MARIA Lyle from Dunbar is just 12 years old but already has her eyes on the Paralympic Games in four years' time in Rio de Janeiro.

At the British Junior Nationwide Disability Athletic Championships at Warwick University, she won a gold medal in both the 100m and 200m T35 events for people with a physical disability.

Lyle ran an unofficial world best time of 15.6s in the 100m and a personal best of 32.3s in the 200m. She was voted 'Most Outstanding Young Female Athlete' and will be invited to receive a sponsor's cheque from Nationwide in Manchester.

Another young Dunbar high-flying athlete is Robert Ferguson, who pulled on his first Scottish vest in Cardiff last week when competing in a junior under-20/23 international against Wales.

Flying for the first time by air to the event, he won the high jump, clearing 1.95m.

Three other young county athletes also took part in the event. Guy Learmonth won the 800m, with Jay Younger and James Bowie competing in the 400m.

Meanwhile, Gullane's Emily Dudgeon shone at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, reaching the women's 800m final, where she finished sixth in a time of 2m4.68s, more than two seconds slower than the personal best time she had set earlier in the championships.

Meanwhile, Andrew Douglas (Inverclyde AC) was the comfortable winner of the annual Musselburgh Festival 10k Race on Saturday.

A field of nearly 400 runners took off from Loretto playing fields. Douglas took the lead from the start and was never challenged, winning in a new course record of 30m16s by a margin of over two minutes from Doug Selmen (U/A) in 32m20s, with Keith Hood (Corstrophine AC) third in 32m56s.

Douglas is preparing himself for the Berlin Marathon in October.

Hayley Haining (Kilbarchan AC) was the leading lady, finishing in 34m58s in 13th place overall, ahead of club-mate Gemma Parkin (35m34s), with Jennifer Maclean (EAC) third home in 35m54s.

Stuart Campbell (U/A) was the first MV40 home in eighth place in 34m11s; Willie Jarvie was first MV50 in 38m33s; Jack Davies (Forfar RR) was first MV60 in 43m50s.

Pamela McKay was first FV50 in 42m28s and Elizabeth Christie (Ferranti AAC) was first FV60 in 49m38s. The first finisher from the Musselburgh area was Robert Turner (EAC) in seventh place in 34m11s.

With the Musselburgh club runners confined to organisational duties, the first East Lothian club athlete over the line was HELP's Callum Reid in 12th in 34m55s.

Callum Clark (LAC), who is only 16 and hails from Musselburgh, finished in 42m01s. Finlay Smith (42m44s), Fred McCain (49m43s), Judith Donaldson (62m08s), and Julie Scott (59m07) were HELP's other finishers, with Neil Jones (47m27s) and Claire Miles (57m15s) finishing for Dunbar RC.

More than 30 young athletes completed the first Aviva Startrack Summer School last week, held at the new Meadowmill athletic track. There are still a few places left for the second, starting on Monday. Call 01620 822897.