Bring the Flames! Sarah sets Native Record at the Monument Mile

Sunday 27th August 2023

Sarah Calvert smiles as she coressed the line in second palce at the Monument Mile Classic (photo by Bobby Gavin)

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Sarah Calvert came up with a  new Native Record for the women’s Mile at the Monument Mile Classic event in Stirling.

Seven athletes broke the magical four-minute mark as they ‘brought the flames’ to Saturday night track action in Scotland.

And there were strong performances across a number of age groups and categories at the sixth version of the monument Mile Classic event.

The Women’s race was won by Finnish athlete Sara Lappalainen in 4:28.12 but crossing the line close behind was Livingston AC’s Calvert.

Sarah recently won a fine 800,m/1500m double at our 4J Senior Champs at Grangemouth and her 4:28.40 is a new Native Record – the fastest by a Scot in Scotland.

Yvonne Murray set the mark at 4:28.64 at Meadowbank way back in 1985 so good to see Sarah raising the standard further. Erin Wallace edged third in the race with a new PB of 4:29.08.

The Men’s race was won by Sam Philstrom in an impressive 3:54.8. The top Scottish performances were Kane Elliott at 4:02.65 and Andrew McGill at 4:02.75.

Subject to checks, there were other notable performances and potentially Records/Bests as follows:

*T20 World Record for Ben Sandilands of Fife AC at 4:06.02

*Scottish U15 Record for Eilidh Dallas of Strathearn Harriersat 5:00.80

*World Best age 14 for Angus Wilkinson of East Kilbride AC at 4:11.20

*Notable U17 Women’s performance by Millie McClelland-Brooks of Inverclyde AC/Glasgow School of Sport at 4:46.75

Big thank you to our scottishathletics Officials who helped make the Monument Mile Classic happen and to race director Michael Wright and the team.

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