Training Hub

Superstar Athlete Eilish McColgan is joining forces with the AJ Bell Great Run Series as Official Ambassador to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in running this year. 

The Commonwealth Games Champion will be sharing her insights and knowledge here over the coming months to support all runners, whether they’re preparing for their first ever event, or they’re already a finish line veteran.

Eilish McColgan Partnering with AJ Bell Great Run Series

Eilish has led the field at a number of Great Run events, including breaking Paula Radcliffe’s long held European 10,000m record at the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run last year. Off the track Eilish has been a vocal supporter of women in sport. Alongside partner Michael Rimmer, she has set up Giving Back to Track, a not for profit giving children in Scotland the opportunity to enjoy athletics regardless of background or cost. Giving Back to Track provides support to individuals who need it the most – whether that be covering the cost of track facilities, buying training kit or paying for club fees.

We’re looking forward to welcoming Eilish to some of our events over the next few months and giving our runners the opportunity to benefit from her support and expertise, to help with training.

Eilish McColgan’s
10k Training Plan

Prepare for your spring 10k with one of these training plans, devised by Eilish.

Suitable for anyone who already has a base level of running fitness (20 minute easy running wihout undue difficulty), each plan includes a mix of activity and rest days with added tips from Eilish on how to get the most out of each training run, building up to event day. Choose from:

  • 8 Week Training Plan
  • 10 Week Training Plan

Download and follow one of these plans and you’ll soon be hitting your stride – ready for that incredible finish line feeling!


Tips and Advice

2023 is already off to a flying start, with Eilish recently taking Paula Radcliffe’s 10,000m British record (previously held for 21 years) in a time of 30min 00.86sec at an event in California. We can’t think of anyone better to offer training tips and advice! Come back over the coming weeks as we add more articles and video tips from Eilish.

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Eilish McColgan’s Top Training Tips

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Business Challenge

The AJ Bell Great Run Series Business Challenge is a great opportunity for businesses to engage in all-important team building or focus on charity fundraising.

Pick your event, gather your colleagues, enter your team, and join us on the start line!

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