Records tumbled at the Harrogate 10K as Matthew Hynes (North York Moors) destroyed the field of 500 runners in a time of 30min 45sec.

Hynes looked to have a race on his hands after the first of two laps, which featured a series of steady but persistent climbs into the breeze followed by a long downhill, but kicked on to leave Salford’s long-legged Tarus Elly over a minute adrift.

The Leeds City trio of Darren Bilton (32:49), Jack Simpson and Mike Burrett were next home within ten seconds of each other.

Bingley’s Steve Broadbent (33:31) managed sixth, having raced on the track the previous day, while Quentin Lewis (Baildon) passed V40 winner Kevin Ogden (Spen) at half distance to take seventh in 33:56. Ilkley’s Edward Irving was first M55 in 26th.

Wakefield’s Charlene Thomas broke the female record and was an excellent 11th overall, setting the Pace in 34:48, three minutes ahead of Halifax V40 athlete Sarah Cumber. Emma Barclay (Ilkley) was eighth, while Rebecca Cesar De Sa (Skyrac) was 11th and runner-up in the F35s.

Debbie Bland (47:28) took the F50 category for Baildon Runners, beating Barbara Murray (Macclesfield) and Christine Cox (Ilkley) by 20 seconds.

The top spots in Pudsey Pacer’s 10k Challenge on Sunday were dominated by near neighbours Pudsey & Bramley.

Nearly 350 runners took to the roads and trails of the town, with P&B athletes taking first and second in both male and female categories.

Jamie Noon led the field home in 36min 18sec, with Richard Pattinson taking second overall and victory in the M45 category. Rachel Pilling (44:12) was first lady home, with Suzanne Sharman runner-up.

For the host club, Gary Bailey was fifth and James Clarke, recently returned from a 3hr 4min marathon in Austria, seventh.

Christopher Glover (Kirkstall) and Tahir Akhtar (Valley Striders) won the M50 and M55 categories, while Chris Gill secured victory in the M65s and was 29th overall. Jacqui Khoueiry (Holmfirth) was third in the ladies’ race and Sue Sunderland was first F50 for Valley Striders.