10:22PM, Thursday 28 May 2020
Maidenhead Athletic Club (MAC) members young and old, and in various locations across the world, competed in a fastest mile competition this week.
In teams, more than 130 members channelled Sir Roger Bannister to the best of their ability in an attempt to slice precious seconds off their team’s time.
Each team included a walking member, a V60 runner, two juniors and one sub 19 minute 5K runner, while some members had more than one attempt to try and better their PR and get the best possible time for their team.
In Westacott Way, Maidenhead, some MAC runners met up for a socially distanced chat while trying to better their mile times, while the MAC red vest was visible across the town and wider area.
The most exotic location for the mile challenge went to Michael Hiscott, who registered his time in San Francisco, while Skye Easten, six, was the youngest member to complete a mile and Malcolm Moody the eldest at 83.
Colin Webb made the biggest improvement to his personal best while Toby Smith had the most attempts at bettering his, notching five PBs from his seven runs.
“What a few days of running it was,” said club member Judi Jeffries.
“We had runners from six years of age to 83 years of age. MAC vests were popping up all over Maidenhead and beyond. For a few days the club’s various methods of communication were buzzing with people sharing their times and post mile pictures.”
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