Rising Star Awards

Throughout the year, BASC also makes a number of Rising Star Awards to athletes who are not on funding and who have made a special performance at major championships. Special performances include personal bests or qualifying for the final at that championship. Awards are made by the BASC Committee, and winners also receive a cheque for £250

Andrew Butchart

Andrew Butchart's sixth place finish in the final of the men's 5000m in the Rio Olympic Games earned him a BASC Rising Star award. His time of 13:08.61 was a Scottish record. It was quite an achievement for someone not used to running heats.

Andrew was presented with his award by BASC committee members Marc Hope, along with Lesly Roy, President of Scottish Athletics.

Callum Hawkins

Callum Hawkins wins a BASC Rising Star award for his ninth place finish in the Rio Olympics men's marathon. He was leading at the halfway point in only his third race over the distance but could not stay with the leaders as they kicked for home. He completed the course in a time of 2:11.52.

Callum was presented with his award and cheque by BASC committee members Marc Hope.

Emily Diamond

Emily Diamond had been below her best in the individual 400m at the Rio Olympics due to illness, but her performance in the bronze-medal-winning 4x400m relay squad earned her a Rising Star Award. Emily stormed past two other athletes, in a split of 51.15s, to put Christine Ohuruogu into third place on the final leg.

Emily received her award from BASC vice-chairman John Standerline.

Jade Lally

Jade Lally received her Rising Star Award from BASC committee member Chris Bradford for her performance in the discus throw at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam.

Jade threw 60.29m to take 7th place - the best performance by a British female discus thrower in the European Championships. This followed a run of 60m plus throws including a personal best of 65.10m in Australia in February, some five metres further then in any previous year.

Jessica Andrews

In only her third outing on the track in the 10,000m Jessica Andrews finished an impressive seventh place in a PB of 31:38.02 in the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam. This earnt Jess a Rising Star Award presented by BASC vice-chairman John Standerline.

Jess had impressed by winning the 10,000m trials, and would go on to better her PB at the Rio Olympics. Definitely one to watch for the future.

Elliot Giles

Elliot Giles was presented with his Rising Star Award by BASC committee member Chris Bradford for his superb bronze medal in the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam.

Elliot finished in a time of 1:45.54, an improvement of some eight seconds over the last twelve months. Elliot had impressed in the British Championships winning in a time of 1:48.00 and was selected to represent GB&NI in the Rio Olympics.

Callum Wilkinson

Callum Wilkinson was presented with a BASC Rising Star Award by Wendy Sly at the British Championships. He won the award for his performance in the 10km walk at the IAAF Team Race Walking Championships in Rome earlier in the year.

Callum broke the British Junior Record in the process, in a time of 40:30m. He led the British team (Cameron Corbishley and Guy Thomas) to a very creditably 5th place in the event. Callum later went on to win the 10km walk at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz.

Jarryd Dunn

Jarryd Dunn was awarded the BASC Rising Star Award for his winning performance in the European Team Championships 400m running a personal best 45.09s.

23-year-old Jarryd also represented GB&NI in the individual 400m at the Beijing World Championships securing his place in the most competitive race of the British Championships. The Rising Star Award is given for a significant performance in a major international event or championship by an unfunded up-and-coming athlete. 

 

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke was awarded the BASC Rising Star Award for her performances in the 800m at the World Championships in Beijing.

Second at the British Championships, Shelayna had to achieve the qualifying time twice before the deadline. She won her semi-final at Beijing in a PB of 1:58.86, and finished 5th in the final also in a sub-2 minute time. The Rising Star Award is given for a significant performance in a major international event or championship by an unfunded up-and-coming athlete. 

 

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