On Monday 29th May we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Oxford Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile. Back in May 1987, Sri Chinmoy visited Oxford and dedicated this one-mile loop to peace with the then Oxford Mayor Bill Fagg. It was one of the first Peace Mile's dedicated to the cause of peace and joins other such Peace Miles, in London, Geneva, New York and many locations around the world. Shortly before the start of the event, Devashishu Torpy recalled his experience of running in the first junior race on the inaugural day back in 1987.
Shortly before the junior race at 5.30pm, we had an hour of sustained heavy rain, which made setting up the course a little more interesting. Fortunately, the race ceased just before the start, and five intrepid young runners took to the start line for a one-mile junior race. By the adult race of 7.00pm we had near perfect conditions with still wind, warm and just enough time to dry up the standing water. Paul Hughes of Abingdon A.C. was the fastest over the three miles with a time of 16.23. The fastest lady was Lucrezia Portigliatti of St Clare's in a time of 18.45
After the race, there was a commemorative medal of the event.
Thanks to John Harvey of Abingdon A.C for many excellent photos. See also Flickr Gallery here for more.
Thanks also to Emma Moore of Abingdon A.C. who kindly brought a very nice cake for our 30th Anniversary.
(Provisional results) attached, send any correction to tejvan(at)cyclinginfo.co.uk