Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

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05/11/2013 at 20:27
Is anyone up for this new Half? Any comments on previous races organised by the same team?
I am pondering but bit cautious due to it being the inaugural event!
Comments?
05/11/2013 at 20:49

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05/11/2013 at 21:00

I was thinking about this one too 

Feedback would be helpful. 

Is £22 not a bit steep though? 

Edited: 05/11/2013 at 21:01
05/11/2013 at 21:21

I've signed up for this with a few running pals.  I don't know anything about the organisers but as a local I'm happy to give them a chance.  Not many halfs in December and I did Bedford last year.  Not sure what the limit is but over 320 have signed up already so might not be open for much longer.

05/11/2013 at 22:06

I'm in. After the farce that was the inaugral Luton Half last month I'm a little wary that it has no proven track record but it looks a decent course so fingers crossed it's a success

07/11/2013 at 23:22

Anyone know if its a fast one? Otherwise looks good. I'm keen. 

 

18/11/2013 at 21:36

I'm going to give it a chance

19/11/2013 at 07:55

I'm hoping it'll be a pleasant run with towpaths and parks - fingers crossed..

19/11/2013 at 15:12

I've just signed up too! This will be my first half in a proper race so feeling a little nervous already!

27/11/2013 at 14:42

I've just entered...it was the pretty picture of the towpath on the website's front page that swung it for me!

I don't tend to expect too much of myself in end-of-year races so, coupled with not knowing quite what's in store, I won't be aiming for a great time ...they're more for the sake of keeping motivated when it would otherwise seem to cold and dark to get out and train/race!

V4D
05/12/2013 at 17:44

It's a nice course. I live in MK and regularly run the canal section

07/12/2013 at 15:49
V4D wrote (see)

It's a nice course. I live in MK and regularly run the canal section

How flat is the course overall. Have been looking for an end of year HM. Not expecting a great time as my running the last few weeks has been a bit hit and miss. But I am tempted,

V4D
07/12/2013 at 16:14

It is pretty flat - on the section from mile 6 to 11 there are a few underpasses which are a bit of a pain and  there is a slight uphill from 10 to 11. No 'proper' hills

07/12/2013 at 18:24

Just picked up my race pack!

10/12/2013 at 14:42

V4D is right. It should be a nice course with a long section next to a stream and lakes, but maybe not too quick as it has a few sharp turns, a low tunnel at 6.5 and a few ups and downs in the second half. They have avoided the worst of the hills in the town centre by running around them though.

RTS used to have a slightly dubious reputation, but in recent years I haven't heard any complaints about the numerous races they organise so should be fine on that front.

13/12/2013 at 13:26

really toying with entering on the day for this, despite promising "no more races this year"......last half was stevenage at beginning of Nov which I found tough as it had lots of long inclines and was 2 laps. Despite that, I was only 3.5mins outside of my PB. Also training for VMLM and need some motivation to get out and do a long run as havent done a real long one for 3 weeks......at least in a race, I know I will do the distance, even if it isnt fast or pretty haha. So maybe I will see some of you there - I will be the one near the back running (hopefully) sub 2:37:00

13/12/2013 at 13:50

Are you sure you can enter on the day?  The online registration site is now listing it as closed.

13/12/2013 at 19:11

The site states that there are a limited number of places on Sunday. But what does that mean 10? 50? A couple of hundred?

13/12/2013 at 23:24
I want to race but dont want to travel and find out all the 'limited' places are filled!
15/12/2013 at 16:44

Well I really enjoyed that one today.  lovely to see another side to MK

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