New Daytime Beginners course

We are launching a new free daytime beginners course in January, brief details below

New Daytime course with Richard (no.32)
Mornings – Thursday at 9:30 starts 21 January 2016 (first week 09:15)
MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 26 March 2016

Places are limited and it is likely to fill up fast, you need to book – full details are at:

Please do pass on this information with anyone interested in starting running or coming back to running.

Marathon Clinic 2016

We are able to confirm we will be holding a marathon clinic again working with the MK Marathon team on the Thursday 4 February 2016 (sorry about clash with club run only night could get the speakers booked) it will be upstairs at David Lloyd, Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes MK15 0DL.

We will have speaking Andy Hully, Race Director for the MK Marathon and Nick Anderson who has 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of health & fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach.

More info on the event at:

The great news for Redway Runners is this event will be FREE for paid members you need to book using the link above and put in the code RRCLINIC

Redway Runners Christmas Donation

For the last few years Redway Runners have kindly donated toys/gift boxes towards operation Christmas Child. This year we will be doing something different and more locally focused.

MK Foodbank will be delivering food parcels to families all over the city for Christmas but the main focus will be children’s food packages. If you are able, please donate small festive sweet/chocolate/biscuit items that are small enough to be placed in a child’s food parcel which will be delivered in a carrier bag (please check sell by dates). Alternatively, if you wish to donate toiletry items such as toothpaste, shower gel, flannels etc. then this is also acceptable.

There will be a donation box at the Christmas party so please donate if you can, we will also collect at club runs up to Wednesday 9 December.

Hunger is not just a third world problem. Even in our prosperous new city of Milton Keynes, there are many people living on the edge of poverty.

All it takes is a sudden, unexpected event – a bereavement, illness, redundancy or theft – to throw people into a genuine crisis. National statistics show that some wards of Milton Keynes are within 10% of the most deprived areas in England. In one ward, the number of people relying on means tested benefits is 50% higher than the England average.

The Food Bank provides local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time when they need them most, covering the days and weeks before they are back on their feet or other social care infrastructures can come into play.

Christmas Club Shop

With Christmas fast approaching, so is the last dates for ordering from the club shop for delivery before the big day (subject to stock availability)

13 December will be the last date to order items, we need completed form and full payment (Except the Embroidered hoodies which is 30 November)

We do have a small supply of the club green or black cap, for those last minute Christmas presents.

Last date for ordering medal hangers is the 7 December – more click here

Club shop at:

Redway Runners XMas Charity Raffle 2015

We are again selling raffle tickets this year with all the profits going to the clubs Charity of the year ‘Bravery Boxes’.


Tickets cost £2 or £10 strip of 5 and are available from Julie Martin or Martin Lawrence. If you can donate a prize please contact Martin or Julie or mail


You can also purchase by transferring the money to the club bank account, mailing us as above and we will put your name on them and let you know the ticket colour and number

We have some great prizes this year and hope to add even more:

