About Me

Double Olympian – Rio 2016 & London 2012.

World, Commonwealth & Olympic Finalist.

European Outdoor Silver and Indoor Bronze Medalist.

Scottish Record Holder over 3000m SC and 5000m.
 

Born: 25/11/1990 – Dundee, Scotland

Eilish+McColgan+Team+GB+Kitting+Out+Ahead+DbS6tvE6ecElHeight: 5’11

Weight: 53kg

Parents: Liz Lynch-Nuttall (previously McColgan), Peter McColgan

Siblings: Orla, Eamonn, Kieran, Martin

Studied: Maths and Accountancy, Dundee University (graduated 2013)

Club: Dundee Hawkhill Harriers

For every finish-line tape a runner breaks — complete with the cheers of the crowd and the clicking of hundreds of cameras — there are the hours of hard and often lonely work that rarely gets talked about. 

Grete Waitz

 

Personal Bests

1500m – 4.00.07, Rabat Diamond League, 16th June 2019

3000m – 8.31.00,  Birmingham Diamond League, 20th August 2017

3000m Indoors – 8.43.02, Birmingham Grand Prix, – 18th Feb 2017

3000m Steeplechase – 8.35.82, Moscow IAAF World Championships – Russia 2013

5,000m – 14.47.94, Hengelo IAAF World Challenge, 9th June 2019

10,000m – 31.16.76, European Cup Highgate  – 6th July 2019

10K Roads – 31.51,  Ooreedo 10K, Doha, Qatar – 11th Jan 2019

Major Championship Performances

  • 2018 – European Championships 5,000m Silver Medalist, Berlin.
  • 2017 – European Indoor 3000m Bronze Medalist, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2016 – Olympic Games, Rio de Janiero – 13th, Olympic Finalist
  • 2014 – Commonwealth Games, Glasgow – 6th
  • 2013 – IAAF World Senior Championships, Moscow – 10th
  • 2012 – Olympic Games, London – 6th in heat
  • 2011 – European U23 Championships, Ostrava – 6th
  • 2011 – European Team Cup, Stockholm – 9th
  • 2008 – Commonwealth Youth Games, India – 1500m 9th – 3000m 8th
Record Holder for 3000m Steeplechase:
  • British Under 23 age-group Record, 2012
  • Scottish Senior Record, 2013
  • British University Record, 2012
  • Scottish Under 20-age group 1500m Steeplechase, 2008
Domestic Record:
  • 2019 – British 5,000m Champion, British 10,000m 2nd.
  • 2018 – British Indoor Championships – 1st 1500m, 2nd 3000m.
  • 2017 – British Championships 5,000m – 2nd, British Indoor Championships 3000m 1st, 1500m 2nd.
  • 2016 – British Championships 5,000m – 2nd
  • 2012-2014 – British Championships 3000mSC 1st
  • 2012 – British University 1500m 2nd, Scottish Universities Championships 1500m 1st, 3000m 1st. Scottish Universities Indoor Championships 1500m 1st, 3000m 1st
  • 2011 – Indoor Trials & UK Championships 1500m 4th. Scottish University Championships 1500m 1st. BUCS Indoor Championships 1500m 3rd. BUCS Championships 2000mSC 1st. Scottish 3000mSC 1st. UK Championships 5000m 2nd
  • 2010 – Scottish University Indoor Championships 800m 2nd. Scottish University Championships 1500m 3rd, 2000mSC 2nd. Scottish U23 Championships 1500m 6th.  BUCS Championships 2000mSC 5th
  • 2008 – Scotland U20 Championships 1500m 2nd. Scotland Indoor Championships 1500m 3rd. Scottish Indoor Championships 1500m 3rd. Scotiish Senior Championships 3000mSC 2nd