A SUCCESSFUL year on the track has been celebrated by members of Dunfermline Track and Field Club with Darcie Black racing to their top honour.

They held their 2021 awards night at the Doubletree Hilton hotel in North Queensferry recently and, with Paralympic T20 1500 metres gold-medallist Owen Miller presenting the accolades, she picked up the club champion prize.

In a year that saw events curtailed due to COVID-19, with no indoor season taking place, Darcie nevertheless enjoyed an excellent season, which saw her claim a national championship second place in the 80m hurdles and a pair of third spots in the high jump and pentathlon.

Securing more personal bests saw her edge out Callum Newton, who had three first-place national championship performances and a third, and Rachel Barnett to the award, with Callum picking up the trophy for best national championship performance, ahead of Darcie and Shayna Asamoah.

Rachel was named as middle distance champion, with Oliver Morrison and David Cuthbert runner-up and third respectively, while a further 30 accolades were presented, which included age group male and female champion prizes; superteams and sprints champion awards; middle distance and field events champion trophies; Youth Development League prizes; and coaches awards.

The club also recognised the athletes who achieved national championship medal-winning performances by presenting them with a silver plaque and, in addition to Darcie, who was also the recipient of the Hayley McGurk Award, and Callum, Shayna was acknowledged for finishing first in the 200m and second in the 100m, while Ellie Candlish was feted having finished second in the high jump.

Further recognition was bestowed on club athletes who had represented Scotland at the Scottish Schools International in September, with Callum, Darcie and Shayna being presented with framed Scotland vests to commemorate their achievements.

A number of certificates were also handed out to acknowledge new club and age group records, which included two of each for both Darcie and Callum, while Brodie Ferguson claimed two club records and one new age group best.

The National Relay Championships were a particular high point for the club over the season, with three of the their six times winning silver medals, and five of them setting either club or age group records.

Other award winners included:

Under-12 Superteams boys' and girls' champions – Charlie Hunter and Lottie Thomas.

Under-20 club champion – Brodie Ferguson.

Under-17 male champion – Adom Akouko.

Under-17 female champion – Darcie Black.

Under-15 boys' champion – Callum Newton.

Under-15 girls' champion – Shayna Asamoah.

Under-13 boys' champion – Charlie Hunter.

Under-13 girls' champion – Rachel Barnett.

Under-11 boys' sprints champion – Sean Asamoah.

Under-11 girls' sprints champion – Lottie Thomas.

Under-11 boys' middle distance champion – Jayden McKay.

Under-11 girls' middle distance champion – Poppy Warner.

Under-11 boys' field events champion – Lochlan Walker.

Under-11 girls' field events champion – Sophie Jenkinson.

YDL boys' under-15 champion – Callum Newton.

YDL girls' under-15 champion – Shayna Asamoah.

YDL boys' under-13 champion – Charlie Hunter.

YDL girls' under-13 champion – Rachel Barnett.

Under-15 boys' middle distance champion – Oliver Morrison.

Under-15 girls' middle distance champion – Ruby Candlish.

Under-13 boys' middle distance champion – Gregor Fraser.

Under-13 girls' middle distance champion – Rachel Barnett.

Coaches awards – Innes Barnett, Lily Pritchard (under-11); Gregor Fraser, Milly Mckenzie (under-13); Oliver Morrison, Amy Jenkinson (under-15).