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
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.