Wurr is a blur as runners work up an appetite for Christmas dinner

Spa Striders line up ahead of the Christmas morning run around St Nicholas Park in Warwick. Picture submitted
Spa Striders line up ahead of the Christmas morning run around St Nicholas Park in Warwick. Picture submitted

Sixty-one runners enjoyed working up an appetite for their turkey dinners in the annual Christmas morning run organised jointly by Leamington C&AC and Kenilworth Runners.

Runners were greeted with a sunny but frosty morning for the 3.4-mile course which took-in four laps of St Nicholas Park in Warwick.

First home was former Leamington C&AC athlete Simon Wurr, now running for Thames Hare and Hounds, in a time of 17min 52sec, with second place going to Ben Tawney (first non-club runner) in 19:43.

Marc Curtis (Kenilworth Runners) was third in 19:46, with Matt Butler the first Leamington C&AC runner home in 20:58 for fifth.

The morning raised £270 for Myton Hospice.

Selected results (Kenilworth Runners unless stated): 1, Simon Wurr (Thames Hare & Hounds S M 17:52); 2 Ben Tawney (unattached, 19:43); 3, Marc Curtis (19:46); 4, Richard Marsh (19:54); 5, Matt Butler (Leamington C&AC, 20:58); 7, Richard Broadbent (21:26); 9, Dave Potter (Leamington C&AC, 21:45); 10, Nick Tawney (Leamington C&AC, 21:52); 11, Stewart Underhill (22:09); 12, Richard Steel (22:10); 13 Peter Taylor (Leamington C&AC, 22:47); 14, Susie Tawney (Leamington C&AC, 22:51); 15 Jimmy Atkins (23:01); 16, Brian Miller (Leamington C&AC, 23:09); 17, Sara Habib (23:14); 18, Ivor Westmore (Spa Striders, 23:20); 22, Stan Alexander (24:15); 25, Jayne Mumford (24:35); 26, Nick Adams (Spa Striders, 24:41); 27=, Noel Butler (Leamington C&AC, 24:46), Tim Cadd (Leamington C&AC, 24:46); 30, Caroline Whitehouse (Spa Striders, 25:17); 34 Tom Dable (26:52); 35 Joanna Todd (Regency Runners, 27:17); 36, Amanda Wiggins (Spa Striders, 27:55); 40, Rod Goodwin (28:49); 43=, Pauline Dable, Stef Lunn, Simon Mottishead, Michael Scandrett, Sheela Kennedy (all 29:35); 48 Beth Gawthorpe (Spa Striders, 31:17); 51, Cassie Oury (Spa Striders, 31:52); 52, Hannah Smith (Spa Striders, 32:15); 53, Mick Crust (32:30.