PITREAVIE AAC's Erin Macfarlane ran to a super silver when she headed south of the border to compete in indoor competition.

She was one of several Scottish athletes that travelled to Sheffield to take part in the England Athletics Open Under-20/Under-17/Under-15 Championships, and returned home with a fine second place in the under-17 women's 800 metres.

Erin ran a time of two minutes and 22.20 seconds to take her place on the podium thanks to a fast final lap to complete a fine tactical race, with her training partner, Fife AC's Holly Ovens, collecting the bronze medal.

Also competing at the competition were Rory Voss, who set a new PB of 7.04 in the under-20 men's 60m, and Rebecca Grieve, who ran in the under-20 women's 400m.

Closer to home, Pitreavie athletes were in action at both the 4J Studios Scottish Athletics National Indoor Relay Championships and Indoor Masters Championships – and came away with medals.

In the relay competition, three silver medals were won by younger club members in the finals of the 4x200m events.

Under-13 girls' quartet Faye Allan, Molly McElroy, Jenna Heath and Mia Fairweather, with the latter running the anchor leg, claimed second place with a time of 1:59.78, which saw them finish ahead of Law and District AC (2:00.50).

The boys in that age group – Michael Massey, Simon Brodie, Ruaraidh Barnett and Ruari McMurdo – impressed on their way to medal success, finishing in a time of 2:00.57.

Although Fraser Muir, who had contributed hugely to their success in the heats, was unavailable for selection for the finals, first-year athletes Michael and Brodie ran extremely well before a fine third leg from Ruaraidh allowed Ruari – who stepped in having had no prior experience of national relays – to seal silver in the anchor leg.

Their success was followed by the under-17 boys' team of Adom Akuoko, Evan Wilson, Rory Balfour and Harris Mackie, who collected their own silver medal in 1:37.31.

Although sustaining an injury during practice, resilience and determination helped Adom through his leg, which put them in medal contention, a position that Evan held on to.

Despite the team – who had Evan step in for Caleb McLeod, who ran for them in the heats but missed out due to an injury picked up at the Schools Schools Indoor Championships – slipping to fourth on the third leg, Rory ran one of his fastest 200m legs, which Harris took over from and chased down the competition superbly to finish second.

An action-packed week brought more medal success at the Schools Schools Indoor Championships for Pitreavie athletes, with six gold and two silver collected.

There were wins for Rebecca Grieve (over-16 girls' 60m and 200m); Harris Mackie (under-16 boys' 60m and 200m); Bruce Robb (shot put); and Rory Voss (over-16 boys' 60m).

Rory also collected silver in the 200m, while Lily Simon won the same colour of medal in the under-16 girls' 800m.

In addition, younger members of the club competed in the final of the DNA New Athletics (DNA) kids' event where, despite some call-offs due to illness, Pitreavie's 'A' team finished fourth out of 16 teams.

Elsewhere, at the Indoor Masters Championships, Francis Smith collected gold – and a new M40 club record – in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.93, which was followed by John Tindall winning two gongs; M45 60m silver (7.94), and M45-49 200m bronze (25.67).

Away from the track, Jeff Farquhar also enjoyed title glory at the Lindsay's Scottish Athletics Masters Cross-Country in Aberdeen, finishing the 8.03K course in first place in the M60 category with a time of 31:56.