1938-1987

 

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1987 Gary Staines: solo 3:59.0 on last leg of 25 x 1 mile Relay

October 4th, Battersea Park. McVities sponsored the nationwide Gold Challenge 25 x 1 mile Relay. Belgrave set up their attempt at Battersea Park and star of the event was Gary Staines, on the last leg, who ran what was believed to be the first solo sub-4 minute mile in history by anyone in the world. The Bels, clocked 1:56:04 (4:38.6 average) to place 3rd overall with Sale Harriers 1st 1:54:32.5 (4:34.9) and Sunderland Harriers 2nd 1:55:30.3 (4:37.2).