This was a great first marathon. Excellent support and very friendly runners. Nothing compares to the overwhelming feeling of seeing the stadium at the end and doing the "victory" lap around the field.
First time I have run the MK marathon, wasn't expecting much as I don't consider MK to be the most picturesque town. Well I stand corrected, you do run 5/6 miles around the town, but after that you venture into the surrounding villages and parks outside the city and they are stunning.
A fast and enjoyable race which was supported very well by local peope. A varied terrain which kept your mind and body occupied. A good finish in the stadium and a well stocked goody bag given to you at the end.
Really well organised event.
Really well organised event.
Absolutely loved everything. Fantastic route, martial, support, amazing atmosphere. Loved the medal and t-shirt designs also. Well organised, definitly be back next year!
I have completed the MK Marathon four times now and it is consistently very well run and organsied with a varied and interesting route. I would highly recommend this race for people who are not after a totally flat Marathon. Starting and finishing at the staduim is fantastic as the facilites are great with no need for portaloos and associated long queues :-D
Good race went off way to fast gutted I didn't stick to my training the course is not as flat as you would think due to the redways and under passes probably due to the previous 20 miles lol however managed sub 4 hours ran 3 hr 52 min 05 secs will be back next year
The Milton Keynes Half marathon was the 1st organised half marathon I have run and the furest i have every run.
My only critisism is that for people who were collecting numbers on the day, the queue was far too long. I imagine some people got to the start late or didn't have time for their pre race routines. Number collection (if you entered past the time to get your number posted) wasn't offered this time.
(Please note: this review is for the Full Marathon)
This is the 4th time run the marathon and each time parking is a nightmare. Each time I've paid for VIP parking and this year park and walk. What a waste of money, hardly any direction signs, no vechile registration , no marshalls, any one could park there!
This was my first full marathon after completing few half marathons.
I've done the marathon once and the half marathon twice and this is a well organised stress free event. Always regular well stocked feed stations, friendly marshalls and volunteers and knowing the stadium finish is coming ... well that should keep you going. The atmosphere is fantastic.
great race! Amazing organisation, support, logistic, route. Just one note, there are no real hills BUT it's not flat, it's wonderful but you'll not do a pb here. 5 stars race!
i love this race. It was my first time running the MK Half and I really enjoyed it.
Enough support to keep you going yet low key enough to be relaxing. Can't wait to do it again!
I completed the half as the 1:45 pacer for the second year in a row. This is a great race with a lovely atmosphere. You can do 5k on Sunday and half or full on Monday. If you do the double you get a special medal.
Easy to get to and good organisation at the start. Great stadium finish and quality medal