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
As runners, we run mile after mile but rarely challenge ourselves over the iconic distance of a mile. Be inspired by the first sub four minute mile and challenge yourself to run a single mile as fast as you can this summer with #RunYourMile. Continue reading #RunYourMile
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!
Yesterday’s lightning bolt from the running gods got me worried but – and I don’t want to speak too soon – I might have got away with just a twinge rather than a full blown injury.
With just a week until the City of London Mile I wanted to test my speed over shorter distances with a short session I rarely do but should probably do more frequently as I really enjoyed it.
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.