Shaking it up

Your typical 10,000m track race gets watched by a handful a folks and a dog – on a good day. No surprise there. Its 25 laps of the track with not a lot of action (to the unitiated eye), topped off with a mad dash for the line if you are lucky.

A few years ago Ben Pochee and the folks at Highgate Harriers decided to tear up the manual. They staged multiple races on one night. With the athlete’s favourite music and lights. The spectators are allowed on the track and can get close enough to be splashed with sweat. The atmposhere rocks, athletes are scrambling to enter, performances are improving.

The Night of the 10,000m PBs has captured the imagination and continued to grow. In 2018 the event will include the European Cup.

Time to spread the revolution…