NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon

Who's in?

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09/05/2012 at 17:55
Who's doing this?
I am and I'm excited, I've never been to Milton Keynes before - I hear it's very flat.
09/05/2012 at 21:56

 

I'm in! And yes it is a pretty flat course, taking in a lake and nice mile or two along the canal. Slight uphill last mile I think but nothing frightening 

10/05/2012 at 08:41
Sounds great. Any travelators?
11/05/2012 at 11:41

tempted by this, but never done a half before!

11/05/2012 at 11:44

It is pretty flat around MK, and the lakes are quite nice. 

What MK lacks in hills it makes up for with roundabouts

13/05/2012 at 22:35
Do we have to run round roundabouts then? Maybe they could be re-named Runabouts for the day.
14/05/2012 at 22:22

i'm in, lol runabouts johnny2323 looking forward to this as last half in mk was rotten weather so hoping beening as it's july weather will not be -1 :-0

14/05/2012 at 22:45
Nice race. I've done it twice. Not as flat as you expect as it goes up and down a bit under all the underpasses which although not much up and down becomes a bit wearing.

The start is tight and if you're not careful you can get dragged along by the faster runners.

But as the others have said the scenery is quite nice and not what you would expect for Milton Keynes.

Last year the weather was poor wet, cold and miserable. Going to go back for a third go this year.
12/06/2012 at 20:10

I'm in.  Had an absolute shocker at the Southend Half last Sunday.  Fell off the rails with the training for that one (included a few too many Friday night benders, McDs, not enough long runs, long runs not long enough...).  Need to right that wrong!

24 days to go!

12/06/2012 at 22:31

Finding it hard to find some accomodation for that weekend - just realised the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone is on that weekend!  Hotelliers are cashing in!  Arghhh!

13/06/2012 at 10:18

Any advice on getting to the start from the train station? All FAQ are about parking...with the relatively small number of entrants/most people driving would a taxi be OK? 

13/06/2012 at 14:12

Can I assume it is similar to Southend and has potential for a PB?

13/06/2012 at 17:24

 

From Milton keynes station its 5 minutes in a cab to the start/finish of the event. Always plenty of Black cabs outside the station. Even though its Grand Prix day their shouldn't be any problems getting one. Most people going to the GP will be making their way by car, not getting cabs.

14/06/2012 at 10:36

Thanks Padders33

18/06/2012 at 11:10

Anyone got their race pack yet? I entered on 10th May, but still not received one...

18/06/2012 at 22:13

Havent received race pack yet - though I did only register last week.  Shouldnt be too far away.

18 days to go!

19/06/2012 at 09:02
I'm not ready, could we put it back a week
19/06/2012 at 18:33
Just had an email. packs on their way.
23/06/2012 at 12:42
Number arrived. 2 weeks. Not ready!
23/06/2012 at 15:42

2 more long Sunday runs then should be ready-ish. Goal: 2h 5m.

 

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