Don Thompson mile

The Don Thompson mile is an annual 1 mile race along Princes Parade, from Sandgate toward Hythe.

The race memorialises former club member and Olympic gold medalist Don Thompson.

The 2022 event will be held on 6 September.



Previous years

Don Thompson 2022 results

The 2021 race was cancelled

The 2020 race was cancelled, instead we organised the Don Thompson Spring Series.

Don Thompson 2019 results

Don Thompson 2008 to 2018 results


The Don Thompson mile is marked by plaques and tall blue mile-posts embedded on the Hythe/Sandgate coastal path. They are placed by the Hythe Imperial Hotel and Spa, and the Sandgate Ice Cream hut.

It can be run from either direction (determined on the night accounting for favourable wind direction).

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