Where/when/what will you run on Christmas Day?

It's Christmas Day and all through the land, runners will run as their programmes demand!

It's Christmas Day and we wish you all the best for a wonderful day filled with everything that you asked for, lots of good food and of course, your favourite run or training session because, whilst most people will be using Christmas Day for the chance to put their feet up and have a jolly, lazy time, most runners love the opportunity to get out for a Christmas Day run, parkrun or training session in the daylight on quiet roads or trails.

There are a few considerations to make before setting off through the door:

When will you run? -  The timing of the Christmas Dinner will probably dictate the answer to this, or it may need to fit in around family and visitor demands. If you eat in the late afternoon or evening you will certainly need to run before but if your meal is scheduled for lunch time, you may be able to go in the evening, once it has been digested enough. However, consideration should be given to all the extra snacks that may be on offer. If you keep snacking on mince pies and chocolates once the meal is over, an evening run won't feel so good!

Where will you run? - If it is during the daylight you may want to get off road and into the countryside. Whether it's hills, beach or forests there is no better start to Christmas Day than being out in the fresh air with soft ground under your feet!

What will you run? - Are you heading out for an easy run or will you spice it up with a bit of fartlek or even some hill reps perhaps? Or you may even go for a 5km effort at one of the many parkruns that are on offer on Christmas Day.

Or - it may be that you have a traditional run that you do every Christmas Day. Every Christmas, the Bowland Fell Runners run to a lone Christmas tree that thrives on top of one of the nearby fells. They take decorations with them to drape and hang on the tree and a few Carol sheets so that they can sing when they get there. Do you have a run that you do every Christmas?

Whenever, wherever and whatever you do we hope you have a lovely Christmas Day run! Leave a message on our facebook page to tell us where you went, what you did and what time you did it!