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British 10,000m Champs head to Birmingham; Scots at NCAAs

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Steph Twell won the British title at the Night of the 10ks two years ago (photo by Mark Shearman)

British Athletics website announcement

British Athletics has confirmed that the University of Birmingham Athletics Track has been chosen to host the 2021 Müller British Athletics 10,000m Championships and the European 10,000m Cup on Saturday 5 June.

This follows the announcement in January that the Night of 10,000m PBs in Highgate – the original host of the European 10,000m Cup and British Championships for the 10,000m – was cancelled so an alternative venue and event was explored.

Following an agreement between British Athletics, European Athletics and the University of Birmingham, the venue will host the 2021 edition of the European 10,000m Cup.

It will also host the Müller British Athletics 10,000m Championships which will act as the 10,000m trial for the Olympic Games.

British Athletics continues to follow all Government advice and guidelines to ensure the safety of all those involved in delivering and competing at events currently being staged under elite exemption rules.

Therefore, entries for the Müller British Athletics 10,000m Championships will be via invite only, and further information will be communicated on this in due course.

‘We are delighted to have reached an agreement with the University of Birmingham to bring the Müller British Athletics 10,000m Championships and the European 10,000m Cup to Birmingham,’ said Katie Brazier, Competitions and Events Director at British Athletics.

‘Following consultation with athletes and coaches, as well as other key stakeholders, it is fantastic news that we can host a Covid-19 secure environment for this summer’s event.’

Twell wins British gold and McColgan takes European silver (June 2019 report)

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Results details on scotstats.net website

There were a couple of Scottish athletes in action at the NCAA Indoor finals last weekend in Fayetteville in Arizona.

Combined Events specialist, Alex Still, (pictured above) represented the University of Virginia in the women’s pentathlon.

And the Aberdeen AAC athlete was just 70 points short of her PB (set a couple of weeks earlier) and posted PB performances in the 60m hurdles and the long jump in her 3904 tally. Alex finished 13th in the competition.

American-based Scot Nicole Yeargin clocked 52.81 in her 400m race and placed 12th (with top eight making two finals).

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Tags: Alex Still, Birmingham Uni, Eilish McColgan, Nicole Yeargin, Steph Twell

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