Get up close to the action - Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs

Get up close to the action - Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs

You can enjoy the unique experience of the annual Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs event this Saturday. 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 nine Olympians involved.  Plus there's a “Legends Endurance Seminar” with Paula Radcliffe, Lord Sebastian Coe and Ronnie O'Sullivan.

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.  Entry is free for spectators.

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. 

"When the races are underway our commentary team will keep you updated from the upper deck of an open top bus, and we are delighted that there is live video streaming from Vinco again this year but it really is best enjoyed by being there in the flesh and cheering the athletes on at close quarters.”

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 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.
  • Streaming:
  • Timetable (correct at this time)
    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





*At 16 May 2017


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