Friday, 27 May 2016

Night of the 10,000m PBs 2016

Everyone in UK athletics is buzzing about last Saturday's
'Night of the 10,000m PBs' at Parliament Hill Track, home of Highgate Harriers, so I won't labour the point too much. Yes, it was just as exciting as everybody is saying it was, top quality racing, beer, music and a great crowd. Best of all seeing some of the country's best long distance runners at very close distance (the crowd was in lane three) as they competed not only for the British Championships but for a place on the squad for the Rio Olympics.
A pleasant late Spring evening on Parliament Hill - hard to believe that the hill in the background was the scene of winter cross country hell!
Kent AC's Owen Hind paces the men's B race - and outpaces the Lamborghini (OK it wasn't actually moving)
Kent AC's Chris Greenwood runs past the Samba band in one of the earlier races
The women's elite race goes past in a blur - pacer Helen Clitheroe in front followed at this stage by Jo Pavey and Kate Avery: I hope one of them gets to go to Rio with phenomenal first two UK finishers Jess Andrews and Beth Potter
Running legend David Bedford presents a medal to 3rd place Andy Vernon

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