We all hope that 2021 will bring with it greater fortunes for all, and what better way to start 2021 than by running one mile up a big old hill! The Lyle Mile is back this year, but in virtual form. You can run the Lyle Mile any time between 1st and 3rd January 2021. Read on to find out more…
The main Lyle Mile course is unchanged, you need to run from the lampost before the railway bridge at the bottom of Lyle Road, and finish at the Beacon on the very top of Lyle Hill. See images below for exact points. You must follow the pavement the whole way, and only cross the road at the corner of Merlin Avenue when safe to do so. As you approach the top, follow the pavement past the car park spaces and then fork right up the slope to the beacon.
Of course, we are fully aware that the usual Lyle Mile course is limited to those that live in Inverclyde only. However, if you live out with Inverclyde, do not fear! We would love to see entries from near and far. All you have to do is find a one mile route that goes uphill! We will have leaderboards for both the Lyle Mile course itself, and those taking part elsewhere.
This year, we will be supporting Ardgowan Hospice, and we have set up a justgiving page. Typically, we would ask runners to donate £2 to the charity as your entry fee, so that is our suggested donation for those taking part this year too. Please see the justgiving page here: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/gghlylemile2021
We are delighted that CM Autos have agreed to sponsor the event again this year, a big thanks to them for helping us out especially in these uncertain times!
So, now for the fun part. Entering your result! There are 3 main ways of doing this:
- Fill out our hand Google form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfib0lIdY5KeXq_MmCUCpMFitcEzJ4PiOeuImaolUYIB0IWLw/viewform?usp=sf_link
- Email us with your time and evidence here: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Get in touch with us with your time and evidence via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
By evidence, we mean a link to your Garmin or Strava, or some photos including your watch/phone timer. If entering on a course elsewhere, try and provide as much detail as possible.
The important thing is that we all get 2021 off to a bang! Hopefully raising a lot of money for Ardgowan Hospice in the meantime.