Sprint start for Peace Mile opening

RUNNERS line up to try the new Peace Mile in Cutteslowe Park in Oxford.

The one-mile marked course for runners, walkers and joggers was officially opened yesterday.

It was set up by the Sri Chinmoy Athletic Club in conjunction with Oxford City Council and is dedicated to peace.

Meditation teacher and peace worker, Sri Chinmoy, who is based in New York, attended the ceremony.

Also present were the Lord Mayor and Mayoress, Mr Bill Fagg and Mrs Ida Fagg, Mrs Barbara Gatehouse, chairman of the council’s recreation and amenities committee, and Mr John Linton from the U.N. Association.

A plaque explaining about the Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile has been set up.

Other Peace Miles have been established in Ipswich, London, Manchester, Glasgow as well as North America, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, South America and Scandinavia.

The cost of the sign and course was met by the athletics club.


Athletic beginning ... runners tackle the new course watched by Sri Chinmoy left, and Mayor Bill Fagg right.

Published in Oxford Mail, Saturday, May 30th 1987, page 3