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15 January, 2024


Eilish McColgan to headline at the National Running Show this weekend

With just a few days to go until the National Running Show the organisers have announced the latest speaker in the line-up.

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Scottish middle- and long-distance runner, Eilish McColgan, will be joining famous faces from the world of running including Sir Mo Farah, Colin Jackson CBE, Dame Kelly Holmes, David Weir, Jamie Baulch and Richard Whitehead MBE at the NEC, Birmingham on the 20-21 January 2024.

McColgan, who is the 2022 Commonwealth Games 10,000 metres champion with the Games record, 5,000 metres silver medallist, three times Olympian and four-time European Championships medallist, has recently been in the spotlight via a BBC documentary. ‘Running in the family’.

Eilish McColgan said, “As Great Run Series ambassador, I’m excited to be speaking at this year’s National Running Show with Great Run. The show has something for everyone, from experienced racers to beginners looking to take their first steps into running. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge, whilst encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in running and running events this year.”

Paul Foster, Chief Executive of the Great Run Company, said “Eilish is a superstar in the world of athletics; a commonwealth Games Champion, British and European record-holder, and has led the field at many Great Run events, including breaking Paula Radcliffe’s long held British 10k record at the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run. As our Great Run Series ambassador, we’re thrilled to have Eilish join us on our sponsored stage at the National Running Show.”

Nathalie Davies, Managing Director at Raccoon Media Group, said, “We are really excited that Eilish will be joining the amazing speaker line-up and cannot wait to showcase some of the biggest talents in the running world at our event. The National Running Show gives runners of all abilities unprecedented access to industry experts, top brand exhibitors and a range of fun, interactive features.”

The sixth edition of the National Running Show will take place on the 20-21 January 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham. There are limited tickets for the event available here.

To find out more about The National Running Show visit

About the Great Run series:

As the UK’s original running events series, we know a thing or two about motivation. Over the last four decades we’ve realised it doesn’t matter why people run or how far they go - the one thing every runner has in common is that moment of triumph when they cross the line. We want everyone to experience that feeling, so we’ll do whatever we can to help our customers achieve their goal and be their greatest.

Starting with the very first Great North Run in 1981, our events have always been a celebration of what makes our locations great. The Great Run Series now sees 200,000 participants a year taking part. The events programme stretches across the UK from Glasgow to Portsmouth offering a full range of distances from 5k through to the half marathon and Ultra Marathon.

To find out more about the events and services provided by Great Run and its partners visit

National Running Show

The National Running Show is a home for runners, no matter how far or fast you go. We bring together inspirational speakers, the latest kit, cutting-edge technology, expert coaches, the best races and a host of tasty nutrition products all under one roof.

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