Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fun Runners Smash Record

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fun Runners Smash Record

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Byline: SONIA SHARMA Reporter

RECORD numbers took part in an annual fun run along the coast on Boxing Day.

The Woodlawn Xmas Pudding Fun Run in Whitley Bay attracted 1,066 participants - a 21% increase on last year's 883 runners.

Brenda Boyd, secretary of Woodlawn School's Parents & Friends Association, said: "Over the years the number of people taking part has increased gradually. In fact if the weather is bad the number goes down.

"This huge jump in participants was wonderful but unexpected. We ran out of puddings and certificates. Thankfully everybody was really good about it and many runners re-gifted their puddings to people who crossed the line after them.

"We'd like to thank everyone who took part for their great good humour and effort, including all those who helped organise and marshall the run."

The North Shields Poly Athletics Club and Woodlawn Parents & Friends Association prepared 1,000 Start Fitness bags with a Christmas pudding and a certificate. …

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