Andy Vernon looked fantastic in the elite race at Highgate10k. His fitness was pretty good, and he confidence was evident. On the windy night, Andy ran 28:21.15. This was his second 10,000m in the past few weeks, as he ran 27:58 at Payton Jordan. ” I had back cramps over the last 5000 meters in Palo Alto, so I had to drop off the pace. I think I could have run the winning time without the cramps.”
I like Andy Vernon. When Vernon is fit (remember, 2014 European 10,000m and 5,000m bronze medalist), he is quite tough. After having had two tough years with injuries, I asked Vernon how to compare his fitness this year to 2014. He told us that he was finally back to that level.
Andy Vernon will race the 10,000m at Hengelo to get the standard of 27:45 for London 2017.