The last Wednesday before Christmas saw the return of our traditional “Paarlauf” Pairs relay run, and a great turnout of over 40 members in cold but thankfully dry conditions, with almost everyone ending up in the Forest for Christmas drinks afterwards

Congratulations to Kay Adenipekun and Paul Baker for being the first pair back (aided by an inspired performance by Kay running almost 4 minutes faster than his expected time). Kay and Paul are now holders of the much coveted K&D golden gnomes until the next Christmas Paarlauf, with the slightly less-coveted wooden spoons (for last place) were awarded to Pete Austin and Richard Lisiecki.

Special thanks to Caroline and Amanda for organising (and coping with all the last minute changes and updates/breakages of the master spreadsheet!), and to the lovely volunteer marshals who made sure that no-one got lost this year!