Runners were rewarded with hot mulled win and a warm mince pie on finishing the multi-terrain Hook Norton Christmas Canter.
Kieran White (Hercules Wimbledon) was the first to sample the festive fayre, having clocked 41min 3sec for the hilly course of approximately seven miles.
He was chased the whole way by Kenilworth Runners’ Connor Carson, who was runner-up and first over-40 in 42:08.
Spa Striders’ Will Johnson was third in 44:38, with clubmate Jo Fleming the third female in 52:13.
The winning lady was Diane Moore of Headington Road Runners in 49:15.
Selected others (Spa Striders unless stated): 12, Chris Mckeown (47:41); 14, Andrew Graham (48:09); 34, Daniel Fleming (52:52); 43, Richard Steel (Kenilworth Runners, 53:55); 58, Fiona Edwards (56:04); 59, Hartwig Busch (56:25); 64, Nick Adams (57:02); 71, Caroline Whitehouse (58:22); 83, Nick Blythe (1:01:10); 92, Ruth Tennant (1:02:22); 105, Tom Dable ( Kenilworth Runners, 1:03:33); 123, Helen Forrest (1:06:44); 142, Sandra Stokes (1:13:40); 144, Pauline Dable (Kenilworth Runners, 1:13:52).
Kenilworth Runners’ Daniel Mitchell ran his first race since May due to injury and illness at the Wellington Monument 10k race in Somerset, finishing an excellent 12th in 39:17.
Wayne Briggs was first home for Kenilworth Runners at the Coventry parkrun, finishing 15th in 19:22.
He was followed by Dave Pettifer (31st in 20:37) and Louise Andrews who was 44th overall and first lady in 21:09.