Limited places available for Manchester Mile - 22 June

Manchester Mile

First staged in 1943, this event hadn’t been held since 1952 until it’s resurrection in 2014. If you would like to get an accurate time for the iconic mile distance enter now!

There are limited places available for all runners from the U15 age group through to masters; from sub 10 minute milers to those hoping to get a British Milers Club time. There will also be a 1500m event for U13s. All races will use electronic timing and photo finish equipment.

History of the event

Manchester Harriers & A.C. are bringing back the Manchester Mile, which was originally run in 1943 until the ealry 1950s when Frank Evans won it three years on the row and gained the trophy outright.

David Coleman, BBC Sports Commentator, who covered many athletic events including the London Marathon and the Olympic Games, won the race in 1949 and was the only non-international runner to do so. David was a member of Manchster A. C. in his athletic days. He passed away in 2013 and, with the support of his family, the Manchester Mile is now held in his memory.

Winners of The Manchester Mile Trophy: 1943 Sydney Wooderson; 1944 & 1945 C H Bunton; 1946 P Harrison; 1947 C J Kelly; 1948 A B Parker; 1949 David Coleman; 1950, 1951 & 1952 Frank Evans; 2014 & 2015 Chris Livesey (handicap -2.9)

Winner of The Rose Bowl: 2014 & 2015 Louise Rudd (handicap 2.4).

Training for the event

Our Training Wizard can now give you a schedule each week as you train towards your mile race.

Simply tell the Wizard that you want to:

Run a mile

Your target

  • Get round
  • 8 minutes
  • 7 minutes
  • 6 minutes

Your training focus for the week

  • Build aerobic base - if you are starting from a low fitness level
  • Build strength-endurance - if you start quickly but can't keep the pace to the end of the mile
  • Build speed-endurance - if you can get round and now want to make your legs turn over to hit your target time
  • Improve running economy - for improved running technique and efficiency

Whether you want an easy, moderate or hard week

The Wizard will then set you a bespoke programme for the week. All you have to do is follow the instructions and you will be raring to go on 22 June!

Enter now!

The 2016 event will be held on the track at Manchester's Sportcity on Wednesday 22 June between 1730hrs and 2100hrs.

Please note: entrants will be graded using their estimated time.

The entry fee is just £7.50 and all entrants receive a FREE commemorative t shirt.

Online entries available via Sportsoft.

or download a postal entry form here – ManchesterMileEntryForm2016

Get inspired!

For inspiration, watch this clip of the first ever 4 minute mile: