Eilish McColgan sets a new British & European 10K record - Women's Running

Eilish McColgan sets a new British & European 10K record

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  May 25, 2022

Eilish is at it again, this time setting an incredible new British 10K record at the Great Manchester Run on Sunday. We find out more...

We can honestly hardly keep up with the brilliant Eilish McColgan! This year alone, she’s already smashed the British half marathon record, set a new British 5K record, and attempted to set a new 10K record at the Vitality 10,000 just a few weeks ago, missing it by mere seconds.

Determined to get that 10K record, she delayed her track season to give it another go at the Great Manchester Run on Sunday. And boy, did she go for it! She whizzed around the course in an astounding 30:19:04, coming in second just behind Hellen Obiri of Kenya.

Not only did Eilish set a new British 10K record, taking two seconds off Paula Radcliffe’s previous record, but she set a European 10K record as well.

 

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As always, Eilish was down to earth about her achievement, thanking her fan for their support. “Thank you to everyone for the cheers over the final 2K!” she shared on her Instagram. “It honestly made such a difference as we headed up onto Deansgate.”

So, what’s next for Eilish? She says she’s excited to take her new fitness towards track season. She’s already preparing for this summer’s World Championships and Commonwealth games. We can’t wait to see how she gets on!

Want to hear more from Eilish? Listen to her on the Women’s Running podcast!

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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