Christmas Party 2019

The Redway Runners Christmas meal is booked for Friday 6th December at David Lloyd, arrival 7pm for free drink on arrival (wine or soft drink).
Tickets as always are limited so you need to act fast.
This years price is £27.50 per person and club members can book for themself and one guest (open to those 16 and over)
The usual merriment will ensue, with a late bar and a disco.
Disco only tickets from 9.30pm are also available at £5 each and can be purchased by club members

Tickets are available through your Redway Runners LoveAdmin account now

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Everything Christmas & New Year at Redway Runners 2019

This page has all the links and information to everything Christmas at Redway Runners

Christmas and New Year Running

Click here for details of all the runs – with plenty to chose from

Club Christmas Party

This years club Christmas meal is on Friday 4 December with disco till late, all the info click here

Club Christmas raffle (TBC)

The club raffle will be drawn at the Christmas Party – all the details and list of prizes click here

Santa Saunter

We have our special Santa Saunter after parkrun at 10am om the 21 December 2019, for more info click here

Club Store at Christmas

Club store is a great place for those gift ideas for the runner in your life or just your own treat – last date for on-line orders is 30 November 2019, all orders subject to availability. Club store click here

Note, club store is closed after 20 December early 2020 for collections contact rr@redwayrunners.com to collect in that timeframe

Donations for MK Foodbank (TBC)

Each year we have alongside the club Christmas party held a donation scheme, and again this year the club will be collecting for the Milton Keynes Food Bank for those not as fortunate as most of us.

We have asked them what they need most, and they said ‘We’d be delighted to receive donations for the Food Bank from your runners. We have a commitment to deliver 480 Christmas hampers this year for nominated families and individuals – our highest ever demand. So, we will be pleased to receive:

  • festive items such as; selection packs, festive biscuits, tins of ham/ corned beef etc., Christmas puddings; and
  • our staples; long life milk, long life juice, tinned meat (hot dogs, meat balls etc.) sugar, rice pudding, tinned fruit.

So please bring items along to the club Christmas party on Friday 14 December or pass to any of the run leads who will make sure it gets to Rena and Martin, so we can take it along after the event to the food Bank. Please just make sure that items are in date.

More on the Food Bank at:
http://mkfoodbank.org.uk/

Christmas & New Year parkruns

To see information on which parkruns are operating on Christmas and New Years day, click here

 

Happy Christmas and New Year from Redway Runners

 

 

London Marathon Ballot 2019

If you receive a rejection email or letter you still have another chance in the Club ballot. First check on the club website to ensure that you are eligible to enter, if you are, forward your email or screenshot the outer wrapping of your rejection magazine (showing your name and address) and forward to Denise.s.browning@btinternet.com

Deadline is 26 November 2019 at midday

Rules at:
http://www.redwayrunners.com/club-london-marathon-ballot/

Sheryl’s first night nerves

At the start of our recent beginners groups Sheryl Arnold shared her story of starting running and the first ‘night’ worries, we thought we would share them with you

Thanks Sheryl for letting us use them

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In April, I sat just where you’re sitting. I held the same doubts, the same fears, and the same hopes as most of you probably have. I worried about being the fattest, the slowest, the accident prone one and the one who held everyone up the most.  At no point did I think I would ever enjoy running. At no point did I ever think I would be anywhere near the front, and at no point did I ever think that I would sign up for not one, but two half marathons. But I have!

 

 

In 10 weeks time, you will have your last session and Sophie will say – thought we’d take it easy tonight and only run for 1.5 – 2 miles. You will smile and say – thank god – let’s go to the pub! At no point will you even consider that just 10 weeks prior to this, you would have died or cried or even wet yourself if Sophie or Simon said – tonight we will run for 1.5-2 miles!

 

Through the amazing, support of Sophie and Simon AKA The Dream Team, and my lovely RedwayRunners friends I have made since April, I took part in the Bedford 5k and then the 10k both on Saturday! My next run is in September and is 5 miles. I also have other 10k, 5k’s and two half marathons booked in. The ONLY difference between me and you is the fact that I started my journey in April.  If I could give you any advice, it would be:

  1. Do your homework – from week 3 onwards, it will show / you will feel it if you don’t!
  2. Keep hydrated – especially the entire day you are running (my worst running session was because I had not drunk enough during the day and had no back up energy to call on)
  3. Believe in yourself – if you don’t, who will? (Running is fun – it’s a chance to get rid of the day’s annoyances and take time for yourself – why else would I choose to come here on my birthday instead of having dinner with my family?)

You’re in great hands.  Enjoy the journey you have started. Welcome to the Redway Runners family.

Club trip, Tallinn

We held our second club overseas trip of the year out to Tallinn in Estonia, this meant the trip completed the Baltic Way trio of half marathons with the previous trips to Vilnius  (Lithuania) and Riga (Latvia)
More on Baltic Way demonstration at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltic_Way

We had 13 travelling, and it did not start well with our booking mostly being Thursday to Tuesday with Wizz Air, but they managed to not inform us they changed the outbound flight to the Tuesday, resulting many having to cancel the trip or arrange different flights that involved transfers across Europe

Anyway the flights for many became difficult due to issues with trains, resulting in missed flights, flight delays, resulting in missed connections, but we all arrived eventually.

First up a number of us travelled to Helsinki for the Tokoinranta parkrun, only to discover this was cancelled late on the Friday, so a few of us did the route anyway, before catching the ferry to Tallinn

On the Saturday in Tallinn Sheila and Phil took part in the 10K.

The Sunday we had 10 running in the half marathon from the Viru Gates around the city and out to the coast. Well organised race and some great Redway Runners performances – well done all

Half results at:
http://www.championchip.ee/en/live/1226

Most coming home on Tuesday, hopefully without too much incident, still another good club trip, Malta next in March 2020, more info click here

3,000 Milestone

We have just gone through a major club milestone for the first time

We have 3,000 members of Redway Runners and we appreciate everyrun of them