Mel’s Milers 10k
It is with great disappointment that we need to inform you that this year’s Mel’s Milers 10k has been cancelled. In order to safeguard their pupils and staff, Christs Hospital School have taken the decision to close the school and stop public gatherings on their grounds, which by necessity means that we need to cancel our event.
Everyone entered in the race will receive an Email with details regarding possible refunds.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at our next 10k event in March 2021.
Race enquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mel’s Milers 10k takes place annually, usually the last Sunday of March or the first Sunday in April. With around 400 entrants it is has a friendly atmosphere and a fantastic setting, starting in the avenue and finishing in the quadrangle of Christ’s Hospital school. Refreshments are available during the morning in the cafe next door to Race Hq. Bluecoat Sports Centre provides shower and changing facilities.
Registration and prize giving take place in the Wakefield Centre (Race Hq).
Chip Timing UK results from the 2019 event are available at www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/results/mels-milers
The race is on mixed terrain which is mostly off-road, taking in a lap of the school grounds before heading off to Southwater along the Downs Link, through the Country Park, and back along the Downs Link. In dry conditions this can be a fast course, being mainly flat and also an ideal first-time race.
Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd men and women, as well as age category awards for over 40, over 50, over 60 and over 70 men and women. To encourage more younger runners the entry age has been lowered to 15, and additional prizes will be awarded to the first under 18 male and female runners. All finishers will receive a medal.
Each year a donation is made to a charity from the proceeds of the race. The 2020 charity is MIND Previous charities supported include Contact the Elderly, Medical Detection Dogs, Ovarian Cancer Action, Sussex Cancer Fund, Macmillan, Horsham Alzheimers, the Chanctonbury Play Scheme, Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Help for Heroes, Springboard Project, Sussex Air Ambulance and Chestnut Tree House.
With the current situation with the Coronavirus we are taking a precautionary effort to assist in avoiding the coronavirus reaching the School. We are asking all visitors who come onto the school the following questions.
1. Have you recently returned from a high risk area already affected by the virus?
2. Have you knowingly been in contact with person(s) who have recently returned from a high risk area already affected by the virus?
If they fall into either of the above categories we are requiring that they delay their visit to our School for at least fourteen (14) days.