North Ayrshire Athletics club president Kirsteen Brown says despite lockdown they are already targeting success across the field this year.

The club have been unable to train since December due to the national lockdown by the Scottish Government closing their facilities at St Matthew’s Academy.

While not being able to conduct training sessions in real life, Brown says the club are still managing to continue online.

She said: “Scottish Athletics are currently engaging with all clubs with virtual events.

“The club have entered athletes from our U11 and U13 ages groups to take part. For our older athletes we have just engaged with Mission Fit, who have created a new bespoke online training hub for our U15 – U20 athletes.

“The current restrictions have made outdoor training impossible, so an online platform was the way forward.”

Two athletes who are raring to go on the competitive scene as soon as they can are brothers Scott and Aidan Brindley, from Beith.

Aidan is the current under-17 Scottish champion for Indoor Heptathlon, which sees athletes compete in seven events : Hurdles, Sprint, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Pole Vault and 1000m.

The 17-year-old also holds Scottish records for both Indoor and Outdoor Pole vault in under 15s.

Older brother Scott is the current Under 20s champion and Scottish record holder for Under 20s for Indoor Heptathlon.

The 19-year-old also holds both the Scottish and British record for Under 17’s Indoor Heptathlon.

Despite both enjoying success in the Heptathlon, they are both eyeing up glory in Decathlon this summer.

Speaking to the Herald Brown says: “Aidan has just moved up to under-20 age group now and is waiting to compete in his first competitions

“He is hoping to get over four metres in Pole Vault and to compete in Outdoor Decathlon events in the summer.

“Scott is hoping to qualify and compete at the European Under 20’s Championships in the Decathlon in Estonia this year.”