Since the 14 June 2016 we have held a new Tuesday evening Explorer run led by Tim Giffen.

The Idea

We all have our favourite solo running routes around MK, if like me, these are typically between 4 – 6 miles and take in some wonderful sites around Milton Keynes. As a club we have an untapped wealth of routes that I would like to explore.

The Concept
Initially Tim Giffen will plan and design a number of routes around Milton Keynes to take runners out on, each taking in different parts of Milton Keynes; Redways, Canals, Woods and Lakes. The concept is to create a number of running routes for this group to run and explore other areas of MK outside of the norm. I will plan the first 4-6 weeks in advance and as the group progresses look internally to the runners for ideas for places to go; ether a suggested starting location that a route could be planned from or a known route they can share I could lead.

The Plan
Will look to run this group as a “social group”, the run will have loop backs to keep runners together.
It will start at 6.30pm prompt. (Runners will need sign in before hand)
We plan to do a warm up run to start with, no more than a mile (0.5mile out and back) with stretches from 6.10pm. (optional)
Initially the pace will be at 9.30 minute mile pace or quicker and anyone that attends will need to be able to run for at least an hour or more with out stopping.
The routes will be an hour long (ish) and will look to be between 4-6+ miles long dependent on runners pace.

Date Starting Venue Details Main Lead StepUp Lead
15/01/2019 Newport Pagnell MK16 8JS – Behind the Medical Centre Tim Giffen SianM
22/01/2019 Walnut Tree Hindhead Knoll, Walnut Tree MK7 7NR (Public carpark not the school) Tim Giffen SianM
29/01/2019 Peartree Bridge (Pub Carpark), Waterside, Peartree Bridge, MK6 3PE TBC SianM
05/02/2019 Broughton (Coachway) Coachway road, Newport Pagnell MK16 0AA Tim Giffen SianM
12/02/2019 Furzton Lake Shirwell Cres, Furzton MK4 1GA Tim Giffen SianM
19/02/2019 Oakridge Park Oakridge Park, Milton Keynes MK14 6FF Tim Giffen SianM
26/02/2019 Oxley Park Academy @ Shenley Wood Merlewood Drive, Shenley Wood MK5 6GG

Note: Oxley Park Academy has two sites, the meeting place is at the top of Shenley Wood not Oxley Park ….

Steve SianM
05/03/2019 Howe Park Wood Centre Car Park  – MK4 4DD Tim Giffen SianM
12/03/2019 Old Wolverton Outside Motorserv Wolverton MK12 5RH Tim Giffen JonathonC
19/03/2019 Route51 West Bletchley Tim Giffen SianM
26/03/2019 Tattenhoe Sports Pavilion Holborn Cres, Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes MK4 3EQ Chris SianM
02/04/2019 Aspley Woods MK17 8TS – Top of Church Road/Sandy Lane Tim Giffen SianM
09/04/2019 Campbell park Parks Trust car park by the canal – MK9 4AD Tim Giffen SianM