SHANNON MCLELLAN - 1500/3000M
Throughout Shannon's running career she gained a BSc Hons Sport and Physical Activity from the University of Strathclyde. During this time she worked part time and gained a full Diploma in Sports Massage which she now pursues as a job. During Shannon's time at Strathclyde (and the years she competed for the university) she was Scottish University Champion over 1500m outdoors and indoors for 2 years. She also competed at the British University Championships in her final year, both outdoor and indoor, making the final and Top 5.
Shannon was the Universities Captain for Track and Field in her final year as an undergraduate.
Shannon then went to McNeese State University (Division 1 school) in America on a scholarship where she completed a MSc in Health and Human Performance, concentrating in Exercise Physiology, with distinction. During her time there she completed a strength and conditioning internship and was voted best newcomer for the cross country season at the school, and won best newcomer for cross country in the entire conference. Shannon competed up to regional level over cross country in the States, and was a conference finalist (top 8) on the track. She was racing 3 distances (heat and finals) both indoor and outdoors whilst her training was compromised due to injury.
Since returning home Shannon has been struggling with said injury. Whilst her track season was very short she PB’d in all races.
Shannon is now excited to properly train for longer distances and cross country as it is something she hasn't done before.
Shannon has previously represented Scotland West at the Inter district races for 2 years, but was always either unfortunately injured or could not participate in the season.
Shannon works part time. She provides sports massages as well as working as a sports scientist for a football team along side training and upcoming competitions.
PB 1500M 4:36.30, 3000M 10:11.43
Coach: John McLaren
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Interests: Hanging out with friends and drinking copius amounts of tea.