Redway Runners rev it up at Daytona
Full speed ahead for Redway Runners at their first Daytona 5000
172 Redway Runners lapped up the action at the first Daytona 5000 (Sunday 13 September), putting this test event through its paces on a go-kart circuit that is more used to the sound of engines rather than the pounding of feet! This was also the first organised event for Redway Runners since lockdown in March and was a slick, socially distanced operation from start to finish. The weather was perfect too.
With it being the first event it was only open to members of Redway Runners and it used staggered starts from 8am to 9.30am to ensure their safety in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines. Wearing their distinctive club colours, the green machine had the honour of being the first runners ever on the Daytona Outdoor Go-Karting Track in Milton Keynes, completing 5 laps on a course that included 11 corners and straights of different lengths.
Taking part were the January Beginners Groups who had to suspend their programme due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown but were able to graduate at this unusual race. They received a well deserved medal for their drive and commitment.
Simon Read was the winning male in 19:26; Sarah Lawrence was the winning female in 21:30.
There was a bespoke medal, free hot drinks and a bottle of water for the finishers with all profits going to Redway Runners charity of the year, MK Act.
Image courtesy of Simon S (Redway Runners)