MALVERN runners Kim Alston and Lesley Ashton ran the Santa Dash fundraiser for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

They joined more than 230 fun runners in festive costume in a two-mile effort.

Ashton, representing Malvern Vegan Runners, finished in fourth place overall and was first woman.

Meanwhile, club-mate Diane Wynne achieved first in her category in the Winter Warrior Dirt Run in the seasonally muddy Wyre forest.

The 10-kilometre race was also in support of St Richard’s Hospice.