DAISY CUMMING led the way for Dunfermline Track and Field Club as a handful of their athletes competed in the East District Cross-Country Championships recently.

The under-17 runner was one of six club members who made the trip to Aberdeen for the event on December 8 and, in some very competitive fields on one of the toughest courses on the circuit, they showed up well with some excellent times.

Cumming was the top performer, where an excellent run of 21 minutes and 58 seconds saw her finish the 5.5-kilometre course in sixth place out of 20 finishers, while Malcolm McLure enjoyed a fine run in the men's event of 22 minutes in a race that consisted of 37 competitors.

Ellie Candlish was the first Dunfermline member to race in the under-13 girls' event where, despite placing in the bottom half of the field, she posted an excellent time of 13:37 over the 3.2km course.

In the boys' race, David Cuthbert and Mark Harley represented the club and, over the same distance, finished in times of 12:17 and 12:53 respectively, and they were followed into action by James Cuthbert, who posted a creditable time of 18:12 in the boys' under-15 race, which was held over 4km.

A club spokesperson added: "It was a hard day for the DTFC athletes but many of them produced decent times amongst some high-quality fields.

"Amongst some very competitive fields and on one of the toughest courses on the circuit they showed up well and posted some excellent times."