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Robbo Makes a Dashing Santa!

Mike Robinson

On a freezing cold Sunday morning LFE’s Mike Robinson braved the north west’s sub-zero temperatures to complete a 5k Santa Dash through Liverpool’s city centre in aid of CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity.

More than 7,000 runners wearing Santa suits took to the streets for the annual Santa Dash.

The 5k course ran through the city centre from the Liver Buildings to finish in front of the Town Hall.

Mike and Donna Robinson - Santa Dash 2008

This years event brought Santas from far and wide with the furthest travelling from Oslo and the remainder coming from destinations the length and breadth of the UK.

But, despite the biggest turn-out to date, the event fell short of the world record for the largest Santa gathering and Las Vegas retained the title.

However, Mike and his wife Donna celebrated their achievement and raised a total of £100 for CLIC Sargent.

He said:

“Liverpool was a sea of red with the occasional blue Santa supporting the Evertonian contingent and it was great to see how much support there was on the streets for all of the Dashers.”

“It was a really enjoyable and memorable start to a chilly Sunday morning and one I will be repeating next year.”

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