Redway Runners

Redway Runners AGM – June 2020

Redway Runners Annual General Meeting held 29 June 2020 as a Zoom meeting due to the COVID pandemic, details of the event click here

To View

  • Detailed copy of the club AGM report click here (opens in a new window as a pdf)
  • Slide presentation from the night click here (opens in a new window as a PowerPoint)
  • MI slides click here
  • Minutes of the meeting click here


Matt Clements and Tina Surti have stood down from the committee and pleased to confirm, David Rose has stood for PR role and Karen Painting for On Line activity, they join those already standing and re-elcted for the next club year

MK Act was voted at Redway Runners Charity of the Year from 1 April 2020 to the 31 March 2021

At the meeting it was agreed for the club committee to review if the charity of the year should cover two years

Copy of the Agenda of the meeting below:



Payment Collections

We told you previously, through our membership system (LoveAdmin), we have been using GoCardless to collect payments from you. GoCardless are increasing their fees so to keep costs low, LoveAdmin have integrated a new payment provider – London & Zurich.

What does this mean for me?
In short, very little. Your direct debits will automatically move from GoCardless to London & Zurich without you needing to take action.

You may receive notification from your bank and you will receive two emails from London & Zurich.
When we collect payments in the future, you will see London & Zurich on your bank statement.

Additionally, until the 30 June 2020, the Activation date we cannot collect payments via Love Admin so if you need to make a payment in the instances below, but we have a short term solution

If you have not renewed then you can make the payment direct to the club bank account (either £5 or £21.45, if you have EA), then mail us so we can update your record as paid, you can still sign in to your Redway Runners Love Admin account and update your information

New Membership
Please mail us

MK24 Virtual run Experience
You can enter the event, but will not be able to continue from the payments page. Once you have done that the payment will be outstanding, please make payment to the club bank account and send us a email to confirm

Anything else just mail us at:

Bank Details
Redway Runners Bank account

  • Sort code 301553 (Lloyds Bank)
  • Number 42390360
  • Name; Redway Runners

Club store is not affected by this change and is open for on-line orders

Redway Runners Big Green Litter Pick

Big thank you to everyone that took part in last weeks Redway Runners Big Green litter pick and helped make Milton Keynes a bit greener

We made a video from it you can view it at:

Fantastic response and watch out for more of these in the future

Additional thanks to The Milton Keynes Parks Trust and Association of Running Clubs (ARC) in supporting us with this activity

AGM 29 June 2020

Normally Redway Runners would have held the clubs AGM during May, but with the unusual circumstances the world is experiencing we decided to leave it to see how the situation developed and it seems clear that we will not be able to hold a Face to Face meeting inside with the numbers in the near future.

Therefore, for this year we are going to conduct the club AGM via a Zoom meeting on Monday 29 June 2020 from 18:30 to 20.00.

This meeting is for paid Redway Runners members, at the meeting we will review the clubs activity and accounts for the year 2019 / 2020 up the 31 March 2020

We will also be voting for the club charity of the year to 31 March 2021

You can book your place now on your Redway Runners Love Admin account by signing in, selecting ‘Events’ then on AGM select ‘more’

Nomination for the club charity should be sent to Denise with the full charity name, charity number and the reasons for nomination. Unfortunately this year personal presentations regarding charity nominations will not be possible. Any information that you would like us to share relating to the nomination should be included with the above. Please note that nominations must be received by 6pm on 26th June 2020.

Any agenda items or questions to be raised please send to the club secretary Denise Browning at:

Club rules for Charity of the tear are at:



Redway Runners coming back

We are really pleased to let you know we will be very shortly starting runs again in the club, but starting with small steps

Under the new arrangements runners will need to self distance and runs will be limited to a maximum of 6 runners (including the run lead).

To attend a run you must be a current Redway Runners member and agree to the extra club guidelines.

