Ho ho ho

On a cold damp december sunday morning, a bunch of merry old souls thought it would be a good idea to get out of bed early put on some red pyjamas, a santa hat and a beard! The reason for his was the annual event that everyone should experience at least once which is the Liverpool Santa Dash fun run, its only 5k  but the experience is very rewarding. When you 1st leave the house you feel like a right pillock.

team santa

 

Our day started with 3 santas, me Cath and Alison H, we got in the car quickly and zoomed off into town, getting funny looks off passers by and other motorists, you wouldn’t be blamed if people thought we were going to rob a bank! Soon we were joined by Helen, Rachel and Kev and then by Tim and Hydran. In a group of 8 it wasn’t as bad, walking down london rd cars were tooting in amusement at the sight of our merry little gathering completely oblivious of what was happening in Liverpool.
As we made our way across the city to the Starbucks next to the Town hall from every alley way and road, strange people dressed in santa costumes were emerging, all moving in the same direction as if being drawn by a call.

team pillock

sea of santas

A quick stop at starbucks to meet up with Phil, penny and penny’s friend plus FREE coffee and cake we were off again and being joined and joining more and more santas as we descended on the Liver building to be confronted with 6000 santas.

river of santas
 

banana

pooch

The atmosphere builds as you and everyone around you is enchanted by the amazing sight of a sea of red santas and the odd blue ones representing that 2nd-rate liverpool based football team Everton 😛  Then your off and it is just a magical experience seeing thousands of bobbing santas everywhere. The run finally comes to an end and you get you goody bag before our posse made its way back to Supees on Smithdown road for a well deserved breakfast.
 
Next year YOU SHOULD JOIN IN THE FUN I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
 
Take it easy and a HO HO HO to you all 

Will

Wookie santa

Photos by: Cath and Tim

some liverbirdtimbo

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One Response

  1. I got an email from the organisers telling me to check out their pics

    http://www.marathon-photos.com/marathon.html?job=Sports%2FCPUK%2F2007%20Sports%2FLiverpool%20Santa%20Dash;match=533

    I am assuming its Kev.

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