Milton Keynes Half Marathon
This half marathon has established itself as a significant event in the Milton Keynes sporting calendar. Over the past 14 years it has raised over £450,000 for the NSPCC - a fantastic achievement.
Last year's race
Three Olympians were among the 1,478 registered runners who braved the weather in 2012 to compete in the NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon.
The city welcomed Olympic hopeful, Ser-Od Bat-Ochid from Mongolia who stormed into first place with a speedy record time of 1:04:42. He said: "I really enjoyed the Milton Keynes half marathon and it's been great to support the NSPCC."
Hot on his heels was Mike Tebulo from Malawi who took second place, followed closely by team mate John Kayange. For the past two years, Paul Martelletti, who came fourth, has won the race but he has vowed to return in 2013 and attempt to win the title back.
The first female to cross the line was Christina Muir, who completed the route in 1:19:28
The NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon is organised on an entirely voluntary basis through a committee which operates as a 'branch' within the NSPCC's UK-wide fundraising structure. The committee engages the professional and technical services of Race Timing Systems Ltd to manage race fullfillment, timings and results. It also receives administration and marketing support from the NSPCC.
The event could not take place, however, without the tremendous support it receives from its host, Webber Independent School, and the many volunteers required to ensure its success, in particular the race marshals, refreshment providers and other helpers on the day.