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Bumper Christmas Gift To Homeless Charity Thanks To Pudding Race

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Homeless charity Llamau was given a bumper gift of £1138 thanks to JCP Solicitors’ sponsorship of the Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding Race.

Race entrants were able to choose to donate to charity instead of collecting their Christmas pudding as a competitor’s prize. Organised by Brackla Harriers running club, the event, on Sunday 5 December, saw around 800 entrants sign up to brave sand dunes, water features and other rough terrain, with many wearing their best festive fancy dress and enjoying a mince pie and mulled wine along the way!

JCP’s Marketing Director Amy Seppman said: “We were very pleased to be a sponsor for this enjoyable event. For those who like a Christmas pud, we love giving them out, but for those who are not fussed, they were able to donate the cost of their race memento to help boost the charity pot. JCP Solicitors has an office in nearby Cowbridge, so we are always happy to get behind community events like this one, which go ahead on our doorstep and which have been supporting local charities for so long.”

Race Director, Christopher Jeynes, said: “Thanks go out once again to the Mclaggan family for allowing us to use the Estate to run the Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding Run. This race has a unique atmosphere and it is the beginning of the Christmas season for many of us. Warm congratulations to all who took part in 2021, and thanks, as always, to the sponsors and stewards who make sure the event goes ahead safely and without a hitch.”

Big Dipper Competitive Wave - Sponsored by JCP Solicitors

1st Male - Oli Williams from Pontypridd Roadents AC (Defending Champ)
1st Female - Nynke Kuiper from CDF Runners 

Overall Winners – Sponsored by Run and Become

1st Male - Sam Humphrey from Victoria Park Harriers
1st Female - Nynke Kuiper from CDF Runners (the first ever winner of both the Big Dipper and the overall race)
1st Male Vet - Sean Tobin from Bridgend Athletics 
1st Female Vet - Sally Wilder

Big Dipper Fun Wave - Sponsored by JCP Solicitors

31st Male - Alexander James from Seriously Mad Runners
31st Female - Seren Allin from Cardiff Athletics

Jehu Spot Prize winners (numbers randomly chosen)

35th finisher - Osian Davies
438th finisher - Megan Smith

One2One Spot Prize winners (121st in each wave or closest)

Steve Chadwell from Les Croupiers
Clare Moriarty
Ann Davies from Ogmore Phoenix Runners
Antony Lloyd

Other sponsors on race day were Brecon Carreg Water and Hunters Estate Agents.

(Pictured left to right: Ellen - Llamau, Christopher Jeynes, Race Director, Brackla Harriers and Amy Seppman, Marketing Director, JCP Solicitors).