Christmas pudding chased across Weymouth beach

Weymouth Christmas pudding chase 2013 Some 150 runners chased down the Christmas pudding on Weymouth beach for this year's fundraiser

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Runners dressed up as Father Christmas, elves and fairies have chased a "Christmas pudding" across the beach at Weymouth in the name of charity.

The winner, 17-year-old Luke Voss, caught last year's winner, Kit Walker, who was dressed up as a Christmas pudding.

The annual event raises money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Organises estimated about £2,500 was raised on the day with 150 runners taking part.

'Festive spectacle'

The course saw runners take in a loop from the pavilion to The Groyne at Greenhill and back again.

Neil Jarrett, fundraising and volunteer manager for the BHF, said: "We really looked forward to this year's chase the pudding and creating a festive spectacle on Weymouth Beach.

"Despite the weather conditions, it was a lot of fun, and the money raised will help us to continue the life-changing work that we carry out in the local area and across the UK."

The Dorset event, organised by BustinSkin Triathlon and Events, is in its sixth year.

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