Mile trial glory for UK and Ireland
The AbbottWMM Global Run Club has started March with a bang as we look ahead to a fun-filled four weeks of virtual running challenges.
We began with the fastest day of the month as hundreds of runners took part in our March one-mile time trial.
Speedy athletes from all over the globe threw down the fastest mile they could in a bid for a spot on the podium and we watched the top positions change hands from Japan to the USA to Ireland throughout the day.
Finishing out on top for the women was the UK's Amie McAvoy who clocked 5:56. She was followed by Florence Clarke from the United States who ran 6:21, with Kelly Willis, also from the States, rounding out the podium with 6:30.
Ireland’s Daniel McGarrigle took the spoils in the men’s mile with 5:15, eight seconds ahead of Martin Fitzgerald (USA) who claimed silver with 5:23. Another Irishman, Thomas Keaveney, was third with 5:36.
Special mention to our resident coach Andrew Kastor who sneaked into fourth spot with 5:38!
Can you contend with these top times? There will be another chance to test your mile speed at the beginning of April.
Before then, March brings you another opportunity to join the centurion club if you can record 100 miles this month. You could contribute eight miles of your total by taking part in Who Runs The World?, our eight-mile race to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March.
If you’re in training for the Global Marathon, it’s also a good chance to see how you are doing by taking on our Marathon Mindset half marathon which takes place from 11 to 14 March.
Don’t forget there’s still time to register for the Global Marathon, taking place on 1-2 May. Premium registration secures you a race bib, medal and finisher cap and entries are open until 19 March. There's an added incentive for runners aged 40 and over with 100 places in the 2022 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships available through the race too. Full details can be found on the challenge page.
We also have three training plans, beginner, intermediate and advanced, designed by coach Kastor, to get you marathon ready for the big day, and our training clinic playlist on our YouTube channel is packed full of advice on how to choose and execute the plan best suited to you. Here's a taste of what you'll find there: