Jess Judd and Andrew Heyes are among the leading entries for the opening meet of the British Milers Club (BMC) Grand Prix on Saturday (May 12).
Taking place at Sportcity in Manchester, Jess Judd, winner of 5000m gold at the BUCS Championships last weekend in Bedford, will once line-up over the longer distance.
Among those the 1500m specialist is expected to face are recently crowned English 5k road champion Stevie Stockton.
It will be the Leeds City athlete’s first competitive track race since 2014, while club mate Claire Duck will also among those challenging at the front, before she turns her attention to competing for GB in the European team cup at the Highgate Harriers’ Night of 10,000m PBs next weekend.
Other notable entries include Northern cross country champion Mhairi MacLennan, Kate Holt and Elsey Davis.
The men’s race features Graham Rush, Phil Sesemann, Bradley Goater, Jack Morris, Sol Sweeney and Carl Avery, fresh from a 5k road PB at the England 5k Championships.
Andrew Heyes will face Jonny Hay in the men’s 1500m race, with Tom Cook and John Ashcroft also notable entries.
Cari Hughes, who won 1500m gold at the BUCS Championships, is among leading women in the 1500m event. With Stacey Smith, Claire Tarplee, Ella McNiven, Emily Dudgeon, Ireland’s teenage star Sarah Healy and Swedish athlete and member of Team New Balance Manchester Anna Silvander also on the start list it should be a great race.
The 800m events also feature BUCS gold medalists. In the men’s race, Daniel Rowden is among the entries, while in the women’s event Mari Smith, who clocked a PB 2:03.71 in Bedford, will face Jemma Reekie and Amy Griffiths.