McCain 10k record under threat

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Records could tumble at this weekend’s McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k as Ethiopan paralympian Wondiye Fikre Indelbu gets set to tackle the Scarborough course.

The course record of 30 minutes 16 seconds may be under threat due to the appearance of Indelbu (pictured left), who represented Ethiopia at the 2012 Paralympics, and was the silver medallist in the T46 Class 1,500 metres.

The Middlesbrough-based athlete also has a personal best time of 30 minutes 10 seconds for the 10 kilometre distance, and will more than likely be jousting with Andrew Wiles, who has won the prestigious event the last two years.

Scarborough Athletic Club’s leading athletes last year, who both finished in third place, Jack Robertson and Helena Schofield are among the entries, and will be joined by James Kraft and Hester Butterworth, who have both been very successful in previous stagings of the race.

This year’s race will be started by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough, Councillor Andrew and Councillor Sue Backhouse, who will also be running in the race and supporting the Mayoress’ Community Fund.