The Skechers Performance Milton Keynes Marathon has been named amongst the top 10 marathon races in the UK by readers of a popular running magazine and website.
The monthly publication’s yearly polls are based on feedback from those who have taken part in marathon events across the UK.
“A lot of the feedback touched on the atmosphere and support out on the streets and Redways of Milton Keynes. The huge numbers of people who cheered on competitors were amazing and it really did make a lot of difference to the runners.
Many commented on the excellent organisation and encouraging marshals, and we owe our thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who gave up their Bank Holiday Monday last year to help the race go smoothly.” said Mr Hully.
Other runners commented: “Great to finish in the stadium with people cheering you on and shouting your name. That was priceless.”
“The support along the course was great. The race numbers had our names printed on them and it was really nice to hear the spectators spur me on by shouting my name and offering words of encouragement.”
Organisers have also added the new MKM Half Marathon to the event for 2014, which like the marathon, is on a traffic-free course and finishes in StadiumMK. http://mkmarathon.com/