Athletics meets innovation in north London with the seventh edition of the Night of The 10k PBs on Hampstead Heath. Action starts at 1pm and spectating is free.
With an initial goal of improving the standard of 10k racing this annual celebration of 25-lap racing at Parliament Hill Athletics Track has become a must-see night on the sporting calendar for anyone who likes their elite athletics action up close and personal.
The #Lane3BeerNCheer ethos, circus entertainment, ‘lactic tunnels of love’, home straight pedestrian bridge, infield spectating, live music, back straight DJ and our annual Legends Seminar make for a memorable atmosphere to complement
This year’s event once again incorporates the British Championships and the European 10,000m Cup with over 27 nations competing.
Ones to watch:
British Athletics have announced a 12-strong team of athletes with European silver medallist over 5,000m Eilish McColgan leading the team and chasing a 10k qualifying mark for this year’s IAAF World Championships. Charlotte Arter is back after a great performance at last year’s Night of the 10k PBs where she claimed a bronze in a personal best 32:15.71. Sarah Inglis, Verity Ockende, Jess Piasecki and Alice Wright complete the GB team in the women’s elite race at 8.45pm.
For the men Dewi Griffiths takes to the track for the first time since 2017 having proved his return to form and fitness when earning selection for the GB team for the marathon at the World Championships at the London Marathon in April. Meanwhile Marc Scott is looking to add a World Championship 10,000m qualifying standard to the 5,000m he already has. Nick Goolab, third at the London 10k last month, and Matt Leach, Ben Connor and Adam Hickey complete the six-strong men’s GB team.
Spectating is free.
First race is at 1pm. VIP Q&A talk at 6pm. Championship races from 7.15pm. Full timetable as follows:-.
1pm Inter Schools relay ~ 2.15pm Race 1 ~ 3pm Race 2 ~ 3.45pm Race 3 ~ 4.30pm Race 4 ~ 5.15pm Race 5.
6pm VIP Q&A
7pm Media Mile
7.15pm Race 6 Women’s B Race – incorporating the European 10,000m Cup B race
8pm Race 7 Men’s B Race – incorporating the European 10,000m Cup B race
8.45pm Race 8 Women’s A Race – incorporating European 10,000m Cup, British Championships & GB World Championship trials*
9.30pm Race 9 Men’s A Race – incorporating European 10,000m Cup, British Championships & GB World Championship trials*
(*final decision on ‘A’ race gender order to be made at later date)
Travel Tips: The athletics track is on Hampstead Heath. The nearest railway station is Gospel Oak (just a few minutes walk) on the London Overground. Buses 24 and 168 stop nearby and if travelling by tube Kentish Town and Belsize Park are both a 10-15 minute walk.