Beginners Group

January beginners groups are now closed for joining them – our next courses will start after Easter 2019


The next Redway Runners beginners groups are starting in January 2019 and at the end of the course you will take part in the free Milton Keynes 5K parkrun at Willen at 9am on Saturday 30 March 2019, so do put this date in your diary for graduation

Details of the courses are below, the courses are free but you will need to be a Redway Runners member (membership is just £5).

To join, click here once you have joined, in your on-line profile, select ‘events’ then beginners course and the course you wish to attend. If you are already a member just log in to your Redway Runners account, click here and select ‘events’ then beginners course and the course you wish to attend.


The evening courses  you will need a torch (head torches are good) and flourescent clothing

Please also sign up for club information and news at:

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 click here and feedback from the group that graduated in November 2017 click here. This could be you, so do not delay and sign up now


Homework Saturday morning at 10.00
Saturday mornings from the car park by the canal in Campbell Park near the cricket pavilion – starts 26 January 2019, no need to book just come along

Homework Thursday morning at 09:30
Thursday mornings from David Lloyd entrance barriers – starts 24 January 2019, no need to book just come along

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

Tell me more

These are 9 to 12 week courses, that you need to commit to, plus doing ‘extra’sessions as homework 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 join and 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. For other runners have a look at our weekly runs, more info click here

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 can be between 9 and 12 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?
The course is free, but to take part you need to be a Redway Runners member, membership is just £5 and lasts to the 31 March

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?
If you are not a member, then click the join link above and join instantly on-line, once joined in your on-line profile click events, then select the course you wish to book.

If you are already a member, login to your Redway Runners profile and slect events and then the course you want
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.