Sat 16 Dec 2017, Hurst Green
With an emphasis on fun and Christmas costumes, the Hurst Green Turkey Trot saw an amazing array of Christmas, and not so Christmas, fancy dress. A group from Trawden AC even set up a bar out on the course! The start area had to be pushed forward because of frozen tracks so the run was about 5 miles. There were icy patches out on the trails, although there was plenty of mud too but not the knee-deep gunge of recent years! Kevin Hunt was 17th in his Christmas jumper whilst Andrew Acklam and Andy Grimshaw were not far behind. Sue Wickham and Kari Edwards ran too in Christmas outfits. The prizewinning, which this year was at St Peters Social Club, has achieved legendary status with the winners being loaded up with numerous Christmas goods. Category winners too took home some loot and there were plenty of spot prizes for the best costumes. The winner was Carl Bell, who had travelled from Keswick and the ladies’ winner was Nichola Jackson.