Christmas pudding chased across Weymouth beach

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

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.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites