Athletic teenager’s Tarbert triumph

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A Gigha teenager ran rings around her competitors to become the first lady across the line in the Tarbert 5K.

Cara Gorman, 17, made it back in a time of 21:21 last weekend and into sixth place overall.

In her final year at Tarbert Academy, Cara has always been a keen runner and was also the first lady to cross the line in the Carradale Canter’s 5K this year.

Not content with conquering Kintyre’s top tracks, Cara has set her sights on Europe and planned to take part in a race in Croatia yesterday (Thursday).

She was not the only Kintyre athlete to have success in Tarbert, with Campbeltown Running Club’s Ewan Smith and Sandy McLean coming fourth and fifth respectively in the 5K, and Ewan Smith and Iain Henry McGougan, also of the running club, fourth and fifth men home in the 10K with Campbeltown’s Brian Robertson in sixth.