Club UK Trip

We are now able to reveal the second UK club trip of 2016!!

It will be to the Isle of Wight in August 2016 for the Isle of Wight half marathon on Sunday 21 August, also taking in the Medina, Isle of Wight parkrun on the Saturday.

All the info is on the club web site – so why not book yourself a weekend away or even a week holiday and join us

All the info at:
http://www.redwayrunners.com/isle-of-wight-club-trip/

New Beginners courses starting

Beginners groups are starting with the club and we already have over 100 people signed up to these courses – a fantastic number, so if you want to kick start your new year with Redway Runners and take up running.
We are launching our new free daytime and evening beginners courses. These courses are always very popular, so you do need to sign up as quickly as possible
Places are limited and it is likely to fill up fast, you need to book – full details are at:
Please do share this information with anyone interested in starting running or coming back to running.

Want to Start running?

If you are thinking about getting into running in 2016 and do not know where to start hopefully Redway Runners can help you with your goals and you can have fun along the way.

If you are a beginner or returning to running and want to start at step one then in January we have our beginners group – these are 10 week courses and at the end you will do the MK 5K parkrun and move into other club runs. More on these at:
http://www.redwayrunners.com/train/beginners/

You do not need to start with these groups, if you can run then go straight into our club runs – the main runs are Monday and Thursday evenings and Wednesday mornings, in these we have a whole mixture of different runs from easier paced runs to quicker groups and many of our general runs do our ‘famous’ loop backs so we keep everyone together and safe. Some of these groups do interval type work giving you the chance to work on fitness and strength.
More on these at:
http://www.redwayrunners.com/train/weekly-runs/

If you like the longer runs then our Sunday runs are ideal and from January these focus on those working up to the Spring marathon, they start at 9.00am from different places each week – these are very popular in the new year and we get very large numbers of runners – often counted in hundreds of runners.
You will find more on these at:
http://www.redwayrunners.com/train/sunday-runs/

So what else – you will find out much more about the club by having a look at our Facebook page – do not forget to like the page as well, you will find it at:
https://www.facebook.com/redwayrunnersmk/

Anyway, this is just the essential information to get you started lots more at: http://www.redwayrunners.com/ – we can tell you more about the club, just drop us an e-mail and we will send you more info and add you to the club weekly mail telling you more about what is going on in the club, mail us at:  rr@redwayrunners.com

Everything Christmas & New Year at Redway Runners

Club Christmas and New Year timetable click here

Club Shop deadlines click here

Christmas meal and party click here

Christmas charity raffle click here

Club gift donation scheme click here

Please help with your time

Can you help club members Mike and Sara-Jane who run with us across the daytime and evening runs with this – what a heart touching opportunity to help improve other peoples lives
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Myself and my wife, Sara-Jane King joined RR 6 months ago. My aim was to get my waistline to sub 36” for the first time in 22 years, Sara Jane’s aim was to run with the club to improve her Marathon time. Over the last 6 months and, in spite of numerous footballing injuries hampering me, (right knee, left knee, toes, shoulder, back, whole body) I have fallen in love with running (on some runs literally falling…… on my nose!) As a result I will be potentially winning the 2016 London Marathon (if around 30,000 runners do not turn up on the day) on behalf of the Haemophilia Society.

The Haemophilia Society is a charity very close to mine and Sara Jane’s hearts, as our 18 month son Henry is a severe Haemophiliac. Aptly, Haemophilia is also known as Christmas Disease and with an eye on our surname is closely linked to the Royal Family. Henry is a very special case, alongside being able to consume more food in one sitting than a small country in Europe, he is also only the third infant in the world on a revolutionary new treatment for the condition. By running the marathon we hope to raise much needed funds for research into the treatment of Haemophilia and improve the quality of lives of those who have the condition. If you would like to find out more please visit http://www.haemophilia.org.uk/. Alternatively you can follow my progress on www.virginmoneygiving.com/MikeKing5

Waitrose at Oakrove, where like me, I see many a Redway Runner enjoying a ‘free’ cup of coffee, have kindly allowed me to bag pack for their customers on Xmas Eve to help raise money for our Marathon appeal.  Thus, if any of you kind hearted RR’s would like to spare a little bit of time to help out for this very special cause between 8am to 12pm please contact me on mike.king@people-places.co.uk.

We also ‘bag packed’ last year at Waitrose and all those who helped said what a great atmosphere there was

Thanks for reading.

Kind Regards

Mike King

New Daytime Beginners course

We are launching a new free daytime beginners course in January, brief details below

New Daytime course with Richard (no.32)
Mornings – Thursday at 9:30 starts 21 January 2016 (first week 09:15)
MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 26 March 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.

Marathon Clinic 2016

We are able to confirm we will be holding a marathon clinic again working with the MK Marathon team on the Thursday 4 February 2016 (sorry about clash with club run only night could get the speakers booked) it will be upstairs at David Lloyd, Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes MK15 0DL.

We will have speaking Andy Hully, Race Director for the MK Marathon and Nick Anderson who has 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of health & fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach.

More info on the event at:
http://mkmarathon.com/training-and-advice/

The great news for Redway Runners is this event will be FREE for paid members you need to book using the link above and put in the code RRCLINIC

Redway Runners Christmas Donation

For the last few years Redway Runners have kindly donated toys/gift boxes towards operation Christmas Child. This year we will be doing something different and more locally focused.

MK Foodbank will be delivering food parcels to families all over the city for Christmas but the main focus will be children’s food packages. If you are able, please donate small festive sweet/chocolate/biscuit items that are small enough to be placed in a child’s food parcel which will be delivered in a carrier bag (please check sell by dates). Alternatively, if you wish to donate toiletry items such as toothpaste, shower gel, flannels etc. then this is also acceptable.

There will be a donation box at the Christmas party so please donate if you can, we will also collect at club runs up to Wednesday 9 December.

Hunger is not just a third world problem. Even in our prosperous new city of Milton Keynes, there are many people living on the edge of poverty.

All it takes is a sudden, unexpected event – a bereavement, illness, redundancy or theft – to throw people into a genuine crisis. National statistics show that some wards of Milton Keynes are within 10% of the most deprived areas in England. In one ward, the number of people relying on means tested benefits is 50% higher than the England average.

The Food Bank provides local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time when they need them most, covering the days and weeks before they are back on their feet or other social care infrastructures can come into play.

Christmas Club Shop

With Christmas fast approaching, so is the last dates for ordering from the club shop for delivery before the big day (subject to stock availability)

13 December will be the last date to order items, we need completed form and full payment (Except the Embroidered hoodies which is 30 November)

We do have a small supply of the club green or black cap, for those last minute Christmas presents.

Last date for ordering medal hangers is the 7 December – more click here

Club shop at: http://www.redwayrunners.com/shop/

New Evening Beginners course starting

We are launching two new free beginners courses in January 2016, due to the popularity of the first beginners course of the year we run we are doing two course this year, brief details below

Sessions will be on Monday and Thursday evenings and participants will be able to come to either or both, but should do at least one a week.

Evening – Mondays at 18:00 starts 11 January 2016 (first week 17:45) with Glenn
Evening – Thursdays at 18:00 starts 14 January 2016 (first week 17:45) with Annette

MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 19 March 2015

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.