TWO members of Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club travelled to Wales to run for Scotland – and came home with medals in their pockets.

Morna Fleming and Jeff Farquhar were part of the national squad that made their way to Swansea last Saturday to take part in the British and Irish Masters Cross-Country International.

The event, which is held annually, saw teams from Scotland, hosts Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Ireland battle it out for medals and the Pitreavie duo were in fine form.

Fleming was part of the team racing in the women's 65 years and over category and, after placing 156th overall in a time of 30 minutes and 29 seconds, she claimed 11 points for Scotland as they placed second.

Good runs by Ann White and Linden Nicholson secured the silver medal behind winners England, with Ireland taking bronze.

Farquhar, meanwhile, was in action in the second race of the day for men aged between 50-64 and he enjoyed a highly productive day.

A time of 31:43 saw him place 51st overall and, as a counter in the M60 team, he collected seven points that once more helped Scotland to a silver medal – sandwiched between winners England, and third-placed Ireland – alongside Alastair Walker and Paul Thompson.

Their success added to that of fellow West Fife athletes Karen Kennedy, Mary Western and Ed Norton, from PH Racing Club, who won women's V45 bronze, V55 silver and men's V65 bronze respectively.

Meanwhile Pitreavie have announced details for their annual Jingle Bell race event, which will take place for a fourth year on Sunday December 9.

Four fun-filled races – which will see competitors don a Santa hat – will take place at Pitreavie Playing Fields, beginning the athletics club's clubhouse, to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Beginning at 1.30pm with a 'Christmas Cracker Relay', featuring one adult and one child or two children, a 'Junior Jingle Bell Run' of around 1.5K for youngsters from P3-S2 will take place, before a 5K relay on track for Pitreavie Racerunners will be held.

The day will conclude with the 'Jingle Bell Run', for athletes aged 14-and-over, which will be held over 2-3 laps around the playing fields that will cover a distance of approximately 5K.

All finishers will receive a medal, while age group prizes will also be awarded, and for more information and to enter, visit