Bridlington runner Taylor wins McCain 10k race

WINNING RETURN: Bridlington Road Runners' Phill Taylor on his way to the finishing line at the McCain 10k in Scarborough. Picture by Neil Silk.

WINNING RETURN: Bridlington Road Runners' Phill Taylor on his way to the finishing line at the McCain 10k in Scarborough. Picture by Neil Silk.

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The fog cleared in time for the McCains Scarborough 10K race on Sunday and as the sun came out, so did the Bridlington Road Runners with 32 club members taking part.

The route starts at the Spa Complex and takes the runners around Marine Drive, taking in the Open Air Theatre then returning to the Spa.

The warm conditions brought out the best in everyone especially Phill Taylor, who was returning to racing after several months out due to illness. He won the men’s event in an excellent time of 34:12.

Martin Smith was next home, easily breaking 39 minutes, in 38:43, with Nick Jordan and Tony Smith not far behind in 39:08 and 39:50.

Ashley Porter showed great progress, completing one of his first senior races, beating his dad in the process finishing in 42:23.

The first Bridlington lady home was Becky Clifton finishing in an impressive 44:12.

Other age category winners on the day were John Potter (3rd place V60), Janet Potter (1st LV55), Bob Eyre (2nd V70) and Julie Madden (3rd LV55)

Other runners were Scott Hargreaves, John Nolan, Josh Taylor, Simon Porter, Kevin Lewis, Pete Royal, Bruce Pawson, Dave Foster, Andrea Parker, Angela Bentley, Zoe Ellis, Reid Haddow, Jane Welbourn, Nicola Camfield, Stuart Atkinson, Mark Loft, Lisa Atkin, Chris Johnson, Catherine Thornton, Ben Smith – running in aid of Autism Awareness, Amanda Tindall, Sheila Preston and Tina Calthorpe

Taking part in the fun run on the same day were Kirsten Porter, Simon Porter, Josh Taylor and Nick Jordan

It was a bright morning for the weekly Sewerby Parkrun, which attracted 104 runners.

This week 24 members of Bridlington Road Runners completed the course along the cliff tops. First home was Nick Jordan in a time of 19:34, closely followed by John Potter in 19:43. Also finishing the 5km course in under 20 minutes was Scott Hargreaves in 19:52. The first lady home was Cathy Wood in 21:06.

Taking part in the Hull Parkrun was Mark Woodley who completed the course in a wonderful time of 20:04, finishing in 15th place.

Also running this weekend was junior Shaun Foster, in the Perkins Great Eastern Fun Run in Peterborough, with an field of approximately 1,000 runners. Foster did particularly well completing the course in 20:51 and finishing in 18th.