From Barrie Roberts: I have just started my track middle-distance season! I participated in one of a series of 1 Mile Races held in Nottingham last Thursday Evening. Following a very congested two and a half hour drive from Birmingham, with my wife Katie navigating, I arrived at Notts AC too late to participate in the 7pm 1 Mile Race which I had been allocated. (Allocations were graded according to PBs). However, David Oxland ( a world class M65 athlete on his day, and a personal friend of mine via BMAF) from Notts AC spotted me,and negotiated a place for me in Race 3 (Sub-6min Mile) which took place at 7:30pm. Incidently,David`s firm were sponsoring all the races.
I was relieved to be allowed to run and was grateful to the organisers Notts AC. However, the long drive and lack of a proper pre-Race warm up left me trailing the rest of the field from the Start.(see Notts AC You Tube!) — there is no hiding place in track running!
Quite clearly another FWRA! My time for completing the 1 Mile was 7.02.2 The elite Race ie. TheTim Wealthall Mile, was won by Jake Wightman in a time of 3:59.4 (He has gone much quicker in the Diamond League!)