Reece Prescod admitted his relief after successfully defending his 100m title at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

The Enfield & Haringey sprinter beat a high calibre domestic field to claim victory in 10.06 seconds, beating Zharnel Hughes with club-mate CJ Ujah taking bronze.

The 22-year-old, who has run 9.88 with an illegal wind this season, told the British Athletics website: “I feel very relieved. This year was more expectation rather than coming in as a surprise. So to come back here and retain my title I can’t have asked for a better competition.

“I did a lot of travelling at the start of the year, but I felt like it was a really, really good experience racing the world’s best. So coming back here I was used to the intensity of the race, if not quicker.”

Prescod continued: “With a championship you have got to be smart, you can’t show all your bullets in the first round. So I tend just to try to do the bare minimum just to get through, and then in the final just give all you have got. I learnt a lot from the World Championships last year, so it was just about bringing in that experience and executing the race.”

Bianca Williams was among the medals twice, clocking a season’s best time of 11.20 to take bronze behind 100m champion Dina Asher-Smith and runner-up Daryll Neita.

The Enfield & Haringey was then pipped to the 200m title the following day, running another new best time for the season of 22.60 to lose out by just 0.01 seconds to Beth Dobbin.

Having recorded 52.41 to qualify second fastest in Saturday’s 400m heats, Laviai Nielsen was another to narrowly miss out on gold the next day, finishing 0.04 seconds behind Anyika Onuora in 51.99 to claim silver.

Another Enfield club athlete to take second spot on the podium was Callum Wilkinson (19:17.41), who was beaten to the 5,000m walk crown by training partner Tom Bosworth (19:01.20).

Last year’s 110m hurdles runner-up Khai Riley-La Borde had to settle for third this time around, his time of 13.96 beaten by David King (13.81) and world indoor 60m hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi (13.61).