London Santa Run 6k- 5/12/2009

I entered today!image
I've spectated this one before, it looks like a lot of fun!image


  • I have to say, this does look like fun!

    Think I might join you, moomoo image

  • 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.


  • See you there imageimageimage!!!
  • Great BBH! With bear in appropriate costume, no doubt!image
  • Did this one in Battersea Park last year! image

    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....image

  • Thanks for the handy hint, Dusty! I've considered taking bracesimage
  • Have just found one local to me!! First time I'll have get to race on home turf image 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??

  • 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! image
  • Something to be avoided, methinks! image

    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...

  • The one I went to, you got to keep the suit... i'll be using it again this year! image
  • keep the suit.  its not the greatest of material and avoid the beard.....the white and red fluff gets everywhere.......

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

  • Boing!

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

  • 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!image

  • Good luck Moomoo, i'm running one in Greenwich park on sunday so be sure to post what it was like tomorrow night.
  • I think I've just boinged the wrong Santa threadimage.   See you all tommorrow image!
  • Hi BBH! It was nice to run into you at the halfway mark...and then you took off into the distance!image

    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!image

  • Well done, looking forward to my Santa run tn Greenwich tomorrow now!
  • Good FF!  Have fun! Let me know what it's like!image
  • Hi moomoo - great to see you.  It was great fun and quite a novelty for me to finish mid packish, rather than trailing in to find everyone else gone and a lone marshal dangling a medal from his finger  and furiously looking at his watch.

    Went to meet my running group which was congregating in a pub near Pimlico - and we ran right back to Battersea Park giving me a sense of deja vue.  I kept my Santa Suit on - then kept wondering why cars were honking and people waving at me.

  • Lol BBH! Well done! It was indeed nice to see you! You were so intent on what you were doing that I had to call your name three times when I saw you!image
    I just kept my bottoms on because I had tied a serious knot into it that I couldn't undo, and I had forgotten my scissors. Good thing I didn't need to go to the loo!
    I did cave in and had my medal engraved with my Forumite name and finishing time!image
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