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Milton Keynes Marathon

Sun April 29 2012 Listed by Prof Disco Dean
122 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Joan Unaffiliated 4:01:01 4:43:00 4:43:00 64.32
Adrian Town & Country Harriers 3:33:40 3:57:23 3:57:23 58.22
afcbdave Reading Roadrunners 3:26:02 4:13:00 4:15:00 4:13:00 49.57
ahealthiermoo Wellingborough & District AC 5:04:15 5:06:52 5:06:52 44.13
Alun Lashing rain and strong gusts of wind. Flat course with only a few bumps over roads & canals and a few dips under roads to negotiate.

Faded badly over the last 4 miles and was like an extra in a zombie film for the last 2!

Ended up (along with many others) in the medical centre with my body temperature reduced to almost 32C.

Still got a 3 minute PB in horrendous conditions but it could have been so much more. Medway & Maidstone AC 3:27:15 3:27:15 3:14:59 3:27:15 64.96
Ambling Andrew Weather on the day a tad wet. Pleased with my effort. LDWA 4:18:40 4:18:40 4:15:00 4:18:40 56.98
andy wilkins HORRID RACE CONDITIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Harpenden Arrows 2:57:45 3:11:40 3:10:00 3:14:44 66.27
andyb Ely Runners 3:29:30 3:39:36 3:39:36 60.26
angelis Unaffiliated 2:55:06
Athers Bushfield Joggers 3:45:36 3:54:37 3:50:00 3:54:37 54.56
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 3:51:54 4:02:24 4:26:52 50.94
bigmunnki Bournville Harriers 3:08:10 4:12:00 4:12:00 50.38
blokewotruns East End Road Runners 3:43:16 3:47:21 3:50:00 3:59:51 62.63
boyband6666 The conditions were awful, and many paths flooded. To give a measure of it, of the 5k entrants, 1k did not start, and 800DNF'd. Again to explain the conditions, the winner, for a decent sized marathon, came home in 2:41.50, and only 24 people made it under 3 hours. My plans for sub 3 were scuppered by the 16mph headwind from miles 11-19, but I did a professional job, getting home in 3:08.40, to get my London GFA time. This put me in 72nd place, out of 2923 finishers - madness!

Not too far away in Stratford, the marathon was cancelled, and truncated to a half when most people were between miles 3 & 4. A call they should have made earlier, but apparently the weather was biblical...

