We are excited to announce the inclusion of three races dedicated to the British Milers Club (BMC) as part of their pledge to cultivate home-grown athletic talent.
Founded in 1963, the BMC’s main aim is to improve the world standing of UK Middle Distance Running. The Club works in close partnership with UK Athletics and actively encourages athletes and their coaches to strive to achieve world-class success, nurturing talent from school level and upwards. Athletes who have achieved membership to this prestigious club include Lord Sebastian Coe, Dame Kelly Holmes, Steve Ovett and Paula Radcliffe.
The three races will comprise of two men’s races and one women’s race. Twenty BMC members will be invited to each race and prizes will be awarded in each of those.
The winner of the BMC ‘A’ race at the event will win automatic entry into the International Mile for the 2015 Amba Hotels City of London Mile. Prize money will also be up for grabs for the top three athletes on the day, amongst other prizes. The organisers are also providing the winner of the BMC’s Anniversary Mile (male and female), which takes place in Watford on 7th May in honour of Roger Bannister’s sub 4 minute mile, with a free elite entry in the International Mile for 2014, which includes accommodation in the elite athlete hotel on race weekend and free travel. This same prize will be on offer to the winners of the men’s and women’s Watford Grand Prix meeting A 1500m races this summer. Winners must be a BMC member and of British nationality.
All British Milers Club runners who will be competing in the Amba Hotels City of London Mile will also be given a 30% discount voucher to spend in the Run-Fast running retail store, the Official Sports Retail Partner for the race.
BMC Chairman Tim Brennan commented: “The British Milers Club is delighted to be involved in the Amba Hotels City of London Mile. It provides an exciting opportunity for BMC members to race in a wonderful setting in the heart of the City of London. We anticipate that we will see some very competitive racing from high quality fields over the iconic mile distance.”
Race Director Tom Snow added: “Inclusion of a number of BMC races at the Amba Hotels City of London Mile will provide British athletes with yet another world class opportunity and the perfect platform for athletes who want to make the big step up which is why we’ve dedicated timetable space, budget and prizes to ensure that BMC organised races are part of our event.”
“The BMC races will also be a fantastic racing spectacle in the buildup to the International Mile races.”