  • Eco Growler, a reusable glass 2 litre bottle (filled with Bucks Star beer of course) – see picture – 351 Colin Knightley
  • 6 pack of Bucks Star Beer – see picture – 651 Mike Bates
  • 2 x bottles of Wine – Derek Andrews – 639 Neil Solanki
  • 2 x bottles of Wine – Derek Andrews – 439 Tim Giffen
  • 2 x bottles of Wine – Derek Andrews – 316 Dennis Verhoevan
  • Entry Bournemouth Marathon festival- 331 Jo Obee
  • Entry to MK Marathon/Half Entry – 673 Hannah Connelly
  • Entry to Edinburgh Marathon – 511 Nigel Sheppard
  • Indian Head Massage – Tiffany Spicer- 659 Tim Giffen
  • Indian Head Massage – Tiffany Spicer – 446 Tim Wheatland
  • MK Marathon hoodie – Julie Ormston
  • MK Marathon tee -419 Richard Doherty
  • Dirt Half Challenge Hoodie – 336 Helen Wiggins
  • Redway Runners 2016 calendar – signed by some of the stars!! Donated by Dread – 401 Claire Keanthous
  • Gilbert Trainer Rugby ball donated by Kevin and Freddie – 357 Jo Down
  • Redway Runners shoe bag from the club clothing shop – Gift Tags – 345 Glenn Dickinson
  • Redway Runners umbrella  from the club clothing shop – Gift Tags – 706 Martyn Douglas
  • Chocolates and wine – Ian Stevens – 406 Sarah Bird
  • Hoodie – Association of Running clubs – 378 Warwick Browning
  • Bottle wine – Carol Down – 339 Paul Carter
  • Truffles – Carol Down – 461 Paul Newton
  • Bubble bath – Carol Down – 354 Colin Knightley
  • £30 for cut and colour at the Colour Lounge from Deana Bisgrove – 313 Dennis Verhoevan
  • Speedo Tech Paddle and run & move beanie – 319 Sarah Woodruff
  • Two bottles white wine – Martin Bousfield – 671 Hannah Connelly
  • Bottle wine – 523 Annette Smyth
  • £30 voucher for Blissfully Young – 400 Michelle George-Barnes
  • RR Mug – 413 Andy Allen
  • Chocolates – 398 Michelle George-Barnes
  • Cuddly Bear – 440 Tim Giffen
  • Thorntons Chocolates – 674 Hannah Connelly
  • Flowers – 302 Julie Martin
  • Wine – 387 Steve Burlace
  • Wine 607 Helen Whalley
  • Wine – 395 Rob West
  • Wine – 353 Colin Knoghtley
  • Ironmate Beanie – 520 Steve Boothby
  • Massage Voucher – 544 Maurice Connelly
  • Massage Voucher -624 Neil Solanki
  • Massage Voucher -433 Anne Bonson
  • Massage Voucher -373 Geoff New
  • Massage Voucher -480 Steve Scott
  • 2x wine – 429 Ian Pennicott
  • 37 x £10 vouchers for Blissfully Young to:

Julie Martin

Chris Amesbury

Tracy B

Doug Yabsley

Geoff New

Steve Burlace

Steve Boothby

Karen Lawrence

Tim Giffen

Tim Macklay

Hannah Connelly

Sean Oleary

Yricka Gardner

Neil Solanki

No 692

Dennis Verhoeven

Mel Jordan

Martyn Douglas

Sophie Martin

Abi Gooch

Simon Read

Leigh Steere

Tim Wheatland

Neil Higson

Glynis Wiles

Caroline H

Annettte Smyth

Mike Webber

Helen Blucher-Altona

Jackie & Paul

Ian Pennicott

No 696

Abi gooch

Andrew Baldwin

Stella Lever

Kas Gardner

Tracy Beasley


The club raffle is drawn at the Clubs Christmas meal – more on this click here

New Evening Beginners course starting

We are launching two new free beginners courses in January 2016, due to the popularity of the first beginners course of the year we run we are doing two course this year, brief details below

Sessions will be on Monday and Thursday evenings and participants will be able to come to either or both, but should do at least one a week.

Evening – Mondays at 18:00 starts 11 January 2016 (first week 17:45) with Glenn
Evening – Thursdays at 18:00 starts 14 January 2016 (first week 17:45) with Annette

MK 5K parkrun on Saturday 19 March 2015

Places are limited and it is likely to fill up fast, you need to book – full details are at:

Please do pass on this information with anyone interested in starting running or coming back to running.

Redway Runners

2016 Charity Calendar

Another first for the Redway Runners!  Following a suggestion by one of our runners,the Redway Runners Committee decided to float the idea of following the precedent of the Women’s Institute (WI) in releasing a “cheeky but tasteful” 2016 Charity Calendar.  Over 40 photographs were submitted.  The Committee have whittled them down to the special few that will be in the calendar.   There will only be 100 of these collector’s items produced.  The calendar is A3 sized with a picture(s) for each month and it will include key 2016 race dates.  Calendars are priced at £12 each and should be ready for distribution in the last week of November.  All profits will be donated to this year’s Redway Runners charity, Bravery Boxes.  The Committee have decided that we should start taking orders now.  If you would like to reserve your copy/copies please send me an e-mail ( confirming how many calendars you would like to order and deposit £12 for each calendar you want into the “Redway Runners” bank account number 42390360 sort code 301553 (referenced 2016 calendar) or by cheque payable to “Redway Runners”.   If we sell 100 the contribution to Bravery Boxes will be a significant amount of money for them so, come on fellow runners and friends, get your order in now to make sure you don’t miss out!

Update: 20 calendars were sold within the first 4 hours of pre-ordering so we’re expecting a swift sell out.  Don’t delay!

Kevin Orchard, Press and Public Relations