Andrew Lemoncello will defend his British 10,000m title in London on Saturday evening.
The Scottish Olympian, who has posted the qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on one occasion as required, is heading across the Atlantic for the ‘Night of the 10ks’ at Highgate.
Lemoncello won the gold in Birmingham at the Sainsbury’s British Champs last July when a last lap surge saw off the opposition at the Alexander Stadium.
He improved on that time at Stanford recently to dip under the 29 minute required by Scottish men with Callum Hawkins having made the qualification standard in that race, as well. Andrew clocked 28.42.68 in America with Callum at 28.49.57.
It should be a high quality main race with top Brits Andy Vernon and Chris Thompson now named on the start-lists and places at the European Championships in Zurich up for grabs.
With Luke Caldwell another Scot with a Glasgow 2014 standard, Chris Powner and Josh Lilly will seek to intensify the competition with good runs on Saturday.
Rhona Auckland is another harbouring decent prospects with Scottish women required to run under 32.50.
That’s more than a minute below Rhona’s current PB but she had been in very good form with another course record in the 5k at Balmoral recently.
Other Scots set to feature in the ‘Night of the 10ks’ include Robert Russell, Craig Ruddy and Sean Fontana.
There is a live stream from Highgate planned by Vinco Sport