Dear Christmas Pudding Christchurch 10k race entrants,
You may be aware that the race organiser has had to overcome significant problems to put on this race in recent years, most notably after two years of aborted races in succession. This message is being posted on his behalf so that you are aware of the current situation.
Each race aims to generate a small surplus after costs whilst aiming to keep the entry fee to a minimum. This surplus is usually donated in full to local charities and good causes after retaining a float to cover the initial set-up costs for the following year’s race.
The costs of the 2022 race, plus costs from the deferred event in January 2023 (where there was virtually no income) and the December 2023 race (with so many 2022 deferrals affecting income last year), mean that race reserves have been all-but wiped out despite there being no charity donations recently.
While there is a small race reserve, it is not practical to reimburse what may only amount to a few pounds to each of the competitors. Therefore we hope that you will support the organiser’s decision to distribute the small surplus that remains amongst the charities and local good causes who were nominated to benefit from the recent races.
The race organiser has already given the Christmas puddings, that were due to be awarded as finisher mementoes at the December 2023 race, to a food bank charity and once again we hope that you support that decision.
The race organiser has reluctantly come to the decision that last year’s aborted Christmas 10k race will not be rescheduled and we support him unanimously in this decision. At this stage the future of the race is in doubt. Please monitor the race website for more details as the race committee has now disbanded and the race email address will not be monitored.
We thank you for your support and understanding.
The Christmas 10k Race Committee
The Race scheduled for 10 December 2023 was cancelled due to flooding of the course.
The 2022 Christmas 10K road Race took place on Sunday 22 January 2023, rescheduled from 11 December 2022 due to weather.
Race results 22 January 2023
List of Winners: list of previous winners 2022-2023
Photos of the race are available from Charles Whitton Photography
New course record
A New Christmas 10K Course Record (new Course) was set this year by Phil Wylie (Western Tempo) in a time of 30:50 mins
Women's Course Record
A Ladies Course Record was also set by Vickie Ingham with a time of 36:00
(photo: Charles Whitton Photography)
2022 Race results: www.racetimeresult.co.uk/results/christmas-10k2
2021 Race results: 2021 results on Racetimeresults
2019 Race Results my.raceresult.com/144211/
2018 Race Results Christmas 10K 2018 results
2017 Race Results Christmas 10K 2017 results
2016 Race Results Christmas 10K 2016 results
2015 Race Results Christmas 10k 2015 results
Notice of Disqualification due to the use of Personal Music Devices
Our race takes place on public roads. For this reason, due to safety, UK Athletics have strictly prohibited the wearing or use of Personal Music Devices, as is made clear in our rules. Nevertheless a number of runners, 8, were observed to be wearing PMDs and have therefore unfortunately been disqualified. The Notice of Disqualification can be read here: Notice of Disqualification - 2021.