The monthly 5k Whitworth Thread on Saturday went ahead as usual but with a slight change to the usual route due to Christmas Market being held in Whitworth Park. Back to normal route next month. 62 runners braved the cold and the slightly longer route, many dressed in festive costumes, including Sumo wrestlers, a full pint of beer, dreadlocks, Santas, Elves and a smattering of antlers. Matt Nichols was the race winner in 19.25 followed by MACs MV55 Bob Foreman in 20.38 and a great run from MACs U16 Charlie Unsworth in 20.50. 1st lady was LV60 Pat Goodall of Totley AC in 24.45. Other notable MAC runs – John Thorpe 9th in 22.05, Ozzy Unsworth 22.50, Dave Clough 22.56, Jacob Rifkin 24.06 and 1st junior girl Mae Berrisford in 27.31. Although really everyone deserved a medal to turn out and run on such a bitterly cold day. £52.20 was donated to the Whitworth Park fund for essential maintenance.