Athletics: 5,000 metres run

AFTER having recently set a personal best of nine minutes 15.72 seconds over 3,000 metres at Grangemouth, Carnoustie’s Eilish McColgan, contested her first 5,000 metres of the season last Saturday when she lined up against a quality field at the British Milers Club Meeting at Sportcity, Manchester.

The Dundee Hawkhill runner, coached by mother, Liz, was hoping to better her best of 15 minutes 52.69 seconds set in Birmingham last year, which she did finishing fourth behind experienced GB internationalist, Jo Pavey (Exeter), in a personal best time of 15 minutes 47.61 seconds. The field also included four times Scottish Cross Country Champion, Freya Murray (Edinburgh AC).