The second Montague Mile will be held 5-7 pm Sunday, Aug. 3. Seven different heats will start and end on Montague Avenue in North Charleston.

5 pm - Youth Division (14 and under)

5:15pm - Female High School Division (15-18)

5:30pm - Male High School Division (15-18)

5:45pm - Female Open Division (19 - 39)

6 pm - Male Open Division (19-39)

6:15pm -Female Masters Division (40&above)

6:30pm - Male Masters Division (40&above)

6:45pm - Female Invitational Division

7:00pm - Male Invitational Division

Long before the rise of the marathon and the 5K, and mud runs, color runs and rave runs, there was "The Mile."

The current mile world record holders are Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj with 3:43.13 minutes and Svetlana Masterkova of Russia with the women's record of 4:12.56 minutes.

4:12.8 Walter George (Great Britain) 8/23/1886

(58.5, 63.5 [2:02.0], 65.8 [3:07.8], 65.0)

4:12.6 Norm Taber (US) 7/16/1915

(58, 67 [2:05], 68 [3:13], 59.6)

4:10.4 Paavo Nurmi (Finland) 8/23/23

(60.3, 62.9 [2:03.2], 63.5 [3:06.7], 63.7)

4:09.2 Jules Ladoumègue (France) 10/04/31

(60.8, 63.4 [2:04.2], 63.8 [3:08.0], 61.2)

4:07.6 Jack Lovelock (New Zealand) 7/15/33

(61.4, 62.2 [2:03.6], 65.1 [3:08.7], 58.9)

4:06.7 Glenn Cunningham (US) 6/16/34

(61.8, 64.0 [2:05.8], 61.8 [3:07.6], 59.1)

4:06.4 Sydney Wooderson (Great Britain) 8/28/37

(58.6, 64.0 [2:02.6], 64.6 [3:07.2], 59.2)

4:06.1 Gunder Hägg (Sweden) 7/01/42

(60.0, 62.0 [2:02.0], 63.8 [3:05.8], 60.3)

4:04.6 -Hägg 9/04/42

(57.2, 63.0 [2:00.2], 64.0 [3:04.2], 60.4)

4:02.6 Arne Andersson (Sweden) 7/01/43

(58.5, 61.5 [2:00.0], 63.5 [3:03.5], 59.1)

4:01.6 -Andersson 7/18/44

(57.1, 59.6 [1:56.7], 62.9 [2:59.6], 62.0)

4:01.3 -Hägg 7/17/45

(56.6, 61.9 [1:58.5], 61.2 [2:59.7], 61.6)

3:59.4 Roger Bannister (Great Britain) 5/06/54

(57.5, 60.7 [1:58.2], 62.3 [3:00.5], 58.9)

3:57.9 John Landy (Australia) 6/21/54

(58.5, 60.2 [1:58.7], 58.5 [2:57.2], 60.7)

3:57.2 Derek lbbotson (Great Britain) 7/19/57

(56.0, 60.4 [1:56.4], 63.9 [3:00.3], 56.9)

3:54.5 Herb Elliott (Australia) 8/06/58

(56.4, 61.8 [1:58.2], 61.0 [2:59.2], 55.3)

3:54.4 Peter Snell (New Zealand) 1/27/62

(60.7, 59.9 [2:00.6], 59.0 [2:59.6], 54.8)

3:54.04 -Snell 11/17/64

(56.4, 57.7 [1:54.1], 60.2 [2:54.3], 59.7)

3:53.6 Michel Jazy (France) 6/09/65

(57.5, 59.0 [1:56.5], 60.9 [2:57.4], 56.2)

3:51.3 Jim Ryun (US) 7/17/66

(57.9, 57.6 [1:55.5], 59.8 [2:55.3], 56.0)

3:51.1 -Ryun 6/23/67

(59.0, 59.9 [1:58.9], 58.5 [2:57.4], 53.7)

3:51.0 Filbert Bayi (Tanzania) 5/17/75

(56.9, 59.7 [1:56.6], 58.7 [2:55.3], 55.7)

3:49.4 John Walker (New Zealand) 8/12/75

(55.8. 59.3 [1:55.1], 57.9 [2:53.0], 56.4)

3:48.95 Seb Coe (Great Britain) 7/17/79

(57.8, 57.5 [1:55.3], 58.1 [2:53.4], 55.6)

3:48.8 Steve Ovett (Great Britain) 7/01/80

(55.7, 58.1 [1:53.8], 57.2 [2:51.0], 57.8)

3:48.53 -Coe 8/19/81

(56.2, 57.4 [1:53.6], 58.1 [2:51.7], 56.8)

