Under 18s

Redway Runners for Juniors started as a pilot for 24 children in March 2018. Since then, we’ve offered EA approved Coaching for U18s, suitable for any child aged 10-18.  In line with the ethos of Redway Runners, the emphasis in our under 18s group is on running as a social and fun activity, competition is very much for the individual.

Members over 16 are also able to join any Redway Runners adult runs – they are in the fortunate and unique position of being able to choose from ALL sessions and are encouraged to try everything.

Coaching volunteers operate within England Athletics guidelines and the suggested ratio of 1 coach to 12 children. All Redway Runners Coaching volunteers are qualified and licensed by England Athletics which includes a DBS check. All sessions are pre-planned, age appropriate and supervised by qualified volunteers. Safety is paramount and over training is managed during the sessions.

Kids on a bridge

U18s meet 3 times per week, Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. We train mainly in the wonderful green spaces around Milton Keynes, but when needed, use local halls and Stantonbury Track (Wednesdays). During the winter/dark nights we swap to Wednesday evenings at the Track every week.

Anyone who is interested joining can email the U18s Coach Douglas.

The Parent’s code of conduct is available for download here

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Group event photo

Firstly, contact Douglas and he will confirm the session details.  You are welcome to come along and try for two weeks.  At the end of the trial providing we have availability, you should then join the club.

Once registered, let Douglas know and he make sure you are included in all under 18s communications.

If taking part, u16s must always run with their parent/guardian and it must be agreed with the run lead before the run starts.

Longer club run distances may not be appropriate for those under 16.

Redway Runners take part in the Chiltern League Cross Country and under 18s are welcome to participate.

Races take place on Saturdays from October to February.

Under 18’s, and all runners in the Cross Country, will need to have England Athletics Affiliation with Redway Runners and take part wearing a green club top.

Read more about Cross Country.

5K parkruns take place on Saturday mornings, and junior parkruns on Sunday morning.

These are free events and members should register directly with parkrun, remembering to include Redway Runners as your running club.

parkun have rules for participants who are under 11 years old, details can be found on the parkrun website.

Then they are able to continue membership and take part in any runs organised by the club.

Yes, just remember kit normally takes about 21 days to be ready from ordering, so leave plenty of time.

We have a special page on the club shop with under 16s items.

Note, not all items are available in the under 16s range, but some adult items like the ladies’ vest come up in some small sizes.

You can order club kit from the ‘store’ section.

Find out more about the benefits of England Athletics membership.

EA membership is essential when taking part in cross country races.