Night of the 10,000m PBs

Report by Alan Baker

A lovely warm sunny day made for the perfect start to Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs. Arriving at Parliament Hill in London we were greeted by the site of 100’s of people encircling the running track. Around the edges vendors sold everything from Prosecco to wood fired pizza, both of which were to become a feature of the evening.

Standing right by the finish we had a fantastic view as the athletics race past competing in various races including European Cup & British Championships. Fireworks launched into the air and pyrotechnics blasted at regular intervals alongside one of the worst DJs known to man (mixing from the top of a cherry-picker).

Several drinks down and after a proclamation Dave Porter that he could “take them all on” we made our way back to the station and home. The sounds of cow bells rang out into the night (don’t ask) as once again I was hit on the head with an inflatable Strava stick (also don’t ask).

Night of the 10,000m PBs successfully mixes together some fantastic running with a party like atmosphere and I would highly recommend it next year to everyone. Also, we got free Strava socks. Everyone loves free socks.

A lovely warm sunny day made for the perfect start to Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs. Arriving at Parliament Hill in London we were greeted by the site of 100’s of people encircling the running track. Around the edges vendors sold everything from Prosecco to wood fired pizza, both of which were to become a feature of the evening.

Standing right by the finish we had a fantastic view as the athletics race past competing in various races including European Cup & British Championships. Fireworks launched into the air and pyrotechnics blasted at regular intervals alongside one of the worst DJs known to man (mixing from the top of a cherry-picker).

Several drinks down and after a proclamation Dave Porter that he could “take them all on” we made our way back to the station and home. The sounds of cow bells rang out into the night (don’t ask) as once again I was hit on the head with an inflatable Strava stick (also don’t ask).

Night of the 10,000m PBs successfully mixes together some fantastic running with a party like atmosphere and I would highly recommend it next year to everyone. Also, we got free Strava socks. Everyone loves free socks.