NiRunning Mile 2018 (in association with British Milers Club – BMC)
Since the NiRunning (Northern Ireland) website was set up in August 2012, our NiRunning Mile has been a prominent event in our annual schedule, it is something that we are extremely proud of.
The reputation of the Mile continues to grow – in it’s first year, there were less than 10 people, last year, there was in excess of 200 participants – it is therefore with great pleasure that we announce that this years ‘NiRunning Mile’ will take place on Friday 4th May 2018.
Like previous years, the ‘Mile’ will be run in conjunction with the world renowned British Milers Club (BMC) and will take place at the home of athletics in Northern Ireland, the Mary Peters Track in Belfast. The exciting race programme will be enhanced by a FREE kids ‘Fun Mile’ event (which will be co-ordinated by ALLSTARS SPORTS ACADEMY). This will kick proceedings off at 6.30pm… with the timed Miles starting at 6:45pm.
As always, the timetable will include mile events for runners of all abilities, after all, EVERYONE needs a mile time!
BMC’s Northern Ireland Secretary and Co-Race Director of the event, John Glover commented “The British Milers Club is delighted once again to be associated with NiRunning in promoting a series of mile races at the Mary Peters Track. Last years event was a huge success and given the revitalised interest in the 1 mile distance across the UK I envisage that this year will see an even stronger event.”
NiRunning’s Ryan Maxwell added, “for us (NiRunning), the NiRunning Mile is something that we have grown from the website’s first days. To watch it increase in popularity and prestige, whilst attracting the continued support of the BMC makes me extremely proud.”
PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE (the FINAL race timetable and start lists will be published here on Wednesday 2nd May 2018):
6.30pm: Under 8 Years ‘Fun Mile’ (no times recorded)
6.45pm: Junior Under 10 Years Mile
7pm: Junior Under 12 Years Mile
7.15pm: 10 minute plus Mile
7.30pm: 9-10 minute Mile
7.45pm: 8-9 minute Mile
8pm: 7-8 minute Mile
8.15pm: 6-7 minute Mile
8.30pm: 5-6 minute Mile
8.45pm: Elite Men’s and Women’s Mile
9pm: Prize-Giving for Top 3 fastest Male and Female athletes overall
In 2018, entry for the event will be ONLINE ONLY and will open tonight, FRIDAY 2ND MARCH 2018 (7pm) – HERE.
Online registration will close when we reach 200 entries and there will be NO registration available on the night. This is to ensure that the timetable for the event runs on schedule.
Further details or enquires can be sent to the same address or firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The competitive timed miles are for athletes aged 10 years or older and it must be stressed that if junior athletes enter a race after 7:15pm they will race alongside senior and veteran athletes.
Even if a child is over 8 years old, their athletic development should be considered before allowing them to compete over 1 mile (ie have they run a mile before?). A parent/guardian or responsible adult must accompany any athlete under 18 years of age to the event. The Kids Under 8 ‘Fun Mile’ events are NOT timed.