Mel's Milers 10k
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 and finishing in the avenue next to the quadrangle of Christ's Hospital school. Bluecoat Sports Centre provides shower and changing facilities as well as the cafe upstairs.
Registration and prize giving take place in the Wakefield Centre.
The sixteenth staging of the race took place on Sunday 25th March 2018.
Chip Timing UK results are available at www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/results/mels-milers-10k
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 2018 charity is Medical Detection Dogs. Previous charities supported include 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 fees for this year's race are as follows:
Adults: £12 affiliated / £14 unaffiliated
Under 18s: £10
Entries on the day £20
10k Race route 10k 2017 results 2018 Entry Form 2018 Race Report