Andrew Butchart, Lily Partridge, Jo Pavey and Ross Murray among athletes set to race during the weekend of running in London
Some of Britain’s top athletes will be in road race action in London this weekend as they contest the Vitality Westminster Mile on Sunday and the Vitality London 10,000 on bank holiday Monday.
Nick Goolab and Sarah McDonald return to defend their mile titles, while Tom Marshall, who placed a close third behind Goolab and Andrew Butchart last year, is also among the entries.
They will be joined by London 2012 Olympian Ross Murray and masters record-breaker Anthony Whiteman, plus Cameron Boyek, Dale Clutterbuck and Richard Goodman.
Racing alongside McDonald in the women’s race will be Adelle Tracey, Steph Twell and Hannah England, while Emelia Gorecka continues her comeback from injury.
The senior elite races will be the climax of a day-long festival of road racing which includes the British Championships one mile road races for junior runners and wheelchair athletes and a series of age-group races.
More than 8500 people have signed up for the Vitality Westminster Mile, which starts on The Mall and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace.
Former mile world record-holder and now IAAF president Seb Coe is the star name in the Olympians Mile where he will join close to 100 other members of the British Olympians’ Association.
The next day will see Butchart return to the streets of the city to lead the Vitality London 10000 fields.
The 5000m Olympic sixth-placer faces a largely domestic line-up as he stretches his legs over 6.2 miles.
A strong women’s field sees Jo Pavey, assuming she’s recovered from the Highgate 10,000m, against Charlie Purdue, defending champion Lily Partridge, Sonia Samuels, Louise Small and Tracy Barlow.