Hundreds dress up for annual Santa Jog

York Press: Runners get ready for the Santa Jog on Knavesmire Runners get ready for the Santa Jog on Knavesmire

HUNDREDS of runners dressed as Father Christmas braved the cold to take part in a festive charity fun run.

The British Heart Foundation’s Santa Jog took place at York’s Knavesmire yesterday, with two races, a 2km race for families and children, followed by a 5km race for adults. All participants were encouraged to dress up and show support for the charity.

Angie Goldsmith ran the 2km race with her seven-year-old daughter, Lucy, who won the prize for best costume. Both ran with a team of about 30 from Archbishop of York’s Junior School.

Sara Harbord organised the school group, and ran with her children Sophie, 16, and Luke, 10, Nicky Nolan, and her children, Ellie, nine, and Liam, aged five.

Sara said: “It was brilliant. We run a running club at the school and have up to 100 members in total from different years, and we thought it would be nice to have them come and take part.

“It’s fun, and dressing up makes it more so, and gets them taking part.”

Luke said: “It was cold, but in a Santa suit, it was quite warm and easy, and it was very good fun.”

Ellie, who finished the race in sixth place, said: “It was strange running in a beard.”

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11:38am Mon 10 Dec 12

bob the builder says...

I wondered where all the folk dressed as Santa streaming into town from Blossom St. had come from and why. This is the first I'd heard of it - had anyone else seen any publicity beforehand?
I wondered where all the folk dressed as Santa streaming into town from Blossom St. had come from and why. This is the first I'd heard of it - had anyone else seen any publicity beforehand? bob the builder
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1:17pm Mon 10 Dec 12

notsmallminded says...

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OOops! I must have upset somebody lol.
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2:23pm Mon 10 Dec 12

wigginton reader says...

As a charity we do try hard to ensure there is sufficient publicy however money is tight. As a volunteer for the BHF for almost 10 I am amazed at the amount of funds raised by the small Group of York based BHF volunteers. If bobthebuilder would like to email at admin@yorkfm.co.uk I will ensure that he is notified of future events.
As a charity we do try hard to ensure there is sufficient publicy however money is tight. As a volunteer for the BHF for almost 10 I am amazed at the amount of funds raised by the small Group of York based BHF volunteers. If bobthebuilder would like to email at admin@yorkfm.co.uk I will ensure that he is notified of future events. wigginton reader
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3:05pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Murray H says...

In addition to an earlier article in The Press, the Jog was mentioned in the Local Link and Yortimes. Additional publicity was distributed, by the local BHF committee, to schools, sports clubs, gyms,York City council facilities, Imphal Barracks plus local shops in the vicinity. I endorse entirely wigginton reader's comments.
In addition to an earlier article in The Press, the Jog was mentioned in the Local Link and Yortimes. Additional publicity was distributed, by the local BHF committee, to schools, sports clubs, gyms,York City council facilities, Imphal Barracks plus local shops in the vicinity. I endorse entirely wigginton reader's comments. Murray H
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4:38pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Blimp says...

Brilliant, love it! More please.
Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
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5:23pm Mon 10 Dec 12

bob the builder says...

Murray H wrote:
In addition to an earlier article in The Press, the Jog was mentioned in the Local Link and Yortimes. Additional publicity was distributed, by the local BHF committee, to schools, sports clubs, gyms,York City council facilities, Imphal Barracks plus local shops in the vicinity. I endorse entirely wigginton reader's comments.
Thanks for all the info folks. I couldn't even run 1k somewhat ironically because I'd probably have a heart attack, I'm already a supporter of BHF because of my short life expectancy.
[quote][p][bold]Murray H[/bold] wrote: In addition to an earlier article in The Press, the Jog was mentioned in the Local Link and Yortimes. Additional publicity was distributed, by the local BHF committee, to schools, sports clubs, gyms,York City council facilities, Imphal Barracks plus local shops in the vicinity. I endorse entirely wigginton reader's comments.[/p][/quote]Thanks for all the info folks. I couldn't even run 1k somewhat ironically because I'd probably have a heart attack, I'm already a supporter of BHF because of my short life expectancy. bob the builder
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5:39pm Mon 10 Dec 12

xtc says...

bob the builder wrote:
I wondered where all the folk dressed as Santa streaming into town from Blossom St. had come from and why. This is the first I'd heard of it - had anyone else seen any publicity beforehand?
No not seen any but not bothered to be honest,and yes I do support Bhf as I have a condition well done all.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: I wondered where all the folk dressed as Santa streaming into town from Blossom St. had come from and why. This is the first I'd heard of it - had anyone else seen any publicity beforehand?[/p][/quote]No not seen any but not bothered to be honest,and yes I do support Bhf as I have a condition well done all. xtc
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