Redway Runners started a pilot for 24 under 16s in the club in March 2018 and this is now being increased and we hope in the future to grow this part of the club in a cortrolled way.

 

Therefore, Redway Runners now offer coaching for U16s. Any child aged between 10 & up to 16 is welcome to participate, although numbers are restricted to a maximum of 48 members at this time.

 

Coaching volunteers operate within England Athletics guidelines and they suggest a ratio of 1 Coach to 12 Children. All of Redway Runners Coaching volunteers are qualified and licensed by England Athletics. This also includes a DBS check. All sessions are pre planned, age appropriate and supervised by qualified volunteers. Safety is paramount and over training is managed during the sessions.

 

The U16s meet 3 times per week, Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. We train mainly in our wonderful green spaces around Milton Keynes, but when needed, use local halls and Stantonbury Track (Wednesdays). During the winter/dark nights we will be swapping to Wednesday evenings at the Track every week.

 

As with all Redway Runners, the emphasis is on running for being social and fun, competition is very much for the individual. The beauty of running is that you can time yourself over distance. If it’s improvement that you seek then can record your own times.

 

Anyone who is interested joining can email the U16s Coach Douglas direct at Douglas.yabsley@googlemail.com

To get more information on Redway Runners, register and you will get some information about the club then the clubs weekly newsletter, just click here

You can read the Parents’ code of conduct, click here (opens pdf file)

 

Some common questions

How to get more information on the under 16s and find out about sessions?

Contact Douglas on douglas.yabsley@googlemail.com

 

Will the under 16’s be able to take part in Cross Country?

Redway Runners take part in the Chiltern League Cross Country and under 16s can run, these races take place on Saturdays from October to February, under 16’s will need to have England Athletics Affiliation and take part wearing a green club top, more on Cross Country click here

 

How to Join?

Firstly, contact Douglas and he will confirm the session details and come along and try for two weeks, at the end of the trial providing we have availability then join via the ‘Join’ tab, after you have joined, let Douglas know and he make sure you get under 16′ communications

 

Can under 16s take part in parkrun?

5K parkruns take place on Saturday mornings and junior parkruns on Sunday morning and members may want to take part in these free events, please do register at parkrun as a Redway Runner, parkruns do have advice on under 16’s taking part, which we agree with, to see this click here

 

What happens when the member reaches 16?

Then they are able to continue membership and take part in any of the club runs

 

Can under 16s take part in the other club runs?

If taking part, then they always have to run with parent/guardian  and it must be agreed with the run lead before the run starts – with the longer distances of some of the club runs it may not be appropriate to do these runs as an under 16.

 

Can under 16s get club kit?

Yes, just remember kit normally takes about 15 working days to be ready from ordering, so leave plenty of time, we have a special page on the club shop with under 16s items. Note, not all items are available in the under 16s range, but some adult items like the ladies’ vest come up in some small sizes. Just order club kit from the ‘store’ tab.

 

What benefits of England Athletic (EA) membership?

More information on this click here Will need EA if taking part in the cross country races