NEW Marske Harriers ace Mark Wiles was chuffed to bits after winning the McCain-sponsored Scarborough 10k yesterday.
In fine conditions for late October the 23-year-old charged to victory by almost half a minute in a personal best time of 30.57 minutes.
A delighted Wiles said: “I was very happy with the time.
“I woke up at 5am on the morning and went out for a jog, it was chilly then, but it was certainly a bit warmer when the race got going. The wind was the main problem on the way out and the way back in.
“I have done both the Middlesbrough 10k and the Scarborough 10k now, both are set up very well.
“In the Scarborough run the crowd are cheering you on right throughout, which does make a massive difference.
“It is a great view as well, though you don’t take in a lot of it because you are concentrating too much.
Scarborough Athletic Club’s Daniel Agustus, who came home third in 31.59, added: “It was tough. I was in pretty good shape, so I am a little disappointed with my time, but all I can do is try my best and I did leave everything on the tarmac.
“It was a bit breezy and a bit sandy under-foot in places, but you can’t complain at the end of October.
“It is a great race. I grew up with Scarborough running and just to come back for that is special.
“If we can raise as much money as we can to the building of a new track in the town then it can only enhance athletics in the area.”