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Santas out in force for run

Runners get going on their Park Santa Run held at the Manor Complex on Saturday morning.

Runners get going on their Park Santa Run held at the Manor Complex on Saturday morning.

Runners between the ages of seven and 80 donned festive fancy dress for a Christmas fun run around the Manor Complex at the weekend.

A total of 55 members of the Mansfield parkrun club took part in a special edition of the 5km run that is held every Saturday morning.

“The distance is run over three laps, but people can do it in their own time, whether that be 15 minutes or 50,” said event director Rachael Chadwick, who dressed up as Rudolph.

“Some people run hard to try to beat their own time, while others jog and walk, so there is a real mix of abilities.

“People were encouraged to get into the festive spirit for this run and they certainly did, with some terrific costumes. It looked a fantastic sight.

“We welcome anyone whatever their age or ability with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment, while enabling them to get that little bit fitter at the same time.”

A further run will be held on Christmas Day at 10am and will help runners work up an appetitive for their Christmas dinner.

More than 350,000 runners regularly take part in events across the country, with almost 25,000 runs having been staged so far across 236 locations.

People can register to join in by visiting the website www.parkrun.org.uk

For more details, or to register as a volunteer, call Rachael on 07583 341858.

 

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