It was the Xmas Pudding Dash today which was postponed due to bad weather a couple of weeks ago.
I was originally going to combine two of the outfits I had worn for previous runnings of this race:
The Ms Santa outfit from 2007 & the festive elf from 2008.
Notice how Mr Finknottle (aka Pete) hadn't bothered to change his outfit from one year to the next!
In the end though I toned it right down to wearing my stripey elf tights and my Ms Santa hat.
There weren't many people there, probably because the new date didn't suit them but I managed to catch up with Johnny J who I haven't seen for ages.
He's very speedy but he waited around for me to finish and he ran a few yards up the last hill giving me tips on my breathing and when to accelerate towards the finish line.
The course was a bit shorter than the 5 miles it should have been because a section was too icy. Anyway, I managed a nice sprint at the end and completed it in 48 minutes which I was very pleased with as I've become very sluggish of late.
I absolutely adore the snowflake medal!