Eilish British Record; Adam 200m Indoor Scottish Record; Birmingham GP

Saturday 19th February 2022

Eilish McColgan at the Olympics (photo by David Pearce)

Eilish McColgan finished sixth and clocked a British record of 1:06.26 at Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates.

The Scot took down the 21-year-old record of Paula Radcliffe (1:06.47) in the process.

It led to mum/coach Liz McColgan highlighting on social media that she had lost another ‘family record’ but at least it was to a British Record.

Well done to Eilish, Michael and Liz.


Meanwhile, in the United States, there was Another superb indoor 200m run from Adam Clayton as he becomes the first Scot sub 21 seconds.

This time, Adam clocked 20.86 to improve the time he set a couple of weeks ago (21.07) at the top of the men’s indoor list (subject to ratification process).

Well done to Adam and coach Ryan McAllister and his team at Texas Tech Uni.


Birmingham Results

It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Scots at the Muller Indoor GP in Birmingham but three performances at least were very impressive in an all-time context.

Erin Wallace posted a World Indoor qualifying time in her 1500m race as she finished fifth. Erin clocked a big indoor PB of 4:08.90 and that is the fourth fastest on the Scottish all-time list.

Guy Learmonth improved his place on the indoor list to second for men’s 800m as he clocked a new PB of 1:46.46 to finish fourth in his race. Guy thus went ahead of Brian Whittle. It was also a World Indoor qualifying time for Guy.

Adam Thomas reached the Men’s 60m final and finished seventh with a run of 6.61 that was within one hundredth of a second of the Scottish Indoor Record held by Nick Smith.

In the Para 60m, Ross Paterson came up with a PB performance at 7.65.

Jenny Selman was involved in a high class Women’s 800m and came up with 2:01.57 for sixth place in a race which saw a British Record run from Keely Hodgkinson.

Jemma Reekie finished sixth in the Women’s 1000m after she made a lot of the early pace in the race. It was a run of 2:39.74 PB for Jemma.

‘I’m in good shape and sometimes you’ve got to learn so I’ll take it,’ said Jemma.

‘Training camp went really well and it’s just getting back into things. I’m planning to do the British Champs next week.’

The Men’s 1500m race didn’t go to plan for our Scottish hopes with Jake Wightman a DNF and Neil Gourley fading to 12th in 3:52 after his strong run in Boston only seven days earlier.


Tags: Adam Clayton, Adam Thomas, Birmingham, Eilish McColgan, Erin Wallace, Guy Learmonth, Jake Wightman, Jemma Reekie, Jenny Selman, Neil Gourley, Ross Paterson

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