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!


August 7, 2021
Start time: 10:00 am


Approximately 5 miles


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


£12.50 including booking fee
Limited to 200 entrants.
We have sold out every year so book early to avoid disappointment!

This is a not for profit event – all proceeds will be spent putting on the event and giving back to entrants by way of goodie bag/medal

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).


  • 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!


All finishers will receive an all new BESPOKE barge medal and a brilliant goodie bag!

Optional BTB merchandise will be available from the Redway Runner club shop.

Prizes for first male and first female runners.

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

First female

2015 33:11 – Sinead Bradbeer (course record)

2016 33:45 – Jen Sangster

2017 33:48 – Jen Sangster

2018 38:35 – Sarah Lawrence

2019 33:28 – Katie Tucker