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March 19, 2016 by Martin Lawrence
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At Thursday night’s club run (17 March) a major milestone was reached – not so much that Izi joined the club, but she  is our 1,000th current member of Redway Runners – we will be telling you more about Izi in the near future.

A little over five years ago a few of us got together and we decided we would form a running club, we looked into it long and hard and gave it much thought, what name would we call it, how much money would we need, what were the requirements.

Anyway after a bit of time went by we came up with Redway Runners (well initially David Lloyd Redway Runners – we changed it in November 2014). Decided on green as our club colours, we had to use colours not in use by other nearby clubs and we did all the paperwork.

That just left us needing as we had worked out 10 people to pay up and join to make it work, I secretly thought if we could do that and then by some miracle get to about 25 members that would mean we could run the club for two years and would be a reasonable time to see if we could do it!!

Well a lots of miles have been ran since those days at the end of 2010 and the start of 2011 and our 1,000 member has just joined the club – ***YES WE NOW HAVE ONE THOUSAND MEMBERS*** – words really do fail me (OK so I have written a few with this!!)

The journey to get to this milestone has been absolutely amazing, we now do so many things with runs and activities to suit just about every sort of runner with club trips in the UK and overseas, sessions throughout the day and nearly every day, track given sessions, race in the Cross Country league, beginners groups, our Zero to Hero programme, courses to suit runners development. We should also be proud of what  we have given to others with our charity of the year, gift donation and food bank schemes.

We could not have got to where we are now without all the people who have given up time for free to make the club what it is so to all those people 1,000 thanks.

Of course during the journey we have had some ups and downs, guess with the numbers you cannot please all the people – but really believe that we get it right most of the time.

We have since day one kept to our four principles of:

  • Fun
  • social
  • Value for money
  • Benefit of runners

We do not know how we will develop in the future and if we will continue with the amazing growth we have seen but as long as we all enjoy the journey am sure all the hard work put into the club by so many will be appreciated.

Of course we will be marking this milestone how we do best and cakes will be appearing at some of the main club runs as soon as we can get the sorted.



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