The event to take place over the week from Saturday 23rd August to Sunday 6th September
You can run, walk or jog, in your home, garden, treadmill, local park, or streets to complete the distance you have entered, you decide!
How to take part
1) Enter your chosen event
2) Receive your letter of instruction
3) Complete your chosen event
4) Upload your results
5) Receive your bespoke medal & t-shirt
6) email your photos or post on to Facebook etc(optional)
Your entry fee includes the unique event medal and bespoke event t-shirt!
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT !!!
😃 Yip, that’s me shouting!!! Shouting for joy.
👌 I’m just using this opportunity to tell you just how brilliant the 2020 Great Scottish Walk / Run t-shirt and medal are 👕🏅 They are fantastic!
You must be so proud of their design and final production. I will certainly be chuffed to wear my t-shirt around town, that’s for sure! Well done! 👍 Great job!
Andrew Fraser 🙋
I’M SO GLAD I PICKED YOURS!
The shirt and medal are fantastic for the Great Scottish run. I will post some pics with them on running. I already signed up for the mile. I wanted to do some international virtual events and am so glad I picked yours. You have a big fan in the States.
Have a great and blessed day!
Work out your run or walk route & distance from your front door by going to www.mapmyrun.com. It is very simple and easy to use. All you will need to get started is your postcode.
The history of the running mile event began in England, when it was used as a distance for gambling races in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The current mile world record holder is the Moroccan Hicham El Guerroyj with a time of 3min 43.13sec. Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands is the women’s world record holder with a time of 4min 12.33sec.
The chase for the sub 4minute mile in the 1950s is the high point of the mile. With Roger Bannister finally breaking the 4min barrier on a cinder running track .Place Oxford date 6th May 1954 in a time of 3min 59.04sec.
Interesting note: – The record for the fastest mile ever run is held by a Craig Wheeler who ran a downhill mile in 1993 in a time of 3min 24sec. Wheelers time is not officially recognized due to the downhill grade of the course.
Scotland Mile Records Running
Men Sydney Maree USA 3.51 Meadowbank Stadium 26th June 1983
Women’s Laura Muir 4min 18sec London 2017
One Mile Walking World Records
Men – Tom Bosworth 5min 31.08sec London 9th July 2019
Women – Sada Eidikyte 6min 16.72 sec Moscow 1990
Richard Quinn 6min 45.06sec Ibrox Park 6min 44sec 1909
Women’s Vera Murray 8min 43.08sec Dundee Hawkhill 1935