NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon

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23/06/2012 at 19:28
You can do it VITZ!
24/06/2012 at 15:27


I've managed to get a calf strain with 3 weeks to go, having been injury free all year until now. Praying it's ok in a few more days

Quite annoying really....

26/06/2012 at 22:12

Cheers Johnny2323.  Preparation coming together now.  11 days to go!

Still no race pack.  Will give the organisers a call later this week.

27/06/2012 at 08:30
I suffer from calf pain quite regularly so my sympathies Padders33. Hope you make it.
27/06/2012 at 09:30
@Padders33: Do compression socks work for calf strains? Maybe worth a try. They're pricey though. Hope you make it mate.
27/06/2012 at 10:53


Well I first felt it after about 3 miles last Monday. I stopped and walked home. Friday I tried again and it came on after about a mile. Again I stopped straight away and walked home. Tried again Monday and ran 4 miles and it seemed fine. Yesterday managed 11 and again not a thing, so hopefully, touching the most woody piece of wood imaginable, I may have dodged this one. 

Stopping and walking home as soon as I feel unfamiliar pain seems to be the most important lesson I've learnt since starting running. In the past I prbably would have tried to "run it off" leading to serious time on the sofa feeling like an idiot.

28/06/2012 at 22:50

Racepack arrived today.  Includes flash looking chip strip. 9 days to go...

Edited: 28/06/2012 at 22:50
29/06/2012 at 10:16
Haven't done a long run in a few weeks. Got hit by a migraine at mile 4 on my last half at beginning of June and ran/walked to end.
Last race was a trail 10k last Sunday resulting in a PB for that race.
Going to a 40th birthday party on Saturday night and planning a 13miler on Sunday morning. Hmmmm.

Not looking like a stunning performance next week for me then....
02/07/2012 at 14:45
Forecast looking wet but a comfortable 18 deg for the weekend which I actually prefer!

Happy running everyone!
02/07/2012 at 19:46

Anyone off to M.K.Half from this area on Sunday? and have an empty seat?  Need help with transport.....

02/07/2012 at 22:37

Sorry, I can jog to the start. Glad the forecasts not too hot. I have a fear of the sunshiiiiine 

03/07/2012 at 22:15

Anyone know good spots for spectators, not running this year but a mate is so want to provide some support.

04/07/2012 at 08:42

Running prep all done with a 10Km this morning.

Spin class tomorrow maybe. Pool work Friday. Rest Saturday.

Rain still forecast with comfortable 18 deg.

Good luck all!

04/07/2012 at 12:59
Sounds good. I did a fast 10mile Friday and a very slow 13mile Sunday with hangover. Will knock out an easy 4.5mile tomorrow AM and Friday PM.

Looking for a sub 2hr after my pitiful 2h27m last month.
04/07/2012 at 23:32

My long runs have been appalling the last month, DId the MK 10K last night to get some redway practice in and a couple of other 6 milers this week.

Just aiming to try an survive sunday and enjoy it.

06/07/2012 at 01:34
Can't wait ! Ran the Southend half marathon in 2.10.55 just a minute outside my best. Been taking it easy since including 8 days in Ireland. This week I just ran short runs as my body wasn't feeling it. But tonight I felt good. Nice comfortable 6 miler . Will take it easy now . Travelling from south east London. Aiming to run it in 2.05
06/07/2012 at 12:54

Hi all - I wrote to the organisers about any potential cancellation/postponement with all this rain forecast for the weekend.  I'm driving up from Kent tomorrow so thought I'd ask.  Their reply:

"Hi Vatau – we have been watching the weather closely over the past couple of days and the forecast has gone from heavy rain, to light rain and back to heavy showers again! However, we believe that we will be on the fringe of the really torrential rain that is forecast for the next 24 hours or so. 

In the past 14 years, this race has been run in all conditions (including very heavy rain) and we do not anticipate that there would be conditions on Sunday that would make us cancel the event this year.  We will be keeping a close eye on any parts of the course where there might be standing water (ie under a couple of underpasses) but the race is run on the city’s redways which are generally well drained.

I hope that this reassures you and that we will see you on Sunday."

Edited: 06/07/2012 at 12:55
06/07/2012 at 14:11


Two of the problems I have in the rain should be solved with some careful placement of tape and Vaseline.

The other one, other runners cutting across to avoid puddles, I can live with.

If I remember correctly, there is a wooden walkway across some marshy ground at about 10-11 miles that will be slippery.


06/07/2012 at 14:24
When I booked this race three months ago I never thought I'd have to worry about it being cancelled cos of the weather. Bonkers.
06/07/2012 at 18:10

Thank you Vitz! Sounds like a PB is out of the question then. More like focus on not slipping !

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