Mel’s Milers 10k

3rd April 2022

Entries for the Eighteenth Mel’s Milers Multi Terrain 10km are now open.

 

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 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 course is fast, mostly flat over pathways, track and trail through the tranquil Sussex countryside. 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. There is only a short section through a residential area and three road crossings to disturb this. This is a friendly club run event ideal for first time runners, those marathon tapering or looking for a PB.

Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd men and women, as well as age category awards for 40+, 50+, 60+ and 70+ male and female runners. 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 2022 charity is Over The Wall. Previous charities supported include MIND, 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.

Race enquires to: melsmilers10k@gmail.com

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.