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The Achilles Club is a track and field club formed in 1920 by and for past and present representatives of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Ambition (formerly known as Clubs for Young People) is a registered charity whose members are a network of umbrella youth organisations in cities, counties and countries throughout the UK.
Amelia Jackson (1842–1925) was an accomplished musician and the wife of Rector W. W. Jackson of Exeter College, Oxford.
Marc André Laguerre (February 21, 1915 – January 18, 1979) was a journalist and magazine editor, best known as the managing editor of Sports Illustrated from 1960 to 1974, during which time he oversaw the growth in the magazine from a niche publication to become the industry leader in weekly sports magazines.
Arne Anderson (27 October 1917 – 1 April 2009) was a Swedish middle distance runner who became famous for his rivalry with his compatriot Gunder Hägg in the 1940s.
Arthur Leslie Lydiard (6 July 1917 – 11 December 2004) was a New Zealand runner and athletics coach.
The men's 1500 metres event at the 1952 Olympics took place between July 24 and July 26.
At the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in July and August 1954.
The men's 1 mile at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November and Saturday 1 December 1962.
Banister is a French surname, and may refer to; Banister comes from the Old French or Old Norman banastre which was a type of wicker basket also related to the Modern French banne and to Occitan banasta.
Bannister is a variant spelling of banister.
BBC Sport is a department of the BBC providing national sports coverage for BBC Television, radio and online.
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is an awards ceremony that takes place annually in December.
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is the main award of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which takes place each December.
Beechen Cliff School is a boys' secondary school in Bath, Somerset, England, with about 1,150 pupils.
Bill Nankeville (born 24 March 1925) is a British national champion mile runner and won the AAA mile title four times in five years between 1948 and 1952, his best recorded time was 4:08.8 set in 1949.
Biteback Publishing is a British publisher concentrating mainly on political titles.
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.
Brian Stanford Hewson (born 4 April 1933) is a retired middle-distance runner, who represented Great Britain at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics.
Canada has participated in every Commonwealth Games since the first ever British Empire Games held in Hamilton, Ontario in 1930, one of only six countries to have done so.
Christopher William Brasher CBE (21 August 1928 – 28 February 2003) was a British track and field athlete, sports journalist and co-founder of the London Marathon.
Chris Solinsky (born December 5, 1984) is a retired American distance runner and an American college cross country coach.
Sir Christopher John Chataway (31 January 1931 – 19 January 2014), often known as Chris Chataway, was a British middle- and long-distance runner, television news broadcaster, and Conservative politician.
Claude Gordon Douglas FRS (26 February 1882 in Leicester – 23 March 1963 in Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford) was a British physiologist, known for his research on respiratory physiology and the invention of the Douglas Bag.
Colne is a town and civil parish in Lancashire, England, six miles north-east of Burnley, 25 miles east of Preston, 25 miles north of Manchester and 30 miles west of Leeds.
Commemorative coins have been issued by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom since 1935.
The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
Commonwealth Games England (CGE) is a sports governing body that 'leads and manages the participation of the England team at the Commonwealth Games'.
The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.
The culture of England is defined by the idiosyncratic cultural norms of England and the English people.
The culture of the United Kingdom is influenced by the UK's history as a developed state, a liberal democracy and a great power; its predominantly Christian religious life; and its composition of four countries—England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism.
Curtis Robb (born 7 June 1972) is a former British middle distance runner, who competed at two consecutive Summer Olympics for Great Britain, in 1992 and 1996.
Daniel Kipngetich Komen (born 17 May 1976 in Elgeyo Marakwet District, Kenya) Komen is rumoured to be three years older than officially recognised.
David Robert Coleman OBE (26 April 1926 – 21 December 2013) was a British sports commentator and TV presenter who worked for the BBC for 46 years.
The following is a list of notable deaths in March 2018.
George Derek Ibbotson MBE (17 June 1932 – 23 February 2017) was an English runner who excelled in athletics in the 1950s.
Diane Leather (born 7 January 1933 in Streetly, West Midlands, England) was the first woman to run a mile in less than 5 minutes.
Diane Modahl (née Edwards, born 17 June 1966) is an English former middle distance runner who specialised in the 800 metres.
Empire Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium that stood at the Pacific National Exhibition site at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Emsley Carr Mile is an annual invitational athletics running event held in the United Kingdom over one mile for men.
