Race of the week
Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon - Sun 13th December 2015
The Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon is supported by Up and
Running and is the perfect excuse to get out of some Christmas shopping! It
has a lovely venue where you and your supporters will be able to purchase
hot drinks and cake in aid of our preferred charities.
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Iain Davies-Moore | Wirral Half Marathon | 2015 race
Overall a very positive experience. The course is flat and fast, with a small amount of rougher ground to negotiate, but most seasoned
runners will have no problem at all, and it certainly didn't detract from the event. It's coastal for the majority and the surface is good.
There are short sections where you run on the road/pavement, but for the most part it is along the estuary front. Support seemed to be good
and the marshalls did their job, there were ample opportunities for family and friends to cheer the runners on.
Although not important to me, the t-shirt and medal seemed of good quality and the goody bag was more than adequate compared to some
events I've done in the past. I would certainly consider this event again and I would recommend it without any problem.
Runners should remember that the race (both 1/2 and 10K) finish at New Brighton, so thought should be given to your transport arrangements
back. The NB station is a 10 minute walk from the finish line and trains are every half hour at a price of £3.50 back to Birkenhead Park.
Parking at BP is ample and, for the most part, free.
Rachel Rick | MNBA Chester Marathon
Another brilliant race. From a club runner's point of view, 'Club Corner' meant that runners from a number of clubs had somewhere to gather -
a great idea. As always, well organised and friendly with lots of great support along the route. Plenty of drink stations with lots of toilets - saw very little in the way of queuing. Race Angels were particularly supportive as I came into the city at the end of the race. Great facilities once runners had finished, with food options and clothing sales. Slight niggle was one pacer who was quite ahead of schedule and really seemed to demoralise runners he passed. He stopped at about 24 miles to cheer people in,
but he knew he was going too fast and kept on saying so. Really difficult to pace such a long event, I guess.