What is the cost of membership?
Membership is only £5 to the 31 March you will also be eligible for discounts in local running shops, ie Up and Running and Sweatshop – see ‘club discounts’ under ‘Join‘ tab for full list
The club operate as a low cost running club, for the benefit of members. Members must be 10 and over.
You do not need to be a member of David Lloyd to join.
How do I join?
You can join on-line for more info go to the ‘Join‘ tab
I am already a member of a running club?
That is fine, joining is still available at £5.
Who is the committee?
We have a committee for the club that consists of: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, On-Line activity, Social and recruitment, Run Lead Co-ordinator and Welfare. (Details on the Contact Us page.)
What is the relationship with David Lloyd?
David Lloyd is supporting the club in a number of small ways.
Members of the running club who are not members of David Lloyd are not able to use the facilities including the car park, however if you want to join David Lloyd do talk to a member of the committee.
What is the club colours and is there club clothing?
Yes, official colours are green top and black shorts.
Club kit is also available to purchase see club store.
Can I print ‘Redway Runners’ on my kit?
The club has built up a powerful club identity and want to protect it going forward and maintain standards.
A good way to think of this is you would not expect a football team to come onto the pitch with an outfield player in a different colour. The club name and colours are important to our club. Companies and events (even the parkrun) do not allow their name/logo to be used without authorisation.
‘Redway Runners’ are registered with England Athletics with club colours of green tees and black shorts. When picking this colour we had to ensure that the colour did not clash with other club colours locally or within the region otherwise our application could be rejected.
The name ‘Redway Runners’ is registered with England Athletics, the Association of Running Clubs and Run Britain.
The rules on club clothing are included in the England Athlectics handbook not least including rule 17. It should be noted that if you race in an un-official club kit then you can be disqualified from a race and your result removed.
Being pictured in an incorrect top the club could receive complaints and possibly club sanctions, not least we miss the opportunity for publicity for the club.
Therefore, the only tops that should be worn with ‘Redway Runners’ on them are those provided free when joining (out of stock of all sizes at present) or those purchased through the club (which are in the club authorised green colour – with the correct green shade).
If you want to have ‘Redway Runners’ printed onto any kit then you must first put in a request to the club secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) in writing who will respond in writing.
We are very keen for runners to run in the club kit and hope you agree the prices are very reasonable, order form on the club web site under ‘shop’.
What are the benefits of joining?
- Running with the timetabled sessions
- Discounts at stores
- Reduced race entries to some events
- Weekly newsletter
- Special ‘exclusive’ events
Does the club help charities?
The club has a charity of the year and till the 31 March 2013 that is Social Eyes in Milton Keynes to the 31 March 2014 was Willen Hospice to 31 March 2015, Harry’s Rainbow Charitable Trust to 31 March 2016, Bravery Boxes, to 31 March 2017 The Hemophilia Society and to the 31 March 2018 MK Hospital Cancer services department and to 31 March 2019 Henry Allen Trust. Clubs charity of the year is voted on by members at the AGM.
We also do a number of other things as well, with a collection for the MK Food Bank in December.
We supply many marshals to local events like the MK Marathon, Race for Life and encourage our members to volunteer at the free 5k parkruns
How does the club choose the club Charity of the year?
How does the club ballot for club London Marathon places work?