Running Clubs

Parks and Run

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

Their aims are to provide a fun, safe and friendly environment for everyone, from absolute beginner all the way through to marathon and ultra marathon distances.

  • 10 week long Beginners Courses held 3 times per year

  • Social Runs each week - with options from 5km to 10 miles

  • Training through specific periods up to half-marathon or marathon distances

  • All sessions are led by EA qualified Coaches or Run Leaders

  • Regular Track sessions at Stantonbury Athletics track to develop technique and/or speed

  • Various social events to build a great community within the club.

Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday  evenings from Willen Lake, and longer runs on Saturdays and Sundays are from other areas of MK on a rotational schedule - e.g. Furzton Lake, Bradville Windmill, Stony Stratford Nature Reserve.

  • Tuesday evenings meet at 1815 for Beginners/Improvers and 1930 for Improvers

  • Thursday evenings meet at 1815 for Beginners/Improvers and 1930 for Improvers

  • Weekend Runs, and Track sessions see for details

For all information please visit or or email

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 for further details.

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, bird watching 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Willen Lake South


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    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.