10,000m running on the track is something that the Glasgow Athletics Association and scottishathletics are keen to develop with the aim being to improve quality and depth in the Scottish rankings.
So the GAA Miler Meet Night of 10k’s will be the Scottish Championship event for the 2018 track season and will provide paced 10,000m races for Scotland’s top male and female endurance athletes (U20 and older).
With the focus of furthering endurance running in Scotland by increasing the number of runners in the male and female 10,000m track rankings – the GAA will provide as many heats as necessary to cater for the number and standard of runners who are up for the challenge and come to Glasgow to test themselves in the GAA Miler Meet experience.
This Night of the 10k’s is essentially the only opportunity for endurance runners across Scotland to compete in a paced 10,000m race on the track at their own performance level in 2018 – so we hope that runners utilise this opportunity to chase a new PB - demonstrating the point that the track is the fastest surface on which to record a 10,000m time.
Entries are already open here: BMC Website and we look forward to the support and enthusiasm of the Scottish endurance community in continuing to re-establish and develop the depth of the event once again.
Power of 10 lists for track 10,000m in 2017 here: Male and Female
GAA Miler Meet Night of 10k’s 2017 Results are here
The maximum number of entries will be 80-100 – however our primary target would be to exceed the previous entry record of 60.
According to Power of 10 data, last year in Scotland we had 44 male athletes sub 36:00 and 18 female athletes sub 43:00.
It would be great if the GAA Miler Meets could contribute to maintaining and (hopefully) improving these stats for the 2018 season.
Additionally, there will again be a £250 'Prize Pot' available to the overall fastest in each of the men's and women's events, IF they break the following target times:
10,000m Men: 30.30 Women: 35.30
If only one athlete achieves the time he or she will claim the total prize pot. If more than one winner achieves the times it will be split equally (i.e. if two winners break the times they will get £125 each). If no one achieves the prize pot standards, then the money will roll over and be added to the pot for the next GAA Miler Meet.
Glasgow Athletics Association, Emirates Arena, 1000 London Road,