Eilish McColgan at Mackays on Monday. The company are sponsoring her training kit.
Published on Tuesday 20 March 2012 08:59
CARNOUSTIE athlete Eilish McColgan is hoping to head to this year’s Olympics with a little help from Scottish preserve manufacturer Mackays.
The Arbroath-based company has agreed a sponsorship package with the 21-year-old to assist her in pursuing her dream of representing Great Britain at the Olympics in London later this year.
Eilish, daughter of former 10,000m world champion Liz McColgan, plans to run at the UK Athletics Olympic Trials which take place on June 22.
Martin Grant, managing director of Mackays, commented: “Eilish is a fantastic local talent and we were more than happy to get behind her in the build up to London 2012. We are excited to be working with an athlete who has a great future ahead of her and we wish her every success for her Olympic qualifying race.”
Eilish will be working closely with Mackays over the coming year and has even offered to help out at local events and tastings in the future when not training or competing.
She commented: “It is fantastic to receive support from a great local business and I look forward to working with Martin and his team over the next year.”