Jun 06

Westminster Mile & Vitality 10k

Britain’s distance running legend Sir Mo Farah inspired 9,198 people to run in more than 30 waves on the spectacular course around St James’s Park, making the 2019 Vitality Westminster Mile the largest timed mile event in the world after 8,048 completed the course in 2018. Thetford Athletics club were represented by Sam Bellotti (5:40), Jason Elrick (6:03), Richard Crewe (6:04), Gary Malliband (6:07) and Kayleigh Bailey (7:32).

More than 19,000 runners finished the Vitality London 10,000 today (Monday 27 May) meaning the 12th edition of the capital’s annual celebration of road running was the biggest yet by a huge margin.

A record 19,465 had crossed the iconic Finish Line in front of Buckingham Palace by 14:00 this afternoon – that’s some 5,000 more finishers than in 2018 when a record 14,475 ran the famous course from St James’s Park to the City and back. Again some of the same athletes from Thetford attended – Charlie Stone (41:56), Jason Elrick (42:45), Richard Crewe (43:29), Gary Malliband (43:43), Sam Bellotti (45:16), Andrew Smith (48:31), Neil Vendy (48:37), Linda Cusack (50:21), Lauren Goldsmith (51:05), Kelly McGill (53:46), Carri Vendy (53:48), Kayleigh Bailey (1:06:36) and Corrina Turner (1:11:15).