New runners turn MK Parkrun green

Hundreds of runners completing the Beginners Groups with the Redway Runners graduated at Milton Keynes Parkrun on Saturday 24th November. Each new runner has completed a course of sessions to take them from no or little running to 5km.
The club welcomes all new runners. Gracie Matthews, who began her course with the club 10 weeks ago tells her story:
“I lost my leg above the knee in 2016 following a traumatic knee dislocation playing rugby. From early on in my recovery I wanted to do the best I could and after being told I’d never run again I wanted to prove that doctor wrong. I was kindly funded a running blade to help me achieve my goals. Upon receiving my running blade made by Pace Rehabilitation the mammoth task in front of me became evident as I couldn’t even run 100m. I lost some weight, got fitter and I then decided to join Redway Runners after only managing to run about 1km on my own. After joining it was clear that I missed the team spirit of playing in a team and running with the club gave me this back and the drive to make it to 5km. Redway Runners were so accommodating and welcoming right from the start and always went out their way to make sure I was comfortable and part of the group at all times. Going forward I’d like to start improving my 5km running time and keep as active as possible.”
Redway Runners will be launching more Beginners Groups in January 2019. Details of these will be released mid-December. To join the course or for more information on the club check for details.
Photo credit: Adrian Glanvill

Runs to Remember Press Release

Redway Runners marked 100 years since the end of the First World War with a special run to remember on Sunday 11th November.

130 local runners attended a remembrance run, which included stops and moments of reflection  over the course of an 11km route. The group reflected on local soldiers from the Milton Keynes area as well as international soldiers.  Runs stopped at New Bradwell Cemetery and then at the Memorable Order of Tin Hats (MOTHs); a monument reflecting on the lives of soldiers from South Africa.

A further 40 runners completed a separate remembrance run, stopping at St Andrew’s Church to hear the testimonial of C.L.Stopwell. The lives of three young soldiers were then celebrated at New Bradwell Cemetery. War graves in local graveyards are populated by young men who either died in training exercises or who died when back in the UK from injuries sustained in action.

Both runs ended with two minutes silence at 11am.

Full testimonials of remembered soldiers can be found at, along with more information about Redway Runners.

Redways Runners are an inclusive running club in Milton Keynes with multiple weekly runs across the town. Runs are suitable for all abilities.

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


Redway Runners Christmas meal & party 2018

The Redway Runners Christmas meal is booked for Friday 14 December at David Lloyd, arrival 7pm for free drink on arrival (wine or soft drink).

Tickets as always are limited so you need to act fast.

This years price is £27.50 per person club members can book for yourself and one guest (open to those 16 and over)

The usual merriment will ensue, with a late bar and a disco. disco only tickets from 10pm are also available at £5 each and can be purchased by members

To book log on to your Redway Runners account at:

Once logged in select ‘Events’ at the top of the page

Spaces are limited so booking in advance is highly recommended


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. 




The prizes to be drawn include:





Items Donated 
Presented by
Mountain Bike – Ridgeback Mx3 Brett Burge Burgess
Chocolate Bouquet Tracey Blackmore
Voucher for Cut and Blow-dry Colour Lounge
Brown Special Edition Stanmore Speaker Marshall Amplification
£25 Tropic Voucher Tropic
Red Bull Racing (T-Shirt, Cap, Car and Lanyard Red Bull
Platinum Marathon package Body Limits
One PT Session with Paulina Pro PT
TBC Club Shop
Meal Platter Voucher Nando’s (Xscape) only
Gel Polish Voucher Nails by Paula Louvhery,  Deanshanger
Mens Haircut Illuminate Barber
30 minute sports massage vouchers with Rudi Chaplin The Treatment Lab
30 minute sports massage vouchers with Rudi Chaplin The Treatment Lab
Gift Voucher Hair Masters Barbers
Gift Voucher Hair Masters Barbers
Gift Voucher Hair Masters Barbers
Gift Voucher Hair Masters Barbers
Stationary and Flask Goody Bag. Mercedes-Benz
Coffee/Tea Machine with tea and coffee. Henry Allen Trust
Dirt Running Black Hoodie. Dirt Running
Running Belt, Light Up Slap Band & Set of Trainer Clips iRUN
Running Belt, Light Up Slap Band & Set of Trainer Clips iRUN
Half/Full MK Marathon place MK Marathon Weekend
Half/Full MK Marathon place MK Marathon Weekend
Rocket 5k place MK Marathon Weekend
Rocket 5k place MK Marathon Weekend
Vivian Cherulyot actual drinks bottle Winner of ladies race 2018 London Marathon Laura Beechey
Seven Days of UNLIMITED Sessions FITMK
One Place In Any Race 2019 Go Beyond Ultra
Signed Lewis Hamilton 1:2 Scale Helmet 2015 Simon Forester
14 Days Family Pass at David Lloyd Milton Keynes David Lloyd
Signed Run Like Duck Book Mark Atkinson
Train Free for January Voucher – PT Inspiring Health Solutions  Gareth Snelson
Christmas Cake Enchanted Cakes – Nilaksha Patel
Giant Dog (Soft Toy) Henry Allen Trust
One Year Magazine Subscription and 9 copies of the Magazine Like the Wind – Simon Freeman
Gift Voucher £25 Sapphire and Diamond Beauty
 4 x Personal Training Sessions Sheila Rose Endurance Runner
Gift Voucher Dinner for 4 people The Caldecotte
Bottle of Prosecco The Caldecotte
Gift Voucher £20 Perfect Perfumes by Paula
One voucher for one hour us of the spa facilities (hydro pool, sauna and stream) Grafton Spa and Wellness
30 minute sports massage gift voucher Everyday Performance Therapy
30 minute sports massage gift voucher Everyday Performance Therapy
30 minute sports massage gift voucher Everyday Performance Therapy









Welcome to Redway Runners

Welcome to Redway Runners – a few bits of general club info that may be useful:.