The England Athletics Hall of Fame was launched in 2008 with a panel of experts selecting a list of potential inductees for athletics fans and members of the public to vote on.
Exeter College (in full: The Rector and Scholars of Exeter College in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England and the fourth oldest college of the University.
Fame in the 20th Century is a 1993 BBC documentary television series and book by Clive James.
The British decimal fifty pence (50p) coin – often pronounced fifty pee – is a unit of currency equaling one half of a pound sterling.
In the sport of athletics, a four-minute mile means completing a mile run (1,760 yards, or 1,609.344 metres) in less than four minutes.
Franz Ferdinand Leopold Stampfl MBE (born Vienna 18 November 1913 – died 19 March 1995 Melbourne) was one of the world's leading athletics coaches in the twentieth century.
Gunder Hägg (31 December 1918 – 27 November 2004) was a Swedish runner and multiple world record breaker of the 1940s.
Niels Gunnar Nielsen (25 March 1928 – 29 May 1985) was a Danish middle distance runner who equalled the world record over both 880 yards and 1500 metres.
Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE (15 December 1899 – 14 January 1978) was an English track and field athlete.
Harris Manchester College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Headstone is a residential area in London, England, north-west of Harrow and immediately north of North Harrow.
Henry Talbot, born Heinz Tichauer (6 January 1920, Germany – 1999) was a German-Australian fashion photographer noted for his long association with the Australian fashion industry, particularly the Australian Wool Board.
HMT Dunera was a British passenger ship which gave her name to an infamous case of wartime maltreatment and injustice.
Iffley Road is a major arterial road in Oxford, England.
Imperial College London (officially Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom.
Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM) is the medical school of Imperial College London in England, and one of the United Hospitals.
Imperial College School of Medicine Students' Union (ICSMSU) is the students' union of Imperial College School of Medicine.
The Irvine Burns Club was founded on 2 June 1826 and is one of the world's longest continuously active Burns Clubs.
Deshamanya Vidya Jyothi J.B. Peiris, MD FRCP is Sri Lanka's most senior neurologist.
Jamie Maclachlan is a British actor who has worked extensively in the business but is best known for playing the lead role of Roger Bannister in the film 'Four Minutes'.
The following events occurred in January 1975.
Jeremiah Noah "Jerry" Morris (6 May 1910 – 28 October 2009) was a Scottish epidemiologist who established the importance of physical activity in preventing cardiovascular disease.
John Michael Landy (born 12 April 1930) is an Australian retired middle-distance runner and politician.
John Stanton Ward CBE (10 October 1917 - 13 June 2007) was an English portrait artist, landscape painter and illustrator.
John Napier Wyndham Turner (born June 7, 1929) is a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada, in office from June 30 to September 17, 1984.
Sir John George Walker, (born 12 January 1952) is a former middle-distance runner from New Zealand who won the 1500 m event at the 1976 Olympics.
Johnny Weissmuller (2 June 190420 January 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American competition swimmer and actor, best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century.
Jurong Junior College (Abbreviation: JJC) is a junior college located in Jurong West, Singapore.
Kenneth "Ken" Wood (21 November 1930 - 8 September 2008) was a British middle-distance runner.
Kevin Warwick FIET, FCGI, (born 9 February 1954) is a British engineer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Coventry University in the United Kingdom.
Exeter College, Oxford is one of the colleges of the University of Oxford.
Merton College, Oxford is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.
The following are known members of the Athenaeum Club, London.
This is a compilation of Australian films in the genre covering sports activities.
This is the complete list of Commonwealth Games medallists in men's athletics from 1930 to 2014.
This list of cultural icons of England is a list of people and things from any period which are independently considered to be cultural icons characteristic of England.
The BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs invites castaways to choose eight pieces of music, a book (in addition to the Bible - or a religious text appropriate to that person's beliefs - and the Complete Works of Shakespeare) and a luxury item that they would take to an imaginary desert island, where they will be marooned indefinitely.
English inventions and discoveries are objects, processes or techniques invented, innovated or discovered, partially or entirely, in England by a person from England (that is, someone born in England - including to non-English parents - or born abroad with at least one English parent and who had the majority of their education or career in England).
Listed below are English people of note and some notable individuals born in England.
This is the complete list of men's medalists of the European Athletics Championships.
