Beginners Group

Redway Runners hold regular FREE beginners running courses – this page has all the details of any upcoming courses.

With 2017 being the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes a perfect time to take up a new challenge and make it a double celebration with the year you get into running.

If you are thinking of signing up – have a look at some personal stories from our runners, click here and the press release for the group that graduated at the MK parkrun in July 2017 click here This could be you, so do not delay and sign up now

Next Courses

We also have some Beginners groups sample sessions to come and try, for details of these are on this page click here

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Beginners Saturday morning course with Steve (no 55) COURSE FULL
Saturday mornings from the car park by the canal in Campbell Park near the cricket pavilion (week one David Lloyd reception, Milton Keynes) – Saturday’s at 10:00 starts 9 September 2017 First week 10:00
Graduating at the free MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 11 November 2017 (starts 9:00)
To book click here or paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redway-runners-beginners-course-no-55-tickets-36119936703)- we have limit of 50 for this course

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Beginners Monday morning course with Steph (no 56)
Monday mornings from David Lloyd reception (week one David Lloyd reception, Milton Keynes) – Mondays at 10:00 starts 11 September 2017 First week 09:45
Graduating at the free MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 11 November 2017 (starts 9:00)
To book click here or paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redway-runners-beginners-course-no-56-registration-36117514458)- we have limit of 50 for this course

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Beginners Monday evening course with Sophie (no 57)
Monday evenings from Mercedes (Mercedes-Benz Training Centre, Delaware Drive, Tongwell, MK15 8BA) – Mondays at 19:00 starts 11 September 2017 First week 18:45
Graduating at the free MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 11 November 2017 (starts 9:00)
To book click here or paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redway-runners-beginners-course-no-57-registration-36119633797)- we have limit of 50 for this course

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Beginners Tuesday evening course with Ros (no 58) COURSE FULL
Tuesday evenings from the barriers to David Lloyd (week one David Lloyd reception, Milton Keynes) – Tuesdays at 18:00 starts 12 September 2017 First week 17:45
Graduating at the free MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 11 November 2017 (starts 9:00)
To book click here or paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redway-runners-beginners-course-no-58-tickets-36119185456)- we have limit of 50 for this course

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Beginners Wednesday evening course with MK Hospital with Annette (no 59)
Wednesday evenings from the Milton Keynes University Hospital (week one meet just inside the new Main Entrance) – Wednesdays at 18:00 starts 13 September 2017 First week 17:45
Graduating at the free MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 11 November 2017 (starts 9:00)
This course will include MK Hospital staff for details contact Claire Hobbs, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, Staff Health and Wellbeing Department by e-mail to Claire.Hobbs@mkuh.nhs.uk, but also open to all to book click here or paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redway-runners-beginners-course-no-59-tickets-36118706022)- we have limit of 50 for this course

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Beginners Wednesday evening course with Natalie (no 60)
Wednesday evenings from the car park by the canal in Campbell Park near the cricket pavilion (week one David Lloyd reception, Milton Keynes) – Wednesdays at 19:00 starts 13 September 2017 First week 18:45
Graduating at the free MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 11 November 2017 (starts 9:00)
To book click here or paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redway-runners-beginners-course-no-60-tickets-36118280750)- we have limit of 50 for this course

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Beginners Thursday mid-day course with Mike (no 61)
Thursday lunchtime from the David Lloyd reception (week one David Lloyd reception, Milton Keynes) – Thursdays at 13:00 starts 14 September 2017 First week 12:45
Graduating at the free MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 11 November 2017 (starts 9:00)
To book click here or paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redway-runners-beginners-course-no-61-tickets-36120151345)- we have limit of 50 for this course

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Beginners Thursday evening course with Carol (no 62)
Thursday evenings from the car park by the canal in Campbell Park near the cricket pavilion (week one David Lloyd reception, Milton Keynes) – Thursdays at 18:00 starts 14 September 2017 First week 17:45
Graduating at the free MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 11 November 2017 (starts 9:00)
To book click here or paste this link into your browser (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/redway-runners-beginners-course-no-62-tickets-36120329879)- we have limit of 50 for this course

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Courses in progress

None at present

To book click the link under each course, if you have any questions send Annette a mail (with your full name) and course number you want, we will get back to you as soon as possible beginners@redwayrunners.com

Tell me more

These are 8 to 10 week courses, that you need to commit to (including sessions with either our Wednesday morning (9:30) social run or Monday evening (19:00) Step Up group, depending if evening or daytime beginners group) and undertaking the free Milton Keynes 5km parkrun for the final graduation run.

Can under 16′s take part?
Redway Runners are an adult running club, however, under 16′s can attend as long as at all times they are with a parent/guardian, also please let the run lead know you are both running together at the start of the session

I want to register two places on the course?
Both people need to register in their own name, so we know who we have on our courses

I would like to attend two courses, should I register for both?
Just register for the course that you will attend on for the first time, then we usually suggest that the other courses are available for homework sessions so you can get more than one run a week

I cannot attend the first week, can I still take part?
It is always best to attend the first week as we cover a lot of general information about the course, but if you really can not attend the first session still register for the first session, then come along week two and make sure you introduce yourself to the run leader before the start of the run

Have they been held before?
The first beginners course hosted by Redway Runners began on 21 Feb 2012. There have been many courses since then, hosted by a number of our run leads and on a range of different days, both during the daytime, weekends and in the evenings.

Who is it for?
The course is aimed for those who haven’t run before or haven’t run for a while.

How far should I be able to run at the start of the course?
You don’t need to be able to run at all before the course and it is suitable for almost anyone. You will work at your own pace and build up very gradually. Please note that there should be no medical reason which would make running dangerous for you and if in doubt please ask your GP before attending.

What will be involved?
Everyone can run at their own pace, starting off with a warm up and then moving into a mixture of running and walking that will build up over the course.

Where is David Lloyd?
It is Livingstone Drive, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DL.

How far will I have to run?
The sessions are usually measured over time rather than distance and the run/walk intervals build up following a plan to prepare you for the 5km parkrun at the end!

How long will it last?
The course will last around 10 weeks, and about an hour each week, To get the most out of this course, you need to be able to set aside a couple more 1-hour sessions per week, but hopefully the running bug will last a lifetime!!

How much?
It is free.

What do I need?
A pair of running trainers, some comfortable trousers, a drink and a stopwatch if you have one. If the weather is bad you will need appropriate clothing to keep you warm/dry.
For courses taking place in the evenings during October to February, you are strongly advised to have small torch or head torch.

At the end what can I hope for?
Hopefully you will be able to complete the free Milton Keynes 5km parkrun that is held on a Saturday morning (at 9am by Willen Lake) more details on this and to register click here Remember to put your club as ‘Redway Runners’.

How do I book?
Use link under the course information and this takes you to our on-line event to complete registration.
Any general information about the club please use the ‘contact us’ tab on the main menu

Anything else I should be aware?
You should have a look at our runners guidelines and what happens on our runs for some general information, click here.