27 Jan

It's Not All Concrete Cows And Roundabouts

pEACE pAGODA wILLEN lAKERedway Runners were out in force earlier this month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the designation of Milton Keynes as a new town on January 23, 1967. The town was named after the original and retained village of that name and is now home to around 250,000 people.

Redway Runners, who train from David Lloyd Leisure Centre, were quick off the blocks with a flash mob of 130 runners who decided to celebrate MK50 by photographing 50 well known locations on an 'Icons Run' totalling a half marathon distance. 
The route took the runners from tranquil Willen Lake to the train station and back with stops that included the Peace Pagoda (pictured), Campbell Park and the Point. They even managed to surprise shoppers by running through The Centre:MK! 
To finish off the run and bringing things right up to date, the runners then performed the mannequin challenge while running up Campbell Park Hill - quite a task for 130 runners to keep still for so long! 
Redway Runners founder, Martin Lawrence said, “It was great to have so many of our club members join us for this fun event to start our MK50 celebrations and it’s fair to say everyone had a brilliant time. It was a beautiful sunny day and certainly a great way to blow away the cobwebs and start the New Year.” 
The Redway Runners have a number of events planned in 2017 to celebrate MK50 and you can find out more on their website or by following them on Facebook. 
You can view the MK50 photographs and the mannequin challenge video here