If you have just joined, as well, then you will be getting another mail shortly to confirm your membership details.

If you are thinking about coming along to try then you are more than welcome to try us for two weeks, after that you would need to be a member to run with the club

If after reading this mail you still have any questions drop just reply to this mail or mail to

Main Runs
Our main runs are (more details on the web-site at

Wednesday morning; meet in Reception to David Lloyd at 9.30am prompt and we go out for about an hour – either doing a general run or sessions, i.e. Hills, Intervals or a Handicap run. Suitable for all standards, this is led by Martin
Monday night; meeting at Mercedes-Benz Training Centre, Delaware Drive, Tongwell, MK15 8BA to leave at 19.00, but we ask new runners to arrive at 18.50, this group goes for a 4 mile run with loop backs and we also 2.7 miles easier group we call our Step Up group.
Sunday morning; meet mostly at 9.00. Suitable for all who want to go a little bit further. You should be able to run 80% of the run length – details of these runs, including how long running for, start points, etc. at:

Web Site
Most the information on the running club is on our web site below – but a few key bits of info is in this mail

Issue a weekly mail which usually send on a Thursday goes to the Redway Runners and contains news that may be of interest.

To make sure you are registered fill in your details at:

If you want to be taken off the circulation, just click unsubscribe button of the mail or any of the weekly club mails.
A copy of past mails can be found at (good sleeping material)

Once you come along we can tell you about the other runs we do.

We regularly have free 10 week beginners courses and these will be announced on the club Facebook page and in the weekly mail with all the details at:

Facebook & Twitter
If you have a Facebook account then we have a Facebook page – please do like it and watch for any useful info or post any useful info

Twitter @redwayrunners

Joining ‘Redway Runners’
‘Redway Runners’ is affiliated to the Association of Running Clubs (ARC), England Athletics and Triathlon England, membership is open to everyone. We are an independent running club, it is just £5 which covers membership to the 31 March each year.

So if you would like to join, you can do this all on-line it is just £5. (Add £15.45 if you want England Athletics affiliation).

Join at:

From your membership you get:

  • Insurance for affiliated clubs and members
  • Reduced entry to some road races (currently £2 per event)
  • 10% discount with Sweatshop store & Up and Running
  • And of course membership of an exclusive and fun running club

All the discounts and more are on the website – tab under ‘join’
Any questions just let me know
Also if you are not a David Lloyd member and want to run with that is not a problem, but you will not be able to use the David Lloyd Facilities including the car park

Club clothing
Once you are a member, if you would like to buy club kit then we have an on-line store available from our web-site under ‘store’.

If you have already registered for Saturday free timed 5k parkrun you can update your details to include ‘Redway Runners’ as the club – easiest way is from the mail from parkrun, click ‘manage my profile’ this takes you to a parkrun web page and click ‘update’ then from the running club select the club and button ‘please alter’. You can do this without joining the club as it is a free event.

Club principles
We want to encourage running for all and like the phrase ‘No Speed Discrimination’
We aim to be a social running club but able to meet the needs of various runners working for different goals or no specific goal at all.

We are an independent club and run the club for the benefit of the members.
Please do read our runners guidelines & info on how our club runs work on this page:

Anything else just mail

Martin Lawrence
Redway Runners

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Newport Pagnell

Milton Keynes, MK16 8TD

United Kingdom

Charity of the Year 2017/18 Cheque Presentation

Representatives from Redway Runners presented Milton Keynes Hospital Charity- Cancer Services Department with a cheque for the money raised by Redway Runners in 2017/18 at the annual Beat the Barge running event on Saturday 4th August.

£12,293.10 was presented to Charlotte Jelley of MKHC by Mike Webber, with the helping hands of Martin Lawrence (Chairman) and Jonathan Clements (event manager and Redway Runner).

Mike Webber said ‘So proud to have handed over a cheque to my nominated charity, Milton Keynes Hospital Charity – Cancer Services Department, for over £12,000 on behalf of my fantastic running club, Redway Runners. Thank you to each and every member at the club who helped to raise such an astounding amount. Hopefully it will help to improve an already fantastic service provided by the Cancer Services Department and help local people in a similar position to me, who depend on the service.’

The money was raised throughout the year by club members with activities such as a virtual run, Christmas raffle and the Furzton Relay. In addition, several club members raised further money for MKHC by completing running events and challenges.

Over the six years that the club has had a Charity of the Year, their runners have raised over £35,000 for local charities.

Redway Runners are an inclusive running club with runs daily across Milton Keynes. For more information on joining the club, visit
With a different runs each day and at lots of different times, there’s something for everyone. Find out more.

Photo: L-R Mike Webber, Jonathan Clements, Martin Lawrence, Charlotte Jelley

P.S. Spot the mistake on cheque!