Redway Runners Rock Liverpool

The Redway Runners took to the home of The Beatles for the bank holiday weekend to take part in the Liverpool Rock’n’Roll marathon, half marathon, 5 km and 1 mile events. 

Silence fell over the crowd of more than 20,000 runners at the race start as respect was paid to the victims and families of the Manchester bombing just days before. Runners and supporters showed their respect further by donning yellow ribbons. 

The marathon and supporting events mark the end of the spring marathon season. Throughout the season, hundreds of Redway Runners have completed marathons and raised thousands of pounds for their chosen charities. 

Martin Palmieri, completing his second marathon in Liverpool, describes why he decided to take on the challenge:

“I have been running for 6 years and completed my first marathon 5 years ago. It was the inaugural MK Marathon, which was spoiled by the dreadful weather. Since that day, I have always wanted to run another marathon to exorcise the demons of that day.
I joined Redway Runners just over a year ago and my running started to improve immediately. Following rejection in the London Marathon ballot, I entered the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon.
I have done several running events over the years for charity and have raised over £8000 for a variety of charities. This time I chose Young Minds, as our youngest child has been treated for OCD and these lovely people’s mission is to support young people who are experiencing mental health problems. As a secondary school teacher, I am well aware of the lack of funding in this area. Young people have to wait months or even years to be treated.

Yesterday went very well for me, improving my marathon time by over an hour. I am also very happy to have raised over £1400 for Young Minds, thanks to generous donations from friends all over the world.”

Rujbinder Birring and Jenny Wallis

Rujbinder Birring and Jenny Wallis

Martin Palmieri

Martin Palmieri

Redway Runners announce Charity of the Year partnership

The Redway Runners have announced their new Charity of the Year. Milton Keynes Hospital Charity was nominated by club member Mike Webber and was chosen over a number of other local and national charities that had been nominated by members to benefit from the club’s fundraising for the next 12 months.

 

The fundraising kicked off with a flash mob of pyjama clad runners at the Willen Lake parkrun and then a pyjama run the following Sunday. In just over one week, the club has raised over £500 and the partnership looks set to raise thousands of pounds and raise awareness as the year progresses. Mike Webber describes why he nominated Milton Keynes Hospital Charity:

 

“Back in December 2016, I was rushed to Milton Keynes Hospital with severe stomach pains. After undergoing an immediate five hour operation, my wife and I were given the devastating news that I had inoperable stage 4 bowel cancer that had spread to the liver.

Since diagnosis, I have been treated in the most caring and supportive way by all members of staff in the Cancer Services Unit at Milton Keynes Hospital.

These include the oncologist, the oncology nurses, the colorectal nurses and the Macmillan staff.
It’s difficult to put into words how a diagnosis such as this can make you feel…it is very daunting. However, I’m made to feel at ease by the oncology nurses during my fortnightly visit for chemotherapy. They laugh, they joke, they comfort and generally make you feel at ease.

This led me to nominate Milton Keynes Hospital Charity as the Redway Runners charity for 2017-18, and all the money we raise will help cancer services staff care for others that are going through tough times with cancer.”

 

Head of fundraising at Milton Keynes Hospital Charity Vanessa Holmes said: “A heartfelt thank you to Mike and everyone at the Redway Runners for choosing us as their charity this coming year. We are so excited to be working with such a committed and passionate group of people. All the money raised will help us go over and above for cancer patients, their families and the staff who treat them at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Thank you!”

 

Redway Runners are an inclusive running club in Milton Keynes. For more information about Redway Runners, please visit www.redwayrunners.com For more information about MK Hospital Charity, email fundraising@mkuh.nhs.uk  or call 01908 996220.

Press Charity of the Year May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Martin Lawrence. Mike Webber pictured forth along from right hand side, bottom line, holding MKHC T-shirt.

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Redway Runners AGM – May 2017

Redway Runners Annual General Meeting was held on 2 May 2017 from 19:30 to 21:00, upstairs at David Lloyd

 

To view a copy of the club AGM report click here (opens in a new window as a pdf)

 

We had eight charities were nominated and paid club members at the AGM voted ‘Milton Keynes Hospital Cancer Services Department ‘ as the club charity of the year for 2017/2018.

 

 

Redway Runners @ MK marathon

The Redway Runners were out in force again this bank holiday for the  Milton Keynes marathon weekend. Over 150 Redway Runners took part in the Rocket 5k race on Sunday, equating to 10% of the field. Personal records were set by many runners on the flat course from the centre of Milton Keynes to the MK Dons Stadium. Over 200 Redway Runners took part in the half marathon and marathon on Monday which ended in Stadium MK.

 

Seven me2017-05-01-PHOTO-00000007mbers completed their first marathon after a year being mentored on the Zero to Hero programme. The group has worked up to the marathon distance together with the support of the running club and their dedicated mentors. Sean O’Leary  (mentoring Jo Fewings) and Niam Hani among other mentors have been with their mentees every step of the way and a strong bond has developed across the group They were joined by many other members experiencing the marathon distance for the first time.

 

 

 

Redway Runners is an inclusive running club based in Milton Keynes, with over 1000 members and sessions every day of the week. The club runs the Zero to Hero programme yearly and encourages both new runners and potential mentors alike to get involved. For more information about the club, visit www.redwayrunners.com.

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