Lyle smashes the Paralympic world record for 100m

Maria Lyle from Dunbar
Maria Lyle from Dunbar

Maria Lyle from Dunbar smashed the world Paralympic 100m record in the cerebral palsy category T35 at the Loughborough international on Sunday.

Lyle became the first women in history to go under 15 sec for the 100m with a legal time and took the record off Oscano Corso from Italy.

Lyle is now the double world record holder for 100m and 200m which is amazing for a 14 year-old . She is now clear favourite for Rio 2016 in Brazil. She has a number of competitions coming up in the next few weeks where she may indeed lower these records again.

Guy Learmonth from Berwick is in good form, finishing second in a 1000m in Lisse, Holland in a personal best time, and winning a fast 400m in windy conditions in 48.9 sec.

Learmonth runs in the World Challenge in the famous Birds’ Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing this week where he is up against the world’s top 800m runners from Kenya, USA, South Africa and China.

He will be hoping to set a fast time leading into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Nathan Cox, aged 16 from Berwick, is also in great form, finishing second in the NE track U17 1500m final to Marcus Lonsdale, the British number one, in a fast time of 4min 8 sec. Cox also ran a fast 800m last week in a NE meeting at Jarrow, recording a time of 2min exactly in very windy conditions.

Cameron Tindle, aged 15 from Berwick, was in good form recently recording a superb time of 22.33sec in the 200m to win for his club Edinburgh AC in the Northern Premier League.