photos: Over 100 runners complete muddy Brent Knoll Run
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).
annual 5.5mile run was tougher than usual as this weekend's heavy
rain created slippery, muddy conditions under foot.
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.
pictured right crossing the finishing line, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"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."
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.
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.
doctor Stuart Anderson was the first Burnham Harriers runner home
Morgan was delighted to be the first lady past the finishing line
100 runners started the event at the BASC Ground in Burnham
runners went cross-country over the fields and up to the summit
of the Knoll
muddy competitors exchange tips after the race on Sunday
flood water was ideal for washing off all the mud at the end of
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