Redway Runners

Everything Christmas & New Year at Redway Runners 2018

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

Christmas exclusive meal at the Brasserie

Extra club Christmas meal at the Brasserie at MK College on Tuesday 21 November, more info click here – FULLY BOOKED

Club Christmas Party

This years club Christmas meal is on Friday 1 December with disco till late, all the info click here

Club Christmas raffle

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 22 December 2018, 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, all orders subject to availability. Club store click here

Donations for MK Foodbank

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:

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



Extra Redway Runners XMas meal

We again have an extra Christmas evening at the Brasserie at Milton Keynes College for paid Redway Runners and one guest. This is always a popular evening so book early

The Brasserie at MK College has been reserved for Redway Runners for the annual exclusive preview of our Christmas menu on Wednesday 21st November. As a thank you for being our testers we offer three courses for the special Redway Runners price of just £12.00 per person.

If you would like to come please sign up by using the form below and submitting your order, see below for menu options, it is soup followed by two course for you to pick from

Payment on the day. please arrive for 7pm on the night

They look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant and bar


Christmas Charity Raffle 2018

This Christmas the club again will be holding a raffle, which will be drawn at the Club Christmas Party Dinner on Friday 14 December 2018. All profits will go to the club charity of the year. If you can help us with a prize please contact  Portia or Martin. 



Items with * next to number is with Portia – TO ARRANGE COLLECTION PLEASE CONTACT PORTIA SIMOND


Items Donated Presented by Winners Ticket number Winners Name
1 4 x Personal Training Sessions Sheila Rose Green 15 Debbie Dickinson
2* 14 Days Family Pass at David Lloyd Milton Keynes David Lloyd White 36 Juliet Thompson
3 30 minute sports massage gift voucher Everyday Performance Therapy Pink 182 Richard Doherty
4 30 minute sports massage gift voucher Everyday Performance Therapy Yellow 185 Portia Simond
5 30 minute sports massage gift voucher Everyday Performance Therapy Pink 56 Mohoney
6 30 minute sports massage vouchers with Rudi Chaplin The Treatment Lab Yellow 77 C Mohoney
7 30 minute sports massage vouchers with Rudi Chaplin The Treatment Lab Blue 84 Brett
8 Bottle of Prosecco The Caldecotte Green 36 A Stringer
9* Brown Special Edition Stanmore Speaker Marshall Amplification Yellow 32 Mel White
10 Chocolate Bouquet Tracey Blackmore Yellow 1 Frances Simond
11 Christmas Cake Enchanted Cakes – Nilaksha Patel Yellow 104 Shareen Sami
12* Coffee/Tea Machine with tea and coffee. Henry Allen Trust Blue 87 Kevin Sheppard
13 Dirt Running Black Hoodie Dirt Running Yellow 177 Fergus Simond
14 Gel Polish Voucher Nails by Paula Louvhery Yellow 136 Vicki Harris
15* Giant Dog (Soft Toy) Henry Allen Trust Yellow 121 Maria Eleanor
16 Gift Voucher Hair Masters Barbers White 82 Helen Boucher
17 Gift Voucher Hair Masters Barbers Yellow 79 C Mohoney
18 Gift Voucher Hair Masters Barbers White 9 Sarah Slovelock
19 Gift Voucher Hair Masters Barbers 346 Shiela Polner
20 Gift Voucher £20 Perfect Perfumes by Paula Pink 105 Ali Rutherford
21 Gift Voucher £25 Sapphire and Diamond Beauty Pink 92 Rob
22* Gift Voucher Dinner for 4 people The Caldecotte Yellow 95 Steve Quinnell
23 Half/Full MK Marathon place (contact Martin Lawrence) MK Marathon Weekend Yellow 129 Sarah Loftus
24 Half/Full MK Marathon place (contact Martin Lawrence) MK Marathon Weekend Yellow 85 Jess Wesley
25 Magazine Pack Like the Wind – Simon Freeman White 60 Nigel Sheppard
26 Meal Platter Voucher Nando’s (Xscape) only Pink 178 Richard Doherty
27 Mens Haircut Illuminate Barber Pink 153 Sarah Lawerence
28 Mountain Bike – Ridgeback Mx3 Brett Burge Burgess Green 63 Sam Bates
29* One Place In Any Race 2019 Go Beyond Ultra Green 80 No Name (contact Portia Simond)
30 One PT Session with Paulina Pro PT White 19 Hannah Connelly
31* One voucher for one hour us of the spa facilities (hydro pool, sauna and stream) Grafton Spa and Wellness Yellow 107 Andy Hully
32 One Year Magazine Subscription Like the Wind – Simon Freeman White 170 Julie Martin
33 Platinum Marathon package Body Limits Yellow 72 Mick Bates
34 Red Bull Racing (T-Shirt, Cap, Car and Lanyard) Red Bull Green 18 Nevill Rowell
35 Rocket 5k place (contact Martin Lawrence) MK Marathon Weekend Yellow 165 Sam Hardy
36 Rocket 5k place (contact Martin Lawrence) MK Marathon Weekend Pink 64 Jen Bates
37* Running Belt, Light Up Slap Band & Set of Trainer Clips iRUN Yellow 84 Jess Wesley
38 Running Belt, Light Up Slap Band & Set of Trainer Clips iRUN Yellow 75 Frances Simond
39* Seven Days of UNLIMITED Sessions FITMK Yellow 83 Jess Wesley
40 Signed Lewis Hamilton 1:2 Scale Helmet 2015 Simon Forester White 174 Glen M
41* Signed Run Like Duck Book Mark Atkinson Yellow 120 Fay Chester
42 Stationary and Flask Goody Bag. Mercedes-Benz White 71 Wendy
43 Gym Bag Club Shop Pink 165 Katie Tucker
44 Train Free for January Voucher – PT Inspiring Health Solutions Gareth Snelson Pink 130 Annette Smyth
45* Vivian Cherulyot actual drinks bottle Winner of ladies race 2018 London Marathon Laura Beechey White 37 Juliet Thompson
46* Voucher for Cut and Blow-dry Colour Lounge Yellow 158 Michelle Amesbury
47* Punch Yellow 53 Louise Kelly
48* £10 Voucher Beauty Gallery Yellow 148 Theresa Stock






