Redway Runners Farm Run

We held the first Redway Runners Farm Run at Canons Ashby farm on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August 2018
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All spoke to seemed to have great run. Thanks to the farm for hosting us, the MK Casino for the Goody bags and LightUpU for the spot prizes.

Special thanks to the volunteers you were fab

For more info click here

Some photos on Facebook click here

Under 16’s extended

We are pleased to announce that following the success of the first stage in the U16s Pilot, we are now taking on 24 more under 16’s beginners.

ANY child aged between 10 & 16 years will be welcome to come and try for 2 weeks of our Beginner sessions before having the option to join Redway Runners

For more information of under 16’s with Redway runners see:
http://www.redwayrunners.com/under-16s-at-redway-runners/

To register to participate contact Doug at douglas.yabsley@googlemail.com

Prison Run

On Sunday, 19 August in place of the usual club runs we held our first Redway Runners Great Escape from Woodhill Prison

We had a fantastic 95 trying something new, which included our 11 guards patrolling the redways of Milton Keynes

The winner is based on “as the crow flies” – so a straight line – some teams would have done better had they thought about this!

We have a winner…a “provisional” top 3 no less….

  • In first place was Team 2 of Spades, led by Richard Minney! They made it all the way to the MK Library, a straight-line distance of 4.56k!
  • In a very close second was Nigel Sheppards Team 2 of Clubs who got to The Old Swan in Bletchley – 4.41k! Well done Nigel, Leigh, Karen and Juliet. So close.
  • And in third was Mikey and Mel who made it 4.11k to the Concrete Cows! Great effort.

Goody bags await our winning escapees (Richard, Surinder and Mark), so collect from Martin next time see me

Massive thanks to all that helped put this event on with the guards, all sorted by Steve and Sophie and to Simon N for all the mapping skills in judge, jury and executioner

 

 

 

5 Lakes Marathon Challenge 2018

From Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 saw the first of The 5 Lakes 5 Evenings Marathon Challenge, led by the clubs Kevin Shepherd.

 

The challenge that we would run 5 evenings around some of the beautiful lakes of MK with the total distance run over the week at least a marathon distance. Aimed primarily at Step Up standard the event was open to any Redway Runners members. With loop backs meant that each person could run to their pace and distance but knowing they would achieve at lest a marathon over the week.

 

Monday evening saw 51 people run from the Furzton pub around the lake and off to the river. Taking in cycle route 51 we covered 7.1k. A really hot sunny evening with the gauge showing 34 degrees centigrade on the journey to the run.

 

Our 2nd run we joined the Explorer group for 8k around The Blue Lagoon lake area. 66 of us again a very warm evening but there was plenty of shade.

 

Wednesday we transformed Woughton Wednesday from Woughton Leisure Centre for 9k around Teardrops and Lodge Lakes. 56 people ran a lovely route that takes in parts of the MK Marathon route. Somehow we managed to miss the downpour of rain.

 

Day 4, 49 of us ran 9k from Caldecotte Lake to Ashland and Mount Farm Lakes. Another beautiful scenic route showing how amazing MK is.

 

Friday night we were joined by the Friday social group and for the grand finale we left Willen lake, ran down the river to Broughton Lake across to the Ouzel river and back up to Willen lake. That was 49 people covering 9.1k.

 

The 5 runs total 42.2km. With the loop backs the distances actually achieved were much higher. Several of the runners graduated from recent Beginners Groups and just shows what can be achieved. There were some sore tired legs (including mine) at the end of the week and we celebrated in the Lakeside pub at Willen Lake Friday evening.

 

28 people completed at least a marathon over the week. So the Class of 2018 that completed the marathon challenge are……

Grant ‘Ron’ Mugford, Karen Smith, Susannah Quinn, Sally Green, Jo Fenton, Jacqueline Moore, Jemma Roughley, Leyla Currie, Sally Simmonds, David Betts, Tony Welsh, Steve John Candlin, Carol downs, Alistair Devenish, Kate Sheard, Sophia burgess, Phill Poyner, ali Smitt, Denise Clayden, Karen Fleming, Jonathan Fielden, Sean Butler, Victoria Pepperrell, Carol Glover, Darren Thomas, Julie Thomas, Catherine While, Jon Hunt.

 

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!!!! .

 

We had lots of people that did 1 or a couple of runs. Too many to mention but thank you for being so supportive.

 

Thank you also to the super tail runners Lorraine Devereux, Helen Whalley, Debbie Dickinson and Steve Morris.

 

Also a big thank you to the runners who managed road crossings. Everyone was really supportive of each other. We had a big variation of abilities and the encouragement given amongst the group was amazing. Thank you for being such a great group.

 

An amazing effort by you all. Thank you for making it a really enjoyable week. See you soon and here’s to 2019. Will definitely be doing the event again next year.

New Beginners groups starting

We are pleased to announce Redway Runners are starting our next free beginners’ groups in September 2018 and we have seven (yes 7) courses starting.

They will be working towards doing the free Milton Keynes 5K parkrun at Willen Lake on Saturday 24 November 2018 at 9:00am.  If you want a place you need to act quickly as all these courses have limited spaces.

This time we again have an extended course, we have a Saturday morning course, also daytime morning and most weekday evenings (except Friday), we have courses from David Lloyd at Newlands, Mercedes at Tongwell, Woughton Leisure Centre at Woughton and Tattenhoe Sports Pavilion so plenty of choice depending on your location.

Ideal for those wanting to start running or get back to running.

All the details and how to book are at:

http://www.redwayrunners.com/train/beginners/

Please do pass on this information to anyone who may be interested.

Charity of the Year 2017/18 Cheque Presentation

Representatives from Redway Runners presented Milton Keynes Hospital Charity- Cancer Services Department with a cheque for the money raised by Redway Runners in 2017/18 at the annual Beat the Barge running event on Saturday 4th August.

£12,293.10 was presented to Charlotte Jelley of MKHC by Mike Webber, with the helping hands of Martin Lawrence (Chairman) and Jonathan Clements (event manager and Redway Runner).

Mike Webber said ‘So proud to have handed over a cheque to my nominated charity, Milton Keynes Hospital Charity – Cancer Services Department, for over £12,000 on behalf of my fantastic running club, Redway Runners. Thank you to each and every member at the club who helped to raise such an astounding amount. Hopefully it will help to improve an already fantastic service provided by the Cancer Services Department and help local people in a similar position to me, who depend on the service.’

The money was raised throughout the year by club members with activities such as a virtual run, Christmas raffle and the Furzton Relay. In addition, several club members raised further money for MKHC by completing running events and challenges.

Over the six years that the club has had a Charity of the Year, their runners have raised over £35,000 for local charities.

Redway Runners are an inclusive running club with runs daily across Milton Keynes. For more information on joining the club, visit www.redwayrunners.com.

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With a different runs each day and at lots of different times, there’s something for everyone. Find out more.

Photo: L-R Mike Webber, Jonathan Clements, Martin Lawrence, Charlotte Jelley

P.S. Spot the mistake on cheque!