You can then book up to two runs with the club a week as we will have very limited capacity of places

The pre-lockdown timetable is not operational and that is not being re-instated, at the moment your run leads are submitting runs up to the end of June, at times, days and locations to our special team who will set them up as ‘Events’ on Love Admin, so they should start to appear over the next few days

To find out more and see the guidelines, go to:

Please, remember, when you are at a run in the club you are representing the club, running and Milton Keynes and our actions will be closely watched by others

Also bear with us whilst we all get used to this new way of ‘running’ and we will review and adapt as we take this new journey for us all.

Big Green litter pick week

For the first week of June, Monday 1 June to Sunday 7 June 2020, we are going to have the big Redway Runners litter pick in conjunction with National Volunteers week, we obviously cannot do this together as a group in the current situation.

So the idea is for one of your exercises / runs/ activities you go out an litter pick in your local area

Once you have done it take the bag home and leave it out with your normal collection of refuse

A few things to note

  • Please do this safely and follow all government advice
  • Please do this safely use own litter pickers, bags and gloves
  • Do not overfill the bag as you need to carry it home without causing yourself injury
  • Do not pick up anything inappropriate like glass, dog waste or needles ( Any sharps found should be left and the notified immediately to The Parks Trust Community Rangers on Community Ranger  Please use to give the location or local parish council
  • This is not a group event, so you are doing this at your own risk (you are NOT covered for personal or third party insurance by the Redway Runners or Parks Trust third party liability insurance)
  • Under 13s should not take part
  • Please follow current government guidance with regards to coronavirus, ensure you wash your hands and keep 2m social distancing from other park users at

After you have done the picking take a photo and share to the Redway Runners Facebook page

Lets help make Milton Keynes green

MK24 Virtual run experience

Monday 15 June – Sunday 28 June 2020

With the sad news of MK24 being postponed this year due to the Coronavirus the MK24 planning team have been working hard to provide a MK24 virtual run experience to keep you going until June 2021. You will have the opportunity to get your hands on one of the shiny 2020 MK24 medals and a chance to top the distance league table of MK24 virtual runners.

The Challenge

Part 1 – Simply to complete at least 24 miles between Monday 15th June and Sunday 28th June 2020 (week before & week after Summer Solstice). And as with everything MK24 you “Run it your way”! So you could go out and do it all at once, or you could do 6 miles in 4 different days, or 2 miles a day and so on…

Part 2 – To include as part of your running experience photos to represent all 24 letters of “MILTON KEYNES MIDSUMMER RUN”. This could be road or street signs beginning with each letter, landmarks or something more fun for example a map for ‘M’, something made of iron for ‘I’ and so on.

Price is £10 per person.

Redway Runner Members can enter via your Redway Runners Love Admin account at

Non Redway Runners members can enter now at

All submissions of evidence to be sent to our NEW email address at and your medal will be posted out.

Getting back to Running Milton Keynes with Redway Runners

5 Tips to Return to Running After a Long Break | Runnin' for Sweets

This article is to help you return to running if you have not been able to maintain it during lockdown and get you ready for when runs start again in the club

The idea is to follow this in the 4 weeks before returning to club runs.

This can also be used if you are returning from injury; please make sure that you can complete a brisk walk of 4k before you start this programme.

The biggest risk or returning to running is doing too much too soon and getting injured.  It’s also human nature to compare yourself to what you achieved before, please don’t do that, it will be demotivating if you expect to run at the same pace/distance.

Warm up before you start, again, to reduce the risk of injury.  If you haven’t done any warm ups since beginners, a good programme is here:

If you can, start on softer ground rather than hitting the redway/road straight away, it’s less harsh on the joints.

If you don’t think you can run 5k yet, then please follow the programme but reduce the distance of the threshold run.

There are 3 very important RR ‘R’ rules which you must follow:

  1. Run slower
  2. Reduce mileage
  3. Rest days

Please also adhere to any advice issued by the government in relation to exercise and coronavirus.


Week 1

Run 3 times this week, doing half the distance that you used to achieve at an easy pace (able to hold a full conversation).

