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Run Like A Legend

The Mile is one of the most iconic distances in athletics. Sir Roger Bannister captured the worlds imagination in 1954 when he became the first man to break the seemingly impossible 4 minute barrier. Since then just over 1000 athletes have matched his feat. That’s not many in 65 years! So how about a 6 minute mile or an 8 minute mile? What’s your record? Do you know? Here’s your chance to find your limit and emulate Roger Bannister as you Run Like A Legend! The Durham City Run Festival will feature an accurately measured 1 Mile course along the banks of the River Wear,
RESULTS 2019
START & FINISH – Outside the Boat Club, DH1 3AF
Turnaround – Bandstand alongside the Racecourse
Start Times – 20 minute slots from 10.40am to 5pm
Your £5 entry fee includes
  • electronic chip timing
  • t-shirt
  • medal
  • goody bag
The route is marshalled throughout for runner safety and hopefully encouragement! Just pick your preferred time slot on registration. Entries are available on the day so why not encourage your friends or work colleagues to come and have a go too! On the day entries are on a first come first served basis, so to ensure your preferred time please register in advance.

The Route

In the meantime here’s some landmark times to aim at!


MENS WORLD RECORD

Hicham El Guerrouj 3min 43 13 secs

MENS BRITISH AND EUROPEAN RECORD

Steve Cram 3.46.32

WOMENS WORLD RECORD

Svetlana Masterkova 4.12.56

WOMEN BRITISH RECORD

Zola Budd 4.17.57

WOMENS BRITISH ROAD RECORD

Laura Weightman 4.17.6

MENS OVER -70 RECORD

Brian James 5.35.46

WOMENS OVER-60 RECORD

Angela Copson 5.54.59

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