England Beer Mile Team
Meet the England Beer Mile Team
The England women's beer mile team has been a dominant force in the beer mile since inception. The women's team won 3 world titles in a row (2016, 2017, 2018) and has crowned 2 individual world champions (Bryony Pearce, 2017 and 2018). Polly Keen holds the European beer mile record in 6:51.
The men's team has not won any world titles yet, but has been competitive near the top of the world each year. Individually, Dale Clutterbuck has won a world title (2018) and holds the European beer mile record in 4:47.
England Beer Mile Team Stats
|Current men's national record||Dale King Clutterbuck — 4:47 (2017)|
|Current women's national record||Polly Keen — 6:51 (2019)|
|Men's team world titles||N/A|
|Women's team world titles||2016, 2017, 2018|
|Men's individual champions||Dale King Clutterbuck, 2018
|Women's individual champions||
Bryony Pearce, 2018
Bryony Pearce, 2017
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England Men's Beer Mile Team
Dale Clutterbuck (England) - Beer Mile European Record Holder (#3 World All-Time)
Beer Mile PB — 4:47
Dale "King" Clutterbuck currently sits at #3 on the all-time world list and has the European record with a time of 4:47. He also holds impressive times on the track sans beer with a 3:38 1500m personal best. He won the 2018 Beer Mile World Classic title in Vancouver, BC. In 2017, he broke the Chunder Mile World Record with a time of 4:57.
Andy Norman (England)
Beer Mile PB — 5:19
Andy Norman, a.k.a Stormin Norman, has captained the England Beer Mile Team since the event came to prominence in the UK after the Beer Mile World Classic 2016. He also holds world-class personal bests of 5:21 for the Chunder Mile and 5:21 for the Gravy Mile.
Andy turns 40 in August 2020 and is keen on going after Canadian Jim Finlayson's masters (over 40) beer mile world record. Andy holds personal bests of 3:51 for 1500m, 14:06 for 5km, and 29:36 for 10km sans beer.
John Tayleur (England)
Beer Mile PB — 5:24
John Tayleur is one of the top chuggers in the world and has a bottomless stomach. He can drink 6 pints (20 oz each) of beer in under a minute and has completed a beer half marathon (13 beers, 13.1 miles) in 1:31:43.
John is also one of the favorites to make a run at the beer two-mile world record (8 beers, 8 laps). He currently holds the world's 2nd fastest time.
England Men Beer Mile World Champions
|Year||Team Members||Race Location|
England Women's Beer Mile Team
Polly Keen (England) - European Beer Mile Record Holder
Beer Mile PB — 6:51
Polly Keen has multiple world podium finishes to her name, including a 3rd place finish in 2016 and runner-up in 2019. She set the European Beer Mile Record of 6:51 in her 2nd place finish at the Beer Mile World Classic 2019 in Berlin.
Off the track, Polly is an inventor on 6 patents and holds a PhD in chemical engineering. She is on the far right in both the picture above and the picture below.
Laura Riches (England)
Beer Mile PB — 7:13
Laura Riches has been competitive on the world stage since her debut in 2016, including a 4th place finish in 2016 and a runner-up finish in 2017 (even after running a penalty lap). She has been a part of two of England's beer mile world champion women's teams.
Bryony Pearce (England)
Beer Mile PB — 7:32
Consistency is key. Bryony Pearce won back-to-back Beer Mile World Classic titles in 2017 and 2018. Both years, she was not the first woman across the finish line but those in front of her failed to finish their beers.She always finishes her beers and has ended up with two world titles as a result.
England Women's Beer Mile World Champions
Beer Mile World Classic
|Year||Team Members||Race Location|
|2018||Bryony Pearce, Laura Riches||Vancouver, BC Canada|
|2017||Bryony Pearce, Laura Riches, Luise Rudd, Polly Keen||London, UK|
|2016||Polly Keen, Laura Riches, Kirsty Read||London, UK|