Super Six Xmas

super sixes Holiday fun

You can have your mince pie, eat it and still get yourself out the door this holiday season. Check out our inspiration for events that are more than just a walk in the park, all in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

1Chester Round the Walls Race

The Essar Chester Round the Walls race is one of the oldest races in the country, the Boxing Day running of this race being a near-constant event in the city since its inception in 1972.

The standard route is about 5 miles, starting on the Chester Roodee Racecourse, and following almost the full 2-mile length of the Roman and Medieval walls, to finish back on the racecourse.

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Chester, Cheshsire
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2The Gut Buster

A personalised medal, mulled wine and mince pies for all finishers. What other reason do you need?

Choose from 10k or 10 miles over beautiful multi-terrain courses, the perfect end to your year.

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Mortimer, Berkshire
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3Brutal Longmoor Camp

Race across the Army training camp, tear through the water hole and driver training area and into the wilds of no-man's-land... the perfect antidote for that Christmas holiday indulgence. One or two laps of an 8k course taking you into the sand dunes, with an abundance of hill climbs to follow.

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Longmoor, Liss, Hampshire
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4Liverbird Double Day Marathon day 1

2 Marathons in 2 days to see out the old and bring in the new.

You do have the option to do either one or the other of these, but the real fun is in doing the double. It's up to you how much you drink on New Years Eve, or if you even go to bed at all!

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Liverpool
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5Trionium Knacker Cracker 10K

A New Year's Day trail race to get your knackers into.

Voted Britain's best trail race several times by Runner's World magazine, with 475m of ascent and descent and four ruddy great hills along frosty tracks and pathways to deal with, this hilly 10K is probably one of the toughest races in Britain, and will definitely start the New Year off with a bang.

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Mickleham, Dorking
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6YeAABA New Years Day Dook

An ice cold Scottish New Year's Day dip to remember.

A tradition handed down from the fisher folk, revellers have been braving the icy cold harbour of Broughty Ferry on New Year's Day since as far back as 1891. Rumour has it the event has never once been cancelled and eager swimmers have been known to break the ice with a pickaxe to complete the swim. Bring your toolbox and a hearty sense of willing. It's going to be cold but fun.

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Broughty Ferry, nr Dundee
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