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SANTAS DASH FOR THE EARL MOUNTBATTEN HOSPICE

santadashryde20163Ryde seafront was a sea of red this morning (Sunday) as fun runners took part in the annual Santa Dash in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Nigel Hartley, the hospice’s Chief Executive, got the 5km dash underway at 11:00 in glorious, sunny conditions.

The event raises vital funds for the Newport-based hospice and sees hundreds of people run, jog or walk from the Esplanade, along North Walk and around the sea wall to Puckpool and back again.

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Crowds of spectators cheered on participants along the route.

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