EILISH McCOLGAN

photo by Bobby Gavin
photo by Bobby Gavin

Born: Eilish Karen McColgan, Dundee, 25 November 1990. Club: Dundee Hawkhill Harriers. Coach: Liz McColgan.

 

Daughter of Scottish international Liz Lynch/McColgan and Northern Ireland steeplechase international Peter McColgan. Has progressed through the age-groups making her mark particulary in the Steeplechase. Eilish missed the 2009 year through illness but returned to full strength in 2011 to reach the European Under-23 Championships, gain full GB selection and set new national 3000 metres steeplechase records.

Honours

European Indoor Championships - 3rd 3000 2017

UK Championships – 1st 3000SC 2012, 2013; 2nd 5000m 2011, 2016.

UK Indoor Championships - 1st 3000 2017, 2nd 1500 2017

AAA Under 17 – Indoors – 2nd 800 2006

AAA Under 15 – 3rd 1500 2005

Scottish – 2nd 3000SC 2008; Indoors – 3rd 1500 2008

Scottish Closed – 1st 2000SC 2008

Scottish Under 20 – 1st 1500 2006, 1st 2000SC 2008, 2nd 1500 2008; Indoors – 3rd 1500 2008

Scottish Under 17 – 2nd 1500 2006, 3rd 1500 2007; Indoors – 2nd 1500 2006; Road – 1st 2008

Scottish Under 15 – 1st 1500 2004; Indoors – 1st 800 2005, 2nd 1500 2004; Road – 1st 2004;

Scottish Under 13 – 2nd 800 2003; 2nd JT 2003; 3rd HJ 2003; Cross Country 2nd 2004.

Representation

Major Championships

Olympic Games 2012 - ht 3000SC; 2016 - 13th 5000

World Championships 2013 - 10th 3000SC

European Championships 2016 - 6th 5000

European Indoor Championships 2017 - 3rd 3000

Commonwealth Games 2014 - 6th 3000SC

European Under-23 Championships 2011 – 6th 3000mSC

Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 – 9th 1500m, 8th 3000m

 

GB Representation

2011 – European Team Championships (9th 3000SC), European Under-23 Championships (6th 3000SC)

Records

Scottish Outdoor

Under 17 1500 Metres Steeplechase 5:18.6 (28 May 2007-17 June 2007)

Under 17 1500 Metres Steeplechase 5:18.1 (17 June 2007-1 July 2007)

Under 17 1500 Metres Steeplechase 5:16.94 (1 July 2007-29 July 2007)

Under 17 1500 Metres Steeplechase 5:11.96 (29 July 2007- )

Under 20 2000 Metres Steeplechase 6:58.68 (2 September 2007-29 July 2008)

Under 20 2000 Metres Steeplechase 6:42.70 (29 July 2008- )

National 2000 Metres Steeplechase 6:42.70 (29 July 2008-16 May 2010)

National 3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:47.03 (10 July 2011-6 August 2011)

National 3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:44.80 (6 August 2011-7 June 2012)

National 3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:38.45 (7 June 2012-10 August 2013)

National 3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:35.82 (10 August 2013- )

Native 3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:44.69 (12 July 2014-30 July 2014)

Native 3000 Metres Steeplechase 9:44.65 (30 July 2014-

Personal Bests and Progression

2:12.22 800 (2008), 2:57.73 1000 (2007), 4:03.74 1500 (2016), 8:43.27 3000 (2016), 15:05.00 5000 (2016), 5:00.38 1500SC (2008), 6:42.24 2000SC (2011), 9:35.82 3000SC (2013), 10k Road 32:01 (2017).

 

YEAR BY YEAR PERFORMANCES AND RANKING POSITIONS

 

2002 (U13) – 2:36.72 800 (17), 4:12.3 1200 (7), 5:10.7 1500 (2), 21.45 JT (2), 1703 Pen (9)

2003 (U13) – 2:26.87 800 (2), 3:57.7 1200 (1), 4:58.14 1500 (1), 13.0 70H (15), 1.40 HJ (3), 20.52 JT (6), 2086 Pen (3)

2004 (U15) – 2:15.06 800 (2), 4:36.70 1500 (1), 10:17.88 3000 (1), 2359 Pen (6)

2005 (U15) – 2:14.19 800 (1), 4:37.78 1500 (2)

2006 (U17) – 2:12.36 800 (4), 4:38.00 1500 (2)

2007 (U17) – 2:16.4 800 (11), 2:57.73 1000 (4), 4:35.83 1500 (6), 10:30.13 (7), 5:11.96 1500SC (1), 6:58.68 2000SC (1)

2008 (U20) – 2:12.22 800 (6), 4:27.11 1500 (4), 9:42.72 3000 (1), 5:00.38 1500SC (1), 6:42.70 2000SC (1), 10:52.13 3000SC (2)

2009 (U20) – did not compete

2010 – 4:21.38 1500 (9), 7:21.61 2000SC (5)

2011 – 4:14.44 1500 (1), 9:19.07 3000 (4), 15:52.69 5000 (1), 6:42.24 2000SC (1), 9:44.80 3000SC (1)

2012 - 4:11.78 1500 (2), 8:58.83 3000 (1), 15:44.62 1500 (2), 9:38.45 3000SC (1)

2013 - 4:09.67 1500 (3), 8:47.79 3000 (1), 9:35.82 3000SC (1)

2014 - 4:15.23 1500 (4), 9:03.89 3000 (4), 16:08.90 5000 (5), 9:44.65 3000SC (1), 33:04 10k (2)

2015 - did not compete

2016 - 4:03.74 1500 (2), 8:43.27 3000 (2), 15:05.00 5000 (2), 15:57 5kRd, 32:32 10kRd (1)

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