Atkinson claims a century in first MK24

Some of the MK24 athletes
Some of the MK24 athletes

Mark Atkinson completed an incredible 100-miles in the first ever MK24 Midsummer Run.

Just under 200 runners took part in the race, arranged by Redway Runners, which allowed runners to race as many laps around a 6.55 mile course, taking in Campbell Park, Willen Lake and Ouzel Valley.

Over the 24-hour period, a total of 5,800 miles were achieved and the winner, Mark Atkinson completed an amazing 100 miles over the weekend.

Simon Read came a narrow second spot as he completed 72 miles.

The winning team ‘The Brickhill Braves’ completed almost one lap per hour and 23 in total.

A total of 77 runners completed the ultra-marathon, 54 in the half marathon and 39 in the full marathon.

Martin Lawrence, Chairman of the Redway Runners said: “This first event was a huge success and we’ve received so many messages of thanks and support from so many people.

The Redway Runners is an all-inclusive running club in Milton Keynes and has sessions every day of the week to suit the needs of all people. For more information about the club, visit: www.redwayrunners.com