KIND-HEARTED members of Pitreavie AAC pulled on their running shoes for a good cause as part of a festive fundraiser.

The club's endurance section (PAACE) organised a 'PAACE Yourself' challenge, which ran throughout December, to encourage runners to maintain fitness levels while raising money for foodbank charities.

A total of 116 members took part, with those joining in able to select their own challenge to fit in with their lifestyles – from daily runs, completing some form of exercise on a day-to-day basis, setting a target mileage or number of steps for the month – before more than 60 of them came together with a social run across the Forth Road Bridge on Hogmanay.

Those involved raised a superb total of £630, which was split between foodbanks in Dunfermline and South Queensferry.

Meanwhile, PAACE members took part in two other events over the festive period, the fancy dress 'Blast Santa' at Silverknowes in Edinburgh, and Falkirk Community Trust's 'Chase the Turkey', which was held at the town's Helix Park.

In the capital race, entrants could choose to run either a 7K, 14K or half marathon distance along a fast, flat-looped course, and both David Henderson and Kym McCulloch elected to take on the longest route.

V40M runner David placed 13th over the half marathon in one hour, 24 minutes and 28 seconds, while Kym consolidated her recent good form by finishing as the third V50F competitor in 1:55.11.

On the same day, Tim Compston took part in the Falkirk event, which was aimed at runners, non-runners and families, with participants able to choose from 3K, 5K and 10K distances that finished under the iconic Kelpies.

In the last mile of the 5K race, the PAACE runner was able to secure a third-place finish, with a time of 20:46.