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CITY OF LONDON MILE

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.

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20 year old Luke Matthews claims victory in a new course record.

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Julia Cooke strides across the finish line to take the winners tape

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.

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Joseph Owen winning the Youth Mile

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

Male Elite Time
1 Luke Matthews 4:03
2 Collis Birmingham 4:05
3 Mike Whitmore 4:07

 

Elite Women’s Mile 

Female Elite Time
1 Julia Cooke 4:39
2 Jade Williams 4:41
3 Molly Renfer 4:42

 

Youth Mile 

Youth Mile Time
1 Male Joseph Owen 4:33
2 Female Jessica Mitchell 5:17

http://www.run247.com/articles/article-7264-3000-runners-take-on-city-of-london-mile.html

All images are copyright Ian Campbell Photography

 

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CITY OF LONDON MILE

CITY OF LONDON MILE – 19th JUNE 2016

In exactly two weeks you could be toeing the line in the Amba Hotels City of London Mile.  It’s free to enter, a medal for all finishers, chip timed and on a fast, flat and traffic free course.  And thats not all… you get to run past some of London’s most iconic landmarks.

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This event really is for everyone whether you are an olympic hopeful or just hopeful. With various waves, general, family, women’s mile, youth mile wheelchair mile, Elite mile there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  Its suitable for all ages and abilities. This is London’s most inclusive mile race.  Register here  

 

 

MATTHEWS & LEONARD WIN CITY OF LONDON MILE

CITY OF LONDON MILE

The second edition of the Amba Hotels City of London miles took place on Sunday 14th June organised by Run-Fast. This is a free to enter event with over 5,000 registered runners from elites, clubs athletes, wheelchair athletes and families. Runners took to the streets of London to test themselves against the legendary mile distance.

Most impressive were some of the youngsters running in the Youth Mile or challenging their parents in the Family Mile waves. By the looks of it we have many promising athletes so the future looks good for British Athletics.

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After competing in their own mile race many stayed to watch whether the elite men would break the iconic sub 4minute mile. On a course with some turns in the later stages and a slight uphill finish it’s a testing mile. The sub 4 was not on this year even with a quality men’s field  New Zealander Julian Matthews took top honours in 4:03:40 edging out Australian Collis Birmingham and Britains Tom Lancashire who took second and third respectively. .

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The women’s elite field, although not as deep, had quality athletes and winner Alison Leonard had to battle hard to the line to fend off a strong Jemma Simpson winning in 4:39:23 breaking the course record set last year by Australian Genevieve LaCaze. Simpson had two seconds on Third placed Australian Zoe Buckman. 

Men   Time
1 Julian Matthews 4:03:40
2 Collis Birmingham 4:04:05
3 Tom Lancashire 4:04:17
Women   Time
1 Alison Leonard 4:39:23
2 Jemma Simpson 4:40:86
3 Zoe Buckman 4:42:85

All images copyright – Ian Campbell Photography

CITY OF LONDON MILE

_DSC4229Try your hand at some speed work in the Amba Hotels – City of London Mile on June 14th. Register for free.  Its going to be a top day .  See the elite races and then run in one of the general waves or run with your family in the Family wave.  Its a fantastic opportunity to run on the fully closed streets of London with St Pauls Cathedral as amazing backdrop.

Checkout the article in Athletics Weekly via the link below.

http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/amba-hotels-city-of-london-mile-21669/

All images copyright – Ian Campbell Photography

 

CITY OF LONDON MILE – HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET?

The City of London Mile takes place on June 14 and its FREE to enter.  Run past some of the most iconic London landmarks on closed roads on your way to  your mile PB!

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The Runners Guide to London outlines some of the reasons why you should join in the fun. See the attached link.

http://www.runnersguidetolondon.co.uk/city-of-london-mile.html

All images copyright – Ian Campbell Photography

HOW FAST CAN YOU RUN A MILE? – CITY OF LONDON MILE – 22-06-14

 

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City of London Mile – St. Paul’s Cathedral

Amba Hotels are the headline sponsor for the City of London Mile that takes place this Sunday 22nd June 2014 in the heart of the City of London. Starting outside St Paul’s Cathedral it takes in some of the most iconic and historic landmarks our capital city has to offer and includes part of the 2012 London Olympic Marathon course.

The Amba Hotels City of London Mile will also attract some of the world’s best athletes competing in London’s inaugural annual international mile race. This free event is open to everyone: children from schools and clubs across the country, charity fund raisers, business teams and families who all race in their own specific waves.

Run-Fast are the race organisers and under their Sports Management company they represent a number of Elite mens and women athletes. Through their retail outlet they offer performance running equipment.

I will be there covering the action behind the scenes as well as the start and finish lines of this inaugural event. We are expecting to see some super fast times from the elite athletes.

City of London – Start times

Start Time Race Type
10:00 1st Wave – City of London Mile
10:10 2nd Wave – City of London Mile
10:20 3rd Wave – City of London Mile
10:30 4th Wave – City of London Mile
10:40 5th Wave – City of London Mile
10:50 Mizuno Wave
11:00 Wheelchair Mile Wave
11:15 Family Mile Wave
11:40 BMC Men’s B Mile
11:45 BMC International Women’s A Mile
11:50 BMC International Men’s A Mile
12:05 Youth Mile
12:15 Post Half Cool-down wave

 

All images are copyright – Ian Campbell – Photography