Mile News


Sir Roger Bannister inspires the next generation at Reading Year of Culture

January 21, 2016

The British athletics legend shares stories of his sporting feats and his desire for running.

By Francesca Perryman, Get Reading

Budding athletes and fans gathered at the Town Hall in Reading last night to hear Sir Roger Bannister as part of the Year of Culture.

The venue in Blagrave Street in Reading town centre was packed out with people eagerly awaiting to hear about the British athletics legend's sporting careers and feats.

Interviewed by sports presenter, Steve Rider, Sir Roger looked back at his own personal achievements, how it all began, and how he set the bar in the 50s for the golden age of athletics.

Discussing how he first got into running, Sir Roger said: "I was bullied at school by the Bath boys after being evacuated from London and my games master said to me, rather than rough play, fight it out in the gym and that's where I decided to start getting fit; that was how I made my mark at the school."

Continue reading at: www.getreading.co.uk

Tags: roger bannister (146)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!