winter so its a good opportunity over the next few weeks to learn these with what light we do have left...
It is also an opportunity to start practicing with a head torch or to get one!

Important DLRR- EGM

Reminder the clubs EGM takes place next Tuesday, 23 September at 19.00 - all DLRR paid members are welcome
At the clubs last AGM, a proposal was made by a club member to change the clubs name to 'Redway Runners' it was agreed at the meeting that this would be investigated to see the amount of work required and any significant issues as well as giving the club the opportunity to brief key stakeholders (ie David Lloyd, UKA).

This work has now taken place and the committee feel this would be a beneficial change for the club and open up in the longer term some new opportunities, this does require a change to the clubs constitution and to do this we have to hold a meeting which all paid members of the club have the opportunity to attend and vote on the change, for this we have to provide at least 21 day notice.

This meeting will be held upstairs at David Lloyd on Tuesday 23 September at 19:00.

If the proposal is agreed, then the expected timetable is that the clubs name would change from the 1 November 2014.

The committee have agreed that if the change does go through, then we would like to contribute to members who wanted to purchase new club kit and from a date of the meeting to be confirmed to the 31 December 2014, then the club would offer each paid member the opportunity to purchase one club running top, (ie tee shirt, ladies running tee, vest or children's tee) for a reduction of £5 off the normal price

Vanessa - Thank You

I was disappointed to learn over the last couple of days that Vanessa has decided to step down from leading the Monday and Thursday runs with the club.

It was just after the club started that Vanessa approached me about starting doing evening runs in the club and after a short while we launched our first Monday evening run in May 2011 with 18 runners turning up if memory serves me correctly (which it may not at my age!).

Each week Vanessa has turned up to lead the run for the club and a while after this with the popularity of the club increasing, we agreed to introduce a second evening club run on a Thursday night which has also proved popular. Vanessa also started the monthly track sessions for the club which are still going strong.

So I would like to say a personal thank you to Vanessa for all the work and time she has put in in leading the evening runs and I know this also comes from the clubs committee and to wish her well in her future running and I am sure she will enjoy much time of 'happy running' hopefully much of it with DLRR


On a side note it does leave the club with a couple of gaps that we want to fill with evening runs, if you can help please do drop me a message.

DLRR in Budapest

Last weekend saw the 9th DLRR overseas trip with a visit by 11 club members to Hungary for the 29th Wizz Air Budapest half Marathon, with 13.500 runners on all distance, 9.250 individual runner on the half and 2.000 international runners from 70 countries, including 789 from Great Britain.

The DLRR party arrived late on the Friday night and it did not take too long for the group to find a bar serving litres of Hungarian beer, which set the group up nicely for the next bar and the group showing the lack of skills by taking part in Karaoke - less said about that the better!!

Saturday morning and the group travelled to the City Park to collect race numbers, then wandered to the Heroes Square and roamed the city, meeting up later for pre race meal.

A reasonably early start for race day, but we were able to walk to the race start to join the runners for the 9.00am race. All 11 runners took part on a nice flat course with much of it run along the banks of the River Danube and all successfully finished, after meeting up we celebrated on the way back with pizza and cake in traditional style, then later in the evening more food and drink.

On the Monday the group travelled to the Gilbert hotel to visit one of the cities famous Thermal baths which was great, then a bit more sightseeing and in the evening we went out and celebrated Dennis's birthday in fantastic style.

The Tuesday and most of us started the day with a group run along the Danube, then back for breakfast and a last day for sightseeing -and eating and drinking!!

Some pictures from Kevin at the link below:

Another great DLRR trip - remember our next overseas,  trip is to Warsaw in Poland in March

Below is a group photo of all the group with race tees

Wednesday club run Special

We have a Wednesday club run special on the 1 October with FitMK joining us, the run will be in the normal format, meet at David Lloyd reception at 9.30 and will be till 10.30 but it will be a running boot camp, these are suitable for  all and great fun - so if  you can make it put the date in your diary

Half marathons in December

You may want to note that the Bedford Half Marathon date has now been bought forward a week to Sunday 7 December - but be awarer this is the day after the DLRR Christmas meal.
Details at:

However, the Up And Running Winter Half Marathon in Milton Keynes is on the 14 December, we have a DLRR discount for this event, the price increases on the 19 October - see race discounts below for more info, More at:

Strava Users

Thanks to Kass for this info:

For those David Lloyd Redway Runners with a Garmin, there's a DLRR club on Strava if you want to join us: And if you currently upload your Garmin to Garmin Connect you can set it up to automatically transfer the data across so you don't have to do two uploads.


DLRR in Copenhagen

Whilst we had the club trip to Budapest, we also had another small group travel over to Copenhagen for half marathon on the Sunday - they also managed to do a Danish parkrun on the Saturday

DLRR @ Northampton Half Marathon

Dunstable Downs Trail run

DLRR at the Dunstable Downs Trail run on Sunday

DLRR @ run to the Beat

DLRR at the 10K event at Wembley Stadium

Chasing Prostate Cancer Down run

This run was at Furzton Lake last Sunday

New Daytime Beginner group starting

We are launching a new free daytime beginners course with Portia (course number.21) on the 29 September 2014 on Mondays at 10:00  (first week 9:45) with the group graduating at the MK 5K parkrun on 6 December 2014

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 will not get a mail in response straightaway as Veritie who looks after this is not around for a few days.


