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Are you pictured in our gallery from Suffolk Groggy Doggy Race 2017?

PUBLISHED: 13:15 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:15 27 December 2017

Beth Bell, 20, with her terrier cross Olly and Dane Sayer, 28, with his papillon Tilly at the Bungay Groggy Doggy Race 2017. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Beth Bell, 20, with her terrier cross Olly and Dane Sayer, 28, with his papillon Tilly at the Bungay Groggy Doggy Race 2017. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

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Hardy dogs and their owners took part in a chilly Boxing Day fun run around Bungay Common yesterday.

Ellayne Hilton with dog Herbie, Mark Elflett and Ian Chilley with dog Bailey. Picture: GEORGE RYANEllayne Hilton with dog Herbie, Mark Elflett and Ian Chilley with dog Bailey. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Nearly 60 runners and their pets took part in the annual Boxing Day Groggy Doggy cross country run at Bungay Common, near Old Railway Road.

Kathryn Moore from Morningthorpe with Labrador cross Amy and Kevin Keeler from Hempnall with 'sprollie' Dillon. Picture: GEORGE RYANKathryn Moore from Morningthorpe with Labrador cross Amy and Kevin Keeler from Hempnall with 'sprollie' Dillon. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Across the other races, including the junior section, nearly 300 people competed.

Stephanie Hoyle, 52, from Diss, with her 12-year-old spaniel Minstrel. Picture: GEORGE RYANStephanie Hoyle, 52, from Diss, with her 12-year-old spaniel Minstrel. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

The races were started by the town reeve Stephen Went and those in the main race were soon making a colourful ribbon around the banks of the River Waveney in bright sunshine, in muddy conditions.

Helen Reglen, 50, with her 10-year-old wirehaired vizsla called George. Picture: GEORGE RYANHelen Reglen, 50, with her 10-year-old wirehaired vizsla called George. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

They completed two laps of the picturesque course, about five miles in all, while those with dogs completed one lap.

A group with their dogs for the Bungay Groggy Doggy Race 2017. Picture: GEORGE RYANA group with their dogs for the Bungay Groggy Doggy Race 2017. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Many took part in fancy dress with a fair few Father Christmases about and there were prizes for the best dressed and the muddiest.

Ian Gardner, 60, with his four-year-old English setter Blue. Picture: GEORGE RYANIan Gardner, 60, with his four-year-old English setter Blue. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

The race has been organised by the Bungay Black Dog Running Club for nearly 30 years.

Beccles residents Donna Mills, 53, with collie Alf and Joe Bean, 25, with 'sprocker' Bob. Picture: GEORGE RYANBeccles residents Donna Mills, 53, with collie Alf and Joe Bean, 25, with 'sprocker' Bob. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

Town mayor Mary Matthews presented the prizes at the end.

Dan and Alfie Chapman, 30 and 25 respectively, with Bernie and Noodle. Picture: GEORGE RYANDan and Alfie Chapman, 30 and 25 respectively, with Bernie and Noodle. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

The Groggy Doggy Race 2017 in Bungay. Picture: GEORGE RYANThe Groggy Doggy Race 2017 in Bungay. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

James Kershaw, 20, with cocker spaniel Alan. Picture: GEORGE RYANJames Kershaw, 20, with cocker spaniel Alan. Picture: GEORGE RYAN

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