ABINGDON Vale’s Harry James had the thrill of racing against world champion Adam Peaty in the Edinburgh International Meet which incorporated the British Championships.

The 23-year-old took on Peaty in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke and produced season’s best times, demonstrating he is back to his best.

Vale clubmate Natalia Druett, 15, raced in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke, while Lottie James, 14, was one of the youngest competitors in the 50m backstroke.

Both produced times that moved them up the British rankings.

Lottie James said: “It was an amazing experience being there, especially mixing with many of the Olympic swimmers and those soon to be going off to the Commonwealth Games.”

Abingdon’s head coach Amanda Ford said she was thrilled with their results and pleased to see the hard work and determination from swimmers and coaches being rewarded.