A record turnout of almost 150 runners from across the South West took part in the annual gruelling race from Burnham-On-Sea to the top of Brent Knoll and back on Sunday (November 30th).
The 5.5 mile Brent Knoll Run has been held for more than 20 years, having originally been started as a small race attached to the village’s summer fete. Burnham Harriers took over it several years ago and moved it to the winter to make it more competitive.
Organiser Brian Beale of Burnham Harriers told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday he had been “delighted” with how this year’s event had gone.
“It’s been bitterly cold and slippery under foot, but we’ve had a huge turnout and the race went well,” he said.
The runners started at Burnham’s BASC ground in Stoddens Road before going cross-country over the fields to the summit of Brent Knoll and back.
Sunday’s race was won by Carl Plumpton of Portsmouth Athletic Club for the second year running. He completed the event in a time of 38 minutes and six seconds, which was 41 seconds ahead of second-placed Chris Burton from Yeovil. Jenny Moore was the first lady home.
Jenny Moore was the first lady home
Winner Carl Plumpton of Portsmouth Athletic Club (right), second-placed Chris Burton and organiser Brian Beale (centre)