Emily scoops Kettering Sports Award!

Emily Williams was the sole winner from the four Harriers nominated in the 2016 Kettering Sports Awards, scoping the Young Sportswoman award. She was delighted to finally win the category award after twice missing out in previous years. Emily was quizzed by BBC radio Northampton pundit & Saint’s legend Lennie Newman on stage as to what race distance she preferred & what made her successful, to whom she replied some of her success was down to good genes, much to the delight of proud parents Rodney & Rosie Williams!

Another huge factor in her success according to her coach Shane Smith is undoubtedly down to all the hard work she put into training, "She is ever present at all the sessions I set her no matter what the weather, she trains like a demon" he added "She has a hugely competitive spirit and has the ability to always find another gear when required no matter what the distance".

Emily who won her first National title, English Schools Cross Country Champion, also realised one of her dreams in representing her Country in a cross Country international fixture in Falkirk where she won a team Gold for England. She has enjoyed a superbly successful track season, winning a silver medal on track at 800m at English Schools T&F Championships, and being ranked 2nd & 3rd in the whole of the UK at 1500m & 800m respectively.

Emily Williams proud recipient of the Young Sportswoman award

It was harder going for 13 year old rising star Dylan Bowley who was runner up in his category of Young Sportsman, and for KTH coaches Ann Innis, Sprints coach & Shane Smith, Middle distance coach who were also runners up in the busy category of coach of the Year.

All 4 from the Harriers enjoyed the Awards Night experience, and hopefully those who were runner’s up on the night will go on to win in future years, or perhaps at the upcoming Kettering Town Harriers own awards evening on 19th November?

Well done to all 4 nominees & particularly to Emily on winning her category.