Running on Wednesday night (4 August 2010) in the Ann Hill Memorial Mile at Cwmbran Rich Peters ran 4:07.71 to finish second to Chris Gowell of Swansea (4:03.93). A fitting result as Chris was coached by Ann.
Not to be outdone Steve Mitchell travelled to Nottingham on Thursday 5 August 2010 to compete in the ‘Tim Wealthall Mile’ and ran 4:04.1 when finishing a close up fourth behind Jonny Taylor (4:03.2), Chris Warburton (4:03.4) and Tim Dalton (4:03.4).
Surely it won’t be too long before one or both of these two adds their name to the illustrious list of those who have run under 4 minutes for a mile. I’ll consult with some of the club oracles to identify a club sub-4 list (if indeed there are any athletes who have performed this feat – I am guessing Nick Rose for one).