Three Liverpool Harrier athletes were on show at the 2020 British Indoor Championships, with James Williams becoming the 400m champion.

The event was the first time the British Indoor Championships has taken place in Scotland, with athletes going head-to-head at the Emirates Arena, just a week on from the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in the same venue.

After making his move from the 200m discipline, Williams has found great success; none better than becoming the British champion on Sunday.

Day 1 of the competition saw him win both his heat and semi-final with times of 47.73 and 47.58 retrospectively before he recorded a time of 47.24 in the final to claim gold.

The man trained by Paul Waters earned a personal best time in the final, beating Welsh champion Joe Brier, who took second place.

Fellow Harrier Sophie Money competed in the women’s 60m at the Championships.

Although the 26-year-old bowed out of heat 2 with a time of 7.94s, she was yet another Liverpool Harrier competing on the national stage.

Similarly, Emma Alderson represented the yellow jersey, but failed to qualify the final in her 400m attempt, but at just 19 years of age, her season best time of 56.35 is extremely promising.

Both days of the championships were shown live on the British Athletics website and on the BBC Sport website.

Speaking about the BBC showcasing the event, British Athletics Major Events Director Cherry Alexander OBE said:

“We have worked with the BBC to showcase the championships via live stream for some years now, and pleasingly the viewing figures from last year’s championships once again served to continue the trend of year-on-year increases when it comes to overall views and the average time spent tuning in.

“While there is now no World Athletics Indoor Championships to target this year, there are still national titles, British silverware, world athletics ranking points and much more up for grabs, so we are delighted to be able to broadcast via multiple platforms.”

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