Cardiff santa jog cancelled due to snow

December 3, 2010 3 Comments »
Cardiff santa jog cancelled due to snow

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A charity Santa jog has been postponed until after Christmas due to the weather.

The British Heart Foundation Cymru’s event was due to take place in Bute Park this Sunday but the charity said the risk of snow showers and freezing conditions meant it was unsafe to go ahead.

Hannah Townsend, BHF Cymru’s Events Organiser said: “We have had to take this decision to cancel this Sunday’s event due to severe weather warnings issued this morning by the Met Office for Sunday. We have surveyed the paths this morning at Bute Park and they are really treacherous with thick ice and unlikely to thaw by Sunday.

“We have made every effort to try to and get a supply of grit to the route but the current snow crisis has meant delays in grit deliveries to the city.

“Naturally we are very very disappointed as we had a record number of pre-registered participants this year and a huge excitement – this is always a truly fabulous fun and festive event.”

The event is now due to go ahead on Sunday 23rd January 2011.

Participants who want more information can call 0800 169 3672 or email westevents@bhf.org.uk

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3 Comments

  1. aledwynne December 3, 2010 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Aw, gutted! I was looking forward to this. I've got snow boots ready and everything!

    Maybe I'll go for a walk round Cardiff in my Santa suit anyway!

  2. Katey Pigden December 3, 2010 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    It's disappointing but it does give me more time to make sure I improve my fitness!

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