Mile News Tagged Elaine Wyllie


Mo Farah backs new Daily Mile campaign

October 18, 2018

Four-time Olympic champion & sub-4 minute Miler helps to inspire kids to get active as London becomes world’s first ‘Daily Mile Capital City’

By Athletics Weekly

Mo Farah switched the marathon for the Mile in London on Monday as he helped to launch a campaign encouraging primary schools...

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So Simple It’s Brilliant: Schools Worldwide Embrace “The Daily Mile”

December 20, 2016

A Scottish teacher starts a free, anytime, anywhere program that reduces childhood obesity—and makes kids happy; “This Mile a day will make a difference.” - Sebastian Coe, Mile legend & current IAAF President

By Sarah Barker, Runner's World

Elaine Wyllie, headteacher of St. Ninians Primary...

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Childhood obesity crisis in UK could be overcome – thanks to the Daily Mile plan

October 05, 2015

Primary head Elaine Wyllie devised the Daily Mile scheme, where pupils run or walk a Mile every day, and virtually eliminated obesity at her school

By Georgina Stubbs, The Mirror

Britain is in the grip of a childhood obesity crisis, with more than a third overweight by the time they leave...

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