232 athletes and charity runners completed Burnham-On-Sea’s annual Half Marathon on Sunday (October 6th) in perfect conditions.
The starting gun was fired at 11am at Burnham’s BASC Ground to signal the start of the annual 13-mile run to the sound of cheers from the spectators, captured on video below.
The event was won in a fast time of 1:15:15 by Matthew Lusby, while second in a time of 1:15:36 was Kyle Darragh, and third in a time of 1:16:35 was Henry Gow – all three are pictured below.
The first female finisher and 11th overall in the race was Annabel Granger in a very fast 1:24:02. She was closely followed by first local male, Will Bailey, in 12th place in 1:24:30. First local female was Burnham Harrier’s Kelly Sherriff in a great time of 1:58:05. We have the full results here.
There was also a fun run for children and accompanying adults of 1 mile around the BASC ground, which was well supported.
Stuart Anderson, one of the race organisers, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “A big thank you goes to the Burnham Lions for marshalling the event, and a great job done by the Huntspill and Highbridge Scouts for handing out the much-needed water around the course and organising the car parking. Thanks also to the Burnham-On-Sea Harriers and associates who helped organise and run the event, which was a great success.”
The runners headed 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 Berrow Road.
Pictured: The Burnham-On-Sea Half Marathon underway on Sunday (Stuart Anderson / Burnham-On-Sea.com)