11 Dec

Runners Brave The Cold At Christmas Cracker

Runners at Christmas Cracker 5K Challenge

238 competitors braved icy weather to take part in jogscotland's Christmas Cracker 5K Challenge at Strathclyde Park on Sunday (9 December). Organisers had to reroute the course due to the hazardous underfoot conditions, extending the distance by 0.7k.

Participants included Christopher Brookmyre, author of novels such as Quite Ugly One Morning and Boiling A Frog; the 44-year-old recorded a time of 41:12. George Pettet took first place (21:18) and Lesley Clarkson finishing fastest female in 23:15.

jogscotland programmes coordinator Ann Davison said: "It was a great day with everyone who took part giving their all to make it a really special event, with a fun, festive atmosphere. We were so pleased to be able to hold the run despite the ice, and thanks to everyone for bearing with us as we thought on our feet to make sure there was a course we could get people round safely.

"We had people of all ages and abilities doing their very best and great support too. There were some particularly good costumes this year, with turkeys, Christmas puddings and even a unicyclist making their way around the course!"

For a full list of results visit our race listings page.