WHERE: The Mall, London
WHEN: 24th May 2014
The 10 Stages of Running a Mile
Line up with fellow runners - preferably the yellow shirted Sweatshop Running Community - elated by the friendly atmosphere and volume of buzz for such a short race.
With a minute to go until the start, worry you have no idea how to pace the Bupa Westminister Mile.
After quick pace calculations, accept that running a single quick mile is going to hurt.
Run as fast as you can with a ridiculous smile on your face because you're flying.
Drown out the sensible part of your brain - miles were made for sprinting!
Realise that a mile is in fact much longer than you anticipated and this pace is a recipe for collapsing in your own vomit.
Decide that the mile is the Devil's distance and running it is probably the way you'll die.
See the "100m to go" marker as a sign you may just about survive.