Questions, Questions

We get a lot of common questions to the club so thought would try to answer some (and save a few mails/messages/texts etc etc) – any other questions post below and we will try to reply
** Club runs (are they on/what pace/when are they/etc)
We have all the club runs listed on the club website with details about them at:

** Club kit
All items of kit can be ordered at our on-line shop on the club web site under ‘store’. they take 21 days once ordered and when ready the store will contact you direct to arrange pick up (the store is in Newport Pagnell)

** Membership Cards
You can find this on your Redway Runners profile, so sign in and at the top of the page with a link to ‘membership card’

** I have changed by details
If you change address, name, e-mail address please log in to update.

** What is the link to log in to my profile
Link to the member login page:

** When will the next beginners groups start
We hope to start more in September 2019, they will be announced on the club Facebook and in the club weekly mail, so best to register for that (see question)

** Not getting/want to get info on club
You can register for our weekly newsletter at:

** Can I stop the weekly club newsletter?
If you want to unsubscribe from our mail, just click un-subscribe at the bottom of the weekly club mail.

** Facebook page
We have a Facebook page please ‘like’ it and watch for news stories or post anything that is of interest to other runners at

** Twitter
Follow us at Twitter on; @redwayrunners

** Redway Runners on Strava
You can join Redway Runners Strava group, users need to search under ‘clubs’ (on the ‘explore’ tab) when you find ‘Redway Runners’ click join, you should be confirmed fairly quickly

** Fetch Everyone
Fetch users pick ‘clubs’, find ‘Redway Runners’ and then join

** parkrun
From any e-mail from parkrun, select ‘manage my profile’ then you can update your club to ‘Redway Runners’ and save.

** Garmin Connect
Groups and Find Group

** Are you racing? / I do not appear in the list of those taking part in a race
We do have a page on our web-site ‘who’s racing where’ (under the ‘events’ tab) so if you have entered any events let Simon know at: and you can be added to the list.

** Non David Lloyd Members
For runs from David Lloyd and you are not a David Lloyd member please do not park in the car park, some parking along the road and at the end of the road. Also pay and display car park opposite Gulliver’s land and Willen. A free car park across the canal at the Cricket Pavilion

Club Trip Lisbon

October 2018 saw the second club overseas trip of the year out to Lisbon for the half marathon or the 8.5k

Due to overnight storms of over 100mph, the race start was changed from being on the bridge and start moved back an hour.

The runners were not to inconvenienced by the bad weather, apart from a shower on the way to the bar the night before and later the door to the bar kept blowing open in the high winds

Another great trip, next year’s trips are to Cyprus in March and Tallinn in September, come and join the fun

Results at:

Nice event video at:

Redway Runners Jen represents England

Last weekend Jen Sangster from the club run in the Chester marathon for England, we asked for her story:

This weekend, in Chester, I had the huge honour of qualifying to run for England in the Marathon Age Group Masters for the second time. But this year was different. I really wasn’t ready. After an awful year of numerous personal struggles and losing my job, I hadn’t put the training in and I wasn’t in the right frame of mind. It was taking a lot of mental strength and talking to myself to get to this start line. But I had to be honest with myself, I knew I could do it, it wouldn’t be my best performance but I wanted to do it feeling good and feeling strong. So I gathered myself together and went and did this one for myself.

So there I was lining up right in the middle of the paddocks at Chester racecourse with everyone in their red and white kit… shaking with cold as it was 4 degrees! Well, the heat wasn’t going to get me in this marathon!

Andy and the boys were there to see me off and meet me a few miles later in the city centre and then I was on my own running through the countryside. I met up with another England runner, Jayne and we ran for ages just chatting about absolutely anything and everything! Before I knew it, 18 miles had gone by. Wow!

The rest of the run I was on my own as Jayne sped up and I purposely slowed a little. I was feeling great and I wanted to keep it that way. I was thinking of everyone’s lovely messages on Facebook from the night before – “Come on Stealth” you’re doing this.

The hills that got me last year felt like little slopes, and the hard sapping finish on the grass was amazingly different this time as I encouraged another runner to run the last bit with me. I saw my boys and Andy at the side and I ran over, gave Luke a huge high five and promptly knocked his big foam ‘high five hand’ onto the race track! Oooopppsss!

Then it was the sprint finish and big smiles. I’d done it – 3.13 (only 10 mins slower than last year when I got my PB) 13th in my age group and 4th in my age group from the England Masters entrants.

I remember writing about the lessons I learnt last year, that every run is different and that’s what makes running such a special sport. You are constantly learning about yourself. This year, I also realised how important mental attitude and training the brain really are. Believing in yourself, being honest with yourself and you’ll succeed at anything you do.

2,000 Redway Runner members

Major Milestone
Yes Redway Runners have hit a major milestone, we now have over 2,000 members, who would have thought that!!

Club Trip – Tallinn

We are pleased to announce the second Redway Runners overseas trip of 2019 will be to Tallinnn in Estonia for the races and in 2018 they had a 5K, 10K, half and full marathon – so hopefully something for everyone

All the details are at:

It is not long now till the October 2018 trip to Lisbon in Portugal half marathon then still time to book the Cyprus Marathon or half in March 2019, details of all trips at: