Marshall Milton Keynes AC
Wolverton 5 Mile Road Race
Saturday 23 November 2013 at 2pm
presents the 49th annual
Under UK Athletics rules
A fast flat course on traffic-free 'redways' at Willen Lakeside, Milton Keynes
Race records Men: Justin Hobbs 23.01 (1993)
Women: Alison Wyeth 26.21 (1992)
Course records Men: Julien Moorhouse 23.35 (1999)
Women: Liz Yelling 26.36 (1996)
Prizes for: 3 men, 3 women, Veteran men and women
£100 for the first man to break 23 minutes and/or the first woman to break 26.20.
Other prizes according to entries.
The wearing of personal stereos is not permitted in any race under UK Athletics rules. You run the risk of disqualification.
Entry fee: £8.00 (£10.00 unattached) Cheques payable to 'Marshall MKAC'.
Late entries: £10.00 (£12.00 unattached)
Closing date: 16 November 2013 Please send an SAE for directions and number.
Registration/numbers/Refreshments: Camphill MK, Japonica Lane, off V10
History of the Race
The first Wolverton 5 Mile Road Race was held in 1965 and has been held every year since that time, on the last Saturday in November. The early races were organised by the then Chairman and now President, Milford Callow, and his wife Rose holds the distinction of having officiated at every single race. The first winner was Mike Price (Bristol) in 24.10. The following year, this record was reduced to 23.34 by Tony Sunderland (Shaftesbury Harriers). This record held until 1969 until Ron Grove (Leicester Coritanian) reduced it to 23.20. This record held until 1980, despite some excellent performances from international athletes, Tony Simmonds and
By 1991, the two-lap course round the Wolverton Railway works was becoming heavily congested and the decision was taken to move the race to Willen Lake, where it has been held ever since. The course has remained essentially the same, involving two laps of fast, traffic-free redways. Registration/Numbers and Refreshments will be available at Camphill Milton Keynes on
Directions: From Junction 14 of the M1 Motorway, head for Milton Keynes; At the first roundabout, turn right onto the A509; At the second roundabout turn right again onto the V10, Brickhill Street; 200m up this road there is a car park on your right. The race headquarters is at Camphill Milton Keynes on the other side of Brickhill Street. There is a footpath at the end of the car park: turn left to cross over Brickhill Street to Camphill, or turn right, up the hill, to go straight to the course.