Chilly Dip For Scilly Santas

santa dash and splash 2015_2Almost a hundred people dressed up in Father Christmas outfits for the second ‘Santa Dash and Splash’ event yesterday.

The 3.5km walk or fun run around St Mary’s was launched last year and for the second- fundraiser for the Kids charity, organiser Wez Swain added an extra twist – a plunge into the chilly sea at Porthmellon.

Wez says he wanted to add the new element to create “something crazy.”

He accepts that wading into the water in December is “a ridiculous idea” but says people could choose between dipping at toe in the water through to a full run into the sea.

Wez says the event will evolve further in 2016 although he won’t reveal his plans for next Christmas yet.

But he promises that it won’t be as challenging as yesterday’s chilly finale.