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'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.