Peebles Jumps Group’s Louis Whyte continued his winning streak in his inaugural season as a jumper, with a terrific weekend in Aberdeen at the Scottish Athletics Senior and U17 National Championships.

The 15-year-old took the Scottish Athletics U17 championships by storm, capturing both the horizontal jumps titles – in long jump and triple jump.

One of the youngest competitors, with still another year to go in his age group, the rugby winger, who has been training with Linda Nicholson’s Jumps Group since spring, stamped his authority on the competition and showed that he can produce the goods even without a rugby ball under his arm.

Louis’s jump of 12m 85cm in the triple jump was a new personal best and catapults him to top of the Scottish rankings at U17 age group. In long jump Louis was just 5cm off his best, with a leap of 6m 16cm.

Louis WhyteLinda Nicholson and Louis Whyte

And just for good measure, Louis reached the final of the U17 100m sprint, to add to his busy weekend.

Training partners Hannah Begg and Anna Forbes both reached two jumps’ finals each, with 23 year old Anna coming away with a well deserved bronze in the Senior Women’s triple jump, in a new personal best of 11m 48cm.

Coach Nicholson was very happy with the group’s performances. She said, “we have very limited facilities in the local area, so to compete with distinction on the national stage is tremendous.

“We are currently looking out for any youngsters with a talent for speed and spring, to start training with us for next year.” If you have got what it takes, please make contact, lindanicholson120@gmail.co.”