BMC Grand Prix helps Emily to UK No2

Emily Williams continued her fine start to the track season by cruising to UK No 2 in the rankings following a magnificent race at her first ever BMC Grand Prix meeting. The BMC (British Milers Club) Grand Prix meetings are the premier races which attract the best athletes from the UK & many foreign internationals looking for high quality racing.

Emily who as a bottom year U17 was the youngest competitor in the Women’s 1500m B race, was lined up against some of the best senior women/ U20 in the country & main U17 rival Olivia Mason who has been in unbeatable form over the winter, but this did not phase the 15 year old as she produced her best ever performance over 1500m to set a new PB and smash the 2005 U17 Women’s club record previously held by KTH legend Sian Edwards.

Emily Williams happy with her new Club Record and UK No 2 ranking

Williams got off to a great start, immediately settling in in the leading pack & locked onto the pacemaker, England International Alison Leonard, to cruise through the opening 800m in 2:20. As the race gathered pace, Williams responded & remained in contention with her trademark strong finish as she closed the leaders to less than a second in the final 150m, eventually finishing in 4th place in a magnificent 4:26.75.

Emily settles in behind pacemaker in Womens 1500m B race

Williams now sits as the UK No 2 just over a second behind Olivia Mason, and as she continues to move into top form over the next 6 weeks she will be confident of going faster still. Coach Shane Smith was impressed with the way she handled the step up in competition “Emily was very relaxed in the lead up to the high profile race with some top quality athletes competing” he added “The race is also streamed on-line by athletics broadcaster Vinco, and as the youngest athlete in the race she handled the situation in a highly professional manner and this bodes well for the future”.

Emily next races at her favoured Watford track with her eyes set on a fast 800m time and a possibility she could also break the U17 Women’s 800m club record of 2:12 set in 1996?

Well Done Emily!