Cambridge Harriers will host a BMC Grand Prix event for the first time this Saturday, 7th July. Athletes from twenty-two nations will descend on Sutcliffe Park to compete for £1000 top prizes.
The event is part of a series that tour the country throughout the summer and already in Manchester an under 17 world 800m record has been broken. It is an evening of athletics dedicated to high quality endurance running featuring 800m, 1500m and 3000m and steeple chase.
In the men’s 800m American Garret O’Toole will be challenging inform Brighton athlete Archie Davis, with both athletes hoping to go inside 1:50min. While in the women’s 800m Trinidadian Alena Brooks will be hoping to keep ahead of young fast rising Luton athlete Revee Walcott-Nolan. Cambridge Harrier Caroline Ford is due to run over 800m.
In the 1500m Irishman Luke MacCann leads the field, but will be closely followed by Jack Rowe from Aldershot and Mikael Johnsen from Denmark. In the women’s 1500m the international flavour continues where Australian Madelaine Hills, Irish woman Ciara Everard and Sophie Connor from London go head to head.
The evening is action packed with races taking place throughout the night. The first race goes off at 5pm and spectators are welcome (entrance fee £5).