Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Plenty of Laps, Oodles of Fun, and Lots to Discuss: Journalising (G&Ts in-hand) at the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10k PBs

July 16, 2019 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 49
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Plenty of Laps, Oodles of Fun, and Lots to Discuss: Journalising (G&Ts in-hand) at the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10k PBs
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Plenty of Laps, Oodles of Fun, and Lots to Discuss: Journalising (G&Ts in-hand) at the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10k PBs
Jul 16, 2019 Season 1 Episode 49
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

'Distance running isn't sexy. How on Earth are you meant to market it? Does anyone even want to watch races longer than 4 minutes these days? Definitely - DEFINITELY - let's not sell beer at distance running meets, have supporters pack out lane three, nor invite international medallists to thrash it out - screamed on by thousands of cowbell-toting fans - for European and national titles.' - Actual (read: completely fabricated) minutes from a recent Diamond League meeting...

The fact is - with a little TLC, some big speakers, plenty to eat and drink, and stacked fields - an evening of 10km races is a corker of an idea. Major snaps to Ben Pochee and co. for founding Highgate Harriers' Night of the 10k PBs back in 2013. It's an event which has gone from strength to strength, and we were thrilled to be covering it this year.

This episode features: Steph Twell, Eilish McColgan, Wendy Sly, Michael Rimmer, Hannah England, Ben Pochee, Bram Som, Andy Vernon, and our thoughts on a stonking night of competition. Oh - and a quick look over the Lausanne Diamond League, too.

Athletics' Glastonbury? You betcha. 

Leave us a review via your podcast provider, tweet us (@BackstraightB & @Claire_GThomas), follow us on Instagram (@backstraightboyspodcast), and make sure you're there next year. It's a national treasure - showing us all that more laps absolutely can mean more fun.

Show Notes

'Distance running isn't sexy. How on Earth are you meant to market it? Does anyone even want to watch races longer than 4 minutes these days? Definitely - DEFINITELY - let's not sell beer at distance running meets, have supporters pack out lane three, nor invite international medallists to thrash it out - screamed on by thousands of cowbell-toting fans - for European and national titles.' - Actual (read: completely fabricated) minutes from a recent Diamond League meeting...

The fact is - with a little TLC, some big speakers, plenty to eat and drink, and stacked fields - an evening of 10km races is a corker of an idea. Major snaps to Ben Pochee and co. for founding Highgate Harriers' Night of the 10k PBs back in 2013. It's an event which has gone from strength to strength, and we were thrilled to be covering it this year.

This episode features: Steph Twell, Eilish McColgan, Wendy Sly, Michael Rimmer, Hannah England, Ben Pochee, Bram Som, Andy Vernon, and our thoughts on a stonking night of competition. Oh - and a quick look over the Lausanne Diamond League, too.

Athletics' Glastonbury? You betcha. 

Leave us a review via your podcast provider, tweet us (@BackstraightB & @Claire_GThomas), follow us on Instagram (@backstraightboyspodcast), and make sure you're there next year. It's a national treasure - showing us all that more laps absolutely can mean more fun.