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Inc the Essex AA 1 Mile Championships

Saturday 24th June, Melbourne Stadium

UKA Licence No OUT23/137

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Chelmsford AC's Miles of Miles is back this year with a bang and this will be our biggest and best Miles of Miles event yet.

Since its inception our aim has always been to encourage athletes of all abilities to come along and "have a go"... it doesn't matter if you've never set foot on a track before or if you aren't a member of an athletics/running club. This could be the start of your athletics journey or the rekindling of a past passion.

We have the pleasure this year of incorporating the first Essex AA's 1 Mile Championships in well over a half a century, so just think, you could be the first Essex 1 Mile Champion in your age group that wasn't in black & white.

Thanks to local firm Comms Express for their kind sponsorship this year we're able to offer cash prizes for each age groups fastest M & F and medals for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finisher in each race.

The cash prizes don't stop there, we are offering up a hefty £500 to the fastest Sub 4 minute mile plus the same amount for the fastest female to run Sub 4.37. A Sub 4 has never been run on our track at Melbourne Stadium and to our knowledge an Essex athlete has never run a Sub 4 on Essex soil, so there's history to be made.

The event is open to everyone of all abilities with no club affiliation required.

NOTE: Check here to see if you are eligible to compete in the Essex Champs.

Age categories are as follows...  U11*, U13, U15, U17, U20, Senior, V40+, V50+, V60+  in both male and female. Your age category for this event will be whatever category you would be in for the 2023 track season.

Please Note: Athletes need to be 9 years of age or above on the 24th June 2023 in order to compete.

*U11's are not eligible to compete for the Essex Championships

For enquiries please contact Richard Charleston on 07956 259677 or email here

Entry Fee is £9.50 

£18.00 if you add a souvenir t-shirt when entering.

For collection on the day.

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11:00 Doors Open

12:00 U11 Boys Race

12:15 U11 Girls Race

12:30 U17 Mens Race

12:45 V40+ Ladies Race

13:00 Sen/V40/U20 Mens D Race*

13:15 Sen/V40/U20 Mens C Race*

13:30 Sen/V40/U20 Mens B Race*

13:45 Sen/V40/U20 Mens A Race*

14:00 U13 Girls Race

14:15 Sen/U20/U17 Ladies Race

14:30 U13 Boys Race

14:45 V50+ Mens Race B Race

15:00 V50+ Mens Race A Race

15:15 U15 Girls Race

15:30 U15 Boys Race

*you will be notified which race you are in as soon as entry has closed.


Miles of Miles medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in each of the above races.


Essex AA medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishing Male & Female of those eligible to compete in the County Champs for the following age groups...

U13 Girls & Boys

U15 Girls & Boys

U17 Ladies & Men

U20 Ladies & Men

SEN Ladies & Men

V40 Ladies & Men

V50 Ladies & Men

V60+ Ladies & Men


£50 Prize money provided by our event sponsors Comms Express Ltd will be given to the fastest finishing Male & Female in all of the above age groups.


Please arrive 1 hour before your race. There is ample free parking available at the Stadium.

Register, collect bib numbers (to go front and back) and collect your T-Shirt if you've ordered one as soon as you arrive please.


A warm up area will be available on the track at the top end near the On Cheer Zone, or you can use the park just outside the facility.


Please report to the call room which will be on the inside of the track near the ON Cheers Zone 15 minutes before your race.

All shoes must comply with the World Athletics shoe compliance list. This can be found here 


If there are any changes to the above we will let you know.


We very much look forward to seeing you on the start line.

Event Schedule


At the last Essex 1 Mile Champs in 1968 Female Athletes were not allowed to compete.

Every Female Athlete who stands on the start line at our event will be making Essex history.

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Music and entertainment on the day provided by 

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Melbourne Athletics Stadium, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH See Map


There is Free parking at Melbourne Athletics Stadium for approximately 200 vehicles including accessible spaces. Unless otherwise stated there are no parking restrictions in the area but we would urge everyone to be considerate to the local residents.  

Please follow the instructions of the car park marshals at all times.

Please car share or use public transport, where possible.  The nearest train station is Chelmsford, which is about two miles from the stadium.

First Aid

First aid will be provided by Jubilee First Aid, who will be present at the venue.  If you require medical assistance, please go to the nearest marshal, who will contact the nearest first aider.

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