Christmas Day at Hogmoor parkrun

It was December 25th, Father Christmas had delivered presents all across the globe, the elves had worked tirelessly and at last it was time to relax. So they laced up their trainers and whizzed on down to Hogmoor enclosure for parkrun. Elves, Santa’s, Gin Drinkers, Dogs on short leads and a couple of Inflatable  Horses, all gathered together on this morning to celebrate Christmas tidings! A record breaking 354 people turned out to start Christmas ‘the right way’!

There were visitors from a far, puddles long and wide, feet got wet and volunteers chanted! Christmas had fully taken over at Hogmoor parkrun.

Sweets, biscuits and donuts were being handed round, several rebels were even seen having a schnifter of port!

We welcomed 67 first timers, 13 doing their actual first parkrun (we hope to see you all again soon) and heard sleigh bells ring to the tune of 40 PB’s! The Hogmoor course record holder James Baker once again flew around the course, we heard he had put the turkey in a little bit early!


We saw some festive milestone: William CASSON joined the 10 club. Alex L C HALL and Gary CASWELL reached 50, Simon DIMMOCK and Ian URQUHART joined the 100 club.

Willem our pushchair champion took to the puddles, pushed by Dad and a couple of ‘Jolly’s’ joined us for the Christmas event!

Today’s event wouldn’t have been possible without Our volunteers Naomi SHAYLOR • Fran LIGHT • Nick SIRS • Catherine BLAKE • Alexander COLE • Rob HANNAM • Helen BLAKELEY • Helen CHAPMAN • Cliff PAY • Joanna LANGLEY • Joshua LAVERY • Sheena BOOKER • Christine TOMS • Colin BALDWIN • Toni BALDWIN • Sam FUTCHER • Diane BYRNE • Trish BIRCH • Janet GOVAN - MERRY CHRISTMAS and THANK YOU!

Without further adiue go forth and sip EggNog and we will see you all back here, same time, same place, as many puddles on the 28th December.