Dorset

Santas chase Christmas pudding across Weymouth beach

The start of the pudding chase on Weymouth beach Image copyright Bustinskin Events Ltd
Image caption Last year's winner Luke Voss was dressed up as the Christmas pudding

About 280 runners dressed in Santa suits have chased a "Christmas pudding" across Weymouth beach for charity.

The winner Rob Wood caught last year's champion, 18-year-old Luke Voss, who was dressed up as the pudding.

This year the annual Dorset event raised money for local charity the Will Mackaness Trust.

The Wey Valley School pupil died of a brain tumour in 2008. The trust aims to give more water sport opportunities to young people in Weymouth and Portland.

Image copyright Will Mackaness Trust
Image caption Wey Valley School pupil Will Mackaness died of a brain tumour in 2008

Organisers estimate about £2,000 has been raised by the event, which last year was attended by about 150 people.

The 5km (three-mile) course saw entrants run from the pavilion to The Groyne at Greenhill, and back again.

The event, organised by Bustinskin Events Ltd, is in its seventh year.

Image copyright Bustinskin Events Ltd
Image caption The 5km (three-mile) course saw entrants run from Weymouth Pavilion to The Groyne at Greenhill, and back again

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