Anyway I'll see you all in London next year, and hopefully we'll see the back of the weather! Also I shall get my 2.54 which otherwise I was on for today! Long Eaton Running Club, White Lightening Harriers, McCarkiss Endurance Project 2:38:38 3:08:40 2:59:59 3:08:40 66.21
branie99 Silson Joggers AC 3:46:51 3:59:16 3:59:16 56.76
Brookers MK Lakeside Runners 3:01:00 3:29:00
Bunny007 Unaffiliated 4:10:00 4:10:46 4:10:46 58.81
Burdock Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Haverhill RC 3:17:41 3:29:04 3:29:04 69.18
chrisp1 hillingdon triathletes
ClaireLouise1 Reading Roadrunners 3:56:27 5:01:00 4:30:00 5:01:00 45.93
coco1 Unaffiliated 4:37:16 4:37:16 4:37:16 50.98
cramp23M Wrekin Road Runners 3:37:09 3:38:39 3:29:59 3:38:39 57.36
Cuprascott Heavy rain and strong wind. Flooding on parts of the course. Unaffiliated 4:04:23 4:04:23 3:45:00 4:04:23 51.12
D.Lloyd Had terrible pain atmile 22 on front of left foot, heard crack at mile 25 and now fractured third metatarsal and on crutches....4-6 weeks out of action Unaffiliated 4:19:19 4:19:19 4:40:36 49.26
Dave Moody Milton Keynes AC, Redway Runners 2:55:00 4:18:09 4:18:09 48.39
davidaglewis Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners 5:15:03 5:15:03 5:15:03 39.65
Debski Unaffiliated 4:08:00 4:08:00 4:08:00 59.46
dgalswor Horrible conditions !!!!!! York Acorn RC 3:22:00 3:33:00 3:30:00 3:33:00 66.67
Doice Unaffiliated 3:13:48 3:13:48 3:15:00 3:13:48 65.50
DTs Unaffiliated 3:00:28 3:12:59 3:18:27 64.50
Elkcib Redway Runners, Fitmk 3:43:11 3:43:11 3:43:11 56.20
emdee Kendal AC 3:04:56 3:13:40 3:59:00 3:59:21 52.19
Fitz Apalling conditions - heavy rain, cold, blowing a hoolie. The course was waterlogged in places. FERC 3:51:40 3:55:23 3:59:00 4:03:29 54.82
flyboydavey 5hr Pacer ! 
100 Marathon Club 4:25:47 4:25:47 4:59:59 4:59:32 43.81
Flying pig Unaffiliated 3:42:47 3:59:47 4:23:30 47.84
Flying Scotsman Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 2:58:20 3:03:28 3:07:03 67.87
FormerHos Sub 4 hour target.. Maldon Soul Runners, Little Baddow Ridge Runners 3:55:13 3:55:13 4:15:00 3:55:13 53.32
Foxy Official sub 4.15 finished 4.12 on the nose :) 100 Marathon Club, MK Lakeside Runners, Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners 3:09:27 3:36:39 4:14:00 4:12:00 50.38
fudger Unaffiliated 3:34:14 3:34:14 3:34:14 59.75
gadster Watford Joggers 3:17:00 3:17:00 3:15:00 3:17:00
garrybiddle Time to step up to the mark???
It rained throughout the race and parts of the course were flooded
this led to diversions which in the end added a a further third of a mile :-( Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC, Redway Runners 3:20:56 3:44:13 3:59:50 3:44:13 60.57
gbrodie wet wet wet Bedford Harriers AC 4:38:55 5:02:31 5:02:31 46.00
GeoDude Corby AC 3:14:11 3:41:39 3:41:39 61.27
GrahH Wet and muddy Harpenden Arrows 3:37:45 3:43:14 3:53:13 62.60
hammer12 Redway Runners 3:59:23 4:08:24 3:58:00 4:08:24 51.96
