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Brixham Harriers' Festive Folly: A Run-derful Celebration!

Hello, Brixham Harriers family! As we bid adieu to the festive season, let's take a merry jog through the delightful traditions and social events that filled our December with joy, laughter, and a whole lot of running spirit.

Cockington Caper: A Mug-full of Mud and Merriment!

Kicking off our festive frolics was the legendary Cockington Caper run, where over a dozen Harriers braved an 8-mile off-road adventure. The chilly day didn't deter the enthusiastic crew, and the challenging course rewarded them with a well-deserved mug and a hearty slice of Christmas cake.

Brixham Santa Run: A Sea of Santas for a Splash of Charity!

On December 3rd, the Brixham Santa Run painted the town red—literally! Over 300 Santas of all ages sprinted through the streets, raising a whopping £3,000 for the Brixham community outdoor swimming pool. Now, that's the spirit of giving!

Festive Night Run: Mince Pies and Twinkling Lights!

When the December nights grew dark, the Harriers hit the streets, seeking out the most festively decorated house. The tradition continued with stops at various members' homes for traditional mince pies—because what's a run without a little festive indulgence?

70's Disco Fever: Psychedelic Party and Awards Extravaganza!

The 15th of December saw the Harriers time-travel to the disco era for our annual Christmas party. Five Harriers stole the show in psychedelic flower-power outfits and groovy wigs. Awards were handed out to deserving members, celebrating their miles, races, dedication, and improvement.

Winter Solstice Sunrise: Chasing Dawn with Delight!

On the 21st of December, 12 Harriers and 2 adventurous dogs rose before the sun to witness the winter solstice sunrise at Berry Head. The reward? A hearty breakfast at the Guardhouse cafe, marking the shortest day with the brightest smiles.

Christmas Day Run: Elves, Santas, and a Side of Turkey!

Christmas Day didn't slow down our devoted Harriers, as 9 of them donned elf and Santa costumes for the Torbay 5K parkrun at 9 am. A perfect pre-turkey dash to keep the festive spirits high!

New Year's Dip: Muddy Trails, Sea Splash, and Bucks Fizz Bliss!

To ring in the New Year, the Harriers braved the muddy coastal path for a run to Broadsands, followed by a daring dip in the sea for the brave souls. The festivities continued with a slap-up breakfast and a touch of Bucks Fizz at Susan's house.

Now that the tinsel has settled, a round of applause for the joy, camaraderie, and resilience that marked our festive season. As we lace up our running shoes for the serious training ahead, let's carry the memories of our run-derful celebration into the promising new year.

Happy running, Brixham Harriers—may the miles ahead be filled with triumphs, laughter, and the ever-present spirit of our incredible club!

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