Redway Runners have a number of courses aimed at runners who want to move to the next milestone distance, 10k, half-marathon or marathon. We have developed structured training programmes to help you achieve your goals.
- 5k to 10K
- 10K to Half marathon
- Half to Full Marathon
*** Moving On Up to Marathon 2024 ***
This course starts 1st January 2024 and is for runners who have recently completed the half-marathon distance, with the aim to complete a spring marathon in 2024. As time on feet quickly escalates it is strongly advised that runners should be able to complete the half marathon distance before commencing the course. This course will be set sessions looking at building running skills and endurance up the distance in a fun and friendly environment.
We will be following a structured 18-week training plan and our team will be leading weekly sessions to support you and help develop as a runner. Other training activities can be undertaken alone, within the group or within the Club structure.
We will add you to your own Facebook group and provide you with weekly updates, support, advice and hopefully a bit of fun, along the way.
As spaces are limited, please only sign up if you wish to run with the group.
To book this course log in to your Redway Runners Love Admin account and select the course (Moving Up to Marathon, Spring 2024) under ‘Events’. You can log-in at: https://app.loveadmin.com/Login/2BA4A302403BD3AEE99421B64A7583FC.htm
Who are my run leads?
This course will be led by, Sean O’Leary (CiRF) and Peter Bennett (CiRF). Assisted by Lorna Adams and Andrew
I want to register two places on the course?
Both people need to register in their own name, so we know who we have on our courses.
Where and when are we meeting?
Tuesday interval sessions will be held at Kingston Shopping Centre (by the Library), starting at 6pm and part of the club Intervals session, check weekly runs page for more details.
Sunday group runs will start from various locations around Milton Keynes, starting at 9:00am. Sessions are likely to include some trail running as well as running on Redways.
You will be notified in advance of changes to the scheduled group session day.
How far will I have to run?
The sessions are usually measured over time rather than distance and the sessions length shall change as the weeks progress. Some sessions will be around 3 hours. You will always be given notice of the change in sessions.
How far should I be able to run at the start of the course?
We strongly advise you that you should to be able to run the half marathon distance at the start of this
You will work at your own pace and we shall be building up the distance. All runs will operate with a loop back process so nobody will be left behind. The only pace requirement is imposed by the 15min/mile from most marathon events.
Please note that there should be no medical reason which would make running dangerous for you and if in doubt please ask your GP before attending.
What is involved in the course?
The course will be introducing running skills through Interval, Hill and Fartlek sessions, through supported weekly coached sessions, as well as developing running endurance through Sunday group running sessions.
Within the plan, we will be encouraging Yoga, Pilates and Core Training sessions.
At the end what can I hope for?
Hopefully, you will be able to complete a 2024 spring marathon. You should have already secured entry to a spring marathon. Although aimed at MK Marathon in May, the course can support you to most spring marathons, with some adaptation.
What do I need?
A pair of running trainers, some comfortable clothes, fuel and a drink. If the weather is bad you will need appropriate clothing to keep you warm/dry. You may like to invest in a running belt or hydration vest for longer run sessions.
I am not a Redway Runners member can I do the course?
The course is for Redway Runners members, so you would need to join, but membership is just a bargain £5 to the 31 March, so join up then book a place.