Milton Keynes Marathon

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17/04/2013 at 20:02

Finished long runs today, feeling good and ready to go. So hopefully no colds or other injuries in the next 3 weeks. Just read about a guy who had a melt down at Brighton marathon trying for 345 so I'm rethinking my plan. Maybe go a little slower to give me the best chance of going under 4 hours.

18/04/2013 at 07:23

Hi all training going well even thoguh a niggle in my knee this morning, 18 miler tomorrow then step it down abit until the marathon, last year was so wet that you could not really enjoy the course, looks like it wont be so wet this year, take care

19/04/2013 at 09:45

Got my number yesterday Green 1004

19/04/2013 at 20:25

Got mine too green 1027 with my name on.

20/04/2013 at 09:37

Got my number now too, green 1280.

Does anyone know the parking situation? Can't find any info in the race pack beyond the VIP parking, or are they expecting everyone to stump up for that. Might do that regardless as it's only £6, but they did state the spaces were limited and I've left it rather late...

22/04/2013 at 12:26

signed up today but i've been contacted by them to assure my race pack will be sent out this week. 

sign up to gun start was almost exactly 2 weeks....eeek, (ive been training for a full for a year, dont worry, im not DF3 :P) 

22/04/2013 at 14:16

Good luck! I like the idea of signing up so close to a race ( as you have trained for it ) Makes tapering more exciting and less soul destroying.

22/04/2013 at 16:56

went out and did 14.5 miles at race pace today, i'll do an 8 and a 6 on wed/friday, a 10 on monday, and a 4 next wed... then time off till race day.

22/04/2013 at 18:01

Hi I anyone planning on traveling to the Milton Keynes Marathon by public transport as I was may wish to know about the following information I recieved from the race organisers via email today. I am palnning on travelling from London by train and wanted to know about the local bus service and this was there reply.  " The buses don't start early enough on a bank holiday and we've informed the local taxi companies top put on extra taxis at the station. Hopefully you'll be able to split the charge between other runners."

25/04/2013 at 12:40

Hello all! I am so excited about this! Fingers crossed, I feel very very ready. last month I run paddock wood half comfortably in 1.53 and a couple of weeks ago I have run about 40 hilly km in a little over 4 hours... the temptation of trying to go sub-4 is very very very strong but I am going to resist it as it is my first marathon and do not want to set off too fast and then die a thousand deaths at km 32!

 

I also got my race number, green, I think I am no, 1962 and with my name on it.

 

Is anybody meeting up the day before?

26/04/2013 at 21:40

mine arrived, im 2787 green (no name, assume because i signed up late)

28/04/2013 at 22:13

My number is 998. Very excited. first Marathon.

29/04/2013 at 11:19

One week today we will be all doing our best, cant wait hope the weather stays ok

29/04/2013 at 11:32

Just want to say hope every one has an amazing time next Monday, my back is improving slowly, I can walk briskly for 5K and I managed to jog 1K last week. But I'm obviously in no state to take part. 

I will be thinking about it all day and hoping next year I will be fully recovered and able to take part! x

29/04/2013 at 12:44

Sorry to hear that Joanne.

I just went out for a nice comfortable 10 miles to start my week off, nice steady 8:20 pace. felt great the whole way. 

Just a 10k on wednesday now and i'll rest up till race day. (im on my feet all weekend at work so i'll be mobile enough)

29/04/2013 at 20:51

Hi folks, entered this last night..left it until I'd done VLM to see if I was up to it..remains to be seen if I am. Does anyone know about race pack at this stage, would prefer to have it before the day but then that may be a close call. So, impulse entry-I hope it's a good one. On the parking front, VIP parking spaces sold out, anyone know of a good little spot to park my weary bones?

29/04/2013 at 22:56

i signed up last monday, and my race pack arrived on the thursday, 

29/04/2013 at 22:57

where to park? i was just looking myself, over the road from the stadium is an industrial estate, surly loads of places to park in there, only 3000 people have entered, the stadium car parks alone should cope with that small number no? i doubt it will be hard to get parking around the area.

30/04/2013 at 07:19

Cheers Mark for both bits of info. Weather looking good for it at the moment

V4D
30/04/2013 at 07:34

Hi all

Parking at Mount Farm industrial estate is good and it's opposite the stadium, no more than 5 minutes walk. We're local and always park there instead of at the Stadium (it's free for a start )

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