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Founders Day Avenue Mile

29 Mar 2018
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Anton Krause (1986G), OD Administrator, Nicole Durand and OD Secretary, WP van Zyl (1997K).
Anton Krause (1986G), OD Administrator, Nicole Durand and OD Secretary, WP van Zyl (1997K).
The 31st running of the Avenue Mile took place on Founder's Day. Oliver Stewart won the race in a time of 4 minutes 33 seconds, and in doing so broke Aldred Boyd's record set in 1997. Aldred’s time in what was the 10th running of the Avenue Mle was 4 minutes 34 Seconds. Oli now has the bragging rights of being the fastest Miler in the 169 year history of Bishops - well done! Elyas Ayyoub finished second in 4 minutes 51 seconds - and in so doing joins an elite group of Bishops boys to break the 5 minute barrier for the mile. Julian Dower finished third in the race. The top Junior runner was Oli Kennedy-Smith.

The picture below shows a triumphant Aldred Boyd in 1997.

 

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