Night of 10,000m PBs guest speaker
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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