Saturday 9 July: MK5000 PB Special
Entries are now open for the MK5000 PB Special
We will be applying for a Level 2 licence.
May 22: SOAR MK3000 PB Special - From the 199 finishers of the SOAR MK3000 PB Special, 120 (60%) came away with a personal best, in a feast of 3000m running.
17 July: SOAR MK5000 PB Special
The SOAR MK5000 PB Special was held on a scorching hot day with the mid-afternoon temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius. Many found the conditions to hot to handle with 31 of the 229 starters not making it to the finish line.
Of the 198 who did finish, 88 produced new personal bests (44%).
The elite Men’s and women’s races both produced super fast times.
The women’s race, held in slightly cooler conditions at 8:20pm, involved a three way battle for the win between Abbie Donnelly, Morag Millar and Jenny Nesbitt with an inspired Abbie winning in 15:42.65 from Morag (15:43.57) and Jenny (15:44.90). Abbie took nearly 40 seconds off her personal best , with Morag taking over 25 seconds off hers. The winning time was just five seconds slower than Jess Judd’s 2018 MK5000 Stadium Record.
As the men’s race started the sun dipped below the horizon, the temperature cooled significantly and the wind dropped. Almost perfect conditions for racing produced some scorching hot times (much quicker than that in the England Athletics Championships in Bedford on the same day). Five men dipped under 14 minutes with Jack Rowe taking the victory in a new stadium record of 13:41.40. The old record of 13:57.33 was set by Ben Bradley in 2019s MK5000.
On 27 July 2019, there was a fantastic day of 5000m running at Stantonbury, despite the wet conditions. 186 of the 280 finishers (66.4%) achieved personal bests, with 14 of the 20 MMK runners (70%) running lifetime bests.
In the women's elite race, Jess Judd was content to sit in the pack for most of the race, but accelerated into the last kilometre to finishing comfortably ahead of the field in 15:37 (the same time she achieved last year). Aldershot's Louise Small was second in 15:48, with Nicole Taylor just behind in third as five women ducked under 16 minutes and with three of the top six finishers achieving personal bests.
In the men's race, Jack Gray went with the pacemaker to establish a lead over the chasing pack, but was swallowed up in the last kilometre to finish sixth. There was a real battle for the line as Aldershot's Ben Bradley edged out Mohamed Mohamed (Hillingdon), as John Sanderson (Guildford) threw himself at the line to grab third spot by 0.03 seconds over England Athletics 10000m Champion, Adam Hickey. Five men ducked under 14 minutes, with four of the top six achieving personal bests.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this event zing.