Milton Keynes Marathon

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19/11/2012 at 16:50

Anyone training for Milton Keynes Marathon 2013?  Working Sundays from January so Bank Holiday race day ideal for me but will need to factor in long runs during the week days. 

20/11/2012 at 18:07

Hi, you do not say where you are based?  I am doing MK 2013, aiming for sub 4 hours and would be happy to have company on the long runs.  Can do some weekdays, in the Northampton area.

20/11/2012 at 22:10
I have entered and will start training seriously after christmas. Only intending to get round wth a smile as my new job means getting time to do enough long runs for a pb is not possible.
21/11/2012 at 14:38

I would suggest joining a local running club who offer marathon training, where are you based?

I ran MK this April and loved it! I've also entered 2013.

21/11/2012 at 15:36

I would agree running clubs can provide great support, even if you can't get to the scheduled sessions you will meet people who you can then hook up with for training.  I'm also doing Milton Keynes 2013 and have signed up for the improvers workshop in January and all three of their organised training runs, I don't like doing too many races as part of training so hoping these runs will be less competitive but still get me to cover the distances.

21/11/2012 at 16:07
I like the idea of a running club. We use to have a lovely one in the village were I live, friendly and supportive, ran by people who knew what they were talking about. But the leader moved away and it sort of fell apart. It did wonders for my running, maybe its tiime to find a new one or look at the mk traing sessions/runs. Looking forward to running mk.
21/11/2012 at 16:40

Quick question to those brave souls how ran it last year. ( as I recall the weather was awful) How would you describe the course?

21/11/2012 at 20:52

Overall it was a brilliant day (apart from the rain) the course was flat with just a few climbs out of the underpasses,  I remember having to go up one bridge near to the end which was bit of a struggle.  It was a really scenic course running around the lakes. Despite the weather there was still a good amount of support which really helped. Have a fab day x

21/11/2012 at 20:58
Thanks for the info. I did all the training last year but was ill the day before so could not running so have to do it this year. Unfinished business and all!
22/11/2012 at 07:55

I'm running 2013!  And also ran in 2012.  The course was nice.  Very flat, can't remember there being any hills at all...just a few small humpback bridges to head up and over.  It will be really nice if the weather is better this year!  It can't be that bad two years running right?!  Am looking forward to not having to empty out my trainers of the puddle inside and not having to run nearly an extra mile due to diversions this year!!!

Drinks/Nutrition was in all the right places and there were portaloos on the way round.

Despite the weather, I loved it as my first marathon. 

22/11/2012 at 13:26

Did it this year - here is the elevation as recorded by the Garmin. Pretty flat:

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/445769/gallery/running_milton_keynes_29-04-2012__elevation.png?width=350

 

22/11/2012 at 19:04
Thanks, I thought it would be quite flat but nice to know from those who have experienced it.
23/11/2012 at 15:15

Thanks for the feedback people!  I always feel better if I know what's coming in a race and can prepare mentally for any nasties coming up.  I spectated at the 2012 event, the weather was dire but the marshals and spectators were very vocal and enthusiastic in the encouragement to to the runners.  Hoping for the same when it's my turn to run (and for better weather!).

28/11/2012 at 12:15

Hi All,

I am the Sports Massage Therapist at a Halton Health and Fitness Centre. We are running a completely free marathon clinic for those running marathons in 2013 to help get your training started on the right foot. Clinic includes gait analysis, injury screening, sports massage and advice on training and technique.  See http://www.twogoodsportsmassage.co.uk/2/post/2012/11/free-marathon-clinic.html for full details.

02/12/2012 at 22:25

Am thinking of doing the Manchester but now its approaching in Apri,  I havent done enough training. The MK  could be a possibility as my first marathon as have a few more months, its a fare bit away . . and I can get my running mojo back (running in the light mojo. . ). May can be hot though (I know last year was freak conditions . . well I hope). But I come from MK and know the area. 

Anyone else undecided ? x

Edited: 02/12/2012 at 22:25
03/12/2012 at 22:17

I am considering this marathon. This would be my second marathon - I did the Budapest one this October and my feet are itching to repeat the experience

04/12/2012 at 15:30

Just signed up for first marathon. Hope it's good.

04/12/2012 at 17:55
Gonna sign up tonight - woop woop!
05/12/2012 at 13:21

Woop woop indeed, just bought a garmin so I hope my training goes well.

I did the Norwich half marathon in 1.54 so hoping to go under 4 hrs.

05/12/2012 at 14:20

Getting excited already,can't wait!!!!  New route for next year looks great too!!!

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