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Amateur Trackhouse Sweatshirt

Size Guide

XS

Chest 39"
Body Length 27"
Sleeve 27.5"

S

Chest 42"
Body Length 27.75"
Sleeve 28"

M

Chest 45"
Body Length 28.25"
Sleeve 28.5"

L

Chest 48"
Body Length 29.25"
Sleeve 29"

XL

Chest 51"
Body Length 30.75"
Sleeve 29.5"

All measurements are garment sizing

Tortoise & The Hare

Inspired by a patch George Dole saved from his time running at Oxford, this update on our classic sweatshirt features embroidered amateur tortoise insignia.

Runs Large
Air dry after washing to preserve size, or shrink down as desired by tumble drying on high
Available in size XS-XL
Reverse-weave cotton blend
Ribbed side gussets and hem

FABRIC
80% Cotton
20% Polyester

CARE
Wash Warm Water
Do Not Bleach
Hang Dry or Tumble Dry on Low

Turtle & The Hare

Six men raced the mile at the annual Oxford vs. the Amateur Athletic Association dual meet in 1954: Alan Gordon and George Dole of O.U.A.C. and Roger Bannister, Chris Brasher, Chris Chataway and Tom Hulatt representing the A.A.A. Another Oxford runner, Nigel Miller, was entered to run, but came to the meet as a spectator, having somehow forgotten he was signed up for the mile. As a result, it was George Dole, an American Rhodes Scholar finalist from Maine, who claimed the honor of being “last in the first.” Dole - exhausted from preparing for his final exams in Biblical Hebrew and Arabic - ran a 4:25 mile, while Bannister made history.

Dole held on to many of the pieces of memorabilia from his time at Oxford and it was from his treasure trove that we pulled the iconography for The Amateur Collection, including the laurels, a centipede and a tortoise. The latter were symbols used by Oxford Cross Country, which fields second, third and fourth teams for the annual Varsity match against Cambridge, each represented by a different animal. For Dole, these patches were symbols of the height of his amateur running career, “I didn’t realize until after I came back to the States how much my running was motivated by the companionship and participation in the team.” In utilizing them across The Amateur Collection, we pay homage to this legacy of excellence.

We visited George Dole at his home in Maine for the first ever issue of METER to hear his story of the May 6th race first-hand. Read his tale, here.

The Amateur Collection

Sir Roger Bannister’s sub-4:00 mile is the ultimate amateur achievement and represents a high water mark in a long history of amateur running in the UK.

To mark the 65th anniversary, we’re releasing The Amateur Collection - pieces inspired by the iconography of British amateur athletics and  in celebration of all those who run for the love.

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