November 29, 2010
hardy runners complete icy Burnham to Brent Knoll Run
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).
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.
Brian Beale told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was pleased with how Sunday's
event had gone.
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,"
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.
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.
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.
here for the full
results of Sunday's 2010 Brent Knoll Run.
runners started at Burnham's BASC ground before going cross-country
over the fields to Brent Knoll
Burnham athlete Arthur Gilbert handed out medals to the finishers
of Sunday's event
from over a dozen local athletics groups took part in the race