The 2011 world silver medalist over 1500m, Hannah England, is among the top names entered for this Saturday’s British Milers Club Grand Prix in Eltham in south east London.
The event features races from 800m up to 3000m assisted by pacemakers in order to produce faster times. An impressive 45 per cent of athletes who have finished BMC races this year have achieved personal bests.
Joining Hannah in the Women’s 800m A Race will be Commonwealth finalist Katie Snowden, England under-23 champion Ellie Baker, and Revee Walcott-Nolan, who ran a new 2:01.78 personal best in Eltham last month.
On the men’s side, European under-20 finalist Archie Davis is the fastest 800m runner in the field, having run 1:48 this year, with Brighton Phoenix team mate Finley Bigg having run 1:49.15.
Another runner in action coached by Jon Bigg will be Spencer Thomas, who is expected to race over 1500m (PB: 3:45.60). He’ll be up against the likes of Irishman Luke McCann, who ran 3.44.31 at the last BMC Grand Prix in Loughborough (above) Also stepping up to 1500m is European under-20 champion Khahisa Mhlanga.
The Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track will also play host to steeplechase, mile, and a series of 3000m races. Among those lining up for seven and a half laps will be Somalia’s Mohamed Mohamed, who featured at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships, and the reigning English cross country champion Adam Hickey.
Welsh Commonwealth representative Jenny Nesbitt goes in the Women’s 3000m A Race alongside Philippa Bowden, who smashed her lifetime best in Loughborough to come in second behind Jo Pavey in 15:52.36 (above).