Make sure you have a total rest day in between each run.

Make one of these runs a measured 5k run (route of your choice) that you can use as a benchmark.


Week 2

Run 3 times this week, increase the distance by 10%, at an easy pace.

Have a rest day or cross training day in between.  Look at a core or yoga session online for any of these non-running days but ensure you have at least 2 total rest days.

Run your 5k route exactly the same as you did before, note the time.


Week 3

Run 3 times again, increasing your distance by another 10%, easy pace again.

1 core or yoga session and total rest the other days.

Run your 5k route again, at a threshold pace (only able to utter 1 word at a time)


Week 4

Run 3 times again, increase your distance by another 10%

Cross train on one of the non-running days, core/yoga or Pilates on another non running day

Run your 5k at threshold pace again.  Note the time.


Week 5

Return to runs in Redway Runners!!

Please start at an appropriate run and give yourself time to settle in.  Try 2 club runs a week.

It’s worth slipping in an interval session too, you can find some Redway Runners specific ones, click here, the club holds them at various times so check the run finder


If this programme isn’t suitable for you, please contact Annette ( and she will try and adapt it.


MK24 “Midsummer Run’ 2020 – Postponed

Important News, the following was sent to all participnt Sunday 3 May 2020


I hope that you are well and staying safe during the COVID19 emergency.

Our life has changed beyond recognition in the past few weeks including our love for running. I’m sure many of you have already been disappointed when events like The London Marathon have been cancelled or postponed until later in the year.

The planning team have been ever hopeful that we will be able to proceed with the MK24 ‘Midsummer Run’ on 13th & 14th June.

The health and safety of our participants is of the utmost importance and as our event approaches we have had to give serious consideration as to whether we are able to protect you and generally put on a good event. However, with the latest announcement from England Athletics regarding postponement of Competitive Competition, including the MK24, our licence from the Trail Running Association (TRA) has now been revoked.

Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that we are forced to postpone the MK24 ‘Midsummer Run’ for 2020.

We have considered the possibility of moving it to later this year, but there are no suitable dates available, so we have decided to postpone the event until Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th June 2021. (Date and licences confirmed)

So what does that mean for you. There are four options to choose from;

  • Defer your entry (including camp site pitch) until 2021. To defer your entry, it will guarantee your place in the 2021 event at 2020 prices. There is nothing for you to do, but to simply tell us. As a thank you for your valued support, anyone who has entered the event for 2020 and defers their entry to 2021 will be eligible for both the 2020 & 2021 medals. The Iconic towel, distance pin badges and the new thermal travel mug will still be available to all participants in 2021.
  • Take part virtually If you are unable to defer your entry to 2021, but still wish to compete for the 2020 medal, Iconic Towel and distance pin badges (unfortunately the new Thermal Travel Mugs are not available due to the lockdown) you can do this remotely. All we ask is that you complete as many 6.55 mile laps as you can within a 24 hour period, but close to your home and so long as government guidelines permit you to be outside for this amount of time. (Due to any possible government restrictions you will have until 30th September 2020 to do this.) Once completed send evidence, by email with your name, address and choice of coloured towel to and we will get the goodies posted to you.
  • Donate your entry to the ‘Club Charity of the year’. If you are unable to do either of the above options, and you are happy to do so, we will donate you entry fee to the ‘Club Charity of the Year’. (Due to the lock down, the club have yet to hold the AGM when the charity we support in 2020/2021 will be decided by the members.)
  • Request a refund If you unable to commit to any of the above and you would like your entry fee returned, then we would offer you a full refund to the account it was paid from. However, this must be done before 20th June 2020.

Please can you all send your option choice to as soon as possible.

We know this is very disappointing news and I am sincerely sorry, but I hope you can understand we had no choice but to postpone.

I dearly hope that you are able to defer your entry and we look forward to seeing you in June 2021.

In the meantime, please ‘Stay Safe, Protect the NHS and Save Lives’.