RECORDS were set and personal bests were in abundance as Dunfermline Track and Field Club (DTFC) hosted an event attracting nearly 300 athletes in miserable conditions.

The latest Open Graded date in the calendar was attended by budding sporting stars from across the country and a new national record was set at the end of August.

Holly Whittaker, from Elgin Athletics Club, ran the under-U13 70 metres hurdles in a time of 11.24 seconds, beating the previous record of 11.31.

The DTFC athletes clocked 38 personal bests (PBs) set in a total of 70 events that they competed in.

Elliot Wilkins, in the under-20 age group, produced a PB of 15.46 in his 100m hurdles and a PB throw of 31.06 metres with his javelin.

The 100m races always produce a large entry and with 18 heats, this event was no exception. There were PBs for Sarah Kane in 13.68 and also for under-11 athletes Sean Asamoah in 14.51 and Lottie Thomas in 14.94.

There were 100m PBs for many of the younger athletes, including Anna Stobie, Murron Kane, Sophie Jenkinson, Lucas Alexander, Hollie Lynas and Freya Kiernan.

The under-15 sprint 'flying machines', Shayna Asamoah and Sophie Thomas, both failed to get PBs this time but still ran impressive sub-13-second races.

There was a stunning run by Asamoah, who set a new PB of 41.64 in the 300m distance – only one second outside the club record. Kirstin Penman and Thomas also set their own PBs in 46.28 and 46.34, respectively.

The middle distance events saw a healthy list of PBs from the DTFC athletes with Oliver Morrison, David Cuthbert and Munro Strachan all running best times in the 800m races.

Amelia Daw ran 2 minutes, 54 seconds in the 800m in her first competitive run at the distance, while PBs were enjoyed by Hollie Lynas, Caitlin Chalmers, Lochlan Walker, Ana Stobie and Innes Barnett.

In the 1500m, there were three DTFC entrants, all of whom ran PBs, from the under-13 age group: Lucas Alexander, Lucy Gibb and Freya Kiernan, while there were bests for Sarah Kane in the 75m and Rachel Barnett in the 70m.

The field events produced more results to build from for the club with Hayley Penman and Sophie Thomas setting new PBs in the long jump; while younger athletes Lucy Gibb, Lottie Thomas and Sophie Jenkinson also recorded PBs.

The shot put saw a number of debutants as well with under-11 athlete Sean Asamoah throwing an impressive 4.6m, Caitlin Chalmers threw 4.87m, and there were also PBs for Sarah Kane and Lily Pritchard.

The javelin concluded the events for the day and although there were only three DTFC athletes entered, they all threw PBs with Elliot Wilkins, Kirstin Penman and Charlie Hunter on form.

There was also success away from Pitreavie as DTFC athletes did themselves and the club proud on the road at the under-17 National Championships at Grangemouth.

The event, held over the weekend of August 14, saw Shayna Asamoah and Callum Newton producing strong performances in the under-15 category, with Newton and Darcie Black on the medal trail.

Asamoah got the ball rolling on Saturday when she finished fourth in the 100m. Her 12.6 time in the semi-final was just outside her PB but it was an impressive achievement for the youngster.

On the Sunday, Callum Newton started the day with a fourth spot in the long jump with a PB of 5.94m. He then turned his attention to the high jump and a PB of 1.77m secured third place and a bronze medal.

Darcie Black was also on the medal trail with a bronze in the long jump where she leapt 5.16m. She then ran a new PB of 11.91 in the 80m hurdles to finish second and earn a silver medal.