Photo by Bobby Gavin
The Monument Mile Classic was one of the big winners against the pandemic in 2020 – and this year’s version is similarly eagerly-awaited.
Central AC and event organiser Michael Wright successfully staged mile races on the track at Stirling University on a cold Friday evening last September.
They were rewarded with not one but two sub-four minute runs as English duo Jonny Davies and Ian Crowe-Wright set standards not seen in Scotland for many years.
Now dozens of athletes will dip their toe in the mile distance again on Friday evening – with this year’s event also set-up to give 1500m splits. Here’s hoping for Personal Bests galore as endurance running returns to the track.
There will be Covid-19 protocols in place, of course, and competing athletes are urged to ready the Athlete Guidance Document (which has been sent out by email). For those who came to the event last September, these procedures are very similar.
Those aged over 18 and living in Level 3 areas (like Glasgow and Moray) are unfortunately prohibited from competing. Athletes aged 17 and under can travel (even if they live in Level 3 area).
Prize money has been a feature of the past three Monument Mile Classic events and, once again, the pot has increased to reflect the quality of entrants.
Joint prize pot for all male athletes under 4:00 minutes and female athletes under 4:35 minutes: £1000
The Hill Running Commission have the required permissions to hold a race this coming Saturday (May 22) in Clackmannanshire – with the Maddy Moss race now scheduled.
This event was originally organised for athletes hoping to race at the European trial but with the Europeans being cancelled we’re opening the event to all hill runners.
The race starts from Tillicoultry and is 10km with 760m of climb/descent. The route will follow the traditional Wednesday night race route. Wave one will start at 12 noon and wave two at 12.15pm.
If you would like to enter please contact Angela Mudge on firstname.lastname@example.org
Track & Field