Eilidh chats via podcast; New Year Sprint entries open

Tuesday 11th October 2022

Photo by Bobby Gavin

Eilidh four more years on Board and no change to membership fees

Eilidh Doyle has signed-up for another four years of service with our Board – as she aims to ensure views of athletes help shape our sport.

And our most decorated track and field medal winner has been reflecting on her own career in a new podcast.

Chris Broadbent has launched ‘Athletics Life Stories’ and Eilidh is one of the first guests.

In an open and candid interview, 400m hurdler Eilidh talks to Chris about her career at top level from winning European gold to almost walking away after London 2012.

She chats about her domestic rivalry with Perri Shakes-Drayton and three Commonwealth Games medals. Her relationships with coaches such as Malcolm Arnold and Charles Van Commenee.

How fellow Scot Laura Muir dealt with some noisy GB sprinters. What she makes of the current state of women’s 400m hurdling and why she chose to retire rather than strive for a third Olympic Games.

Listen here


Stacey Downie won the 2022 New Year Sprint during the summer (photo supplied by David Rothwell)


The popular New Year Sprint event will happen again on 30 December 2022 and 1 January 2023 with big cash prizes up for grabs.

There are Open Events (male and female): 110 metres to 800 metres

Veterans and Ladies 90 metres events

Youth (male and female): 90 metres to 800 metres

Entries close 1 November.



Tags: Eilidh Doyle, New Year Sprint, Stacey Downie

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