Redway Runners Festival of Running 2016

Over the weekend of 4 and 5 June we held the clubs first ever Festival of Running with 4 exclusive races for just Redway Runners members.

We held a Marathon and half Marathon on the Saturday and a 10K and half Marathon on the Sunday.

Many thanks to David ‘Foxy’ Bailey and his team of Karen and Andy from Enigma running for organising the event for the club.

Fantastic well done to Jen, Amanda, Kerry and Stephen for completing all four events that meant 18 laps of the lake and about 60 miles – awesome

Some photos from Andy C at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/inandysvision/albums/72157669311728685/page2

Results at (opens as pdf)

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2bc3375f5f18f1cf3deb1edc/files/Redway_Runners_Festival_of_Running_Full_results_June_2016_Sheet1.pdf
We hope to hold the event again next year – but we want your feedback for anything we can do to make it even better

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Redway Runners AGM – April 2016

Redway Runners Annual General Meeting was held on 3 May 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00, upstairs at David Lloyd

 

To view a copy of the club AGM report click here (opens in a new window as a pdf)

 

We had six charities were nominated and paid club members at the AGM voted ‘Haemophilia Society’ as the club charity of the year.

 

 

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New Beginners course starting

We are launching a new free evening beginners courses in May 2016. These courses are always very popular, so you do need to sign up as quickly as possible

Evening – Thursdays at 18:00 starts 19 May 2016 (first week 17:45) with Glenn and doing the Milton Keynes free 5K parkrun in July 2016

Places are limited and it is likely to fill up fast, you need to book – full details are at: http://www.redwayrunners.com/train/beginners/

Please do pass on this information with anyone interested in starting running or coming back to running

New Club Store

We have a new On-Line store to order club kit on our web site,

With the store you can now pay by card or PayPal, the order goes direct to the shop who will order the kit and arrange printing so delivery should be faster. When kit is ready then the shop will mail you to arrange collection from the shop in Newport Pagnell. We have had to increase prices slightly to cover the payment fees.

Please do remember if you are having your name added to your kit after completing payment then return to the store to complete the details of name you want printed.
Click here for new store

 

Meet new member David

Welcome to Redway Runners one of our newest club members David Forbes who last week ran the Marathon Des Sables (MdS) – the toughest footrace on earth – to raise money for mencap, www.justgiving.com/forbesmds

He finished in 214th place – well into the upper quartile and just behind the elites and way beyond his expectations. He coped with the extreme conditions better than much fitter competitors, particularly on the 52 mile double marathon.

On the final marathon stage, with the 200 elite athletes having a separate start an hour later, he emerged from the first set of sand dunes at the 3km point with only one runner who had followed him. The rest of the field started appearing at various points in the dunes behind, he said ‘It was a surreal experience having the rest of the MdS field following me for a few minutes. Even more bizarre was a few hours later as the elite athletes caught up. On a narrow section I heard a voice saying ” excusez moi”. I moved to one side to let past El Mouaziz (two times winner of the London marathon and runner up in this years MdS).

Well done David and welcome to Redway Runners

Redway Runners in the OneMK

Great piece of coverage on the club in the OneMK newspaper (6 April 2016), with the story of our 1,000th member.

Also in the on-line edition at:
http://www.onemk.co.uk/1000th-Redway-Runner-joins-Milton-Keynes/story-29055474-detail/story.html

Club winter Overseas trip

We are now able to announce that the second club overseas trip of the year will be to Ljubljana in Slovenia, with a 10K, half and marathon something for most people.

All the details are at:
http://www.redwayrunners.com/events/club-trips/

So come along get yourself booked and come and enjoy the fun

Club AGM

Notice is hereby given that Redway Runners will be holding their AGM on Tuesday 3 May from 7.30-9.00pm at David Lloyd. All paid members are welcome.

We will be electing the committee for the coming year and reporting on activities over the past year along with voting for the club charity of the year.

If you would like to stand on the committee for election then please e-mail Denise the club secretary on denise.s.browning@btinternet.com by 1 May 2016

Details of the committee are at:

http://www.redwayrunners.com/about-us/committee/

Festival of Running 2016

Sunday 6 March saw the Milton Keynes Festival of Running and a chance for club members to take part in various races with a 5K. 10K, Half Marathon and a 20 mile race

Special thanks to Jenny for leading our fantastic team at the Cross Keys – it really makes a difference when running to know you are coming up and the support you get.

Great turnout showing on the results with lot of finishers with
5K = 10
10K = 102
Half = 46
20miles = 60

So 218 Redway Runners completed events at the festival – fantastic work all

Results at:
http://www.chipresults.co.uk/

Membership Renewals

It is getting to that time of year when club membership expires (31 March). Good news is club membership fees are staying the same at just £5 for another year, UKA have increased the fee to £13.

Anyway you can renew now, the easiest way is to make payment (£5 or £18) to the club bank account:

  • Sort code 301553
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners

Then drop a mail to rr@redwayrunners.com to confirm you have paid – if any of your details have changed let us know – if however you want UKA on your membership and you have not had that previously then we will need a form.

If you want to renew by cheque then complete a form on the club web site (under join) http://www.redwayrunners.com/join/

Put the completed form and payment in an envelop and pass to Martin at a club run or post to the addressw on the form. Cheques payable to ‘Redway Runners’.

Also use link if you want to join – joining now gives you membership to the 31 March 2017