The RUNdown – 27th June: Milton Keynes Marathon, Bumble Bimble & Black Mountains Trail Races, Race to the King Ultra & Draycote Water 10k

Milton Keynes Marathon

Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK Marathons, the MK Marathon is scenic, and fast 2-lap race, and today’s race saw Mike Day clock up an impressive 3:16:37 over the distance after some solid training over the last few months, coming 141st out of 847 runners

Black Mountains Trail Race

Katie Price travelled over to Wales this weekend for this 13k Trail Race where she was met with some challenging conditions and steep terrain – to quote her: “sliding down hills on my a**e, rain and sheep poo”. She completed the race in 2 hours and 37 minutes

The Bumble Bimble

This is a lovely 5 or 10 mile Trail race through Chaddesley, Nutnells and Pepper’s Wood, and Sunday morning saw Alison Giblin, Amanda Crees and Caroline Edwards run the 5-mile distance, and Kate Thompson run the longer 10-mile route. Results for both races are in the table below:

Bumble Bimble (5-miles) Age Cat Chip time Position
Alison Giblin FV55 00:58:01 18 (F)
Amanda Crees FV45 01:11:17 55 (F)
Caroline Edwards FV50 01:11:21 56 (F)
Bumble Bimble (10 miles)
Kate Thompson FV40 00:45:48 41 (F)
Black Mountain Trail Challenge (13k)
Katie Price 02:37:19 TBC

Race to the King Ultra 

Last weekend saw Caroline Park take on the “Race to the King” Ultra event, clocking up over 53 miles over 2 days along the scenic South Downs Way trails from Goodwood Racecourse to Winchester cathedral. This was Caroline’s first marathon/ultra-distance and saw her finish in a fantastic 90th place out of 505 competitors overall, and 47th lady out of 342.

Draycote Water 10k

Steve Armstrong, Jason Pitcher and Louise Bell headed over to Draycote Water on Wednesday evening for the first 10k race in their summer 5k/10k series. Jason and Steve came 12th & 15th places overall and 2nd and 1st in their age group respectively, with Louise Bell finishing 1st lady in new 10k PB time of 45:48. Full results below:

Name Age Cat Chip time Position
Jason Pitcher MV50 00:42:21 12
Steve Armstrong MV60 00:42:53 15
Louise Bell FV40 00:45:48 1 (F)