The Monument Mile Classic 4
21 May 2021
I felt at that moment that it was my chance to do something supremely well. Roger Bannister
Following the electric scenes of September 2020 at our 3rd 'Monument Mile Classic', where the sub-4mins mile was vanquished, Central Athletic Club are delighted to announce, in partnership with the University of Stirling, the return, for the fourth 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.
For our fourth year, The Monument Mile Classic are delighted to announce a partnership agreement with GSS Developments, a commercial property firm operating across Scotland. With offices in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, GSS Developments provide extensive knowledge of the design and build of new commercial buildings, along with a track record of refurbishing and upgrading obsolete buildings, which typifies their approach to creating high quality assets and spaces. The Monument Mile Classic and GSS Developments look forward to working together to deliver the fourth annual Monument Mile Classic on Friday 21 May 2021.
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), Roger Bannister (3:58.8) - and at The Monument Mile Classic in 2020 - Ian Crowe Wright (3:59.61) and Jonathan Davies (3:59.36).
This event is a Scottish Athletics Licensed event, and all times recorded will be official, and added to Power of 10 athlete profiles.
For the second time in our short history, we are delighted to be offering pacers for our races. This will be provided for the fastest five races, and may be extended out across other races, subject to COVID-19 regulations at the time.
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 21 May 2021
Time: 5:30pm 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 5.30pm, with the final, and fastest race, going off around 9:30pm depending on entries.
The organisers are keen to hear from athletes who have 1500m Personal Best times of 3:45.00 for males and 4:35.00 for females. Please contact Michael Wright (Central A.C. Secretary) at email@example.com 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 2020.
- 1st Place in Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Races: £250
- 2nd Place in Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Races: £150
- 3rd Place in Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Race: £75
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge
Dates and Status
Total Places: 346
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