Good race and I think they have tweaked it a bit since it first moved to the town centre from the Open University and those tweaks have been successful. The two wave start was a good idea and seemed to work well. The hill at the end is a bit of a killer. Well the last two miles killed my time. Althougjh actually the short but sharp lift up to the Belvedere wasn't too bad. The price of this race does seem pretty steep though, especially as no goodie bag *you buy the T-Shirt0. Actualy I thought hte medal was good but as I say somewhat expensive. The parking is all on hand and you pay for that anyway. OK they do have to pay for the early road closures. The marshalls don't get paid although their clubs get a contribution but as I say apart from that a good event
No just remember when we had a town centre office was that our directions to visiting people was leave M1 at Jct 14, head into MK and turn right at the 7th roundabout. trouble is 5 in you forget whether it is 4,5 or 6. So people still got lost.
Tell me about it Womble. I went to the FA cup game last year between MK and AFC Wimbledon. Quite a bit of attitude around that I must say. Loved the aeroplane that the Wombles hired with a banner off the back saying "We are the real Dons" that flew over the stadium.
I was in the Cow end but supporting Wimbledon which was interesting. I am originally a South Londoner but Crystal Palace is my family team.
Not really for most races but did do the South of England cross country last weekend and only 11 behind me. Mind you it was three laps and I hadn't finished the first lap when I got laped by five people who were flying either side of me. Ok these are national level runners but it was a bit disconcerting.
I also did finish last in a 5 mile race many years ago in Newton Aycliffe. It ran on an evening and it wasn;'t until I got there I realised that it basically a good club runners event and I wasn't that. I finished last by some way and still managed a PB at the time! So i sort of still went away happy.
Kaffeeg - well as you have asked I have to declare an interest. I don't live in MK but do work here.
Actually I agree with FarmerF, the place gets a bad press and not sure why actually.
It is a very green place with all the housing set back and lots of parks. You can run through MK and think you are in the country, Indeed Sheep in Campbell park which is two minutes from the Theatre at the top of the shopping centre.
Downside of this is as you drive in from M1 Jct 14, there are no landmarks, just trees so when you first come here it is easy to get lost.
The other problem with MK is rats, loads of them, town centre as well. If you think all towns have them; I have never actually seen one anywhere else including big cities (although no doubt they are around). In MK I can almost guarantee it and that is across main paths by the shopping centre, not if a backstreet by the bins!
Good races in Milton Keynes as well.
Also Coops must be from MK, looks just like one of the concrete cows.....