GIVEN the fortnight Jemma Reekie has just had, there was no way she was going to come to the biggest event of the British indoor season and not come away with a win.

In the past two weeks, Reekie has broken the British indoor record at 800m, mile and 1500m and while she didn’t manage to add another British record to her CV at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow yesterday, her performance was no less impressive.

Reekie won the 1500m at the Emirates Arena in 4 minutes 4.07 seconds in a race that, at the halfway point, she seemed out of.

Sitting in the middle of the pack with 500m to go in a well strung-out field, it appeared Reekie had too much to do to close the gap on the leaders. But the 21-year-old had other thoughts.

A burst of speed on the penultimate lap saw her narrow the gap but as she tried to grab the inside line, she became boxed in with no apparent path into space.

However, Reekie saw a gap and found herself in a sprint finish over the last 100m with Dawit Seyaum of Ethiopia, who is a former World Indoor medallist and African Games champion.

Seyaum was half a step ahead of Reekie most of the way down the home straight but with the finish line closing in, Reekie found another gear to power past the Ethiopian and cross the line in a new Scottish native record.

It was quite a run from Reekie but, she says, there is still more to come, with yesterday’s performance illustrating how much she has improved over the past year.

But despite grabbing the win, she admitted there was a tinge of disappointment at not breaking her own British record.

“I think that just shows the shape I’m in but I’ve got a lot more to give,” she said.

“I tried that last year and I panicked so I tried to stay calm and not panic and stay focused all the way. I knew this could be a great race and that I could win it.

“That’s the difference. I’m not just coming to line up on the track now. I’m coming to win.

“I’m enjoying being that fast and knowing that’s what I can do. It gives me a lot of confidence. I was hoping I was going to beat my own British record. But that’s ok. I’ll take the win.”

Reekie’s tactics could perhaps be questioned despite the victory and while she admitted she had to throw her weight about somewhat at times, she was pleased to have been able to fight her way out of a tricky position.

“I went to the inside and thought I’ll just ride it. I tried not to waste too much energy and hope a gap opened up. It worked out.

“There were a few points I had to get my elbows out. But that’s middle distance running. I’m still learning but to have the confidence I could do that is good.”

It has been quite a two weeks for Reekie, and she could be forgiven for feeling a touch worn out going into yesterday’s race.

But, she says, while she has felt the effects of her record-breaking runs in her legs, she is well-equipped to deal with any fatigue she may be experiencing.

“The last couple of weeks I have been tired,” she admitted.

“But I’m tired every day in training and I go out to push myself to the limits. The race is the same as I feel all the time.”

Reekie’s impressive performances in the past fortnight have seen her move from being known as Laura Muir’s training partner,to a world-class performer in her own right.

There is now a considerable degree of expectation upon Reekie’s shoulders, and that will only increase. She has one more indoor appearance remaining this season, in France on Wednesday, before she embarks on a training block ahead of the Olympic trials and then, if all goes according to plan, the Olympic Games themselves.

And while for some, the expectation would be a heavy load to bear, Reekie remains unfazed.

“I’m quite good in that I don’t put pressure on myself,” she said.

“No one else puts pressure on me. As long as I keep calm, I’m ok.”