The inaugural Antarctic Mile was completed today where Kilcock man Paul Robinson ran an astounding 4:17.9 mins on the snow and in temperatures of -20 C (-4 F).
This is definitely the fastest mile ever run in the Antarctic and is incredible considering the underfoot conditions and temperatures. paul is a 3.54.77 min miler and finished in 4th place in the 2014 European Championships.
He’s returning to form now after a couple of injury-ridden seasons and this run indicates that the forthcoming season could see him return to his best.
Well done Paul!
Kilcock athlete Paul Robinson is next week heading off to run a sub 4 (Celsius) mile in Antarctica as part of a Global Running Adventures.
Paul put up on his Twitter page; “Ready to Rock for Global Running Adventures Antarctica Mile next week.”
Robinson ‘warmed’ up for the event yesterday by anchoring DCU to victory in the IUAA road races in Maynooth.
St. Cocas Kilcock said; “Fresh from anchoring DCU to victory, Paul is now heading off to try run a sub 4 (Celsius) mile in Antarctica as part of a Global Running Adventures. Best of luck Paul”
Kilcock athlete Paul Robinson will be part of a 4 man team that will attempt to break the 4×1 mile indoor record on St. Patrick’s day.
Robinson will be joined in the AIT Arena Athlone by John Travers, Sean Tobin and Eoin Everard as they look to beat the current record of 16:12.81, set only last month by an American quartet.
Based on their average individual time of 3:57.30 the men have a great chance of creating a piece of history come Friday evening.
The Pinewood native and his team mates are captained by two-time Irish Olympian and world indoor medalist Paul O’Donovan.
So if you can, get down to Athlone at 4pm this Friday and cheer Paul on. Entry is free.
Author: Robert Cox
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