Guest Coaching Session – Early Group Thursday night

Early Group Runners, we have a special session on Thursday evening with a guest coach running the session. Sheila Rose is going to lead us with a program which, I’m sure, will be a little different and probably more interesting than the usual program. Even if you don’t usually come down on Thursday nights this session will be something not to be missed. Come down and learn a little about technique and running style, it will be fun!

Update – Club VMLM Ballot 2016

Updated 11/10 – Due to packaging changes from VMLM and deadline agreement from c’ttee meeting

All – as per previous years if you’re unsuccessful in the main VMLM Ballot then you can apply to be in the club ballot. As yet we do not know how many places we have (last years was 2) and you must fit the following criteria;

* member has to have been refused a place in the official VLM draw
* member has to provide evidence of being turned down to Club Secretary before the deadline
Either a forwarded rejection email, or paper letter (if you donated entrance fee), or entire pack if you did not donate your fee.
Emails to Club secretary, or show proof to a c’ttee member.

* Deadline is 31st October 2016
* member has to be fully paid up member for the full membership year of 2016/17 – paid for by April 30th / EA Affiliated with MKLR
* member should not have won a place in the Club VLM draw in the previous year (i.e. Won in Ballot Dec 2015 – Run in 2016)

Any queries just ask.

Xmas Do 2016 – Update

Following the success of the weekends BBQ and while we’re all in pretty good spirits I though i’d take this opportunity to remind you of the current situation regarding the MKLR Christmas Party.

Last week we paid deposits for 49 people. As we didn’t fill enough places straight away to get the venue exclusively ours they will now allow any other interested parties to apply for the remaining places. There are plenty of places currently still up for grabs so as you decide you wish to attend then we can keep paying for places until such time we are told that the venue is full.

    The club Early Bird discount has finished

But until the end of the month the venue have their own 10% discount making the cost of a ticket £35.55 per person. After this discount ends the price then goes up to the full amount of £39.50 per person.
Get in early to avoid any disappointment. We will be posting regularly throughout the month with updates.

All details can be found on the Members only page LINK

Christmas Do – 2016 – Earlybird special….

Sorry for mentioning it SO early but the Xmas do is being planned at the moment by Simon and we have an early bookers discount. Message below from Simon – Social Committee member

This year’s MKLR Christmas Party will again be held at The Jury’s Inn, Central Milton Keynes on Saturday 17th December from 1900 hrs to 0100 hrs.

Last year’s party was a fabulous evening and hopefully this one will be just as good.

I have again secured the restaurant section and we can have up to 100 places and if we fill them the venue will be exclusive to us………we had 83 attend last year!!
The usual price of the evening is £39.50 but for any bookings done before the end of August there is a 10% discount that the hotel give (making the cost £35.55). Last year the Committee offered an “Early Bird” price and it has been agreed to do the same again this year.


We have to give the venue an idea of numbers and pay the deposit at the start of August so this “Early Bird” offer is open until the end of Sunday 31st of July where the cost will then revert to the normal price of £39.50 per person.
For your money you get a 3 course meal, pay bar and disco. The menu is available to view (see below) but choices are not needed until later in the year so i will deal with that one as and when!
The 2016 Christmas Brochure should be available on the Jury’s Inn website for you to have a look at. This also includes details of how to book accomodation at the hotel, if required. A single room with bed and Breakfast is £65 and a double is £75.
Please pay directly into the club account Sort Code 23-05-80 Account Number 19230015 putting your NAME and XMAS PARTY as the reference please.

You can also visit any Metro Bank and pay cash or cheque into the club account that way. Money will not be accepted by any of the Committee – sorry!
Any questions then please feel free to ask.
Thanking you in advance for your support :)

AGM 2015/2016 – Official announcement

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 8pm on Monday 23rd May. All members are welcome and indeed encouraged to attend.
It will be held at

The South Furzton Meeting Place, 1 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes, MK4 1DS

The Agenda is as follows:

1. Approval of Minutes of 2015 AGM
2. Report of the Club Secretary
3. Report of the Treasurer
4. Election of Committee
5. Amendments to the Constitution
6. Additional Matters Raised By Members
7. Provisional Date for 2017 AGM
8. Chairperson’s Comments

Any member is welcome to apply for a position on the Committee. Current Committee members are not guaranteed to continue in their role, though they can stand again if they wish.
The 9 roles on the Committee and current members in each role are:
Chair – Dionne Whelan
Vice Chair – Gerry Brookman
Secretary – Laurie Mills
Treasurer – Kevin Kemp
Membership Secretary – Keith Bedford
Head Coach – Richard Tearle
Social Events – Simon Stimpson
Event Co-ordinator – David Lewis
Committee Member – Andy Gower

Gerry Brookman and Andy Gower have indicated that they are not prepared to stand again. If you would like to be considered for a role, please feel free to contact anyone currently on the committee to find out what this will entail. Everyone wishing to be considered for a role, including those who are re-applying for a position must be nominated and seconded by two club members who must send an e-mail for the attention of the Club Secretary to by May 9th confirming their support.

Any uncontested roles will be automatically assigned, and a vote will be held at the AGM where more than one party has been nominated.

If anyone has any items they would like to be added to the Agenda, then please send details for the attention of the Club Secretary to by May 9th

We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd.