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September 1, 2011 in Running
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September 3, 2011 at 10:45 am
A sweet little track off the beaten path « Races Like a Girl
[...] did a recent tour of Mount Vernon’s track. Here’s my travelogue of the Edgemont High School track. Share [...]
September 3, 2011 at 10:27 pm
Our track out at the AIS would have those lines – 4 x 400s are on the regular Interclub program. We also have a curved line for the 1 mile start, even though there’s only one mile race a year. Looks like a nice quite track. 3 lap repeats would seem short after 25 laps.
September 5, 2011 at 11:05 am
Many tracks here have a line for the mile and some for the two. The Mount Vernon track has neither, although it seems to have every other line imaginable (including the 3000m steeplechase and the 2000m steeplechase).
September 7, 2011 at 2:26 am
The 2 mile is one race I don’t have a PB for. They’re extremely rare over here. There was one a few years back in Sydney, I think for Komen and Mottram. We have plenty of 3000s though — you can race a 3000 every week over summer.
September 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm
The 2-mile is quite rare here as well. In fact it seems to be used as an event to go for a record, such as at Pre or the one in Sydney. Even the mile is not run that often (although I think the mile is the only non-metric record allowed by the IAAF.
In the US, high schools, which ran the 1-mile and 2-mile when I was there, now run either the 3000 or the 3200. New York may be unique. The girls run the 1500 and the 3000 while the boys run the 1600 and the 3200. Or the other way around. I understand this is purely an historic accident, that when things went metric the person in charge of the girls’ races went one way and the one in charge of the boys’ the other.
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