My Marathon training and career by Bill Adcocks Clubhouse on Tuesday 21 November at 8:15pm


Record-breaking marathon runner Bill Adcocks will be visiting Milton Keynes on 21 November to talk about competing at Olympic level. The 2004 Olympics were held in Athens, the city of its origin and the marathon race was held over the original route of the 1896 Games, extended later to the now international accepted distance. In 1969 Bill Adcocks (Coventry Godiva Harriers) ran an international race on that course and won in a time of 2:11:07.2. Only the Olympic Champion, Stefano Baldini ran faster in 2004.


Bill was silver-medalist in the 1966 Commonwealth Games Marathon in Jamaica, and was fifth in the Marathon in the Mexico Olympic Games in 1968. Bill will talk about the training, racing and lifestyle regime that brought about those results from a man still intimately involved in the sport.