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
    12019The PloughWilsford
    22018The Woodhouse ArmsCorby Glen
    32017The Staunton ArmsStaunton
    42016The Red LionCaythorpe
    52015The Geese and FountainCroxton Kerrial
    62014The Manners ArmsKnipton
    72013The PloughStathern
    82012The Staunton ArmsStaunton
    92011The Welby ArmsDentonClosed
    102010The Wheatsheaf InnDry Doddington
    112009The Marquis of GranbyWaltham on the Wolds
    122008The Blue HorseSkillingtonClosed
    132007Houblon ArmsOasbyRe-opening
    142006Blue DogSewstern
    152005The Green ManRopsley
    162004The CrownSproxton
    172003The GriffinIrnham
    182002Black HorseHose
    192001Willoughby ArmsLittle Bytham
    202000Cross SwordsSkillington
    211999Red LionStathernClosed
    221998Cholmeley Arms (Hare and Hounds)Burton Coggles
    231997Nags HeadSaltby
    241996Wagon and HorsesCaythorpe
    251995The WheelBranston
    261994WindmillRedmile
    271993Fighting CocksCorby Glen
    281992PloughWilsford
    291991Welby ArmsAllington
    301990Red LionBottesford
    311989The Dirty DuckWoolsthorpe
    321988Shirley Croft HotelGranthamClosed
    331987White SwanBarrowby
    341986The Dirty DuckWoolsthorpe
    351985The Dirty DuckWoolsthorpe