The world's fastest runners over 10K, the Night of the 10,000m PBs is an event that Londoners should consider.
Hosted by Highgate Harriers running club at Parliament 25 laps at ridiculous speeds.
There's another reason to attend the 2019 event, which takes place on Saturday 6th July and runs all afternoon. Nike's new top racing shoes – the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% –
The shoe is the successor to the Vaporfly 4%, in which Eliud Kipchoge set the world marathon record at Berlin last year. Kipchoge has already won the London Marathon in the NEXT%, running the second fastest marathon ever in the process.
The NEXT%, which costs £ 239.95, has 15% more ZoomX foam in the midsole than the 4%, and so features a lighter upper and outsole that provides more traction in wet conditions. It also has a lower 8mm heel-to-toe offset in contrast to the 11mm of the 4%, which makes it more stable and provides more energy at toe-off.
You can try the NEXT % at the Night of the 10,000m PBs and buy a pair if you like them, and there are so a couple of chances to win a free pair. One of those is via a ballot, and the other is via a treadmill challenge where you run a mile as quickly as possible. The fastest male, female and junior runner wants to claim a pair of the NEXT% as their prize. Pro: Direct Running also wants to offer some lucky runners the chance to train at altitude with British Athletics athletes in St Moritz.
Even if you win nothing, you can not find out more about NEXT% shoes, the event is still well worth attending. Stick around for the final races of the night, which incorporate the British 10,000m Championships and European 10,000m Cup.