Eilidh aims for Scottish Commonwealth Games

Eilidh jumped for joy as she scooped Gold in the 1500m at the 2011 International Island Games hosted by the Isle of Wight. Photo: Leila Angus/BrighterStill
Eilidh jumped for joy as she scooped Gold in the 1500m at the 2011 International Island Games hosted by the Isle of Wight. Photo: Leila Angus/BrighterStill
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SHE’S proved her worth at the Island Games on many occasions, but Lewis track star Eilidh Mackenzie is upping the pace as she aims for a spot on the Scottish Commonwealth Games squad ahead of the 2014 sporting extravaganza, to be hosted by Scotland.

“It’s my main focus right now, everything is going towards making it at the moment,” said Eilidh.

“I’ve always wanted to compete at that level, but to make it and be able to compete at that level in my home country, with a home crowd behind me, would be amazing!”

And commenting on the young athlete’s reach for Commonwealth, trainer Tony Wade said: “Clearly Eilidh has tonnes of potential and in terms of natural ability she has the capability of reaching that standard, but between now and 2014 it’s a case of training hard, getting prepared and staying injury free.”

For a full interview with Eilidh Mackenzie about how her Commonwealth preparations, see this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out on Thursday, December 20th.