3:48.40 -Ovett 8/26/81

(56.6, 57.9 [1:54.5], 57.0 [2:51.5], 56.9)

3:47.33 -Coe 8/28/81

(55.3, 58.0 [1:53.3], 58.6 [2:51.9], 55.4)

3:46.32 Steve Cram (Great Britain) 7/27/85

(57.5, 57.4 [1:54.9], 58.4 [2:53.3], 53.0)

3:44.39 Noureddine Morceli (Algeria) 9/05/93

(54.7, 57.8 [1:52.5], 57.3 [2:49.8], 54.6)

3:43.13 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 7/07/99

(55.6, 56.0 [1:51.6], 56.3 [2:47.9], 55.2)

© Track & Field News, 2014

The mile run is 5,280 feet or exactly 1,609.344 meters and has its roots in England, where it was used as a distance for gambling races.

MONTAGUE MILE

Place Name Time Gender Age City ST Division

1 MICHAEL BANKS 00:04:17.789 M 26 CHAS SC MALE INVITE

2 PATRICK MORGAN 00:04:37.145 M 26 CHAS SC MALE INVITE

3 DAVID HUCKABY 00:04:37.192 M 25 N CHAS SC MALE INVITE

4 JAY UPCHURCH 00:04:40.225 M 35 CHAS SC MALE INVITE

5 TYLER CROSS 00:04:58.981 M 30 MT PLEASANT SC MALE 19-39

6 JEFF BAXTER 00:05:00.915 M 36 N CHAS SC MALE 19-39

7 STUART WHITE 00:05:04.754 M 28 CHAS SC MALE 19-39

8 KARAHN WASHINGTON 00:05:07.385 M 21 CHAS SC MALE 19-39

9 GREG BROWN 00:05:10.414 M 45 MT PLEASANT SC MALE MASTERS

10 BERT HULL 00:05:12.274 M 40 CUMBERLAND GAP TN MALE MASTERS

11 CAITLIN JUDD 00:05:25.634 F 29 CHAS SC FEM INVITE

12 RIVES POE 00:05:28.412 F 36 CHAS SC FEM INVITE

13 ANDREW HALEVI 00:05:40.414 M 47 CHAS SC MALE MASTERS

14 MICHAEL STEFANIK 00:05:43.075 M 27 CHAS SC MALE 19-39

15 KATHERINE LOGEMANN 00:05:49.468 F 31 MT PLEASANT SC FEM INVITE

16 LAUREN JAYNES 00:05:50.807 F 27 SUMMERVILLE SC FEM INVITE

17 CATHERINE HOLLISTER 00:05:59.649 F 44 MT PLEASANT SC FEM MASTERS

18 TODD GALLATI 00:06:11.254 M 48 MT PLEASANT SC MALE MASTERS

19 KENT WILLIAMS 00:06:17.695 M 34 N CHAS SC MALE 19-39

20 CAMELIA MARCULESCU 00:06:18.892 F 45 CHAS SC FEM MASTERS

21 JAY ROBERTS 00:06:26.675 M 42 N CHAS SC MALE MASTERS

22 JEFF HAINLEY 00:06:40.137 M 54 MT PLEASANT SC MALE MASTERS

23 JULIAN MARTELL 00:06:44.656 M 15 GOOSE CREEK SC HS MILE

24 LEAH MUMME 00:06:49.893 F 16 N CHAS SC HS MILE

25 PATRICK WELCH 00:06:58.175 M 65 CHAS SC MALE MASTERS

26 ELIZABETH CURREY 00:06:58.388 F 42 CHAS SC FEM MASTERS

27 A BROWN 00:07:04.735 M 65 CHAS SC MALE MASTERS

28 KATHLEEN STITES 00:07:07.479 F 51 MT PLEASANT SC FEM MASTERS

29 KC RENNIE 00:07:25.643 F 36 N CHAS S SC MALE 19-39

30 JENNY BRECKONS 00:07:50.001 F 35 DANIEL ISLAND SC FEM 19-39

31 JON GRUVER 00:07:56.705 M 66 CHAS SC MALE MASTERS

32 MARISA MARTELL 00:08:11.406 F 10 GOOSE CREEK SC KIDS MILE

33 MELISSA MEVERDEN 00:08:11.577 F 28 N CHAS SC FEM 19-39

34 STEPHANIE HULL 00:08:25.122 F 37 CUMBERLAND GAP TN FEM 19-39

35 GEOFFREY REID 00:08:49.523 M 33 N CHAS SC MALE 19-39

36 SUSAN SIEGMUND 00:08:50.769 F 53 LOS ANGELES CA FEM MASTERS

37 MARIA RAMOS 00:08:52.482 F 28 SUMMERVILLE SC FEM 19-39

38 IRIS HILL 00:08:56.089 F 67 GOOSE CREEK SC FEM MASTERS

39 JOYCE MARTELL 00:09:07.729 F 41 GOOSE CREEK SC FEM MASTERS

40 JENNIFER REID 00:09:11.442 F 30 N CHAS SC FEM 19-39

41 TRACY NORRIS 00:10:40.473 F 32 SUMMERVILLE SC FEM 19-39

42 BARBARA REEVES 00:12:00.093 F 30 N CHAS SC FEM 19-39

43 JOSEPH L MYERS III 00:13:40.708 M 71 MT PLEASANT SC MALE MASTERS

44 NATASHA NEW 00:18:11.624 F 26 LADSON SC FEM 19-39

45 ELAINE SCHUPP 00:18:12.274 F 69 ISLE OF PALMS SC FEM MASTERS

MAGNET MILE

Inaugural MAGNET MILE August 17, 2013 North Charleston, SC

At Academic Magnet High School

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Name Group Age Hometown State Time

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1 Patrick Morgan M 26 ? 4:37.30

