The Italian mob: European Champs schedule for five Scots in Rome

Friday 7th June 2024

The Olympic Stadium in Rome plays host to the European Championships (photo by James Rhodes)

Five Scots compete for GB and NI at the European Champs in Italy over five days.

The event in Rome begins on Friday morning and runs through to Wednesday (12 June).

We’re delighted to wish all the best to the British team overall and of course to our five Scots involved – Erin Wallace, Jemma Reekie, Neil Gourley, Megan Keith and Eilish McColgan.

Megan and Eilish are in the Women’s 10,000m and that final is scheduled for 8.30pm (our time) next Tuesday evening in Rome.

Here’s the schedule for the Scots in Italy . . .  (our times given; with potential semis and finals in italics)

Friday 7 June

10.45am: Women’s 1500m Round One (Jemma Reekie)

Sunday 9 June

9.40pm: Women’s 1500m final (Jemma Reekie)

Monday 10 June

10.20am: Men’s 1500m Round One (Neil Gourley)

10.50am: Women’s 800m Round One (Erin Wallace)

Tuesday 11 June

9.10am: Women’s 800m Semi-final (Erin Wallace)

8.30pm: Women’s 10,000m Final (Eilish McColgan, Megan Keith)

Wednesday 12 June

9.26pm: Men’s 1500m Final (Neil Gourley)

‘There is no doubt in my mind that elite Scottish athletes are great adverts for the pathway,’ said Ian Beattie, chair of UK Athletics and of course for ten years our own Chair.

‘Megan is a great example of that. She was competing in Scottish cross country events and not so very long ago.

‘Her progress in the last 18 months or so has been remarkable and well done to her coach, Ross Cairns, and to Megan for that development. She is an international class athlete and that is a tribute to our club structure.

‘So I think the link between elite and grassroots is there. The inspirational effect is visible on people in clubs cannot be underestimated.

‘Going back ten years, I think the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are a big part of that. Scottish folk saw that and wanted to be part of that – folk in our clubs, I mean.’




Tags: Eilish McColgan, Erin Wallace, European Champs, Jemma Reekie, Megan Keith, Neil Gourley, Rome

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