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
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.