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Inc the Essex AA 1 Mile Championships

11am Saturday 29th June, Melbourne Stadium


1500m & 1mile times for 

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Pacemaker Lead Elite Mile races for Men & Women*

* Our Elite Mie races will have pacemakers but will not form part of the Essex Championships as paced races are not permitted in the championships. Essex athletes can still apply to compete in the Elite races but will have to opt out of the Essex Champs to do so.


Chelmsford AC's Miles of Miles inc. the Essex AA 1 Mile Championship is back this year with a bang and this will be our biggest and best Miles of Miles Festival yet with our biggest ever prize pot.

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 Eastern AA, Essex AA & Suffolk AA 10,000m track Championships and open graded 10,000m races. For more info and to enter click here

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 Mile race.

The cash prizes don't stop there, rolled over from last year as there were no takers we are offering up a hefty £1000 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 Mile 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 for the Mile races are as follows...  U11*, U13, U15, U17, U20, Senior, V40-V49 & V50+  in both male and female. Your age category for this event will be whatever category you would be in for the 2024 track season.

Please Note: Athletes need to be 9 years of age or above on the 29th June 2024 in order to compete in our Mile races.

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

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

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Entry Fee: Price Held from last year.

Standard Entry: £9.50

Entry with T-Shirt: £18.00

Provisional Timetable 


Miles of Miles medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in every Mile race.


Essex AA medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers to 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-V49 Ladies & Men

V50+ Ladies & Men


£50 Amazon Voucher provided by our event sponsors Comms Express Ltd will be given to the fastest finishing Male & Female in all of the above age groups for Mile races only.


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 at the top end of the track, 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 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.

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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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