Blow to Eilish McColgan! A British runner’s feat has been canceled after the Great Scottish Run course was found to be short

Eilish McColgan’s British 10,000m record at the Great Scottish Run was short-lived as the British runner’s feat was removed. This came after Great Scottish Run officials discovered that the course she covered was actually 150m too short. Thus, the feat of the 31-year-old athlete has just been invalidated following human error.

“We are extremely disappointed”

Paul Foster of the Great Run Company said: “We have recently been made aware of a deviation from the 10km course at this year’s Great Scottish Run. The lack of distance was entirely due to human error. An area of ​​the course has not been developed. according to previously agreed plans. This mistake had a marginal impact on the half marathon, but it was within tolerance and the day’s course was valid. We are hugely disappointed this happened at the 10K, on ​​what was incredibly positive feedback to the city for the Great Scottish Run post-pandemic.”

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Paul further claimed, “We’ve been in touch with Eilish to explain and apologize. We’ll be reviewing our internal processes to make sure we can’t make this mistake again. There’s no excuse for that.”

It should be noted that this is not the first time the Great Scottish Run has had to invalidate a record. In 2016, a similar incident occurred when officials failed to properly mark out their half marathon course. Coincidentally, even then they fell short of 150 m. Scotsman Callum Hawkins was on reception and his record was wiped out after scoring at 60 minutes 22 seconds.


McCologan’s reaction to the recent development is still awaited. After winning the race earlier this month, she tweeted: “Running to my holiday like…loved being back in Scotland this weekend. It was the perfect way to cap off an amazing 2022 “Reuniting with family and old friends who I haven’t had the chance to see in years! A quick trip, but the best yet.”

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