Be part of it - Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs

Be part of it - Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs

It is completely free to attend the event which includes a series of races culminating in the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship GB Trials and British National Championships with eight Olympians in involved there is also a “Legends Endurance Seminar” with Paula Radcliffe, Lord Sebastian Coe & Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Taking place on Saturday 20 May the event has seen a series of innovations in place including live music, DJs, a back-straight bar and the crowd being able to move into the track once the race is underway to cheer on the athletes from lane three.

With almost 200 club athletes in action organiser Ben Pochee is keen for clubs to come along, enjoy the action and cheer on their team mates.

Ben commented, “The Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs has always had club athletes and club athletics at its heart. The event is a celebration of the sport, of 10,000m running and of club athletics. It would not take place without club volunteers. Of the thousands of people there last year I know it was the club people who were cheering the loudest – they are the ones who know the athletes involved personally, who fully appreciate the paces the athletes are running at, understand the true value of a PB and who have the deep passion for the sport.

“If you can make it along we would love to have as many people as possible there from the clubs. It is the athletes who make the races and the crowds who make the atmosphere. I also know a lot of people who have been involved in the sport for many years use the event as an opportunity to catch up with old friends and renew acquaintances with their old club mates and rivals.

“This year we have Paula Radcliffe, Lord Coe and Ronnie O’Sullivan at our Legends Endurance Seminar which people can also enjoy. And when the races are underway our commentary team will keep you updated from the upper deck of an open top bus.

"We are delighted that there is live video streaming of the event again this year but it really is best enjoyed by being there in the flesh and cheering the athletes on at close quarters.”

For those not able to attend the event England Athletics have arranged for Vinco to once again provide live video streaming of the action which will be available at www.runjumpthrow.com/meetings/12008-highgate-harriers-night-of-the-10000m-pbs.

Entry is free for spectators. Full event details including timetable and competitors below.

The Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs is also one of the Team Personal Best events that are part of the 2017 Inspiration Programme. The Inspiration Programme is a series of projects focused on harnessing the impact of hosting the IPC World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships for the benefit of grassroots athletics. To find out more, especially if you are holding an event you would like to be part of Team Personal Best, please click here.

Venue

Parliament Hill Athletics Track, Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill, London, NW3 2JP.

Timetable*

1:30pm Inter Schools Relay
3:15pm Race #1
4:15pm Race #2
5:00pm Race #3
5:45pm Race #4
6:30pm Legends Endurance Seminar with Paula Radcliffe MBE, Lord Sebastian Coe & Ronnie O'Sullivan OBE
7:30pm Race #5
8:15pm Race #6 World Championship Men’s GB Trials
9:00pm Race #7 World Championship Women’s GB Trials
 

 

 

 

*As 9 May 2017
 

 


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