North Ayrshire Athletics Club president Kirsteen Brown says she is thrilled with her athletes’ recent competitive performances as events return following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The club had been unable to train at the start of the year due to the closure of their facilities at St Matthew’s Academy because of lockdown restrictions.

This left them conducting online classes with members through their online platform mission fit as well as competing in online events in collaboration with Scottish Athletics.

However with the easing of lockdown restrictions the club are now able to be back training in person regularly and Brown says she is ecstatic about her athletes returning to the track.

She said: “We are delighted that our main club training sessions have now recommenced on a Monday and Thursday.

“Our community access programme has moved from the main training night to a Saturday morning 10 -11am.

“Our Seniors section are back training on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6-730pm and our Additional Support Needs group are on a Wednesday night 6-7pm.”

Alongside the return of training comes with the return of competitions as well with members most recently competing in the National Multi Events Championships last weekend at Ayrshire Athletics Arena.

Brown says she was excited to see so many fantastic performances from her members who picked up medals and personal bests (PB) galore across the event.

“The club’s multi event athletes competed over the weekend with some great performances from a huge number of them.

“Phoebe picked up Gold in the senior woman’s Heptathlon with an impressive 3226 points.

“Aoibha had a great competition with PBs in high jump, long jump, shot put, javelin and 200m in the same event.

“In the U15 Boys pentathlon Dylan Bagged himself two PBs.

In terms of the girls, Nell secured two PBs in the U15’s, Shannon grabbed three, Naideen and Jaymee secured four and Maddie got herself five.

“Overall , it was just great to see our athletes pull on their NAAC vest again and putting in some fantastic performances across the event.”