A SUCCESSFUL West Fife running group has completed an overhaul of its training sessions.

Pitreavie AAC's endurance section – PAACE – have developed a new, four-pronged approach for its 240 members, offering flexibility and the opportunity to transition between different sessions according to their individual needs.

Core to the club's offering are structured development sessions, with hills, tempo and speed work, which allows those taking part to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of exercise, as well as the chance to meet friendly and supportive members.

That is now being complimented by three further sessions, which are aimed at those at different stages of their running journey, providing different opportunities to reach alternative goals.

For those targeting a sub-20 minute 5K, and looking to improve their competitive running, PAACE are now offering small group training sessions with oversight from coach Steve Doig, who works with Paralympic T20 1500m gold-medallist Owen Miller

The sessions make full use of Pitreavie's athletics track, alongside offering individually-tailored coaching plans, while a social run session – the first night of which saw 60 members take part – is also available.

For more details, you can find PAACE on Facebook or visit Pitreavie AAC's website.

Meanwhile, training for endurance section members paid off recently with some fine performances at the Edinburgh Men's and Women's 10K.

In a field of 637, Elaine Renouf (44 minutes and 37 seconds) placed 16th in the women's event, while Dawn Pryde (50:30) and Kym McCulloch (50:33) were seventh and eighth respectively in the F50 age category.

In the men's race, John Cotton continued his good form, placing 29th overall out of 1,138 runners, and second in the M45 age group, in a fine time of 36:52.

Elsewhere, in ultra racing, Lukasz Cwiklewski ran a superb 57km race in the Rat Race Ultra Tour of Edinburgh, placing sixth in 5:07.24, achieved in wet, muddy conditions, mixed terrain, and an ascent of 3,000 feet.

David Henderson, having achieved a first place at Dunfermline parkrun, finished first in the V40-44 category, and 11th overall, at the Hexham 10K in 37:33, while John Cruickshank claimed third at the Loch Leven parkrun.