Eilish so close to 10,000m Record – as Scots contest Euro Indoor vests

Sunday 21st February 2021

Eilish and Liz McColgan at the British Champs in Birmingham in 2019 (photo by Sue Gyford)

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Eilish McColgan came up with one of the best performances of her career at The Ten 10,000m event in Los Angeles.

The double Olympian clocked a new PB on the track for the distance with a run of 30:58.94.

That’s lifted her to second in the Scottish all-time list – with her mum Liz holding the Scottish Record at 30:57.07 from 1991.

Eilish was third in the race behind two American athletes, Elise Cranny and Karissa Schweizer. Eilish’s PB prior to the race in California had been at 31:16.

It’s also almost 30 seconds quicker than the standard being asked for by British Athletics for the Olympics – at 31:25.00.

In terms of the British all-time list, which is led by Paula Radcliffe, the Scot is now at now fifth after moving up from seventh. Fellow Brit, Marc Scott, won the men’s race in 27:10.41 and is now second on the UK all-time list.

Well done to Eilish, coach/mum Liz, partner Michael (Rimmer) – a superb way to start 2021!




Guy Learmonth won his 800m race on Sunday in Manchester (photo via British Athletics Twitter)

Guy Learmonth took the win in his 800m race in Manchester as the European Trials events drew to a close on Sunday afternoon afteraction at three venues over the weekend.

Sunday performances:

Men’s 800m: Guy Learmonth 1st in 1:47.81

Men’s 1500m: Joe Ewing 5th in 3:57.98; Andy Butchart 6th in 3:58.50; Sol Sweeney 7th in 3:59.28; Women’s 1500m Jenny Selman 4th in 4:18.25; Erin Wallace 5th in 4:19.74; Eloise Walker 6th in 4:23.33

Men’s High Jump – Will Grimsey 3rd with 2.17m

Heptathlon – Andrew Murphy 8.45 for 60m hurdles; 4.50m in pole vault; 2:48.36 for 1000m

Final points tally 4559.

Pole vault – Courtney Macguire 3.75m; Women’s High Jump – Nikki Manson NH

Women’s 60m Hurdles – Heather Paton 2nd in 2nd race in 8.31;  Women’s 400m – Zoey Clark 2nd in 53.43

Saturday performances:

Men’s 3000m – Andy Butchart 2nd in 7:56.01; Sol Sweeney 8th in 8:22.01

Women’s 60m – Alisha Rees 1st in two races, 7.41 and then 7.37

Women’s 400m – Zoey Clark 1st in 53.23;  Men’s 400m – Krishawn Aiken 3rd in 48.33

Heptathlon – Andrew Murphy 7:24 in 60m, 6.88m in Long Jump; no throw in Shot; 1.83m in High Jump

Women’s Long Jump – Sarah Warnock 5th with 6:04m

Andrew Murphy in action on Saturday (photo via British Athletics Twitter)


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