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Jingle Bell Run

Published on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:24

More than 200 runners in Santa hats braved the winter chill to take part in this year’s Jingle Bell Race events on Sunday December 17.

Athletes of all ages competed across four events, culminating in a 4.5km seniors race with a grandstand finish at Pitreavie Athletics Centre’s race track.

This is the third year of this increasingly popular festive event which included a Christmas Cracker family relay race; Juniors Jingle Bell race for 7-13-year-olds; and the Rudolph Racerunner Relay - a 5km relay event on the track for the club’s Racerunners division.

Winning the Junior one mile race was Kyle Macfarlane, 13; with sister Erin Macfarlane, 12, taking the girl’s prize. Training partners Ben Sandilands of Fife Athletics Club, and Jemma Jamieson of Pitreavie AAC took first male and female prize in the senior run. Jemma’s third time taking the prize makes her the unbeaten female in the event’s history.

Race Director, Nicola Moriarty, said: “The idea behind the Jingle Bell Run was to provide an inclusive event for all ages and abilities. We are delighted to see runners from far and wide taking up the idea with such enthusiasm. This year was our biggest ever and we hope to see even more runners taking part next year.”

Despite the icy conditions, race organisers were able to map out a new route for the junior and main race to ensure a safe course. Prizes were donated by event sponsor Tommy Lawrence Sports Massage and by club sponsor Run4It, with everyone who participated receiving a Santa hat and festive medal.  

Well-known Glasgow runner Jay Semple, travelled from the West Coast for the third year running to take part in the event with his young son. The blind runner, famous for always wearing a kilt during races, was guided by Pitreavie member Colin Lamont.

The senior race also saw a large turn-out from the club’s Endurance section, which has seen its membership grow from 30 to nearly 100 this year, as the last event in the sections championship series.  

Race results are available here.  




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