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Looking for something a little different this December, the Christmas Brunch Track Mile is definitely that...

Running fast over one mile is a feat that has a great pedigree, from the first breaking of the four-minute mile by Sir Roger Bannister in 1954 to the current mile record of 3.43.33 set by Hicham El Guerrouj in 1999.

If you fancy your chances over the distance, or maybe just want to do something a little different to a standard race then Running Bear's Christmas Brunch Track Mile should be on your radar.

Following on from the success of their September Track Mile and scheduled for 3 December at Macclesfield Track, this event is perfect for track runners, road runners, trail runners and everyone in between! A spokesperson from the specialist running retailer and event organiser said: "On a track measured mile, you can race competitively for a new mile PB. You may be a regular track athlete or perhaps it’s the first time since your school days, regardless of where you’re at - we’re turning up together!"

A number of heats will take place between 9am and 12:30pm based on predicted times but there will be no more than 20 in each heat. Festive music will be blasting and there'll be food and drink available so take your friends and family to cheer you on as you go up against club mates, team mates and friends!

Participants are invited to stick around after their heat and celebrate with a glass of fizz and a mince pie courtesy of New Balance. There will also be a photographer on the course so get #RaceReady and practise those finish line smiles. Prizes will also be given out for the fastest female and male athletes as well as age category winners plus lots of spot prizes from Santa along the way.

Final word to the organisers: "Go out too fast, and you will suffer later, but there are no second attempts, be brave, run to plan, leave nothing to chance, and leave everything on the track. Regret is for the faint hearted!"

If you'd like to know more, visit the Christmas Brunch Track Mile entry page.

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