7 May

MK Is OK

Milton Keynes Marathon

Bank Holiday Monday saw another successful staging of the Skechers Performance Milton Keynes Marathon. The third edition of the event saw 3,000 signed up for the full 26.2 mile distance and a further 2,000 entered for the new half marathon event.

The races started and finished at stadiummk and saw thousands line the streets of the Buckinghamshire town in support. The race was won by Rick Lloyd of Stockport Harriers in a time of 2:43:25.

The first woman home was Sarah Hill from Farnham Runners who crossed the finish line in a time of 3:00:21. Although just missing a sub-three time, she could console herself with a new course record.

The event also included the Geoffrey Leaver Corporate Challenge and the fancy dress Superhero. Race Director, Andy Hully, said: "It's been full of great sporting challenges and fantastic support out on the course. The people of Milton Keynes can be very proud of themselves today.

"Among the scores of good causes to benefit from the event were the marathon's charity partners Cancer Research UK, MK SET and St John Ambulance. In the last two years the event has raised over £1 million for deserving causes and I¹m sure this will increase after this year's event."