Club trip – Cyprus March 2019

Well as another club overseas trip, the 18th, comes to an end maybe time to reflect on the Redway Runners time in Paphos for some sun, sea, food, beers and even some running!

The Friday saw the 5K wine run and think we all had visions of running in the sun around a winery, passing through the vines, then sitting in a big grassy area drinking wine and more wine, well the reality was slightly different as we boarded the coaches early in the morning with the temperature gauge showing 16 degrees, but as the coach went into the hill and the mist it went down, down and down further settling at a chilly 10 degrees and driving rain. But the rain stopped for the run and this was all along roads around the area, not what had imagined but still a good morning and plenty of fun Special mention to James who was second home and Katie first lady and got the magnum of wine.

Sunday was big race day for the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon with a marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K we had Redway Runners taking part in each of the races and arriving at the start of the race it was like any local event with green club tops everywhere. The half marathon course was an out and back route along the main carriageways around Paphos, but good to spot lots of Redway Runners on the out and backs.

After the event, many Redway Runners seemed to enjoy the free beer and watched the awards being presented in the sun.

Team Redway Runners came second in the Marathon team event and third in the half marathon team event. Special mention for Redway Runners winning awards with Abi Gooch coming in as first lady in the marathon in her second home town and in front of a very proud mum. Katie Tucker was third in the women’s half marathon race. Sarah King and Sadie Hursey bought home age category awards – well done to all of them.

Often these runs are about the personal stories and with so many running must have been many, but well done to James Down who was first Redway Runner home in the half in just over 90 minutes, but before the run had done a little 7 mile run, then there was Amy Croker who completed her first half marathon, not a bad place to start and it was great to see Stephen Boothby back doing a half marathon after his bike accident last year – welcome back.

But club trips are about more than just running, it is about meeting new friends and great to catch up with Gosport runners and the Romania runners who joined Redway Runners runs last summer. The Robin Hood bar probably needs a mention – not sure too many of us remember the evenings spent there.

Thanks also to Katie for recommending Cyprus for this year’s club trip and putting on some extra sessions for Redway Runners to attend with core sessions and talks.

A lot of people have been already asking about the next club trips, we already have details for the September 2019 trip to Tallin in Estonia and for 2020 following several requests and recommendations we are looking at Malta, but more details to follow as soon as we have them.

Team Green – Redway Runners at home and abroad

Team shot - Cyprus

Team shot – Cyprus

Abi Gooch - first lady at the event

Abi Gooch – first lady at the event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local running club Redway Runners saw a record number of its members take part in the popular MK Festival of Running (17 March 2019) which attracts thousands of people to the city.

Just under 450 club members took part in all four distances meaning their green kits were very well represented along the course. Runners ran in some rather windy conditions in some places including the incline at Campbell Park.

The club saw 170 of its members take part in the classic distance of 10k, which was closely followed by the half marathon and the ever popular 20 miler.

The weekend of the 16 March also marked the club’s 18th overseas trip to Paphos, Cyprus. With a packed programme of a 5k wine run and running amazing views of traditional roads and mountains. The reward at the end of the race – of course, a bottle of wine!

The main runs abroad included a 5K, 10K, half and full marathon and Redway Runners won the overall team prize.

  • Abi Gooch was first lady at the Cyprus event
  • Katie Tucker coming third for the half marathon
  • Sadie Hursley and Sarah King age category winners
  • And a special mention to Steve Boothby for running his first ever half marathon since a serious biking accident.

Martin Lawrence, Redway Runners Chair said of the weekend’s successes: “There were some fantastic performances both home and abroad with a sea of green to be seen all round. It was great to see club members travel to our 18th overseas trip and a great win for Abi Gooch in the ladies race at this international event showcasing the Redway Runners.”

“A great weekend for the club with so many successes and one we can be proud of and look forward to the rest of the year’s events,” added Martin.

ENDS

For more information visit the club website:  www.redwayrunners.com

Club AGM 2018/2019

Redway Runners AGM will take place on Wednesday 1st May at 7.45pm upstairs at David Lloyd.

 

All members are invited to attend and will be able to vote on the Club Charity of the Year for 2019/2020 and to elect the club committee

Free Special Training night at the track

Pleased to let you know that we have a free Movement Skills and Drills night at the Track at Stantonbury just for Redway Runners on Wednesday 27 March from 6.30pm to 8.30pm with a special guest coach from England Athletics
So come and put your coordination skills to the test in this practical and fun session designed to support endurance runners of ALL abilities, (see poster for more information)
Places are first come, first served. Priority will be given to current run leaders and possible future run leaders. There is a maximum of 30 spaces available.
To register your interest, please contact Amy Frith (Club Support Manager): afrith@englandathletics.org
Please note that this session will be held on the track and in the club house, and the time on the track is not our normal session time
Note;
On this night the under 16s are still on the track 6.30 to 7.30pm
We will not be having a 6.30 to 7.30pm track session on the 27 March