MEMBERS of Pitreavie AAC's endurance section (PAACE) have enjoyed success in a number of recent events.

As part of their club championship series, runners took on the Kirkcaldy Half Marathon – part of the Kirkcaldy Parks Running Festival – and Oriam Parkrun, finishing up with some fine performances.

The first of those events attracted 27 of their number to take part, with M40 David Henderson leading them home with an overall finish of 18th in a time one hour, 24 minutes and one second.

Closely behind was Graeme Downie (M40) in 23rd place (1:25.22) and senior runner Ben Fraser (1:31.14).

Morna Fleming was the second F60 competitor, finishing in a time of 2:01.46, while Keith Vandermotten (1:41.17) was the fourth M60 runner; Kym McCulloch (1:57.46) finished fourth F50, with Denise Williamson (2:02.31), in her first half marathon, ninth; and Lou Millar (1:47.43) was the 11th F40 runner.

At the Oriam Parkrun, 17 PAACE members took part, with Axel Ammann (19:14) first back for the club in seventh place.

Des Fitzgerald (21:36) followed, as did Barry Smith (22:21), Karen Stewart (23:37) and her sister, Diane (24:26).

Also on the agenda for club members was the Graham Clark Memorial Race, organised by Carnegie Harriers, which was held at Knockhill Racing Circuit.

Fifteen club runners took on the route, involving three full circuits of the track, with senior Sean Walker first home for PAACE in 21:36, finishing ninth overall.

M40 Henderson (22:35, 18th), and Scott Clark (24:28) followed, while F40 Carol Bruce (29.55) was the first female club runner back, with Lana McInnes (33:34) and Fiona MacLeod (34:34) not far behind.

The club received international recognition when Rebecca Burns was selected to run for Scotland at the Antrim Half Marathon in Northern Ireland, finishing 18th in the elite race in a time of 1:21.35.

Mike Gudgeon and Lesley Mealing continued to rack up the ultra miles in the George Fisher Tea Round in the Lake District, comprising 12,000 feet of ascent across 30 miles and 10 Lakeland summits, while Ammann ensured PAACE's five-mile handicap record fell for the second time in six months, setting a new best time of 29:04.