Published: November 25, 2012
In photos: Over 100 runners complete muddy Brent Knoll Run

Over 100 runners from across the South West took part in a gruelling race from Burnham-On-Sea to the top of Brent Knoll and back today (Sunday, November 25th).

The annual 5.5mile run was tougher than usual as this weekend's heavy rain created slippery, muddy conditions under foot.

The race was won by Yeovil-based runner Mark Wills, who was also first in Burnham's Half Marathon last month, and has claimed the overall Somerset Series. In second place was Jason Kilduff and third was Pete Clark (all pictured above). For the full results, click here.

Mark, pictured right crossing the finishing line, told "It was really muddy and slippery but the conditions were not as difficult as they could have been given all the rain. I was delighted to win and also to win the whole Somerset Series as a result."

Organiser Brian Beale said he was pleased with how Sunday's event had gone, saying 106 runners had completed the event. He thanked all those who supported the race.

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

Burnham doctor Stuart Anderson was the first Burnham Harriers runner home

Niki Morgan was delighted to be the first lady past the finishing line

Over 100 runners started the event at the BASC Ground in Burnham

The runners went cross-country over the fields and up to the summit of the Knoll

Two muddy competitors exchange tips after the race on Sunday

The flood water was ideal for washing off all the mud at the end of the race!

Gary Smith from sponsors M5 Glass of Highbridge handed over a cheque for £500 to the organisers of the Somerset Series before the start of the race


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