There’s the route, which is a great multi-terrain course, along streams, over weirs, up lovely hillside tracks, intense woodland with glimpses through the autumn thinned out trees of Painswick, in the heart if the Cotswolds.
Once the mud has subsided from your shoes, it’s time to run through the Church yard with 99 trees. A bit further along is the view down the Stroud Valley, before a downhill stretch to the finish of the race.
There’s clearly no shortage of Santas this time of year, nor Nativity themes either.
The Reindeer costumes get hot, so some choose to wear less.
Yes, that’s a Penguin, yes that’s a present, yes that’s Storm Troopers, yes that’s a Sprout and Christmas pudding
Last year Ian, pictured above, attempted to put an Elf & Safety sticker on all runners and spectators