GALLERY: Festive spirit in full swing for Christchurch Christmas 10k race

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MORE than 600 runners got into the festive spirit on Sunday as they took part in the annual Christchurch Christmas 10k event organised by Christchurch Runners.

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Following on from their successful event last year, the race was once again a sell-out with hundreds of runners taking to the Burton and Christchurch area in Christmas outfits for charity. Each runner who completed the course was rewarded with a Christmas pudding.

Bournemouth AC’s Robert Spencer was fastest over the line in 32 minutes and five seconds. Poole AC’s Chris Alborough finished in second place as he clocked 33:24, and third was Lee Dempster from Lytchett Manor Striders who finished in 33:28.

Diana Leggott of Lonely Goats RC was the fastest female to cross the finish in 40:50. Lymington Triathlon Club’s Chloe Woolf came in second with a time of 41:14 while Team Bath Athletics Club’s Emily Hilliar claimed third in 41:58.

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