HE has been one of the success stories of the summer athletics season.

And last weekend Aaron Glendinning, who is now ranked seventh in his age group across the whole of Scotland for 800 metres, was rewarded by his club.

Leithenburn Athletics Club produced more than a dozen winning athletes this season.

But it was 12-year-old Aaron who was named as the club's Athlete of the Year.

The promising pace-setter clocked up 13 final wins across the Borders and Highlands in distances ranging from 90 metre sprints all the way up to 1500 metres.

Coach John Motion told us: "Aaron's improvement and dedication is second to none .

"He is a rare talent for athletics in Peeblesshire and the wider Borders."