THE annual Christmas fun run, organised by Redfish Events, saw close to 100 people lap around Leighton Sports Centre, dressed in festive fancy dress.
Now in its third year, the Christmas fun run gives experienced and beginner runners the chance to run 3k in a more relaxed and festive occasion, with prizes at the end.
This year, Redfish Events, will donate the money from entries to Westbury Lions Club, to help fund their Santa float that is making its way around the streets of Westbury this month.
Nigel Coward, president of Westbury Lions alongside Father Christmas himself were there to accept the donation and to cheer on the runners.
The winners this year were: First male: Ross Wayne; First female: Anne Slater with first dog, Ruby; First boy aged 11-16: Ben Phillips; First girl aged 11-16: Olivia Minty; First boy aged 10 and under: Lucas Wint; First girl aged 10 and under: Evelyn Slater and best fancy dress: Maxine Park.
Adam Firks of Redfish Events said, “It has been fantastic, it’s amazing. It’s nice to see so many people here to help raise money for the Lions Christmas float.
“The weather has been a lot better for us this year, last year it was dreadful but it looked like everyone enjoyed themselves, even the dogs joined in. Plus, it’s great that people made a real effort to dress up.”
Tracey Hyde of Redfish Events added, “Everyone has been in such good Christmas spirits. We want to thank Westbury Lions for accepting our donation and coming along, the marshals for their hard work and Leighton Sports Centre for the facility and donation of water for the runners.”
Running together as Mr and Mrs Christmas were James and Sarah Waugh, who met at Westbury Running Club and have recently got married at parkrun,
Tracey said, “The day was just filled with some great achievements and it’s lovely to share them with everyone.”