Mel’s Milers 10k
Sunday 31st March 2019
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).
The seventeenth staging of the race took place on Sunday 31st March 2019.
Chip Timing UK results 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 2019 charity is Contact the Elderly. Previous charities supported include 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.
Entry fee for 2019:
Adults: £14 affiliated / £16 unaffiliated
Under 18s: £10
Entries on the day £20 if available