Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2013 Bannister Mile May 14, 2013 at East High School Track

The 10th Annual Bannister Mile Run for our group will be on Tuesday May 14, 2013 at the East High School Track , start time of 12:30. 

Please forward this information to anyone who might be interested in joining us for the Mile Run.

This is a timed mile our group runs for fun every year near the anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the 4 minute mile on May 6, 1954.   Following the timed mile and a brief rest we will run an 8X200 relay in a futile attempt to break the 4 minute mile with 8 people teams.

This is our 10th Bannister Mile since it was organized by Dave Caprera in 2004.  Dave is not able to organize or participate this year due to his hectic retirement schedule.  He has passed the duty down to the next generation of lunch time runners, which I guess is me.

Event Records are:

Men 5:01 (Matt Mussetter 2012, Scott Hajcek 2007)
Women 6:23 (Sharon Good 2008).
Team Relay: 4:09 (Team 2, 2009 - Steve, Matt, Chris, Dennis, Mark, Tom, Don, Sonja)

** Note records before 2007 have been lost.  Anyone who says they ran faster than the event records is probably lying.

History of the Bannister Mile Races can be found on our blog

Come join the fun and see if the 5:00 barrier will be broken by someone this year, or the female record will fall or maybe the relay team will get closer to 4:00.

** Note 2 no food or drinks or t-shirts or trophies or any sort of awards are provided, but it is free to run.


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