Club Run Leaders
Redway Runners currently put on around 50 runs every week for your enjoyment – we certainly could not do this without a large pool of Run Leads and helpers
We have put together a bio of the current (active) leads below so you know who we are, If you want to know about any of the runs on the club timetable then please do come and say hello to the Run Lead….most of us don’t bite!
I have been a runner now for just over 8 years – most of this with Redway Runners. I’m a qualified UK Athletics Coach, one of the daytime running leaders and have lead the beginners group, step-up group and coaching sessions. I am currently running the zero2Hero programme (from absolute beginner to Marathon).
I’ve grown to love running, and have experienced first-hand the physical and mental benefits of regular exercise. I practice mindfulness. My style of coaching is non-judgemental and I create a safe environment so that my runners can gain confidence in their abilities.
I’m happy when people have a made the effort to become active. I love motivating people and I believe there is no such thing as a someone who “can’t run”. I get great satisfaction from seeing new runners achieve their first 5k in our beginners course, see them progress to upwards to 10K, half marathon, and some to full marathon distance.
I won the South East Run Together Leader of the Year award at the 2018 UK Athletics Volunteer Awards.
BEGINNERS COURSE LEADS
I joined the Redway Runners in 2012. I hadn’t done much running before but having got myself a London marathon place and needed to get in shape for it! I then started helping out with one or two beginners groups. I took the Leadership in Running Fitness course in 2014 and since then have run a number of beginner’s courses. I run mainly to keep fit but also supporting beginners as they move on to other runs within the club. My wife Debbie and I have also been on a number of club trips. I’ve run as one of the official pacers in the MK half marathon and I represented the club on BBC’s Eggheads! Before 2012, I would never have believed that I’d ever join a running club. It turned out to be a life-changing decision!
I started running on my own back in 2012, just to feel fitter, and quickly realised what I had been missing all these years! Then I decided to join a club. Redway Runners was a natural choice for me as we advertise ourselves as a “social club who also run.”
I have made many friends in the club, been on many club trips, and I am proud to say that I have now helped to run two beginners’ group sessions, and the most rewarding feeling is seeing “my” beginners run their first 5k. It is even more rewarding to see them join the club and also become valued members like myself. I am not quite sure why our club does so well, but Long may it continue!
I joined Redway Runners in January 2014 just to get a bit fitter. I never expected being a runner to change my life as it has done, and continues to do.
In the short time of being involved in this wonderful club I’ve met amazing people, achieved things that I never thought of and enjoy feeling fitter and stronger than ever.
‘STEP UP’ RUN LEADS
Leigh takes the Monday and Thursday Step Up Runs and, although she can shout loudly, is really a pussycat.
My name is Neil – People call me ‘half man, half amazing’ (by people, I mean just myself). I have been running with the club since April 2014 and have gained some sort of reputation. I have had a number of marathons under my belt! You could call me a marathon snob as I mix marathon runs with travel. I lead the Wednesday 6pm runs, which is suitable for those who can run 5km onwards. I like to mix up the runs which tends to always include some sort is hill work.
CLUB RUN LEADS
Paul shares leading the Monday Club Run with Stuart when he’s not dressed in a wetsuit splashing round box end!
SOCIAL RUN LEADS
As well as a marathon runner extraordinaire and RR committee member, Julie also loves leading the Monday Social Run.
THURSDAY INTERVAL LEADS
Ana Maria Cabal
I started running back in Colombia 17 years ago and since then I’ve never stopped! I find running inspiring, challenging and mostly life changing. I love to encourage others to feel this way about running too.
After moving to Milton Keynes in October 2014 I found a new running home in Redway Runners. For those who haven’t met me I am the little woman with the foreign accent who leads a very EARLY morning run at 6am and helps out Leigh with Step-Up to 10K on Thursday’s…and yes I never stop motivating. Enjoy every minute of your next run!
SUNDAY RUN LEADS
Run leads helpers:
We have a great pool of Run Leads but each run also has a number of regular ‘helpers’ to ensure we have a smooth and safe run. There are too many to name on this page but they are just as integral to the runs as the Run Lead
If anyone is interested in becoming a Run Lead (Full training and support will be provided!) then please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to any run lead
Run leaders guidelines and New Runners forms are under the forms section of the Run Leaders Facebook group.