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Hundreds of youngsters to run Telford Electric Magic Mile

Bermuda’s future running stars will showcase their budding talents during the 16th Telford Electric Magic Mile at the National Sports Centre (NSC) tomorrow.

Nearly 900 boys and girls runners ranging in ages from four to 15 will compete in this year’s event, which provides fun and excitement while introducing participants to competitive running among 13 divisions.

Participants will run various distances throughout tomorrow’s event, with action officially getting underway at 12 noon with a 400 metre race around the NSC track for four-year-olds.

Only 13-15 year old runners will compete over the mile distance on a course that will begin and end at the NSC.

Official race numbers can be obtained between 8.30am and 11am at the cricket pavilion located on the northern field at the NSC.

This year will again see prize money go up for grabs during a schools’ challenge.

Some 845 runners have registered for tomorrow’s Telford Electric Magic Mile compared to the 1,030 that competed last year.

Even though numbers are down slightly from last year’s event, race director Wayne Raynor anticipates that tomorrow’s athletic spectacle will be just as entertaining as it has been in previous years.

“The public can watch and be treated to some fun running from the little tots and take note how the runners become more intense and serious as ages increase,” he said.

The Telford Electric Magic Mile was first held in 1996 and over the years has aided in the development of track stars such as Aaron Evans and Taylor Ashley-Bean who have gone on to represent Bermuda on the world stage.

“The primary role of the Telford Electric Magic Mile is to provide a safe fun run for young children and encourage them to join a club to continue their development in sports,” Raynor added.

Each year the event’s organisers have their expectations and this year will be no exception, Raynor said.

“This year’s expectations is to introduce competitive running to many of the Island’s youngsters and hopefully discover Bermuda’s next world-class athlete,” the former Southampton Rangers footballer added.

Bermuda?s budding runners will display their talents during tomorrow?s Telford Electric Magic Mile at the National Sports Centre Photo by Mark Tatem

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Published February 24, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 24, 2012 at 7:46 am)

Hundreds of youngsters to run Telford Electric Magic Mile

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