Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion Eilish McColgan will be the star to watch at the Great Scottish Run that will be held on October 2, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland.
The 31-year-old who holds the British and European 10km record of 30:19 that she got early this year at the Great Manchester Run, is beaming with confidence another fast time in Scotland’s biggest city.
McColgan withdrew from the much anticipated marathon debut in London on October 2 because of a medical issue that has been identified as rebound hypoglycemia, which effects endurance athletes and leads to reduced blood sugar levels.
The Scottish athlete has had a quite extraordinary year that has seen her set British records over 5km, 10km and the half-marathon, while on the track McColgan also claimed four major championship medals, including a famous Commonwealth 10,000m gold medal for Scotland in Birmingham.
She became the first British distance runner to compete in six championships outdoor finals in the same season and covered an astonishing 31 miles over five weeks on the track.
“It’s been a great year for me, culminating in my medals on the track, the highlight was my Commonwealth Games victory, roared on by the crowd,” McColgan said.
“I can think of no better place to do that than to come home and take to the streets of Glasgow over 10km on October 2 at the Great Scottish Run.”
I’m coming home! 💙🏴
Can’t wait to race in Scotland again!! My final race for the 2022 season, and first outdoor race in Scotland, since the 2014 Commonwealth Games! https://t.co/ycXdmFXlYd
— Eilish McColgan (@EilishMccolgan) September 15, 2022
“The Great Scottish Run is one of the UK’s premier running events and Scotland’s biggest 10km & half-marathon.