Bideford Amateur Athletic Club’s Shaun Antell set a new course record as he sped to victory in the 2019 Bideford 10k on Sunday.

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Antell beat Kevin Heywood's 2012 record by four seconds as he stormed to victory in 30 minutes and 39 seconds, winning the race for the first time since 2015.

The Blues made their mark on the race in glorious conditions, taking the top five places and seventh.

Steve Gallienne came in second, a minute behind Antell with a time of 31mins, 38secs.

Bideford 10k 2019 winner Shaun Antell. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford 10k 2019 winner Shaun Antell. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Mark Jenkin was third, coming in after 31mins, 51secs.

Last year's winner Flynn Jennings was fourth overall and U20 winner, beating his 2018 time by more than two minutes after finishing in 32mins, 16secs.

James Pugsley, third last year, made it an all-Bideford top five with his time of 32mins, 49secs.

Bideford Amateur Athletic Club's top five at the Bideford10k 2019 (left to right), James Pugsley, Mark Jenkin, Shaun Antell, Steve Gallienne and Flynn Jennings. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford Amateur Athletic Club's top five at the Bideford10k 2019 (left to right), James Pugsley, Mark Jenkin, Shaun Antell, Steve Gallienne and Flynn Jennings. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Keith Shapland (34:48)completed the list of Blues runners to finish in the top 10, with Cornwall AC's Oliver Wright (34:21) finishing ahead of him in sixth.

South Molton Strugglers' Paul Cooke (34:51), Clevedon's Sam Tabberner (35:07) and Ben Francis (35:35) completed the top 10 on the day.

Tiverton AC's Serane Stone was the fastest female with a time of 37mins, 41secs. Cornwall AC's Ruby Lily Orchard was the second fastest with a time of 38mins, 4secs.

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

London Heathside's Leigh James was the third fastest, crossing the line after 40mins and 28secs.

Bideford AAC's biggest ever 10k saw 1,167 people complete the race. Runners set off from The Pill and along the Quay before heading out to Instow on the B3233. The second half of the race saw them return to Bideford along the Tarka Trail before finishing on the Quay.

The full results can be found here.

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford Amateur Athletic Club's Shaun Antell crosses the line to win the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford Amateur Athletic Club's Shaun Antell crosses the line to win the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Runners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham HobbsRunners get underway at the Bideford 10k 2019. Picture: Graham Hobbs