Dashing Manx Santas

If you’re not already in the Christmas spirit, it’s probably because you weren’t at the Isle of Man Bank Santa Dash in Douglas Tuesday.

More than 100 Santas, Elves and reindeer took part in the three-quarters-of-a-mile dash through the streets of Douglas, raising £10,000 for charities on the Isle of Man.

Ryan Fairclough was the fastest Santa – completing the dash in 4 minutes, 28 seconds. He dashed to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

See a video of the dash and read more about the event on

Now that I’m clear of the snow in Northern Virginia, I’m beginning a dash myself – down to the sunny state of Florida, where I’ll rejoin you Christmas Day.

Nollick Ghennal erriu! Happy Christmas Everyone!