2 Jay Upchurch M 35 James Island SC 4:40.50

3 DiBona Hayden M 15 Mt Pleasant SC 4:50.20

4 Karl Walsh M 37 Mt Pleasant SC 4:52.30

5 Sam Butler M 17 ? 5:18.20

6 Danny Christensen M 17 Mt Pleasant SC 5:27.00

7 John Alsterda M 25 ? 5:27.40

8 David Quick M 49 Mt Pleasant SC 5:27.80

9 Stephanie Buffo F 24 Charleston SC 5:28.20

10 Durham Foster M 17 ? 5:32.10

11 Caitlyn Fairey F 16 Mt Pleasant SC 5:34.20

12 Garrett Smith M 14 Summerville SC 5:40.80

13 Noah Hollister M 16 Mt Pleasant SC 5:58.50

14 Zach Dalzell M 14 Charleston SC 6:04.50

15 Catherine Hollister F 44 Mt Pleasant SC 6:05.80

16 Liam Hutchinson M 22 Charleston SC 6:09.30

17 Anna Thompson F 29 North Charleston SC 6:12.80

18 Wayne Fairey M 51 Mt Pleasant SC 6:15.30

19 Greg Barratt M 43 Charleston SC 6:15.70

20 Henry Ahern M 15 Mt Pleasant SC 6:16.20

21 Aldo Moreno-Reyes M 14 ? 6:16.60

22 Shaun Provost F 23 Waltham MA 6:17.00

23 Ryan Trott M 25 Waltham MA 6:17.30

24 Tonya Stogsdill F 38 Joplin MO 6:22.60

25 Daniel Clapper M 60 North Charleston SC 6:26.40

26 Meredith Nelson F 45 Daniel Island SC 6:27.80

27 Philip Gee M 16 ? 6:28.10

28 Carly Hall F 13 ? 6:29.40

29 Andrew de Arallano M 11 Mt Pleasant SC 6:33.90

30 Brandon Gee M 14 ? 6:36.30

31 Cassidy Rindge F 15 ? 6:38.30

32 John Edenfield M 59 Charleston SC 6:39.60

33 Waddell Andrew M 14 ? 6:41.20

34 Marshall Wakat M 71 ? 6:57.50

35 Caroline Smith F 16 ? 7:00.20

36 Brittany Barratt F 15 Charleston SC 7:10.90

37 Cradock Karlie F 15 ? 7:13.10

38 Hanna Kent F 14 Mt Pleasant SC 7:24.80

39 Abigail de Arellano F 14 Mt Pleasant SC 7:27.70

40 Scott Bates M 44 Moncks Corner SC 7:29.10

41 Irene Cheng F 17 ? 7:29.40

42 Ricardo Moreno-Reyes M 55 ? 7:51.20

43 Mackenna Smith F 15 ? 8:05.10

44 Hannah Waddell F 16 ? 8:18.20

45 Luke Waddell M 07 ? 8:26.60

46 Mika Sakamoto F 14 ? 8:27.00

47 Emily McGee F 14 ? 8:27.30

48 Hallie Roerden F 15 ? 8:27.50

49 Maya Rawls F 16 ? 8:30.90

50 Michael Bacon M 50 ? 8:39.10

51 Anna Cate Hollister F 08 ? 8:53.40

52 Denise Walsh F 38 ? 8:57.20

53 Reyna Merritt F 35 Mt Pleasant SC 8:58.60

54 John Dalzell M 43 ? 9:00.10

55 Faith Dalzell F 14 ? 9:00.40

56 Bobbie Talley F 54 Charlotte NC 9:04.10

57 Stacy Yanagawa F 32 ? 9:59.20

58 Cheryl Carmack F 25 ? 9:59.60

59 Paige Frasier F 17 ? 10:34.80

60 Meredith Gee F 12 ? 11:21.90

61 Amanda Sazikkie F 19 ? 12:10.00

62 Phoebe Rudolph F 14 ? 12:10.30

63 Amy Neloms F 36 Mt Pleasant SC 12:53.80

64 Lauren Burke F 09 Summerville SC 13:38.70

65 John Burke M 46 Summerville SC 13:41.30

Over the course of last 40 years of the "running boom," this classic, this American beauty, has faded from glory. My theory is that it's too short, but also too painful and reliant on natural speed, for it to match the goal-setting needs of the everyday adult.

The Mile, however, has some advocates.

"The Mile is a great opportunity to check your fitness, get in some speed work, and get a rust buster in before the fall 5k season starts up a few weeks later, " says Academic Magnet High School running coach Brian Johnson, who is organizing one of two local one-mile races in the coming weeks.

"Most people have a run a mile at some point in their life. This gives them an opportunity to see how they compare to their high school PE class days. It also gives regular runners an answer to the age old question they get from friends, family, and coworkers when they find out you run which is, 'How fast can you run a mile?'"

