Eilish sets new British and European 10k Records; Eloise strong 5000m

Sunday 22nd May 2022

Eilish McColgan set a British and European 10km record as she finished runner-up at the Great Manchester Run.

The Dundee Hawkhill Harrier and triple Olympian took two seconds off Paula Radcliffe‘s mark from 2003 with a time of 30:19, four seconds behind race winner Hellen Obiri.

British athlete Charlotte Purdue was seventh (32:55) with Scottish athlete Steph Twell (33:12) eighth.

‘I’m obviously over the moon with that time. I didn’t think I would get it today as it was a little bit of a tougher course than London [Vitality 10,000],’ said McColgan

‘Hellen [Obiri] and Ruth [Chepng’etich] went off so fast and that pace was just too quick for me, I think they were running world record pace at one point!

‘I had to keep telling myself that I was running fast and I had to keep going. To run a personal best, a national record and to be that close to Hellen, I’m really happy today.’

The men’s race was won by New Zealand’s Jake Robertson in 28:06, ahead of Australian Jack Reyner, with Liverpool’s Abdulqani Sharif in fifth place.

There was also a distinguished Scottish performance in the elite wheelchair race, with T54 athlete Sean Frame of Red Star AC finishing 2nd, behind David Weir – congratulations to Sean for a superb push:


In Germany on Saturday evening, Scottish athlete Eloise Walker took the win in a 5000m race.

The Edinburgh AC/Glasgow Uni athlete clocked 15.41.19 to get inside the Team Scotland qualifying time for the 5000m at Birmingham 2022. It takes Eloise to 12th in the all-time list..


Also in Germany, Chris Bennett took third place in the hammer at the well-known Halle Throws event.

Chris threw 72.62m to post another throw beyond the Team Scotland qualifying standard for the Commonwealths.




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