Milton Keynes Marathon

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10/03/2013 at 18:32

Hi all! How did your long run go today?


I am so so happy today: I run for 4 hours and five minutes, covering roughly 38 km (did not bring the garmin to avoid stress but checked afterwards on g-map) . I had an exceptionally good run, I got the pace right from the start, I did not get tired and found out that a small can of coke halfway through does wonders for my sugar-starved brain.

Next Sunday I will run much shorter (only 2 hours 30) but the following week I shall attempt 40 km.

Thank you for the support SPEN - and what you say to V4D is exactly my plan: don't stress, enjoy the day and concentrate on finishing and having fun!


Hope all is going well for all of you too!

10/03/2013 at 19:28
Hi all,

I'll also be running MK. Just a suggestion for those needing it: there will be a variety of pacers during the race for those needing it.

How is everyone else getting on in their training?

Is anyone staying in MK the night before?
10/03/2013 at 21:01

Hi Emmy! I am staying in MK the night before. I think we are staying at the Holiday inn (or other similar not-great hotel) near the stadium.

11/03/2013 at 06:57


I did the MK half yesterday - very happy with my 2 hr 9min finish .

I live in MK luckily so accomodation for the Marathon is not a problem.

02/04/2013 at 12:14

Hi Everyone,

Just 2 more long runs scheduled. I managed to catch up after a week out with a bug and bad knee. So please they came in the same week, I don't think I would have had the sense to rest my knee for a week if I wasn't ill.

No injuries/niggles hopefully stay that way. Were staying in a travel lodge for Sunday night. I thought Milton Keynes was closer when I signed up, plus public transport is worse then terrible to get there.

How's everyone else doing?

02/04/2013 at 12:23

Did 17.5 Sunday - very tired and a few niggly aches but not bad - 20 miles to come (not really looking forward to that) then tapering.

I hope everyones trainings going OK - such a nice change to run in the sunshine.

02/04/2013 at 12:23

Hi all,

Just as a note - Travelodge have a bargain at the moment of 30quid rooms for Milton Keynes Central.

02/04/2013 at 12:42
I live in MK but am planning on my first marathon in mk next year- currently training for my first HM this June . I will be out on the day to cheer everyone on, good luck everyone , enjoy it and I hope it doesn't rain hard like last year
02/04/2013 at 12:59
Curlytwig - you could be a marshal if you are free

I think they are Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 1st may - register & double check website

Enjoy the day !
02/04/2013 at 14:27

Are you following a specific marathon schedule v4d? I'm just trying to run as many miles as I feel comfortable with and a long run once a week. I plan 2 20 mile runs next 2 weeks then a 3 week taper. This is my first marathon but I did a half in November finishing in 1.53. I feel a lot stronger now so hopefully finish in about 3.45-4 hours.

02/04/2013 at 14:30

i have now registered to volunteer/marshall or whatever is useful on the day with one of my daughters 

keep up the training runners 

03/04/2013 at 12:00

Hi does anyone have a good map of the course, the one on the website does not list the roads clearly, I want to transfer the route onto a road map of Milton keynes so the family can see where best to support me, thanks

08/04/2013 at 08:02

Hi all,

I'm running this and am aiming for a sub 3:30 time, just ran a half marathon last weekend and used it to check my progress. The race went really well but I picked up (what I hope is) a small injury.

Im going to have to take a rest week and see how it goes but in the mean time I want to see a physio and get it checked out to make sure I dont make it any worse. Can anybody recommend a good physio around Bedford or MK?

Hope everyone roses training has been going well

08/04/2013 at 08:20
Hi might not be near enough but type Flitwick physio into google. They were doing ??10 off voucher for 1st visit making it ??35. It's located near the train station - I think the address is station square

No idea if they are any good as my partner felt much better & never went

08/04/2013 at 20:52

Evening all. 4 weeks to go, I hope everyone's training is going well. One more hard week to go before the taper!


I'm hoping for a 3h05 finish all being well. Nursing an Iliotibial band niggle at the moment though, so stretching and foam roller torture for the forseeable future.


C&I - the best map I can find is here:


08/04/2013 at 22:35

Hi All! Fingers crossed all is still well for me, just done a half yesterday in 1.53 so I should be able to finish my first attempt at full distance within the 4.30 hours! I am trying to take it easy this week and then have a good crack at another four hours run on Sunday and then I too shall taper!

Good luck to us all!!


09/04/2013 at 08:24

Electric sheep thanks for that.

Training going well, I only go for a two week taper so two more long runs then taper down, I only use a two week taper as this is part of my training for an ultra in August, and I get bored with a three week taper, take care evryone

09/04/2013 at 14:50

Don't know if you still need a physio, but can recommend Martin at Body Limits in Newport Pagnell

12/04/2013 at 17:21

Has anyone else got their race numbers yet? I haven't.

Not long to go, just one more long run for me. Feeling good and getting excited. Hope everyone is well.

13/04/2013 at 00:08

Nope - no sign of race number yet.


One more 20-miler on Sunday then the taper begins. Saying that, I have a 17-miler scheduled the following Sunday, so two more long runs if you count that.

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