Published: November 29, 2010
108 hardy runners complete icy Burnham to Brent Knoll Run

More than 100 runners from across the South West braved icy conditions to take part in the annual race from Burnham-On-Sea to the top of Brent Knoll and back on Sunday morning (November 28th).

The 5.5 mile Brent Knoll Run has been held for more than 20 years, having originally started as a small event attached to the village's summer fete, but Burnham Harriers took over it several years ago and moved it to the winter to make it more competitive.

Organiser Brian Beale told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was pleased with how Sunday's event had gone.

"We had a good turnout with 108 hardy souls braving the cold and icy wastes of Brent Knoll. The turnout was pleasing considering the inclement weather and we had a lot of favourable feedback," he said.

The runners started at Burnham's BASC ground in Stoddens Road before going cross-country over the fields and clambering to the summit of Brent Knoll and back.

Sunday's race was won by 26 year-old Luke Scott from Taunton AC, pictured above. He completed the event in a fast time of 36 minutes and 29 seconds. This was his second recent victory in Burnham, having also won the town's half marathon in October.

"The weather was bitterly cold today, but I coped with the icy conditions underfoot well and was pleased to win," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

Click here for the full results of Sunday's 2010 Brent Knoll Run.

The runners started at Burnham's BASC ground before going cross-country over the fields to Brent Knoll

Well-known Burnham athlete Arthur Gilbert handed out medals to the finishers of Sunday's event

Runners from over a dozen local athletics groups took part in the race

 


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