This is a list of Honorary Fellows of Exeter College, Oxford.
Honorary Fellows of Merton College, Oxford.
Horizon is a current and long-running BBC popular science and philosophy documentary programme.
This is a list of Imperial College London people, including notable students and staff from the various historical institutions which are now part of Imperial College.
This is a list of people who compete professionally in long-distance running, or if not professional have won top level international medals or other such notable feats.
Below is a list of Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour from the order's creation in 1917 until the present day.
As of May 2005, this is a list of notable male middle distance runners (800 m – 3000 m) since the first Olympic Games in 1896.
This is a List of Notable Old Gowers – former pupils of University College School.
This is a List of Old Rugbeians, they being notable former students – known as "Old Rugbeians" of the Church of England school, Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.
A list of Pembroke College, Oxford people including former students, Fellows, Honorary Fellows and Masters of Pembroke College, University of Oxford, England.
Famous people, past and present, with Parkinson's disease include.
This article provides a non-exhaustive list of famous people born, educated or prominent in Bath, Somerset, England, or otherwise associated with the city.
Among those who were born in the London Borough of Harrow, or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order, within category).
This is a list of people who have appeared on coins of the United Kingdom.
This is a list of famous physicians in history.
This is a complete list of the Presidents of Vincent's Club at Oxford University.
This is a list of people who have been knighted by the British honors system for their contribution to sport.
This compilation of films covers all sports activities.
The following people spent time at the University of London as either teaching staff or students.
This is a list of people from the University of Oxford involved in sport, exploration, and adventuring.
London Athletic Club (LAC) is a track and field club based in London, England.
The London Corinthian Sailing Club is based on the river Thames at Hammersmith.
The London Athletics Grand Prix is an annual athletics event held in London, England.
Maida Vale is an affluent residential district comprising the northern part of Paddington in west London, west of St John's Wood and south of Kilburn.
The following events occurred in March 1929.
The following events occurred in May 1954.
Merton College (in full: The House or College of Scholars of Merton in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
Methodist College Belfast (MCB), locally known as Methody, is a Northern Irish coeducational voluntary grammar school in Belfast, located at the foot of the Malone Road.
Middle-distance running events are track races longer than sprints, up to 3000 metres.
The mile run (1,760 yards or exactly 1,609.344 metres) is a middle-distance foot race.
The world record in the mile run is the best mark set by a male or female runner in the middle-distance track and field event.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) is a British charity, operating in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, established in 1979 by a group of volunteers to coordinate care, support, and research for people affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a form of motor neurone disease (MND) (also known as Charcot disease, ALS or, in the United States, Lou Gehrig's disease).
Muhammed Taher Pasha (1879 – 29 January 1970) (محمد طاهر باشا) was an Egyptian doctor of political science, originally of Turkish origin, and the founder of the Mediterranean Games.
Neal Bascomb (born 1971) is an American journalist and author.
Norman Giller (born 18 April 1940, Stepney, East End, London) is an English author, a sports historian and television scriptwriter, who in October 2015 had With one hundred and five books to his name, Norman Giller is a prolific author who served his writing apprenticeship as a notable Fleet Street journalist.
Norris Dewar McWhirter (12 August 192519 April 2004) was a British writer, political activist, co-founder of The Freedom Association, and a television presenter.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to exercise: Exercise – any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to running: Running – means of rapidly traveling on foot, in which at regular points during the running cycle both feet are off the ground.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
The Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board, established in 1999, is administered by the Oxford Civic Society.
A pacemaker or pacesetter, sometimes informally called a rabbit, is a runner who leads a middle- or long distance running event for the first section to ensure a fast time and avoid excessive tactical racing.
Pembroke College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England, located in Pembroke Square.
Pendle Heritage Centre is a museum and visitor centre in Barrowford, Lancashire, England, dedicated to the history and heritage of Pendle.
Per Jacobsson (5 February 1894 – 5 May 1963) was a Swedish economist, and managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 21 November 1956 until his death in 1963.
Peter Harold Dimmock, CVO, CBE (6 December 1920 – 20 November 2015) was a British sports broadcaster and senior television executive during the formative years of the medium in the 1950s.
The Race of the Century is the name of four famous races.
Rachael Atlanta Stirling (born 30 May 1977).
Raymond Barkway (1924–1956) ran the 110M high hurdles for Great Britain in the 1948 London Olympics.
