Lights, Ale Trail, Relays..SHOCK!

I do love a Christmas quiz. On searching for new and interesting Christmas trivia for a quiz I came across this little question;

Q: Who is Rudolf’s Father?

A: Donner.

I’m also a firm believer in a little extra research e.g. let’s just check that course that 80% of people got a PB on.

It seems there are 2 quoted answers for the Rudolf’s who the Daddy question, Donner and Blitzen. With the North Pole having long cold, dark nights and all those Reindeer being kept together, not knowing who’s been dipping their antlers into whose eggnog is not that surprising. However I continued my research…

The answer is right on his guilty face. Yes Santa is Rudolf’s Father!! He can fit down chimneys, stop time and is immortal..his Santa juice can also cross species.


The EVRC Christmas Diary

Wednesday 21/12/16, 19:00: Christmas Lights + Fuddle.


A Christmas tradition. We start at HQ and head off together for a tour of the local neighbourhood looking for Christmas lights. We have a ~3mile route for lights viewing and then it’s either a dash back to HQ or splinter off in groups for another few miles.

On return to the club we stuff our faces full off food…don’t forget to bring your fuddle food contribution.

The Route 2016. 3miles.

HQ to Sandiacre Lights. Cross over and turn right past Sandiacre Xmas Tree

Turn left onto DOROTHY AVENUE

1. Dorothy’s sparkly passage.

Run along the avenue

Exit Dorothy Avenue right onto Longmoor lane

Head along Longmoor Lane for ~250m and turn right onto HAYWORTH ROAD

~150m up Hayworth on the right is WILLOWS RISE cul de sac

2. Willow’s Shimmering Rise

Pop into Willows rise then head back out continuing up (right) Hayworth Road. Pause to admire various drippings of fairy lights for about 600m then turn right onto SHAFTESBURY AVENUE

3. Shaftesbury’s big glowing baubles

Run down Shaftesbury and exit turning left up York Avenue

~300m up York Avenue take a right into RICHMOND AVENUE cul de sac.

4. Richmond’s big twinkle

Exit Richmond Avenue and turn right onto Lancaster Avenue.

~300m turn right onto Netherfield Road

~150m take a slight right hand detour onto Mountfield Avenue for a little fairy light oasis at the top of the road

Return to NETHERFIELD ROAD and continue down

5. Netherfield’s Nether regions Glowing Grotto

Continue downhill back onto Hayworth and then onto Longmoor.

The End. From here you can continue onto Long Eaton etc for an extended run or do another lap (or 2/3/4) of the lights run as hill reps.

Monday 26/12/16. Boxing Day turkey run.

A boxing day trundle round Wollaton Park. About 5.5miles worth of burning off cake. Mid-morning time TBC.

Tuesday 27/12/16, 11:00. Notts AC Xmas Relays

We have 4 teams entered. As it stands I need 3 more definite people to complete the teams. If you’ve added your name to the list you’re in. If you fancy a run out let me know and I’ll get your name down.

2 x “Affiliated” teams (Vet+Open+Lady+Open)

1 x Ladies team

1 x Vets team

Wednesday 28/12/16.  EVRC Ale Trail

Holy Bush Inn, Belper, DE56 0RX

A relaxed off road run starting and finishing at a very nice pub and you get a pint as Christmas present from EVRC. Sounds a fine way of spending an afternoon.


Then we’re into 2017.

Happy Christmas!