PITREAVIE AAC Endurance athlete Rebecca Burns enjoyed a double success at two challenging distance runs lately.

One of 28 club members taking part, she was the first woman home, in a time of 37 minutes and 32 seconds, at the Linlithgow 10K race – which saw Keith Vandermotten finish as the second V60 (42:58), and Sean Walker finish 10th overall (36:03) – before repeating that success at the Aviemore Half Marathon, in a time of 1:25.51.

Iain Howatt (1:32.33), Bob Copeland and Carol Bruce also represented Pitreavie in that race, while Steven Birrell (4:26.59), Gavin Major (4:35.24) and Morna Fleming all ran the Chicago Marathon.

Graeme Downie (2:57.58), Sean Walker (2:52.04) and Susan Kelly (4:33.32) all ran well at the London Marathon, as did Lorraine Abbott, who raised money for the Whizz-kids charity.

Martin Kay, in 4:11.10, took part in the Chester Marathon, with Samantha Northcott tackling the Chester Metric Marathon; Jennifer Barclay ran the Berlin Marathon in 4:01.18; and Juliet Hall, Amy Menzies and Laura Wall all ran in the Loch Ness Marathon.

Elsewhere, David Henderson finished second at the Loch Rannoch 10K (37:56), while his training partner, Ben Fraser, was runner-up at the Livingston Half Marathon (1:29.20); Dawn Pryde was the first F50 finisher at the Livingston 10K (55:36); Chrissie Maitland (third female, 43:15) and Isla Hopkins (second F40, 49:45) completed the Lochore 10K; and Axel Amman (17:23) was second at the Perth parkrun.

Those successes came after the endurance group were represented at both the Great North Run and the PODFather 10K, held in Stirling.

In the former, Graham Hall and lifelong Pitreavie member and coach, Neil Maclachlan, completed the half marathon distance in 1:45.45 and 1:41.21 respectively, while, in the latter, 24 club runners took part.

David Henderson (V40), Axel Amman and Scott Clark finished in 36:34, 37:03 and 41:07 respectively, while Karyn Stewart, with a PB of 46:26, was their first female competitor home, followed by Diane Stewart (47:16).

Darren Stoker (1:35.40) was 20th in the Auchterarder Half Marathon, in which Lou Millar (1:42.34), Kat Campbell (1:44.05) and Gavin Major (1:58.22) also took part, while Jonny Cotton (2:38.48) was first in the V50 category, and fifth overall, at the Loch to Lawyers Half Marathon.

Iain Howatt (2:51.49) was fourth in the same age group, while Graham Findlay (V40) finished the 10K in 1:05.16.

Pitreavie runners were also in fine form at the Scottish Half Marathon, with Sean Walker completing it in 1:18.31; Iain Howatt running 1:29.14 to finish sixth in his age category; Bob Copeland, who ran 1:38.24; and Chrissie Maitland, who finished in 1:38.16.

Pitreavie AAC under-17 runner Ariane Baillie finished first female, and third overall, with an impressive time of 32:32 at the 5K Salomon Grey Mare's Trail Race, billed as 'Britain's toughest 5K', whilst Mike Gudgeon (6:12.28) finished 14th in the 50K Heights Ultra Trail race in the Peak District, with Jonny Cotton (6:13.24) following closely.

In parkrun competitions, Diane Stewart became the first person to complete 200 at Dunfermline's weekly event, while Kenny Rankin reached the milestone of 100 parkruns overall.