Scottish medals on offer in London – but Eilish misses out on debut

Friday 21st April 2023

AW London Marathon guide

Eilish McColgan will miss out on an eagerly-awaited marathon debut this weekend at the TCS London Marathon.

There are medals up for grabs in the Scottish Marathon Championships which will be allocated via results from the London race.

It’s a busy weekend with 24 young Scots involved in the Mini Marathon event, too, and which now takes place on the Saturday morning prior to the main event on Sunday.

Young Scots to enjoy Q and A with Jake Wightman

The elite entries for London show potential Scottish championship medallists in the men’s race, Weynay Ghebresilasie, Luke Caldwell, Adam Craig and Fraser Stewart.

Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Sean Frame, will compete in the elite Wheelchair Marathon – only a few days after racing in Boston.

Unfortunately, Eilish has had to admit defeat to a knee injury issue .

‘Trust me, I’ve tried but it’s just got to the point where it’s not going to be feasible to run,”‘ she told BBC Scotland.

‘It’s nothing serious but I don’t want to take any unnecessary risks because I don’t want to put my long-term career in danger.’

Steph Davis has a PB of 2:27.16 while the Scottish Record is held by Steph Twell at 2:26.40.

Eilish currently holds three Scottish outdoor records at 5000m, 10,000m and 3000m steeplechase as well as the Scottish Best at Half Marathon.

Shettleston’s Weynay Ghebresilasie was the best British performer at the TCS London Marathon last October when he clocked 2:11.57. The Scottish Record set by Callum Hawkins in London in 2019 is at2:08.14.

Weynay Ghebresilasie and coach John Mackay after his London run last October


Road Race GP

Athletes are also competing for shares via our Scottish Athletics Road Race GP as we look to divide up £4000 of prize-money to athletes over the five-event series.

The standards being asked are as follows (performances which better these times)


A Standard 2:20.00. B Standard 2:24.00


A Standard 2:44.00. B Standard 2:48.00


Tags: London Marathon, Scottish Marathon Champs

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