ATHLETES with a West Fife club are celebrating after helping them to their most successful East District Cross Country League season.

Dunfermline Track and Field Club's under-17 boys, and under-11 girls, teams led the success, finishing in second and third place in their respective leagues, whilst there was a sixth spot for the under-13 girls.

The boys quartet of Mark Harley, David Cuthbert, Dominic Drylie and Munro Strachan went head-to-head with 11 other clubs, and finished only five points the league winners, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers, a club which can count 10,000 metres Commonwealth Games champion, Eilish McColgan, amongst its members.

Although illness and injury impacted the team for their second match, which may well have seen them finish on top of the standings, they still finished 130 points clear in second place, with David finishing as their top scorer in what was a fine collective effort.

The under-11 girls also enjoyed a fine league season, finishing third with some excellent performances all-round.

In what was the best effort by the club's youngest cross country age group for many years, the team of Emma Thompson, Millie Gordon, Alice Thomas and Evanne Carson all contributed well, with Alice placing fifth in the second match, and 10th in the third, amongst their highlights.

Although a lack of numbers in other age groups resulted in those teams struggling to make as big an impact, Dunfermline Track and Field are able to look forward to the Scottish Athletics Lindsays National Cross Country Championships, which take place later this month, and the National Young Athletes Road Race Championships, which will be held in March.