Hannah Steel has been rewarded for a successful season on the Highland Games circuit by being selected by the Scottish Highland Games Association[SHGA] as the Female Youth Athlete of the Year.
Hannah competed consistently over the season winning races at the Games at Cupar, Alva, Bridge of Allan, Newburgh, St Andrews, Blairgowrie and Pitlochry. Adding to her wins she also picked up a number of 2nd and 3rd places. In the season long SHGA league for Youth races over 400 metres Hannah finished in third place, a place she also occupied in the Fife HGA league.
Hannah follows in the footsteps of fellow LRC female athletes who have won SHGA Awards, 2005 Sarah Inglis, 2009 Lauren Arbuckle and 2010 Mhairi Inglis.
She will receive her prizes at the annual SHGA Awards dinner in Glenrothes on October 21st when the guest speaker will be Scottish Lib-Dem leader and Highland games competitor Willie Rennie.