6th April 2014
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Entries to the 2014 ICONIQ Shlurp! Mini Mile are now open!
The super early bird price of just £7.50 per entry have now sold out and were available to the first 500 entries only.
The entry prices are tiered as follows:
There are some exciting changes afoot for Mini Milers who will be inaugurating a totally new course with a new date and start time.
For 2014 the ICONIQ Shlurp! Mini Mile races have been brought forward to Saturday 5 April, the day before Marathon day, because we believe that the youngsters deserve their own time in the sun.
This year over 2000 schoolchildren registered and for 2014 it is envisaged that 3000 will try out the brand new course around Preston Park.
There is a new start time too, a more sociable 11am instead of the early bird 8.30 which it has been up until now.
That will give parents valuable breathing space to get their charges organised and off to the park complete with picnic hamper for a great day out.
Preston Park is where the Marathon starts on 6 April, so the Mini Milers will taste the big race buzz with cameras and a big screen complete with commentary.
They will also trail-blaze a brand new course in the form of a loop which will make it spectator friendly so that families will find it easy to see how their children are progressing.
The new date will make it easier for parents if they are competing in the Marathon the following day since they can now cover both events.
As usual the race is open to anyone between the ages of seven and 17 and there is a T-shirt, kit bag and finisher’s medal as well as podium presentations for the top three in each age-group.
The Iconiq Shlurp! Mini Mile kick started another marvellous day for running in Brighton with yet another record figure battling it out over the final mile of the marathon course.
The U18 Boys' race was won by Robbie Fitzgibbon in 4:33, 15 seconds outside Charlie Grice’s 2011 course record, while Billy White (4:41) and Spencer Thomas (4:55) came second and third. Meanwhile the Girls' U18 race was claimed by Leah Harris, with Amy Davila and Ruby Whyte-Wilding in second and third.
Archie Davies won the Boys’ U15 race in a time of 5:06, with second and third places going to Bill Hughes (5:10) and Sam Rogers (5:20).
Meanwhile the Girls’ U15 race saw Nancy Jones come out on top, with Tara Bage and Ella Witt in second and third.
In the U13 category, the Boys’ race was won by Tom Eames in 5:41, who held off the spirited efforts of Ben Walters (5:54) and Jack Marchant (5:55) to claim victory.
The Girls’ U13 race was tight right up until the finish, with Amber Anning (6:01) edging out Almi Nerurkar (6:04) to claim the top spot, and Angelica Aldington-Hunt coming third in 6:31. Anning is still the U11 record holder from two years ago.
Meanwhile, the second Girls’ U13 Mini Mile Race has been won by Amy Fines in 6:18, with second and third places going to Olivia Monk (6:19) and Louisa Saunders (6:39).
The first U11 Boy’s race went to Hunter Warnock (6:31), with Haydyn Buss (6:37) and Paddy Thorne (6:40) in second and third respectively.
Jamie Arnold emerged victorious in the second Boys’ U11 race in 6:08, with Charlie Cloke (6:21) and Alex Brothwell (6:28) claiming the other podium positions.
The third Boys’ U11 race went to Finn Halloren (6:16), with Adam Firsht narrowly beating Silas Hull-Frower to second place (both 6:25).
Dominic Pay took top spot in the U11in 6:07in the fourth U11 race, edging out Luke Stringer and James Mollineux.
Race10 was won by Alanah Harding in 6:51 ahead of Millie Rees and Alicia Dudeney while in race11 the fastest U11 girl of the day was Kendaa Cameron-Chavannes with a time of 6:34, beating Naimm Hallen and Ciara Blount into the minor positions.
The final race of the morning was clinched by U11’s Grace Miller in 7:02, ahead of Ellen Sheppard and Eloise Nicoll.
For full results for 2013 - click HERE