Tim Bayley runs 4:01 indoor mile

Thursday 29th January 2009

Tim Bayley is aiming for a sub 4mins mile this indoor season. Based in the States. Tim still wears his Phoenix vest on every outing and we couldn’t be prouder of him. So far he has run 4:10.69, coming 3rd in Seattle behind Us Olympian Galen Rupp. Then he moved to the famous Armoury track in New York for a 4.01.83 clocking and a 5th place. The next weekend he was back in Seattle for a 4:01.59 in 4th place.This is a time only seven Sussex athletes have ever bettered.

Tim Bayley won a 1km race in 2:26 and then swiftly followed it with a 49.1 win over 400m in California in the second week of February. His last indoor race is a mile in Seattle as we go to press.

The club indoor record for the mile is 3.58 held by Johan Boakes, a former world junior record holder for 1km and world junior silver medalist over 1500m. The outdoor record is still held by Steve Ovett and used to be the world record.