Around 200 people will burn off their Christmas excesses on Boxing Day (Saturday 26 December) as they head to Forfar for the annual Plum Pudding Plod. Organised by Forfar Road Runners, the 2.75 mile run starts from the back of Lochside Leisure Centre.
From there, runners take an anticlockwise loop of Forfar Loch. The terrain covered is a mixture of grass, road and stony tracks. Organisers welcome runners of all abilities from ‘elite runners to fun runners, walkers and people bored of television and turkey.’
Prizes, including Christmas puddings, will be awarded to category winners, fancy dress runners, and ‘those who look like they have made an extra effort’. All participants will be able to recover post-run with with sweets, tea and coffees available.
Anwar Ansari, who took part in last year’s race, tweeted afterwards: “Great run at the plum pudding plod this morning! Definitely makes you feel less guilty stuffing your face this afternoon.”
For more information, visit the Forfar Road Runners website.