AFTER an injury plagued 2009 and a poor start to this season, Yardley runner Jordan McGrath says he is finally “running with a big smile” on his face.
The Birchfield Harrier is feeling much happier about himself after returning to form at the Super8 in Glasgow last Wednesday, finishing third.
And now the 20-year-old 400m star believes his Commonwealth Games dream is still alive.
“The Super8 was a real boost and the aim all season has been to go to Gateshead for the English Championships and put in a good performance - and now I think I can definitely do that,” said McGrath, who is part of the Original Source funded UKA Heroes scheme.
“Every time I have run this year, even if the time hasn’t been brilliant, I have been stepping up a gear so fingers crossed I will make the final and really do something.
“I am running with a big smile on my face again and I am starting to enjoy things.”
UKA Heroes project sponsored by Original Source is a successful initiative which offers financial support to talented young athletes who are working towards the 2012 and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.