VALE running ace Heather Paton has set a new Scottish women's 100-metre hurdles record.

The former Pershore High School pupil beat the best which had stood for 36 years.

Birchfield Harriers athlete Paton shone in the UK Women's League Premier Division at Leigh to clock 13.34 seconds for second position.

The previous record by Pat Rollo was of 13.35 at Crystal Palace, London, in 1983.

She said on Twitter: "No explanation for how amazing it feels to break a record that has stood for 36 years! So grateful."

Paton equalled the 60m hurdles indoor national record in 2018 with a time of 8.34 at Glasgow's Emirates Arena as she picked up the Scottish title.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed 60m hurdles indoor wins this year in Loughborough, Birmingham and Nantes, France, alongside a fifth place at the British Championships final.

Back outdoors, Paton was third at the Loughborough International in the 100m hurdles.

She qualifies for Scotland as the daughter of Glasgow-born former rugby league international Billy McGinty.