Podcast #63: Behind the scenes of Highgate's Night of 10,000m PBs

The latest episode of the England Athletics Podcast is a behind the scenes focus on Highgate Harriers’ Night of the 10,000m PBs.

An event dubbed the 'Glastonbury of Athletics', its energy and charm have attracted interest from around the world, thanks to a combination of music, circus acts and spectators lining the outside lanes of the track.

Host Alex Seftel talks to elite athletes, club runners, event staff and fans to get their perspective on what makes the meeting so popular.

Patrick Dever and Megan Keith react to winning their respective British 10,000m titles, with European indoor champion Amy Eloise-Neale describing what it is like to be part of the event as a pacemaker. UK Athletics Strategic Lead for Major Events Cherry Alexander and OnRunning's Director of Marketing Gareth Evans give their take on the competition's success, with competitors Megan Marchant, Sam Moakes, Evan Grime, William Rabjohns and Natasha Wynn discussing what it is like to be racing on the same evening as the Olympic 10,000m trials.

Separately, international hammer thrower Charlotte Payne speaks to the podcast after representing England at the Loughborough International and discusses her return to athletics after she started using a cochlear implant.

Charlotte Payne hammer

The episode can be listened to in full on Spotify, as well as Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts.