The City of London Mile took place on Sunday June 19, 2016. Organised by The Running Works and sponsored by Amba Hotels its a free event to enter. This year was the third edition of this super race around the closed streets and landmarks of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England.
There were many spirited performances on a warm, sunny Sunday morning. The elite athletes took to the streets just after midday and there were two cracking race wins for Australian Luke Matthews (4:03) and British runner Julia Cooke (4:39). Matthews claimed a new course record.
The Youth mile was the last event of the day and Joseph Owen stormed round the course in 4:33. A superb time and just demonstrating that there is indeed depth in our ranks for future years.
This year there was a slight course change to the route taking it round the Bank of England, thus taking out a stretch just prior to St Paul’s. Based on Matthews winning time I believe the elusive sub four minute mile is truly on, watch out next year.
Elite Men’s Mile
Elite Women’s Mile
|1 Male||Joseph Owen||4:33|
|2 Female||Jessica Mitchell||5:17|
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