MEMBERS of Dunfermline Track and Field Athletics Club have been celebrating after several medal successes in recent events.

A number of athletes with the club, and parents, took part in the Stirling 10K and junior 2K races on September 10 and it proved to be an excellent day for two runners in particular.

Megan Kyle led the way as she finished as both the first under-13 and junior female overall athlete to cross the line with an impressive time of 7 minutes, 31 seconds, while Kirstin Penman followed quickly behind, finishing third in the girls’ under-11 race in a time of 8:36.

The following week, three club members – Kieren McDonald, Elliot Wilkins and James Marshalsay – were in action at the Livingston Club Championships on September 16.

Competing in the senior age category, James produced an impressive time of 12.77 seconds to win the 100 metres race as McDonald and Wilkins placed well in the under-15 events.

There were three podium positions for McDonald as he finished second in both the 100m (13.3) and the long jump (4.70m, PB) and third in the 200m (26.69, PB), while Wilkins won the long jump with a PB of 4.73m, finished second in the 200m (25.92, PB) and fourth in the 800m (24:46, PB).

On the same day, Isla Steel, Mya McMahon and Ellen Ranklin travelled to the Monkton Stadium in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, to compete in the English North East Counties Pentathlon Championships.

It proved to be a fruitful event for the competing Scottish athletes and the Dunfermline girls in particular enjoyed great success, as all three came home with a medal.

In the under-13 competition, McMahon won a superb silver after just missing out on the gold to the number one British-ranked pentathlete, Erin Lobley, of Hallamshire Harriers, who broke the British under-13 points record in the process.

She was joined on the podium by Steel, who won under-15 bronze as part of a Scottish one-two-three.

In a closely-fought competition, she finished on 2,683 points behind North Ayrshire AC’s Jilly Lefebvre, who finished second on 2,732, and Annan and District AC’s winner, Nicole Proudfoot, who accumulated 2,876 points.

In the girls’ under-17 event, Ranklin won a silver medal after a gutsy 800m run followed an impressive shot-putt, meaning she finished ahead of North Shields’ Poly’s Jemma Rowell and behind winner Jordan Thrower, of New Marske Harriers.