Eilish was a competent child, but her improvements as an athlete only started to show once she found a way to fully commit an immerse herself in her sport. Join her in this special session where she will explain you how she conquered her lack of confidence, built her successful routine to enable a firm belief in her own abilities and what tools she found along the way.
Eilish McColgan is a Scottish middle-distance runner who represented Great Britain at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. She also represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2018.
She won the silver medal at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin in the 5000metres and a silver medal at the European Indoor Championships over 3000m.
She currently holds the Scottish National Record for the 5,000m and 10 miles on the road and ranks highly on the UK all time lists from 1500m to 10,000m.
The daughter of famous athletes, Liz and Peter McColgan, Eilish is coached by her mother, a former Olympic silver medallist and 10,000 metres World Champion.
Outside of the sport, Eilish studied mathematics and accountancy at University of Dundee before embarking on a full-time career as an athlete in 2012.
Heading into Tokyo 2020, Eilish has qualifying times over three distances 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m.