Liz McColgan was once the fastest woman on the planet, a no-nonsense, all action athlete with a point to prove, and prove it she did. Leaving records in her wake she became one of the most celebrated athletes to come from Scotland, a generation later her daughter was following in her footsteps, together they were creating a unique story of mother and daughter both taking on a sport.


Running In The Family follows Eilish McColgan throughout 2023 as she attempts to defeat the final record of her mothers, the marathon. Along the journey we unpack the motivation of both mother and daughter, the pressure they have both encountered and overcome in their careers, culmimnating in the incredible race where Eilish achieves her biggest career success to date, a generation after her mother – winning the exact same race.