It’s a little over a week since the launch of #RunYourMile 2016 and the mile attempts have started to be logged. There are still a lot of runners yet to log their first mile so to help, I’ve put together some ideas of where you could #RunYourMile. Continue reading Where will you #RunYourMile?
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
Two weeks ago I read the 60th anniversary of what was described as the Everest of athletics was almost upon us. I was inspired to do something to celebrate and set myself the target of finding 59 other runners to run a mile in tribute. I was stunned at the response!
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.
As I sit here now, Sunday the 15th of July seems a very long time ago. Over the last 13 weeks I have completed 41 of the 52 scheduled work outs in my build up to my first half marathon since the 2005 Great North Run (I know I’ve previously quoted the 2006 GNR as my last half but, it turns out after reviewing my medals, that 2005 was my last!) and hopefully my first under 2 hours. Continue reading Final Preparations For Oxford Half