Next up in our Fast10 class of 2021, Scottish Central AC athlete Morag Millar is targeting a fast 5k this year to give her a shot at the Commonwealth Games. 

The 2017 Scottish National Cross Country Champion has already been to one Commonwealth Games for Scotland back in 2006, where she ran the 1500m, but after the birth of her daughter Mollie wants to get back to the same levels again.

Ending 2020 Millar was already running well, with a 16:53 at the Run and Become Sri Chinmoy invitational 5K in Fife and a third place at the Lindsays scottishathletics Invitational over 2.8km, so brings good form into 2021.

A parkrun regular, one imagines that the Scot will be looking forward to the Saturday morning ritual returning like the rest of us, but for the time being is training hard to start 2021 with a bang.


Name: Morag Millar
Age: 34
Hometown: Stirling
Club: Central AC
Main discipline: 5k
Other disciplines: 10k, XC
Full-time athlete/work/studying: Mum to our 8 month old baby girl Mollie when I’m not working as Dentist & Owner/Aesthetics Practitioner of Rejuvenation Facial Aesthetics

Morag with her favourite training partner Mollie. We can see why you might like hills with those in the background!

Goals or targets for 2021

Achieve the Commonwealth Qualifying for the 5000m of 15.46, continue to get my body back to feeling more like it was pre-pregnancy.

Past Running highlights

European Junior 1500m Champion, Commonwealth Youth Games 1500m Champion, Commonwealth Games selection for Scotland for Melbourne 2006, Scottish National XC Champion 2017.

Interesting or fun fact

I can wiggle both ears separately.

I run because…

it’s an addiction. It makes me feel and function so much better. Exercise – and running in particular – makes me a better person.


Favourite training session: Hills
Least favourite training session: Track 1ks
Favourite pre-race food: digestive biscuits
Favourite post-race food: Chip shop chippy – steak pie supper
Favourite running shoes: NB 1080s
Brands or organisations that support me: None – just my people – they know who they are :)