MK Festival of Running

A sign that potentially the pandemic may be behind us is that the organised running events that cross our picturesque parish have resumed their regular dates. The MK Festival of Running has just taken place on the 13th March. The weather conditions overhead were quite overcast, ideal for the runners. The 20 Mile race was won in a very impressive 1:49:46, that’s about 5.5 Mins per mile. To see the results of all the races click here.

The 5K race attracted 234 runners; the 10K 576; the Half Marathon 630; the 20Mile 375, a total of 1,815 runners. There were runners from literally all over the country taking part. There are some images from the race below.

The MK Marathon weekend will shortly be upon us. As with previous years the three marathon events on the day, the marathon, half marathon and marathon relay, all cross the green from Peartree Bridge and head north up Newport Road. There’s plenty of opportunity to come out and support all the runners, especially as they turn into Newport Road at the Jubilee Oak, where there will be the usual inflatable arch and music playing. Unlike for the MK Festival of Running there will be some road closures with the Green closed to traffic between 10:00am and 11:50am and Newport Road north of the Green closed between 10:15am and 12:10pm on May 2nd.

There is also a 5K run on May 1st called the MK Rocket 5K. This does not pass through Old Woughton parish, but will cause parts of Saxon Street south of the city centre to be closed before 10:30am on May 1st.

For full details of all road closures in Milton Keynes on May 1st and 2nd you can visit the MK Marathon website at