The annual Night of the 10,000m PBs incorporates not only both British & English National Championships but also the GB trials for three major championships.
Race organiser Ben Pochee says ‘Our goal when creating this volunteer event was to provide a trusted annual platform for aspiring 10,000m runners to race each towards PB times. And last year whilst Jo Pavey & Andy Vernon stole the show, athletes like Rhona Auckland and Matty Hynes achieved GB vest winning breakthrough runs, and in 2015 we want more Rhona & Matty success stories’.
Pochee went on to say ‘And I’m chuffed to bits by the quality of younger domestic talent we already have entered, it’s not rocket science that if you can attract the best guys to race together you tend to end up with PB sparks flying and that’s good for the athletes, GB development and of course our lane 3 spectators’.
Current GB U23 talent includes Rhona Auckland, Jonathan Davies, Jenny Nesbitt & Matty Shirling and the current start list can be found here – https://highgate.athletics-uk.org/
As well as incorporating British & English National Championships Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs will be the trials for the European Cup, U23 European Championships & U20 European Championships.
Trials Qualifying times:
- European Cup Men 29.39.88 / Women 34.42.84
- U23 European Champs Men 29.30 / Women 34.15
- U20 European Champs Men 30.30 / Women NA
Date: Saturday 16th May 2015
Events: Six 10,000m graded races
Time: Start time approx. 4pm with Championship races from 8pm
Venue: Parliament Hill Athletics Track, NW5 1QR, London
Transport: Belsize Park Tube station or Gospel Oak Overground
Spectator cost: Entry 100% free. Live stream available here.
Race organiser: Ben Pochee (Highgate Harriers)