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Zero to Hero Programme 2016/17

March 10, 2016 by Martin Lawrence
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Redway Runners are proud to announce the continuation of the Z2H project.

Our aim remains unchanged, we want to help “novice” runners become marathon runners.

This will be a simple and flexible programme that will make the most of existing resources within the club. The project will be led by Doug Yabsley & Stuart Woodruff. Additional support will come from Redway Runner Coaches, Run Leads and, most importantly, the many club members that have trodden the same path over the years.

So, have the recent marathons whetted your appetite to pull on those running shoes and work your way up to a marathon? Are you excited by the idea that “it could be you” but not really sure where to start? Is there a special charity in your life that you would love to support through running a marathon? Well, if so, we can help and we want to help!
Everyone has busy lives. However, although this plan will be carefully structured to deliver you to the start line of the MK Marathon in May 2017, it will be flexible enough to fit into your own lifestyle. The Training Schedule will follow these stages:
To prepare you for a successful marathon race day, the plan will include a number of races:

We are now looking for people to join the programme in April. There is no charge for joining. However, participants will be expected to pay for their own equipment (such as trainers, running gear and a GPS watch). There will also be race entry fees – Participants will complete 1 x parkrun, 1 x Club 10K, 1 x Half Marathon, 1 x 20 mile & of course the “Graduation Marathon”.

We’re trying to keep things as simple as possible, and we’re keen to receive a wide range of applications, so we have kept the application criteria to a minimum:

  • You must be available between April 2016 & next years MK Marathon which will be held in May 2017.
  • You must be a “novice” runner. Applications are welcome from inexperienced Redway Runner members or non-members who are prepared to join the Redway Runners (RR).
  • You must be local and available to train regularly as part of the RR club activities.
  • You must be medically fit.
  • You must be happy to be involved in RR and MK Marathon Public Relations & always ready to represent RR favourably.
  • You must be happy to attend progress meetings, happy to interact with other members of your group and of course your mentors.
  • Qualities that we need from you will include:

1.     Determination;
2.     Dedication;
3.     Commitment;
4.     Reliability;
5.     Honesty;
6.     Facebook user;
7.     A sense of humour!
If you are interested in applying please send an e-mail to  by 1tst April 2016 telling us in a couple of paragraphs why you would like to take part in this exciting project. If you have any questions please contact Douglas Yabsley directly either via Facebook or email to the aforementioned –