New Day Time Step Up group - Mondays

Good news - we are launching a new Daytime step up group - yippee

It will be on Mondays mornings meeting at David Lloyd reception at 10.00, it will be about a 40 minute run at an easier pace with loop backs, so you can run at the pace that suit you, it will led by Tim Miles and it starts on the 6 October 2014 and run through to the end of the year when we will review.


Squeaky Bone 2014

This year’s Squeaky Bone takes place in Clifton Reynes near Olney on Sunday 2 November at 10am. 
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 £7.50 entry fee by bank transfer referenced SB14 and name to DLRR account
  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; David Lloyd Redway Runners
 or by cheque payable to “David Lloyd Redway Runners” by Thursday 16 October 2014.  We will then create the Redway Runners teams and make the entries direct with the organisers. 

More info on the club page at:

DLRR Pacing at parkrun MK

Time for pacing at MK parkrun! On the 27 September we will need volunteers from the club to pace our fellow DLRR runners. At this stage it is NOT an official parkrun pacing event with volunteer points although we will make enquiries. Ideally we would be looking for someone to pace every minute or half minute. If you can help please let Diane know (or via me)

Pacing slots filled so far:


  • Paul Woodward - 20.30
  • Martin Lawrence - 23
  • David Rose - 25.30
  • Jonathan Clements - 26
  • Neil Goodwin - 28

Remember those doing the Cross Country - this is the same day as our Cross Country training session - so please do not volunteer if doing that.

Tuesday morning club run is changing

From October the Tuesday morning club run is starting one hour earlier, so at 10.00am (instead of 11.00) so the first run at 10.00 will be on the 7 October.
This run is about 9 minute mile pace and lasts between one hour and one hour and fifteen minutes the group meet in reception at David Lloyd.

DLRR Special Ops day

Special Ops MK/Airsoft are hosting a special day for DLRR (family members over 8 years welcome) it is on the Saturday 25 October and a day of fitness, fitness challenges & Laser tag all for only £10. To be held at the Caldecotte Experience 366 Simpson road Simpson Milton Keynes MK6 3AG. Starting at 10:30 finishing at 16:30.

More details and to book go to this special link and enter password

DLRR Race discounts

Special discounts have been arranged for DLRR 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 DLRR

Current discount list, shown in date order:

Silverstone Duathlon Series – Thursday 18th September

10% discount on the normal entry fee using code DL10 and entering your club as David Lloyd Redway Runners

***NEW*** Bradenham Bolt 10k Trail/Obstacle Race ***NEW***
15% discount on normal entry fee when using discount code Brad14

Northampton 10k - Sunday 28th September Northampton
£10 entrance fee if over 10 runners – normal fee £12. Email Jonathan at DLRR ( who will coordinate a group entry

Willow Charity 10k - Sunday 5th October Hatfield House
Early booking fee of £16.50 available right up to race day for DLRR Entries using the booking link below (Normal registration £18 after the first 100 entries received) - must state you are DLRR when booking using link
Oxford Half Marathon - 12th October
15% off entry fee when quoting VITALITY SUMMER14 when signing up

Mud And Mayhem Autumn 10k
- Sunday 12th October Northampton
Every 5th DLRR entry will have 50% of their entry fee credited back to the club with the money being donated to the DLRR charity of the year

Althorp Run & Duathlon - 18th October Althorp House
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout

Big Fun Run 5k - 19th October Willen Lake
£1.50 off entry fee using discount code BFR14Milt47a069


**** NEW CODE **** Love Luton Half Marathon - 26th October **** NEW CODE****
Use discount code LoveLuton14. when registering for 15% discount (£18 fee instead of £21 for affiliated runners)

Irchester Pace Setter 3k, 5k, 7k, Dog Run(!) & Trail race - 16th November Wellingborough
10% discount on all events using discount code DLRedway on checkout


*** NEW CODE**** The 5k/10k Mo Run Milton Keynes – 23rd November Milton Keynes ****NEW CODE****
5% Discount on registration cost using discount code MK5%MR14


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

Gayton Run 5k & 10mile – 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

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 

Wednesday Speed Sessions

Remember for a few week we have Wednesday evening sessions 19.00. These sessions will be looked after by Spencer and are open for all to attend. We will do loop backs on the warm up and cool downs but it’s up to you on how much effort you put in, how much rest you give yourself and how many repeats you do.

24th September: TRACK Fartleks
Meet: Stantonbury Track at 6.45pm

1st October: 400’s
Meet: DLRR Barriers

8th October: 1K Pagoda Loops
Meet: DLRR Barriers

15th October: Mile Repeats
Meet: TBC

All track sessions are free to club members. (£2 non members)

Running Bites

- Have you ‘liked’ our Facebook page yet – if not you are missing the club updates – just click link below and click like


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 ‘David Lloyd Redway Runners’

Normal Running Timetable

RUNNING CLUB - all standards - 3 or 4 miles, or the Step up group which does 2.7 miles at a gentle pace. 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 11.00 for a 60-75 minute run.
RUNNING CLUB - all standards - meet at 9.30 prompt in 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, 9 minute/mile pace or faster, 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 'David Lloyd 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
'David Lloyd Redway Runners' is independent affiliated running club but supported by David Lloyd, 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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