Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston.
The Nantwich Santa Dash took place on Sunday 14th December 2014.
Liz Southall from online community radio station RedShift Radio - http://www.redshiftradio.co.uk/ - compered the event on the town square. She thanked the sponsors, volunteers and participants for making the event possible.
The ‘Rudolph family’ deservedly won the best dressed competition as they consisted of a Father Christmas, Mother Christmas, sleigh and three reindeer.
There was a warm up from an Instructor from Everybody http://www.everybody.org.uk/ , followed by a reminder of the 2 kilometre route around the town before the participants moved to the start line for the 11am set off. Cool and dry weather provided near perfect conditions and the first runner crossed the finish line in around 9 minutes, with the second placed runner just a few seconds behind.
There were people dressed as Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, elves, a Christmas tree, a two-person reindeer and even a few Santa dogs! Each participant received a medal, chocolate, mince pie and bottle of water. All proceeds from the event will go to Hope House Children's Hospices http://www.hopehouse.org.uk .
The race was once again generously sponsored by 1st Choice for Homes http://www.1stchoiceforhomes.com , with the chocolates kindly supplied by Sugros Cash & Carry, the mince pies by Chatwins and the bottled water by The Co-operative Funeralcare (Mill Street, Crewe). The course was marshalled by the Rotary Club of Crewe & Nantwich Weaver.
I’ve uploaded all my photos to Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanawhite/sets/72157649342594447/
I’ve uploaded a video of the start of the race to YouTube: http://youtu.be/_ePn_BZEHeQ