Lenzie star Valencia takes Great North Run gold

Valencia on the podium after her Great North Run triumph
Valencia on the podium after her Great North Run triumph

Lenzie youngster Valencia Wright continued her run of successes by taking first place in the Great North Junior Run in Newcastle.

The second year Lenzie Academy pupil clocked a time of exactly 15 minutes to finish a massive 39 seconds ahead of her closest rival in the 11-12 years category.

Among those on hand to congratulate Valencia on her win was Scotland’s 5000 metres star Andy Butchart.