McGuire leads the way at Glen Moray as Nidd host Guy Fawkes 10k

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Harrogate Harrier Barry McGuire powered to a decisive victory at the Glen Moray 10k in Elgin, Scotland.

McGuire beat the field by 29 seconds as he dipped four seconds under 35 minutes in Sunday’s race.

His time was two seconds quicker than the personal best he set at the Melmerby 10k in May.

And it put him 276 in the National Ladder for the men’s over 35 category.

Harriers’ Mark Robinson competed at the Burley Moore Run on Saturday.

The boggy race tested athletes over seven hilly miles.

He finifhed in one hour three minutes.

Coralin Harrison travelled over to Scarborough last Sunday to compete for Harrogate Harriers in the Yorkshire Coast 10k.

The over 65’s runner admitted to feeling jaded during the race but she still clocked a time under the hour mark in 59.21.

The time was only 23 seconds outside her season’s best for 10k.

It earned her a finishing place of 851st out of more than 1,300 runners.

Nidd Valley Runners organised the Guy Fawkes 10 at Ripley Castle last weekend.

The route tackles three challenging climbs. It has become one of the most popular 10-mile races in the North of England.

Local lad Jack Simpson took the lead from the off and was never challenged, finishing just shy of the course record in 55.26.

He said: “It is one of my favourite races and the undulating route suits me well”

Rothwell and District Harrier athlete Paul Marchant finished in second in 56.24 and third went to Ian Fisher from Otley in 57.14.

The ladies race was not that cut and dried.

Emma Yates was over taken by eventual winner Helen Cross, of Pockilngton Runners just after half way.

Cross recorded 1:06:48 and York Knavesmire Harriers’ Yates crossed the line a minute further back in 1:07:57.

Third lady went to Sarah Fawcett from Hallamshire Harriers in 1:08:41.

Nidd Valley’s spokesman added: “It is with great thanks to the sponsors of this years event (Harrogate Spring Water, Nestle, Harrogate Osteopaths, DK Darts and Ridgeway Fitness and Health) that it was all possible.”