The Wolverton (Willen) 5 Mile Road Race

Sponsored by and by Body Limits

The 54th Wolverton 5 mile road race will be held on Sunday 25 November 2018, starting at 11am.

This year the race will also start and finish at a new position on Willen Lake, on the Events Field by the pub/kids park (MK15 9HQ).

You can enter the race by completing the entry form and sending it off to the race secretary or enter online via Marshall Milton Keynes members should contact Jackson Ryan to claim their free entry.

Directions: From Junction 14 of the M1 Motorway, head for Milton Keynes. At the first roundabout (Northfield), turn right onto the A509. Continue over the next roundabout (Pineham) and across the centre of Willen Lake. At the second roundabout (Pagoda) turn left onto the V10, Brickhill Street. Follow the car-park signs into the Willen Lake car parks. Please note that these are pay and display (pay on exit).

Race registration and number collection is at the Willen Lake sailing / information cabin (next to Freedom Fitness gym) with the Start/Finish area on the Events Field (between the splash park and the water sports café).

Please note that no numbers or information will be issued prior to the race. Numbers and chips can be collected on race day, so please allow sufficient time to collect your number.


First 3 men


First 3 women


Veteran men


Veteran women

£200 prizes:

First man to break 23 minutes


First woman to break 26.20


Entry Fee:

£10 (£12 unattached)

Late entries (on the day):

£12 (£14 unattached)

Entries to:

Race Secretary, 30 Avocet House, Millward Drive, Fenny Stratford,

Entries close:

20 November 2018

Cheques should be made payable to MMKAC.

History of the Race

The first Wolverton 5 Mile Road Race was held in 1965 and has been held every year since that time, on the last Saturday in November. The early races were organised by the then Chairman and now President, Milford Callow, and his wife Rose holds the distinction of having officiated at every single race. The first winner was Mike Price (Bristol) in 24.10. The following year, this record was reduced to 23.34 by Tony Sunderland (Shaftesbury Harriers). This record held until 1969 until Ron Grove (Leicester Coritanian) reduced it to 23.20. This record held until 1980, despite some excellent performances from international athletes, Tony Simmonds and Ian Thompson (Luton). The 1980 race was a tremendous contest between international steeplechasers, Roger Hackney and Gordon Rimmer, with Rimmer getting the edge in 23.08. The biggest ever field in the Wolverton 5 was in 1981 when there were over 700 entries and 530 finishers.

By 1991, the two-lap course round the Wolverton Railway works was becoming heavily congested and the decision was taken to move the race to Willen Lake, where it has been held ever since. The course has remained essentially the same, involving two laps of fast, traffic-free redways. Registration/Numbers will be available at Willen Lakeside (near the Peace Pagoda) off Brickhill Street (V10) with ample parking. In 1992, British international, Alison Wyeth, recorded the super-fast time of 26.21. This was the fastest five-mile time by a woman in any British race in 1992 and remains the race record. The following year it was the men's turn when Justin Hobbs (Cardiff) ran the fastest five-mile time by a man in any British race in 1993, recording 23.01. In 1995 the course round Willen Lake was modified to improve the finish. The best times on this new course are 23.35 by Julien Moorhouse, set in 1999, and 26.36 by Liz Talbot (now Liz Yelling), set in 1996. Keith Cullen won the race in 2003 in 23:46. Prizes of £200 are offered to the first man to break 23 minutes and the first woman to break 26.20.

The 2017 Race 2017 Race results

The 2016 Race 2016 Race results

The 2015 Race 2015 Race results

The 2014 Race 2014 Race results

The 2013Race 2013 Race results

The 2012 Race 2012 Race results

The 2011 Race 2011 Race results

The 2010 Race Results of the 2010 Wolverton 5

The 2009 Race Results of the 2009 Wolverton 5

The 2008 Race Results of the 2008 Wolverton 5

The 2007 Race Results of the 2007 Wolverton 5

The 2006 Race Results of the 2006 Wolverton 5

The 2005 Race Results of the 2005 Wolverton 5

The 2004 Race Results of the 2004 Wolverton 5

Results of the 2003 Wolverton 5

Results of the 2002 Wolverton 5

The 2001 Wolverton 5.

The 2000 Wolverton 5.

The 1999 Wolverton 5.