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Festive running at the Cheddleton 10K Christmas Pudding Race

Pudding good run as Cheddleton 10K returns

Last year’s event went virtual but it is back, live for 2021.

Saturday 27 November sees the 38th outing for the Cheddleton 10K with a generous prize list, course record prize and last but not least, a Christmas pudding for every finisher. Whilst fancy dress is optional, runners are encouraged to get into the festive spirit and wear a themed costume.     

What better way to round off the season than the Cheddleton 10K Christmas Pudding Race where you run three, traffic-free triangular laps around the village (or one lap in the 2 Mile Fun Run), are clapped and cheered by spectators to the finish and receive the famous pud once you cross the line. Then begin your recovery with tea or coffee and homemade cakes in the Community Hall. 

This is a well organised event from Race Director Stan Winterton and the Cheddleton Local Committee which fundraises for Cancer Research UK and all proceeds from the race go to the charity. 

There is an expansive prize list which includes age groups so plenty to aim for and a gold sovereign for a new course record courtesy of Clifton Bradeley who posted 30:42 in 1987. Matt Clowes of Cardiff AAC came close in the 2018 race where he recorded 30:51. 

Who will attempt to break the course record this year? It’s a tall order on this undulating course and the weather will be a factor but someone may pick up the gauntlet and go for it.   

The event is open to runners of all ages and abilities with a 2 Mile Fun Run starting at 13.40pm followed by the 10K at 14.00pm. Whether aiming for an age group win, a PB or content to finish, the atmosphere and support will keep everyone going to the end. Their Christmas pudding will be waiting for them.

If you are tempted by the goodies on offer, sign up for the 10K or Fun Run via the AV Timing website. 

Image courtesy of Mick Oakley.  

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