BMC Milton Keynes PB Classic - 03 June - Start Lists + Timetable + Preview

Parking
Cars should not be parked along the access road to the track car park. There is alternative overflow parking along Breckland, the road on the other side of Monks Way (the A422) just west of the Soskin Drive entrance to the track and there is an underpass to the track. Or alternately there is parking at the Stantonbury Campus and leisure centre, off Purbeck and then walk to the track between the school campus and leisure centre to the track

Location
Details of the Track Location can be found HERE

Entry Fees
Please note that for 2017 the entry fees are:-
Race entry for BMC members - £4.00
Race entry for non-members - £6.00

British Milers Club members
BMC members that appear on the start lists with ** next to their name are in arrears with their membership subs. Please bring your cheque book. Further clarification can be obtained from Pat Fitzgerald.

Pace Makers
There are 47 races scheduled for the meeting involving over 500 athletes. Every person wants to run a PB. If you can help pace ANY of the races - or can accommodate an extra athlete in your car that can help it would be appreciated by everyone.

Any athletes that are able to help pace any of the races should contact Jim Bennett by E-mail or phone 07779 253447. Due to the number of races any help would be appreciated.

Start Lists
The start lists for the Milton Keynes PB Classic meeting are available HERE

Timetable
The Timetable for the Milton Keynes PB Classic meeting is available HERE

Residential Training Course - Spinkhill,Sheffield - 27-29 Oct 2017
The application form for the course, including full details available HERE

Preview
ORGANSER Jim Bennett is hoping that the Milton Keynes meeting might create a little slice of history this weekend. The event has attracted a staggering 558 entries with Bennett forced to turn away latecomers this week that would have taken him close to 600.
Nonetheless a timetable of 46 races will ensure five hours of non-stop competition as young athletes from all over the country seek to run personal bests and achieve qualifying standards for events as diverse as the Commonwealth Youth Games to the English School Championships.
“Last year we had a record of 399 finishers in 37 races so this year I am hoping that we can become the first BMC event to boast over 500 finishers,” said Bennet.
“That would be brilliant.”
Bennett’s pride in the meeting is understandable as he has been involved from the very start when it was held at Watford before the start of the Grand Prix event.
“The first meeting was in May 2007 and was held in conjunction with the Grand Prix,” explained Bennett. “We had 154 entries for 15 races in that first meeting and we stayed at Watford for three years before switching to Milton Keynes “We have kept growing steadily ever since then and in eight years have gone from 200 to over 500 entries. But the increase from last year has been the biggest single leap we have ever had and I certainly feel the decision to switch the meeting from May to early June has been very popular.
“It is the last big meeting before the county schools’ championships so is the final chance for many athletes to get qualifying standards and we have races at 800m and 1500m plus the steeplechase for which we have had a lot of interest. “Runners know they will get good races with pacemakers and everything will run on time – we never run late! In fact it is one race after another and we have just a single 15 minutes break and that is more for the officials to have a breather and cup of tea!” The meeting starts at 4pm.

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