Elf Squad At The Tatton Yule Yomp

Season’s runnings at Tatton Yule Yomp

Santa’s little helpers were one of several groups who took time out from their busy schedule to appear at the Tatton Yule Yomp 10K (Sunday 8 December). They got Christmas off to a running start at this entertaining event.

Bostock brass band played for 1,500 participants at this annual festive 10K from Cheshire Hash House Harriers that raises a substantial amount for charity. A favourite with runners for its location, course and atmosphere it sells out well in advance and this year was no exception as a full entry made their way to Tatton Park in Knutsford.

Santas, reindeer, snowmen, sparkly Christmas trees and the Elf Squad toed the line. They were amongst a mix of runners, some focused on a PB, others out to enjoy the day. There was a 3K Fun Run organised by KTC Junior for youngsters aged 6 to 16 who also entered into the spirit of the occasion by dressing up.

The undulating route went through fields, woods and water although the last mile was on tarmac - perfect for a last dash to the finish line. Arran McCloskey of Knutsford Tri Club was first home in 37:27 followed by Thomas Outteridge in 38:05. Rob Fowler was third in 38:31. Nadine Tomkinson of Newcastle (Staffs) AC was the winning female in 43:43. Nicola Reece of Wilmslow RC was second in 44:00, only one second separating her and Sam Jones of Stockport Harriers AC who finished third in 44:01.

The day was summed up by Nicky Owen who said: “Thanks to all 1,500 who ran, many in fancy dress and to all the marshals and sponsors for helping to raise the best part of £25K for our charities.”

Image courtesy of Mick Hall Photos

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