PITREAVIE Athletics Centre is set for a touch of spring cleaning as around £22,000 of maintenance work is carried out.

The outdoor track will have its running lines and markings repainted along with the run-ups for the long, triple and high jumps.

James Dunbar, area leisure manager for Fife Sport and Leisure Trust, said: “In line with its ambition to develop and support athletes and coaches across Fife, the trust, working with its partner Fife Council and local clubs, including Scottish Athletics, is looking to upgrade the track at Pitreavie Athletics Centre.

“This work is in conjunction with the recent refurbishment of the facility’s gym to deliver a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning space that meets the needs of local customers and clubs.”

Fife Council have confirmed that the planned maintenance will begin in late April or early May. It follows refurbishment work of the indoor gym which took place last year.

Andy MacLellan, team manager, community projects, said: “The planned maintenance work to the track will cost around £22,000 and is likely to start around the end of April/start of May.

“The recent refurbishment of the gym took place which took place last summer included the installation of a floating floor and new equipment. The total project cost £22,000.”

Part of the project will also include removing weeds and treating the whole area to prevent their return over the course of the season. Synthetic surfaces will be deep-cleaned to minimise puddling during the year, and cleaning of the water run-off drains and culverts is also expected.