Hannah@aro appalling conditions Harpenden Arrows 3:01:32 3:24:00 3:20:00 3:24:00 66.83
Hemel Runner Unaffiliated 3:57:23 3:57:23 3:57:23 52.62
Hendo FERC 3:37:31 3:57:11 3:57:11 53.15
HowHardCanItBe Collingwood AC 3:03:52 3:32:12 3:32:12 66.92
HowieB Unaffiliated 3:15:00
ianr Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Canicross Cambridgeshire 2:59:55 4:57:38 4:57:38 45.63
Iron_Mum DNF :-( FERC 4:24:20
J*C Ok will try again in a less crowded race, only hope I'm not still as tired as I've felt over the last few days, but I add my legs are fine it's just a case of eating:)  my long runs show this is achievable so I will join the pacing group at see if allowing someone else to manage the pace works:) Unaffiliated 4:37:36 4:45:54 4:29:07 4:45:54 52.20
J66 Unaffiliated 3:16:00 3:21:11 3:21:11 66.35
jcmwatkins Reading Roadrunners 4:42:58 6:17:41 6:17:41 34.17
jmk4 Unaffiliated 3:19:47 3:19:47 3:19:47 65.14
jodown68 Milton Keynes AC, Redway Runners 5:36:20 6:46:16 4:59:00 6:46:16 36.30
k1llerWatt Wootton Road Runners 2:44:07 4:08:32 4:08:32 50.26
KasRuns Redway Runners 4:03:24 4:33:38 4:29:59 4:33:38 51.23
Little Linz Wild, wet and windy; a lesson in suffering and survival! Unaffiliated 3:39:13 3:53:52 3:50:00 4:08:36 56.39
louisedelahaye Unaffiliated 4:44:00 4:44:00 4:44:00 50.23
LucyG Compton Harriers RC 3:15:31 3:43:35
Mags351 Unaffiliated 3:51:00 3:51:00 3:51:00 56.34
Marky-P Yaxley Runners and Joggers
Martyn Fisher Hated it from start to finish. Practically hypothermic. I'll have another go (at a different marathon) next year. Almost Athletes 3:59:43 4:39:56 4:39:56 48.51
MDrewett Milton Keynes AC, Redway Runners 3:35:24 3:54:44 4:00:00 3:54:44 57.69
melfloyd69 Unaffiliated 4:26:48 4:46:46 4:55:34
MikeM1984 Dartford Road Runners 3:38:22 4:05:48 4:08:24 50.29
Mikey T Unaffiliated 3:36:22 3:36:22 3:36:22 60.65
MK hatter Milton Keynes Lakeside Runners 3:25:18 3:45:19 3:48:15 58.48
mk parkrun the worst weather. ever Redway Runners 3:21:03 3:21:03 3:15:00 3:21:03 63.67
MuMag Unaffiliated 4:09:00 4:30:00
neems Unaffiliated 3:51:39 3:57:11 3:57:11 57.09
neilh2069 Unaffiliated 3:50:16 3:50:16 4:00:00 3:50:16 55.13
NikW Vegetarian Cycling & AC, VEGAN RUNNERS UK 4:01:12 4:28:27 4:28:27 51.49
Norrthwestarm Unaffiliated 3:18:22 3:26:32 3:44:38 58.91
officebased Unaffiliated 4:40:59 5:18:00 5:28:00 6:01:17 36.32
oneronaldo Bearbrook Joggers RC 3:50:18 3:50:18 4:59:59 4:58:37 55.09
Pete Wham Unaffiliated 3:19:36 3:55:29 4:18:20 48.38
Phil_BTT Unaffiliated 3:53:20 4:00:17 4:00:00 4:00:17 54.16
photogirlruns Striders of Croydon AC 3:54:41 4:31:05 5:00:00 4:31:05 50.14
Pilch North Derbyshire Running Club, LDWA 4:03:16 4:22:47 4:28:00 4:23:38 48.57
Plodder73 Shocking weather, had to walk a bit Unaffiliated 3:42:08 4:12:06 3:59:00 4:12:06 50.00
Pootle FERC 4:16:28 4:17:50 4:17:50 53.33
Prof Disco Dean complete fuck up from the start.. was pacing the sub 3:30 group but when mile 7 was out of sync it was hard to keep the group together!

