Iffley Festival of Miles
Iffley Festival of Miles is back for 2023!
A series of graded mile races held on the legendary track on which Roger Bannister set the first sub-4 minute mile, running 3:59.4 in 1954. The event will involve paced, seeded races, with an Elite invitational race in which the field will be expected to run under 4:00 for men and 4:36 for women. Aside from the A-races, the Iffley Festival of Miles will be a great place for many to set PBs in the rarely contested mile distance, under the control of experienced pacers.
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 email@example.com or contact us on Instagram.
When: 3rd June 2023, 3pm till 7:30pm
Where: Sir Roger Bannister Track, Oxford, OX4 1EQ
The meeting will be run under Level 2 UKA licence and have electronic timing and photofinish.
Entries for Iffley Festival of Miles are now open via OpenTrack:
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 for Iffley Festival of Miles 2022 are now on OpenTrack, Power of 10 and in the spreadsheet below:
Sub-4:00 and -4:40 Milers at Iffley Road
|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)|
|Jonathan Mellor||20/07/2013||GBR||Iffley Festival of Miles (BMC Grand Prix)|
|Simon J. Mugglestone||19/05/1990||GBR||Varsity Match|
|Andrew Geddes||19/05/1990||GBR||Varsity Match|
|Roger Bannister||06/05/1954||GBR||OUAC vs AAA|
|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|
|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|
The event was originally a BMC Grand Prix, becoming a BMC Regional Meet in 2017. Results from past events can be found below: