An American College athlete, who is staying in Largs, helped out in a fun filled week at the annual North Ayrshire Summer Camp recently.

American College athlete Tara Park, who has family links in Largs, was also involved in delivering some coaching masterclasses

Nearly 100 young athletes from all over North Ayrshire arrived for four days of running, jumping and throwing at the athletics arena in Saltcoats.

The camp which had an Athletics World Championships theme saw youngsters trying to emulate the athletics geeks with lots of coaching and games from the clubs qualified coaching volunteers.

Camp goers were also lucky to have Team GB and Commonwealth Games athlete Rachel Hunter down for two days passing on some tips of how to get to the top of the sport.

One of the hottest prospects in the sport and European under 20 Gold Medal winner Jemma Reekie also spent the day with camp athletes and brought her gold medal to show the athletes. Jemma is the training partner of Laura Muir and is widely regarded as one of the countries greatest prospects. Club community coach and camp director Halle Stewart said "this was a fanatics summer camp, all the participants had a ball and we were delighted we could bring in three top class athletes to add another dimension to the camp this year. The camp was fully booked weeks before it started which is also a great sign to see such a demand for the sport of athletics in North Ayrshire."