James Robert Cade (September 26, 1927 – November 27, 2007) was an American physician, university professor, research scientist and inventor.
Robert Bocking Stevens (born 8 June 1933) is a British lawyer and academic.
Roger is a masculine given name and a surname.
The Roger Bannister running track, also known as the Oxford University track, is a 400-metres athletics running track and stadium in Oxford, England.
Rosamund Dashwood (1924, Devonshire, England – 2007, Squamish, BC) was one of the top female masters (i.e. over 35) runners in Canadian history.
Royal Brompton Hospital is the largest specialist heart and lung medical centre in the United Kingdom.
Shirley Brasher (née Bloomer; born 13 June 1934) is a former tennis player from England who won three Grand Slam titles during her career and who was the top-ranked singles player in her country in 1957.
The Silent Generation is the demographic cohort following the cohort known in the USA as the G.I. Generation.
The Silver Pears Trophy was an award presented annually by Pears Cyclopaedia for "outstanding British achievement in any field." The trophy was possibly awarded prior to 1953 and after 1958, but more research is needed on the subject.
Simon Edens, QGM, QPM, is a career police constable within the United Kingdom and the current Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police.
Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.
Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation.
St John the Evangelist Church is a non-parochial church on Iffley Road in Oxford, England.
St Mary's is the youngest of the constituent schools of Imperial College London, founded in 1854 as part of the new hospital in Paddington.
St Mary's Hospital is an NHS hospital in Paddington, in the City of Westminster, London, founded in 1845.
Stanislav Jungwirth (15 August 1930 - 11 April 1986) was a Czechoslovak middle-distance runner.
The Doctor Is Sick is a 1960 novel by Anthony Burgess.
The Four Minute Mile is a television mini series about the race to run the Four-minute mile, focusing on the rivalry between Roger Bannister and John Landy.
The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It (2004) by Neal Bascomb is a non-fiction book about three runners and their attempts to become the first man to run a mile under four minutes.
The Queen's College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford, England.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city, University and colleges of Oxford, England.
William Thomas "Tom" Hulatt (7 September 1930 – 21 May 1990) was an English athlete notable for finishing third behind Sir Christopher Chataway in the historic race in which Sir Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile on 6 May 1954.
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.
Trance denotes any state of awareness or consciousness other than normal waking consciousness.
University College School, generally known as UCS Hampstead, is an independent day school in Frognal, northwest London, England.
The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.
The University of Pavia (Università degli Studi di Pavia, UNIPV or Università di Pavia; Ticinensis Universitas) is a university located in Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.
Vancouver Rowing Club (VRC) is a rowing club in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Vincent's Club is a sports club predominantly but not exclusively for Oxford Blues at Oxford University.
David Wesley Santee (March 25, 1932 – November 14, 2010) was an American middle distance runner and athlete who competed mainly in the 1,500 meters and mile events.
William Dennis Goodchild Hunt MBE (born 8 May 1955 in Essex, England) served a full career in the British Army as an Ammunition Technician (AT) and Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO) and served in the UK (including Northern Ireland), mainland Europe as well as the Middle and Far East.
This year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression.
Events from the year 1929 in the United Kingdom.
The 4th European Athletics Championships were held from 23 August to 27 August 1950 in the Heysel Stadium of the Belgian capital Brussels.
The men's 800 metres at the 1950 European Athletics Championships was held in Bruxelles, Belgium, at Stade du Heysel on 23 and 26 August 1950.
The 1950s (pronounced nineteen-fifties; commonly abbreviated as the 50s or Fifties) was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1950, and ended on December 31, 1959.
The 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from 30 July to 7 August 1954.
The 5th European Athletics Championships were held at Stadion Neufeld from 25–29 August 1954 in the Swiss capital Bern.
The men's 1500 metres at the 1954 European Athletics Championships was held in Bern, Switzerland, at Stadion Neufeld on 26 and 29 August 1954.
1954 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
Events from the year 1954 in the United Kingdom.
The Queen's Birthday Honours 1955 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.
The New Year Honours 1975 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.
The 2017 New Year Honours are appointments by some of the 16 Commonwealth realms to various orders and honours to recognise and reward good works by citizens of those countries.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
In 2018, no world outdoor athletics championships was held.
Events from 2018 in England.
Events from the year 2018 in the United Kingdom.