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A three time Olympian, Michael has been a long standing member of the British athletics team and Team GB for over 10 years (and counting!) With European medals, Commonwealth final appearances and a number of World Championships and Olympic Games under his belt, Michael has been fortunate to rub shoulders and learn from many of the World’s greatest endurance coaches and athletes. Specialising in the summer months mainly over middle-distance, Michael’s winter training regularly involves work up to 10k and has even been known to race on the roads over 10 miles!
Michael is the first male athlete over 800m to win national titles for every age group, from under 15 level all the way up to senior level. He is also a seven time National Champion, which is a record breaking number for his event. With all the ups there have also been downs (injuries) so he is very well placed to help athletes avoid the pitfalls of injury, but also help develop the beginner, as he has started from scratch himself, many times before.
Personal Bests: 800m – 1.43.89, 1500m – 3.38, 5mile – 25mins
Achievements: 7X British Champion, European Silver medalist (2010), Commonwealth finalist (2014), Beijing 2008, London 2012 & Rio 2016 Olympian. World Championships 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2015.
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A two-time Olympian, Eilish has represented Team GB over both the 3,000m steeplechase and more recently, the 5,000m. After making the World Championship Final in 2013, an injury-plagued few years took hold. Following surgery on a broken ankle, a decision was made to switch to the 5,000m – a tough decision but one which has had fantastic results. Climbing up the all-time lists for both the 1500m and 3000m; it was the 5,000m which saw Eilish make her first Olympic Final at the Rio 2016 Games.
Eilish is still coached by her mother – World Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, Liz McColgan . It truly is remote coaching at it’s best, with Eilish residing in the UK and Liz in Doha, Qatar.
Asides from being an elite athlete, Eilish has a degree in Mathematics and Accountancy and currently writes part-time for Athletics Weekly Magazine.
Personal Bests: 1500m – 4.03, 3000m – 8.31.00, 5000m – 15.00, 10K – 31.56
Achievements: 2017 European Bronze Indoor Medalist, 10th World Championship Final 2017, 3X British Champion, Scottish Record Holder, 6th at Commonwealth Games (2014) and European Championships (2016). London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympian. World (2013) and Olympic (2016) Finalist.