Christmas Eve Social Run

This tradition was started by Grantham Athletics Club back in 1985, in recent years Grantham Running Club has taken over the organising of the event. There were a couple of rules for the destination pub

  • Serves Real Ale
  • Has a good fire
  • Serve good food
  • Runners congregate at a members house or other location for tea/coffee and mince pies before heading off. Clothes to change into at the destination are dropped off here and transported to the pub. The run is approximately 11 miles with a shorter run joining from approximately 5 miles, participants generally dress up as Father Christmas or other Chritmas characters. Plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The route tries to use off road paths, old railway line to minimise the distance on roads.

    Below is a list of the pubs the run has terminated at for some drinks and food for those that what to stay. Some how each year we all manage to get back home.

    No.YearPubLocationStatus
    12018TBATBA
    22017The Staunton ArmsStaunton
    32016The Red LionCaythorpe
    42015The Geese and FountainCroxton Kerrial
    52014The Manners ArmsKnipton
    62013The PloughStathern
    72012The Staunton ArmsStaunton
    82011The Welby ArmsDentonClosed
    92010The Wheatsheaf InnDry Doddington
    102009The Marquis of GranbyWaltham on the Wolds
    112008The Blue HorseSkillingtonClosed
    122007Houblon ArmsOasbyRe-opening
    132006Blue DogSewstern
    142005The Green ManRopsley
    152004The CrownSproxton
    162003The GriffinIrnham
    172002Black HorseHose
    182001Willoughby ArmsLittle Bytham
    192000Cross SwordsSkillington
    201999Red LionStathernClosed
    211998Cholmeley Arms (Hare and Hounds)Burton Coggles
    221997Nags HeadSaltby
    231996Wagon and HorsesCaythorpe
    241995The WheelBranston
    251994WindmillRedmile
    261993Fighting CocksCorby Glen
    271992PloughWilsford
    281991Welby ArmsAllington
    291990Red LionBottesford
    301989The Dirty DuckWoolsthorpe
    311988Shirley Croft HotelGranthamClosed
    321987White SwanBarrowby
    331986The Dirty DuckWoolsthorpe
    341985The Dirty DuckWoolsthorpe