Fancy chasing Santa around Stainland?

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If you are feeling guilty after over indulging on Christmas Day then Stainland Lions have the solution.

The running club is once again organising a Boxing Day Fun Run and it is open to everybody - runners and non-runners.

Orgainser John Bassinder said: “This is an ideal way to have a good time, run off the excesses of the previous day and help charities in the season of giving.”

As well as club runners, there will be strollers young and old, pushchair pushers and dog walkers.

“All are welcome and all get a medal,” said Mr Bassinder.

“Fancy dress is encouraged as always and has become more popular and outrageous each year. There is a special prize for the best costume.”

The run run starts at 11 am with the 1885 Pub (formerly Red Lion), Stainland, opening for registration and hot drinks from 9.30 am.

Following the run there is a charity auction in the pub. Proceeds go to the Forget-me-Not and Martin House children’s hospices.

It costs £4 to run (£2 U-14s and £10 per family of four).

The event is now in its 26th year and another record turnout is expected.

“Up to now over £40,000 has been raised from this race for good causes,” said Mr Bassinder.

“We are hoping people will turn out in force and we are grateful to the 1885 for their help with the event.”

More details are available on the club website or from Mr Bassinder on 078 55331150.