Scotland’s Eilish McColgan ended her season in a perfect style as she smashed almost half a minute off Paula Radcliffe’s United Kingdom National Record for 10 miles at the 30th edition of the Great South Run that was held on Sunday (17) in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
The British 5,000m record holder went on again to destroy a nineteen year old Course Record of Sonia Sullivan by lowering it down by 17 seconds.
The 30-year-old also took nearly a minute off her personal best of 51:38 setting two new records in a time of 50:43.
She also equals Chris Thompson as one of the event’s biggest winners 👑 Well done, Eilish! 👏 pic.twitter.com/0OT2x82GCj
— Great Run (@Great_Run) October 17, 2021
Radcliffe’s national record of 51:11 was set in 2008 shortly before she won the New York City Marathon. This is not the first of Radcliffe’s records that McColgan has broken this year either. In August she beat Radcliffe’s UK 5000m mark with 14:28.55 in Oslo.
Jess Piasecki came home in second place in 51:50 while Verity Ockenden closed the first three podium finishes in ateima of 54:07.
- Eilish McColgan (SCO) 50:43
- Jess Piasecki (BRT) 51:50
- Verity Ockenden (BRT) 54:07