Beat the Barge

This is a fun (approximate) 5 mile, multi-terrain course taking in off road, redways and the canal towpath – suitable for anyone who can run the distance. The event is a fun run for club members with a great event village in a beautiful location…….with a pub on site!


Saturday 3 August 2024
Start time: 4:00 pm


Approximately 5 miles


Linford Manor Park, High Street, Great Linford. Milton Keynes MK14 5DZ



This is a not for profit event – all proceeds will be spent putting on the event and giving back to entrants by way of tee and medal, any profit will go to the club charity of the year

We would like to welcome back lots of past participants but plenty of new ones too but are especially pleased to welcome back Captain and Master Bates who will return with their barge again after enjoying previous years so much…… it might have had something to do with squirting so many of you with water pistols!!

We hope that everyone will stay and enjoy the surroundings after the run – there will be refreshments available, but picnicking is positively encouraged.

You can watch a video of our 2019 event on YouTube (thanks to Sanjay).

Report on the 2021 event click here

Report of the 2022 event click here

Report of the 2023 event click here


  • Picturesque start area in Linford Manor Park
  • Off road running at Stonepit Field
  • Canal towpath running…….. and a few steps to a bridge!
  • A bit of woodland trail running
  • And of course, a redway!

Course route:


All finishers will receive an all new BESPOKE medal and a event tee shirt

Prizes for first, second and third male and female runners.

Entry open only to Redway Runners members, log in to your Redway Runners Love Admin account, click here and go to the ‘Events’ tab

Beat the Barge Hall of Fame

First male

2015 30:28 – Paul Clifford Jones

2016 26:43 – Ben Fairhall (course record)

2017 30:18 – Stephen Dunham

2018 32:52 – Sean Pinney

2019 28:54 – Will Shippin

2020 – No event due to Covid

2021 27:42 – Ben Fairhall

2022 28.15 – Adam Stone

2023 31:12 – Andrew Emmerson

First female

2015 33:11 – Sinead Bradbeer

2016 33:45 – Jen Sangster

2017 33:48 – Jen Sangster

2018 38:35 – Sarah Lawrence

2019 33:28 – Katie Tucker

2020 – No event due to Covid

2021 32:37 – Jen Sangster (course record)

2022 37.43 – Rena Galardziak

2023 35:36 – Sarah Bird

Notch Bracelets

We have a Redway Runners Notch Charm for this event, you can find the bracelets at:  The Redway Runners charms are at:

Redway Runners members discount code is: REDWAY10, which will give club members 10% off everything on our site other than clothing.