Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Two hundred soaking Santas complete festive Manx dash

Isle of Man Santa Dash 2012 - Photo Steve Babb
Last year's event raised about £14,000 for a variety of local charities

About 200 people dressed as Father Christmas set a new record for the Isle of Man's annual Santa Dash, held in heavy rain in Douglas.

In total, 206 people completed the one mile (1.6km) race, with Stephen Garret winning in four minutes 27 seconds.

Last year's record of 131 people was well beaten despite the weather.

Race organiser John Lindon said: "It was a fantastic spectacle and quite remarkable that so many braved the weather to compete."

Last year's event raised about £14,000 for a variety of local charities.

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