Published: October 3, 2010
In photos: Over 300 take part in Burnham-On-Sea Half Marathon

Over 300 runners took part in Burnham-On-Sea's annual Half Marathon on Sunday morning (October 3rd).

A total of 344 runners from across the region took part in the 13-mile event, which was organised by Burnham Harriers running club.

Heavy winds and occasional rain hit the finishing times of the entrants, with Luke Scott from Taunton (pictured above) winning in a time of 1:12:55, which was four minutes slower than last year's winner.

Luke was three and a half minutes ahead of second-placed Andrew Hussey from Cheltenham. Third-placed Kevin Crenol, from Burnham-On-Sea Harriers, was the first local runner home in a time of 1:16:07.

The starting gun was fired at 11am at Burnham's BASC Ground and the runners wended their way along Love Lane and Queens Drive, before turning left along the A38 towards Brent Knoll. They then paced through East Brent, Lympsham, Wick Road and Red Road, before returning to Burnham along Berrow Road.

Winner Luke Scott told "I'm really pleased to have won this event on my first attempt. The conditions were challenging - the wind was gusty and the roads were slippery - but I enjoyed it."

There was a total of 275 finishers this year. A separate fun run was also held for local children and was well supported by over 20 youngsters.

Organiser Brian Beale, from Burnham Harriers, who oversaw Sunday's event, told "It's been another successful event despite poor weather."

"We're pleased with the number of runners - we had 64 entries on the day, which isn't bad at all considering the conditions. We thank everyone who took part and helped organise it for their support."

Full results for the 2010 Burnham Half Marathon are available here.

The runners making their way along Love Lane out of Burnham

The runners stream past the entry to Stoddens Lane during Sunday's event

Second-placed Andrew Hussey from Cheltenham, third-placed Kevin Crenol, from Burnham-On-Sea Harriers, and fourth-placed Andrew Orr

The youngsters line up for the start of the Fun Run

The first five young runners home in the Fun Run


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