A 12-year-old girl from Belfast says she just tries to "run as fast as I can" after breaking a world record for her age by running 5km in 16 minutes.
Emer, a member of the Willowfield Club in East Belfast, set the remarkable time while running in an event at Down Royal Racecourse over the weekend.
"Normally I'm just running as fast as I can and just waiting for it to be over," she told BBC Radio Ulster.
"I started doing Parkruns and I then joined the running club when I was nine and everybody there was really nice and supportive and friendly.
"All my coaches have helped me to just keep at it."
A massive well done must go to Junior club member Emer McKee who won the ladies 5K race at Sunday's Champion Chip Ireland event at Down Royal, running it in an unbelievable time of 16.40!— Willowfield Harriers (@Willowfield_TH) April 26, 2021
This is the world leading time for a 12 year old!
Just brilliant Emer!! pic.twitter.com/5fPX03Hd7H
Her mother Catherine says Emer's world-best time for a 12-year-old has left her "bursting with pride".
"With lockdown she hasn't been able to do much training with her group, so she has been training by herself," said Catherine.
"She's so determined and so motivated. She just gets out there in all weathers.
"She puts so much effort into everything she does and running is no different. It's been keeping her going through lockdown, getting out of the house to go for a run.
"She gets a lot of support from the other runners in her club and the coaches are great, and the teachers at primary school as well who encouraged her."
Emer told BBC Radio Ulster's Evening Extra that she had produced an even faster time in a recent run in Belfast which was not officially timed - unlike last weekend's event.
"A couple of weeks ago, I ran at Victoria Park and did 16:37 so when the races started [after lockdown] I was so pleased because I was still in my peak form."