A total of 203 runners completed Burnham-On-Sea’s annual Half Marathon on Sunday (October 3rd) in ideal weather conditions.
Winner Richard Bateson from Yeovil crossed the finishing line in a fast time of 1:14:50 and said he was “really pleased” to have won, adding that the calm, mild weather had provided great running conditions.
Close behind in second with a time of 1:14:57 was Kieron Rodney from Weston-super-Mare while third was Tim Hawkins from Wells in a time of 1:17:08 – all three are pictured below.
First local runner home was Matt Powell from Burnham Harriers in a time of 1:32:59. Burnham-On-Sea’s Jason Vickers, running in his 51st half marathon, completed the run in a time of 2:37:02. The Harriers team are pictured below.
Crowds of spectators cheered on the runners at the start and finish of Sunday’s race, which started and finished at the BASC sports ground.
Brian Beale, one of the organisers from Burnham Harriers Club, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We are really pleased with how it went – we had over 200 finishers. It was a great event.”
The runners headed along Love Lane and Queen’s Drive, before turning along the A38 towards Brent Knoll and then on to East Brent, Lympsham, Wick Road and Red Road, before returning to Burnham.
A group of over 20 young runners also took part in a successful fun run around the BASC Ground during the event, which was won by Ben Woods.
Photos: Burnham-On-Sea.com, Daniel Anderson and Mike Lang