12:55PM, Monday 21 October 2013
Tricky conditions underfoot and muddy trails failed to deter competitors in the seventh annual Burnham Beeches Rotary Club fun run on Saturday.
A record number of athletes registered in advance and some 190 competed on the day.
The rain held off until late in the proceedings and Oliver Thwaites was first man across the line in 36 minutes and 17 seconds. Chris Bradfield in 37 minutes 16 seconds and James Silvey in 39 minutes followed Oliver in to complete the top three.
For the women Katie Keenan led the field finishing in 47 minutes and 15 seconds. Emma Butcher in 47 minutes 54 seconds and Kath Taylor in 48 minutes 12 seconds took second and third respectively.
The proceeds from the event which are expected to be in the range of £2,500 to £3,000 will go to Burnham Beeches itself and to other local charities.
After the event, rotary club president Neil Smith said: “A heartfelt well done to all the runners for taking part in the event and for supporting us in helping many good causes in the local area. We will be back again next year so remember to make a note in your diaries.”
Around 30 members of Burnham Beeches Rotary Club turned out on the day to help make the event a success, which was also supported by local running store Apex Sports in Farnham Common.
1. Oliver Thwaites 36:17
2. Chris Bradfield 37:16
3. James Silvey 39:00
1. Katie Keenan 47:15
2. Emma Butcher 47:54
3. Kath Taylor 48:12
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