Milton Keynes December Half Marathon

A likely mudfest?

18 messages
25/09/2013 at 16:24

It's a new event so no point asking for feedback but as the course is predominantly on topwpaths does anyone know what the surface is like? As far as I can tell from Google it looks quite wide and well surfaced paths rather than muddy towpaths - any locals shed any light?

Cake    pirate
25/09/2013 at 17:26

wheels not a local but been around there a bit hiding from the roundabouts if this is where I think it is from the map it's going to be all well surfaced path's.

M...eldy    pirate
25/09/2013 at 17:56

The Redways will be fine for running ... well surfaced certainly

25/09/2013 at 22:26

I'm a local and it'll be fine as the others have said.  I'm tempted myself

With the bank holiday marathon offering the half distance for next year MK has more halfs than roundabouts these days. 

25/09/2013 at 23:13

Thanks all - I think that's the decision made. I was planning on doing the Portsmouth Coastal marathon the weekend after, but realsitically I'm not fit enough nor motivated enough to do the necessary miles. This will keep me ticking over and mean I can party Christmas weekend

26/09/2013 at 07:48
runlozrun wrote (see)

I'm a local and it'll be fine as the others have said.  I'm tempted myself

With the bank holiday marathon offering the half distance for next year MK has more halfs than roundabouts these days. 

Morning Loz!

Now you know that last statement isn't true

Are you going for this one? I'm tempted. Do you think we could drag Tony S out too?

26/09/2013 at 12:25

Hi Andy,

Yes I think I will as not many halfs in Dec and as I did Bedford last year and not wanting to run the same once twice this new one would fit the bill

I will send Tony an email now to see if we can get him out as well.

When's your next run? I have Loch Ness on Sunday



26/09/2013 at 12:52

Good luck at Loch Ness Loz - is that your first marathon?

I'm doing a few half-marathons in Oct & Nov, and the obligatory Halloween 5k nite run in Reading.  I'm trying to get to 100 half-marathons in early 2014.

26/09/2013 at 13:53

No it's my 5th, one a year for last 5 years.

Just got London rejection so working out where to head next year if I can muster the energy to do the training all over again.

I'm doing St Neots and possibly the new Luton half at the end of Oct.  I'm going to be over 30 halfs by the end of the year and have the same aim as you apart from the early 2014 bit

PS: I've just entered this one 

27/09/2013 at 07:47

Last Feb I went to Malta for a half marathon.  They also run a full marathon.  Very nice events, and a nice warm weekend away in the middle of a freezing winter!

All the best for Sunday

01/10/2013 at 13:51

Entered. So that's Luton, dirt half challenge in Leighton Buzzard and this between now and Christmas. Will be looking forward to the combined christmas and Birhday blowout the weekend after

01/10/2013 at 22:00

Never been to Malta Andy but I'm in Florida in February and have my eye on a hooters half over there 

2W - I've done Dirt half and that was good.  Am just waiting to see if this cold shifts before signing up for Luton.

02/10/2013 at 12:25

Loz I'm really looking forward to the Dirt one. I just missed out on entering that last year, was spaces available when I looked on the evening, went to enter the following lunchtime and entries were closed! I ended up doing the Uxbridge-Watford canal one instead which was also great fun and a very unexpected PB so it worked out well in the end.

17/10/2013 at 21:55

2W - Haven't run the watford canal half but its on my list.  Doesn't look like I'm going to have recovered from this cold sufficiently to make luton at the end of the month

Andy - Tony came back to me and said he'd be up for this MK half if we were.  Well I'm signed up so what about you?

18/10/2013 at 13:30

Right Loz. I'll sign up then too!

Hooters half?  Really?  Will your wife let you run that one? 

19/10/2013 at 13:33

How's the cold Loz?  In my house we've all had Tonsillitis, not much fun. 

I've signed up for this event so we just need Mr S


28/10/2013 at 21:31

Cold has almost gone Andy so should be back running next week.  Tony has signed up for this one now so there's no turning back for him  

With regards the hooters half I'm thinking of leaving the wife at the villa just to be safe

28/10/2013 at 21:45

Hummm tempted... No race planned until next May ... and fancy a half time 

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