In recent years, a movement called "Bring Back the Mile" has been trying to promote mile races for this reason: "No running distance, or field event for that matter, has the history, the appeal, the "magic" of the Mile. The Mile, like the 100 meters and the marathon, is a running event that most Americans know something about or have a general feeling for, and thus, there is a built-in awareness of and audience for the Mile .

"Because the 1500 meters, or worse, the misfit 1600 meters at the high school level, do not have the same historical significance and cultural, media and promotional value as the Mile. There is no 1500 meter equivalent to Roger Bannister's historic and still revered first sub-4 minute Mile; put simply, the Mile is iconic, classic and timeless.

"America also understands the mystique of the Mile, particularly the sub-4 minute Mile. It is time we Bring Back the Mile, America's distance!"

Bringing it Home

Last year, two efforts to bring back the mile to the Charleston area, which used to host the King Street Mile, took place, though with relatively minimal participation. Organizers of the Montague Mile and the Magnet Mile, both in North Charleston's Park Circle area, are taking another stab at it in the coming weeks.

The Montague Mile, an event put on by the Charleston Marathon, will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 on Montague Avenue, near DIG in the Park bar. It will feature heats for males and females in five divisions: high school, open, masters and invited. It will kick off with a youth division race. (See schedule below.)

The Magnet Mile will be 8:30 a.m. August 16 at the Academic Magnet High School. All runners will start together.

The Montague Mile

Charleston Marathon Board Member Howie Schomer came up with the idea for the Montague Mile and made some tweaks to it this year, including moving the date from mid-September to early August.

"We'd like to have it as sort of a kickoff to the fall racing season and warm weather and a short distance race work well together," says Schomer. "The King Street Mile, when it was held, was in June, but August has a much less crowded race calendar."

He also moved the starting line close to the finish line.

"We're going to start the races just above DIG in the Park on Montague and they'll finish just below DIG in the other direction. This will make it more spectator-friendly and avoid the runners having to run down to the start away from the rest rooms, water, et cetera," says Schomer, adding that it will also eliminate the possibility of being stopped by a train crossing.

The new route, which includes more turns, can be seen here: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6376353

"The other difference is that there won't be as much time between races. We found out last year that we didn't need that much of an interval. Other than that it will be similar to last year's event. Last year's champions in the elite divisions (Michael Banks and Caitlin Judd) are both returning to defend their titles so it should be fun to watch."

For more, go to http://montaguemile.com/ .. Those interested in running in the elite division should contact Schomer at howie@charlestonmarathon.com.

Magnet Mile.

Brian Johnson, the running coach at the Academic Magnet High School, organized last year's race and also tweaked the course.

"This year the course will start in a different spot so that the course will be a loop with a smaller section being run twice. We will have the Fleet Feet arch which runners will run under for the finish," says Johnson.

To sign up, go to http://www.active.com/north-charleston-sc/running/distance-running-races/magnet-mile-2014?int=

Reach David Quick at 937-5516.