Taylor is pipped to first place in the McCain 10k

Nick Jordan approaches the finish line at Scarborough.
Nick Jordan approaches the finish line at Scarborough.

There were almost 40 bright yellow Bridlington vests on the start line for Sunday’s McCain 10k in Scarborough.

The race grows in popularity each year and the 2015 event saw a record number of entries, with more than 1,880 runners starting at the Spa Complex, following the seafront road to Peasholm Park through to the Sealife Centre before turning back along the North Bay Promenade and back to the finish.

Leading the Road Runners home was Phill Taylor, crossing in second spot overall. Danny Brunton was hot on his heels in 10th while Nick Jordan, Scott Hargreaves, Martin Smith and Simon Ellerker all completing the course in under 40 minutes.

John and Janet Potter won their age categories, with Janet being the club’s first lady back, ahead of Zoe Powell and Emma Artley. Bob Eyre was second V70,

On Sunday, York was invaded not by Vikings but by thousands of runners for the third Yorkshire Marathon.

Bridlington RR had seven members who, over the last four months, have been training hard to finish with a personal best.

The course takes in the heart of the city centre as well as the surrounding villages and country lanes.

Anthony Hughes was the first of the Bridlington club members to finish, with Andy Baker next, just under three minutes behind.

Both of them left just enough energy in the legs for the challenge after completing the Hull Marathon just over a month ago.

Charlie Kilburn, also running well was next, and Bridlington had four ladies running with Verona Petty top of the list and Julie Madden close behind, followed by Jane Welbourn and Mandy Holah