28th January 2021


British Athletics, alongside the organisers of the Night of 10,000m PBs, can confirm that the event set to be held on 5 June 2021 in Highgate, London, has been cancelled.

The decision has been taken in light of the ongoing pandemic to ensure the safety of all those due to participate, athletes, coaches, technical officials, fans and event staff. Following consultations across a host of stakeholders, due to nature of the event and the difficulties in making the venue facility Covid-19 secure, the decision has been made to cancel the 2021 edition.

The event was set to act as both the Olympic Games Trial event for the 10,000 metres, and the host destination for the European Athletics 10,000m Cup, so an alternative event will now be explored following consultation with athletes and coaches, as well as other key stakeholders.

Ben Pochee, Event Organiser of the Night of 10,000m PBs, said:

“I’m gutted to announce we’ve made the decision to cancel the 2021 edition of Night of the 10,000m PBs. The safety of all involved from officials, to athletes and spectators has to be our obvious priority and the nature of our event and our venue facility have been key in this decision.

“I feel for everyone who was looking forward to celebrating our 25-lap festival, but please note we will return in 2022, and when we do I have no doubt how much we’ll appreciate the unique atmosphere created by our closely gathered #Lane3BeerNCheer community. Wishing everyone well during these tough times and we can’t wait to welcome our sport back to Parliament Hill in the near future.”