The Christmas Pudding Dash

Oops this blog is a little late, Christmas kind of got in the way of me wanting to write anything, but here we are, my last blog, about my last race of 2015, a year that was supposed to see me race much less, but ended up almost as crazy as last year – but not quite!

The Christmas Pudding Dash was a 5mile cross country run around Ashburnham place near Battle, and included chip timing, however my husband and I were treating this as a fun run, and since the organisers said that fancy dress was encouraged, we embraced this and got ourselves some elf outfits for the occasion. Race packs were sent out in advance so their was no need for us to register, and when we arrived we ran into some friends also dressed up, Lee Haines and Zander Clayton, and we banded together to take on the run.

 

Three elves and a pudding
Three elves and a pudding

The run was almost entirely on trail, with only a few concrete paths to negotiate, and the trails were very muddy, meaning that trail shoes were the order of the day. The run was mainly nice and flat, but there were a few hills thrown in for good measure as well.

Running
Running

The course was made up of a 2.5mile loop, which you did twice, starting near the main house then heading out into the woodland and countryside around Ashburnham. It was a really pleasant run on what had turned out to be a lovely day in December. After finishing the second loop it was across to the finish line to pick up a festively themed medal, a Christmas pudding and a minced pie.

Finished
Finished

This was a really fun little run, and one I will certainly look to doing again next year.