not the best day and to top things off my bag got put on wrong lorry by mistake :-( so was wearing wet clothes for few hours until they found!! Reading Roadrunners 3:01:11 3:01:11 3:29:59 3:30:45 59.27
pwoodward22 Redway Runners 4:01:12 4:15:02 4:30:00 4:15:02 51.03
Raspy32 Considering the awful weather and flooding of part of the course I thought the organisers did well to allow the event to continue where quite nearby both another marathon and a triathlon had to be cancelled. The course was diverted at one point to avoid flooding (looked like a river!) so ended up slightly long (about 0.25 miles) but that couldn't be avoided. Got cramps in the cold at mile 17 and hobbled to the finish! Redway Runners 4:23:47 4:23:47 4:15:00 4:23:47 47.55
Ready Redway Runners 3:44:00 3:44:00 3:44:00 55.82
Red Scouse MK Milton Keynes AC, schuhwiedu-oberaudorf Baveria 3:18:42 3:52:24 3:57:30 56.20
Rog36 Well pleased with my time, although it's a shame the course measured 26.6 miles as I would have been under 3:10:00. Still next time! BRJ Run and Tri 2:59:56 3:06:54 3:14:59 3:11:19 69.77
ronthedog Unaffiliated 3:50:57 4:24:13 4:24:13 48.85
runlozrun Unaffiliated 3:24:50 3:54:20 3:54:20
running26 weather was terrible on target for PB upto 19miles, then someone swapped my legs for a geriatics. Thighs where dead from cold and wet and kness felt arthriic. Unaffiliated 3:51:22 3:56:18 3:45:00 3:56:18 58.49
RunVegan VEGAN RUNNERS UK 3:49:00 3:49:00 3:49:00 61.22
RussellR The weather was very very wet, but the running was awesome. Milton Keynes AC 3:24:07 3:36:45 4:00:00 3:36:45 60.54
RxKaren FERC 4:28:25 5:17:32 5:17:32 44.92
Sblack70 Bracknell Forest Runners 3:59:28 3:59:28 3:59:28 53.89
Shen-Lung Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 5:07:15
sheppardmk Course estimated 0.23 miles (370m) long due to a flood detour Redway Runners 3:21:11 3:21:11 3:30:00 3:21:11 69.32
Shred Betty Lliswerry Runners 4:14:32 4:17:48 4:30:00 4:20:05 56.03
sleepylion Wet, windy, cold day. Unaffiliated 3:52:01 3:52:01 3:55:00 3:52:01 57.04
Smoggy Milton Keynes AC 3:17:26 3:21:32 4:00:00 3:21:32 64.57
smoke free Well well well, another marathon entered, who'd have thought it............... Unaffiliated 3:14:10 3:40:00 3:29:59 3:40:00 60.68
Southampton Tony Lordshill Road Runners 2:56:09 2:59:58
Stellameister 100 Marathon Club 3:40:08 3:54:18 4:19:40 52.76
straitjacket Redway Runners 3:16:19 3:25:27 3:25:27 69.75
sue y BRJ Run and Tri
superdog Unaffiliated 3:45:22 4:10:00 4:10:00 54.80
Tash01 Haverhill RC 3:54:04 3:54:04 3:54:04 59.89
theOtherRichard FERC 4:23:58 4:38:54 3:59:59 4:38:54 46.27
thuginasuit ill during the week knew after 9miles it would be a struggle just to finish therefore pleased with time the hardest race ever 100 Marathon Club, Trail Running Association 3:50:58 3:57:52 4:30:00 4:33:44 51.87
Tim of MK MILTON KEYNES FULL-MARATHON -  26.2 miles  -  4:40.53  (approx 2:15 / 2:25 splits) (2,094 of 2,923 finishers) - I looked out of the window when I woke up and nearly went back to bed!   I should have done.   It was brutal.   The combination of cold, heavy rain and storm-force wind made the going very, very tough.  Physically (cardio and legs), I was fine through the first half – although I thought seriously about calling Sue pretty much every mile.    Miles 14-18 were the worst.   All into the wind.    They just completely knocked the stuffing out of me.   So, I went into ‘survival mode’ for the last few miles – jogging when I felt able and walking when I didn’t.    The last mile was awesome.  All downhill with StadiumMK in sight.    Then, down the tunnel and into the stadium, which was absolutely ‘rocking’,  for a finish that I’ll never forget.   With hindsight, it was foolish taking on 26.2 miles on so little long-distance work.   However, I don’t think that it was lack of base stamina that ‘thrashed’ me.   Rather, just having to work so, so much harder each and every mile meant that I had no reserves.
Unaffiliated 3:58:33 4:40:53 4:40:53 50.10
tintin86 Teignbridge Trotters 3:44:16 4:13:25 4:00:00 4:13:25 51.35
TrailsurferUK Rain just poured down right throughout this race. Full of mud and much of the course seemed similar. Feet were killing me at mile 22. Was far from my best. Didn't enjoy this race at all but luckily went with a good crowd who more than made up for it. Reading Roadrunners 3:20:56 3:25:06 3:25:00 3:45:19 61.34
trevreyno Unaffiliated 3:59:59
trnb2011 It was very wet cold and a very hard race to complete for the first time. UKnetrunner 5:02:58 5:04:21 6:00:00 5:04:21 41.04
Ultra Sparkly Bridget (USB) Buckingham and Stowe Running Club 4:26:52 4:50:41 4:50:41 54.62
wezza1967 Unaffiliated 5:22:48 5:22:48 5:22:48 41.35
whiteflash Unaffiliated 3:06:54 3:29:39 3:43:51 56.31
WineRunner53 Road Runners Club 4:28:44 4:28:44 4:28:44 66.76
wshippin UKnetrunner, Redway Runners, Sweatshop Running Community - Milton Keynes 2:55:51 3:27:17 3:30:00 3:27:17 60.26
xanbar Unaffiliated 4:56:18

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Supporters
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Course congestion
3.8
Water Stations
3.7
Recommendable
3.5
PB Potential
3.5
Flatness
3.5
Fun Running
3.3
Refreshments
3.3
Finish Area
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Scenery
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Value for money
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Course Accuracy
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Starting Area
2.8
Toilets
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Race Pack
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