Mile Sub-5 Club

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The mile run (1,760 yards or exactly 1,609.344 metres) is a middle-distance race which can be run on track or road.

The history of the mile run event began in England, where it was used as a distance for gambling races. It survived track and field’s switch to metric distances in the 1900′s and retained its popularity, with the chase for the sub 4-minute mile in the 1950′s a high point for the distance.

Although the Mile race is roughly the equivalent of the 1500 metres race, it remains the only imperial distance for which the IAAF records an official world record.

The mile does not feature at any major championship competition, the foremost annual middle-distance races include the Wanamaker Mile, NYRR 5th Avenue Mile, Dream Mile and Bowerman Mile.

The following table shows all known club athletes that have achieved a sub-5 minute Mile time:

Athlete NameTimeRacePlaceDate
Sean Chalmers4:16.58Southland Indoor ChampionshipsBirmingham, AL, USA27 Feb 2014
Sean Chalmers4:19.00Southland Indoor ChampionshipsBirmingham, AL, USA26 Feb 2014
Sean Chalmers4:19.32Southern Miss Cupid ClassicBirmingham, AL, USA14 Feb 2014
Sean Chalmers4:20.04Howie Ryan InvitationalHouston, TX, USA01 Feb 2014
Sean Chalmers4:23.59Texas A&M 12-Team InvitationalCollege Station, TX, USA17 Jan 2014
Alan Murchison4:32Newtonmore MileNewtonmore, SCO23 May 1993
Stephen Mackay4:34Union Street MileAberdeen, SCO09 Jun 2012
Dean Kane4:49Markinch Miracle MileMarkinch, SCO06 May 2014
Dean Kane4:53Cardiff Half Marathon Festival of Running MilesCardiff, WAL01 Oct 2016
Charles Forbes4:54Newtonmore MileNewtonmore, SCO23 May 1993
Dean Kane4:54Union Street MileAberdeen, SCO26 Aug 2017
Mhairi MacLennan4:54.23Monument Mile ClassicStirling, SCO13 Jun 2018
Charles Bannerman4:56Newtonmore MileNewtonmore, SCO23 May 1993
Jenny Bannerman4:56Union Street MileAberdeen, SCO24 Aug 2019
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