After winning the England Athletics East ‘Running Club of the Year 2017’, Redway Runners have been awarded Highly Commended in the Women’s Running Magazine Running ‘Club of the Year 2017’ awards and came runners up in the England Athletics ‘Club of the Year 2017’ awards.
Sophie Phoenix and Carol Glover represented Redway Runners at the England Athletics awards night at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, this is what Sophie had to say about the night:
On Saturday 14 October Carol and I had the immense privilege to represent the Redway Runners at the England Athletics Awards and Hall of Fame event. We had been shortlisted for Club of the Year.
The honor was huge and even though we didn’t win, to get runner up was a massive achievement for all involved. Throughout the evening we were able to talk to a wide variety of people, all who were from different clubs and sporting associations, and one who was the daughter of a hall of fame inductee, about who we were and what our club did.
What seemed to impress people the most was the sheer amount of members and variety we had within our club. It was great to be able to point people in the direction of our Facebook page and website so they couldn’t believe how much we offered to our runners and the praise and compliments that followed were overwhelming – it really did show us that our club is something truly special.
The Redway Runners is an all-inclusive running club in Milton Keynes, with over 1000 members and sessions every day of the week. The club regularly runs beginners courses and encourages runners of all abilities to take part. For more information about the club, visit www.redwayrunners.com.