Wednesday 29th June – Hyde Park Summer Mile and Junior Half Mile

Wednesday 29th June – Hyde Park Summer Mile and Junior Half Mile

Report from Tom Lynch: The Hyde Park Summer Mile is a mile race run on a 2 lap triangular course in Hyde Park (Woodhouse Moor). The race is run in heats (based on a prediction of your own time) over the course of the evening, including a race walk heat, with the faster heats coming at the end – predicted at around 8:40-09:00 pm. I persuaded Tom Pomfrett to sign up, before we realised it was on the same night as the Otley bike race.

Due to quite a lot of rain in the day the course was pretty slippery in places despite mostly drying up, and this meant a fairly slippery starting straight and first corner making it feel quite hard to get going. I think Tom and I both felt that we had more to give on the right course, but it was nice to both get a decent PB, if only by default! I had thought I had broken five and half minutes but it turned out the timing clock display was a bit slow.

The race was well organised, with food (two types of chilli with accompaniments, and a cake and snack buffet) at the Packhorse after, just a shame it clashed with the bike race, the late finish meaning we missed all the action.

The winner of the race was Adam Stacey (U/A) in 04:48.5, the first woman was Hannah Oldroyd (Saltaire Striders) in 05:13.0. The winner of the walking race was Callum Wilkinson (Enfield and Haringey AC) in 06:08.5 (a new British junior record).

For Otley:

35th Tom Lynch – 05:33.6

48th Tom Pomfrett – 05:46.8,    Results for all the heats can be found here:

The junior race followed the second lap of the course to make a half mile race. I saw at least two Otley juniors in the race, who I think may have bagged 4th and 6th. At the time of writing the results are yet to come up for the junior race but can be found here:

2 thoughts on “Wednesday 29th June – Hyde Park Summer Mile and Junior Half Mile

  1. Well done Toms 🙂
    Thanks for giving the juniors a shout, they’ve got some good sprinters. I reckon it’s a couple of the following – Holly, Charlie and the Brogden brothers

  2. 5:33 is not a bad result at all , if you think that it is not the same like the golden mile that we usually organize on the track ,where you can have a clear performance , also 5:46 is good result that could be improved soon on the Greenhead’s track . Congratulations to Tom L. and Tom P. for their PB done in Leeds . Well done also to the juniors Charlie ans Holly and as well to the strong Brogden brothers .

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