42 Black Pear Joggers joined for a one mile timed run from Pitchcroft to see how fast they could run one mile. For some, this was a practice run for the Marathon Talk Magic Mile Global Team Challenge, which will come some time later this year.
Runners wrote down their predicted times and then set off. Claire Shacklock and Rebecca Jones kindly took care of recording the times. At the finish line, the friendly Black Pears cheered on as the remaining runners finished.
The fastest male/female miles were Dan Cale (5:22) and Jemima Lowe (6:07). Closest to predicted time was Lorraine Westcott, who was two seconds outside, with a time of 6:42. Most improved from last year was Dan Cale, who has improved by 37 seconds.
There may be additional magic mile practice runs put on throughout the year, keep an eye on the website and Facebook group for details.