Run for miles with the Redway Runners’ help

Redway Runners
Redway Runners

Running a marathon is about as tough as it comes for most amateur runners, but there’s a club in town who are keen to help.

Redway Runners are launching their ‘Zero to Hero’ programme, aimed at helping novice runners into marathon machines, ready to compete over 26.2 miles.

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. Doug will be supported by Redway Runner coaches, run leads and, most importantly, the many club members that have trodden the same path over the years.

The famous runners in green will cater for all abilities to deliver a training programme suitable for you, to help you get to the start, and indeed the finish line.

The project will get off the ground in early June ahead of next year’s Milton Keynes Marathon.

There is no fee to join, but you must provide your own running equipment - shoes, clothes, GPS watch - and race fees.

However, the club asks:

>> Must be available between June 2015 and next years MK Marathon which will be held in May 2016.

>> Must be a “novice” runner. Applications are welcome from inexperienced Redway Runner members or non-members .

>> Must be local and available to train regularly.

>> Must be medically fit.

>> Must be happy to be involved in RR and MK Marathon public relations.

>> Must be happy to attend progress meetings, interact with other members of the group and mentors.

If you are interested in applying please send an e-mail to by Monday May 25, introducing yourself and telling us in a couple of paragraphs why you would like to take part in the project.