athletes and charity runners completed Burnham-On-Sea's annual Half
Marathon on Sunday (October 1st) in perfect running conditions.
Kevin Squibb, 44, pictured above in the centre, from Tiverton
Harriers crossed the finishing line in a time of 1:19:29 and said
he was "delighted" to have won on his first run at the
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told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's a lovely flat course and I'm
delighted to have won here after a year out for injury. Burnham's
half marathon is a great race that's very well organised."
behind in second spot with a time of 1:19:55 was Ian Connock while
third was Darren Stacey from Weston-super-Mare in a time of 1:21:01
- all three are pictured above.
director Stuart Anderson told Burnham-On-Sea.com the race had gone
"very smoothly" and that he was pleased that the threatened
severe weather had stayed away.
a warm-up session, the starting gun was fired at 11am at Burnham's
BASC Ground to sound the start of the 13-mile run.
runners headed out along Love Lane and Queen's Drive, before turning
left along the A38 towards Brent Knoll and then on to East Brent,
Lympsham, Wick Road and Red Road, before returning to Burnham via
weather stayed overcast and breezy and dry for the event despite
an earlier forecast threatening of severe weather.
of local Burnham-On-Sea runners took part, including Burnham Harriers,
pictured above. The club's first finisher was James Gadd in 1:32:16.
fun run for younger runners saw a dozen children taking part over
the shorter course at the BASC Ground.
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