The Monument Mile Classic 3
24 Jul 2020
A man who sets out to become an artist in the mile is something like a man who sets out to discover the most graceful method of being hanged. No matter how logical his plans, he can not carry them out without physical suffering. (Paul O’Neil, Sports Illustrated)
I felt at that moment that it was my chance to do something supremely well. (Roger Bannister)
Central Athletic Club, in partnership with the University of Stirling, are delighted to announce the return, for the third year, of ‘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.
Athletes are invited to enter to race 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.
This year, for the first time, we are delighted to be offering pacers for all of our races.
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.
Event: The Monument Mile Classic
Location: The Athletics track at Stirling University campus
Date: Friday 24 July 2020
Time: 6.30pm to 9:30pm
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 around 9/9:30pm depending on entries.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07814 238 993, to confirm your interest in the first instance.
We are delighted to announce the following prize structure for the event, which is a further increase from the event in 2019.
- 1st Place in Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Races: £150
- 2nd Place in Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Races: £100
- 3rd Place in Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Race: £50
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge
Dates and Status
Total Places: 252
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