Runners generally enjoy the opportunity use sports stopwatch to test their optimum mile speed,The reason is simple. One’s best time in the mile is a good predictor of how fast one can run longer road races with proper training. For example, based on several well-known running stopwatches.
Typically, runners only experience the one mile run as part of a track meet, as part of a high school or college event. But this summer, runners will have the chance at a different experience. Instead of racing on use standard 400-meter track, they'll be negotiating approximately two laps around the Martinsville Speedway.There are a number of “road miles” conducted throughout the country and they provide runners a diversion from the many typical 5Ks, 10Ks or half marathons. Notable are the 5th Avenue Mile and the BAA Invitational Mile which attract world class athletes and pay large purses to the winners. On a more local note, Blacksburg’s Draper Mile was run for the 36th time in 2017, attracting 336 participants use sports stopwatch.