Record Breaking Girls in the MK Festival 5k

MK Festival of Running – 5k

by Amy Killick


When I first arrived at the event it was chucking down with rain and was very chilly. I was frozen but still ran in shorts and my club vest. Whilst waiting in the car the rain began to stop and we then began to journey over to the starting area. As I was one of the first racers there I found a spot at the front of the line and began to warm up.

As we set off I was quite near the front and in sight was the lead cyclist. The first kilometre of the race was all downhill and was very fast as I ran it in 3:51. It stayed downhill for the second kilometre as well but began to incline at the fourth kilometre making it a lot slower. I eventually warmed up about a kilometre and a half into the race which made me a lot happier. At the end I did a sprint finish as everyone was cheering me on to beat the man in front of me. As I crossed the line my time was 21:25 which was a new PB that has beaten my mother’s and father’s official times (not parkrun times). Also I was the second lady through the line. I was shortly followed by Zara and Daisy who both ran under 25 minutes.

Overall, the race was really good as I have improved a lot from when I did this race 2 years ago. I ran about 32:00 minutes 2 years ago and have now ran 21:25. The race was quite challenging and exciting and can’t wait to do others like it.


Ed. Well done to Amy and Zara who set new club records for the U15s and U13s. Bring on the future!