Runners take on Scarborough 10K

Andrew Wiles wins the MCain Yorkshire Coast 10K 2012
Andrew Wiles wins the MCain Yorkshire Coast 10K 2012
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Crowds flocked to a chilly South Bay in Scarborough for the fourth annual McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K.

The event attracted record entries of 1,430 in the 10K and more than 200 in the fun run.

The race was started by Olympic 400m hurdles semi-finalist Perri Shakes-Drayton, who said she was delighted to be back after opening last year’s event.

She said: “There’s a real sense of community here with all different age groups taking part. There’s something for everyone.”

Perri said she would be keeping an eye out for young talent, as part of her role as a McCain “Homegrown Talent” ambassador.

The first over the line in the 10K was race favourite Andrew Wiles with a time of 31 minutes and eight seconds.

Andrew, of Stockton, said: “I didn’t feel too good this morning so I’m happy to get round in one piece!”

In second place was Russ Best of Guisborough, with a time of 31:52 and in third was Jack Robertson, 17, of Cayton, crossing the line in 33:51.

He said: “I felt really confident and I’m really pleased with my time.”

For more coverage see Thursday’s Scarborough News.