Local athletes from Motherwell, Wishaw, Carluke, Biggar and Lanark have helped Law & District AAC retain its title in the Central & Southern Scotland (CSSAL) League after a thrilling victory at Scotstoun Stadium against some of the country's top athletics clubs.

Far from the Olympic Park, a new sporting talent from Lanarkshire is climbing up the international rankings.

Andrew Lawler from Wishaw is making a name for himself in hill running having taken up the sport for the first time less than two years ago.

Dedicated Law & District AAC throws coach Don McLeod, who works with local youngsters has received surprise recognition from the top brass at scottishathletics after he picked up South Lanarkshire's Coach of the Year Award last week.

St Aidan's High School pupil Connor Storey enjoyed a double-whammy when selected by scottishathletics for the National Futures Squad last week.

The 17-year-old Shotts athlete, who throws for Law & District AAC, was originally selected for the shot put at the games against Wales and Ireland in Aberdeen.

But following an injury to the Scottish discus thrower, Connor was asked to double up and celebrated with not one, but two lifetime bests on the day.

Connor, who is coached by Don McLeod at Law & District, said: "This is the first time I've ever been called up for a national squad and it was great to get the chance to throw discus as well as shot put.

Young Lanarkshire athletes from Law & District AAC were clearly inspired by their Olympic heroes, achieving an impressive medal haul at the Scottish National Age Group Championships last week.