The event aims to embrace the spirit of modern-day distance track racing with street food, trackside bars, live race commentary and a lively crowd

Adam Hickey, Jack Gray, Ollie Lockley and Tracy Barlow are among the entries for FASTFriday in Walthamstow on June 7, with the event incorporating the England Athletics 10,000m Championships, plus quality 5000m races.

The programme, which kicks off with the ‘D’ 10,000m race at 18:30, features six events, with a women-only race with more than 20 entries being held for the first time.

Here marathoner Barlow, who has a road 10km PB of 33:21, races the distance on the track for the first time as she goes up against the likes of Phoebe Law, who has a PB of 33:00.84 and ran 35:58.26 in Loughborough in April, plus marathoner Dani Nimmock, Sophie Cowper, Lucy Reid and triathlete Lucy Charles-Barclay of the host club.

In the men’s championship race, Lockley (pictured) defends his England Athletics title as he forms part of a field featuring Hickey and Gray, plus the likes of Sam Stabler, Tom Evans, Paul Navesey and Will Mycroft.

“Once again we will be embracing the spirit of modern-day distance track racing with street food, multiple trackside bars, live race commentary,” says organiser Barney Foot from Orion Harriers, “and a lively crowd of 300-400 in lane three providing the runners with continuous support.”

Race programme

18:30 10,000m D race
19:15 10,000m C race
20:00 FAST 5000m
20:20 FLAT OUT 5000m
20:40 Women’s England Athletics 10,000m Championships
21:20 Men’s England Athletics 10,000m Championships

Full entry lists can be found here.

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