2nd June 2009

Introducing: Ive, Jeffs & Williams

4 June 2009

Young sprinter Jodie Williams insists she has plenty left in the tank ahead of the World Youth Championships despite setting the second fastest 200m time by a British athlete this year. 

The 15-year-old ran 23.25 seconds at the Bedford International Games on Sunday – a time bettered only by Olympic and World champion Christine Ohuruogu this year.

But Williams – who was handpicked as part of the UKA Heroes Project, sponsored by Original Source – believes her best is yet to come this summer.

She said: “The Bedford race was only my second of the summer season and I am always looking for quicker times wherever I go especially with the World Youths coming up.

 “Running the qualifying time means I have just got to stay in the top two in the country – the pressure is off a little bit I have just got to keep maintaining my speed.

“I have never competed abroad before so hopefully it will be my first time doing so.  The training group at Lea Valley is a great environment to be in because all the top female athletes are there.

 “I feel honoured to be part of it and it is really good because it brings guys with similar aspirations together and it is great to meet them and get to know them as well.”