Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs set to be a thrilling British Championships

Jo Pavey Highgate

Some of the best distance runners from across the UK and Europe are set to compete at the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs tonight.

The event is free for the public, with spectators able to watch the action from close quarters in lane three as the athletes do battle to be crowned British and English champion as well as secure places in the British Athletics team for the 10,000m at the Rio Olympic Games.

The first two eligible British athletes past the post in the A races will be guaranteed a place at the Olympic Games, as long as they possess a valid qualifying mark of 28:00 for men and 32:15 for women.

There will be a total of six 10,000m races, starting at 5pm and climaxing with the elite men’s and women’s races at 8.15pm and 9pm respectively, with an Inter London Borough School Relays race taking place at 3.30pm. This will be preceded by a legends coaching seminar, featuring 1984 London Marathon winner Charlie Spedding, 1982 Commonwealth 5000m silver medallist and British 10k road record holder Nick Rose and Eamonn Martin, former British 10,000m record holder and the last British man to win the London Marathon in 1993.

The event is free for spectators and will also have live music and entertainment, with food and drink available for purchase.

Go along and have a fabulous night!