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WESTRUTHER’S teenage triathlete Martin Smith finished top Scottish boy at the British Triathlon Championships in Solihull last weekend.

The Earlston High School pupil lined up alongside 300 competitors from across the country and started with a superb 1500m run, which he completed in 4 minutes and 59 seconds.

Next came the shooting phase, where he had to make 10 shots at a target from a distance of 10m, and finally the swimming phase of a 100m freestyle.

Martin scored well in both these phases and finished a very credible 11th overall.

Martin’s next competition will be another triathlon competition in Aberdeen next weekend.