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2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:48 pm
by Kintyre Forum News
A huge well done to the organisers of the first official Campbeltown Santa Dash that took place today! The event, originally to be held in December was cancelled due to the adverse weather but organisers decided to hold the event today and what a great turn out.

A real sense of community spirit with the organisers helped by the Young Farmers and Coastguard. The Dash started off at the Aqualibrium led by a Glenside Tractor. The energetic young ones set the pace racing to the cross leaving many behind but there was great laughter as the Santas raced up the Main Street to the top of Castlehill. Pit stop at the bottom of Ralston Road allowed the mums pushing prams to catch up and then it was off again up to Meadows Avenue and across to Tomaig Road before heading down on to Witchburn Road. Again, everyone re-grouped as they entered the Main Street for a second time and then headed up Longrow. The pace was just right for everyone to enjoy and the banter was great. Finally entering McCallum Street and heading back to the finish at the Aqualibrium the tractor raced off to allow aa sprint finish for a few who had the energy on a day when everyone was a winner!

Everyone received a medal at the end before retiring to the Mussel Ebb Cafe in the Aqualibrium for some well deserved hot and cold drinks and cakes!

Huge well done to the organisers, Aileen McLennan (Town Centre Manager), Jog Scotland and Lindsay Owen, the Active Schools Co-ordinater. (apologies if anyone is missed)

Great day with lots of happy, smiling familes. 8) Well done

Aologies for some of the blurred images, was too busy dashing about!

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Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:05 pm
by numberplease
Some brilliant pictures there, well done everybody!

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:39 pm
by lindsay owen
Great photos!

A huge thank-you to all of the Santas who turned up this morning to compete in Campbeltown's first ever Santa Dash. It was a great success with just over 40 santas competing despite the poor weather.

On completion of the dash, all of the Santas enjoyed a well deserved hot chocolate, tea or coffee. Thank you to the Mussel Ebb Bistro for the catering.

Thank-you to the Young Farmers, Coastgaurd and Jog Scotland volunteers who helped with stewarding and escort vehicles, your help was much appreciated.

Any feedback will be greatly received as we look into making the Santa Dash an annual event in Campbeltown.

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:52 pm
by Pans Lass
Really enjoyed being part of this event today just to see so many smiling/laughing faces . Great race report KFN , you could not have said it any better , and the photos really captured what the day was all about , thank you. !! :wink:

And who said you cant have a Santa Dash in January !!!

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:22 am
by EMDEE
Looks like a fun event, and congratulations to the local community on their "indefatigability" in holding the event in January. Same applies to my old primary school, Dalintober, on holding their concert in January and raising so much money!

There is a great community spirit in Kintyre! :D

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:10 pm
by jdcarra
EMDEE wrote:There is a great community spirit in Kintyre! :D


As always :) ,and looks like all had a great time with some excellent photo's KFN.

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:40 pm
by Lossit Lass
Aww, looks like everyone had a really good time!! & such good pics :) Felt like I was jogging (NOT!) right along side you guys. Thanks for posting, KFN!

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:28 pm
by linda_j
Looks like a fab day was had...:D

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:55 pm
by fiona28
Yip well done folks. I think Lindsay summed it all up on behalf of us all. Cannot thank all of you who turned out enough for being such great sports and entering into the spirit of things - just a "Great Wee Toon" right enough.
11 months till the next one 8)

I must also say a well done to all my wee companions -didnt those kids do well running just under two miles!!!!

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:48 pm
by kmc
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Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:26 am
by smiles
Great photos! Well done to everyone!

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:04 pm
by numberplease
Those photos have really whetted my appetite for our return visit in June, also noticed our favourite eaterie in the background of one picture.

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:37 pm
by Lossit Lass
The more the merrier....thanks kmc :)

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:23 pm
by tilly
Well done photos of Santa dash brilliant great to see so many turn out for this event, roll on Decemeber for a bigger greater event.
Tilly :D

Re: 2011-01-15 Santa Dash in Campbeltown

PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:37 pm
by Kintyre Forum News
More photos by the Courier