MK Winter Half 2015
By Sam Dear
I’d been checking the weather every day before the run, hoping and praying that:
1. The recent strong winds would have disappeared
2. It would be dry
3. It wouldn’t be freezing.
While the winds had almost entirely completely gone, it most certainly was not dry, but
conditions were near perfect for me for the half marathon distance. A little chilly before the gun went off, but the misty drizzle (aka mizzle!) always helps keep you cool whilst not getting you completely soaked through.
I ran this race last year and I remembered that I was stood shivering on the start line whilst they delayed the race to allow people in the toilet queue to join us. Even though the race is chip timed so it doesn’t matter where you start they kept us waiting again for almost 10 minutes before finally letting us get going.