The Hills Were Alive With The Sound of Bells!

20 GoodGymers made their way 9.9km in a race in Exeter.

  • Exeter runner
  • Exeter runner
  • Florence Lock
  • Claire Turner
  • Klara Kjellgren
  • Tom Willcocks
  • Rosie McTigue
  • Sarah Benthall
  • Exeter runner
  • Lisa
  • Pete Hodges
  • Lawrence Schneck
  • Anna Cawrse
  • Nic Walker
  • Paddy Myers
  • Bianca Smith
  • Katie
  • John Hillman
  • Catt
  • Chloe Pooley
Sunday, 15th of December 2019
Led by Klara Kjellgren

20 fantastic #GGwinterwarriors came along for this AMAZING CHRISTMAS RACE on the beautiful hills of Haldon!

It was a cold and early start but ever such a beautiful morning when we gathered on Haldon to take part in the Jingle Bell Run. Amazing to see so many of you there and with such brilliant outfits, including reindeer antlers, tinsel, holly, Santa hats, flashing Christmas lights and a great variation of Christmas leggings (some leggings more interesting than others he he he.. No names mentioned here!).

At 9 am we set off running, some doing one 5 k lap and others 2 laps and a total of 10 k. Now, we had been warned it would be a hilly run, but I think we were all slightly surprised just quite how hilly! The run basically went downhill for half and then straight up a very, very, veeeeeery long and steep hill. I bet you were all happy about all those hill reps I have made you do in the group runs over the autumn, preparing you for this!

Despite being a touch hilly it was a stunning run, following beautiful trails between the pine trees and with stunning views over Exeter and the estruary far bellow. Also amazing to see everyone giving it all they had! Such AMAZING effort by all! Lots of smiles, laughing and cheering taking part throughout the run in true GG spirit too!

At the finishing line we all gathered to cheer each other on, sharing sweets and treats before heading over to the cafe for a well deserved coffee and some Swedish pepparkakor. Thank you Jo for bringing these! I will save the rest for the group run on Tuesday next week, where I hope to see you all! But first.. see you in a bit for our Christmas drinks! Yay! What a brilliant day for the GoodGym Exeter!

Finally, a big thank you to CityRuns for such a well organised race, such lovely volunteers and marshalls keeping us safe and on the right track throughout the run!

Report written by Klara Kjellgren

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Lawrence Schneck
Lawrence Schneck
Sunday December 15th, 2019 14:22

Great race! Looking forward to some pancake flat running next week. Please no hills.

Klara Kjellgren
Klara Kjellgren
Sunday December 15th, 2019 19:22

ha ha ha ok.. no hills.. my Christmas gift to the group! Plus some other treats 😉

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