The Monument Mile Classic
13 Jun 18
The man who has made the mile record is W.G. George… His time was 4 minutes 12.75 seconds, and the probability is that this record will never be beaten. (Harry Andrews, 1903)
I felt at that moment that it was my chance to do something supremely well. (Roger Bannister)
Do you yearn for the days when athletes ran 1,609.344 metres instead of 1,500 metres?
Do you yearn for the chance to run a track distance that two British Athletes, during the course of 1981, exchanged the World Record for three times in the space of nine days?
Do you think that the #milestillmatters ?
Well, here is an opportunity you will not wish to miss…
Stirling University, in partnership with Central Athletic Club, present to you ‘The Monument Mile Classic’; an evening of open graded track mile races set in the shadow of the iconic Wallace Monument, and against the backdrop of the stunning Stirling University campus.
Both members of the public, and Scottish Athletics members, are invited to enter to run the track distance that made legends of Paavo Nurmi (4:10.4), Sebastian Coe (3:47.33), Steve Ovett (3:48.40), Hicham El Guerrouj (3:43.13) and Roger Bannister (3:58.8).
This event is a Scottish Athletics Licensed event, and all times recorded will be official, and added to Power of 10 athlete profiles.
In the event of some tight finishes, we will also be employing photo finish technology.
Places are limited, so do not turn down this opportunity to run this rarely-run legendary distance, and enter now.
Event: The Monument Mile Classic
Location: The Athletics track at Stirling University campus
Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 9pm (last race goes at 8.45pm)
Cost: £8 for Scottish Athletics Members, and £10 for non-Scottish Athletics members
The penultimate race of the evening will be allocated to the fastest female athletes, whilst the final race of the evening will be allocated to the fastest male athletes. All other races will be open graded, so regardless of age or gender, athletes will be put in the same race if they are anticipating similar finish times. The slowest race will commence at 6.30pm, with the final, and fastest race, going off at 8.45pm.
The organisers are keen to hear from athletes who have 1500m Personal Best times of 3:55.00 for males and 4:35.00 for females. Please contact Michael Wright (Central A.C. Secretary) at or 07814 238 993, to confirm your interest in the first instance.
We are delighted to announce the following prize structure for the event:
1st Male in the Senior Men Race: £100
1st Female in the Senior Women Race: £100
Prize pot for all male athletes under 4:05: £400
Prize pot for all female athletes under 4:40: £400
(so if only one male athlete runs below 4:05, they take the full £400 (plus £100 for the win). If four guys run below 4:05, then the £400 would be split between them, and they would each get £100).