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The Great Xmas Pudding Race returned for a second year to Brighton. One of the wackiest races you have ever seen, the Pudding Race raises funds for Martlets Hospice and Cancer Research UK.

The race is a challenge of dexterity, balance, speed and general silliness. Bearing a tightly gripped christmas pudding contestants negotiated the fun course laid out down New Road. Teams dressed in suitably festive gear, [neither costumes or contestants necessarily built for speed!] thrilled and amused the crowds as they speed decorated a christmas tree, space hoppered a circuit, tripped their way through tyres and ran the gauntlet of giant swinging puddings before finally making their way through an inflatable assault course. Silver Sounds kept the tempo up with their playing and despite a casualty on the first heat with a predisposition for dislocating his shoulder causing a bit of drama and slight delay to the proceedings the event was a huge and extremely enjoyable success for all involved. Think I may get in training for next year! For more information go to

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