Did you know that Redway Runners have a vibrant under 18 section? Young Redway Runners, aged between 10 and 18 meet up regularly across Milton Keynes to train together in a safe, supported environment.
Coaching volunteers operate within England Athletics guidelines and the suggested ratio of 1 coach to 12 children. Several run leads have or are working towards leadership in running fitness qualifications and age appropriate sessions are overseen by a qualified coach.
All sessions are pre-planned, age appropriate and supervised by DBS checked, appropriate volunteers. Safety is paramount and over training is prevented during the sessions with different age groups encouraged to do more or less depending on age and ability.
Adult parent runners are welcome to run with the group. This is helpful to ensure safety and minimum child to adult ratios. Several other parents might run independently at the same venue.
Members over 16 are also able to join any Redway Runners adult runs.
U18s meet twice per week,:
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, we have standard kit, just remember kit normally takes about 21 days to be ready from ordering, so leave plenty of time. We also have under 18s items in our performance range as well.
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.
Redway Runners for Juniors aged 10 years and over, 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.