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Thursday, December 26, 2013
It has become a Boxing Day tradition and the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs of the day before.
A record turnout of 320 runners took part in the Groggy Doggy cross-country race around The Common at Bungay.
A fun feature of the event, organised by Bungay Black Dog Running Club, is that dogs are positively encouraged and about 50 canines of all shapes and sizes joined their owners for a one or two-lap workout.
Race organiser Bobbie Sauerzapf said conditions were easy compared to some years but there was nevertheless an icy stretch of river to cross and plenty of treacherous mud to slip and slide through - thankfully resulting in no injuries.
Boy and girl winners of a junior race for nine to 12s were Tye Elvin-Andrews and Izzie Woods; Louis Breyer and Lauren Howe took the one-lap under-17 prizes; male and female winners of the five-mile two-lap race were Norwich Road Runner Simon Millett and Vicky Neil; first dog home in the one-lap race was rough-coated terrier Sandy (accompanied by Peter Chapman).