Stowmarket Striders
Running Club

Golden Mile

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 14:00

The Golden Mile is returning to Stowmarket on Saturday 2nd September 2017 for its fourth year following the huge success of the inaugural race in 2014 to celebrate the anniversary of first 4 minute mile set by Roger Bannister. Competitors came from all over the county and beyond, the oldest 85 and the youngest just three - who took up the challenge of completing one mile.

Hosted by Stowmarket Striders and sponsored by Suffolk County Council, Muntons, and Stowmarket Town Council, last year saw 261 men, women and children take to the streets with one goal in mind - to complete just one mile as fast as possible.

This year we have expanded the race capacity to 300 entrants. Advance entry online only - sorry no entries on the day.

Entries to the Golden Mile is now closed - race is at full capacity

Current Entry List at 24.7.17

Entry Fee only £3.00 

Junior Stowmarket Striders free entry - please see Junior Coaches for details

Course Records

Men's - John Millar, Ipswich Harriers - 4:30.03 (2016)

Women's - Megan Newton, West Suffolk AC - 5:20.49 (2016)

All ages and abilities welcome, children aged 8 and under need to be accompanied by an adult who will also need to enter the race as a participant.


Trophies for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female runners

Trophies for the 1st U11, U13 & U15

Medals for all finishers

Race Referee: tbc, Race Adjudicator: tbc, Licence ID: 2017-30073.  Gun timed and run according to UKA race regulations.

£50 prize money for a new course record for both male and female

Race Director: Tim Larke -

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: