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Breaking The Barrier: The 4 Minute Mile

The year was 1954 – a different time.  Queen Elizabeth II was just a year into her reign, post-war sugar rationing had not long come to an end, little more than 25% of families had a television and the human body was stubbornly refusing to run a mile in less than four minutes.  Until a 25-year-old junior doctor named Roger Bannister returned to the Oxford University track at Iffley Road to record the first ever sub four minute mile. Continue reading Breaking The Barrier: The 4 Minute Mile

Just A Mile? City of London Mile Review

Up until a couple of months ago, a mile was just something I repeated over and over in any of my many runs.  In April I found fondness for the mile and entered a competition that I subsequently forgot about.  Today, I claimed my prize at the City of London Mile!

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Run Your Mile: 60 years since the 4 minute mile

You don’t have to be a runner to have heard about Roger Bannister and how he became the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes.  In a little over a week’s time it will be the 60th anniversary of this feat and after reading a BBC article this morning I was inspired to pay tribute to this landmark.

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