9 year old Heathhall primary pupil ‘Kieran Conchie’ was over the Solway competing at Rowrah Kart Circuit this weekend Sunday 12th of June.

After two 2nd’s and a win in the qualifying heats he lined up on the front row for the final. With the final 10 minutes away the heavens opened and the dry track was soon covered in puddles. With all hands on his kart in the Clan racing tent seen it changed for the wet in amazingly quick time.


In the soaking wet final he managed to hold onto second and only missed the win by 0.1s also setting the fastest lap of the final.

Kieran has been working hard on his fitness at Sporting Warriors based at Synergy Performance in Dumfries.

Russell Jones from  Sporting Warriors  told DGWGO Sports news “We help guide our Athletes through their Long Term Development. There are critical ‘Windows’ of opportunity that can’t afford to be missed if we want to help drive forward the best Athlete possible.

By focusing on the ABC’s of Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed early on, we can build Strength, Speed as well as multi sport skills to help develop a well rounded/balanced body.

A big problem for many aspiring sportsmen/women is ‘Early Specialization’. We advocate keeping as many different sports and disciplines in your life for as long as possible.

We know Kieran Conchie is a fantastically talented Driver. The work he does at Sporting Warriors is to develop muscles that he wouldn’t be using when sat in the kart, as well as exercises that will assist his race performance. Our goal is 2-fold; improve performance & reduce risk of injury.

Kieran had already made great improvements in Balance, speed and Agility. His effort and energy make him a pleasure to work with, so it’s always nice to see reports from his races and pictures on the podiums. Long may it continue!”



Kieran as always would like to thank his sponsors who make it all possible:


Building Craftsmen Dumfries

Grierson & Graham Honda

Hire and Supplies Ltd

Geegee Entertainments

Dumfries Body Repair Centre


And he is proud to have new sponsor Oakbank Services support.



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