AN INTREPID teenager celebrated volunteering at an amazing 100 parkruns at the weekend.

And 16-year-old James Trott shows no signs of stopping as he raised £360 for charity in the process.

Kilwinning teenager James has an extremely rare genetic condition called PPP2R1A .

Only 16 individuals have been identified in the world so far, but this hasn’t stopped him becoming one of the most well-known people in the Eglinton Parkrun and James absolutely loves his Saturday mornings.

He lives with his parents Jenny and Craig and his older sister Chloe was home from university to celebrate James’ achievement.

It has taken him just four years to get to the magical 100 mark.

Mum Jenny said: “Craig started running with the parkrun in 2015 and we would go along and support him.

“The run depends on the runners taking their turn to volunteer, but because Craig works shifts as a pilot with the Air Ambulance helicopter he can only get to about half the Saturdays.

“He wanted to spend those running and not marshalling, so he didn’t feel he was doing his fair share of volunteering.

“So we suggested that James could do it for him. And that’s how it started back in November of 2015.”

James gets high fives from the runners as they pass.

But for his special 100th event he asked that on the first loop that everyone donated £1 and then gave him a high five on the way past on loop two and it was a massive success.

Jenny added: “He absolutely loves the interaction with all the runners and other volunteers, especially the high fives. It doesn’t seem to bother him what the weather is like, he just loves it.

“It’s a huge achievement for him to get to 100. What we love the most about it all is that James is appreciated for what he brings to the run, and the support he offers the runners.

“We never wanted it to be tokenistic or seen as ‘a nice thing for him to do’. He’s there to do a job, to encourage the runners, and from the feedback we get that’s exactly what he does.

“I love that everyone knows his name (and not mine!) and that he’s part of the team. He’s contributing to the community and has a purpose, something which is so important for anyone.”

James, a pupil at Capability Scotland Corseford school in Kilbarchan, also volunteers at Thistleknowe Care Home in Beith and is working towards his silver Duke of Edinburgh.