A TALENTED quartet with a West Fife athletics club have raced to another medal to secure national relay podium double.

Dunfermline Track and Field Club's Kirstin Penman, Shayna Asamoah, Sophie Thomas and Amy Jenkinson represented the club at the recently-held 4J Studios scottishathletics Relay Championships, and won bronze in the women's under-17 4x100 metres event.

After setting a new club record of 50.43 seconds in their heat, the team broke it again in the final at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, by running a time of 50.01 to finish third in the final behind winners, North Ayrshire AAC (49.77), and second-placed Law and District AAC (49.78).

That success followed their victory at the 4J Studios scottishathletics National Indoor Relay Championships earlier in the year, where they qualified for the final after qualifying as top seeds, whilst taking four seconds off their own previous club best, in the semi-final.

Although they faced a strong field of six teams, Kirstin led the team off and passed the baton on to Amy in third place, which she maintained to hand on to Shayna, ranked third in Scotland at her age group over 200m.

The handover to Sophie - ranked second for her age group in Scotland over the distance - then put the team into the lead, which they held to win the gold medal in 1:44.02, a new club record, and just half-a-second outside the all-time under-17 women's Scottish record.

Almost immediately after the 4x100m final at the outdoor relays, the quartet ran a timed 4x300m final, in which they finished fifth in 2:57.71.

Dunfermline's under-13 girls team of Sophie Jenkinson, Lottie Thomas, Pippa Rambaut and Poppy Warner also competed in a timed final - a distance medley over 200m, 600m, 200m and 600m - but finished just outside the medals, placing sixth in 4:50.37.

Three of that team - Sophie, Lottie and Poppy - had medalled at the National Indoor Relay Championships, alongside Murron Kane.

They had qualified as second seeds for the final, facing strong competition from Pitreavie AAC, Edinburgh AC, Kilmarnock Harrier and Athletic Club, and Giffnock North, and Sophie, Lottie and Poppy ran well to keep them in touch with the leaders.

For the final leg, Murron chased them down and, after a superb leg, helped her team into second spot, behind Edinburgh and ahead of Kilmarnock.

Dunfermline's under-15 girls competed in two events at the outdoor relays, with Milly MacKenzie, Hollie Lynas, Freya Kiernan and Lucy Gibb running in the 4x100m, where they failed to progress from their heat, and in a 300m, 800m, 200m and 600m medley, in which they placed 11th.

The under-15 boys - Alistair Rimmer, Chris Doig, Riley Gardiner and Luke Hamilton - placed sixth in the final of the 4x100m (54.51), and ninth in the 300m, 800m, 200m and 600m medley (5:23.63), whilst the under-17 boys team of Oliver Morrison, Mark Harley and David Cuthbert finished in a creditable seventh place in the 3x800m race, taking 12 seconds off the club record they set last year, with a time of 6:20.67.