Common questions to Redway Runners

We get lot of questions about the club and thought would try to answer some of the common ones:

 

Can I try a session before I join?

Yes, just come along, say hi to the run lead at the start of the run and they will have a short form to complete, hopefully you will enjoy and decide to join.

 

When are the runs?

They are all listed on our web site under ‘training’ and ‘Weekly runs’ at:

http://www.redwayrunners.com/weekly-runs/

 

Where is the Sunday run?

These are all listed on the club web site at;

http://www.redwayrunners.com/sunday-runs/

 

How do I order club kit?

This is all on the club web site under ‘store‘, once you have placed an order they take about 15 working days to be ready but if you want it for a specific event order as early as possible

 

Can I purchase kit if I have not joined?

Club kit is for club members

 

I have a personal issue that want to resolve?

If you have any concerns then please speak to the run lead first or to club chair, Martin Lawrence, if you cannot resolve it we have a club welfare office with Rena feel free to get in touch with her

 

What benefits does having England Athletics affiliation add?

We have put information on this (see table near bottom of page) at:

http://www.redwayrunners.com/join/uka-affiliation/

 

Can I add England Athletics affiliation to my membership?

Yes complete an application form which has option, ‘Add England Athletics’ and let us have it with the England Athletics fee

 

What are the dates of track sessions?

We usually have them on the last Wednesday of the month, but we also have extra sessions, they are all listed under ‘events‘ tab on the club web site.

 

I want to help with the club?

That would be great if you want to help on club runs let either Michelle or Martin know, if you want to help at events then let Martin or Stephen know

 

I have an idea for the club?

We like ideas and welcome proposals, especially if you are able to drive delivery of the idea

 

Does the club have a venue to meet?

No we do not, but are often looking for somewhere that we could host events, like socials, talks etc, if you can help get in touch

 

I want to register as a Redway Runner what can I do?

You can register Redway Runners as your club on a number of on-line sites

STRAVA
Strava users need to search under ‘clubs’ (on the ‘explore’ tab) when you find ‘Redway Runners’ click join, you should be confirmed fairly quickly

FETCH EVERYONE
Fetch users pick ‘clubs’, find ‘Redway Runners’ and then join

parkrun
From any e-mail from parkrun, select ‘manage my profile’ then you can update your club to ‘Redway Runners’ and save.

Garmin Connect
Groups and Find Group

 

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Marathon Training 2018

Starting to get some questions about the club marathon training plans for spring 2018 marathons (including London and Milton Keynes Marathons)

Marathon Training runs
The club will again be running our popular Marathon training runs on Sunday mornings at 9am, from early in January they will start with 1 hour and 20 minutes of running, and increase by 10 minutes each week going up to somewhere between 2 hours and 45 minutes and 3 hours, most weeks on these runs we will have a earlier drop out at an hour as well – so if you are doing a marathon or have a spring half or just want a long run then you know where to be at 9am on a Sunday morning – full details of start places will be confirmed soon.

Marathon Clinic
Again in January or February we will be having a marathon clinic, working with the MK Marathon team – details to be confirmed soon – this will be an evening with a top speaker, and plenty of tips and information – not to be missed.

Milton Keynes Marathon
For club members remember we have a discount code for paid members for the events over the weekend, see ‘Race Discounts’ section of the club weekly mail, may be worth entering soon as price increase 10 October

London Marathon Coach
Again for the London Marathon we will be doing a club coach down to the event – to take away some of the stress from the day – when we have details will confirm

Bit less to worry about for your marathon with the green team – if only we could run it for you!

Club tops on Holiday

We asked on Facebook for pictures of the club tops on holiday this summer and Tim has created an album of them on Flickr, you can have a look at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/redwayrunners/sets/72157686332689114/

 

 

Redway Runners at the Tour of Milton Keynes 2017

Sunday 3 September saw the Tour of Milton Keynes starting with 6 races on six days – racing every day can be a new challenge

Day one Day 1 Tattenhoesaw a 11K race on the Redways around Tattenhoe Park with 28 Redway Runners taking part

 

 

 

 
Day 2 start Day two and on the menu it was a nearly 5 mile cross country race at Potterpury. The race included crossing 5 water features along with woods, and fields.

 

 

 

 

 

Day thrDay 3 trackee and it is the Track mile at Stantonbury track, all of the tourists went off in 6 races during the evening and some exciting battles fought which create a great spectacle, a seventh race took place was then held for those doing just this race, Genci made his first appearance of the week and put in an amazing time of 5 minutes 5 seconds

 

 

 

Day 4 Campbell Park Day four and it is the billed 5 mile hill from Campbell Park, it is about 4.4 miles, the good news is it is twice down hill in Campbell Park from the Beacon, but the bad news is what goes down…… Also along for the race was the club 640 group, good to see them (well briefly at the start). Results showing 40 Redway Runners.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5 BrickhillDay five, Thursday with a just over 2 mile race around Brickhill woods for the penultimate race of the tour – results show 34 Redway Runners took part

 

 

 

 

 

 

DaDay 6 Woughtony Six, Friday was the final day of the tour and we were treated to a 6.4 mile race from Woughton up the river to Willen lake, round both lakes and back along the river to the finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the last race runners traditionally run in the converted and well earned Tour tee shirt. Afterwards is the presentation of the awards and we had three awards again for Redway Runners that went to:

  • First Male – Andrew Dodds
  • First Female – Jen Sangster
  • Most improved – Rudi Chaplin

We had 32 Redway Runners completing the full Tour this year, well done to all our winners the presentation is followed by a celebratory drink or two and the post tour buffet supplied this year by our own ‘Eat with Spencer’ and very good it was to.

Well done to all that took part and if you are looking for a challenge an event to look out for in 2018

Finally thanks to Marshals Milton Keynes for a great event and especially Andrew and his team for all the work putting on the event, Andrew said ‘ Hi Redway Runners, can I say a huge thank you for your active participation in this years Tour of MK. This event has now become a MK running event, rather than simply an MMKAC event with a few guest runners. The attendance of Redway Runners was amazing this year, many of you fed back on how much you enjoyed the races (in a weird way) and are looking forward to next years event. My aim is to have a Tour that is full of runners from all of our local clubs, is sociable, fun,inclusive, informal yet still competitive…and I think this has been achieved. Thanks again for your support, well done to everyone that ran and see you next year.’ Andrew

Results at:
https://resultsbase.net/results

Tour MK 2017