Fancy dress, and a free Santa hat for the first 350 entries, were the highlights at Saturday’s (17 December) Christmas Cracker. There was a choice of two distances – 10K and 20K (12.4 miles), which equated to one lap or two laps around the villages of Moreton Morrell, Little Morrell and Ashorne. Both races started and finished at Warwickshire College with runners following an undulating route including a tough climb at the finish.
In the 10K, Oliver Matharu of Poplar RC was first across the line in 35:01 followed by Peter Soley of Spa Striders in 35:51. Ben Hawkins was third in 37:12. Rosie Marsh of Knowle and Dorridge RC won the women’s 10K in 46:05 with Shelley Aplin of Black Pear Joggers coming second in 46:19. Only one second separated her from Sarah Stallard who was third in 46:20.