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MK Autumn Run

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Organiser's Description

The MK Autumn Run (previously the NSPCC Half Marathon) has built an excellent reputation over the last 20 years for its high standards of organisation, facilities, marshalling, and has become a key event in the Milton Keynes sporting calendar, attracting both experienced and first time runners from across a wide area.

Two races - a 10k and a half marathon - will start together and follow one loop run of a new course for the 10k, and two loops for the half marathon. The course is almost entirely traffic free on the Redways (cycle paths) and takes in some of the very best sights of Milton Keynes, including the National Bowl, Furzton lake, Howe Park wood and the ancient tiny church of St Giles, finishing by running back through the wonderful Emerson Valley linear park.

2019 will see the introduction of a kids' race and invitation only 5k. The event will see an exciting new mix of running, music and food as it brings together athletes of all ages!

Distances

13.1 miles
10 km

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Well organised, great views, headphones forbidden

A well oragnised run with friendly marshals on all the crossing points to help runners.

Plenty of nice views including lake and parks, mostly running on nicely maintained paths and tracks.

The only negative was the 'no headphones' rule was a little excessive, with people being threaten with disqualification if they are caught listening to music on a run for more than an hour. I understand the health and safety concerns with crossing roads, but most peoples situation awareness is pretty good if they are confident enough to listen to something to help pass the time while running.

Apart from that the music and food at the start/finish line was great and the tech tshirt is nice and bright for the winter months.

Tim Little / Sep 29, 2019

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