Milton Keynes Marathon

Rating:

4.5/5

Jo Valentine

Jo Valentine

4.6

Great bling, good support and nice route

Was pleased how easy pre race was inc. dropping bag in stadium. Course was surprisingly scenic with lots of sections through pretty parks. Found the marathon tough due to lack of training and hot day but there was plenty of support. Stadium finish was great though further than you think and t-shirt and medal was great.

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Caroline Gautrey

Caroline Gautrey

4.1

MK HM

I originally booked to do the full marathon but I couldn't fully train due to injury so I dropped to the half.  It was really easy to do this via the online registration system.  

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Malcolm Haines

Malcolm Haines

4.7

Bank Holiday Special

A great marathon for all, well I imagine for all but I'm no elete or even experienced runner.

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Jordan Brett

Jordan Brett

4.9

Brilliant first marathon

Milton Keynes was my first ever marathon and it was a brilliant introduction. The course was interesting with barely any boring roads, I particularly like the wooded areas as it provided a bit of shade from the heat. The support was also fantastic and marshals were incredibly encouraging. The only bad thing was the car park, we paid for park and walk and was told when we got there that there were no spaces left! The medal was awesome and stadium finish really made the race unique. Overall a brilliant experience.

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Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke

4.6

Excellent first marathon

Brilliant experience of a marathon, very well organised. Will definitely be back next year.

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Robyn Hall

Robyn Hall

4.6

Great run!

Milton Keynes Marathon

This was my third half marathon and would definitely recommend it to others. It's a nice course, mix of road and paths. The organisation was outstanding - bag drop off and collection was the quickest so far. Great publications and email information in advance - all round great event. 

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Robyn Hall

Robyn Hall

4.6

Great run!

Milton Keynes Marathon

This was my third half marathon and would definitely recommend it to others. It's a nice course, mix of road and paths. The organisation was outstanding - bag drop off and collection was the quickest so far. Great publications and email information in advance - all round great event. 

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Richard Lowes

Richard Lowes

4.7

Already planning for next year

This is always a well organised event with plenty of support and entertainment out on the course - particular thank you from me to the man with the jaffa cakes around mile 22 :-) Only slight glitch me was the stadium parking which seemed a bit chaotic this year

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Heather Yovanoff

Heather Yovanoff

4.7

My debut marathon

The MK Marathon 2016 is the first I have ever run and I thought it was very well organised (save a bit of confusion as the race was starting) and the support all the way round was fabulous. It was a beautiful route and it was easy for friends and family to intercept runners on the way round. The stadium finish felt fantastic and it was great to be able to access my chip time and split times as soon as I'd finished. I also highly recommend the 5km race they put on the day before - helped me get a grip on my nerves. 

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Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark

3

half marathon

2nd time for the half and did the marathon last year.

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Gemma Roberts

Gemma Roberts

4.3

Nice half marathon

Nice course and fantastic marshals. The pre-booked parking could have been better organised. The finishers medal was very impressive, and the design of the T-shirt was really cool - if only there was the option of a woman's style or even an xs size, as it is too big for me. 

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Amanda Rankin

Amanda Rankin

4.3

Good first time marathon

Great info leading up to event. Enjoyed race and route. Marshalling was spot on and loved the  info signs. Couple of  minor tweaks -  a better map with road names  on for spectators who wanted to drive to  places on route would definitely have helped.Also  with the numbers I know quite a few  people didnt realise the coloured spot  was their pen colour, they just looked at main number colour and assumed they were blue.

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Patrick Butler

Patrick Butler

4.8

nice little gem of a marathon

Third running this marathon, everything ran little effortless (no pun intended). Love the new course and the signs pointing out the MK features. Which I missed to spot the cows! Might have to run again next year to see them.

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Kelly McGall

Kelly McGall

5

My PB Course

Absolutely fantastic race with wonderful support en route and a fantastic stadium finish! The roar as you enter the stadium was second to none, the medal is bling-tastic and everything backstage (runners area, baggage, goodie bag collection) was seamless! I'll be back!

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Nikki Mansell

Nikki Mansell

4.7

Great first Half Marathon

This was my first experience of running a half marathon and I found it very easy to register and participate in the race.  The support was great, the marshalling brilliant and waterstops well organised.  Arriving back in to the stadium and the crowd there was a brilliant way to end.

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Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis

4.8

First marathon

Super event, very well organised, great support all the way around, plenty of water stations, baggage area only took a couple of minutes to get my bag, fantastic stadium finish, the only negative was the start was congested, had to climb over a barrier to get in the start pen ! Yes I would definitely do it again !

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Andy Pandy

Andy Pandy

3.9

Well organised (mostly)

The start was a bit chaotic (something like 1/6th of the runners outside the starting funnel) but from then on it was a really good race. Lots of support, marshalls everywhere you needed them (all really supportive), water in bottles and the stadium finish is great. Cool technical T-shirt too.

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Mark Squire

Mark Squire

4.6

Great day in MK

My second time and another really good day, helped by the lovely weather. The route changes were an improvement. Organisation excellent and the enthusiasm, efficiency and support from the volunteers a real high point. A lot of thought goes into ensuring the medals are a memorable momento and the tech t shirt added this year was a bonus. With increased numbers start areas were congested, but a minor negative in an otherwise enjoyable  event   

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Iz Hodg

Iz Hodg

4.7

First half marathon

It was my first half marathon and it was a lot of fun, there was a lot of support and the only problem was that it was hard to find people at the end of the event but with so many people there that's understandable, I'm definitely going to run this marathon again hopefully next year where I'll be 18 and able to do the full marathon this time for an even greater challenge!

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Michael Consitt

Michael Consitt

3.9

Great course, great race, great location,great day!

The sun shone and a warm breeze blew through the uniquely beautiful (and enormously underrated) Milton Keynes as it featured as a wonderful backdrop for its eponymous Marathon.

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