night of the 10k pbs

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Night Of The 10k PBs

🏅 High stakes elite athletics meets a carnival atmosphere as the Night of The 10k PBs makes its eagerly anticipated return to Hampstead Heath in 2024.  Spectating is free.

Strap yourselves in for athletics but not as you’ve known it at ‘The Glastonbury of 10K Running’ at Parliament Hill Athletics Track.  Run by Highgate Harriers and established in 2013 with a goal of improving British racing standards over 10,000m, the Night of the 10k PBs has become a must-see night on the London sporting calendar.

And with places on the Team GB plane to Paris 2024 at stake, this year might just be the most dramatic edition yet! 

A feast of 10,000m action *starts at 3pm.  Back-to-back races build towards the grand finale and the women’s and men’s elite races (due off around 8.45pm and 9.30pm respectively).  Expect a world-class field to be assembled featuring international stars and the best GB runners. 

*Note: timings subject to confirmation.

The annual celebration of 25-lap racing fuses music, entertainment and athletics to create a unique sporting occasion.  The #Lane3BeerNCheer ethos includes circus entertainment, the famous ‘lactic tunnels of love’, a home straight pedestrian bridge, infield spectating, live music, bars, food stalls and a back straight DJ, as spectators get to watch the elite races up close and personal like never before. 

Night of the 10k PBs – 2023 REVISITED

In 2023 Mizan Alem Adane (video above) and Paul Chelimo (pictured below) stormed to victory in the elite races under the lights at Parliament Hill. 

Ethiopian Adane wowed the packed out crowds with a superb front-running performance to claim victory in the women’s race in a time of 29:59.03, becoming only the 12th woman in history to go sub-30 minutes for a 10k.  Menwhile Jessica Warner-Judd defended her British crown ahead of Sam Harrison and Amy-Eloise Markovc.

Chelimo was imperious in the men’s race.  The Kenyan claiming a commanding win in a course record time of 27:12.73, beating the time of 27:16.10 set by Italy’s Yeman Crippa in 2022.  Andy Butchart was top dog amongst the British men finishing in 27:47.43 with Zak Mahamed the next Brit home in a personal best of 27:56.70.

Night of the 10k PBs

Who will take the Night of the 10k PBs honours in 2024?  All will be revealed under the fireworks at Parliament Hill tonight!

The elite men’s and elite women’s due off around 8.45pm and 9.30pm respectively.  Both races double up as the British 10,000m Championships and are trial races for a place on the Team GB team heading to the 2024 Olympics in Paris this August. 

ONES TO WATCH IN 2024

ELITE WOMEN.  10,000m WOMEN’S UK ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS & OLYMPIC TRIALS @ 8.45PM TBC

Stay tuned here for announcements.

ELITE MEN.  10,000m MEN’S UK ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS @ 9.30pm TBC

Stay tuned here for announcements.

TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL

🎟️ Spectating is free.

🕒 Night of the 10k PBs 2024 timetable.  

Note: all timings are subject to confirmation.

3pm: Race #1 10,000m – Men

3.45pm: Race #2 10,000m – Men

4.30pm: Race #3 10,000m – Men

5.15pm: Race #4 10,000m – Men

6.40pm: Race #5 10,000m – Women

7.30pm: Race #6 10,000m – Men

8.10pm to 8.25pm: Race #7 to Race #10 800m.  U17 & U20 Men’s and Women’s

Race #11 – 10,000m Women’s Championship Elite Race: 8.45pm

Race #12 – 10,000 Men’s Championship Elite Race: 9.30pm

 🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended.  Parking available on surrounding roads is limited and subject to local restrictions.  The nearest railway station to the Parliament Hill track is Gospel Oak (just a few minutes walk) on the London Overground.  Buses 24 and 168 stop nearby.  If travelling by tube Kentish Town and Belsize Park are both a 10-15 minute walk away.  Plan your journey at the Transport for London website.

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Alex Yee en route to victory in 2018 in a dramatic men’s race
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