London Santa Run 6k- 5/12/2009

Who else is doing this one?:)

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05/10/2009 at 19:32
I entered today!
I've spectated this one before, it looks like a lot of fun!
05/10/2009 at 19:43

I have to say, this does look like fun!

Think I might join you, moomoo

05/10/2009 at 22:13

i did last years at greenwich park.  good fun apart from the uphill icy road....most of us walked as the suits were made of felt and became very sweatie.


05/10/2009 at 23:23
See you there !!!
06/10/2009 at 11:00
Great BBH! With bear in appropriate costume, no doubt!
06/10/2009 at 11:05

Did this one in Battersea Park last year!

It was a good laugh especially all the Santas doing the aerobic warm-up before the start!  Hilarious!

My tip for a good race in a santa suit - take a belt or your trousers will fall down....

06/10/2009 at 12:15
Thanks for the handy hint, Dusty! I've considered taking braces
06/10/2009 at 16:25

Have just found one local to me!! First time I'll have get to race on home turf  And in a Santa suit at that!

Quick question - I'm fairly short, so am I likely to be tripping over the legs of my suit? Should I take safety pins??

06/10/2009 at 16:41
Hey sarah, i'm 5ft 3 and the trousers were ok but only cos I took a belt and hitched them up! If you rely on the string on the trousers then they'll probably be down around your ankles before you know it!
06/10/2009 at 17:37

Something to be avoided, methinks!

I don't quite scrape 5ft 1, so lots of hitching probably required. Do they want the suits back? I could always hack the bottom off if not...

06/10/2009 at 17:45
The one I went to, you got to keep the suit... i'll be using it again this year!
06/10/2009 at 22:16 keep the suit.  its not the greatest of material and avoid the beard.....the white and red fluff gets everywhere.......

06/10/2009 at 22:20

Points noted. I'll skip the beard and take scissors on the day. Just what every runner needs

08/10/2009 at 16:17

09/11/2009 at 19:21


The training's going well, so far, so good, I'm up to 45 minutes!

04/12/2009 at 19:33

So tomorrow's the big day! I'm psyched- my return to racing after 4 years. I hope to see a few familiar faces- definitely BBH, and maybe I'll spot a few non-RW friends.

I am packing everything except the kitchen sink!

04/12/2009 at 19:38
Good luck Moomoo, i'm running one in Greenwich park on sunday so be sure to post what it was like tomorrow night.
04/12/2009 at 20:37
I think I've just boinged the wrong Santa thread.   See you all tommorrow !
05/12/2009 at 14:33

Hi BBH! It was nice to run into you at the halfway mark...and then you took off into the distance!

I got there about 9am, which was good planning, because there were still very long queues for the chips and costumes not long before 10am. The start of the race was delayed by 15 minutes to allow for this delay. It was good racing weather, no rain, overcast, chilly, but we had our costumes to keep us warm.
And then we were off! 2laps of Battersea Park, the time passed very quickly in spite of my slow tempo. It was fun seeing unsuspecting citizens do double-takes when they saw us, and no doubt there were some very confused children!
Back in Sloane Square afterwards, to take the tube home, there were a few Santas about, people were smiling at them.
I think I'll do this one again next year!

05/12/2009 at 14:39
Well done, looking forward to my Santa run tn Greenwich tomorrow now!
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