North Ayrshire Athletics Club’s under 15s team have been crowned the new national champions of the 4x300m relay, breaking the Scottish record.

Competing in the National Relay Championships Grangemouth on Saturday September 10, the team ran the race in 2 minutes and 56.59 seconds, making them the sixth fastest team in the UK.

Consisting of local runners Naideen, Jaymee, Jessie & Shannon, the team also secured the silver medal and a new personal best in the 4 x 100m race.

President Kirsteen Brown said: “These girls have worked so hard this season both on and off the track. The team ethos of these girls and the real desire to work hard for each was evident and they absolutely deserved the recognition at a national level.

“We are still a relatively young and small club in comparison to others, but we are showing what a talented team we have here at NAAC. All of this cannot be achieved without our fabulous volunteer coaches that give up their free time; the attitude, determination and self-belief of our athletes and the support from our parents/carers.”

Two under 13s teams also competed, with one consisting of runners Emy, Ella, and Lola competing in the 3 x 800m relay and placing seventh overall.

In the 4 x 100m relay, both teams just missed out on the semi-finals with runners Olivia, Sophie, Lilly, and Lola coming in eighteenth while Emy, Ella, Emmy and Macy’s team placed twentieth.