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

New Ladies vest

After many requests from the ladies we are now able to add to the club shop a ladies vest in the club green – it of course comes with the club logos, it is Racerback styling and shaped side seams for a feminine fit.

It costs club members £9.25 with one name – all the details and the order forms are on the club shop at:
http://www.redwayrunners.com/shop/

Happy 5th Birthday Redway Runners

New Years Day marked the 5th birthday of Redway Runners and we asked members to send in your pictures – and they sent in loads, thank you.

Have created this collage of them- hope some of your favourites are in the mix

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