Runner aims for 2012

A CARNOUSTIE athlete is to continue her rehabilitation for a broken foot as she targets a place in Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.

Eilish McColgan, a steeplechaser and endurance runner broke her foot at the London Grand Priz at Crystal Palace in early August.

This is despite setting a personal best and setting a Scottish record for the 3,000 metres steeplechase.

The young runner was making a big impression on the athletics world before her injury and was rising through the ranks.

She was set to travel to Daegu for the athletics World Championships but her injury meant she had to sit out of the trip.

Eilish was also set to travel to Kenya for a training camp with other British athletes but UK Athletics have decided against the move.

And instead she will begin her Olympic year at a rehab clinic in London for specialised training.

Her mum and coach is Olympic medallist Liz McCologan who says her daughter has started to run again in the past few weeks and is starting to make progress.

In addition Eilish has been named as having a place in the scottishathletics Commonwealth Games squad and on the UKA development programme.