More than 10 Father Christmases, 3 reindeer (1 four legged, 2 two legged), a couple of elves, a Christmas tree and a Christmas pudding with 34 runners and 3 dogs trundled through the fresh mud, cheered on by more Father Christmases, bearing timing devices, scanners, cameras and hi-vis jackets. One of the tourists declared they were from Lapland.
The first 3 men home were Dasher, followed by Father Christmas, then Prancer. The first 3 ladies home were a Christmas Pudding, Mother Christmas and then a piece of tinsel.
Wise men are central to the tale of Christmas. At Cheadle Hulme parkrun focus was on Helen Wise, completing her 100th parkrun, resplendently clothed in red and green. Congratulations Helen and thank you for the cake!
Thank you to all the volunteers, especially for helping to clear-up in super-quick time, so we could all head to the Vinery café for heat (they really do have under-floor heating which is the perfect restorative for wet, cold feet) and refreshment.
Cheadle Hulme parkrun will take place as usual next Saturday 30th December. If you want more of a running fix, check out the runs available on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (when it is possible to pack in a double with runs at 9 am and 10.30am) at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/ .
On Christmas Day, amongst our nearest neighbours, parkruns which are on are Wilmslow (9am), South Manchester (10am), and Marple (9.30am).
On New Year’s Day, amongst our nearest neighbours, parkruns which are on are Wilmslow (10.30am), Sale Water park (10.30am), Stretford (9am), Marple (10.30am), Lyme Park (9am).