VIDEO: Roasting conditions for MK Marathon

One of the hottest Bank Holiday weekends on record was awaiting the runners of the Milton Keynes Marathon on Monday.

Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 12:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 5:39 pm
MK Marathon

More than 2,000 completed the 26.2 mile course in temperatures reaching 27 celcius, making record times look a tough ask,

First over the line was Denys Olefir from Saint Edmonds Pacers completing the race in 2:37.40 - around six minutes slower than the course record. He was followed home by Scott Harrington (Otley AC) in 2:39.55, with Phil Dickens (Cambridge Harriers) rounding out the podium in 2:43.40.

Colleen Nicole Mukuya (Great Yarmouth & District AC) was the first female over the line in 2:57.40, just seven seconds shy of the female MK Marathon record. She was comfortably ahead of Melissah Gibson (Ealing Eagles Running Club) in 3:08.30, with Heather Hann (St Albans Striders) in 3:09.58.

MK Marathon

The half marathon was won by Michael Aldridge (Wootton Road Runners) in 1:13, narrowly beating David Hudson (Brj Run and Tri) by four seconds. James Bellward (Bedford & County AC) completed the podium in 1:14.07.