Santa Fun Run

Things got rather festive in Henley this weekend.

Tom and I ran the Henley Santa Fun Run this morning. 2 miles from the Rowing museum, past the train station and back again. The race included a number of children, families, dogs and locals out for a little run in the sunshine. It was such a friendly get-together, and our first proper Henley community activity.

Henley Santa Fun Run

Since it was technically my rest day, we didn’t exactly push the pace – it was amusing seeing all the kids absolutely bolt away from the start, only to come to a walk about 200m in to the race. One Mum even had to give her daughter a piggy back! Guess pacing doesn’t get easier!!

Although there weren't medals, we had hot chocolate and cookies to end the run. Winning. 

Henley Santa Fun Run

Although there weren’t medals, we had hot chocolate and cookies to end the run. Winning.

Feeling fully festive, we capitalised on this by hanging my wreath. I’d made it at a wreath making event in a nearby village with my Aunt on Thursday night and am quite proud of it. I think this may be a tradition now.


Henley Santa Fun Run

We also picked out our tree – the biggest I’ve ever had – and decorated it with the help of my cousin Lucy. She and I had a cheery red cup hot chocolate in Henley earlier in the day, whilst doing a spot of Christmas shopping. All in all, a perfect Sunday.

We’re continuing with our Christmas traditions next week with a family trip for Afternoon Tea and a musical in London, ice-skating and a friends dinner before I fly to New Zealand to spend the holidays with my Mum, Step-Dad, Granny and other family over there.

I hope you had an excellent weekend too. Tomorrow I’m sharing tips on how to balance an active lifestyle and long commutes, including plenty of tips from readers! Thank you to everyone who sent me some!!



  1. December 5, 2016 / 9:01 am

    Santa run looks fun, I blogged the inflatable santa 5k last weekend, was the most fun ever! Love the wreath 🙂 There was a wreath making workshop near me this week but I missed it! Next time!

    • charlotte
      December 5, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      That looks SO much fun, wish that we had something like that!

  2. December 5, 2016 / 10:14 am

    My kids are into the sprint and walk method of training. You are right – pacing is never easy at any age in a short race! Your wreath is super cute. We cut our Christmas tree and decorated on Saturday. It’s beginning to feel like Christmas!

    • charlotte
      December 5, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Thank you – love the sprint/walk method hah it was so amusing!

  3. December 5, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I just may have a long long long one in my near future.

    • charlotte
      December 5, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Oh now long long long commute doesn’t sound great! But hopefully it’s for a good reason 🙂

    • charlotte
      December 5, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you!!

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