Running Clubs

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MK Lakeside Runners is a small running club of fun runners.

Their aims stretch from:
  • Training from scratch (complete beginners) to 5k
  • Maintaining just 5k
  • Maintaining just 10k
  • Training up to half marathon
  • Training up to marathon.

They encourage members to run three times a week, two sessions with the club on Mondays and Wednesdays and then one arranged session amongst themselves. They run sessions for beginners and improvers at Willen Lake on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Beginners and improvers at 6.15pm
  • Improvers at 7.30pm.

Separate schedules are set up for members training up to 10k from 5k, half marathon from 10k, and marathon from 10k, but any other member can participate in the training.
For more information visit their website www.mklr.org.uk or email runMK@garethsnelson.co.uk

Other clubs which run in our parkland and beyond:

Marshall Milton Keynes Athletics Club caters for all standards of achievement and all branches of running including: road running; track, field and sportshall athletics; cross country, race walking and fell running. All athletes from those aged nine to ninety-nine are welcome to join the club, to train with them and to compete in the many and various leagues, team and individual competitions. There is also a session for 5-8 year-olds on Saturday morning at 9.30am.

The Club enjoys substantial annual sponsorship from Marshall Amplification Ltd, which it uses to support its athletes, coaches and officials. See www.mkac.org.uk for further details.

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Discover our parks

  • Caldecotte Lake

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    Planning an outdoor adventure in Milton Keynes? Explore the beautiful location of Caldecotte Lake. Whether its watersports, birdwatching or children’s activities, you’re sure to have a great family day out, with lots of space for little ones to run around, plus some tranquil corners to relax as well.

    Refreshments
    The Caldecotte Pub & Grill is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

  • Furzton Lake

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    Furzton Lake’s open views make it a popular choice for joggers, cyclists and walkers. Created to act as a basin for floodwaters during rainy spells, the lake has matured into an easily accessible and peaceful oasis for local residents, office workers and wildlife.

    Refreshments
    The Furzton Lake Hotel is open for meals, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

  • Teardrop Lakes

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    Part of the Loughton Valley Park, the four Teardrop Lakes are also a destination in their own right, providing fishing waters and a peaceful escape for those working in nearby offices.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at the Teardrop Lakes. The nearest shops are at Shenley Lodge and Shenley Church End local centres.

  • Ouzel Valley Park

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    The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

    Refreshments
    There is the Ye Olde Swan pub at Woughton on the Green and a further two pubs - the Barge and the Cross Keys – that are located on Newport Road in Woolstone village.

  • Campbell Park

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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.

  • Willen Lake South

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    The Watersport Centre at Willen Lake, come on down and hire a boat!

    Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

    Refreshments
    The one4six café and The Lakeside Pub operated by Fayre and Square.

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