Night of 10,000m PBs guest speaker

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THE Highgate Har­ri­ers Night of the 10,000m PBs has been quick out of the blocks to sign up Jo Pavey as its first guest speaker ahead of this year’s event on Satur­day, May 19.

Last year the event fea­tured Seb Coe, Paula Rad­cliffe and Wendy Sly in a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion and Pavey will be one of the speak­ers this year with more to be an­nounced in com­ing weeks.

“Jo is an icon for Night of the 10,000m PBs, has raced it three times and has been a fan­tas­tic sup­porter of our event,” says or­gan­iser Ben Pochee.

“She won our cham­pi­onship race in 2014 – af­ter re­cently giv­ing birth and by beat­ing

Euro cross coun­try champ So­phie Duarte – qual­i­fied for the Euro­pean Champs and then won it! There­fore there is real em­pa­thy be­tween our lane three sup­port­ers and Jo.”

Pochee adds: “It’s great that a vol­un­teer ini­tia­tive was able to pro­vide the plat­form for Jo to achieve such a mem­o­rable 10,000m vic­tory, be­cause that’s what our event was in­tended for, to in­spire and cel­e­brate 25lap rac­ing.

“In ad­di­tion, Jo’s Euro­pean vic­tory fits per­fectly with our 2018 event as we in­te­grate the Euro­pean Cup team com­pe­ti­tion and the GB tri­als for the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships.”

AW can con­firm the event is still free to at­tend this year and Pochee and his team are keen to con­tinue mak­ing the event an an­nual oc­ca­sion for the ath­let­ics com­mu­nity to catch up with old friends while watch­ing in­ter­na­tional stan­dard ath­let­ics.

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