Iffley Festival of Miles

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Iffley Festival of Miles is back for 2023! 

We look forward to welcoming you back on 3rd June 2023 to the legendary track where Sir Roger Bannister set the first sub-4-minute mile, running 3:59.4 in 1954.

As it was last year Iffley Festival of Miles will be open to runners of all abilities, with paced, seeded races, culminating in an elite race for men and women. Iffley Festival of Miles is all about running fast and so will be a great place for many to set PBs in the rarely contested mile distance, under the control of experienced pacers. An official 1500m, within the mile races, will also be taken and published on Power of 10.

Iffley Festival of Miles looks forward to welcoming you all back to the Sir Roger Bannister Athletics Track and if you have any queries about the event, please get in touch at iffleyfestivalofmiles@gmail.com or contact us on Instagram.

Race details

When: 3rd June 2023, 3pm till 7:30pm

Where: Sir Roger Bannister Track, Oxford, OX4 1EQ

The meeting will be run under UKA licence and have electronic timing and photofinish

Entry

Entries for Iffley Festival of Miles are now open via OpenTrack:

ENTER HERE

 

Elite entry

There have only ever been 8 people at Iffley Road dip below the magical mark of 4min for the Mile. Let's get a big turnout again this year and hopefully someone will be added to that list. For a complete list of all the sub-4min and sub-4:38 mile runners please see the list below. 

Men who have run under 3:45 for 1500m and women under 4:30 in 2022-23 are eligible for free entry and should contact the race organisers.

Results

Results for Iffley Festival of Miles 2022 are now on OpenTrack, Power of 10 and in the spreadsheet below: 

RESULTS HERE

Sub-4min and 4:40min mile runners @ Iffley Road

Men

 

Time

Name Date Nationality Event

3:56.64

Craig Mottram 06/05/2004 AUS 50th Anniversary of the 4min Mile
3:58.70 Richard Peters 20/07/2013 GBR Iffley Festival of Miles (BMC Grand Prix)

3:58.76

Jonathan Mellor 20/07/2013 GBR Iffley Festival of Miles (BMC Grand Prix)

3:58.9 

Simon J. Mugglestone 19/05/1990 GBR Varsity Match

3:59.4

Andrew Geddes 19/05/1990 GBR Varsity Match

3:59.4

Roger Bannister 06/05/1954 GBR OUAC vs AAA

3:59.46

Andy Baddeley 23/07/2016 GBR Iffley Festival of Miles (BMC Grand Prix)
3:59.6 Craig Masback 18/06/1978 USA Achilles vs USA Tour Match

 

Women

 

Time

Name Date Nationality Event

4:27.79

Sonia O'Sullivan 06/05/2004 IRL 50th Anniversary of the 4min Mile
4:31.76 Georgie Clarke 06/05/2004 AUS 50th Anniversary of the 4min Mile
4:37.41 Faye Fullerton 06/05/2004 GBR 50th Anniversary of the 4min Mile

 

Past results

The event was originally a BMC Grand Prix, becoming a BMC Regional Meet in 2017. Results from past events can be found below: